Bob Archer’s Top 10 CEDIA Expo 2019 Products: Screen Innovations Solo Pro 2

The Screen Innovations Solo Pro 2 is a home friendly screen that blends into modern home environments.


Not long ago I pointed out that SI has carved a niche within the home video market through the energy and creativity its leadership team brings to product development.

A great example of the company’s creativity was demonstrated at CEDIA Expo 2019 through a system that featured the Screen Innovations Solo Pro 2 motorized screen.

Assembling a system in its booth that included an Epson short-throw 4K projector and Aegis Prometheus AV cabinet, SI showcased how the Solo Pro 2 could be used to form a home-friendly, large-screen AV system that complements today’s lifestyle considerations.

Why Choose the Screen Innovations Solo Pro 2?

With screen sizes up to 160-inches diagonal, as well as a choice of housing colors, aspect ratios, and a choice of power methods to enable the screen’s motorized functionality, the Solo Pro 2 blends style and convenience all into a single screen package.

Explaining the demo system in greater detail, Blake Vackar, director of sales, Screen Innovations, says the Solo Pro 2 opens up a world of system scenarios for integrators and their clients.

“Behind me, what we are showing is a new short-throw projector and screen ecosystem or what I like to call a rollable television in your living room,” states Vackar.

“What we are showing is our new Solo Pro 2 with either our low-voltage motor or our battery-operated motor, or our AC motor. That’s right—we now give you three ways to power our new Solo Pro 2. We’re showing our ST [short throw] screen material, along with the Epson Ultra-Short [throw] projector that is a 4K resolution at 4,000 lumens, at a sub-$5,000 retail price point. Now, what we’ve done is place it in this Aegis cabinet that allows the projector to pull forward and push back. If you’ll notice the projector lens is popping up through the top of the cabinet.

“We can hit ‘close’ and the cabinet is being pulled in, and you’ll see the images being shrunk down [on the screen]. What you are going to find with ultra-short-throw projectors is they don’t use the same type of lenses like we see in long-throw projectors that are 1.4 throw range, so this allows you to put any short-throw projector in this cabinet and keep it tight up against the wall and not protruding out into the living room space. [The only thing that protrudes] is the projector when activated.”

Screen Innovations Solo Pro 2 Summary of Specifications

  • Screen sizes up to 160-inches diagonal
  • A choice of aspect ratios
  • SI provides a choice of three power methods: Rechargeable, 24-volt or AC power
  • The Screen Innovations Solo Pro 2 is available in a choice of 12 housing finishes
  • SI also offers integrators the ability to choose from 12 different screen materials to specify the Solo Pro 2

About the Author

Robert Archer
Robert Archer:

Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob has also served as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In his personal time beyond his family, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons and Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Binda Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.


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