NEC Ships the NC2402ML, a 24,000-Lumen 2K RB Laser Projector for Medium-Sized Cinemas

October 8, 2019

Designed for theaters with screens up to 72 feet wide, the NEC Display NC2402ML is the company’s latest DCI-compliant RB Laser DLP cinema projector. It delivers precise 2K (2048×1080) resolution, 3D capabilities and high contrast images (2000:1). NEC Display says the NC2402ML is easy to operate, extremely user-friendly and requires minimal maintenance, providing up to […]

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IMAX Switches to Barco Projectors for Laser Upgrades

April 25, 2019

Barco and IMAX Corporation announced the expansion of their international partnership to continue providing audiences with the next level of awe-inspiring, immersive cinematic experiences. The companies collaborated to launch IMAX’s new ground-breaking laser experience for commercial multiplexes, IMAX with Laser. IMAX and Barco’s partnership began in 2012 and together the companies have achieved remarkable results […]

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Four New Native 4K Projectors Debut from Barco and Cinionic for the Theater Exhibition Market

April 2, 2019

Cinionic, the Barco cinema joint venture, will launch a native (4096×2160) 4K resolution projector with higher contrast (2300:1) and wider color gamut and uniformity this month. Barco says that more than half of the world’s movie theaters are driven by Cinionic and there are over 85,000 Barco projectors installed globally. Now the Barco Series 4 […]

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All-Male Speakers Confirmed for Digital Signage Summit ISE and Digital Cinema Summit ISE

December 11, 2018

DSS ISE and DCS ISE have announced initial speaker line-ups, though we certainly hope they consider some women for the next round of speakers, yet to be announced. (We even suggest a few below.) DSS ISE will feature digital signage market insights and best practice from experts and customers, while DCS ISE will present top […]

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Samsung Debuts Cinema Screen LED Technology

April 4, 2017

Samsung Electronics just unveiled something they are calling Cinema Screen, promoting it as the world’s first High Dynamic Range LED theater display. Citing no pixel-pitch of the LED-based technology, the 34 foot Samsung Cinema Screen is actually aimed at movie theaters but, clearly, has applications in digital signage and rental/staging as well. Cinema Screen is native 4K DCI […]

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NEC Debuts Compact RB Laser Cinema Projector

February 6, 2017

NEC Display Solutions Europe today announced it’s shipping its new NC1700L RB laser cinema projector. Designed for cinema screens of up to 17 metres (55 feet) wide and built around RB laser light source, the light output is achieved by using a red laser source that NEC says offers a higher light output than comparable […]

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Barco Launches Seven New Laser Projectors Aimed at the Theater Market

December 7, 2016

Barco announced the growth of its laser-illuminated cinema projector portfolio with two high-contrast flagship laser projectors for cinema screens and five new laser phosphor projectors for small to large screens. Following its flagship DP4K-L laser projectors and 2K CLP series of laser phosphor projectors, Barco is now bringing laser benefits to all cinema screens with […]

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Barco Partners with AEG and Regal in Flagship Movie Theater

March 21, 2016

AEG, one of the world’s largest sports and entertainment presenters, and Regal, operators of the largest and most geographically diverse theater circuit in the United States, have partnered with leading global technology company Barco to announce a multi-year, strategic partnership to create Regal L.A. LIVE: A Barco Innovation Center. The current Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE, […]

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Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Premiers on Christie 4K Projectors and 388 MicroTiles

New SILVERSPOT Cinema Opens in rAVe’s Backyard

October 28, 2015

We had the unique experience to be able to cover an AV story in our own backyard — here in Chapel Hill, NC. Last week, a new SILVERSPOT Cinema opened — only the second location in the USA. SILVERSPOT is a unique theater “chain” (we say that was they’re planning to open three more locations […]

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Christie Debuts Solaria CP2208 Compact Digital Cinema Projector

August 31, 2015

Christie today launched a value-priced digital cinema offering, the Christie CP2208, aimed at theaters with screen sizes less than 10.6 meters (35 feet) wide that require an affordable solution in a compact footprint. The latest in a line of Xenon-lamp based Christie Solaria projector solutions, the CP2208 was unveiled today at the Beijing International Radio, TV & […]

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Barco Adds Small Digital Cinema Projector

June 24, 2015

Barco has introduced the smallest member of its digital cinema projector portfolio is the form of the DP2K-6E. Twice as quiet as the quietest digital cinema projector currently on the market (according to Barco) and super compact, users can install the DP2K-6E anywhere. It also comes with an optional ceiling mount for more flexibility. It […]

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“Internet of Display…” Are you Viewing Your Information Through a Straw?

June 4, 2015

Most of you have probably heard of the term Internet of Things (IoT) which refers to the fact that millions and soon, probably billions of devices will be connected to information via the Internet. Recently Andrew (Drew) Jamison at Scalable Displays has been chirping about what he calls  the “Internet of Display” (IoD). Since reading […]

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AMC Theatres and Dolby Laboratories to Launch Dolby Cinema at AMC Prime

April 9, 2015

AMC Theatres and Dolby Laboratories today announced Dolby Cinema at AMC Prime, a premium cinema offering for moviegoers that makes every visit a completely captivating event. Dolby Cinema at AMC Prime combines spectacular image and sound technologies with inspired design and amazing comfort. Moviegoers will be wowed by Dolby Vision laser projection and Dolby Atmos […]

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Christie and D3D Develop Laser Dome System

