Harkness Screens launches new Ultra-High Gain Nova 3D/2D Screens

CINEMACON, LAS VEGAS, BOOTH #2201A, AUGUST 23RD 2021 — Harkness Screens the world’s leading screen technology company has announced the launch of its new ultra-high gain Nova screen.

A completely new surface coating, Nova technology creates an unrivalled viewing experience both in 3D and 2D.  The in-built technology adds optical clarity and sharpness to images to help showcase movies as the Director intended. And like all of Harkness’ latest technologies, Nova integrates Nanolast technology providing durability to the screen designed to keep screens performing at their peak for as long as possible.

“Post COVID, audiences are returning to theaters and with an incredible slate of movies hitting the big screen, giving movie-goers an unforgettable experience is essential as our industry recovers. So, we’ve developed new Nova technology, our ultra-high gain 3D/2D screen to enable exhibitors to improve their presentation quality whilst in some cases reducing the operational, power and consumable costs often  with lamp-based projectors,” explains Mark Ashcroft, CEO Harkness Screens. 

Building on Harkness’ ground-breaking d-smooth technology, Nova technology goes a step further improving total reflected light on a smooth finish.  This combination allows cinema operators to upgrade or replace their existing first generation 3D screens with a higher gain 3D/2D screen increasing peak brightness at the centre of the screen to be increased by as much as 28% against traditional first-generation polarized screens whilst not adversely impacting existing hot-spotting or uniformity.  

Designed to work with all passive 3D systems and approved by 3D manufacturers,  Nova screens guarantee a high extinction ratio thus helping to reduce the possibility of polarised 3D crosstalk, often referred to as ghosting from occurring in the light path.

About Harkness Screens

Harkness Screens™ is the world’s leading screen technology company, specialising in the design and manufacture of projection screens and supporting technologies for cinema and live events. From single-screen independent theatres to large multiplexes to large format immersive theatre experiences or live events, Harkness supplies thousands of screens every year helping provide outstanding presentation experiences to audiences around the world.

With global reach, Harkness is regarded as the world leader in cinema and has screens in more cinemas worldwide than any other manufacturer. With its industry leading 2D and 3D screen brands (Perlux HiWhite, Clarus XC and Spectral) along with an innovative range of presentation monitoring tools, digital surveying services and suite of cinema design and specification apps, Harkness continues to lead the way in screen technology for cinema.  

Founded in 1929, Harkness has manufacturing facilities in the USA, UK, France, India and China and combines unrivalled experience with the latest technology and production methods to provide innovative solutions to the company’s key markets.  For more information, visit the Harkness Screens web page at www.harkness-screens.com.

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Richard Mitchell

Harkness Screens

Unit A, Norton Road

Stevenage, Hertfordshire SG1 2BB UK 

Tel: +44 (0)1438 725200        

Email: r.mitchell@harkness-screens.com 

Web: www.harkness-screens.com

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