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
“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
“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.