The Draper Foundation Mount System accommodates nearly any LED panel on the market. Foundation was designed specifically with installers in mind and is loaded with features to help technicians install and precisely align LED panels in significantly less time than ever before. The Foundation is preconfigured at the factory and ready to be installed right out of the box with no onsite cutting or modifications.
“We’ve been really pleased with the positive response, especially from the install community,” says Grant Wylie, director of AV product management for Draper. “Time after time installers have told us that the Foundation is the easiest LED structure they’ve ever worked with. With that in mind, we decided it’s time to move beyond our initial offering for specific partners and open up the availability to panels from all LED manufacturers.”
One of the most difficult parts of a video wall installation is the alignment process of the LED panels and modules. Foundation provides two layers of precise Z-axis adjustment for perfect alignment of the panels while also keeping the LEDs safe from damage during installation. Foundation components are even configured to make it easy to get into the installation site, no matter how large the array will be.
Also at the show, the Spiceland, Ind.-based company showcased its battery-powered Acumen Recharge motorized screen, which installs like a manual screen, according to the company, with simple mounting brackets and no electrician needed. The unit runs on a lithium-ion battery located inside the roller.
The motor only needs to be recharged about every 500 cycles, but the Recharge can be plugged in all the time due to an automatic shutoff that guarantees there will be no battery damage. Acumen Recharge can optionally connect with PoE to stay permanently charged.
Draper’s Acumen Recharge can be controlled by a wireless wall switch or handheld remote. An optional dry contact interface also allows connection to systems like Crestron and AMX. Add the optional hub and it can be controlled by Google, Alexa, and many other systems. With the wireless hub, it can be controlled via a smartphone app.
The Acumen’s sleek screen case has an elegant, curved fascia. The Acumen Recharge V is available with tab-tensioned surfaces including 8K-ready TecVision, OptiFlex, CineFlex rear projection, and ClearSound AT. Acumen Recharge E is available with the OptiView and ClearSound families of free-hanging surfaces.
Also in the Draper booth in Orlando was the TecVision line of premium projection surfaces, which has five different ambient-light rejecting surfaces.