Screen Innovations will be making good use of InfoComm 2017, where it will be unveiling major updates to the top three screen materials in its line-up. Black Diamond, Slate and Solar will be available in new extra-large (XL) variations.
Black Diamond XL
The new Black Diamond screen, ‘Black Diamond XL,’ achieves its ALR properties by utilising microscopic stacked optical layers. Historically, Black Diamond and all other layer-based optical screens were limited to 60-inches in height.
Black Diamond XL increases the maximum height limitation to 76-inches tall, making it possible to create a seamless, 150-inch diagonal 16:9 optical screen.
“Black Diamond XL is probably the single greatest innovation that this company has achieved to date,” states company founder and CEO Ryan Gustafson. “There’s an incredible amount of engineering, development and technology that has gone into creating this product. It wasn’t easy. We knew the world needed it though, and that drove us to never stop on our goal to achieve the largest optical layer based screen in existence.”
In addition to Black Diamond XL, SI is also announcing that its Slate material also has a new, larger variation aptly named ‘Slate XL.’ Slate was originally designed to make ALR screens larger and more versatile at an affordable price point. SI’s Zero-G ‘levitating’ projection screen is one example where Slate accomplishes this by rolling tightly onto a motorised core.
Originally limited to 106-inches in height, Slate XL will surpass this maximum height by an increase of more than 78%, resulting in a new maximum material height of 189-inches by 2,900-inches wide. This delivers a 371-inch diagonal ALR screen in 16:9, without a seam.
Finally, to complete the XL trifecta, SI has updated its Solar White and Gray screen materials to match the new larger variation of Slate XL at a maximum material height of 189-inches by 2,900-inches wide.
Solar White and Gray were engineered to offer customers affordable white and gray screen options that were capable of uniformly and accurately repeating results at up to 4K resolution. SI says that due to its managed texture pattern, drastically reduced image diffusion is possible even at a budget-conscious price point.
“Even though we continue to push screen technology further with innovations like our new XL line of screen materials and our totally unique Zero-G screen,” says Blake Vackar, VP of commercial sales. “Our biggest innovation is still in how we do business. Innovative, simple, fun. That’s our motto. We have been in our customers’ shoes and we understand the importance of answering the phone immediately or getting a drawing out in minutes – not days.”
Black Diamond XL will be shipping in August, 2017, while Slate XL and Solar White and Gray will ship in September, 2017.
Visitors to InfoComm 2017 can see Black Diamond XL at booth 2067.