the world’s leading manufacturer of projection surfaces for cinema and
thought-leaders in on-screen brightness has commenced manufacture of its brand
new passive 3D screen surface Clarus 170 at its Asian facilities in India and
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
“Clarus 170 has already proved an
enormous success. To date we’ve
installed a significant number of screens in Europe and this number is growing
daily. The screen’s unique characteristics mean a richer,
deeper, more immersive 3D experience for consumers,” says Richard Mitchell, Worldwide
Marketing Manager of Harkness Screens.
New 4th generation screen technology,
Clarus provides a wide viewing angle and significantly increases overall
brightness uniformity across the screen reducing visual hot-spotting whilst
maintaining suitable light on screen for 2D and 3D projection.
“With Clarus 170 3D surface exhibitors are able 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. On
top of this the surface improves colour accuracy and contrast giving a viewing
experience significantly closer to traditional 2D white screen presentation,” Mitchell
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.
“Making this revolutionary screen technology
available to the Asian market further emphasises Harkness Screens commitment to
providing the cinema industry with cutting edge, state-of-the-art presentation
surfaces,” adds Mitchell.