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Stewart Filmscreen Named CEA 2008 Innovations Design and Engineering Honoree for Futurist StarGlas Material

• Stewart Filmscreen is honored with prestigious CEA Innovations 2008 Design and Engineering Award for new StarGlas rear projection screen material
• StarGlas, a genuine building material, can be used for unique and distinctive residential and commercial installations
• The Innovations Award recognizes achievements in product design and engineering

Stewart Filmscreen Named CEA 2008 Innovations Design and Engineering Honoree for Futurist StarGlas Material

Torrance, CA, ­ Nov. 13, 2007 - Stewart Filmscreen Corporation®, the industry leader in precision projection technology in the home cinema and commercial markets, has won the prestigious CEA Innovations 2008 Design and Engineering Award for StarGlas, a revolutionary rear projection screen material.

StarGlas is not just any screen; architects have identified it as a genuine building material. StarGlas is the world's first precision projection Stewart Filmscreen Named CEA 2008 Innovations Design and Engineering Honoree for Futurist StarGlas Material screen that can be used indoors and outdoors. Its unique properties open up opportunities for visual presentations in even the most unusual places including pools, windows, floors, room dividers, and video walls. The possibilities are only limited by the imagination. The image quality that StarGlas provides is stunning, even within environments where high ambient light is present.

StarGlas contains a proprietary diffusion screen layer that is laminated between specially formulated glass substrates, which helps dramatically boost the amount of forward light transmission while reducing backscatter. This provides superb uniformity with extraordinary contrast. StarGlas qualifies as safety glass, which means it can be installed anywhere this type of specially rated glass is specified in the building codes. StarGlas can sit directly on the ground surface, where ordinary glass must be placed at least 1500mm above the floor, making it possible to install actual floor to ceiling video walls in any environment.

Innovations Design and Engineering Award As a widely renowned consumer technology awards program that began in 1989, the Innovations Design and Engineering Awards recognize achievements in product design and engineering. Sponsored by CEA, the producer of the International CES, the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow, and endorsed by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), the voice of industrial design, is committed to advancing the profession through education, information, community, and advocacy.

The Innovations entries are judged based on the following criteria:

• Engineering qualities of the product, including technical specifications and materials used
• The product's intended use/function and user value
• Aesthetic and design qualities (using visuals provided)
• Unique and novel features
• Contributions to consumers' quality of life
• Impact on the manufacturer's business model

Stewart StarGlas will be displayed at the 2008 International CES ­ Booth# 21458 South 1, which runs January 7-10, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Visit www.CESweb.org/innovations for details on Innovations 2008 Design and Engineering Honorees.


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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

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

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