Harkness Screens the world’s leading screen
technology company and thought-leader in on-screen brightness has launched a
new higher gain version of its 4th generation 2D and 3D screen
surface, Clarus XC.
Shipping in late 2014, the new Clarus XC 270 screen
surface benefits from d-smooth coating technology which has specific properties
more commonly seen in white screens.
This technology enables Clarus XC screens to benefit from significantly
improved light distribution compared to traditional 3D silver screens. Through this, visible hot-spotting is reduced
and uniformity is greatly increased, making compliance with 2D industry
standards more easily achievable.
“We developed our new higher
gain Clarus XC 270 screen surface to allow cinema exhibitors struggling for
on-screen brightness particularly in 3D to benefit from all of the visual
performance improvements from using Clarus XC technology such as contrast,
colour accuracy, image detail and 3D depth whilst increasing centre screen
brightness,” says Richard Mitchell, Head of Global Marketing at Harkness
Designed to work with all passive 3D systems,
Clarus XC screens create visibly deeper 3D content which draws in the audience
creating a more captivating viewing experience.
A whiter look under projection mean that colours look visibly richer and
more accurate both in 2D and 3D resulting in a more defined, sharper and
Mitchell adds, “The
unique coating technology in Clarus XC 270 allows peak brightness at the centre
of the screen to be increased by over 12% against our traditional Spectral 240
3D screen whilst not impacting on visual hotspot or uniformity. Clarus XC 270 provides a unique opportunity
for exhibitors around the world to improve the brightness levels from their 3D
screens and the quality of the visual performance all at the same time.”
Clarus XC technology is the result of significant
work by Harkness’ Research and Development team and brings together a number of
proprietary technologies to create a screen surface for the age of immersive
cinema which has been approved by major Hollywood film studios.
Clarus XC technology is
available in four different gain levels, 1.4, 1.7, 2.2 and 2.7 designed to suit
all digital cinema environments from small screening rooms through to large
format theaters. To date over 500 Clarus
XC screens have been installed globally.
For more information on
the Clarus family visit www.harkness-screens.com/clarusxc