Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB), Christie®, and Necsel were honored this week at the 2016 Prism Awards for
Photonics Innovation with an award in the Displays & Lighting category for
the firms’ collaboration on the Dolby Vision™ laser projection system.
Vision projection system uses state-of-the-art optics and image processing to
deliver high dynamic range with enhanced color technology and a contrast ratio
that far exceeds that of any other image technology on the market today. The
result is a richer, more detailed viewing experience that delivers strikingly
vivid and realistic images and makes viewers feel like they are in the movie's
extremely honored to be a recipient of the 2016 Prism Award for Displays and
Lighting which is a testament to the
science and engineering expertise delivered by the talented teams from Dolby,
Christie and Necsel,” said Doug Darrow, Senior Vice President, Cinema Business
Group, Dolby Laboratories. “Our mission has always been to advance the science
of sight and sound with technology that makes entertainment more engaging. The Dolby
Vision laser projection system, an integral part of Dolby Cinema, does just
that by enabling filmmakers to bring their stories to life onscreen.”
congratulates our partner Dolby and our laser-device supply partner Necsel on
the collaboration between our firms, which led to the design of a superior,
unique projection system that leverages customized, high dynamic range
(HDR) capable Christie 4K laser projection heads,” said Jennifer Smith, Global
Market Solutions Executive Vice President, Christie.
with Christie’s 6P modular laser light sources, this technology delivers the
high-contrast images and ultra-brightness that define Dolby Vision – the visual
manifestation of Dolby Cinema™ - a premium cinema offering that
combines spectacular image and sound technologies with inspired design to make
every visit a completely captivating cinematic event,” said Smith.
“We have worked closely with Christie on its laser projection
program for many years now and are proud to be a key part of this
ground-breaking innovation in cinema projection technology,” said Greg Niven,
VP, Sales & Marketing for Necsel.
by SPIE and sponsored by Photonics Media, the international awards competition
has been recognizing the best new products and solutions in the optics and
photonics markets since 2008.
About Dolby Cinema
Dolby Cinema, recipient of the 2015 Red Dot Award for product
design, delivers the total cinema experience. It combines powerful image and
sound technologies with inspired cinema design to make every visit a completely
captivating cinematic event.
Dolby Cinema includes award-winning technologies Dolby Vision
and Dolby Atmos. Dolby Vision is a state-of-the-art authoring and playback
imaging technology that enables the cinema to bring the story alive onscreen.
In 2015, the Dolby Vision laser projector received an engineering excellence
award from the Hollywood Post Alliance. Outfitted with Dolby Atmos, a Dolby
Cinema transports audiences into the movie with breathtakingly real sound that
fills the cinema and flows all around them. Dolby Atmos has received technical
achievement awards from both the Hollywood Post Alliance and the Cinema Audio
When these technologies are combined with the sophisticated
Dolby Cinema design, everything comes together to pull moviegoers more deeply
into the story and transform their visit into an event. In just over a year,
more than 200 Dolby Cinema sites have been installed or committed to across the
globe, with 22 titles released or announced.
For more information, please visit the Dolby