Screen Innovations Solo, Solo Pro Goes Everywhere, Does Everything
Making its debut at CEDIA, Screen Innovations showed off a retractable-screen solution that brought the power of the Zero Edge on the road. The real secret sauce in the Solo and Solo Pro is the entirely wireless screen that is powered by a rechargeable battery capable of over 500 open and close cycles before needing a charge.
The Solo and Solo Pro offer more than just a wireless screen, it utilizes both the Zero Edge invisible bezels and runs their top of the line Slate 1.2 screen. The only difference between the two models is the Solo runs a 80" or 100" screen, where the Solo Pro can push up to 120" and can use any of the manufacturer's materies, including material from their acoustically transparent or 360-rear projection line.
"We have one goal," said Ryan Gustafson, SI's President. "Create amazing experiences. We know if we accomplish that, our dealers will thrive." To follow through on this directive, Solo's wireless control and power allow it to exist anywhere. Even when seemingly levitating in front of a wall of windows. SI has also added an incredible array of options for Solo Pro, such as 12 color options hand-picked by designers. This gives dealers, for the first time, the ability to offer their customers a projection screen that blends into their room, enhancing the illusion that the screen completely disappears when not in use.
Designed to be mounted anywhere, the screen was showcased at this years CEDIA convention on the side of a bus. Solo is designed to be mounted nearly anywhere, thanks to its small form factor, lightweight, and multitude of designer mounting accessories. Some of these accessories include universal brackets which adapt to any 1/4-20 threaded application, quick release brackets, ceiling brackets, or even suction cups for mounting to windows or other smooth, flat surfaces such as an RV or Airstream.
"Probably the most beautiful thing about the screen is not actually the screen itself, but how it seamlessly fits into its environment, and more importantly, your control system," remarked Tom Cooley, SI's COO. "We are capable of integrating with all of the major control ecosystems, even Amazon Echo for voice activated control. To top it off, we have engineered a new control device, Solo Control, which enables a wide array of I/O ports while maintaining a completely wireless connection to the screen."
The Solo and Solo Pro are available later this year, starting at $1,600.