Electric Motorized Projector Screen

Starling 2 Series

NFPA 701 Certified Products

Starling 2 Series is one of our most comprehensive electric projection screen lines. Its list of complimentary standard features include Infrared and Radio Frequency remote controls, 5-12 volt trigger and RS-232 capability, wall/ceiling mount kit, and extra top black masking leader. The front projection material is the Spectra White FG, which is fiberglass reinforced to enhance rigidity. The Starling 2 Series is now equipped with a fast tubular motor to improve the operation speed.

Starling 2 Series Projection Screen

Screen Material

  • Spectra White FG (fiberglass backed) matte white surface
  • 180° wide viewing angle with 1.1 Gain
  • Active 3D, 4K Ultra HD, and HDR Ready
  • Not compatible with Ultra/Short-throw Projectors
  • Standard black masking borders and black backing
  • Extra top black border for high ceiling installation
  • Available in the following diagonal sizes:
    • 120″ in 16:9 format

Design and Installation

  • Steel case in white or black finish
  • Includes pair of brackets and hardware for wall or ceiling installation
  • Wall mountable remote control cradle included
  • Plug & play, hardwire installation not required

Control System

  • Internal Radio Frequency/Infrared receivers with IR, RF remotes included
  • Infrared IR “eye” extension sensor – ideal for concealed installation but still require infrared control
  • 5-12 volt trigger capable for synchronized screen operation with the projector’s power cycle
  • Manual UP/DOWN buttons on exterior of case
  • RS-232 capable for serial communication

Quality and Reliability

  • Tubular motor allows swift operation with a superior weight tolerance and operational lifespan
  • Low power consumption
  • Flame Retardant: Complies with NFPA 701 Standards
  • 2-year limited warranty, and 3-year warranty for ENR-G – Education, Non-profit, Religious and Government/Military organizations
  • Lifetime Tech Support by Elite Screens Professional Service Team through Email, Phone or Online Form.

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Understanding Aspect Ratio & Resolution

4K/UltraHD: What You Need To Know

GreenGuard® Certification – Improving Human Health and Quality of Life

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How To Perfectly Install ANY Projection Screen

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Matte White Materials FAQ's

Q: What is the difference between Elite’s MaxWhite® Fiberglass (FG) and SpectraWhite Fiberglass (FG)? Why is fiberglass backing important?
Q: What is the difference between Elite’s MaxWhite® Fiberglass (FG) and SpectraWhite Fiberglass (FG)? Why is fiberglass backing important?

Elite’s MaxWhite® FG and Spectra White FG are very comparable as they both are self-supporting matte white front projection screen surfaces with fiberglass backing. Having a fiberglass backing is beneficial as the embedded fiber glass improves rigidity which results in a more stiff material. Thus, the fiberglass backing provides the flattest possible surface a non-tensioned screen can offer. Additionally, the fiber glass backing eliminates any side curling non-tensioned materials are susceptible to, especially under cold temperatures. Both the MaxWhite® FG and SpectraWhite FG will provide an excellent quality image in light controlled environments. The main difference between the materials is that the MaxWhite® FG utilizes a more neutral white material for better white levels. Both the Spectra White FG and MaxWhite® FG have viewing angles of 180° (90° left and right). The wide diffusion uniformity on both the materials maintain luminance levels throughout the entire surface. The MaxWhite® FG is also offered on many more of or products, whereas the SpectraWhite FG is solely available on the Starling and Starling Tension. The Spectra White FG material is also slightly thicker than the MaxWhite® FG.

Q: What is the difference between Elite’s MaxWhite®, MaxWhite® B and MaxWhite® FG screen materials?
Q: What is the difference between Elite’s MaxWhite®, MaxWhite® B and MaxWhite® FG screen materials?

Elite Screens’ MaxWhite® and MaxWhite® FG are excellent screen materials for front projection presentations. The materials have a multi-layer weave and textured surface coating that offer perfect diffusion uniformity, color reproduction, and black and white contrast. Both have a 1.1 gain that allows for 180° viewing angles (90° left and right) and are black-backed which avoids light penetration. They are also easy to clean, mildew resistant, and GreenGuard® Gold UL 2818 certified. MaxWhite® B on the other hand, while maintaining the wide 180 degree viewing angle, has a unity 1.0 Gain that reflects 100% projector light as opposed to 1.1 Gain (110%). It is also formulated to be utilized in our most commonly used front projection screens. This allows more flexibility in our offerings of cost-effective products for mass production. The key difference between the MaxWhite®/MaxWhite® B and MaxWhite® FG is that the MaxWhite® FG has a fiber glass backing. This is beneficial as the embedded fiber glass improves rigidity which results in a more stiff material. Thus, the MaxWhite® FG provides the flattest possible surface a non-tensioned screen can offer. Additionally, the fiber glass backing eliminates any side curling non-tensioned materials are susceptible to, especially under cold temperatures. Lastly, the MaxWhite® FG is also flame retardant and complies with NFPA 701 Standards.

