CEDIA BOOTH #4108
Stewart Filmscreen® Debuts New Phantom™ High Ambient Light Rejecting Material, Large Residential Application Screens and Standard Solutions at CEDIA 2016
From the highly differentiated Phantom™ HALR™ to the biggest seamless screens on the show floor, as well as easy-to-order, quick-to-ship screen options for common applications, the Stewart Filmscreen booth is the place to be at CEDIA 2016
TORRANCE, CA & DALLAS, TX (Sept. 15, 2016) — Stewart Filmscreen®—Academy Award® winning manufacturer of high-performance projection screens and projection screen materials—is launching a new line-up of screens, never before seen at CEDIA and now shipping to the custom integration community, at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, during CEDIA, September 15 – 17, 2016. In addition to launching the brand-new, highly differentiated Phantom High Ambient Light Rejecting Screen, Stewart Filmscreen will show how selecting the right screen material and framing system for each project enables creativity and empowers home technologists to deliver the best image possible for any application imaginable.
“Stewart Filmscreen is committed to creating new opportunity for our partners by consistently listening to their needs and providing the right solutions for the job,” says Mark Robinson, VP of Technology for Stewart Filmscreen. “Many of the screens we’ll be showcasing at this year’s CEDIA, including those made from our new Phantom High Ambient Light Rejecting material, are not simply re-hashes of older products, but innovations in the field of projection materials.”
“In addition,” he states, “home technologists don’t have to worry about keeping pace with increasing resolution demands. Stewart Filmscreen products have been 16K + compatible since 1947 and easily able to accommodate technology advances now and in the foreseeable future.”
Product introductions at CEDIA include:
Highly Differentiated Phantom High Ambient Light Rejecting Screen with 16K+ Resolution Capabilities and Acoustic Transparency Options
For the first time ever, Stewart Filmscreen will launch the Phantom HALR black screen at CEDIA, with four unique features that put this new screen in a class by itself.
Phantom is available is seamless sizes up to 40-feet by 90-feet to accommodate the largest, most demanding applications. It is highly versatile, designed for use with most of Stewart’s fixed frame or ElectriScreen models. Phantom is also available in Cinemaperf or Microperf X2 THX Ultra configurations for acoustic transparency, and it is future-proof, thanks to Stewart’s proprietary 16K+ resolution capabilities. Delivering unrivaled results, Phantom HALR is UHD and HDR-ready, and will calibrate out to REC 2020 or REC 709 standards without obvious color aberrations or shift that skew the primary and secondary colors. Featuring a category-leading L* value of 57 and ambient light reflectance value of 18 percent, Phantom is uniquely designed to deliver the brightest images, truest colors, whitest whites, and blackest blacks in any environment, to ultimately outperform every other screen on the market. Because Phantom uniformly rejects ambient light across the full screen width and height, there is no “sweet spot axis.” Meaning, every seat in the house is the best, whether you’re sitting directly in front of the screen or off-center.
A strategic addition to the Stewart Filmscreen lineup, Phantom HALR will be actively demonstrated during CEDIA, paired with a 4K Barco Prometheus II laser projector complemented by custom-designed LEON speakers selected to showcase the screen’s exemplary capabilities. The hybrid LEON speaker system created for CEDIA comprises the company’s PrUltima and Aaros speakers in a single cabinet and a hybrid subwoofer modeled off the company’s A3 1W sub. Offering a frequency response from 35Hz to 20kHz, the LEON Performance Hybrid PrUltima will add ambience and aural energy to the Phantom demo and Stewart Filmscreen booth.
New Stealth® XM Expands the Stealth Trapdoor Series with Larger Sizes and Streamlined Look
The Stealth® XM screen was designed for large-scale applications where the screen must be completely concealed when not in use. Home technologists can choose from a variety of Stewart’s front- or rear-projection materials, including the new and innovative Phantom High Ambient Light Rejecting material, for the ultimate flexibility in any application, from private cinemas to family rooms where other activities may be going on at the same time, and even daytime viewing.
Like the Torrent™, the Stealth XM relocates the controls inside the case for easy and reliable access. All functions, including screen operation, control system, and mounting protocol, are accessible via the door opening, instead of access panels. The Stealth XM trapdoor offers a hinge-less self-finishing appearance for streamlined installation. Thanks to the new roller tube design, the Stealth XM is now available in image widths up to 13 feet 4 inches, significantly wider than previous trapdoor electric screen designs.
New Torrent Large Venue ElectriScreen Looks Incredible and Installs Like a Dream
CEDIA attendees are invited to see Stewart Filmscreen’s new Torrent ElectriScreen at CEDIA Booth 4108. This large-venue ElectriScreen system, designed for luxury home cinemas, family rooms, and outdoor applications where a large screen is crucial for visibility and “wow” factor, gives home technologists the option of an elegant recessed roller screen with an image width up to 17 feet wide. Boasting 16K + compatibility since 1947, the screen easily accommodates today’s increasingly common 4K Ultra HD imagery and is, additionally, future-proof as resolutions continue to evolve.
The Torrent has a streamlined case with a beautiful finish, designed to be only 9 ¼ inches tall by 12 ½ inches deep—considerably smaller than competitors’ offerings and preceding Stewart units of this scale. The small case height and simple four-point mounting system allow the Torrent to fit a wider range of ceiling depths, reducing the workload on integrators. Torrent eliminates side access covers through use of offset interior endplates. Unlike many competing offerings, Stewart ensures a substantially reinforced roller system to handle traditional aspect ratios, but also can customize Torrent with plenty of extra black drop above the image area for rooms with high ceilings.
