have two main components: a heavy-duty, black PVC
framework and a white projection screen surface attached
to it via bungee cables. The AIRSCREEN
is a German-manufactured and imported world-class
product and is currently used widely all over Europe,
the USA and Asia. We introduced it to Africa 4 years ago
in Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia and now South Africa for
the last 8 months.
The screen is erected (like a jumping castle) by air
that is blown into the main frame by a special low-noise
and energy saving air-blower. This blower is the only
electrical component of this screen and it also uses a
normal household electrical connection. A complete
inflation and setup takes anything between 30 min. to
one hour, depending on the size of the screen.
Drive-ins are also a good way to reach people, and we
use wide, open spaces for these types of events.
The screen's stability is made possible by
anchoring it to the ground with eight ropes tied to each top and
bottom corner of the main frame. This anchoring system is
supported by four anchoring weights. Each of the four weights
are positioned adjacent to each corner of the screen - two at
the front and two at the back. Such weights, depending on the
size of the AIRSCREEN, weigh from 20-50kg each
for small screens and 1 ton each for the big screen. We have our
own weights for the small screen and we usually hire 1 ton water
containers for the big screen. A vehicle can also be used to
replace the 1 ton water containers.