Harkness Screens™ confirms the Ultra-Hi Light Efficiency for the SmartCrystal™ Diamond

on December 18, 2013

Paris, France December 18th 2013 - Volfoni, the worldwide 3D technology provider is proud to announce the successful test of its new 3D polarizer, the SmartCrystalTM Diamond, by Harkness ScreensTM.

Backed by a worldwide presence and nearly a decade of manufacturing stereoscopic 3D equipment, Volfoni has invested heavily in R&D to turn customer feedback into a truly innovative 3D solution. With the SmartCrystalTM Diamond, Volfoni carries on its tradition of providing highest customer satisfaction. Tested at Harkness' screen laboratory facility in France, Harkness certified the overall light efficiency of the new Volfoni SmartCrystalTM Diamond system at 28%.

"We're constantly asked to give an informed opinion on the capabilities of the latest cinema technologies and how these affect cinema presentation. Being able to independently test the SmartCrystalTM Diamond system on behalf of Volfoni enables us to better understand this brand new technology and provide our customers and indeed the industry as a whole with insight into its capabilities," says Matt Jahans, European Technical Services Manager for Harkness Screens.

"It is easy as a manufacturer to quote a theoretical technical capability to the industry. Having a respected voice like Harkness independently verify our SmartCrystalTM Diamond 3D system adds an extra level of credibility to our technology. Following by the world first demonstration at Cineasia 2013, in Hong Kong we can give to the market the first Ultra-Hi LEF polarizer, the SmartCrystalTM Diamond" says Alain Chamaillard, EMEA Managing Director of Volfoni.

The verification test was carried out in a controlled environment by projecting white light on to a 10m (39ft) Clarus 170 3D screen surface. Initial light measurements were taken in 2D with no 3D equipment (3D unit or glasses) between the projected light path and a light meter. These were then compared to light readings taken from the same position in the screen laboratory with both the SmartCrystalTM Diamond unit and eyewear between the projected light path and light meter.

"We believe that in SmartCrystalTM Diamond 3D and Clarus technology from Harkness exhibitors around the world can now benefit from the brightest, most immersive and captivating 3D experience for their customers at an affordable price." Chamaillard concludes.
Harkness has added the new SmartCrystalTM Diamond 3D system to its Digital Screen Modeller tool which will be available to download from the Apple App Store for iPad and Google Play store for Android during mid/late December 2013.

About Volfoni

Founded in 2007, Paris-based Volfoni is a renowned 3D technology provider worldwide. Volfoni maintains control over its entire manufacturing chain, from R&D to mass production. To feet to the 3D needs in each countries, Volfoni has offices in France, the US, Germany, Spain, Asia, and India. The company is proud to count a team of world-class scientists, engineers, and designers.

To meet a growing demand for 3D products, Volfoni has invested heavily in R&D to become one of the few companies in the world offering both active and passive 3D solutions. Volfoni products are appreciated by the most demanding users because they answer, in a creative way, the constantly changing needs of the 3D industry.


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.

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