Harkness Screens the world’s leading screen technology company and thought-leaders has launched its brand new software platform for screen specification and design, myHarkness.
Designed with customer experience in mind, the myHarkness platform provides a cloud-based collaborative environment enabling users to seamlessly work alone or together as a team using a number of tools to create positive outcomes from cinema screen design and specification.
“myHarkness is the result of more than a decade of investment by Harkness into developing leading technology tools to support our global customers in driving better outcomes from their screen technology investments,” explains Mark Ashcroft, CEO, Harkness Screens. “myHarkness builds on those tools creating a cloud-based collaborative platform that will revolutionise the Harkness customer experience bringing them closer to our products and our expertise,” he adds.
Available on Windows, Android and iOS, the myHarkness cloud-based platform integrates Harkness’ leading software tools, myHarkness Calculator, Modeller and Planner into a unique workflow in enabling users to manage new build and
refurbishment projects where screens are an important consideration.
Quick and easy to use, the myHarkness Calculator calculates the capabilities of equipment choices and provides recommendations on projector, light source and screen choices based upon chosen screen size and maximum brightness levels for 2D and 3D. It also calculates theoretical operating costs and shows how screen choice might reduce these dramatically.
The Modeller allows users to visualise and optimise digital cinema scenarios in a virtual 3D environment reviewing presentation quality from every seat in the auditorium. With in-depth analysis tools, the myHarkness Modeller helps users make more informed decisions about room geometry, seating, screen, projection and 3D technology choices before they’re even installed.
The myHarkness Planner helps those specifying screens to reduce risk by carrying out complex calculations ahead of procuring screens. From physical screen curvature and tilt through to specifying the physical sheet size, the myHarkness Planner is an ideal tool for ensuring that these key construction design elements and the actual screen specified are correct prior to the project, helping to prevent potentially costly on-site delays or mistakes from occurring.
The three utilities form a seamless workflow and through the myHarkness cloud-based data tools, project data created in one utility can be passed in to the next allowing for data to flow seamlessly through the project.
Using leading cloud-based technologies, myHarkness allows for users to collaborate on projects together for the first time with Harkness’ leading tools allowing teams to work closely to define and optimise presentation and screen technology. myHarkness also uses cloud technologies to allow users to access their data seamlessly on any device, anywhere with a uniform experience whether in a web browser or on an iPhone or Tablet.
“Over the past ten years, our first-generation apps have become the de facto industry tools for screen design and specification. The myHarkness project has allowed us to re-build these tools from the ground up using the late technologies whilst encompassing all the feedback and ideas from our user community such as localisation, so these truly are the tools that the cinema industry needs and wants. The myHarkness infrastructure provides us with a platform to develop a range of modules focused around education, commercial support and fulfilment that will provide our users and customers with a truly unique experience,” explains Richard Mitchell, VP myHarkness.
For further information visit www.harkness-screens.com/myHarkness
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, Precision White, Nova and Spectral) along with an innovative range of presentation monitoring tools (Qalif), 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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