Harkness Supports Barco Laser Preview

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Tue, 02/28/2012 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Harkness Screens recently supported Barco with a preview of its new laser-illuminated projector a prototype which claimed the brightness world record at the second annual Moody Gardens Digital Cinema Symposium in Galveston Texas. There Barco demonstrated its 55 000 ANSI Lumens laser projector prototype on a 72-foot-wide (22m) Harkness Screen. “This is a significant step for digital projection and although laser technology is a few years away from being commercially available what we saw from Barco was an outstanding glimpse into the future of cinema presentation.  We were thrilled to support Barco with this record setting event and look forward to working with them and other manufacturers as the technology develops ” says Keith Watanabe Americas sales director of Harkness Screens. “Barco is dedicated to progressing cinema display technologies ” says Todd Hoddick Barco’s vice president for Entertainment North America. “Harkness was a responsive and key partner in our quest to showcase this progression.  Laser illumination has great promise and we are proud to have shown the industry what our projector is capable of doing on a 72 foot screen.” According to both companies the single-source solid-state laser illumination provided a screen luminance of 22 foot-lamberts (fL) for 2D presentation measured on a 100-foot throw (30.5m). Harkness Screens www.harkness-screens.com