A new self-adhesive projection film material, Mystik!, was unveiled by Stewart Filmscreen during the recent CEDIA show in Denver. This unique film, developed for digital signage applications, offers very wide viewing angles for contrast enhanced material and works well in environments with ambient light. Stewart Filmscreen’s CEDIA display demonstrated Mystik! as an enhanced touchscreen, showing multiple video sources at once and moving them around. Although the screen provided some serious “Wow!” factor at the show, the people at Stewart Filmscreen felt it could use the added punch of audio. However, they didn’t want visible speakers detracting from the impact of the Mystik! screen. The solution came in the form of two SolidDrive® SD1g units from MSE Audio®.
SolidDrives are hidden sound transducers that convert solid surfaces into speakers – a setup often seen in digital signage sound systems. The products’ patented technology utilizes very high powered neodymium magnets and dual symmetrically opposed motors to convert audio signals into powerful vibrations that are transferred onto solid surfaces by direct contact. High-quality, full-range sound is radiated from the entire surface with a frequency response of 60 Hz to 15 kHz. Units are available for use on glass, drywall, and wood; an accessory 2×50 watt amplifier, the SD-250, includes EQ curves to optimize the SD1’s performance on these materials.
At CEDIA, the two SD1G units were mounted on the inside of the display near the bottom of the screen.
“The Stewart Filmscreen display is a perfect example of how SolidDrive can enhance digital signage sound,” said Duke Ducoff, MSE Audio VP of Sales. “Adding audio to the demonstration greatly enhanced the immersiveness of the display and the folks at Stewart Filmscreen were delighted with the results.”
The company plans to use the same SolidDrive setup at the ISE show in 2014.
About Stewart Filmscreen:
Stewart Filmscreen is recognized as the ‘benchmark’ manufacturer of projection screens worldwide. The qualities that make Stewart Filmscreen products the pinnacle of optimal function and value are guaranteed by extreme attention to detail throughout all of the activities of the company. In order to satisfy customers and integrators worldwide, Stewart listens carefully, innovates thoughtfully and executes flawlessly, meeting or exceeding all customer expectations. Founded in 1947, Stewart Filmscreen has grown from a small business to an international corporation. Stewart is headquartered in Torrance California, and has an additional manufacturing facility in Cincinnati, Ohio. Satellite sales and manufacturing operations are maintained in Singapore and in Denmark
About MSE Audio:
MSE Audio companies represent the pinnacle of loudspeaker technology in the premium home theater, audiophile, distributed audio and commercial sound markets. Brands include Induction Dynamics®, SolidDrive®, Phase Technology®, SoundTube Entertainment® and Rockustics®; MSE Audio offices are located in Overland Park, Kansas; Park City, Utah; Jacksonville, Florida and Denver, Colorado.