Patented Technology Behind New MI-HORIZON3D Digital Cinema System
LOS ANGELES, CA - (April 23, 2014) - MasterImage 3D, provider of pioneering 3D solutions for theaters and mobile devices, today announced the approval by the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) of its key patents 10-1387096 and 10-1387097. Worldwide patent applications are in progress. The patented, ground-breaking technology enables high-brightness 3D image projection in cinemas using a three-beam optical system. In order to improve sharpness and clarity of 3D imagery on-screen, the three-way beam technology provides best-in-class alignment between pass-through and reflected images, which is superior to processes used by existing two-beam solutions. Incorporating a novel precision polarized beam-splitter (PBS), the MasterImage 3D method efficiently achieves higher performance of polarization and support for throw-ratios as low as 0.8, the lowest in the industry. The MasterImage 3D method improves brightness efficiency; moreover, by eliminating the magnification lens found in competitive products, it also enhances the ease of installation and operation.
This newly patented 3D process is the technology behind MasterImage 3D's MI-HORIZON3D digital cinema system. The MI-HORIZON3D debuted this year at the annual CinemaCon tradeshow in Las Vegas, demonstrating the potential for cinemas to deliver up to 14 foot-lambert (ft-L) 3D.
"The addition of these patents to our portfolio positions us as the leader in three-beam 3D solutions, as we rollout the most wide-reaching systems for today's cineplex including our flexible range of financing options," said Younghoon Lee, MasterImage 3D Chairman and CEO. "Our dedication to optical innovation ensures the MI-HORIZON3D to be best quality-and most cost-effective- 3D technology for any screening environment. Large screens benefit from a three-beam solution to support lower throw-ratios. Smaller screens save cost by reducing lamp power of their projector and maintain extremely high 3D brightness."
MasterImage 3D, Inc
MasterImage 3D provides pioneering 3D solutions for theaters and mobile. With over 6,500 digital 3D cinema systems installed in over 70 countries, MasterImage 3D's 3D systems offer audiences the brightest, sharpest 3D experience while providing exhibitors a compelling ownership pricing model. It enabled one of the world's first glasses-free 3D phones and is in development for devices in 2014. The company is headquartered in Hollywood, with offices in UK, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Brazil. (http://masterimage3d.com)