CES Las Vegas, NV and Torrance, CA – January 6, 2008 - Stewart Filmscreen Corporation®, the industry leader in precision projection screen technologies for the home cinema and commercial markets, announces the availability of the StarLift, a motorized mechanism designed to raise and lower the innovative StarGlas rear projection screen.
StarGlas is a remarkable engineering and visual achievement that takes a thin image layer and sandwiches it between two pieces of glass. The highly versatile StarGlas qualifies as safety glass and is extremely durable allowing architects and A/V integrators to use this specially engineered glass for exciting and distinctive visual applications. The StarLift is a convenient and efficient way to house this large piece of glass, allowing an installer to place a StarGlas screen virtually anywhere such as in a bedroom or media room. The StarLift mechanism can be integrated into a piece of furniture, allowing the screen to be hidden from view until needed.
The StarLift is available in two models and comes pre-installed with a StarGlas screen. The 65H (diagonal) can be fully extended with a height of 34-inches and 57-inches wide. The larger 72H (diagonal) is 37-inches high with a width of 63-inches. There are two types of StarGlas materials that can be used depending on the application, the StarGlas 60 and the StarGlas 100. The StarGlas 60 is the largest black screen in the world and offers a peak gain of .60 making it highly resistive to ambient light. It is suitable for a variety of residential applications such as media rooms and patio theaters. The StarGlas 100 is set at a peak gain of 1.0 and is an alternative to flat panel TVs and front screens that would be used in darker environments. Capable of blocking 100% of UV light, the StarGlas screens are abrasion and stain resistant. Unlike other screen materials StarGlas is completely non-combustible.
“StarGlas is one of the most successful and intriguing products we’ve ever introduced, especially for the commercial market,” says Joaquin Rivera, Director of Sales for Stewart Filmscreen. “The StarLift, however, provides us the opportunity to bring this unique product to the residential market in a big way. Flat Panel TVs are extremely popular but they are limited by size and visual performance. Our installers like to create unforgettable and WOW-type installations for their customers. The StarLift provides them with the needed solution to specify StarGlas as a new type of screen material in home installations.”
Stewart is well known for several core technology families including the FireHawk, GrayHawk, StudioTek, CineCurve and StarGlas screens. As a solutions-based company, Stewart’s state-of–the art projection systems are the first choice among systems integrators for a wide variety of residential and commercial applications. Stewart screens are engineered to meet the most rigorous optical and installation requirements, excelling at custom designs for unique projects with highly technical specifications.