Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB), Christie®, and Necsel were recently
honoured at the 2016 Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation with an award in the
Displays & Lighting category for the firms’ collaboration on the Dolby Vision™ laser
The Dolby Vision projection system uses state-of-the-art optics and image
processing to deliver high dynamic range with enhanced colour technology and a
contrast ratio that far exceeds that of any other image technology on the market
today. The result is a richer, more detailed viewing experience that delivers
strikingly vivid and realistic images and makes viewers feel like they are in the
‘Dolby is extremely honoured to be a recipient of the 2016 Prism Award for
Displays and Lighting which is a testament to the science and engineering expertise
delivered by the talented teams from Dolby, Christie and Necsel,’ said Doug
Darrow, Senior Vice President, Cinema Business Group, Dolby Laboratories. “Our
mission has always been to advance the science of sight and sound with technology
that makes entertainment more engaging. The Dolby Vision laser projection system,
an integral part of Dolby Cinema, does just that by enabling filmmakers to bring
their stories to life onscreen.’
“Christie congratulates our partner Dolby and our laser-device supply partner
Necsel on the collaboration between our firms, which led to the design of a
superior, unique projection system that leverages customised, high dynamic range
(HDR) capable Christie 4K laser projection heads,’ said Jennifer Smith, Global
Market Solutions Executive Vice President, Christie.
“Combined with Christie’s 6P modular laser light sources, this technology delivers
the high-contrast images and ultra-brightness that define Dolby Vision – the visual
manifestation of Dolby Cinema™ – a premium cinema offering that combines
spectacular image and sound technologies with inspired design to make every visit
a completely captivating cinematic event,’ said Smith.
“We have worked closely with Christie on its laser projection program for many
years now and are proud to be a key part of this ground-breaking innovation in
cinema projection technology,’ said Greg Niven, VP, Sales & Marketing for Necsel.
Organized by SPIE and sponsored by Photonics Media, the international awards
competition has been recognising the best new products and solutions in the optics
and photonics markets since 2008.