iSky Starfield System Gets a U.S. Patent

Fiberoptic Studio Corp. has been granted a patent for its iSky starfield ceiling.

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Starfield ceilings are nothing new to home theater enthusiasts. However, Fiberoptic Studio Corp. says they have something truly special — and now they’ve got the patent to prove it.

The company just announced that its iSky Panel Systems have receive a U.S. patent (#7,766,526 B2). The product combines fiber optics with LED and digital technology to create a unique star ceiling experience. If you don’t believe them, check out “Film Fest,” one of our 2011 Home of the Year selections, as well as an iSky user.

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“While starfield ceilings have been around for some time, early designs had inherent problems in cost and tedious, labor-intensive installation,” says Jeff Graham, inventor and CEO of Fiberoptic Studio. “By taking a completely different approach, iSky was able to provide a more affordable, easy-to-install solution that is actually three products in one — LED lighting, a star panel ceiling and acoustic panels. We call it Big Bang Effects, without all the banging.”

Fiberoptic Studio says that the iSky system delivers a high-tech experience in a cost-effective package that’s simple to install. A patented low-voltage iSky Star Engine is embedded into each panel to deliver that realistic, random glimmer, but without the heat or noise.

The simple part comes via a screw-in method that’s easy to secure to finished dry wall, or you can drop it directly into grid ceilings. You can also use chains to hang the panels, also known as a “cloud” installation. Available in dimensions of 24, 30 and 48 inches, up to 100 panels can be wired from one common low voltage wall-wart power supply.

Fiberoptic Studio’s iSky Panel Systems are available in standard absorption as well as with diffusion. Contact the company for pricing and purchasing information.

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