Screen Innovations Delivers Manual Box Version of its Popular Nano Motorized Shade

Screen Innovations Delivers Manual Box Version of its Popular Nano Motorized Shade

New Nano Box Manual complements SI’s existing line of Nano motorized shades, providing integrators an opportunity to dress every window with matching cassettes. 

AUSTIN, TX (October 1, 2020) — Screen Innovations (SI), a premier US-based manufacturer of projection screens and window shades, widens its Nano product category with the addition of Nano Manual Box shade cassettes. Designed to perfectly match the cosmetics of the motorized version of Nano, Nano Manual Box offers integrators and end-users the ability to use a combination of less expensive manual shades on smaller ancillary windows like those in a guest bedroom and motorized units on windows in main spaces like family rooms, and still maintain a unified look throughout a residence. By adding Nano Manual Box to its extensive shade lineup, SI continues to provide integrators with simple, decorative, economical, and highly functional shading solutions.

“Our introduction of a new Nano Manual Box shade offering helps SI dealers provide a cohesive shading solution for every window of a customer’s home. The manual and motorized Nano cassettes and open roll look exactly the same; aesthetically, there’s no way to tell the difference,” says SI CEO Ryan Gustafson. “The scope and revenue potential of a shading project is no longer dictated by the number of motorized units required. Integrators can offer a solution for every window in a home, even those on which a manually-controlled treatment will suffice. Adding our new Nano Manual Box shades further enhances our dealer’s quiver, allowing them to better compete in the shading market.”

Like the motorized Nano Box, Nano Manual Box comes in more than 12 decorator colors, including custom finishes, can be fitted with a wide variety of shading fabrics, mounts quickly and easily to a variety of bracket styles, and offers standard and reverse-roll options. SI rounds out the aesthetic and functionality of Nano Manual Box with a simple, attractive pull tab that matches the shade fabric and a telescoping wand to position the shades of hard-to-reach windows.

To see the new Nano Manual Box shade offering and SI’s other shade solutions, please visit www.screeninnovations.com/shade/nano-box.

About Screen Innovations

Screen Innovations engineers and hand-builds all screen and shade solutions at its 75,000-square-foot factory in Austin, Texas. Dedicated to developing the most unique and innovative screens and shades for the custom residential and commercial markets, the company offers a wide variety of design-forward products that suit any environment. As a leading manufacturer of screen and shade solutions, Screen Innovations is focused on the implementation of new technologies into its products and providing its dealers with the services and tools they need to differentiate themselves and grow their custom installation businesses. 

For more information about SI, please visit screeninnovations.com, and follow the company on Facebook @screen innovations and Twitter @SIScreens. 

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Screen Innovations (SI) Introduces Zigbee 3.0 Mesh Controller and Edge Router for Motorized Shade Applications

Screen Innovations (SI) Introduces Zigbee 3.0 Mesh Controller and Edge Router for Motorized Shade Applications

New Zigbee 3.0 Smart Outlet and Link Pro Z install easily to support mesh networking and seamless integration of SI shades with best-in-class automation systems, voice assistants, and smart devices.   

AUSTIN, TX (September 1, 2020) — Screen Innovations (SI), a premier manufacturer and supplier of design-forward optical screen and shade materials, introduces two new products enabled with Zigbee 3.0 technology, the latest iteration of the Zigbee wireless communications protocol. The Zigbee 3.0 Link Pro Z Mesh Controller and Zigbee 3.0 Smart Outlet join SI’s previously introduced Zigbee 3.0 enabled line of ultra-compact Nano indoor shades and improved Smart Plug to create a complete communications ecosystem that seamlessly interoperates with a wide range of Zigbee 3.0-compliant third-party devices and systems, including automation systems from Crestron, Control4, Savant, Elan, and others. Additionally, SI’s new Zigbee 3.0 devices enable the control of Zigbee 3.0 and RTS shades (Radio Technology Somfy) via the Somfy TaHoma app on any smartphone or tablet, as well as voice assistants such as Alexa, Google Assistant, and soon Josh.ai.  

Dealers and End-Users Benefit from Mesh Topology and Cloud-Based Setup and Service 

Based on a dynamic mesh topology, a Zigbee 3.0 ecosystem becomes stronger and more resilient as the number of devices on the network expands. The addition of the Link Pro Z and Smart Outlet leverages the performance of SI’s Zigbee-based platform while providing dealers with a solution that’s easy to install, configure, and manage. Along with SI’s other Zigbee 3.0 devices, these new products can be pre-programmed by SI via the cloud, saving dealers time and money. After the devices are installed, access to important information, including battery level, service indicator, and programming are accessible 24/7, and the entire system is 100% backed up and restorable. 

