Projectors and Screens

 

Projectors for Schools, Colleges and Academies

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 A high power LCD or DLP projector is the perfect large scale display medium for lessons, presentations and ‘big screen’ entertainment. Projector technology is constantly evolving with more and more features or ‘fire power’ being added to the latest models with prices still remaining exceptionally competitive.

Christie dhd800 DLP projectorWe provide a nationwide system design and installation service, specifying the latest projection technology from Christie, Hitachi, NEC and Panasonic with models ranging from a modest 3,000 up to an astounding 22,000 lumens of light output. Our installations are to the very highest standards by engineers who have many years’ experience in the corporate, education and commercial leisure market sectors.

We’re have supplied and installed high powered projection for images up to 30m wide! If you have a specific large scale display system requirement, please give us a call on 01491 82 55 11.

A ceiling mounted high power LCD projector is the perfect large scale display medium for lessons, presentations, digital signage information display and ‘big screen’ entertainment. Projector technology is constantly evolving with more and more features or ‘fire power’ being added to the latest models with prices still remaining exceptionally competitive. We supply projectors and screens into two distinct areas – classrooms and school/college halls.

Short throw and ultra short throw projectors are becoming increasingly popular in the classroom environment to keep exposure to the projected light beam to a minimum and reduce shadows on the screen.

For school and college main halls where much higher levels of light output are required, we regularly install high power LCD and DLP projectors.

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Projection Screens

To optimise the image and presentation of your projection system, you need a high quality yet value for money projection screen. MANUAL PULL DOWN PROJECTION SCREEN A premium range of manual wall screens for many applications. All screens are fitted within a high quality metal cassette. The cassette end cap manufactured in heavy duty plastic acts as the fixing bracket. All the screens have high quality matt white material with black borders. The material is black backed preventing light bleeding through if installed in front of window. Avaialble in 1:1 AV, 4:3 video and 16:9 widescreen formats from 1.2m to 2.7m width slow retraction manual pull down screen SLOW RETRACTION MANUAL PULL DOWN PROJECTION SCREEN Manual wall/ceiling fix screens using a channel fix bracket, which is adjustable left and right making installations easy.  The screen can be simply aligned to the projector image.  Black backed quality screen material. The unique slow retraction system allows the screen material to return to the cassette in a smooth gliding motion. Available in 4:3 video and 16:9 widescreen formats from 1.8m to 2.7m width.

electric projection screenELECTRIC PROJECTION SCREEN A quality range of electric screens supplied with either Infra-red remote or radio remote control. A unique channel fixing system is used for ease of fitting. All screens are enclosed within an aluminium case finished in white. All cabling is situated at the rear of the screen on the left hand side allowing for cabling to be hidden when installed. All the screens have matt white material of the highest quality and black borders. The material is all black backed preventing light from bleeding through material if installed in front of a window. Separate wall switches and extension screen brackets are available as accessories if required. Avaialble in 4:3 video and 16:9 widescreen formats from 1.5m to 2.4m width.

LARGE FORMAT ELECTRIC PROJECTION SCREEN Ideal for school halls, this is a quality range of electric screens supplied with either Infra-Red remote or radio remote control. A unique channel fixing system is used for ease of fitting. All screens are enclosed within an aluminium case finished in white. All cabling is situated at the rear of the screen on the left hand side allowing for cabling to be hidden when installed. All the screens have matt white material of the highest quality and black borders. The material is all black backed preventing light from bleeding through material if installed in front of a window. Separate wall switches and extension screen brackets are available as accessories if required. Avaialble in 4:3 video and 16:9 widescreen formats from 3.0m to 6.0m width.

Twin motor screenTWIN MOTOR ELECTRIC PROJECTION SCREEN A unique twin motor electric screen. The additional motor allows the main screen cassette to drop electronically by up to 5 metres on the metal wires that are built into the casing . The length of drop can be adjusted to suit. The main screen fabric will then descend to the required setting. An ideal product where high ceilings are causing a problem such as in churches and school halls. Supplied with RF remote control. Avaialble in 4:3 video and 16:9 widescreen formats from 2.4m to 3.0m width.

fixed frame screenFIXED FRAME PROJECTION SCREEN Designed for permanent installations, all screens are supplied with black velvet material fixed on a metal frame.  The material is fixed to the rear surface of the frame with industrial Velcro giving a totally flat surface. Easy to assemble and install, they are ideal for education or business locations as well as home cinema. Available in 4:3 video and 16:9 widescreen formats from 1.5m to 3.0m width.

tripod screenTRIPOD PORTABLE PROJECTION SCREEN All screens are fitted within a high quality metal cassette finished in black and have high quality matt white material with black borders. The material is black backed preventing light bleeding through if positioned in front of a window. Integrated carrying handle and ‘keystone’ bracket included. Available on 1:1 format from 1.25m to 2.4m width.

pull up screenPULL UP PORTABLE PROJECTION SCREEN

All screens are fitted within a high quality metal cassette finished in black and have high quality matt white material with black borders. The material is black backed preventing light bleeding through if positioned in front of a window. A oil filled hydraulic system allows set up in seconds. No central pole to assemble as a high quality scissor action mechanism allows fast and easy set up.

PROJECTION SCREEN RATIOS EXPLAINED…

The format or shape of the screen can be selected to suit the images you are projecting.  As with televisions, monitors and LCD / plasma displays, projection screens come in a variety of different formats. As many have black borders, it is important to select the one that most suits your application. Three standard versions are as follow: Video Format  – 4:3 Ratio This is a format similar to the traditional television screen in that the width is slightly wider than the height of the image to be viewed. Many computer screens and consequently multimedia projectors are in this format and so it is very popular for commercial applications. All 35mm slide projectors also use this format as standard. Usually supplied with black borders, widescreen images can be viewed on this type of screen with either white space top and/or bottom or, by just lowering the screen the required amount. Widescreen Format – 16:9 Ratio As with the latest television sets, widescreen projection screens are considerably wider than they are high and are ideal for use in home cinema and similar applications. Usually supplied with black borders, other formats can only be viewed by leaving a white space to the left and right of the image. Square Format – 1:1 Ratio.This is a versatile screen, as it will accommodate all projection formats. However, with the decline in the use of overhead projectors its popularity has also fallen in favour of video 4:3 format screens. The height of a square screen is the same as the width thereby allowing all projection formats to be shown, albeit with a white space at the bottom and/or top of the picture for video or widescreen images. However, one can just lower the required portion of the screen for a professional presentation of another format. Ideally suited to all forms of projection, including multimedia and 35mm slide, a square screen is best selected if an overhead projector is to be used, thereby allowing OHP transparencies to be shown in either portrait or landscape format.

SIZE MATTERS…

It is not always the largest screen size that is the optimum. If the screen is too big, then the viewers’ eyes have to roam around the image to see the full picture. This can be very tiring, especially when watching a movie or similar. Too small, of course, and the image cannot be seen clearly or in enough detail, especially from the back of the room. The general rule to be applied is that the screen should be of a width that is half the distance between the screen itself and the front row of the audience. Put another way, the closest people should be twice the width of the screen away. If the audience is large in number, then it must be possible for those at the back to see the screen and the detail of what is being shown comfortably. Here, the rule is that the screen width should be the total distance divided by six. For example, if the last row of the audience is 9 metres / 30 feet from the screen, then a minimum 150 cm / 5’ width screen should be utilised. You may need to consider positioning those in the front row far enough back dependent on this requirement. The optimum position for viewing a screen is to position oneself at a distance from the screen, which is four times its width. However, for home cinema applications, to experience the full big-screen experience, one may wish to be closer, say a minimum of 2.5 times the width.