Motorized projection screens are a convenient and versatile solution whether you have a dedicated home theater or a multi-purpose family room, but cost, conditions, or aesthetics can keep some homeowners from saying “yes” to motorization. Draper now has a solution for that with the battery-powered Acumen Recharge, which will be on display at CEDIA Expo 2021.
The Acumen Recharge installs like a manual screen — attach the mounting brackets and install the screen case. There’s no wiring or electrician to worry about thanks to the lithium-ion battery located inside the roller.
The motor only needs to be recharged about every 500 cycles, but you don’t have to wait. You can leave the Recharge plugged in all the time — an automatic shutoff guarantees there will be no battery damage. Acumen Recharge can optionally connect with PoE to stay permanently charged.
The Acumen Recharge can be controlled by a wireless wall switch or handheld remote. An optional dry contact interface also allows connection to systems like Crestron and AMX. Add the optional hub, and you can control it with Google, Alexa, and many other systems. With the wireless hub, you can also control the Recharge screen via a smartphone app.
Projection screens need to be ready for action in many different environments. Ambient light is not always going to be controlled; larger rooms mean wider viewing angles and more distance to the farthest viewer; the projector may need a boost. The Acumen Recharge can tackle these and other issues because every Draper viewing surface is available for the series. The Acumen Recharge V is available with tab-tensioned surfaces, including 8K-ready TecVision, OptiFlex, CineFlex rear projection, and ClearSound AT. Acumen Recharge E is available with the OptiView and ClearSound families of free-hanging surfaces.
To learn more about the Acumen Recharge, visit Draper in booth #2212 at the 2021 CEDIA Expo, September 1-3 in Indianapolis, or go to www.draperinc.com/projectionscreens/acumen.