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SHOWEAST (BOOTH #608), MIAMI -- Harkness Screens the world's leading screen technology company and thought-leader in on-screen brightness has launched a new higher gain version of its 4th generation 2D and 3D screen surface, Clarus XC.

Shipping in late 2014, the new Clarus XC 270 screen surface benefits from d-smooth coating technology which has specific properties more commonly seen in white screens. This technology enables Clarus XC screens to benefit from significantly improved light distribution compared to traditional 3D silver screens. Through this, visible hot-spotting is reduced and uniformity is greatly increased, making compliance with 2D industry standards more easily achievable.

"We developed our new higher gain Clarus XC 270 screen surface to allow cinema exhibitors struggling for on-screen brightness particularly in 3D to benefit from all of the visual performance improvements from using Clarus XC technology such as contrast, colour accuracy, image detail and 3D depth whilst increasing centre screen brightness," says Richard Mitchell, Head of Global Marketing at Harkness Screens.

Designed to work with all passive 3D systems, Clarus XC screens create visibly deeper 3D content which draws in the audience creating a more captivating viewing experience. A whiter look under projection mean that colours look visibly richer and more accurate both in 2D and 3D resulting in a more defined, sharper and crisper picture.

Mitchell adds, "The unique coating technology in Clarus XC 270 allows peak brightness at the centre of the screen to be increased by over 12% against our traditional Spectral 240 3D screen whilst not impacting on visual hotspot or uniformity. Clarus XC 270 provides a unique opportunity for exhibitors around the world to improve the brightness levels from their 3D screens and the quality of the visual performance all at the same time."

Clarus XC technology is the result of significant work by Harkness' Research and Development team and brings together a number of proprietary technologies to create a screen surface for the age of immersive cinema which has been approved by major Hollywood film studios.


Clarus XC technology is available in four different gain levels, 1.4, 1.7, 2.2 and 2.7 designed to suit all digital cinema environments from small screening rooms through to large format theaters. To date over 500 Clarus XC screens have been installed globally.
For more information on the Clarus family visit www.harkness-screens.com/clarusxc

 

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SHOWEAST (BOOTH #608), MIAMI -- Harkness Screens the world's leading screen technology company and thought-leader in on-screen brightness has launched a new higher gain version of its 4th generation 2D and 3D screen surface, Clarus XC.

Shipping in late 2014, the new Clarus XC 270 screen surface benefits from d-smooth coating technology which has specific properties more commonly seen in white screens. This technology enables Clarus XC screens to benefit from significantly improved light distribution compared to traditional 3D silver screens. Through this, visible hot-spotting is reduced and uniformity is greatly increased, making compliance with 2D industry standards more easily achievable.

"We developed our new higher gain Clarus XC 270 screen surface to allow cinema exhibitors struggling for on-screen brightness particularly in 3D to benefit from all of the visual performance improvements from using Clarus XC technology such as contrast, colour accuracy, image detail and 3D depth whilst increasing centre screen brightness," says Richard Mitchell, Head of Global Marketing at Harkness Screens.

Designed to work with all passive 3D systems, Clarus XC screens create visibly deeper 3D content which draws in the audience creating a more captivating viewing experience. A whiter look under projection mean that colours look visibly richer and more accurate both in 2D and 3D resulting in a more defined, sharper and crisper picture.

Mitchell adds, "The unique coating technology in Clarus XC 270 allows peak brightness at the centre of the screen to be increased by over 12% against our traditional Spectral 240 3D screen whilst not impacting on visual hotspot or uniformity. Clarus XC 270 provides a unique opportunity for exhibitors around the world to improve the brightness levels from their 3D screens and the quality of the visual performance all at the same time."

Clarus XC technology is the result of significant work by Harkness' Research and Development team and brings together a number of proprietary technologies to create a screen surface for the age of immersive cinema which has been approved by major Hollywood film studios.


Clarus XC technology is available in four different gain levels, 1.4, 1.7, 2.2 and 2.7 designed to suit all digital cinema environments from small screening rooms through to large format theaters. To date over 500 Clarus XC screens have been installed globally.
For more information on the Clarus family visit www.harkness-screens.com/clarusxc

 

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SHOWEAST (BOOTH #608), MIAMI, OCTOBER 27TH 2014 - Harkness Screens and Highlands Technologies Solutions (HTS) today announced an agreement to exclusively link Harkness Screens' technology to HTS Qalif measurement devices.

The two companies will jointly market an integrated screen monitoring package combining Harkness' screen optimization software and high performance screen surfaces with the Qalif. In field pilots will commence in November with both partners committing to launch a full service package at Cinemacon 2015.

The key elements of the package can be seen on Harkness and HTS trade booths and websites with immediate effect.
The new integrated package will allow cinemas to optimise presentation quality at design stage and then maintain this for the lifetime of the screen.

Commenting on the announcement, Harkness CEO, Mark Ashcroft said "this is another element in our screen lifecycle management portfolio. Working alongside partners to ensure the best presentation within the cinema is fundamental to our approach."

HTS CEO, Patrick Zucchetta said, "with such a bundle initiative, we are proud to be linked to Harkness to help the exhibition industry to improve the overall projection quality and at same time optimize the cost of ownership."

For more information on Harkness software and screens visit www.harkness-screens.com
For more information on HTS Qalif visit www.h-t-solutions.com/solutions/cineactive/qalif/

 

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SHOWEAST, Hollywood -- In order to serve its growing customer base in Central and South America, GDC Digital Cinema Network USA ("GDC DCN"), a subsidiary of GDC Technology Limited ("GDC Technology"), is pleased to announce the opening of new offices in São Paulo, Brazil and Lima, Peru. Focused mainly on providing VPF administration and technical services to clients in Brazil and the rest of Central and South America, respectively, these new offices - being the 10th and 11th international outposts - reaffirm the group's commitment to markets in both regions.

To date, 50 exhibitors in the region are committed to GDC's VPF program - 19 under the management of GDC's Brazil office and 31 under that of GDC's Peru office. The new teams are comprised of 13 professionals with great local knowledge across operations, legal, finance and technical services, and are fully operational as of August 2014. These markets are of growing importance to the company, and GDC's six staff in São Paulo, and seven in Lima, are primarily focused on providing the most accurate and efficient VPF administration, while at the same time offering local customers quality support on products and spare parts.

"These openings are an important move, to ensure that top of the line service and support are continuously provided to customers in Central and South America," said Dr. Man-Nang Chong, founder and CEO of GDC Technology. "We are confident that both of these offices will enhance our ability to deliver quality products and effective local support, especially on VPF administration, thus helping our customers to succeed in a fast changing and competitive market."

"Over the years, our customers in the region have rapidly grown their businesses. They need, more than ever, a reliable partner who can provide an efficient and sophisticated level of sales and support coverage. I believe this was the right time to launch these offices in São Paulo and Lima." Dr. Man-Nang Chong added.

Nick Conti, Vice President of Business Development at GDC DCN, said: "Together our offices in the region will allow the company to better serve existing and future VPF customers. Local knowledge and same-language support will be invaluable. We're excited to bring our business model - an efficient and practical local VPF service - to this market."

 

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