Screen Innovations (SI) demonstrates its dedication to the success of home systems integrators in the motorized shade and screen business by introducing a host of problem-solving new products at CEDIA Expo 2022. Always striving to make integrators’ jobs simpler and more profitable, SI drew inspiration from its network of systems integrators to develop technologies, products, and systems that overcome common challenges in the field effectively and efficiently, while bestowing end-users with beautiful, convenient, and fun smart home environments.
Whether it was an integrator’s wish for a simpler means of programming, a line of sleeker, smaller motorized shade and screen cassettes, or more affordable installation hardware and software, SI listened, quickly pivoting to engineer and design the ideal shade and screen solution.
“Despite a rocky, pandemic-ridden 2020 and ongoing supply chain issues, we never stop listening to our integrators and innovating products that make a real difference in their livelihoods,” says SI CEO Ryan Gustafson. “They are the reason we do what we do and our top priority has always been to develop the types of shading and screen products they want. They tell us what we can do to improve, and we take their suggestions to the design and engineering drawing board.”
SI’s CEDIA Expo 2022 exhibit in Booth #19061 will include a range of indoor and outdoor entertainment and ambiance-enhancing solutions, including:
NEW Solo 3 Outdoor Entertainment Pavilion Featuring Shades and Screens
A focal point of SI’s CEDIA 2022 exhibit is Solo 3, a re-envisioned line of design-centric motorized projection screen cassettes that discreetly blends into surrounding environments. The clean, sharp lines of the self-contained Solo 3 cassette complement trending contemporary and minimalist home designs.
Unlike most other motorized projection screen cassettes, Solo 3 is manufactured as a visually flawless unit without typical demarcations of the end caps. Units come powder-coated in white, black, or painted to match the surrounding surface. Alternatively, when mounted above the ceiling, the entire cassette beautifully vanishes into the structure of the room. The new Solo 3— available in 375, 575, and 675 cassette sizes— replaces SI’s legacy 3 and 5 Series motorized projection screen lines. The stylish design attributes of Solo 3 help systems integrators appeal to the discerning tastes of clients who want to enjoy an immersive, dynamic entertainment experience on a big screen without compromising room aesthetics.
NEW Moab “Mother of All Boards”
Installation and programming ease has always been top priorities of systems integrators; SI showcases within its 575 and 675 Solo 3 models a newly designed 485-based control board to facilitate faster programming of setpoints, rotation, and motor reset, automation of discovery and programming of keypads and remotes, and seamless integration with third-party control systems. This “Mother of all Boards,” Moab, features numerous inputs and outputs to support a wide range of 485-based automation and control configurations and simplifies the commissioning of screen settings with other control devices such as SI keypads. Built into the eye-catching, translucent housing of Moab, which may be purchased separately from Solo 3 for programming assistance, are 485- and dry contact ports, 12-volt triggers, and IR receivers. All programming can be accomplished using Moab without a computer or software.
Zen 2 Design-Inspired Outdoor Motorized Shade Cassette
The first décor-minded outdoor shading solution, Zen 2 boasts an elegant, customizable, architecturally friendly design that effortlessly transforms decks, gazebos, patios, and other outdoor areas into comfortable, stylish living spaces, expanding the usable space of any home. Zen 2 gives architects and designers an option that seamlessly blends into today’s home designs, thanks to a custom paintable, primed option for a perfect color match. Accommodating popular outdoor shading fabrics to 25 feet wide and 16 feet tall, Zen 2 includes everything needed for a complete installation. Another perk: Zen 2 installs in half the time of other outdoor shading systems, thanks to its unique snap-in tube and hidden bracket attachment.
NEW Nano 2 Adds Decorative, Installation-Friendly Features to Motorized Shading
Leveraging the popularity of its fashion-forward Nano line of motorized shading solutions, SI’s next-generation Nano 2 embodies a suite of revolutionary new features in direct response to requests from dealers, yet maintains the same sleek, modern aesthetic that made the Nano line a favorite among systems integrators, designers, and end-users alike.
An enhancement especially helpful to integrators, designers, and architects is Nano 2’s removable front cover which provides easy access to the motors, technology, and shading fabric inside the cassette. This feature enables any necessary leveling adjustments, maintenance, and fabric swaps to be handled easily without detaching the cassette from the window. The Nano 2 motor, power, and control cables can be removed from the mounted shading cassette for service. Other refinements enable smoother, quieter raising and lowering of the shade and quicker programming and integration with other 485-controlled devices and systems.
CEDIA Expo 2022 attendees can see demonstrations of Solo 3, Zen 2, Nano 2, Moab, and other innovative shade and screen solutions at Booth #19061. Systems integrators, designers, and architects can learn more about SI’s complete line of residential and commercial shade and screen products at www.screeninnovations.com.