“We are very excited to roll out this new technology to our customers,” said Melissa Rone, Senior Marketing Manager. “Sometimes consumers want the look and technology of a flat panel, but if the room is greater than 15 feet deep, a flat panel is too small. When a larger display is needed, Parallax can provide both the benefits of a brightly lit display that is black when it is not under projection, and accommodate sizes up to a 120 inch diagonal.”
Parallax is made up of multiple micro-layers to achieve its light blocking properties and superior viewing angles. Each micro-layer has a function in creating the brightly lit display. Layers that are black boost contrast and absorb ambient light from the sides, while a specially shaped layer blocks light from above. This is evident in demos where lights can be shown directly above the screen without washing out the image.
“Da-Lite has been looking at ambient light rejecting technology for about eight years, but only now do we have surfaces that perform at a level appropriate for Pro AV,” said Wendy Cox, Director of Product Development. Da-Lite is launching two ambient light rejecting surfaces.Parallax 0.8 for standard throw projectors and Parallax UST 0.45 for ultra short-throw projectors. Both products are flexible, shipping in a roll, and feature speckle and glare-free surfaces as well as extremely wide viewing angles of 85? and 80? respectively.