Slate Projection Screen - Now Shipping!
Did you ever wonder why the color black doesn't look very black when you look at your projection screen? The truth is that the darkest part of the picture can only be as dark as the darkest part of the screen at any given light level, and when you start with white or grey fabric, it's pretty hard to get a nice, dark black in a well-lighted room. White and grey screens are as good at reflecting ambient light as they are at reflecting the projected image, so the colors simply wash out.
Screen Innovations was founded to fill the void and to make better projection a reality. With Slate, you'll get 65% ambient light rejection from all sides. Compare that to less than 15% from a typical high-end white or grey screen (even less from basic screens or a painted wall). The result is richer color, improved perceived brightness, and very likely the need for projectors that are less expensive.
Made in the USA, Slate™ is a flexible multi-particle optical screen offered in standard sizes up to 200” 16:9; larger sizes are available on request. Please call us for more information on how Slate can be integrated into your presentation or worship space.
Don't turn out the lights!
Buy a brighter projector, turn off the lights, dim the lights near the screens, get motorized shades for the windows, schedule your events at a time when the sun isn't streaming through the windows. We've all been there. We've all hoped for a better way.
Screen Innovations (SI) is the undisputed world leader in ambient-light rejection screen technology, and they've done it again! Following seven years of success with Black Diamond™, SI now offers Slate™ which enables your projection system to excel in high ambient light environments.
Slate was invented to provide the best picture possible, but at a lower cost than Black Diamond, and by eliminating 65% of the room's ambient light, it also eliminates the need to settle for white or gray screens. Matte white screens reject only about 10% of ambient light.
Made in the USA, Slate is a flexible multi-particle optical screen offered in standard sizes up to 200” 16:9; larger sizes are available on request.
With its high performance and efficiency, Slate allows us to pair it with projectors with lower light output in order to create an optimal price-performance solution for you.
Slate is available in Motorized, Zero Edge™, and Fixed Frame screen formats. Fixed frame screen pricing for 100” diagonal 16:9 is $1799.00. 187" for $3899.
Let us help you design the right projection solution today!
Eliminating Wireless Dropouts
Multi-path interference is the most common cause of wireless drop-outs, and if you can get rid of multi-path, you can get rid of a good number of headaches. So what exactly is multi-path interference?
This post explains multi-path, diversity receivers, and a new antenna for eliminating the problem.
When a microphone transmitter sends out a radio wave signal, it spreads through a room, like ripples on a pond. As the wave encounters flat surfaces, like walls and ceilings, it reflects and continues forward at different angles. Since there are multiple surfaces in every room, there are multiple reflections and hence multiple paths--some longer and some shorter--that a wave takes before reaching the wireless receiver.
Usually, the receiver is able to process two or more signals arriving at slightly different times without difficulty. But if the signals overlap in such a way that they cancel each other out (creating a “null”) you get a drop in volume or complete drop-out. Sometimes, the shape of the room can cause a multi-path null to perpetually hover over a receiver. Other times, when the speaker walks past a certain spot on the platform, a dead spot will develop and you’ll hear a quick drop-out.
Diversity receivers filter out multi-path interference by using two antennas instead of one. Most wireless receivers that have two antennas are diversity receivers. Since a multi-path null occurs only in specific and relatively small locations, it is less likely that a null will exist over both antennas. This is called “spatial diversity.” But spatial diversity does not work 100% of the time.
Allen & Heath Analog Rebate - save up to $400
Just in time for the end of your current budget year, or the beginning of the new one, Allen & Heath is offering rebates of up to $400 on the GL2400 and ZED 4-buss mixers. These mixers feature great-sounding mic preamps, quiet operation, 100mm faders. flexible channel EQ sections, and rugged construction. We have used both of these series in various venues around the country (and even ourselves) and both have developed the reputation of being reliable, rugged audio mixers.
Purchase a NEW in stock 4 BUSS system that is listed below from an authorized Allen & Heath dealer between December 1, 2013 thru January 31, 2014.
ZED-420 - Rebate $200
ZED-428 - Rebate $300
ZED-436 - Rebate $400
GL-2400/16 - Rebate $100
GL-2400/24 - Rebate $200
GL-2400/32 - Rebate $300
GL-2400/40 - Rebate $400
Download Rebate Coupon and get all of the details here
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