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Cine Europe, Barcelona, Spain—Jun 25, 2013

Harkness Screens Launches New Clarus 170 Passive Screen 3D Surface

Screens the world’s leading manufacturer of projection surfaces for cinema and thought-leaders in on-screen brightness has launched its brand new passive 3D screen surface Clarus 170.
 
Designed for use in large format auditoria (using two projectors) or smaller to mid-sized theatres where 3D systems using polarised light are deployed, the Clarus 170 3D surface also enhances conventional 2D presentation enabling DCI compliance with optimised theatre geometry.
 
“We developed our new Clarus 170 screens to provide cinema operators with the ability to optimise digital projection and improve overall light distribution across the screen for polarised 3D; a key customer requirement.  It is these conditions where light loss is proven to be most significant and where consequently presentation quality can sometimes be below the standard required,” says Richard Mitchell, Worldwide Marketing Manager of Harkness Screens.
 
Clarus 170 3D screens use Harkness’ brand new 4th generation screen technology to provide a wide viewing angle and significantly increases overall brightness uniformity across the screen whilst maintaining suitable light on screen for 2D and 3D projection. 
 
“With our new Clarus 170 3D surface we’ve been able to significantly reduce visual hot spotting which is often seen on higher gain screens. Clarus 170 allows exhibitors to benefit from more even light distribution across the screen without the need to radically alter equipment specification such as lamp size or lamp power which lower gain 3D screens might require,” Mitchell adds. 
 
Specialist aluminium flake based coating applied to the unique base material provides high gain characteristics, strong signal to noise ratios, generous viewing angles and excellent colour temperature whilst utilising Harkness’ proprietary and unique seam welding process to ensure that these screens have no visible seams under projection conditions. 
 
“Harkness Screens has always been committed to providing the cinema industry with cutting edge, state-of-the-art presentation surfaces and in Clarus 170 we are ready to spring-board towards the next generation of the world’s leading screens for 3D,” adds Mitchell.
 
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.  For more information, visit the Harkness Screens web page at www.harkness-screens.com.
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