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STEWART INTRODUCES STARGLAS: A GLASS REAR-PROJECTION SCREEN THAT EXPANDS THE HOUSE OF WORSHIP MARKET

Dallas, Texas, November 9, 2006, Stewart Filmscreen Corporation® (Booth 350)‚ the industry leader in precision projection screen technology, is proud to introduce StarGlas® (patent-pending), a precision engineered rear-projection screen that opens up the house of worship market by offering a very bright screen that really shines in church environments. The screen will be on display at WFX, November 9-10, 2006, booth 233.

Recent trends show that more and more churches are using rear projection screens to provide a big picture and to compete with their sanctuary's ambient light conditions. StarGlas, the world's first rear-projection screen provides both a big picture and a bright image, but offers much more.

Durability
Because the screen layer is laminated between two pieces of glass, the screen is incredibly durable. Like regular glass, it isn't harmed if it is exposed to sunlight, can be easily cleaned, and has a very long lifespan, allowing churches to make a screen investment once, rather than having to replace the screen after several years. StarGlas also qualifies as safety glass, which means that it can be installed where building codes specify safety glass. Because of its unique formulation, it can be installed touching the floor‚ an industry first. This allows for floor-to-ceiling video wall applications, meaning the screen can extend to the floor of the cathedral‚Äôs stage if needed.

Precision Projection Technology
The team of image experts at Stewart poured several years of intensive research and lab trials into formulating StarGlas, and the evidence is in the picture. StarGlas contains a unique, proprietary diffusion layer laminated between two specially formulated glass layers. The proprietary diffusion layer and substrate combine to create an exact and bright image, in a form factor that is incredibly versatile. This technology is an industry first, pioneered by Stewart Filmscreen.

The StarGlas screen layer has several distinctive optical properties that dramatically boost the amount of forward light transmission and light scattering from the screen, enhancing brightness and image quality, while reducing unwanted backscatter. This makes the image uniform and eliminates visible hot-spotting‚ from the projector. The combination of the screen layer and the glass substrate create extraordinary image contrast. Add to this an anti-reflective (AR) coating to reduce unwanted reflections, and the image quality is absolutely stunning, even in churches with big windows and lots of ambient light. Further, StarGlas has viewing angles that can accommodate a very large house of worship audience, whether you are sitting front-and-center or off to the side.

StarGlas is available in two basic configurations, StarGlas 60 and StarGlas 100. StarGlas 100 has a gain of 1.0 and performs superbly in situations where there is little or no ambient light, such as a house of worship that has complete lighting control. StarGlas 100 offers excellent whitefield uniformity and eliminates hotspotting from the projector.

StarGlas 60 has a 0.6 gain, and currently offers the highest contrast ratios available in a large-format screen. This black screen will allow the image to shine in churches with ambient light, offering unparalleled contrast and image brightness.

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About Stewart Filmscreen
Stewart Filmscreen is the world's premier projection-screen manufacturer for both the residential and commercial markets. A family-owned business, Stewart Filmscreen maintains the highest standards in screen design and craftsmanship. In fact, each screen is handmade. Founded in 1947, Stewart Filmscreen has grown from a small business to an international one, with offices in Denmark and Singapore, in addition to two in the United States, including a manufacturing facility in Ohio and their headquarters in So. California. More information on Stewart Filmscreen Corporation is available at www.stewartfilmscreen.com.

Source: Stewart Filmscreen Corporation

Press Contact:
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Stewart Filmscreen Contact:
Tim Nymberg
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E: tim@stewartfilmscreen.com


   



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