Da-Lite ViewShare Technology

The ViewShare HD video conferencing solution from Da-Lite is available on two of their projector screens currently, to make sure your up to date with the primary offerings of these screens read-up on our reviews here:

Tensioned Advantage Electrol

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Without further ado, their press release for a full explanation of that ViewShare offers:

WARSAW, IN – February 4, 2014 – While there are many excellent solutions for high-end video conferencing, there are not any easy and inexpensive solutions that allow users to interact using peer-to-peer software, such as Lync or Skype, on a large team-to-team scale. Da-Lite will unveil for the first time in Europe during ISE a new technology that fills this gap. ViewShare® Technology creates a new category for the video conferencing market.

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ViewShare Technology brings teams together with the free peer to peer software they are already using. ViewShare integrates a HD video camera directly into the weight bar of the Tensioned Advantage® Electrol® projection screen, bringing the capability to turn every conference room into a room for face-to-face brainstorming and document-sharing in real time. ViewShare also includes a tabletop speaker and microphone. Once the product is installed, users can quickly and easily share their screen and make a call by plugging in a USB cord to their computer.

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“Face-to-face meetings are ideal, and tend to be more productive than conference calls. But most organizations have a limited number of meeting spaces with video conferencing capabilities,” said Melissa Rone, Senior Marketing Manager. “With a growing number of employees working remotely or from satellite offices, Da-Lite ViewSare Technology fills a gap in the market between a high-end video conferencing system and a personal computer or smart device. The simple installation and plug and play USB connectivity make it the logical choice for all the other meeting spaces in an organization.”

Other benefits of ViewShare include the ability to conceal the camera in the ceiling when it isn’t in use, and a retrofit model that allows older Advantage Projection Screens to be updated with a new format, HD surface and functionality.  The Da-Lite camera screen will feature all the benefits and projection screen surface options of a Tensioned Advantage Electrol including a plenum rating. Every Da-Lite surface is a proprietary formula, and is designed to help customers achieve the best picture possible for their image. 

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Da-Lite ViewShare Bringing Projector Screens Into the Face-to-Face Era

JViewShare2ust because you have a projector and a nice big fancy projector screen doesn’t mean you have to forgo a face-to-face chat or conference on Skype or Lync.

Da-Lite have come up with the perfect solution to allow you to interact with life size people right on your projector screen, without having the fork out for super expensive high-end video conferencing equipment, they call it simply: ViewShare.

What Da-Lite have done it stuck a HD video camera into the bar at the bottom of the screen that provides all the weight to keep the screen surface taught and flat so you get a nice acurate image.

Lets hear from Da-Lite’s Senior Marketing Manager, Melissa Rone on what this new ViewShare technology is able to facilitate:

“Face-to-face meetings are ideal, and tend to be more productive than conference calls. But most organizations have a limited number of meeting spaces with video conferencing capabilities,”

Da-Lite so far offers the ViewShare technology on two screens:

  • Tensioned Advantage Electrol
  • Advantage Electrol

And they also have a retrofit kits for both of these screens, if you already have one and are keen to get the ViewShare cam.

One of the great features is that the cam is completely concealed as it rolls away into the case just like the screen, completely out of view, and sticky fingers that can easily muck up the lens.

Obviously there is a lot more to both versions of the Advantage projector screen, read up on all the details here:

Tensioned Advantage Electrol

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Da-Lites HD Webcam for Projector Screen Conferencing

ViewShareSo what ViewShare does is enables you to use Skype on your projector screen, for a life-like chat by mounting a HD cam into the bottom of the screen. It then has a tabletop mic and speaker to round out the system for a complete out-of-the-box conferencing solution that plus into your computer via a USBcable. All you have to do it turn your projector, lower the screen, plus in the USB cable and your away, life size people to interact with and have a productive chat.

The best part is that Da-Lite doesn’t lump you with some clunky, underdeveloped conferencing software. They left that up to the people that are already doing it the best: Lync and Skype. It doesn’t matter which of the two popular systems your using, or any other chat system for that matter, you just plug in the ViewShare USB and Skype and Lync will just recognize it as a normal webcam and away you go.

