15 Minutes With:: Vutec
Vutec Corporation, a technology leader in custom and standard video projection screens and related products since 1977, has recently entered into a proprietary agreement with the Imaging Science Foundation, an independent testing organization that works with the industry, testing and approving products to the highest industry standards for quality and consistency worldwide. Initial independent testing has yielded picture quality results with six products receiving this ultimate certification.
Vutec’s state-of-the-art product line is developed to satisfy the ever-changing demands of audio/video dealers and their clients worldwide. Vutec holds numerous patents and patents-pending on a multitude of products, including the ground-breaking SilverStar 2D/3D and premium Vision X product lines.
Vutec’s screen technology and custom design continues to set standards through innovative manufacturing of front/rear projection screens, ArtScreens and masking systems. Vutec’s advanced custom products offer a diverse selection of new mounting designs, controls, screen surfaces and sizes available to satisfy any requirement. Vutec’s screen technologies are created for the most demanding installations for high-end custom home theaters and media rooms.
Vutec first became recognized as an industry pioneer with the development of high-gain curved screens, and has maintained its leading position with the introduction of products like the revolutionary patented SilverStar. The award-winning product line also includes ArtScreen and Theater Art Systems—motorized art that transforms flat panel displays or projection screens into works of art. There are also a variety of motorized screens available in ceiling-mounted, recessed and rising arm formats, as well as a vast selection of masking screens, audio-visual products, and rear projection screen systems.
Vutec’s custom design team has been hard at work expanding the options to exceed the demand for today’s custom integration environment. With recent enhancements to the award-winning SilverStar line, a new high-gain surface has been developed that is well suited for both home theater and commercial applications. The new line provides a seamless multi-panel solution for commercial integration and a motorized roll-up version that enhances home theater and commercial applications as well.
The new SilverStar SS55 provides a high-gain solution that can favorably impact installation time and dramatically cuts down the cost of shipping, which is a huge benefit to home theater and commercial integrators. The enhanced surfaces provide ultimate picture definition, vivid colors, high contrast and brightness in ambient lighting conditions. It is available in fixed, multi-panel and motorized versions.
The next generation SilverStar is 4K compatible and ISF-certified—an industry first among high-gain screens.
Vutec’s custom design team has also expanded the Vu-flex Pro fabric line, which is 4K compatible for the ultimate picture resolution and has been certified by the Imaging Science Foundation as well.
Vutec is presently expanding its offerings in ArtScreen and Theater Art Systems, including a wider selection of museum-quality art options and framing/mounting selections.
The company has made recent additions in the sales and marketing departments, and is actively upgrading dealer representation throughout the United States and abroad. •