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For early adopters of 3-D projection technologies, Da-Lite Screen Company is introducing its 3D Virtual Grey front-projection screen fabric.
The proprietary 3-D projection screen material was developed at Da-Lite's Blue Ash, Ohio, facility. The introduction of the material follows the premiere of the companion 3-D rear-projection screen fabric, 3D Virtual Black, at InfoComm 2008 in June.
"In the past, the biggest obstacle in passive 3D stereoscopic projection was the ability of the projection screen to retain or "hold" the polarization of the image on the screen," said Blake Brubaker, Da-Lite sales VP. "With the introduction of 3D Virtual Grey, we are able to 'hold' 99 percent of the polarized image for a fantastic viewing experience."
According to the company, benefits of the 3D Virtual Grey material include a gain of 1.3, viewing half angles of 11 degrees and a "seamless" height of 16 feet. 3D Virtual Grey also features the company's exclusive black backing which minimizes image bleed-through.
Screens are available with different frame options in standard sizes from 4 feet wide up to 16 feet wide. Larger custom sizes are also available. Suggested retails of standard sizes range from $730 up to $3,500.
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