CINEASIA (BOOTH #214), HONG KONG, DECEMBER 12TH 2013 - Harkness Screens the world's leading manufacturer of projection surfaces for cinema and thought-leaders in on-screen brightness has commenced manufacture of its brand new passive 3D screen surface Clarus 170 at its Asian facilities in India and China.
Designed for use in large format auditoria (using two projectors) or smaller to mid-sized theatres where 3D systems using polarised light are deployed, the Clarus 170 3D surface also enhances conventional 2D presentation enabling DCI compliance with optimised theatre geometry.
"Clarus 170 has already proved an enormous success. To date we've installed a significant number of screens in Europe and this number is growing daily. The screen's unique characteristics mean a richer, deeper, more immersive 3D experience for consumers," says Richard Mitchell, Worldwide Marketing Manager of Harkness Screens.
New 4th generation screen technology, Clarus provides a wide viewing angle and significantly increases overall brightness uniformity across the screen reducing visual hot-spotting whilst maintaining suitable light on screen for 2D and 3D projection.
"With Clarus 170 3D surface exhibitors are able to benefit from more even light distribution across the screen without the need to radically alter equipment specification such as lamp size or lamp power which lower gain 3D screens might require. On top of this the surface improves colour accuracy and contrast giving a viewing experience significantly closer to traditional 2D white screen presentation," Mitchell adds.
Specialist aluminium flake based coating applied to the unique base material provides high gain characteristics, strong signal to noise ratios, generous viewing angles and excellent colour temperature whilst utilising Harkness' proprietary and unique seam welding process to ensure that these screens have no visible seams under projection conditions.
"Making this revolutionary screen technology available to the Asian market further emphasises Harkness Screens commitment to providing the cinema industry with cutting edge, state-of-the-art presentation surfaces," adds Mitchell.
About Harkness Screens
Harkness ScreensTM is the world's largest manufacturer of projection screen surfaces, specialising in the design and production of cinema screens and custom screens of virtually any shape and size. Harkness Screens is the world leader in cinema with screens in more cinemas worldwide than any other manufacturer. From single-screen independent theatres to large multiplexes to large format immersive theatre experiences or live events, Harkness supplies thousands of screens every year for cinema, film production, special effects, live events and custom AV applications.
Founded in 1929, Harkness' corporate office is located in Ireland with other offices and factories located in the USA, UK, France India and China. Harkness Screens combines unrivalled experience with the latest technology and production methods to provide innovative solutions to the company's key markets worldwide. For more information, visit the Harkness Screens web page at www.harkness-screens.com.