Stewart Filmscreen Delivers the New Wow-Worthy Director’s Choice Masking System and Unveils a New, Ease of Use Website During CEDIA Expo

From the newly defined Director’s Choice to the highly differentiated Phantom HALR to the much anticipated new website, Stewart Filmscreen continues to lead the market with producing the world’s finest projection screens for every application.

Torrance, CA (August 2018) — Manufacturing completely custom, seamless, high-performance screens for more than 70 years, Stewart Filmscreen continues to challenge the limits of what’s possible with two-piece projection. CEDIA Expo 2018 attendees are invited to see Stewart’s product lineup and explore opportunities to exceed their clients’ visions in booth 5324, September 6–8 in San Diego.

Making its worldwide debut during CEDIA Expo, the definitive Director’s Choice continuous four-way masking screen system has been redesigned, creating a larger image size. Robustly built with the same luxurious finishes and multiple screen material choices, the new Director’s Choice has no equal. Easy to service and up to 30 percent more viewing area makes this screen the continued favorite among those who must have the very best.

Stewart will also showcase a variety of advanced projection screen technologies including the highly differentiated Phantom HALR screen material and the time-tested and value-centric Cima projection screen models alongside other exciting solutions for the modern home.

“Today’s homes present challenges which can’t be served by a one-screen-fits-all approach,” says Stewart Filmscreen President and CEO Shannon Townley. “Design is at the forefront, image is everything, and consumers are looking for larger screen sizes. That is why Stewart Filmscreen produces bespoke screens for nearly every type of environment. Whether it’s our multi-directional, high ambient light rejection screen material—Phantom HALR, our newly designed, high-end Director’s Choice masking system, or our more value-oriented Cima line of products, our customers will be provided with the very best projection screen solutions, period.”

Legendary Director’s Choice Delivers Exceptional Entertainment Experiences
Director’s Choice, Stewart’s four-way masking screen system, has been reimagined and re-engineered and will debut at this year’s CEDIA Expo. The ultimate screen system for deluxe home theaters, the newly refined Director’s Choice now features a slimmer frame and offers a larger viewing area. By reducing the frame up to 75 percent, the Director’s Choice offers homeowners and integrators a sleek, streamlined look and a larger image size for today’s home theaters and media rooms.  

Content comes in all shapes and sizes, and Director’s Choice accommodates it all with exacting precision by automatically adjusting changing aspect ratios using four-way variable masking that eliminates vertical and horizontal black bars around the image. This unparalleled screen provides limitless flexibility, luxurious custom craftsmanship, robust sizes, and 16K+ capabilities to deliver exquisite images and an exceptional experience.

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Pioneers of Ambient Light Rejection Projection Screen Technologies
Stewart Filmscreen solely developed the very first ambient light rejection (ALR) screen material, creating an entirely new category, now recognized worldwide by the AV Industry. Since then, the company continues to drive advancements by bringing to market multiple new generations including the venerable GrayHawk®, FireHawk® and now the highly-differentiated Phantom HALR™- the only true, multi-directional High Ambient Light Rejection screen material made today. Flexible, rollable, and also available in acoustically transparent seamless sizes up to 40- by 90-feet, Phantom HALR is capable of delivering an image that meets ANSI standard industry contrast ratio specs in a room flooded with ambient light and more than 50 foot-candles shining directly onto the surface of the screen. Representing more than two decades and four generations of innovative screen solutions, Stewart’s ALR lineup continues to be perfected over the years to deliver wow-worthy images for nearly any environment.

Stewart Cima ScreenLegendary Quality and Performance for Any Budget
With several options available, Cima® by Stewart Filmscreen delivers incredible durability, image quality, and aesthetics at an unbelievable value. Designed and manufactured in the U.S. by Stewart, Cima retractable ElectriScreens feature quiet electric motors and finely machined roller tubes to provide years of dependable operation. High-grade, extruded aluminum cases elegantly support the screen system, protecting it from dust, dirt, and other environmental factors that can shorten the life of a projection screen system. Above and below-ceiling models are available in standard sizes from 100 to 164 inches diagonal and fixed frame models are available in standard sizes from 100 to 153 inches diagonal.

