Draper Launches Ambient Light Rejecting Surface for Ultra-Short Throw
(Spiceland, Ind.) – April 24, 2018 – Draper, a leading manufacturer of projection screens, audiovisual mounting equipment, and solar control, announces TecVision® XH800X UST ALR and CS1000X ALR, the latest additions to the award-winning TecVision® line of ISF-certified, 8K-ready viewing surfaces.
After unveiling a massive rebrand at InfoComm 2017, Draper is celebrating their best year yet with exciting new solutions, innovations and more. One of their most ground-breaking solutions, TecVision XH800X UST ALR will debut at InfoComm 2018. TecVision XH800X UST ALR is a premium ambient light rejecting surface formulated for use with Ultra-Short Throw (UST) and short throw projectors in moderate to high ambient light applications for improved contrast and color saturation. This surface can reject 57% of off axis ambient light while still being able to support extremely wide viewing angles. Available in NanoPerf up to 102” image height, the TecVision XH800X UST ALR works with lens throw distance ratio of 0.25:1 or longer for best brightness uniformity.
“Most ALR screen surfaces are manufactured to reflect off-axis ambient light away from the viewer,” said Steve Cook, consultant relations manager for Draper, Inc. “With TecVision XH800X UST ALR, Draper was able to pull off a formulation that rejects up to 57% of off-axis ambient light and has a reasonable gain of 0.8 without sacrificing much projection light or causing hot spotting issues. Short throw projection is an important tool in classrooms, where the lights need to be kept on for students and instructors to work together. TecVision XH800X UST ALR will dramatically increase the effectiveness of these classrooms.”
In addition, the TecVision CS1000X ALR boasts Draper’s award-winning TecVision innovation with 82 percent ambient light rejection, making it ideal for spaces where there’s high ambient light with no way to control it. The TecVision CS1000X ALR’s half gain angle is 20 degrees and should be viewed within 30 to 35 degrees off-axis. A lens/throw distance ratio of 1.6:1 or longer is recommended.
Available in sizes as large at 23 feet by 67 feet wide, TecVision surfaces offer unparalleled performance and features that set them apart from the competition. Boasting better off-axis performance than similar products, TecVision surfaces offer minimal variance in gain spec, and optimal uniformity for better ambient light performance qualities. All TecVision surfaces are engineered for high contrast, precise resolution, color accuracy and the broadest possible view cone while providing superior quality, consistency and uniformity.
Visit Draper in booth 2347 at InfoComm 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada from June 6 – 8, 2018. For more information on Draper, please visit https://www.draperinc.com/.
Based in Spiceland, IN, Draper manufactures projection screens, projector and flat-panel display lifts, window shades and gymnasium equipment. The family owned and operated business was founded in 1902 by Luther O. Draper and is owned and managed by his descendants. With locations in the United States, Sweden and United Kingdom, Draper ships products to dealers throughout the United States and more than 100 countries. To learn more about Draper, visit www.draperinc.com.