The What:
At InfoComm 2017, Draper (booth 3342) will debut Motorized FlexShades, a new line of commercial window shades. Known as a manufacturer of projection screens and projection and flat-panel display lifts, Draper is taking aim at the needs of AV integrators with the introduction of this new product category.

The What Else: Available in a variety of decorative fabrics, the Motorized FlexShades range in size from 2 feet wide to 14 feet wide, with larger sizes available with the FlexShade 2 or Colossal FlexShade. A notable feature of FlexShades is their compact, tubular gearmotors located within each shade for smooth, reliable operation, and the ability to retract completely when not in use for an unobstructed view. The line features a variety of installation options, including endcaps, simple mounting brackets, fascia, and complete extruded pockets with bottom closure panels.

The Bottom Line: Draper’s Motorized FlexShades aim to blend style and functionality, and are well suited for both interior and exterior applications. Draper shade products have hundreds of operation and control variations, including the ability to react to sun conditions and to connect to automation systems. They are engineered to be quiet, flexible, and feature 115V, 24V, and battery operated options. With the ability to interface with third-party applications, the Motorized FlexShades control heat and glare while providing the desired amount of privacy.