New Website Showcases What’s Possible and Simplifies Screen Specification
With an exciting, clean new look and enhanced user-friendly capabilities, Stewart Filmscreen invites CEDIA Expo attendees to check out their website demo and ‘Experience the Stewart difference – creators of wow-worthy moments of timeless quality and superior design – made just for you.’ Designed to help visitors quickly find the solutions they need or simply learn more, the new www.stewartfilmscreen.com website will go live soon. The website features enhanced product sections, high-resolution images, a refined screen finder, and a broad assortment of technical papers, articles, and other insightful resources to educate and inspire integrators and end-users, alike. Stewart invites you to visit booth 5324 and experience the new website interface on display and also see what’s possible in the two-piece projection category.

Partnering With the Best to Deliver the Best
During CEDIA Expo 2018 many of the finest demonstrations and displays will again feature Stewart Filmscreen projection screens including Barco, JVC, Rayva, Pro Audio Technology, Digital Projection, Kaleidescape, Epson, LG Electronics, and Bowers & Wilkins.

CEDIA Expo takes place September 6-8, 2018, at the San Diego Convention Center, and is open to the trade only. Registered attendees are invited to visit Stewart Filmscreen in booth 5324 to see and experience the Stewart Filmscreen difference.

About Stewart Filmscreen®
Stewart Filmscreen is the premier manufacturer of professional projection screens since 1947. Headquartered in Torrance, California, with additional manufacturing facilities in Ohio and Singapore, Stewart is the preferred choice for major movie studios, discerning integrators and consultants, architects, and audio-video enthusiasts, alike. With unparalleled ISO 9001:2015 manufacturing capabilities and unrivaled image fidelity, two-time Academy Award® winning Stewart Filmscreen produces the most optically immaculate projection screens for the most discerning customers in the world. Utilizing proprietary material science, innovative manufacturing methods, along with a solutions-driven design team, Stewart can custom engineer a projection screen solution to meet nearly every need. Simply put, if a screen can be imagined, Stewart Filmscreen can deliver it.

Learn more at http://www.stewartfilmscreen.com/ and by following us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and @StewartFilmscrn on Twitter.

 

 

Stewart Filmscreen Showcasing Extra Large, Seamless, High-Performance Screens for Every Application at InfoComm 2018

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From the highly differentiated Phantom HALR to the value-oriented Cima, Stewart Filmscreen leads the market with completely custom, giant seamless screens for every application at InfoComm 2018

Torrance, CA (May 2018) — Manufacturing completely custom, seamless, high-performance screens for over 70 years, Stewart Filmscreen delivers more than any other supplier. Seamless sizes up to 40-feet high and 90-feet wide are easy to accomplish, as are screens with up to 16K+ resolution, in nearly every configuration imaginable. A demonstration of what’s possible with projection, InfoComm 2018 attendees will get to see Stewart’s lineup and explore opportunities to exceed their client’s vision in booth C2528 within the Las Vegas Convention Center from June 6 – 8, 2018.

The only two-time Academy Award® winning manufacturer of projection screens and projection screen materials for the AV industry, Stewart Filmscreen can facilitate nearly any project, no matter how large or complex. From the award-winning Phantom HALR to the revolutionary FIDELEDY Vision, Stewart’s products help elevate the audiovisual experience in virtually any commercial venue, from theaters and performance halls to conference rooms, educational facilities, houses of worship, retail outlets, and more.

