Screen Innovations demonstrated at ISE 2023 the installation versatility of its FlexGlass rear-projection screen material. SI says that its FlexGlass re-invents rear-projection screens by providing integrators with a surface that’s durable, yet bendable, boasting a low profile of just 2-1/2mm thick, and is available in sizes up to 30,785mm wide by 2,616mm tall.

These features make FlexGlass a versatile rear-projection screen, supporting applications including digital signage, projection blending, short-throw projection, and as a traditional rear-projection surface. Bendable, FlexGlass can be configured in a number of ways, such as an S-Shape against a curved wall and even a 360-degree circle. FlexGlass is designed and engineered with ambient light-rejecting properties to eliminate hot spotting, that can often occur with rear-projection installations. Engineered from the same material as bulletproof glass, FlexGlass is durable for use in any environment.

Plus, due to its flexible composition, FlexGlass can be rolled up for shipping to the job site, minimising the cost and labour typically incurred when shipping and handling a standard rigid rear-projection screen.

“We thought of everything when developing FlexGlass”, says SI CEO Ryan Gustafson. “It suits any rear-projection application, offers unique configuration options, features state-of-the-art screen technologies, and is simpler and easier to ship and install than its competition.”

FlexGlass was just one of many SI screen solutions showcased at ISE 2023, including Solo 3, SI’s new designer line of stylish indoor and outdoor motorised projection screen cassettes; and legacy favourites, such as Black Diamond and Zero-G.

FlexGlass in the field

Exhibiting the remarkable versatility of FlexGlass are two distinctly different installations of the product. FlexGlass was recently utilised on the set of ‘Star Trek: Picard’ as the main console on the bridge of the series’ U.S.S Stargazer. Able to curve to fit the parameters of the set design, FlexGlass afforded an installation-friendly solution that was also able to maintain bright, vivid imagery despite high ambient light levels. Applications of FlexGlass will be even more prominently displayed during season three.

The bendability of FlexGlass came in handy once again in a project spearheaded by the systems integration firm Wipliance. In this case, FlexGlass was used as a ‘virtual reality window’ to display to prospective buyers of luxury high-rise condo units the outdoor view from any of the upper-level residences. As the centrepiece of the developer’s sales centre, the 183in FlexGlass screen and the images presented on it helped seal many deals.

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