Q: What is the difference between Tensioned and Non-Tensioned Screen Material?
Q: What is the difference between Tensioned and Non-Tensioned Screen Material?

Tension material provides a flatter screen surface and for better uniformity and even light distribution without waving or curving on the projection surface. These problems could be caused by temperature variations in multiple layer materials. Newer non-tensioned materials such as our MaxWhite® or MaxWhite® FG have greatly reduced occurrences of this flaw to the point of arguably matching its flatness in some cases. Some prefer non-tensioned due to aesthetics but tension still generally has superior flatness.

Q: What is the viewing angle on the MaxWhite® material?
Q. What is the viewing angle on the MaxWhite® material?

The viewing angle of the MaxWhite® material is 180°.

Starling 2 Series FAQ’s

Q: Will the ZSP-TR03 work with the Starling/Starling Tension?
Q: Will the ZSP-TR03 work with the Starling/Starling Tension?

No, the ZSP-TR03 is not compatible with the Starling or the Starling Tension.

Q: How can I clean the Spectra White FG (matte white) material on the Starling screen?
Q. How can I clean the Spectra White FG (matte white) material on the Starling screen?

The screen material can be cleaned with mild soap and water.

Q: What series is the ZIW In-Wall Up/Down switch compatible with?
Q: What series is the ZIW In-Wall Up/Down switch compatible with?

The ZIW In-Wall switch is compatible with all of Elite’s electric retractable floor rising, wall/ceiling and in-ceiling/recessed screens, EXCEPT for the VMAX Dual®, VMAX Tab-Tension Dual, Starling, Starling 2, Starling Tab-Tension and the Starling Tab-Tension 2 Series.

General Wall/Ceiling Electric Screens FAQ's

Q: Where Can I find the IR codes for my Electric Screen IR remote?
Q: Where Can I find the IR codes for my Electric Screen IR remote?

Elite provides binary codes for the IR remote, see below.

SeriesUpStopDown
CineTension 2 Series1111 0000 00011111 0000 00101111 0000 0100
Evanesce / Evanesce Tab-Tension B1111 0000 00011111 0000 00101111 0000 0100
Home2 Series1111 0000 00011111 0000 00101111 0000 0100
Spectrum Series1111 0000 00011111 0000 00101111 0000 0100
Spectrum Tab-Tension Series1111 0000 00011111 0000 00101111 0000 0100
Spectrum Tab-Tension 2 Series1111 0000 00011111 0000 00101111 0000 0100
Starling 2 / Starling Tab-Tension 2 Series1101 0000 10001101 0001 00001101 0010 0000
VMAX2 Series1111 0000 00011111 0000 00101111 0000 0100
VMAX Tab-Tension Dual Series1111 0000 00011111 0000 00101111 0000 0100
binary codes for the IR remote

Elite’s V2.0 infrared remotes

SeriesUpStopDown
V2.0 infrared remotes1111 0000 0010
0101 1101 1101 1010 1001
1111 0000 0001
0101 1100 1100 0111 1000
1111 0000 0100
0101 1110 1110 1100 1001
V2.0 infrared remotes0011 00000101 00000110 0000
ZZ Type0011 00000101 00000110 0000
Elite’s V2.0 infrared remotes
Q: What is the power cable length of all Elite Electric Screens?
Q: What is the power cable length of all Elite Electric Screens?

Please see this chart.
Note: These measurements are accurate for USA only, other countries may be equipped with different lengths for each model.