Now for some succinct corporate speak lets hear from Melissa Rone, Senior Marketing Manager for Da-Lite: “With a growing number of employees working remotely or from satellite offices, Da-Lite ViewSare Technology fills a gap in the market between a high-end video conferencing system and a personal computer or smart device. The simple installation and plug and play USB connectivity make it the logical choice for all the other meeting spaces in an organization.”

How do you get ViewShare and what screens does it come in, you might be asking at this point. Well at the moment it only comes in two models the normal and the tensioned Advantage Electrol projector screens. For a full write up on each make sure you check out our comprehensive reviews:

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Easy Delights With a Da-Lite Screen for Every Situation

dalite_logoDa-Lite has been around for more than 100 years, with its founder Adele De Berri at the ripe old age of 24, inventing the Silver Screen.

But far from resting on their laurels or getting left behind they are at the forefront of being Green and sustainable. They have been awarded GREENGUARD status for the most screen surfaces in the projector screen industry, and with their Green Exchange Program they demonstrate their upstanding corporate responsibility by offering to recycle customers existing screens when they are replaced with a new Da-Lite one.

Variety is certainly a word you would associate with Da-Lite, each of their models is available in at least two variants, often more, to cover the vast variety of environments and buildings that people want to stick screens into. So no matter how complicated your mounting area is or how fussy you are, Da-Lite have a screen that will tick all the boxes. By way of example here are four screens showcasing the variety:

  • Cosmopolitan Electrol
  • Tensioned Cosmopolitan Electrol
  • Advantage Electrol
  • Tensioned Advantage Electrol
CosmopolitanElectrolCosmopolitan Electrol Projector Screen

The Da-Lite Cosmopolitan Electrol projection screen is ceiling or wall mountable, is a perfect choice when recessing the screen in the ceiling is not an option, and with the optional Floating Mounting Bracket, aligning the screen is an absolute breeze.

The Cosmo features Da-Lite’s patented in-the-roller motor rubber mounting system to ensure quiet operation at all times. The screen comes standard in white to blend in with any decor…Continue Reading

Tensioned Cosmopolitan Electrol Projector ScreenTensionedCosmopolitanElectrol

If a perfectly flat and taut projector screen is what you are after to display your data or film and videos then the Tensioned Cosmopolitan Electrol may just be the screen you are after.

The Da-Lite Tensioned Cosmopolitan Electrol uses Da-Lite’s tab guided cable system to maintain an even lateral tension across the screen to hold it flat, while the custom slat bar provides the necessary weight at the bottom of the screen to keep the screen flat vertically…Continue Reading

Advantage Electrol Projector ScreenAdvantageElectrol

The Advantage Electrol screen from Da-Lite is designed to be an out-of-the-way type screen being fully mounted in the ceiling, to the point where it even has a UL Plenum Rated case.

Designed to be part of the “equation” before construction starts, the case for the Advantage can be installed into the ceiling during the rough-in stage of building, and then the fabric assembly can be installed once all the construction has been completed…Continue Reading

Tensioned Advantage Electrol Projector Screen

TensionedAdvantageElectrolThe Tensioned Advantage Electrol projector screen takes all that is good about the standard Advantage Electrol screen and adds Da-Lites renowned tensioning technology, called the Tensioning Cable System, that ensures the screen is always taught and there is no warping so that you always get a “correct” image…Continue Reading

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Tensioned Advantage Electrol Review

Projecting To The Future With The Tensioned Advantage Electrol

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The information age is now upon us and clearly, information needs to be exchanged and validated for the improvement of all its end users. It is in this niche that Da-Lite provides the most aesthetically pleasing and technically advanced electric screens for use in both the home and the office, such as the Tensioned Advantage Electrol.

