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2014 Product of the Year Entrant

Elite Screens Airflex5D-5S

MSRP: $4,999.00

Until now, when a home theater needed projectors with the commercial-grade brightness of a real movie theater, the only option came at a cost of tens of thousands of dollars. Likewise, a passive 3D system suitable to a professional theater was out of the question. Although such performance in a home theater environment is in many cases essential, the prohibitive cost made this solution unattainable. The Airflex5D-5S has changed all this by making it available plus added features at a fraction of the cost. The Airflex5D-5S is an alternating 2D/3D Multi-projector stacking processor that precisely aligns the images of multiple projectors into one single picture with amplified brightness. Its purpose is to provide commercial grade brightness levels, alternating 2D/passive 3D options, and geometric correction at a price point that is even lower than the cost of a single high output commercial projector. Geometric correction allows the picture to be formatted to either flat or curved screens. The 3D feature is available in either a circular (DLP) or linear (LCD) format. Passive 3D is the theater grade three-dimensional experience that until now was too expensive for anything but large commercial theaters. This will revolutionize the definition of the Home Theater Experience.

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Features

The Airflex5D-5S uses its proprietary Q-Stack technology that is capable of aligning multiple projectors down to the pixel for crystal-clear 1920 x 1200 resolution. The full 10-bit graphic scaler allows projector images to be properly and clearly formatted to the size and aspect ratios desired by the viewer. Additionally, the advanced 3D de-interlace allows the horizontal and vertical signals of each opposing projector to combine into a passive 3D image with superior brightness and clarity. Lastly, its 3:2/2:2 film mode processing allows the projectors to be calibrated to provide an artifact-free 3D or 2D viewing experience of true theater-grade clarity.

Benefits

This product with 3D, stacking and geometric correction features at this cost enable integrators to save bids by offering more enticing product bundles to their customers. A simple-to-operate package with superior brightness, versatility and theater-grade passive 3D performance is essential for a video integrator’s competitive edge. Even more importantly, the Airflex5D-5S opens doors for integrators to create new market opportunities where they did not exist before. The market has evolved with a tight economy. Customers have not gone away but they do need high-end performance at a price point they can afford. The AF5D-5S makes this unprecedented quality a reality.

Company Info

Elite Screens, Inc. is a full line projection screens company based in Los Angeles County, California. As a leading American screen company, we deliver our promise of awarding winning quality through cost effective products for today’s discerning video enthusiasts. We produce a variety of front, rear and acoustically transparent projection screen materials for virtually any projection environment.

The Elite staff believes that when a customer gets their projection screen, it should include the full package instead of being “accessorized” for an additional cost like some of our competitors do. Elite products include what is needed to set up the screen and have it working without having to buy anything extra. There is black-backing on matte screens to eliminate light penetration, standard velour surfacing on all of our fixed frame screens to prevent glare and critical items like IR & RF wireless remotes, low voltage wall switches, RJ45 Ethernet control packages and built-in 5-12 volt trigger ports are all included.

Every screen carries a comprehensive 2-year to lifetime warranty, with a large on-hand inventory to fulfill your immediate distribution requirements. In addition, all Government, Education, Military, and House of Worship purchases get an exclusive 3-Year warranty. Our commitment to excellence in award winning product quality and service has allowed us to forge strong and lasting relationships with our resellers and distributors. This ensures that Elite Screens will continue to be a prominent member of the Audio-Visual manufacturing community for many years to come. We look forward to serving you in the future.


Elite Screens
12282 Knott St.
Garden Grove, California
92841
United States of America
Tel: 562-483-8198
Fax: 562-483-8498
www.airflex5d.com/index.html

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Airflex5D-5S

Airflex5D-5S is a projector stacking processor that precisely aligns the images of multiple projectors vertically and horizontally into a single 2D or even passive 3D (linear or circular) image with superior brightness levels. High-end 1080P projectors that produce 10000+ lumens are upwards of $50K to $80K or more! When breaking down the cost-to-lumen ratio, this is about $5-8 per lumen in picture brightness. However, with an AF5D-5S system, you can get similar results by using a combination of 4x standard 3000 lumen projectors with a pair of AF5D-5S stacking processers and get similar results while paying on average below $1 per lumen. The Airflex5D units can accommodate up to 1920 x 1200 resolution projectors with dual-channel geometric image correction while supporting de-interlacing, scaling and image enhancement. The innovative design creates a high-performance image similar to the high-dollar, high-lumen commercial 1080P projectors. The Airflex5D-5S utilizes geometric image correction that is crucial in projecting on extreme curved or dome screen projection arrays. This is a groundbreaking opportunity for home theater enthusiasts because it finally makes the superior but costly passive 3D array affordable to the average consumer’s budget. with a choice of circular or linear passive 3D performance.