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Screen Research Engineering Feats Keep Installers Top of Mind

Press Release  |  Sep 22, 2008

Significant, exclusive new features offer CEDIA professionals the highest level of screen quality and installation versatility.

Nantes, France – September 22, 2008 – Screen Research, a world-class provider of innovative projector screen solutions for the home theater and professional markets, announced two advanced screen systems for its projector screens. The unique engineering prowess exhibited by Screen Research’s new TFX™ floating tab-tensioning system and FastGrip™ fabric attachment system provide the latest examples of the company’s installer-first focus, delivering compelling versatility and ease of installation.

Screen Research’s patent-pending TFX tab-tensioning system delivers the greatest level of screen rigidity and flatness available to achieve optimal image quality for hanging or motorized screens. The simple and effective TFX system keeps a hanging screen surface flat when in use, with no distortion and no edge-warping so the projected image is presented in the best possible manner.

TFX solves a common installation problem. Installers traditionally resort to hanging a weight on the bottom of the screen paired with supporting cables to maintain tension to the screen ends. As the screen size gets larger, characterized by increasingly rigid screen materials, this proves to be a less than ideal solution that results in warping, distortion and overloading the structure with excess weight. With TFX, one weight “floats” inside the other, independently applying the vertical and lateral force to eliminate these issues. The lighter and more efficient screen design utilizes the inner weight engaging with the outer to safely ascend as one, with no danger of damaging the screen. Weights can then be optimized to take care of the variables of screen surface material and screen size and drop, eliminating any possible distortion to the roller structure.

The FastGrip fabric attachment system, meanwhile, provides comparable benefits to custom installers utilizing Screen Research’s fixed ClearPix™ acoustically transparent or SolidPix™ solid screen material solutions. FastGrip makes it simple fast and foolproof to attach the selected screen surface to the frame, saving time for installers delivering the picture quality their customers demand.

FastGrip’s three levels of adjustment allow for any stretch in the fabric caused by multiple installations of the same screen, at all times ensuring the screen is evenly tensioned. Should a customer desire a screen upgrade, de-mounting and re-installation is easy because the same frame can be used. In addition, Screen Research’s StopLight™ black backing fabric can easily be mounted to the same FastGrip structure by using a snap fastener system to eliminate light that may otherwise affect image quality.

Screen Research’s TFX and FastGrip will be available in November 2008.

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About Screen Research
Headquartered in Nantes, France, Screen Research is a world-class provider of innovative projector screen solutions designed for custom home theater and professional cinema applications. Distributed in more than 25 countries worldwide, Screen Research offers an extensive line of state-of-the-art video projection screen solutions, most notably its award-winning ClearPix® acoustically transparent THX® and ISF® certified screens.

ClearPix, FastGrip, SolidPix and TFX are trademarks of Screen Research. ISF is a trademark of the Imaging Science Foundation.