BANGALORE, India--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Harkness Screens, the world's leading screen technology company, specialising in the design and manufacture of projection screens and supporting technologies, installed its Clarus screen at a premium screen TCX (TOHO Cinemas Extra Large Screen - Screen 1) Auditorium by TOHO Cinemas at an 8 screen multiplex in Umeda, Osaka, the first site to use a Clarus screen in Japan.
Clarus XC, the new revolutionary screen technology used at Umeda’s TCX, is the result of significant work by Harkness’ Research and Development team and brings together a number of proprietary technologies to create a screen surface for the age of immersive cinema which has been approved by all the major Hollywood film studios. From breath-taking 2D through to its spectacular performance in 3D, Clarus XC allows cinema exhibitors to dramatically improve cinema presentation.
"We are impressed with the very minimal hot spot and brightness uniformity of the Clarus 1.7 when viewing both 2D and 3D scenes. This is something that we have not seen in our regular 3D silver screens. Japanese moviegoers expect the best picture when they go to cinemas. I believe that we can meet this high expectation by employing Clarus screens in our future projects,” says Mr. Shunichi Kobayashi, Development & Construction Director, TOHO Cinemas Ltd.
The Umeda site is the only one that offers an experience that’s a combination of TCX, Clarus and Dolby Atmos. What this means for cinema-goers is a superior and more immersive visual (2D and 3D) and sound experience.
“TOHO Cinemas is our strategic partner and an important customer for Harkness in Japan. Their belief in providing the highest standards in movie viewing experience is in line with Harkness’ ideology of making the highest quality screen. The Clarus screen is a technology that is like no other screen in the market and we are looking forward to the audience experiencing it in TCX,” says Preetham Daniel, Senior Vice President – Asia.
The successful installation of the TCX screen was carried out by Xebex Inc, part of Ushio group.
Harkness Screens™ is regarded as the world leader in screen technology and today has screens in more cinemas worldwide than any other manufacturer. With its industry leading 2D and 3D screen technology brands (Perlux, Clarus XC, Spectral and RealD Precision White), Harkness continues to lead the way in screen technology for cinema. Harkness has manufacturing facilities in the USA, UK, France, India and China.
TOHO Cinemas, a subsidiary of TOHO, Asia’s leading film, theater production and distribution company, is one of the largest cinema chains in Japan, and among the most recognized brands throughout Asia. It operates more than 626 screens in 67 cinemas including five jointly operated cinemas with 56 screens.