SI launches new Zero-G projector screen
Screen Innovation’s (SI) new motorised screen, the Zero-G, with a newly extended maximum drop, aims to solve the problem that integrators often have when specifying a motorised screen where extremely tall ceilings make it all but impossible.
Zero-G has no black mask above the viewing surface. Instead, the Zero-G screen is housed in a two-piece tube that is suspended from Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMwPE) cables, where it deploys at a pre-set location and unrolls itself, displaying the viewing surface with up to 15.8ft (4.8m) of drop.
The area above the Zero-G viewing surface is acoustically transparent and does not negatively impact the viewing experience like a standard motorised screen with black masking material would.
In addition to the newly added long drop option, SI has also re-engineered the internals of the Zero-G chassis including mechanics such as a new end-cap design that is milled entirely from one block of aluminum, and improved consistencies for internal mounting points by using barrel mounts instead of a pulley system. Zero-G is custom built by hand just like the rest of SI’s screens in their Austin, TX facilities.
This aims to provide complete control over the development, engineering, and production processes.
“Zero-G has always been an incredibly impressive screen, but the long drop option takes it to a whole new level,” SI director of marketing Skyler Meek says.
“Sure, the awesome ALR capabilities of our screen materials solve a huge problem, but the most jaw-dropping part of the whole thing, for me at least, is just watching the thing roll up and down.
“No other screen on the planet offers this kind of experience.”