SSE Increases Performance on Acoustically Transparent Film Screen

Enlightor-Neo Boasts Thin-Fabric Pattern Nearly Impossible to Detect
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A SSE employee demonstrates the Enlightor-Neo's transparency

Seymour-Screen Excellence is aiming to raise its performance standards by way of its new Enlightor-Neo 4K / HDR acoustically transparent film screen surface. The company will unveil Enlightor-Neo at CEDIA 2017 (Booth 4947) in ongoing immersive theater demos.

Enlightor-Neo attempts to take acoustical transparency film screen technology to another level as its surface is comprised of a newly woven pattern that contributes to improved audio and video performance. Like Enlightor-4K, Enlightor-Neo is rated for 4K and higher resolutions and delivers enhanced dynamic range performance (HDR).

Enlightor-Neo boasts a more matte finish (1.0 gain) and a slightly brighter look than Enlightor-4K (0.9). It also has more “stretch” to it, meaning it can be pulled tauter then other AT surfaces on the market, making it well suited for difficult custom applications such as motorized retractable applications.

“Picking up where our industry-leading Enlightor-4K leaves off, Enlightor-Neo squeezes the performance bubble more, with 0.5dB more acoustic transparency (still flat), and a whiter looking color,” said Seymour-Screen Excellence managing director Chris Seymour. “While the pattern is not randomized like Enlightor-4K, its ‘structure’ is shrunk down so small that it passes the challenges I make at tradeshows where I invite people to come up and literally put their nose smack up against the material and tell me if they can see any structure.”

Seymour-Screen Excellence offers a wide variety of fixed-frame designs including magnetic or motorized (single, two-, and four-way) masking options, frameless designs, and a motorized retractable option. All the company’s products are manufactured in Iowa and shipped within 5-7 business days from receipt of purchase order, with elaborate motorized designs shipped within 2-3 weeks. 

The company’s different Enlightor Series of A.T. film screen surfaces are:

Neo (4K, 1.0 gain, ideal for home theater and studio, no minimal seating distance required)

4K (0.9 gain, no minimal seating distance required, ideal for home and production)

Bright (1.1 gain, optimized for larger home theaters and film production)

PRO (0.9 gain, optimized for film production, commercial cinemas)