Cinema Screens

Digital Screen Calculator


The Digital Screen Calculator is a direct replacement for Harkness' highly successful Digital Screen Selector.Free to download from
the Apple App Store and the Android Market,

the Digital Screen Calculator from Harkness Screens is a utility that allows engineers and exhibitors to ensure that digital cinema investments are fully optimised. 

 

Quick and easy to use, the tool calculates the capabilities of equipment choices and provides recommendations on projector, lamp and screen choices based upon chosen screen size and light levels for 2D and 3D.  It also calculates theoretical operating costs and shows how screen choice might reduce these dramatically.  Its bi-directional functionality allows data entered into the tool to be re-used in Harkness’ Digital Screen Modeller to fully simulate cinema conditions in a 3D environment.

 

  • Explore design ideas and technical configurations
  • Gain buy-in from senior executives of clients
  • Reduce project risk
  • Reduce operating costs and energy consumption


***Users of the Digital Screen Modeller can use their existing login information to access additional functionality within the Calculator.***

 

Current digital cinema manufacturer content
All of the latest projector, lamp, 3D system and screen information from the world’s leading digital cinema manufacturers.

 

Calculate potential operating cost savings
With a user defined dataset, theoretical operating costs can be quickly identified.  Compare different screen, lamp and projector combinations to realise potentially significant operating cost reductions on items such as lamps and power.

 

Bi-directional functionality with Digital Screen Modeller
Re-use the data entered in to the Digital Screen Calculator to further simulate your equipment choices in the Digital Screen Modeller.  With one-click functionality, data can be moved into a 3D environment quickly for further analysis on items such as lamp life degradation and light levels from any seating position within the auditorium.  Likewise, models already created in the Digital Screen Modeller can quickly be transferred to the Digital Screen Calculator to identify and compare operating costs based on equipment specification.  (Note this functionality only works on the same software platform and requires both apps to be installed on the same device).

 

Load and save configurations
Want to calculate entire multiplexes, compare two different configurations for the same auditorium or even just save one auditorium for use at a later date?  Simply register your copy of the Digital Screen Calculator for free online and the software will instantly allow you to load and save an unlimited number of configurations.  Configurations are easily recognisable by their file name, date and key settings.



Free E-consultancy
Not sure if you ’ve specified the right lamp, screen or even the level of tilt or curve in the screen?  Want further advice on the configuration you’ve specified in the Digital Screen Calculator? Harkness Screens can assist you to ensure your specified configuration is optimised so that it delivers the best audience viewing experience.  Simply register your copy of the Digital Screen Calculator for free online and the software will instantly allow you to share your configuration with Harkness Screens.  E-consultancy is a free service and Harkness will aim to respond to all requests within 3 working days.

 

Additional Guidance

The Digital Screen Calculator has been rigorously tested to confirm its accuracy. The tool however is dependent on the accuracy of data entered by the user which is then used to make a number of assumptions.

Whilst the results displayed in the Calculator are theoretically possible there are any number of variables which could alter the outcome significantly. Harkness Screens always recommends users consult with Harkness before applying the information supplied in the Digital Screen Calculator in to real-world construction projects.


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