Screen Innovations (SI) has announced what it believes to be the future of television with Zero-G, a new motorized projection screen that, when deployed, appears to be floating in midair and rolls out of the way when not in use.
“Zero-G has created a lot of buzz in the industry, and many competitors are already taking pictures of it at our trade-shows, trying to figure it out,” said Ryan Gustafson, chief innovator of SI. “We are pleased to announce that Zero-G—the world’s first Rollable TV—will be available to order on day 1 of CEDIA, September 15”.
To create an even bigger splash, Screen Innovations will be giving away two Zero-G screens during CEDIA 2016. Digital Projection has also joined the fun by offering their M-Vision 320 projector, combined with a 120-inch Zero-G Slate “Rollable Television” in the first giveaway package, (total MSRP of $21,160). The second giveaway will be for a 120-inch Zero-G Slate Screen.
To enter drawing one: drop a business card in one of the specially marked contest boxes located under SI’s screens in the CEDIA education or meeting rooms. The drawing will take place at 12:00 pm on Friday, day 2, at SI’s booth #5735. You must be present to win.
To enter drawing two: play a ping pong match at SI’s booth to qualify and drop a card. This drawing will take place at 12:00 p.m. at SI’s booth #5735 on day 3. You do not need to be present to win.
Zero-G was created to allow users to watch the game or their favorite movie on an image that “levitates” in space on cables that can be color-matched to their surroundings using their proprietary “color matching system” in order to be as un-obtrusive as possible. Although, as SI says, “this is just a box of crayons.”
“We have heard from so many people that they had to completely alter the natural orientation of their room because there was only one place they could mount a television.” Said Blake Vackar, VP of Sales at SI. “Even motorized screens can sometimes be a visual nuisance with a large ‘black-drop’ connecting the viewing surface to the case. Since Zero-G is suspended by cables it can be placed anywhere in a room even in front of a bay of windows or art-deco wall."
SI has included an array of features to make Zero-G a simple product to install and setup. Removable PCB, upper lift tubes, and factory pre-programmed bomb-bay doors on its flush model, are just a few of these features. SI has also engineered an automatic upper limit setting by using an optical sensor, and will also optionally ship the material tube separate from the case for new construction installations.
Vackar continued, “Zero-G is a completely unique screen that does not exist anywhere else and is completely new to the two-piece projection industry.”