Indianapolis – Draper is bringing
to CEDIA Expo a full complement of high-end home-theater accessories, including
various projection screen solutions.
For traditional dedicated home-theater
rooms, Draper has added curved frame versions of its existing Clarion and Onyx
projection screens. Draper said the curved screens with Vel-Tex covered
extruded aluminum frames help offset pin-cushion distortion from a horizontal
expansion lens, and provide greater engagement with the projected image. In addition,
the curved image is reportedly subject to less ambient reflected light and the
projector’s light is more accurately reflected for an ideal picture.
The curve is defined by its
radius in feet. Custom radii are available.
Curved Onyx is available in sizes
up to 19 feet wide. Curved Clarion is available in sizes up to 13 feet wide.
Custom sizes are also available.
Both screens include mounting
Draper is also displaying its new
Nocturne projection screen designed for outdoor use.
The Nocturne is available in
motorized (series E) or crank-operated (series C) versions.
The weather- and insect-resistant
solid aluminum head box includes a built-in hinge to ease installation and
service. Hardware comes standard in white, but is also available in silver,
ivory, charcoal bronze or black. A weighted dowel and side cable guides provide
maximum stability in breezy situations, the company said.
The motorized Nocturne works with
a wall switch or remote, or it can be integrated into existing home-automation
The crank-operated version is
intended for areas where power is unavailable.
Viewing surfaces available
include matte white or high-contrast gray. HDTV format sizes are available from
65 inches to 133 inches diagonal. CinemaScope and other formats are available
up to 10 feet wide. Custom sizes are available.
In addition to screens, Draper is
demonstrating custom solutions for hiding TVs and other equipment. “The sky
really is the limit on custom lifts we can design for projectors, flat-panel
displays or almost any other type of equipment,” said Amy Madden, sales support
product manager for Draper. “We can build lifts into walls, ceilings, floors,
tables or other furniture. We can even do multiple lifts that move several
products, either individually or at the same time.”
The lifts are not based on
standard lift products, but rather are custom designed to fit any need, ranging
from concealing a camera or speakers to mounting a flat-panel display that has
to travel and rotate, Madden said.
Draper will also display its
Exterior FlexShades line, designed to block exterior heat and glare from
windows, in motorized and crank versions, as well as a line of home theater
stage curtains, also available with motor or crank.
Draper is in booth 3664.