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Harkness' Digital Screen Selector Application Hits 500th Registered User Milestone

Identifies Cost-Effective Solutions for Digital Cinema Conversion

LAS VEGAS, MARCH 24, 2011 — Harkness Screens, the world's leading manufacturer of cinema screens, announced today that its Digital Screen Selector application has passed the 500 user threshold.

Officially launched at ShoWest 2010, the Digital Screen Selector is intended as an aid to theatre operators seeking to optimise their investment in digital cinema by helping to reduce operating costs for 2D as well as optimise light levels for both 2D and 3D.

“We are delighted that our Digital Screen Selector has become such a popular aid to customers since its debut last year,” says Andrew Robinson, managing director of Harkness Screens. “We created the Selector to identify cost-effective solutions for digital cinema conversion and encourage theatre operators throughout the world to utilize the wonderful insights the application provides.”

By answering a few quick questions about the screen size and equipment being used in a particular theatre, the Selector suggests Harkness screen options to optimise performance and cost.

Available through the Harkness Web site, the Digital Screen Selector features a user-friendly interface with no software download required and uses industry-accepted standards and vendor data to compare different operating scenarios. The Selector is intended to be a guide for theatre operators when consulting with projector, lamp and 3D technology providers.

In addition to its 500 registered users, the Selector has had over 2,000 non-registered visitors use the application.

“We are committed to the trend in digital cinema and will continue to develop our products to optimise this application,” adds Robinson.

For more information and to see a demonstration of the Digital Screen Selector, please visit Harkness at CinemaCon 2011, booth 904A.

About Harkness ScreensHarkness Screens is the world's leading manufacturer of large screens. Thousands of screens are supplied every year for cinema, film production, special effects, live events and custom AV applications. Founded in 1929, Harkness has just celebrated its 80th year in business and has screens in place in over 60 countries. With its corporate office located in Ireland, other offices and factories are located in UK, France, Beijing and Fredericksburg, VA. Harkness Screens combines unrivalled experience with the latest technology to provide innovative solutions to the company's key markets worldwide. For more information, visit the Harkness Screens web page at

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