Screen Innovations (SI) which is known best for its optical screen materials such as Black Diamond, is announcing an all-new, completely re-designed from the ground up version of its popular Solo motorized screen. Touted as the smallest cassette ever made, Solo was designed as the first motorized screen solution to fit into the design of a room and was capable of being easily carried and installed in less than 5-minutes by a single person.
“The only thing that we’ve been doing for the last year is listening. Everyone loves Solo but wanted more size, more power, reverse roll capability, serviceability, and robustness. We are delivering exactly that with Solo 2, a completely re-engineered product,” said Ryan Gustafson, CEO at SI. “And by completely re-engineered, I mean absolute simplicity.”
The aptly-named, Solo 2 family is suited to continue that legacy, with a new even more compact cassette design that is 17% smaller than the original, but with a much wider array of options such as sizes up to 160” diagonal and nearly any power option imaginable.
SI has continued the innovative rechargeable power option as well as the existing wired low-voltage option, and a new addition of wired AC in Solo 2 along with a slew of control connectivity options such as RTS, RS485. Additionally, Solo 2 is capable of reverse orientation, a highly requested feature that enables users to drop their screen in front of an existing flat-panel or wall-art without obstruction concerns.
In addition to the design-oriented features of the original Solo screens, such as 12-designer selected color options, one of the most notable was the rechargeable motor option, a patent-pending design that uses a magnetic charging port to recharge a lithium-powered motor. For the rechargeable option, running wire is not necessary and recharging is only required once every 2 years by simply “clicking” the magnetic cable to the charging port.
Material options have not skimped either with options such as Slate, SI’s popular optical (ambient-light rejecting) material, and “Short Throw” making Solo 2 the world’s only motorized screen with an optical material specifically suited for ultra-short throw projectors. Additionally, SI has included their highly refined white and gray materials, also rated for 8k projection and reproduce the purest possible image.
SI is accepting Solo 2 pre-orders now and will begin shipping starting on April 2, 2019.