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Harkness Launches 3D Simulation Tool

Harkness Screens has launched a new 3D simulation tool, the Digital Screen Modeller, for PC and Apple iOS.
The Digital Screen Modeller is a 3D simulation tool that allows architects, engineers and exhibitors to visualise and optimise digital cinema scenarios in a virtual 3D environment.
It creates an information-rich model which enables project stakeholders to make decisions about digital cinema screen, projector and lamp choices before they’re even installed, to ensure that these comply with industry standard brightness levels.
The Digital Screen Modeller can also aid planned or proposed retrofit and refurbishment projects to visualise the impact on brightness levels and operating costs in existing environments.
"The Digital Screen Modeller forms the initial element of what we believe to be the cinema industry’s first end-to-end solution for cinema screens," says Richard Mitchell, Worldwide Marketing Manager (and visionary behind the tool) at Harkness Screens.
"From the Digital Screen Modeller and Digital Screen Selector tools (for design and planning) through to manufactured screens, the Digital Screen Checker (luminance meter) and the Digital Screen Archiver, exhibitors have a complete range of tools and products for the entire cinema screen lifecycle.
"For the first time key stakeholders in new construction and refurbishment projects can visualise in a 3D environment the impact of design choices above and beyond theoretical diagrams and really understand how their chosen configurations will impact on audience viewing experience," Mitchell adds.
The visual outcomes produced by the Digital Screen Modeller can often require further interpretation or optimisation to ensure that the best configuration is achieved.
To assist designers and exhibitors with specifying correct configurations, a free E-consultancy functionality inside the tool enables model data to be shared with Harkness Screens for further guidance.
"We’re delighted to launch the Digital Screen Modeller at CinemaCon. The tool builds on our existing and much-used Digital Screen Selector and further demonstrates the innovation at the very heart of Harkness Screens," adds Mitchell.
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