In order to gain a comparative advantage over the cut throat competition, you need top of the line presentation tools to disseminate and communicate the information with decision makers. Da-Lite’s electric screens answer all these needs in the conference and board rooms everywhere. These screens can also become the window to shape young minds in the schoolrooms of the future. Not only is Da-Lite a professional tool, it can also provide entertainment for the home and the family. Its top of the line design and ease of installation makes the Da-Lite electric screen a true marvel in projecting you to the future.

The Tensioned Advantage Electrol comes in all formats available from Da-Lite:

1.33 or 4:3, in Da-Lite lingo: “Video Format”, PC: SVGA/XGA/SXGA+/UXGA/QXGA
1.78 or 16:9, in Da-Lite lingo: “HDTV Format”, PC: WVGA
1.6 or 16:10, in Da-Lite speak: “Wide Format”, PC: XGA/WSXGA+/WUXGA/WQXGA
1:1, in Da-Lite speak: “Square or AV Format”

Options

The advanced technology used to develop Da-Lite electric screens provides both ease in use and simple aesthetics. The standard features are its black bordered design with limit switches designed to adjust the screen to the viewer’s needs and requirements. The power options come in 110 and 220 volts with infrared control options with a patented in the roller mounted system for smooth and quiet operation either using the SCB 100 or SCB 200 low voltage control unit.

Where To Install

The installation methods are varied depending on the owners needs but carefully integrated into the overall technological design. The Da-Lite Tensioned Advantage Electrol can be installed during the rough stages of construction. The screen fabric is assembled at the final stage of construction. Each unit allows for masking, control options and a variety of accessories to attune the Da-Lite electric screen to your needs for all occasions.

When fully installed, the whole system is encased in a finished white aluminum case for a clean look without obstructing the overall effect of having ceiling tiles. For control, the unit comes with a standard three position wall switch designed by Decora.

The tab guide cable system maintains the lateral tension of screen to hold it flat for vertical tension. Also, there is a silent motor to assist in making the fabric the screen projecting your future to the world. All these working together allows for unmatched image technology and overall visual clarity.

Screen Surfaces

The secret in Da-Lite’s electric screens is the viewing surface used to project the information. The patented Tensioned Advantage Electrol surfaces highlight the projected image clearly and vividly giving optimum image quality for video or other data usage. The options include:

  • Da-Mat®
  • Cinema Vision
  • Pearlescent
  • Audio Vision
  • High Contrast Da-Mat®
  • High Contrast Cinema Vision
  • High Contrast Audio Vision
  • High Contrast Cinema Perf
  • Da-Tex® (rear projection)
  • Dual Vision (front & rear projection)

Here are the details of each of the surfaces and their particular forte’s:

Da-Mat®

A screen surface with a smooth, white vinyl finish for precise image reproduction that provides an exceptionally wide viewing angle and no resolution loss. It is a highly flexible fabric that may be folded or rolled. Its versatility makes it a great choice for situations with good control over ambient light and where an exceptionally wide viewing angle is necessary. Screen surface can be cleaned with mild soap and water. Flame retardant and mildew resistant. Viewing Angle: 60° Gain: 1.0

Cinema Vision

A unique non-supported vinyl fabric that offers a bright, uniform image with no color shift at any viewing angle. This surface is designed to provide a higher amount of brightness for lower output projector types such as CRT. Its increased reflectivity will help enhance the image brightness in situations where a low level of ambient light is present. This surface is a good choice when producing video images. Screen surface can be cleaned with mild soap and water. Flame retardant and mildew resistant. Viewing Angle: 45° Gain: 1.3

Pearlescent

A non-supported vinyl fabric, offering a higher degree of reflectivity and brilliance without loss of image quality or resolution. This surface is a good choice when producing video images with a lower output projector and where there is a high amount of ambient light present. Screen surface can be cleaned with mild soap and water. Flame retardant and mildew resistant. Viewing Angle: 40° Gain: 1.5

