ShowEast 2011, Harkness Screens the world’s leading manufacturer of projection
screens for cinema, launched its Digital Screen Checker, a brand new version of
its previous luminance meter to critical acclaim, not just because of its
affordability at around $750 per unit but the accuracy (within +/-0.2fL) which
rivals significantly more expensive alternative light meters.
its debut, the unit has been sold across the world to both large and small
cinema exhibitors and recently Harkness sold its 1,000th unit.
“The groundswell of interest behind the product has
been phenomenal; there’s been a real buzz about it which appears to be
continuing as the industry gets more switched on to issues surrounding on
screen brightness levels. At every trade
show we’re inundated with enquiries and the feedback from those purchasing the
unit has been overwhelmingly positive.
We genuinely believe that the Digital Screen Checker is well on the way
to becoming the tool of choice for use when checking screen brightness in
auditoria and a low-cost, zero-compromise solution where the more expensive
meters are unaffordable,” says Richard Mitchell, Worldwide Marketing Manager at
Digital Screen Checker is a hand-held digital cinema device measures screen
brightness, expressing readings in foot lamberts. An ideal tool for projection
managers / projectionists or service engineers to monitor screen brightness and
lamp life, the Digital Screen Checker helps exhibitors to ensure that their
presentations remain at optimum levels and ensure DCI-compliancy.
battery powered Digital Screen Checker provides instant readings for both 2D
and 3D screens and is calibrated to be accurate even in the lower ranges used
in 3D projection. The foot lambert reading is shown on an LED digital display
and is expressed to at least one decimal place.