“We continue to evolve our Zigbee 3.0 portfolio to provide dealers with a full suite of products that can enhance the control and automation of our Zigbee 3.0 compliant shades, while deploying a network that’s robust and facilitates the seamless integration of a wide variety of third-party products,” says Michael Braithwaite, CTO at SI. “End-users benefit, too, thanks to the installation ease, scalability, and affordability of a Zigbee 3.0-based platform.” 

Zigbee 3.0 Link Pro Z Mesh Controller

As the world’s first and only professional Zigbee 3.0 mesh controller powered by PoE, the Link Pro Z affords integrators a simple way to integrate SI shades with other Zigbee 3.0 smart devices and systems. Able to be mounted to the ceiling for an inconspicuous installation with optional flush mounting kit, it controls up to 72 Zigbee 3.0 nodes and an unlimited number of SI shades that utilize the Radio Technology Somfy (RTS) control platform. Shades can be fully automated with advanced scene, grouping, and scheduling in both residential and commercial environments. For large projects, additional Link Pro Z units can be added via PoE. 

Zigbee 3.0 Smart Outlet

The Zigbee 3.0 Smart Outlet functions as an edge router and control point. Any device such as a lamp or fan that plugs joins a Zigbee 3.0 communications platform, enabling it to be controlled and automated via voice, TaHoma app, and third-party control system. At the same time, the Smart Outlet strengthens a Zigbee 3.0 mesh network by efficiently routing signals to and from other Zigbee 3.0 nodes. Because signals are transmitted more efficiently, the Smart Outlet extends the battery life of Zigbee 3.0 shades and other equipment. Its tamper-resistant, duplex design allows one device to plug in for Zigbee 3.0 connectivity and another to only derive power. A built-in on/off button permits manual control of the Zigbee device and an LED can be turned on manually to allow the outlet to serve as a nightlight.  

To learn more about SI’s Zigbee 3.0 Link Pro Z Controller and Smart Outlet, as well as other Zigbee 3.0 offerings, visit https://www.screeninnovations.com/connectivity/linkpro-z/. 

About Screen Innovations

Screen Innovations engineers and hand-builds all its screen and shade solutions at its 75,000-square-foot factory in Austin, Texas. Dedicated to developing the most unique and innovative screens and shade for the custom residential and commercial markets, the company offers a wide variety of design-forward products that suit any viewing environment. As a leading manufacturer of screen and shade solutions, Screen Innovations is focused on the implementation of new technologies into its products and providing its dealers with the services and tools they need to differentiate themselves and grow their custom installation businesses. 

For more information about SI please visit screeninnovations.com and follow the company on Facebook @screen innovations and on Twitter @SIScreens.

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Screen Innovations Adds Coupled Shade Option to its Popular Nano Box Housing

Screen Innovations Adds Coupled Shade Option to its Popular Nano Box Housing

New line of motorized coupled shades from SI simplifies installation and enhances the control and aesthetics of multi-shade installations up to 24 feet across in size. 

AUSTIN, TX (July 15, 2020) — Screen Innovations (SI), a premier US-based manufacturer of projection screens and window shades, widens its Nano product category with the addition of Nano 375 Box Coupled to its extensive shade lineup, providing integrators with a simple, decorative, economical, and highly functional solution for banks of windows up to 24 feet in size. Thanks to the new coupled shade offering, integrators can install one motor to drive as many as four individual Nano Box shades.

The Nano Coupled Box perfectly matches the look and feel of the entire Nano shade lineup. Plus, by eliminating the need for one long fascia, its modular design facilitates simpler, safer transport and one-person installation. Power and control options mirror the Nano lineup, providing integrators with the flexibility to employ either AC and DC power and enable control via a wide range of third-party control systems. 

“Our introduction of a new coupled shade offering positions SI dealers for even greater success in the shading market. Dealers asked us for a coupled solution that perfectly matched the look and feel of Nano. They also wanted something with a small, modular design that could be easily and safely transported and installed by one person in most cases.” says SI CEO Ryan Gustafson. “Adding our new Nano Coupled Box shades along with four (4) new pocket shade configurations further enhances our dealer’s quiver, allowing them to better compete in the shading market.”

To see the new Nano 375 Box Coupled shade and SI’s other shade solutions, please visit https://www.screeninnovations.com/shade/nano-box/.

About Screen Innovations

Screen Innovations engineers and hand-builds all screen and shade solutions at its 75,000-square-foot factory in Austin, Texas. Dedicated to developing the most unique and innovative screens and shades for the custom residential and commercial markets, the company offers a wide variety of design-forward products that suit any environment. As a leading manufacturer of screen and shade solutions, Screen Innovations is focused on the implementation of new technologies into its products and providing its dealers with the services and tools they need to differentiate themselves and grow their custom installation businesses. 

