Harkness Screens Launches New Perlux HiWhite Technology

Harkness Screens the world’s leading screen technology company and thought-leaders in on-screen brightness has launched its brand new 2D and Active 3D screen surface, Perlux HiWhite.

Perlux HiWhite re-imagines Harkness’ previous Perlux products to create the whitest ever gain screen with ultra-wide viewing angles, improved uniformity, superior colour and contrast rendition and natively laser-ready.

“Our Perlux screen range has been the industry standard in white gain screens for over thirty years. During that time, Perlux technology has overseen the transition from film to digital and been a key component in helping exhibitors to provide an outstanding visual experience to movie-goers around the world, whilst enabling exhibitors to manage operational budgets on power consumption and consumables such as projection lamps. Perlux HiWhite maintains that proposition whilst dramatically improving the overall visual performance of the screen delivering an incredible experience to every seat in the auditorium showcasing content as the film-maker intended,” explains Matt Jahans, Director of Cinema Technology at Harkness Screens.

Perlux HiWhite screens also benefit from Harkness’ recently launched NanolastTM technology helping to create an even more durable screen less prone to installation or surface damage. By adding additional strength to the base coating technology, the most often seen types of screen damage are mitigated and therefore risk of exhibitors requiring screen replacements is reduced thus improving total cost of ownership from their Harkness coated cinema screens.

Combining these two technologies together delivers ultra-wide viewing angles with a minimum 40% increase in half-gain angle, dramatically improved uniformity, superior color and contrast rendition and compatibility with all laser light sources.

“Whether it’s to improve on-screen brightness from ageing projectors, reduce operating and lamp costs or to convert from silver 3D screens back to white 2D screens, we believe that Perlux HiWhite has a number of valid uses all of which help to enrich the movie-going experience and we are delighted with initial feedback from leading exhibitors around the world who are already seeing enormous improvements in presentation quality from utilising Perlux HiWhite technology, Jahans adds.

Perlux HiWhite is available globally in three gain levels (1.4, 1.8 and 2.2) with a maximum size of 60′ (18.28m) in height and screens can be shipped either rolled or folded in a box for expedited delivery.

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