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Stevenage, United Kingdom—May 5, 2015
Harkness Screens Releases Digital Screen Verifier Light Meter App for iPhone
Harkness Screens the world’s leading screen
technology company and thought-leaders in on-screen brightness has launched its
pioneering fourth tool in the Digital Screen App family; the Digital Screen
A low-cost, highly accurate light meter, the
Digital Screen Verifier is a unique utility for
iPhones that allows cinema engineers and exhibitors to ensure that brightness
levels in digital cinema are regular checked and maintained. Quick and easy to use, this relatively
accurate low-cost light measurement tool allows brightness readings to be taken
(in foot lamberts) using white test patterns from a digital cinema
Digital Screen Verifier is something we’ve been working on for over two years,
in fact it’s origins date back to the early R&D work we carried out on the
Digital Screen Modeller,” says Richard Mitchell, Head of Global Marketing for
Harkness Screens. “We wanted to be able
to empower the cinema industry by providing a tool to measure light on screen
and ensure presentation quality standards, in terms of brightness levels, were
being maintained. In creating the
Digital Screen Verifier, we believe we’ve been able to achieve this democratising
the type of technology that would normally cost several thousand dollars for an
extremely low cost,” Mitchell adds.
ground-breaking technology at the heart of the Digital Screen Verifier allows
light readings to be taken accurately to within +/-1fL. Its unique functionality not only allows for
light readings to be taken but also to be directly imported into Harkness’
cloud-based Digital Screen Archiver tool in real-time to form a semi-automated
entry-level solution for screen monitoring and auditorium maintenance.
astonished at how accurate the tool is.
Originally we’d envisaged the Verifier being able to take centre screen
brightness readings only. Having
conducted extensive fieldwork testing, we’re confident that the Verifier can
measure accurately at the edges of the screen making it possible to measure
accurately based upon the SMPTE specification,” says Mitchell. “The Verifier and Archiver tools combine
beautifully to form a semi-automated screen monitoring solution and are set to
become a very important part of our Curolux screen monitoring portfolio,” he
The Digital Screen Verifier is available now via
the Apple App Store priced $39.99 and is exclusively available for the iPhone
5, 5c, 5s, 6 and 6 plus. Further
information can be found at www.harkness-screens.com/verifier
About Harkness Screens Ltd.:
Harkness Screens™ is the world's leading screen technology company, specialising in the design and manufacture of projection screens and supporting technologies. 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.
With truly global reach, Harkness is regarded as the world leader in cinema and today has screens in more cinemas worldwide than any other manufacturer. With its industry leading 2D and 3D screen brands (Perlux and Spectral) along with its innovative range of tools and iOS/Android apps, Harkness continues to lead the way in screen technology for cinema.
Founded in 1929, Harkness has manufacturing facilities 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.
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