Audio Vision

Designed for applications where a more realistic soundstage is desired, this fabric allows for the installation of speakers to be placed behind the surface. With virtually no sound loss and good image quality, this fabric provides the same optical characteristics as the Da-Mat surface with specially designed perforations to allow sound to pass through the screen material. Screen surface can be cleaned with mild soap and water. Flame retardant and mildew resistant. Viewing Angle: 60° Gain: 1.0

High Contrast Da-Mat®

With a special gray surface, this screen material is designed for use with today’s high output LCD, DLP and D-ILA projectors. By lowering the black levels of the projected video image, this surface creates a more film-like image and is a good choice when video is the main source of projected information. This screen surface is best used when there is good control of ambient lighting and a moderately wide viewing angle is desired. Screen surface can be cleaned with mild soap and water. Flame retardant and mildew resistant. Viewing Angle: 45° Gain: 0.8

High Contrast Cinema Vision

Designed for today’s moderate output DLP and LCD projectors, this screen surface is a great choice when video images are the main source of information being projected and where ambient lighting is moderately controlled. With its specially designed gray base surface and a reflective top surface, this screen material is able to provide very good black levels without sacrificing the white level output. With its enhanced black levels and brilliant white levels, this screen surface provides deep life-like colors and greater detail and sharpness to the image. Screen surface can be cleaned with mild soap and water. Flame retardant and mildew resistant. Viewing Angle: 50° Gain: 1.1

High Contrast Audio Vision

With the same optical characteristics as the High Contrast Da-Mat material, this surface is designed to provide the viewer with a more realistic soundstage by placing speakers behind the screen and allowing the sound to be transmitted through the material. This screen surface is best used when there is good control of ambient lighting and a moderately wide viewing angle is desired. Screen surface can be cleaned with mild soap and water. Flame retardant and mildew resistant. Viewing Angle: 45° Gain: 0.8

High Contrast Cinema Perf

With the same optical characteristics as High Contrast Cinema Vision, this surface is perforated to allow placement of a center channel speaker behind the screen surface while allowing the sound to transmit through the material. Ideal for use in environments with moderate control of ambient light. Screen surface can be cleaned with a mild soap and water solution. Flame retardant and mildew resistant. Viewing Angle: 50° Gain: 1.1

Da-Tex®

Flexible Fabric Screen: A translucent, neutral gray vinyl fabric that allows rear projection in applications where a rigid acrylic or glass screen are not possible. This specially designed gray vinyl surface offers the same high transmission and low reflectance values as a rigid rear projection screen for optimal viewing. It yields excellent color rendition, image contrast and a moderately wide viewing angle. Ideally suited for both lace and grommet and snap button type screens used in portable installations. This material requires tensioning due to its flexible nature. Screen surface can be cleaned with mild soap and water. Flame retardant and mildew resistant. Viewing Angle: 30° Gain: 1.3

Dual Vision

Flexible Fabric Screen: A unity gain flexible projection fabric capable of both front and rear projection. The surface is ideal for video projection under controlled light conditions. With an exceptionally wide viewing cone, each seat in the audience will observe a uniform, bright, sharp image with no color shift. Surface needs to be tensioned. Screen surface can be cleaned with mild soap and water. Flame retardant and mildew resistant. Viewing Angle: 50° Gain: 1.0

Green Da-Lite

Da-Lite has always had being a responsible corporate citizen, and has wanted to set the example in the communities in which it has operated for over 100 years. Da-Lite have taken this corporate citizenry to the next level by meeting a number of Green initiatives, one from the U.S. Green Building Council and another from the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute.

With the U.S. Green Building Council program the screens are assessed to show how much recycled material they contain, with the amount dependant on screen size and format.

The GREENGUARD program takes the lead in low emitting products and materials, and Da-Lite has been certified under certification number 90068. In addition to the GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certification, the Institute has also certified Da-Lite for their GREENGUARD Children and Schools program under citification numbers 90068-01 through 90068-26.

Da-Lite also has their Da-Lite Screen Green Exchange program. With this program Da-Lite responsibly takes care of end-of-life screens by offering to recycle old screens that have been replaced with a new Da-Lite screen.

Purchasing Peace Of Mind

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