Legrand brand Projecta is launching a new Ambient Light Rejecting (ALR) surface, Parallax Stratos 1.0, which is said to offer the flexibility to design seamless ALR screens up to 488cm in height in tensioned electric and fixed frame options. Parallax Stratos is a high value ALR surface that rejects up to 80% of ambient light with 1.0 gain for standard throw projectors (1.0:1 minimum throw). It is available in large dimensions offering the opportunity to design larger rooms with projection in challenging situations.
Stratos completes the ALR range, where the Parallax Pure offers 96% ambient light rejection.
True Optical ALR surfaces are specifically designed to reject high levels of ambient light from specific angles in a room. Light in the room is not reflected in the image, resulting in high contrast, luminous images in well-lit environments. True Optical ALR screens consist of a series of optical layers. Each layer plays a role in preserving the image that is reflected back to the viewer in high ambient light environments.
The two surfaces in the Parallax Pure family are designed for different projection applications. Parallax Pure 0.8 rejects up to 96% of ambient light and features a superior viewing cone of 170°. Viewers experience bright, speckle-free images regardless of location from the screen. This surface is recommended for laser projection, standard throw (1.5:1 or greater).
Parallax Pure UST 0.45 rejects up to 95% of ambient light and is designed specifically for ultra-short throw projection (0.4:1 throw or less), including laser projection. This surface is ideal for brightly lit UST installations that require a wide viewing cone of 160°, so viewers experience excellent image quality.
The newest addition to the ALR portfolio, Parallax Stratos 1.0, is a Contrast Based ALR surface. The grey colour and other proprietary design elements in the surface combine to absorb ambient light rather than reflect it, maintaining and enhancing image brightness. Offering the freedom to install seamless ALR screens up to 16 feet in height, Parallax Stratos is available in Projecta tensioned electric and fixed frame options. This surface rejects up to 80% of ambient light with 1.0 gain for standard throw projectors (1.0:1 or greater).
Robert de Jong, director product marketing at Legrand I AV – EMEA, commented: “To create amazing experiences, customers need solutions that enable them to install large projection screens in all types of environments, and controlling light levels isn’t always an option. In the past, high levels of ambient light diminished the experience or required substantially more expensive products. To solve this challenge, we are setting the standard with projection screen technology that rejects the highest percent of ambient light in the industry, while maintaining excellent image quality. Looking forward, we plan continued investment in ALR technology to further improve performance and create even larger sizes.”