Theater Art Systems with Masking - Awarded Electronic House Product of Year Award - and Original ArtScreen - Receive Rave Reviews at CEDIA


contact: Mike Schwager

Communications Director
Vutec Corporation
954 -545 -9000


Vutec Also Presented the Original ArtScreen Systems, Art Concealing System for Plasma TVs and LCDs

[Pompano Beach, FL - September 16, 2008] - - As the home theater market changes, people are looking for the "undedicated home theater" system that can install into any room such as a Great Room, living room, bedroom or den.

Theater Art Systems with Masking, a new product group in the Vision X brand by Vutec Corporation (, reflects the versatility which this exciting new system offers.

Vutec showcased this new group at CEDIA in Denver from September 4th thru 7th.

A winner of the 2008 Electronic House Magazine Product -of -the -Year Award, editors'
decisions were based on reviews run throughout the year, product demos, and talking with the installers and users of the products. "New products are judged on the promise of features that we feel will be great. Topping our list of criteria is technological innovation, combined with overall value -and just plain outstanding features," wrote the editors.

This advanced screen -art -masking system for the undedicated theatre incorporates the award -winning SilverStar™, the 2.35:1 (CinemaScope size) and 16:9 dual aspect High Definition projection screen, a Verticle or Horizontal Masking system, with Giclee canvas artwork.

When the artwork is retracted, it reveals the 2.35:1 CinemaScope screen. That screen in turn masks a 16:9 HD format, with masking that motors up on both sides, vertically or horizontally. When the artwork is motorized down, it conceals the screen into a framed work of art.

SilverStar's superior performance derives from its innovative, patented technology - a silver base material combined with multiple optical layers that produces a gain of 6.0, produces vivid color while increasing contrast in either controlled or uncontrolled lighting.

Vutec is unique in the video projection screen industry, providing masking under the imprimatur of both the Vutec and Vision X brands.

In addition to Theater Art Systems, ArtScreen™, which has received numerous awards including the Multi -Room Audio Video Award by the Consumer Electronics Association, was also a featured product on display at CEDIA.

ArtScreen transforms an LCD, Plasma TV or video projection screen into an elegant work of art - one of a large selection of Giclee (canvas) fine art prints - or photographs.

Inside a beautiful hardwood frame, the desired artwork ascends or descends with the touch of a remote. When the display screen or television is not in use, the digital art -on -canvas image of your choice is displayed within the frame. When the artwork is retracted, the video display is again visible for viewing.

Two variations of ArtScreen are: the CineScape Series, available for front or rear video projection screens up to 45" in height by 106" in width. Custom sizes can also be accommodated; and The SoundScape 360, Vutec's second -generation ArtScreen designed to accommodate the new single speaker surround sound technology. Integrated into the ArtScreen housing, SoundScape 360 features a fully dimensional sound compartment that can be positioned above or below the video display. SoundScape 360 is available for Plasma or LCD displays from 32 inches to over 65 inches in size.

At the Vutec website (, an exclusive interactive tool called "ArtScreen Designer" allows users to choose a selection of popular or fine art prints and instantly match it with a diverse range of frames and liner choices to fit any décor. This tool can
be accessed at:

For ArtScreen or Theater Art Systems, Vutec offers fine art reproductions of many exceptional artists, including: world -renowned palette knife artist Howard Behrens, famous for his paintings of the Mediterranean, Lake Como and the Amalfi Coast of Italy; master watercolor artist Jim Holehouse, famed for paintings of tropical art scenes of the Florida Keys and elsewhere around the coastlines of Florida; and sports art of famous athletes and sports scenes provided by Legendary Sports Prints LLC.

Many sizes and an almost unlimited choice of art by a wide range of artists is available.
A vast choice of frames, liners, and artwork for reproduction can be viewed at

In addition, custom artwork and personalized photographs can be reproduced to create a personalized or work of art to compliment any interior design or décor.

Theater Art Systems with Masking truly meets the changing needs of home theater enthusiasts; and ArtScreen embellishes the room décor of any home or office.

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