InfoComm 2018 demonstrations and displays will include the following:

Phantom HALR Crushes Light, Produces Incredible Imagery in Challenging Spaces
Stewart Filmscreen Phantom HALR high ambient light rejecting screen is the only flexible, rollable, and acoustically transparent-capable black screen available in giant seamless sizes up to 40-feet high and 90-feet wide. This HDR- and UHD-ready screen delivers an image that meets ANSI standard industry contrast ratio specifications even in rooms with more than 50-foot candles shining directly on the screen. Proven to outperform in real-world applications where light comes at the screen from all angles, Phantom HALR combats multi-directional light with a scientifically proven approach that ensures the audience gets the best image uniformity and integrity in the brightest of environments. Phantom HALR also features the widest viewing cone and best off-axis viewing of any screen in the category.  

Large-Venue Torrent Handles Images Up to 17-Feet Diagonal!
Torrent delivers the “wow” in applications where an extra large screen is crucial for visibility and to enhance the overall AV experience. This large-venue ceiling-mounted ElectriScreen accommodates screens up to 17-feet diagonal. It uses a reinforced roller system to handle traditional aspect ratios as well as custom sizes, with a generous amount of black drop material above the image to center it perfectly, even in venues with high ceilings. With a self-finishing ceiling-flange, it’s incredibly easy to install. Installers can remove the dust plate to access the roller system and control connections during installation, then clip it back into place for a clean, slotted appearance. Torrent’s innovative design requires just 9-1/4” clearance above the ceiling, permitting it to fit more applications than previous models. Available with virtually all Stewart’s flexible front- and rear-projection materials, Torrent creates new possibilities for screen placement in a variety of venues.

Cascade ElectriScreen Fits Where Other Ceiling Mounted Screens Can’t
Stewart’s Cascade ElectriScreen is a recessed, ceiling-mounted electric roller screen capable of an image of 14-feet wide that’s ideal for ceiling-challenged spaces such as corporate high-rise buildings, educational facilities, and houses of worship. Its case requires only 8-inches of clearance above the ceiling, allowing it to fit more applications and take up less space than competing large venue screen systems. The design features a self-finishing ceiling flange for clean lines, and the dust plate cover removes easily for total access to the roller system and control connections during installation, clipping easily back into place for a clean, slotted appearance. Like Torrent, Cascade uses a reinforced roller system with extra black drop above the image area, is HDR- / UHD-ready, and comes in virtually any of Stewart screen materials.

FIDELEDY Vision Improves Contrast and Eliminates Moiré in Video Walls
Stewart Filmscreen’s FIDELEDY Vision is designed to improve image fidelity in LED video wall applications. This award-winning diffusion material brings picture-perfect imagery to indoor, high-ambient light applications, including digital signage, indoor attractions, retail outlets, and broadcast applications. FIDELEDY Vision reduces transmission levels, improves contrast ratios, and eliminates moiré for powerfully uniform image fidelity. Delivering an extremely flat spectral response curve on and off axis, FIDELEDY Vision maintains color accuracy for the most accurate image. Its low-gloss surface characteristics reject glare from adjacent surfaces for greater visibility.

Cima Line Brings Delivers Legendary Quality and Performance for Any Budget
Ideal for boardrooms, classrooms, houses of worship and other applications where multiple screens are necessary but budgets may be limited, Cima delivers the durability, image quality, and aesthetics characteristic of all Stewart Filmscreen products. Designed and manufactured in the U.S. by Stewart, Cima ElectriScreens feature quiet electric motors and finely machined roller tubes to provide years of dependable operation, reducing total cost of ownership. The high-grade, extruded aluminum case elegantly supports the screen system and its inner components, protecting it from dust, dirt, and other environmental factors that can shorten the life of a projection screen system. Above- and below-ceiling models are available in standard sizes from 100 to 164 inches diagonal.

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

About Stewart Filmscreen®
Stewart Filmscreen Corporation is the premier manufacturer of professional projection screens since 1947. Headquartered in Torrance, California, with additional manufacturing facilities in Ohio and Singapore, Stewart Filmscreen is the preferred choice for major movie studios, discerning integrators and consultants, architects, and audio-video enthusiasts, alike. With unparalleled ISO 9001:2015 manufacturing capabilities and unrivaled image fidelity, two-time Academy Award® winning Stewart Filmscreen produces the most optically immaculate projection screens for the most demanding customers in the world. Utilizing proprietary material science, innovative manufacturing methods, along with a solutions-driven design team, Stewart can custom engineer a projection screen solution to meet nearly every need.