Series NameModel SizesLength of Power Cord
CineTension2All Size98.4″ (2.5M)
Evanesce BAll Size98.4″ (2.5M)+ with extra control box
Evanesce Tension BAll Size98.4″ (2.5M)+ with extra control box
EvanesceAll Size98.4″ (2.5M)+ with extra control box
Evanesce TensionAll Size98.4″ (2.5M)+ with extra control box
Evanesce PlusAll Size98.4″ (2.5M)+ with extra control box
Home2All Size98.4″ (2.5M)
KestrelAll Size98.4″ (2.5M)
Kestrel Tab-TensionAll Size70.8″ (1.8M)
Kestrel Tab-Tension CLRXAll Size70.8″ (1.8M)
Kestrel StageAll Size98.4″ (2.5M)
Kestrel HomeAll Size98.4″ (2.5M)
Saker150″ below98.4″ (2.5M)
Saker150″ above (150″)98.4″ (2.5M)
Saker Tab-TensionAll Size98.4″ (2.5M)
Saker PlusAll Size98.4″ (2.5M)+ with extra control box
SpectrumAll Size98.4″ (2.5M)
Spectrum TensionAll Size98.4″ (2.5M)
Spectrum2All Size98.4″ (2.5M)
StarlingAll Size98.4″ (2.5M)
Starling 2All Size98.4″ (2.5M)
Starling Tab-TensionAll Size98.4″ (2.5M)
Starling Tab-Tension 2All Other Sizes98.4″ (2.5M)
Starling Tab-Tension 292″ in CineGrey 5D98.4″ (2.5M)
VMAX2150″ below98.4″ (2.5M)
VMAX2150″ above (150″)98.4″ (2.5M)
VMAX Dual®All Size98.4″ (2.5M)
VMAX Tab-Tension DualAll Size98.4″ (2.5M)
Yard Master ElectricAll Size98.4″ (2.5M)
VMAX Tab-Tension 3All Size98.4″ (2.5M)
Q: I need to directly control an Elite electric screen. Do you have a hard wire diagram?
Q: I need to directly control an Elite electric screen. Do you have a hard wire diagram?

Yes, please click HERE for a diagram to achieve a direct control (dry contact).

Q: My projector is not triggering the screen to drop. How do I test the trigger to ensure that the screen is not the issue?
Q: My projector is not triggering the screen to drop. How do I test the trigger to ensure that the screen is not the issue?

By exposing the red and green wires of the provided trigger, connect a 9-volt battery to the bare wires according to their polarity with the screen plugged in to the wall outlet. Once the wires make contact with the battery’s terminals, the screen will drop. Releasing the voltage from the battery will make the screen rise automatically. This indicates that the trigger and screen are functioning properly. Please check with your power source’s manufacturer for further assistance.   If the screen does not drop when applying the voltage with the battery, the next step would be to test the screen’s circuit board. Do this by plugging in the provided wall box and pressing the DOWN button. If the screen drops, then you may need a replacement trigger. Please contact Elite’s service department for support by sending an email to service@elitescreens.com.

Q: If I install a Motorized Screen into the ceiling, what are my possible methods of controlling it?
Q. If I install a Motorized Screen into the ceiling, what are my possible methods of controlling it?

Since the Spectrum’s Infrared (IR) Sensor is hidden within the ceiling, there are a few options in which to control a ceiling installed Spectrum Screen:

  1. IR Eye Extender (ZSP-EYE&12V):  With the need of line of sight, the IR signal will not be sensed by the IR receiver built within the housing of the Spectrum.  By using an IR eye extender that attaches via the Spectrums all purpose RJ45 port, the extended sensor provides a solution to this problem.
  2. Radio Frequency (RF) Remote (ZSP-RF-B, ZSP-RF-W): The Spectrum, unfortunately, does not come with an RF remote.  It does, however, have an RF receiver built into the housing.  Without the need of direct line of sight, an RF remote would be a good control option.
  3. In-Wall Switch (ZIW-B, ZIW-W, ZIW-W1):  The spectrum comes with an all purpose RJ45 port.  By routing a cable within the wall, the In-Wall Switch provides a close proximity control option.  In addition, you can create your own in-wall switch by purchasing only our ZIW-Module.
  4. Wireless 12V Trigger (ZSP-TR01):  Use your projector as a screen control option by hooking up this simple device to your projector’s output trigger port.  If your screen doesn’t have an output trigger port, the Universal Wireless 12V Projector Trigger (ZU12V) works just as well for all projectors.
Q: How do I synchronize the ZU12V Universal 12 Volt Projector Trigger to my Elite electric screen?
Q: How do I synchronize the ZU12V Universal 12 Volt Projector Trigger to my Elite electric screen?

For the instructional guide (PDF) on synchronizing the ZU12V, please click here.
To watch the instructional video

Q: I am looking at purchasing an Elite Motorized Screen,VMAX120UWH2. I know all Elite motorized come with standard 12V trigger built-in, but my projector does not have a trigger out on it. Can I use Universal Wireless 5-12V Projector Trigger (ZU12V)?
Q. I am looking at purchasing an Elite Motorized Screen,VMAX120UWH2. I know all Elite motorized come with standard 12V trigger built-in, but my projector does not have a trigger out on it. Can I use Universal Wireless 5-12V Projector Trigger (ZU12V)?

