Technologies (MIT), a leading manufacturer, distributor, and integrator in the
cinema exhibition industry, announces the development and commercial
availability of a new support system for the 10 and 14-meter series of direct
view LED, or “emissive” cinema displays.
The structural support frame features several innovative features for
worker safety, ergonomics and to simplify installation and accurate alignment
of the system. These features include four levels of catwalks behind the screen
for service access; personnel restraint safety cables and integrated LED work
lights on all four levels; adjustable leveling mounts at every column for quick
and easy leveling; integrated anchor brackets for both the floor and the wall;
as well as integrated power distribution including the ability to sequence
power to the LED devices on or off row-by-row.
The more novel aspects of the design
include development of a truss system to distribute the weight of the LED
panels evenly without introducing stress points; also a new “truing” system for
adjusting the squareness of the frame. The new frame design also incorporates
pass-through channels that may be used for routing wiring, and also supports
the optional attachment of a scaffold system to the front side of the frame to
assist installation of the LED panels as well as baffle and masking support
This development came less
than 12 months after MiT managed the conversion of the first North American
cinema auditorium to direct view LED technology at the Pacific Winnetka 12
theater in Chatsworth, California. The
first installation of this new frame assembly is set for June of this year.