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Da-Lite Unveils Two New Ambient Light-Rejecting Technologies At InfoComm15

Press Release  |  Jun 17, 2015

Parallax 0.8 and Parallax UST 0.45 to be Introduced in Orlando

WARSAW, IN – June 17, 2015 – Parallax is the latest family of surfaces from Da-Lite, and features an advanced optical lens system that rejects light, rather than only diffusing light. This new technology mimics the look of a television, but without the glare from windows or lighting fixtures.

“We are very excited to roll out this new technology to our customers,” said Melissa Rone, Senior Marketing Manager. “Sometimes consumers want the look and technology of a flat panel, but if the room is greater than 15 feet deep, a flat panel is too small. When a larger display is needed, Parallax can provide both the benefits of a brightly lit display that is black when it is not under projection, and accommodate sizes up to a 120 inch diagonal.”

Parallax is made up of multiple micro-layers to achieve its light blocking properties and superior viewing angles. Each micro-layer has a function in creating the brightly lit display. Layers that are black boost contrast and absorb ambient light from the sides, while a specially shaped layer blocks light from above. This is evident in demos where lights can be shown directly above the screen without washing out the image.

“Da-Lite has been looking at ambient light rejecting technology for about eight years, but only now do we have surfaces that perform at a level appropriate for Pro AV,” said Wendy Cox, Director of Product Development. Da-Lite is launching two ambient light rejecting surfaces. Parallax 0.8 for standard throw projectors and Parallax UST 0.45 for ultra short-throw projectors. Both products are flexible, shipping in a roll, and feature speckle and glare-free surfaces as well as extremely wide viewing angles of 85? and 80? respectively.

For a product demo or more information attendees can visit booth 2501 or visit

Founded in 1909 by Adele De Berri, the inventor of the Silver Screen, Da-Lite is the leading producer of high quality commercial and residential projection screens globally. With headquarters in Warsaw, Indiana and additional operations in the U.S. and Europe, Da-Lite manufactures and provides projection surfaces, screens and accessories to organizations and venues around the world. Today Da-Lite’s proprietary screen technologies are specified for the most demanding installations from military training simulators to boardrooms and classrooms to home theaters. For more information visit