Screen Innovations (SI) Names Sales Force & Associates as Sales Rep for Florida

Screen Innovations (SI) Names Sales Force & Associates as Sales Rep for Florida

SI strengthens its reach and commitment to Florida-based commercial integration community, generates new sources of revenue by adding Sales Force & Associates to its sales channel. 

AUSTIN, TX (April 21, 2021) — Screen Innovations (SI), a premier manufacturer and supplier of design-forward optical screen and shade materials, continues to strengthen its dealer network and explore new business opportunities with the addition of commercial AV manufacturers’ sales rep firm Sales Force & Associates. With more than 50 years of experience serving the needs of dealers in the pro AV industry through a solid portfolio of exemplary audio, video, and lighting products; technical and design training and assistance; and marketing support, Sales Force & Associates now represents SI’s entire projection screen line in Florida. 

As SI’s “feet on the street,” and with a deep understanding of the commercial AV marketplace, Sales Force & Associates will help SI cultivate new dealers while introducing existing dealers to new vertical industries including corporate, higher education, medical, hospitality, government, and house of worship.

“Sales Force & Associates possesses all of the qualities we look for in a premier manufacturers’ rep of our full line of projection screens: a forward-thinking company with a great reputation, many years of experience, a solid network of high-quality integrators, and a commitment to serving the needs of the integration community,” says SI CEO Ryan Gustafson, “With the support of Sales Force & Associates we can broaden the awareness of SI solutions among both new and existing dealers in Florida, continuing to grow our presence in commercial environments and creating new sources of revenue for integrators.” 

“Sales Force & Associates is honored to represent SI in Florida, and we believe our companies are well aligned to build meaningful long-term relationships,” adds Bobbi Brooks, Sales Force & Associates Managing Partner. “Our mission has always been providing our dealers with the most innovative, high-quality pro AV products on the market, and the addition of SI projection screens reinforces this company mission.” 

To learn more about SI and its line of commercial projection screens, motorized shades, and technologies, visit www.commercial.screeninnovations.com. For more information about Sales Force & Associates, go to www.salesforcerep.com. 

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.

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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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 (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.

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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Screen Innovations Introduces Janus Plenum, Fire-Resistant and Low-Smoke Rated Safe for Installation in Plenum Spaces

Screen Innovations Introduces Janus Plenum, Fire-Resistant and Low-Smoke Rated Safe for Installation in Plenum Spaces

SI’s new version of Janus power and control hub meets stringent fire and smoke requirements of NEC, NFPA, and UL, offering commercial integrators a motorized shading solution that’s versatile, powerful, and easily installed. 

AUSTIN, TX (August 19, 2020) — Screen Innovations (SI), a premier US-based manufacturer of projection screens and window shades, offers a new version of its popular Janus power and control hub, expressly engineered for the needs of commercial integrators. Tested and certified by the NEC, NFPA, and UL for fire-resistance and low-smoke production, Janus Plenum meets all safety regulations for plenum installation. 

The new plenum-rated Janus includes all of the same features of the original Janus, but with a new enclosure suitable for in-wall, riser, and general plenum spaces. This new design, along with its compact size, offers commercial integrators a variety of mounting options to minimize cabling runs and simplify installation. It can easily fit where other power and control hubs can’t, utilize all wiring topologies, including Cat5 or Cat6, or most any multiconductor wire, and handle extremely large shade jobs—up to 8 shades via a single Janus unit or as many as needed by locating multiple Janus units together. 

“At Screen Innovations, we continue to innovate and refine our products to provide solutions for every shading and screen application. The introduction of Janus Plenum marks the debut of the motorized shading industry’s first commercial power supply that’s plenum rated and of solid-state construction,” says SI CTO Michael Braithwaite. “Adding Janus Plenum to our lineup offers new opportunities for integrators to handle large commercial shading jobs and integrate easily with all of our shading options including Nano, Zen, Solo 2, Solo Pro 2, and Veil draperies.” 

Janus Plenum offers a host of additional features including redundant power supply options, infinitely scalable infrastructure, and more than 100 mounting configurations. 

To learn more about the new Janus Plenum, please visit www.screeninnovations.com/connectivity/janus/ and for more information about SI’s entire product  lineup go to www.screeninnovations.com/

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, on Facebook @screen innovations, and 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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