Screen Innovations Announces Solo 3 Projection Screens Range
Everything's better in Texas, or is that “bigger”? Either way, Austin-based specialists in projection screens, Screen Innovations, has announced its refined Solo 3 motorised projection screen cassettes that blend beautifully into indoor and outdoor environments.
With a myriad of customisation, integration, and installation options, its new line of design-centred motorised projection screen cassettes blends into the surrounding environment so well that they go virtually unnoticed.
The clean, sharp lines of the self-contained cassette reflect today's architectural trends, nodding to contemporary and minimalist interiors. Unlike most other motorised projection screen cassettes, Solo 3 is manufactured as one seamless unit with no visual demarcation of the end caps. Units come powder-coated in white or black and can be painted to match the surrounding surface. Alternatively, when mounted above the ceiling, the entire cassette vanishes. The new Solo 3 replaces SI's legacy 3 and 5 Series motorized projection screen products.
Built into Solo 3 is a new, intelligent brain called Moab. This advanced 485-based control board enables faster programming of setpoints, rotation, and motor reset, automatic discovery and programming of keypads and remotes, and seamless, customisable integration with control systems.
Designed and engineered by SI, Moab features numerous inputs/outputs to support a wide range of 485-based automation and control configurations to synchronise screen settings with other smart devices quickly.
The eye-catching translucent housing offers 485- and dry contact ports, 12-volt triggers, and IR receivers. All programming can be accomplished directly via Moab without a computer or software. Although Moab resides inside the Solo 3 cassette, installers can easily access it and Solo 3's internal motor, cabling, and screen material via a uniquely designed removable fascia. Even when the Solo 3 cassette is mounted, Installers can get to the internal elements to quickly program, level the projection fabric, and readjust settings, for example.
Solo 3 accommodates many SI projection screen materials, including short-throw screen material for small spaces, ambient light rejecting materials for rooms with abundant natural and artificial light, acoustically transparent screens for concealing speakers, and twin-view to double screen use by utilising both sides of the material.
Rechargeable lithium battery-powered cassettes are also available for outdoor applications, where running wires is more challenging. These wireless options can be charged manually or draw power from the sun. The solar-powered Solo 3 cassette brings a sustainable, environmental option to the lineup.
Screen Innovations CEO Ryan Gustafson told StereoNET:
We've taken some of the best features of our most popular indoor and outdoor screen and shade systems and applied them to our signature Solo 3 motorized screen assembly. Thanks to all the dealer and customer feedback, we hit the nail on the head right out of the gate with this total refresh, giving systems integrators, designers, architects, and builders an easy, effective, and revolutionary way to bring big-screen entertainment anywhere—inside or outside the home. The home entertainment trend shows no sign of slowing and Solo 3 helps our dealers capitalize on this burgeoning market.
Available now, pricing depends on configuration and application. Speak to your installer or designer for more information.
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