In 2016 Screen Innovations (SI), which is distributed by Network AV, introduced the Zero-G projection screen featuring Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMwPE) cables that suspend the screen. SI recently announced these cables will be available in three new cord colours to give integrators the capability to more closely match the existing colour in the environment behind the screen.
Described by SI as a ‘rollable TV’, Zero-G seemingly levitates in midair, with no black mask between the top of the viewing surface and the case.
“We ran Zero-G through an extensive destructive testing cycle and standard aircraft cable continued to have metal failure due to friction created in each individual stainless strand. We moved to UHMwPE cable because it is 80% lighter than a comparably-strong steel cable, far more flexible, longer-lasting and it maintains its strength and flexibility in all conditions. On top of that, it has the lowest carbon footprint across its service life of any comparable alternative,” said SI director of design Ryan Paul.
In addition to the white, grey and black cables already available, HMwPE cables now come in sky blue, forest green and warm grey (beige).
“When you match our Zero-G cord colours to the wall or window behind the screen it looks as though they completely disappear. It’s incredible,” said SI director of marketing Skyler Meek.
A Zero-G screen can be placed where other technologies can’t go such as in front of a window, and when it’s not in use it rolls up into a flush mounted ceiling pocket, disappearing until the next time it’s needed.
Zero-G cord colours are available now at no additional charge.