For more information about SI, please visit screeninnovations.com and follow the company on Facebook @screen innovations and Twitter @SIScreens. 

Media Contact

For interviews, reviews, or more information, please contact Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications by phoning (425) 328-8640 or emailing katye@kmbcomm.com.

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Screen Innovations Launches Commercial Shade Technology; Helps Pro AV Dealers Expand Their Business

Screen Innovations Launches Commercial Shade Technology; Helps Pro AV Dealers Expand Their Business

Building off a highly successful residential shade launch, SI extends popular shade line to the commercial sector. 

Austin, TX (June 24, 2020) — Screen Innovations (SI), a premier manufacturer of projection screens and window shades, broadens its presence in the motorized shade market by offering its extensive product line to commercial AV integrators. The move represents a growing demand for motorized shades for both residential and commercial applications and SI’s commitment to providing integrators with the products, technologies, and tools they need to add a lucrative new category to their product rosters.  

Boasting the same advanced technological capabilities and flawless design elements as SI’s innovative residential shade portfolio, the products comprising the commercial line include a wide range of solutions to suit most indoor or outdoor shade applications. Featured are wired and wireless options for SI’s Nano and Zen shade systems, and advanced connectivity solutions via revolutionary new products Janus and Fontus, which simplify the installation of shades even in the most challenging environments. Plus, as with all of SI’s screen and shade systems, the new commercial shade line supports seamless integration with best-in-class control systems from companies including Crestron, AMX, Control4, and Lutron, as well as support of the global wireless standard Zigbee 3.0 communications protocol. SI’s recent adoption of the Zigbee 3.0 standard ensures complete interoperability with other Zigbee 3.0 products from companies such as Amazon, Apple, and Google. 

Integrators adding shade to their offerings benefit from the SI’s high level of service and support provided through comprehensive dealer training, in-house Design Services, and free, intuitive Flow specification and ordering software, and professional demo kit. 

“We’ve been building remarkable momentum in the shade business, pioneering some of the most innovative, technologically advanced solutions that resonated strongly with our residential integrators and their customers,” says SI CEO Ryan Gustafson. “Given the huge demand and requests from our commercial integrators, it was the right time to extend our proven shade solutions to the commercial market. The products and technology SI has developed solve many problems integrators struggle with every day. This, coupled with our free Flow software and SI Design Services, IS helping new pro AV integrators enter the shading space with ease. At SI simplicity is king.”  

To see the shade solutions and services available in SI’s new commercial shade portfolio, dealers can visit https://commercial.screeninnovations.com/shade/.

About Screen Innovations

Screen Innovations (SI) engineers and hand-builds all its screen and shade solutions at its 75,000-square-foot factory in Austin, Texas. Dedicated to developing the most unique and innovative screens and shade for the custom residential and commercial markets, the company offers a wide variety of design-forward products that suit any viewing environment. As a leading manufacturer of screen and shade solutions, Screen Innovations is focused on the implementation of new technologies into its products and providing its dealers with the services and tools they need to differentiate themselves and grow their custom installation businesses. 

For more information about SI, please visit screeninnovations.com, on Facebook @screen innovations, and Twitter @SIScreens.

Media Contact

For interviews, reviews, or media tours, please contact Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications by phoning (425) 328-8640 or emailing katye@kmbcomm.com.

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Screen Innovations Black Diamond and Short Throw Screens are Now a Snap to Install

Screen Innovations Black Diamond and Short Throw Screens are Now a Snap to Install

New Black Diamond & Short Throw Zero Edge Pro attachment system from SI cuts installation time in half and offers stable, predictable imaging results.

Austin, TX (June 18, 2020) — Screen Innovations (SI), a premier manufacturer of projection screens and window shades, has developed a new attachment system to ensure predictable results when affixing Black Diamond and Short Throw (BD&ST) optics to SI’s Zero Edge Pro frame. The new BD&ST Zero Edge Pro snap attachment system replicates the installation method used on SI’s popular Zero Edge Slate screens, offering a simpler way to attach the screen material to the frame. This minimizes manpower and cuts installation time in half or more.

Plus, unlike pre-assembled Zero Edge Pro screens, which are bulky and therefore more expensive to ship, difficult to deliver to the job site, and at times impossible to carry to the installation location, the flexible, rollable BD&ST and its new snap attachment system offer dealers a more manageable freight and delivery option.

“We listen to our dealers, this was not our idea, it was theirs,” says SI CEO Ryan Gustafson. “The BD&ST Zero Edge Pro snap attachment system is another example of SI’s commitment to continually improving our dealers’ lives through innovation and refinements to its products. Our goal is to simplify our products and service to provide dealers with tools to be as successful as possible.” 

The BD&ST Zero Edge Pro snap attachment system is available on SI’s new 3-day quick-build program. To see how the new BD&ST snap attachment system simplifies the installation of Black Diamond and Short Throw screens, watch this video.

