Stewart Filmscreen Introduces Window Treatment Product that Controls Home Cinema Noise

- AcoustiShade is a custom roller shading system for controlling both noise and sunlight in home entertainment environments - Lab tested and scientifically proven to effectively reduce exterior noise, a necessary element in creating the perfect home

CEDIA EXPO - Denver, CO - September 4, 2008 - Stewart Filmscreen Corporation®, the industry leader in precision projection screen technologies for the residential and commercial markets, introduces the AcoustiShade, a revolutionary roller shading system for controlling both light and noise levels in residential and commercial applications.

Stewart's exclusive AcoustiShade is the first window treatment that controls both incoming light and distracting noise coming through windows. The AcoustiShade uses a patent pending acoustical film to block incoming sound while retaining the size, flexibility, functionality, look and style of a standard decorative roller shade.

This re -invention of the standard roller shade is capable of reducing exterior sound, an important artifact to address when creating the perfect home cinema environment, particularly in multi -purpose media rooms. Window noise control is an essential component of any complete and truly custom, quality home cinema project - and no roller shade system now available offers any measurable benefit in the reduction of unwanted, distracting, annoying noise from the outside such as traffic, children playing or construction activity. Only the Stewart AcoustiShade offers lab tested, scientifically proven and effectively noticeable reductions in noise that can spoil an otherwise memorable home cinema experience.

Complimenting the existing Stewart line of retractable screen and roller products, the AcoustiShade has been designed for any residential or commercial application where control over exterior noises and sunlight is desired or necessary. Who better than Stewart in knowing the importance of noise and light control in achieving the perfect home cinema experience? Since noise and ambient light must be taken into account during the design of any

projection system, the AcoustiShade is just another way that Stewart can help
achieve the best possible image in any environment, under any circumstance.
The AcoustiShade is a quality custom product from Stewart Filmscreen, adding a
sense of premium exclusivity and pride of ownership that is not available from any other window covering manufacturer.

The AcoustiShade provides significant acoustical benefits as it is an integral part of the window covering; not a separate unit. Since it is structurally and aesthetically the same as a standard, motorized roller shade, no additional wiring, hardware, or installation tools are required. In fact, the AcoustiShade is engineered to be simple to install, easy to operate, and pleasing to look at. The AcoustiShade is whisper quiet, using the latest in quiet -motor technology including Lutron QS and Legacy 120v systems. Stewart supplies their exclusive mounting hardware and fascia. A Headbox Pocket system is also available for recessing the roller into the ceiling. When the shade is installed, the hem -bar can be exposed or enclosed based on preference.

AcoustiShade is available in a dual -shade (or dual -fabric) system - the acoustical shade panel operates closest to the window, and comes in a variety of quality decorative fabrics to match the style and color of the customer's existing décor. The front shade panel can be that of solar mesh (screen), room -darkening (not total blackout), or even a customized fabric of your choice (subject to certain perameters). It can also be used as a room divider in large open spaces. Additionally, custom graphic designs are also available for the ultimate personalization of your home entertainment space. Both shade panels operate independently, and can be fully or partially opened or closed to your preference to achieve the effect and function you desire.

The AcoustiShade is a perfect compliment to Stewart's stylish and designer friendly Cabaret Screen, which unobtrusively brings front screen projection into any room or décor.

The Stewart AcoustiShade can be seen at CEDIA in Booth #549 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver from September 4 -7. The AcoustiShade is currently shipping and price is variable, depending on size and type of material used.

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


Source: Stewart Filmscreen

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Grant Stewart
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