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New Motorized Masking System from Seymour-Screen Excellence Costs 50% Less, Available with 16K Ambient Light-Rejecting and 4K Acoustically Transparent Film Screen Surfaces

Ames, IA – February 19, 2019 – Reference-grade made-in-USA film screen brand Seymour-Screen Excellence is now shipping TRIM™, its most affordable fixed-frame motorized masking film screen ever. The system is offered in 1.78 and 2.40 aspect ratios from 90- to 150-inches wide and in custom sizes. It is available with the company’s acclaimed 4K Enlightor Neo acoustically transparent and 16K light-rejecting Ambient-Visionaire surfaces, as well as its Radiant White and Gray series. 

The ultimate in projection screens, Seymour-Screen Excellence’s flagship True Aspect Masking (TAM) systems are a top choice among home cinema designers for their outstanding video and audio performance, luxurious fit-and-finish and smooth and precise aspect ratio control. They are configured as either constant height (native 2.40 format with side motorized masking) or constant width (1.78 format with top and bottom masking). The masking panels are finished in a sheer black speaker grille material for acoustical transparency. The TAMs can be found in the finest VIP home cinemas worldwide.

For home theater enthusiasts that aspire to this same kind of Hollywood screening room experience yet have a more modest home theater budget, Managing Director Chris Seymour devised the TRIM series. TRIM provides the same kind of 2-way masking control and performance yet at half the cost of TAM.

“For TRIM we designed our Infinite Black™ borders to be removable. This makes it possible to ship the entire system nestled in a cardboard box,” says Chris Seymour, who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, a minor in economics from University of Missouri-Columbia, and an M.B.A. with honors from New York Institute of Technology. “This significantly reduces cost because we don’t have to ship in wooden crates like we do with the TAMs which on average weigh 700-pounds and require up to 3-days to build. It also gives the option that if the velvet border gets damaged, the panels can be inexpensively repaired or replaced.”

Seymour further brought costs down by opting for DC motors to drive TRIM’s masking assemblies. Precise and reliable, they can be independently controlled via IR receiver, trigger, dry contact, RF, RS-232, Ethernet or Z-wave.

TRIM is available in 1.78 aspect ratio with horizontal motorized masking or 2.40 with lateral motorized masking. Widths range from 90- to 150-inches wide with custom sizes also available. TRIM’s borders measure 3.7-inches wide and are finished in the company’s lush Infinite Black velvet borders. The Enlightor acoustically transparent fabric screen surfaces attach with either grip-channel or posts. The Ambient-Visionaire and Radiant screen surfaces attach by either grommets or O-rings.

TRIM is shipping now. MSRP spans $5,000 to $10,000 depending on size, and before motor and control accessories and installation costs.

For all Seymour-Screen Excellence media inquiries, contact Paul Muto at [email protected] or 631.849.4301.

About Seymour-Screen Excellence
Founded in 2010 as a joint venture by US-based Seymour AV (Chris Seymour) and UK-based Screen Excellence (Patrice Congard), Seymour-Screen Excellence combines the leadership and innovation of their acoustically transparent projection screen materials for high-end custom installers and specialty AV retailers in North America.

The company’s state-of-the-art screens provide flawless picture quality and acoustic transparency, superior to traditional perforated screens or other less exacting woven screen materials. Manufacturing takes place at the company’s factory / headquarters in Ames, Iowa.

Originally founded upon the latest in materials and design from Patrice Congard, recognized as the originator of the modern acoustically transparent screen, in recent years the venture has expanded its offerings with many innovative new solutions created by Chris Seymour. These include award-winning ambient light-rejecting film screen technologies, the home theater industry’s first color temperature tunable white bias LED back lighting kits and both single- and 4-way motorized masking systems including a new 20-foot tall version.

During 2017 CEDIA Expo, Seymour-Screen Excellence, in joint-demo with Audio Excellence and Wolf Cinema, was recognized by AVS Forum as Best Home Theater Demo. Follow Seymour-Screen Excellence on Twitter @SeymourScreenEx and Facebook: