Draper To Demo Screens, Lifts At CEDIA

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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 brackets.

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 systems.

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.


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