Simply put, if a screen can be imagined, Stewart Filmscreen can deliver it.

Stewart Filmscreen Appoints New Reps in the Midwest and Pacific Northwest

Reinforcing Stewart’s dominant presence and position, newly appointed representatives will support technology professionals serving commercial and residential markets

TORRANCE, CA — Stewart Filmscreen® is excited to announce that it has signed three new manufacturer representatives. Firms recently appointed include residential reps River City Sales and MotherDuck Marketing and Sales and commercial rep PMP Marketing. These new reps cover the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest. Effective immediately, all three reps will support technology professionals serving commercial and residential markets for Stewart, the only two-time Academy Award®-winning manufacturer of projection screens and projection screen materials for the audio-video industry.

MotherDuck Marketing and Sales is a rep firm supporting the electronics specialty retailer in the upper Midwest region, working with brands that believe their bottom line depends on the contributions they make toward the success of dealers. The firm facilitates communications between manufacturers and dealers promptly and effectively while partnering with dealers to create unique ways of overcoming individual marketing challenges. MotherDuck’s line card includes other well-respected companies such as On-Q, NuVo, James Loudspeaker, Definitive Technology, Denon, and more.

River City Sales, based in St. Louis, Missouri, covers the Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Southern Illinois region. Established in 2004, the firm provides a full selection of quality and innovative audio-video, 12-volt, and marine products for the independent retailer. Always on the cutting edge of technology, River City also represents such well-respected brands as Monitor Audio, Integra, James Loudspeaker, Wolf Cinema, and more.

Finally, PMP Marketing, Inc., Inc. is a full-service audio-video manufacturer representative firm, founded more than 40 years ago. It specializes in the sales and marketing of a wide range of products dedicated to the commercial marketplace, including other esteemed manufacturers such as ELMO, Diversitrack, Hitachi, and KanexPro. PMP will represent Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

“Stewart Filmscreen’s manufacturer representatives are best-in-class and offer exceptional service and support,” says Shannon Townley, president and CEO of Stewart Filmscreen. “All three of these new residential and commercial reps have joined an esteemed group of firms, and we are excited to see their teams already actively working their territories. They are making a positive impact by putting greater regional emphasis on the Stewart Filmscreen brand while educating and inspiring dealers, and helping close more sales.”

Visit River City Sales and MotherDuck Marketing and Sales to learn more about their residential representation of Stewart Filmscreen or to contact their teams. Visit PMP Marketing to learn more about their commercial representation of Stewart Filmscreen or to contact them. Find information about Stewart Filmscreen at www.stewartfilmscreen.com and by following the company on LinkedIn or on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

About Stewart Filmscreen®

Stewart Filmscreen Corporation is the premier manufacturer of professional projection screens since 1947. Headquartered in Torrance, California, with additional manufacturing facilities in Ohio and Singapore, Stewart Filmscreen is the preferred choice for major movie studios, discerning integrators and consultants, architects, and audio-video enthusiasts alike. With unparalleled ISO 9001:2015 manufacturing capabilities and unrivaled image fidelity, two-time Academy Award®-winning Stewart Filmscreen produces the most optically immaculate projection screens for the most demanding customers in the world. Utilizing proprietary material science, innovative manufacturing methods, along with a solutions-driven design team, Stewart can custom engineer a projection screen solution to meet nearly every need.

Simply put, if a screen can be imagined, Stewart Filmscreen can deliver it. Imagine it. Done.

Stewart Filmscreen Joins USAV, a PSA Company, as a Preferred Manufacturer Partner

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Stewart Filmscreen brings tiered pricing structure, training, innovative 16K+ capable screen materials, and seamless large-format screen sizes to the commercial AV buying group

Stewart Filmscreen® announced today that it has partnered with the USAV buying group as a vendor under the group’s Preferred Manufacturer Partner (PMP) program. Now, Stewart Filmscreen’s products will be available to USAV’s network of ProAV integrators through the U.S. and Canada.

