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Screen Excellence, StJohn Group Form Partnership

The two companies will launch video products for home theater professionals.

Bellingham, WA–U See Ltd., owners of Screen Excellence, has announced its intention to form a partnership with AV distribution firm StJohn Group Inc.

The Screen Excellence line, already marketed in Europe, will be launched by StJohn Group at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Screen Excellence manufactures in the UK, a complete line of fixed, motorized and masking screens for a variety of high performance home theater applications. These acoustically transparent screens incorporate innovative engineering to prevent visual moir commonly found with digital projectors as well as the reflection of light back through the screen.

The companys patent-pending motorized screens pay particular attention to the design of the tensioning to provide a totally flat projection surface free of any ripples. A built-in channel on the frame of the fixed frames provides an area for bias lighting, dramatically extending the perceived contrast ratio.

Kevin Leja, president of StJohn Group said, We are extremely proud to be partnering with Patrice Congard, CEO and founder of U See, Ltd. He is the originator of the modern acoustically transparent screen concept. Together with his engineering expertise and pioneering efforts in this field, plus our knowledge and experience building the AT screen market in North American over the past four years, we are an unbeatable team.

Mr. Leja went on to add, Our goal with Screen Excellence is to position the cost of acoustically transparent screens to the point where they are close in price to non-AT screens that were designed for high definition sources and 1080 projection. Given the option, and with little or no price difference, why would anyone not want to place their center speaker or L, C, and R speakers behind the screen, where they belong? Screen Excellence products will make the decision to go AT or not, pretty much a moot point.

During CES, StJohn Group will be debuting their Screen Excellence line along with their other premium brands Artcoustic, Cabasse, Cineversum, and iSky Panels at the Tuscany Hotel, 255 East Flamingo just west of Paradise. For more details, an appointment or interviews, contact Peter Hoagland at (703) 989-3680.

StJohn Group will be taking orders for Screen Excellence at the CES and will begin shipping in January. Orders will ship from company facilities in Bellingham, WA. All screens will receive prepaid ground freight from Bellingham.