Yes. This device goes between the projector and plug. It is designed for projector w/o low voltage trigger port to work with Elite Screen motorized screen.

Q: How do I know if my projector is compatible with the ZSP-TR03 (Wall/Ceiling)?
Q: How do I know if my projector is compatible with the ZSP-TR03 (Wall/Ceiling)?

Check your projector’s documentation to find out if your projector has a 5 volt or 12 volt trigger output. If it does then the ZSP-TR03 is compatible with your projector.

Q: Does the ZPM-RT2 control kit work with other Elite Screens electric screens?
Q: Does the ZPM-RT2 control kit work with other Elite Screens electric screens?

No, the ZPM-RT2 only works on the Spectrum 2 series.
Note: Compatible only with Spectrum 2 Series with serial number 198Exxxxx and after.  Example. 198E00497

Q: Are Elite’s electric screens compatible with Harmony remotes?
Q: Are Elite’s electric screens compatible with Harmony remotes?

Most of Elite’s electric screen products are compatible with Harmony remotes and are in their database. The only electric screens series that are not compatible with Harmony remotes are the Starling and Starling Tab-Tension Series (Versions 1 and 2). New Elite Screens series may not appear in the Harmony database, but you can simply select the VMAX2 series as the IR codes are identical for all series. Click here to visit the Harmony website for further assistance with programming your remote with our electric screens.

Q: Which is better for my retractable screen casing, Aluminum or Steel?
Q: Which is better for my retractable screen casing, Aluminum or Steel?

Aluminum casings or “cans” are resilient to moisture and are generally used with higher quality screens.  They also have a sliding track for the hanging brackets to allow versatility with your installation. Steel casings have a more simplified design with fixed end cap attachments.  They provide excellent protection to you screen material but are geared for functionality without excessive spending.

Q: Should I use a standard top masking or an extra drop masking border?
Q: Should I use a standard top masking or an extra drop masking border?

It depends on how high you want to hang the screen. If you are planning on a high ceiling or in-ceiling installation, use a product with an extra black masking border like E24 (24″ drop) or E30 (30″ drop) model. Aside from that, our general product lines will accommodate your typical home or commercial presentation room ceiling heights.  All of our manual and electric screens are suitable for wall or ceiling installations.

Q: How do I adjust the vertical limit of my screen?
Q: How do I adjust the vertical limit of my screen?

Unfortunately, we no longer provide limit switch adjustments. The screen is already deployed to its complete factory setting. We do not recommend making any vertical limit adjustments to the screen, as improper adjustments will affect the projection image, damage the unit and void your warranty. Over/false adjusting the drop will permanently damage the screen and will be unable to repair.

Q: Where can I locate my screen serial number (S/N)?
Q: Where can I locate my screen serial number (S/N)?

Your serial number can be found on both ends of the packaging box stickers, as well as on the screen itself.
Reference the list below on where to locate your serial number depending on the type of screen: On Screen Itself:
Manual Screens : end cap and weight bar
Motorized/Electric Screens : end cap and weight bar
Tripod Screens : rear side of casing (left hand side)
Fixed frame Screens : rear side of frame (bottom frame)
Yard Master Screens (Folding Frame) : rear side of frame
Floor Pull up Screens : end cap
Yard Master Sport : weight bar
Pop-Up Cinema : User guide bag and/or stitched inside carrying bag
 
On Outside box
 
my screen serial number

Q: What preventative maintenance does Elite Screens recommend for electric screens?
Q: What preventative maintenance does Elite Screens recommend for electric screens?

Elite strongly recommends using either a standard surge protector or a power conditioner on all electric projection screens.

Q: How do I know if my projector is compatible with the 5-12 volt trigger?
Q. How do I know if my projector is compatible with the 5-12 volt trigger?

Check your projector’s manual to see if your projector has a 5-12 volt trigger output. If it does then your projector has the ability to synchronize with your CineTension 2.

Q: What is the power consumption and motor RPM for my Elite Electric screen?
Q. What is the power consumption and motor RPM for my Elite Electric screen?

Please click here for the motor information of your Elite electric screen.

Q: Which side is the power cord on when I face the screen?
Q: Which side is the power cord on when I face the screen?

Power cord for all the wall-mounted electric screens we produce will be on either left or right side depending on the series.

Q: The synchronized motors seem to be really slow. Why would someone prefer a synchronized motor over a faster Tubular motor?
Q: The synchronized motors seem to be really slow. Why would someone prefer a synchronized motor over a faster Tubular motor?

