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

04.09.15

AMC and Dolby to deliver total premium cinema experience with laser projection, lifelike sound, and ultimate comfort in up to 100 sites

CHRISTIE NAMED LASER PROJECTION SPONSOR OF THE 2015 HOLLYWOOD POST ALLIANCE (HPA) TECH RETREAT; WILL DEMO INDUSTRY-LEADING 2D, SINGLE-PROJECTOR LASER SOLUTION

02.05.15

CYPRESS, Calif. – (February 5, 2015) – Christie®, the industry's preferred brand in the digital cinema projection market, has been named the laser projection sponsor of the 2015 HPA Tech Retreat®, February 9 to 13 in Indian Wells, Calif., with Da-Lite providing the screen. Tech Retreat attendees will see for the first-time ever at this bellwether event an industry-leading laser projection solution; one that delivers incredible brightness, wider color gamut and astounding contrast.

Necsel to Exhibit Full Spectrum of Lasers at Photonics West

01.07.15

Necsel invites guests to visit booth #4042 to view their PRISM award winning product and visible laser sources

Milpitas, CA, January 7, 2015- Necsel is pleased to announce they will be exhibiting at Photonics West 2015. Necsel invites attendees to visit booth #4042 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco to view their product line of high power, low cost visible lasers and specialized drivers. Necsel's products have been critical to enabling the next generation of laser-based digital cinema projectors and last year Necsel was presented with a PRISM Award for their patented green wavelength technology.

Kinepolis Group Goes Live with Barco’s Unique Laser Projection in Lomme (FR), Brussels (BE) and Madrid (ES)

01.05.15

Kortrijk, Belgium, 17 December 2014 – Last Tuesday, 9 December, was D-day for Barco's DP4K-60L laser projector in Europe, as the Kinepolis group screened The Hobbit – Battle of the Five Armies on its brand-new laser projector. The première took place at the Kinepolis flagship cinemas in Lomme, France. While Kinepolis Brussels (Belgium) screened its first laser-projected movies on 10 December, the new technology will go live at Kinepolis Madrid tonight. Both Barco and Kinepolis are thrilled with this European debut of the award-winning new laser projector.

New Technology and Careful Engineering are Expanding Solid-state Laser Options Across the Visible Spectrum.

12.10.14

Greg Niven of Necsel explains the evolution of the visible spectrum and how new and improved sources have emerged to enable applications surrounding electrically pumped VECSEL lasers.

JT Eindhoven Unveils One of the First Dolby Cinema Locations in the World

12.08.14

AMERSFOORT, Netherlands & SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

JT Bioscopen and Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (DLB) today announced plans to open the doors of a Dolby Cinema™ in the newly constructed cinema complex of JT Eindhoven in the Netherlands. Dolby Cinema, a branded premium cinema experience, combines spectacular image and sound technologies with inspired design to make every visit a completely captivating cinematic event.

Dolby Selects Christie to Co-Develop Dolby Vision Projection Systems for Dolby Cinema

12.05.14

CYPRESS, Calif. and SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Christie® and Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) are pleased to announce that Christie will co-develop, supply, install, and service proprietary Dolby Vision™ projection systems for Dolby Cinema™, a branded premium cinema offering for exhibitors and moviegoers that delivers the total cinema experience. Christie’s projection technologies will ensure that Dolby Cinema combines a spectacular image with immersive sound and inspired design, to make every visit a completely captivating cinematic event.

“Dolby Cinema lets studios and exhibitors focus on what they do best, with the confidence that Dolby will deliver a premium experience that makes the most of the latest cinema technologies”

IMAX Laser Projector Roll-out to Begin in December as CEO Hails Viewing as "Truly Spectacular"

10.29.14

Movie fans are about to get a taste of the next generation of projection technology, with news that the first Imax laser projector system will be installed in December.

The company’s CEO Rich Gelfond told an investor conference call that he had watched some footage of director Christopher Nolan’s eagerly awaited space drama Interstellar on the system last month.

“Not only were the technical aspects of color, contrast and brightness, all amazing, it was a visual reaction that really blew me away,” he said.

Pointing out that the technical specifications set for the new format had been beaten, Gelfond added: “When that [movie] image was on screen, it was literally one of the best IMAX images I’ve ever seen and certainly one of the best images I had ever seen.”

IMAX Laser Projector Roll-out to Begin in December as CEO Hails Viewing as "Truly Spectacular"

10.29.14

Movie fans are about to get a taste of the next generation of projection technology, with news that the first Imax laser projector system will be installed in December.

The company’s CEO Rich Gelfond told an investor conference call that he had watched some footage of director Christopher Nolan’s eagerly awaited space drama Interstellar on the system last month.

“Not only were the technical aspects of color, contrast and brightness, all amazing, it was a visual reaction that really blew me away,” he said.

Pointing out that the technical specifications set for the new format had been beaten, Gelfond added: “When that [movie] image was on screen, it was literally one of the best IMAX images I’ve ever seen and certainly one of the best images I had ever seen.”

BBC Technology: Laser Projectors Promise to Deliver Brighter 3D Films

09.18.14

This week for the first time ever a cinema audience watched a laser-projected 3D movie at the same brightness as they would have seen the 2D version.Christie's new, 6P digital light projection system may cost 10 times more than traditional 2D projectors, but it sports one projector for each eye.Recent box office figures indicate that audiences in the US preferred to see the 3D version of a movie back in 2009, but now favour 2D. The new system aims to make the 3D experience brighter, crisper and clearer.

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