Screen Innovations officials say they “spent three years in the lab to create a flexible, ALR screen that can go massive and adheres to only the strictest visual acuity and uniformity standards,” according to the company’s announcement of its new SI Slate XL screen.
“Thanks to its flexible chemical makeup, the multi-particle Slate material can roll tightly and stretched when necessary,” according to the Screen Innovations announcement of Slate XL, which the company will feature at InfoComm 2018 [booth C1414].
“That means we can utilize it in a lot of unique applications such as Zero-G, Transformer and Zero Edge.”
There’s also the added benefit of being able to roll the Slate XL screen on a small core for shipping, simplifying logistical challenges. Slate XL screens come from a roll that is up to 189 inches tall. That equates to sizes up to 375 inches diagonally in 16:9.
SI can also seam the material with its proprietary micro-seaming technique, “creating images nearly double that size,” allowing users to imagine optical screens almost 16 feet tall.
Resolution Specs of the SI Slate XL
Slate XL is equipped to display images in 4K and comes in Zero Edge Pro, Zero Edge, fixed, transformer and motorized versions.
“Even with our top-of-the-line ambient light-rejecting screen, the dollar per square inch cost that the average consumer faces is dramatically higher with flat panels,” according to an SI blog on the Slate series.
“That holds true even when you factor in the cost of the projector. The same thing is true in the commercial space, only in drastically greater factors. We invented Slate because we wanted to push that dichotomy even further.”
“The team was able to come up with a huge ALR screen, based on the technology that made our original Slate materials so successful. We couldn’t sacrifice the standards of SI Slate (namely uniformity, color neutrality, micro-texture, and of course ambient light rejection from all perpendicular angles) but had to go big. And we did it,” according to the SI blog post.
SI Slate XL can go up to 16 feet tall and 164 feet wide in a totally seamless format. Even with that size, “it maintains all the image quality goodness that everyone has always loved so much from Slate,” according to the blog post.