The reasons why a customer would prefer the slower synchronized motor over the tubular is as follows: The synchronized motors are silent. Many consumers prefer that all of their home theater gear operate silently. The synchronized motor consumes considerably less power per operation than a tubular motor making it more of a green-conscious product. Because the synchronized motor is produced at a lower cost than the tubular motor, we can forward the savings on to the consumer by providing a more aggressive price point. Because of its slow speed, the synchronized motor generates less heat allowing it to enjoy a long operational lifespan. Lastly, the synchronized motor has a drop speed that is roughly equal to a projector’s power cycle.

Q: What are the amps/watts of your Electric Screens?
Q: What are the amps/watts of your Electric Screens?

The ratings on our electric screens vary from series based on the motor they utilize. Please Click Herefor 110v motor specifications. Please Click Here for 220v motor specifications.

Q: Can I increase the Top Black Border on my screen?
Q: Can I increase the Top Black Border on my screen?

No, your screen’s Top Black border has been set to deploy to its full extent. Attempting to increase will damage the motor and void your warranty with Elite Screens.

Q: Why does my electric screen no longer function?
Q: Why does my electric screen no longer function?

There are a few possible things you could check:

1. Make sure your wall plug has power and that the screen is properly plugged in.
2. If the screen works well with the wall switch but not with the remote controls, ensure that fresh alkaline batteries are installed in the remote controls.
3. Check your screen’s internal fuse. (Please call our Tech Support for location of fuse before tampering with the screen.)
4. Our Home2, CineTension2, Kestrel, Raptor and VMAX Plus 3/4 screens feature a tubular motor equipped with a Thermal Relay.  This feature will automatically shut off the screen should your motor become too hot, thus preventing overheating of the motor.  To correct this, simply leave the screen alone for 20-30 minutes and try again.

Q: How would I synchronize the up/down function of my electric screen with my projectors power cycle?
Q: How would I synchronize the up/down function of my electric screen with my projectors power cycle?

To ensure that your projector can support a trigger application, please be sure to:

a. Reviewing your projectors user manual.
b. Contact the manufacturer of your projector. If you do find that your projector supports a trigger application, connect the Elite Electric Screen Trigger Adapter cable from your Screen to your projector’s trigger port (Please consult a professional installer for further details on wiring and installation). Since Elite Screens only provides the screen 5-12 volt RJ-45 adaptor, you will need to contact your projectors manufacturer for the trigger adaptor of the projector. Most projector manufacturer trigger ports use a mini jack plug and adaptor that may be obtained at most local electronics stores. Please consult with your dealer or projector manufacturer for further details concerning this trigger adaptor and installation.

Q: Does my electric Elite Screen have input relays to connect to a Crestron System?
Q: Does my electric Elite Screen have input relays to connect to a Crestron System?

Yes, your electric Elite Screen can be given an outsource command for deploy/retract via a 3rd party control relay or through IR commands. Please see the IR commands HERE   Please see the Direct Control PDF HERE

Q: What are the differences between a Synchronous and a Tubular Motor?
Q: What are the differences between a Synchronous and a Tubular Motor?

Tubular motors run faster and have a greater lift capacity. Synchronous motors are slower but are also quieter and more energy efficient.  Since synchronous motors are smaller, they also have less torque, so we only use them in our smaller standard priced models.

Q: My projector does not have a 12V trigger port, but it does have a USB Port. Is there a way to sync my Elite Screens Motorize screen to projector’s power cycle and enable drop/rise operation?
Q: My projector does not have a 12V trigger port, but it does have a USB Port. Is there a way to sync my Elite Screens Motorize screen to projector’s power cycle and enable drop/rise operation?

Yes there is. You will need to splice your USB cable with an RJ45 cable. A USB has 4 wires, but you will only need the red and black. Splice them to the RJ45 orange and green wires and connect the USB. See diagram below for reference. NOTE: If you are using your own RJ45, please use Pin 7 and 8 (Brown Pair Wire).
Click here for Color Codes

Q: What accessories are included with my Electric Motorized Screen?
Q: What accessories are included with my Electric Motorized Screen?

Please click here to view the Electric Screens Accessories chart.

Q: Can I use my manual/electric Elite projection screen as a window shade to block the sunlight?
Q: Can I use my manual/electric Elite projection screen as a window shade to block the sunlight?

No, Elite manual and electric projection screens are not designed for use as a window curtain and should never be exposed to direct sunlight.  Prolonged exposure to solar radiation will destroy synthetic materials and such damage is not covered by our standard warranty.

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