Torrent features a self-finishing ceiling flange for clean lines. With the self-finishing flange incorporated into the design, installations can be completed quicker, without the need for additional trim or molding. Additionally, the screen control system is located inside the case. Torrent’s dust plate removes easily for total access to the roller system and control connections during installation and clips back into place for a clean slotted appearance from below. With access to the control connections inside the case with accessibility from below, finalizing the installation connections is much easier and more reliable for the technologist. Should there ever arise a need for future access for screen upgrade or service, the easy-access dust plate design saves time and money, adding to the lower total cost of ownership.
Because noise-level control is critical in all applications, Torrent features a 47dB, low-noise, high-torque motor system as the standard. Options for even quieter motor systems are also available. Like all Stewart Filmscreen electric screens, the Torrent can be configured with any of Stewart’s flexible front- and rear-projection screen materials, including the new Phantom High Ambient Light Rejecting material (with the exception of Silver 3D), and has control options allowing for integration into virtually any automation system.
All Stewart ElectriScreens are U.L. or ETL approved and are outfitted with Stewart’s Intelligent Motor Control or LVC system and a three-button wall switch as a standard control package. An Infrared Remote Package, RS-232 Package, and Ethernet Package are available as upgrade options.
CIMA Screens: Now With Quick Shipping Options for Greater Customer Satisfaction
Designed and manufactured in the USA by Stewart Filmscreen’s award winning team, Cima™ targets an audience that is broader and less need-specific. The utilitarian design and features of this product address the needs of the most common residential two-piece projection applications without compromising the superior performance, quality, and home technologists and consumers have come to expect.
Cima screens, available in standard sizes with a limited selection of high-quality screen materials, now offer quick shipping options for those time-crunched projects and hard-to-please customers. Home technology professionals who specify Cima screens will find the process faster and more efficient than ever. And, of course, the screens provide high quality, dependable performance at a competitive price point, putting the dream of a home theater with a two-piece projection system within reach of even more movie-lovers.
Stewart Standard Solutions: Getting the Best Just Got Easier
Stewart Standard Solutions streamline the process for selecting Stewart Filmscreen’s most popular screen systems, and offers cost savings to those choosing from the preset menu of products.
Stewart Standard Solutions encompass the company’s four bestselling screen systems in preset sizes and materials, and are easily ordered from a simplified menu, ensuring home technologists who specify Stewart Filmscreen products can deliver screens efficiently for greater customer satisfaction and increased profitability.
The Standard Solutions product list includes one fixed frame wall screen, Luxus Deluxe Quick Snap Wallscreen; and three motorized retractable ElectriScreens, Luxus Model A Wall Mount, Visionary Slotted Ceiling Recessed and Stealth® Trapdoor Ceiling Recessed. Each are offered with a choice of FireHawk® G4, Stewart’s award winning ambient light rejection screen material; or StudioTek™ 130 G3, Stewart’s most asked for reference standard white screen material.
By visiting www.stewartfilmscreen.com/standards, integrators will soon see the complete menu of products, sizes and aspect ratios. PDF and CAD drawings of all Stewart Standard Solutions products, available at the site for on demand download 24/7.
Stewart Filmscreen around the CEDIA Show Floor
Stewart Filmscreen is pleased to once again team with multiple esteemed partners at CEDIA 2016. A variety of StudioTek 100, UltraMatte 130 and other Stewart Filmscreen materials will be on display across the show floor in front and rear projection systems.
Digital Projection will feature multiple Stewart screens in booth #5332; JVC will feature screens in booth #5146; and Sony will showcase a 220” diagonal screen in the company’s main demo theater.
Barco has chosen a giant 228” diagonal Director’s Choice, variable masking fixed StudioTek 100 screen in booth 1310, one of the largest on the show floor, which is sure to be a destination point for CEDIA attendees.
Meet The Next Generation at CEDIA
CEDIA attendees are invited to see Phantom, Torrent, Stealth, and more, meet The Next Generation, and enjoy a free beverage during Stewart Filmscreen’s Phantom launch party in booth 4108 on Thursday, September 15 from 2:30 to 4:30pm CDT.
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Why This News Is Important: The Next Generation of Stewart Filmscreen continues its legacy of innovation with the release of the highly-differentiated, acoustically transparent-capable, fully flexible Phantom HALR black screen and a number of other screens, all 16K+ Ultra HDR-ready. The Stewart Filmscreen cocktail party returns for CEDIA attendees, celebrating the launch of Phantom HALR and the other innovative screen options available for today’s home technology professionals.
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About Stewart Filmscreen
Headquartered in Torrance, Calif., with additional manufacturing and satellite sales facilities in Ohio and Singapore, Stewart Filmscreen Corporation has been the consistent choice of discerning clientele around the world for more than 65 years. The only Academy Award-winning manufacturer of projector screens, screen materials, and specialty optical coatings, aesthetic-conscious architects, consultants, systems designers, and homeowners rely on Stewart Filmscreen for the perfect combination of superior image integrity, flexible design, and dedicated support, and we consistently deliver. With unparalleled ISO 9001:2008 manufacturing capabilities, Stewart can custom engineer a projection screen solution to meet nearly every need. Proprietary material science and innovative manufacturing methods allow Stewart to produce some of the most optically immaculate screens in the world, ultimately delivering an immersive experience that is unrivaled in the marketplace. Simply put, if a screen can be imagined, Stewart Filmscreen can deliver it.
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