Screen Innovations (SI) which is known best for its optical screen materials such as Black Diamond, announced an all-new, completely re-engineered version of its popular Solo family of screens. Solo, which touted the smallest cassette ever made, was designed as the first motorized screen solution to fit into the architecture and design of an environment enabling rollable, display-like images for a fraction of the cost.

The aptly-named, Solo 2 is suited to continue that legacy, with a new even more compact cassette design that is 17% smaller than the original, but with a much wider array of options such as sizes up to 160” diagonal and nearly any power option imaginable.

One of those notable power options is a rechargeable motor option, a patent-pending design that uses a magnetic charging port to recharge a lithium-powered motor. In addition to the rechargeable motor, a low-voltage (24v) motor is available, both which greatly simplify the integration and installation process. AC power options are newly available with wireless (RTS) or wired (RS485) control.

“The only thing that we’ve been doing for the last year is listening. Everyone loves Solo but wanted more size, more power, reverse roll capability, serviceability, and robustness. We are delivering exactly that with Solo 2, a completely re-engineered product” said Ryan Gustafson, CEO at SI. “And by completely re-engineered, I mean absolute simplicity.”

Material options have not skimped either with options such as Slate, SI’s popular optical (ambient-light rejecting) material, and “Short Throw” making Solo 2 the world’s only motorized screen with an optical material specifically suited for ultra-short throw projectors. Additionally, SI has included their highly refined white and gray materials, also rated for 8k projection and reproduce the purest possible image.

SI is accepting Solo 2 pre-orders now and will begin shipping starting on April 2nd.