USAV (www.usavgroup.net) is a PSA Company (www.psasecurity.com), the world’s largest systems integrator cooperative made up of the most progressive audio-visual and systems integrators in North America. Combined, PSA members boast over 400 branch locations, employ over 7,500 industry professionals and are responsible for over $4.5 billion annually in pro audio-visual, security, fire, and life safety installations.  

By adding Stewart Filmscreen to its lineup, affiliate partners of USAV will immediately receive access to a top-tier pricing structure and access to the entire line of Stewart Filmscreen products and services. This includes the vast selection of Stewart Filmscreen commercial AV products for various Pro AV market sectors, including Education, Government, Financial, Corporate, Broadcast, Post Production/Screening, Theme Parks, Simulation, Museums, and Large Venue/Auditorium applications. USAV affiliate partners will also now have access to the only screens on the market that are 16K+ capable, as well as the only seamless screens available in sizes up to 40ft by 90ft.

“For over 70 years, Stewart has provided innovative, high-quality, future-proof projection screens to discerning buyers and audiences around the world,” says Shannon Townley, president and CEO of Stewart Filmscreen. “We are proud to be able to offer our expertise and unrivaled track record for manufacturing screens and materials that push the limits of what’s possible to all USAV affiliate partners.”

Stewart is providing in-depth training materials for USAV members, including sales training and screen binders with sample screen materials from across the Stewart Filmscreen line, demo units, and extensive marketing materials and program benefits unique to USAV.

“We are extremely excited to have Stewart Filmscreen as a partner alongside our other best of breed Pro AV brands,” says Chris Whitley, President of USAV. “We are looking forward to adding Stewart’s innovative, market-tested solutions to the USAV lineup, providing our members the best option for projection screen materials and manufacturing expertise.”

About Stewart Filmscreen®
Stewart Filmscreen Corporation is the premier manufacturer of professional projection screens since 1947. Headquartered in Torrance, California, with additional manufacturing facilities in Ohio and Singapore, Stewart Filmscreen is the preferred choice for major movie studios, discerning integrators and consultants, architects, and audio-video enthusiasts, alike. With unparalleled ISO 9001:2015 manufacturing capabilities and unrivaled image fidelity, two-time Academy Award®-winning Stewart Filmscreen produces the most optically immaculate projection screens for the most demanding customers in the world. Utilizing proprietary material science, innovative manufacturing methods, along with a solutions-driven design team, Stewart can custom engineer a projection screen solution to meet nearly every need.

Simply put, if a screen can be imagined, Stewart Filmscreen can deliver it. Imagine it. Done.

About USAV, a PSA Company
USAV, a network of ProAV integrators through the U.S. and Canada, is part of PSA, the world’s largest systems integrator cooperative made up of the most progressive audio-visual and systems integrators in North America. Combined, PSA members boast over 400 branch locations, employ over 7,500 industry professionals and are responsible for over $4.5 billion annually in pro audio-visual, security, fire, and life safety installations.  

PSA’s mission is to empower its owners to become the most successful systems integrators in the markets they serve. PSA brings this mission to life by partnering with industry-leading product and solution providers, delivering unparalleled education and training programs and by offering a variety of distinctive services that can enhance any company’s operations. Learn more at: www.usavgroup.net and www.psasecurity.com.

Media Contacts
Stewart Filmscreen: Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications, (425) 328-8640, katye@kmbcomm.com.

USAV and PSA: Kim Garcia, (303) 450-3467, kgarcia@psasecurity.com

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Stewart Phantom HALR Screen Lights Up the LAVA Centre

Phantom HALR combats ambient light

One of the hottest video displays in the public sector is the newly installed 21-foot Stewart Phantom HALR screen in the Hvolsvöllur, Iceland LAVA Centre museum.

