Today’s digital projectors can put out a lot of heat, and cooling fan noise can be a big distraction—especially with shorter throw distances putting the projector closer to the audience. Draper’s new Silent Partner, debuting at ISE 2018, aims to make projector heat and noise no longer a problem. The Silent Partner is a projector enclosure designed to hold projectors from 5,000 to 15,000 ANSI lumens.
The Silent Partner’s convoluted exhaust airflow path and acoustic insulation foam shut out any sound from the low noise variable speed exhaust fan, while the thermostatic fan control ensures proper projector cooling.
Dust is no problem with built-in inlet filters, and an easy-access door allows for easy projector service. Removable, lockable side doors with optical grade port glass provide an extra level of security.
The Silent Partner is portable; it mounts to a tabletop or beneath most ceilings, and can also be attached to a projector lift to conceal the unit when not in use. Other versions that are available are the 120V and international 240V.
Draper is known for its shading and screen solutions serving both the commercial and residential markets. The company was founded in 1902.