About Screen Innovations

Screen Innovations engineers and hand-builds all its screen and shade solutions at its 75,000-square-foot factory in Austin, Texas. Dedicated to developing the most unique and innovative screens and shade for the custom residential and commercial markets, the company offers a wide variety of design-forward products that suit any viewing environment. As a leading manufacturer of screen and shade solutions, Screen Innovations is focused on the implementation of new technologies into its products and providing its dealers with the services and tools they need to differentiate themselves and grow their custom installation businesses.

For more information about SI, please visit screeninnovations.com, on Facebook @screen innovations, and Twitter @SIScreens.

Media Contact

For interviews, reviews, or media tours, please contact Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications by phoning (425) 328-8640 or emailing katye@kmbcomm.com.

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Screen Innovations Introduces Invisible Suspended Ceiling Mount System for Designer Line of Solo Motorized Screens

Screen Innovations Introduces Invisible Suspended Ceiling Mount System for Designer Line of Solo Motorized Screens

Solo Suspended Ceiling Mount System from SI designed for discreet installation of Solo and Solo Pro screen cassettes within standard drop ceiling grids. 

Austin, TX (May 14, 2020) — Screen Innovations (SI), a premiere manufacturer of optical screens and designer shades, introduces a new mounting system that brilliantly accommodates the lightweight, compact form factor of SI’s Solo and Solo Pro motorized screens. The Solo Suspended Ceiling Mount System preserves the room’s aesthetic through a design-focused mounting solution that eliminates visible technology and mounting hardware.

The new Solo Suspended Ceiling Mount System follows the latest lighting and air handling trends, allowing the world’s smallest low-voltage motorized screen cassette to be mounted flush with the ceiling grid. Using the grid as the screen reveal eliminates the need for visible flush-mount trim and allows integrators to take advantage of the compact and lightweight cassette design of Solo and Solo Pro. The new Suspended Ceiling Mount System utilizes a standard threaded rod to mount the brackets to the structure above. The cassette remains completely hidden from view and the screen descends into the room through a thin opening.

Like all other ceiling grid-mounted products, installation is straightforward and fast, utilizing all industry-standard hardware and tools. This allows specifiers to follow standard suspended ceiling mount planning and implementation.  

Today’s power and two-way control options for Solo and Solo Pro are state-of-the-art and don’t require an electrician in many states, even above ceilings. Low-voltage wire can be run up to 300 feet using a standard category cable or two-conductor wire. By adding Fontus, a recent invention of SI, integrators can enable full 485, two-way communication over a two-conductor wire, allowing Solo to seamlessly integrate with most major control systems from manufacturers including Crestron, Lutron, and AMX. If wiring is not an option, the screen can be powered by lithium rechargeable batteries for a wireless installation.  

“At SI, design and beauty are number one. Solo is a key example of a new chapter in design-forward motorized projection screens.  We feel that by following the designs of the latest LED lighting and modern air handling systems, we give designers exactly what a motorized screen should look like in a commercial environment using Solo and the new Suspended Ceiling Mount System. This new concept of hiding Solo above the ceiling tiles while using the ceiling grid for the reveal is the cleanest look possible,” says SI CEO Ryan Gustafson. “We listen to our dealer’s feedback, then we invent.”  

Solo is the smallest, most versatile projection screen on the market. Its small size and custom color options make it disappear when surface- or flush-mounted. For example, Solo can be mounted to window mullions so when the screen descends it covers the windows. By specifying SI’s latest ambient light rejecting material, Slate, the image retains full clarity and vibrancy even during the middle of the day. Slate is 100% opaque, rendering a perfect image from the latest projectors. When the Slate ascends and the windows are now longer covered, users can enjoy a full unobstructed view of the outdoors.  

The Solo Suspended Ceiling System is available now in all Solo and Solo Pro sizes.

For more information about the Suspended Ceiling Mount System and other innovative SI shade and screen solutions, please visit screeninnovations.com, on Facebook @screen innovations, and on Twitter @SIScreens.

About Screen Innovations

Screen Innovations designs, engineers, and hand-builds all screen and shade solutions at their 75,000-square-foot factory in Austin, Texas. Dedicated to developing the most unique and innovative screens and shades for the custom residential and commercial markets, the company offers a wide variety of design-forward products that suit any environment. As their name states, Screen Innovations is focused on the integration of new technologies into their products, and providing dealers with the services and tools they need to differentiate themselves and grow their custom installation businesses.

For more information about SI, please visit screeninnovations.com, on Facebook @screen innovations, and on Twitter  @SIScreens.

Media Contact

For interviews, editorial appointments, or media tours, please contact Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications by phoning (425) 328-8640 or emailing katye@kmbcomm.com.

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