March 10, 2015

Christie and D3D Cinema have partnered in a joint effort using Christie’s laser projection platform for tilted giant screen dome cinemas. R&D and preliminary testing is underway in conjunction with a host of third-party partners, from veteran dome cinematographers and post-production labs to optics specialists and test bed theaters. D3D Cinema will be shooting original […]

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Christie Partners With Dolby Vision Projection Systems

December 29, 2014

Christie will co-develop, supply, install and service proprietary Dolby Vision projection systems for Dolby Cinema, a branded premium cinema offering for exhibitors and movie-goers. Dolby Cinema will feature the Dolby Vision projection system using state-of-the-art optics and image processing to deliver high dynamic range (HDR) with enhanced color technology. Outfitted with Dolby Atmos, a Dolby […]

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Barco Escape, a New Multi-Screen Theatrical Format, to Debut September 19

September 17, 2014

At CinemaCon last March in Las Vegas, Barco debuted a new theatrical concept that featured three screens in the theater — a main screen and two side screens. The idea was to offer a more immersive experience, which they showed with some compelling content. Now, Barco Escape is ready to roll out this fall in […]

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Christie to Launch Home Entertainment Division at CEDIA Thursday

September 9, 2014

Christie will be showcasing a variety of three-chip DLP, one-chip DLP, flat panel and audio solutions available for home entertainment at the CEDIA Expo, exhibiting at the show for the first time in the company’s 85-year history. Using DCI and alternative 4K content, the 1,200-square-foot booth features a premium home-entertainment theater where audiences will enjoy […]

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JBL’s CBT 70J-1 Column Loudspeaker, CBT 70JE-1 Extension Box Earn THX Approval

May 30, 2014

HARMAN’s JBL Professional announced this week  that its CBT 70J-1 column loudspeaker and CBT 70JE-1 extension box are now THX approved, allowing the inclusion of the CBT 70J-1 loudspeakers in THX-certified theaters. The CBT 70J-1 is a high-power, two-way line array system consisting of 16 high-frequency drivers and four high-power low-frequency drivers, all in a […]

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IMAX to Unveil Own Laser Projection

May 5, 2014

The quarterly financial report is out and IMAX has signed contracts for 36 theaters, including 23 across Europe, in the first quarter. It’s good financial news but not the 2014 news the industry is waiting for. Since IMAX bought the Kodak 3D patents, it has been busy with its own digital 3D two-projector/polarizing filter regime […]

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Audience Entertainment Discusses Interactive Digital Cinema

April 25, 2014

By Matt Brennesholtz Display Central Audience Entertainment and Barco announced on March 18th a partnership creating a new interactive technology platform for moviegoers called iD — Interactive Dimension. iD builds upon digital projection and 3D technology to create a new cinema environment allowing moviegoers to physically connect and control the screen’s content the moment they […]

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NEC NC1100L: Compact Laser Projector for Cinema

April 25, 2014

NEC Display announced the availability of “the world’s first fully integrated compact DCI-compliant digital cinema projector using laser light source.” Designed for screens up to 11 meters, the NEC NC1100L is for use in venues such as cinemas and art houses, as well as public buildings, theaters and universities. And, like most other laser-based light […]

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Laser Projection, the Cinema Experience and 4K Topping Our Interests

April 4, 2014

CinemaCon was last week and NAB is next week, but there has been no let up in the news flow from these events.  Let’s take a look. CinemaCon was a watershed for news about the future of the cinema.  Laser projection was a hot topic we covered a few times: Christie Takes a Different 6p […]

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Christie Brings Vive Audio to EMEA market at ISE

January 28, 2014

Christie this month launched the Christie Vive Audio solution in EMEA to help exhibitors “complete the experience” for their movie-going audiences. Christie Vive Audio leverages an articulated, single enclosure line array speaker design and ribbon driver technology, and combines it with the first use of efficient, high-powered Class D amplification in cinema — all at […]

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Christie Beats Sony to Market and Installs First Laser-Only Projector

October 3, 2013

Christie will supply and install the world’s first commercial digital laser projection solution at the Seattle Cinerama Theatre, a 4K Christie digital laser projector, with scalable light output up to 60,000 lumens. “When hi-tech visionary Paul G. Allen bought the theater in 1999, he gave Cinerama full rein to innovate in order to provide our […]

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Christie Grows Audio Line

September 16, 2013

Christie’s new LA3C line array ceiling surround and Christie LA3S line array surround speakers are part of the Christie Vive Audio cinema sound solution that was announced in July. Featuring the combination of ribbon driver technology and a unique parabolic line array design in a single compact cabinet, Christie says the additional speakers deliver exceptionally […]

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Christie Intros the Vive Audio Solution for Digital Cinema

July 18, 2013

Christie today launched something called the Christie Vive Audio solution, which the company says will help “complete the experience” for moviegoing audiences. Designed for cinema, Christie Vive Audio leverages a unique articulated, single enclosure line array speaker design and ribbon driver technology, and combines it with the first use of efficient, high-powered Class D amplification […]

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Barco to Release Smartphone App to Run Digital Cinema Gear

June 25, 2013

With this new app, now even the guy making popcorn in the theater can truly run everything in a digital cinema! Barco’s latest mobile app (for both Apple iOS and Android devices), the CineMate, enables movie theater operators to easily control and operate their digital cinema equipment via a smartphone, tablet or other mobile device. […]

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Beyond the Digital Conversion: Shaping the Cinema of the Future

May 21, 2013

The digital cinema conversion has progressed at high speed, and as of May 2013, is already more than 70 percent completed globally, with some countries fully digitized, and many others approaching full digitization. Exhibitors are turning their attention more and more towards reaping the full benefits that digital cinema has to offer. It’s an exciting […]

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