Showing UltraHD 4K content to visitors near an approximately 40-foot replica of a mantle plume, which is an upswelling of extremely hot rock that regularly explodes, the combination of the exhibit and AV technology is designed to engage an estimated 150,000 museum visitors per year.

The video portion of the exhibit features a 20-minute video loop powered by a custom-built computer that incorporates a Nvidia 1060 GPU.

The computer feeds a Vivitek DK8500Z 7,500-lumen 4K projector via HDMI, and through the use of the Phantom HALR screen and 7,500-lumen Vivitek projector, the system is able to display quality images in a room environment that features light levels high enough to allow people entering the room to safely find their seats.

Stewart Phantom HALR Remains Flexible for Different Functions

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The LAVA Centre also wanted to use the space as a multifunction room.

In order to meet the facility’s requirements, Feris Ehf, the system integrator chosen to specify and install the system, chose the Phantom HALR screen in a lace and grommet fixed frame AT 1.5 masking system configuration.

“Phantom HALR was our one-and-only choice in screen materials. The Phantom HALR provides such a bright picture that we were able to create an immersive experience.

“It really lets that Vivitek 7500-lumen 4K projector shine. Visitors forget their surroundings as they watch the lava pouring from the volcanoes on screen.”

Handling the audio side of the AV system is seven ONE Point speakers and a Danley subwoofer.

Controlling the audio system is a Peavey MediaMatrix Nion n3 processor. A Powersoft amplifier drives the speaker system’s 7.1 audio feed, which comes from the computer’s sound card.

Originally published in Commercial Integrator by Robert Archer

The Road to ISE: Stewart Filmscreen Is Ready to Inspire

Stewart Filmscreen's new Balon Borderless, with improved features

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First published on AVNetwork

ISE is the biggest audiovisual event on the planet. 2018’s showing is expected to draw more than 75,000 international visitors looking for the latest and greatest solutions. We asked Shannon Townley, CEO and president of Stewart Filmscreen, what his company plans to bring to Amsterdam.

Q&A with Shannon Townley, CEO & president, Stewart Filmscreen

 

AV Technology: Why ISE?
ISE is an important part of Stewart Filmscreen’s go to market strategy as it offers a unique opportunity for us to show our range of products and innovations to a global audience. Because we do business around the world, it’s important we have time, such as what ISE offers, to have meaningful one-on-one time with our partners, prospects, and peers. More important, however, is the opportunity to showcase not just what we do but how and why, which is critical considering the competitive nature of the AV industry.

AV Technology: What will you focus on at the show?
This year, Stewart Filmscreen is showcasing what’s possible with two-piece projection and really honing in on the importance of image integrity, or image fidelity, as we like to say. In the booth (or stand, as they say) we are debuting an enhanced Balon Borderless design that now features optional LED backlighting, our new Gemini dual-roller screen system, the svelte new Cascade case, and Phantom HALR, our award-winning high ambient light rejecting screen material that has quickly become a top-seller. We’ll also be talking with attendees about total cost of ownership advantages this category provides over others and other critical value propositions while sharing insights and helping people find the best Stewart solution for their most challenging installations. Anytime we’re at an event — but especially one like ISE — we are there to educate and inspire, to listen and learn, and ultimately, to help our partners specify, integrate, and manage two-piece projection technologies effectively, in a wide variety of applications.

AV Technology: What about your solutions is notable for technology managers?
Tech managers and consultants should take note not only of what’s new on the show floor but also — and maybe more importantly — what’s been proven, tried, tested, and known to work well. With 70-plus years behind us we know not only what works but also the most effective path to achieving the desired result. Because we are vertically-integrated we control every aspect of our manufacturing and production. This means we can customize a solution that is ideally suited to the application, environment, and intended use. Think about that for a minute. Think what’s possible. Then, call Stewart Filmscreen and let our team provide your team the best possible solution. That’s the Stewart Filmscreen difference.