AUSTIN, TX (September 1, 2021) — Screen Innovations (SI), the CEDIA industry’s fastest-growing manufacturer of motorized and manual window coverings, brings beautiful motorized shading to the outdoors with the introduction of Zen 2. The first décor-minded outdoor shading solution, Zen 2 boasts an elegant, customizable, architecturally friendly design that effortlessly transforms decks, gazebos, patios, and other outdoor areas into comfortable, stylish living spaces.
According to an analysis by the National Association of Home Builders, 61.4% of homes started in 2020 came with patios, marking the fifth consecutive year that the share of new homes with patios hit a record high. Capitalizing on this trend, Zen 2 gives architects, designers, and integrators a motorized shading option that seamlessly blends into today’s home designs, thanks to a custom paintable, primed option for a perfect color match. Up to 25 feet wide and 16 feet tall, Zen 2 includes everything needed for a complete installation, including mounting hardware, motorized shade cassette, and a wide selection of popular outdoor shading fabrics.
Making installation a breeze, Zen 2 installs in half the time of other outdoor shading systems with its unique snap-in tube and hidden bracket attachment. The cassette can be pre-installed and the tube snapped into place, affording a simple hands-free installation process. The zipper track system provides integrators twice the freedom of other track systems, simplifying the specification and installation process.
Zen 2 integrates with all the latest smart home control systems via a wireless Zigbee 3.0, RTS, or wired 485-based connection. This enables the movement of the shades to be choreographed with lighting, AV equipment, and more. Home systems integrators can use SI software to synchronize the movement of multiple shades and to open and close to several preset positions.
“After interviewing a dozen integrators, we quickly realized that simplicity of installation is a top priority next to design. Without question, Zen 2 will make integrators’ lives much easier, all while offering an opportunity to offer home designers and end-users the first beautifully designed outdoor shade,” says SI CEO Ryan Gustafson. “We truly feel that if integrators, designers, and homeowners are happy with a product, we’ve hit a home systems homerun.”
The launch of Zen 2 is just one recent example of SI’s ongoing development of products designed to help the integration and home design community prosper in the growing shading market. Home systems integrators have taken notice of SI’s contributions, with more than 70% naming SI as their preferred provider of motorized window treatments in CEPro’s annual Brand Analysis poll. Now occupying second position, up from fourth position last year and closing in on Lutron as a brand leader, the steady climb earns SI the distinction as a 2021 CEPro Bullet Brand.
For more information about Zen 2, visit https://www.screeninnovations.com/shade/zen-2/.
Where to See Screen Innovations at CEDIA Expo
To see Zen 2 and SI’s other innovative shading and screen solutions, visit them at Booth #5212 at the CEDIA Expo. For more information about SI and its growing portfolio of products and technologies, go to https://www.screeninnovations.com/.
For those unable to attend CEDIA Expo and who would like to learn more about the brand and its offering, please contact [email protected].
About Screen Innovations
Innovative shades & projection screens, making life beautiful, convenient & fun. Dedicated to developing the most innovative and design-forward projection screens, window covering, and outdoor shading and screen solutions for home and corporate environments, Screen Innovations engineers and hand-builds every product it sells in its 75,000-square-foot factory in Austin, Texas. Always putting the customer first, SI listens, learns, and delivers a wide variety of design-forward products, services, and online tools. Committed to doing its part to limit the company’s impact on the environment, SI follows LEAN manufacturing principles and monitors production processes closely to minimize waste wherever possible. For more information about SI please visit screeninnovations.com and follow the company on social media platforms Facebook @screen innovations, Twitter @SIScreens, Instagram @siscreens, and LinkedIN screen-innovations.
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