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ELITE SCREENS’ NEW RAPTOR PROJECTION SCREEN OFFERS MORE FEATURES TO CUSTOM INSTALLERS
Posted on Tuesday, September 8, 2009
ELITE SCREENS’ NEW RAPTOR PROJECTION SCREEN OFFERS MORE FEATURES TO CUSTOM INSTALLERS

 

CERRITOS, Calif., September 8, 2009 — Elite Screens, Inc., an innovative company that specializes in affordable high quality projector screens, today announced design modifications to its Raptor projection screen that provide even more versatility for residential AV integrators.
Raptor, a premium electric floor-rising screen that conceals itself in an attractive functional furniture cabinet, is now available in a front-mounted configuration that allows enough surface space for up to a 60-inch flat-panel display.  Variants using CineWhite Tension material for enhanced flatness and 2.35:1 aspect ratio for wide screen movies will also be available.
Elite’s Raptor is an elegant, completely self-standing projection screen for installations when wall or ceiling screen installations are not practical, such as in apartments. It is housed in a fully functional media stand that accommodates a variety of media room hardware with its self-contained, aesthetically pleasing design. 
 
 


                       
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
“Raptor is an ideal home theater solution that combines aesthetic elegance with the functional performance of a large disappearing projection screen,” said David Rodgers, marketing manager, Elite Screens, Inc.  “With enough surface space for a flat-panel TV, Raptor provides a perfect solution for both everyday viewing and special home theater experiences.”
 
 

Elite’s Raptor comes in three sizes: 72-inches, 84-inches or 92-inches measured diagonally with a 16:9 and 2.35:1 aspect ratios available, with Elite’s MaxWhite FG fiberglass-backed material that provides a flat and easily visible surface in 1.1 gain for home theater versatility. Additional material options also include Elite’s CineWhite 1.1 gain tension material.
Raptor utilizes a motorized cross-rising “scissor” mechanism for versatility in placement and convenient integration. It is driven by a tubular motor that has a superior weight tolerance and operational lifespan.  Its variable height settings accommodate virtually any home theater environment while the cabinet’s neutral design and aesthetic accentuates the décor of most homes or offices.
Elite’s Raptor provides a wide variety of control options for increased flexibility.  Each unit comes with a 5-12V wireless trigger for drop/rise synchronization with a projector’s power cycle along with infrared and radio frequency (IR/RF) receivers for a complete wireless operational package.  The RF remote provides a superior range of wireless operation without the necessity for line-of-sight contact. The ZR800D IR universal learning remote allows simultaneous screen operation with up to eight different media devices so users can easily and quickly manipulate various video and media sources.  Both the RF remote and a ZR800D IR universal learning remote are included.
Pricing, Availability, Warranty
Elite Screens’ Raptor is priced at $4899 USD and is currently available through retail, internet, professional AV and systems integrator channels.  It comes with Elite’s two-year manufacturer’s limited warranty, which is twice the industry standard.
About Elite Screens, Inc.
Elite Screens Inc. is a California-based company founded in 2004 by manufacturing veterans from the AV/IT/Custom industry. We specialize in commercial and home-theater projection screens for the retail and custom install sales channels. We produce a wide variety of electric, manual roll-up, fixed frame and portable projection screens with a broad array of sizes, formats and materials. Products are sold worldwide through our offices in the US, Germany, China and Taiwan. Elite Screens, Inc. is headquartered at 16410 Manning Way, Cerritos, CA 90703. For more information, please call 877-511-1211 or visit http://www.elitescreens.com.