March 9, 2019—Building on the success of the
acclaimed Laser CineDome platform, D3D Cinema and Christie are pleased to
announce the groundbreaking next generation upgrade–Gen2–featuring
Christie’s new D4K40-RGB pure laser projectors. The Laser CineDome solution
premiered in late 2016 as a premium giant dome projection platform, designed to
replace film-based 70mm theater systems in museums and science centers. The Gen2 option will be available in Q2 2019 and will be offered to giant dome
theaters at a price point lower than the Gen1 version. 


The Gen2 evolution of Laser
CineDome boasts a vastly expanded contrast ratio producing greater than 90% of
the REC 2020 color space for even richer colors and stunningly lifelike
visuals. Coupled with CineDome’s industry-leading high frame rate
capabilities up to 120 frames per second, 6K resolution, and enhanced playback
functionality, the Gen2 Laser CineDome package will deliver the most dazzling
and immersive cinema experience on the market, a critical stipulation for D3D’s
clients in the institutional museum cinema space.


“As a former institutional giant
dome theater director, I’ve been most impressed by the stellar focus
uniformity, brightness uniformity, and resolution produced by our
three-projector 6K solution,” said Art Mercurio, Vice President of Technology
for D3D Cinema. “Frankly, it produces a noticeably better image when compared
to the muddy edges, hot spots and pixelated screen-door
effect inherent to a single-projector/single-lens solution, which we
tested extensively throughout our own R&D. With the significant leap
in contrast of this Gen2 system, Laser CineDome now checks every box for
‘highest quality’ on the market.”


In addition to greater contrast
ratio capabilities, the Christie D4K40-RGB projectors feature a new, patented,
sealed optical path. Powerful yet energy efficient, the new projectors operate
on single-phase 220V power and do not require specialized exhaust for heat
dispersal, making them significantly more cost-effective than competitor models
and dramatically simplifying site preparation requirements related to
projection system upgrades.


“We realize that many dome
operators and executives are making upgrade decisions this year, for
integrations in 2019 and 2020,” said Derek Threinen, VP of CineDome Business
Development at D3D Cinema. “So, the timing for this rollout is
critical. D3D’s mission, as always, is to reinvigorate the museum/giant
screen cinema business by coupling the best image quality with a more
prosperous business model, open platform programming versatility, and an
upgrade path to emerging technologies. CineDome is already the premium
solution for museum dome clients–a system designed by giant cinema dome
operators for giant cinema dome operators–but our technology is built to
evolve. The evolution to Gen2 raises the quality bar again—and this new
bar will be hard to dethrone.”  

D3D Cinema (D3D) offers
complete digital cinema and virtual-reality solutions and services to museum
and attraction industry clients worldwide, providing a unique partnership
approach built around five core capabilities – theater design and installation;
touring exhibition theaters; cutting-edge Virtual Reality attractions, an
award-winning library of giant-screen digital content; and custom signature
film production. Comprised of institutional theater specialists, D3D excels in
bringing first-to-market immersive cinema technologies to its clients, offering
technology-agnostic consultation, strategic planning, installation, operational
support and ongoing service. D3D is headquartered in Evanston, IL with offices
in the greater New York and Philadelphia areas, Canada and Spain. Visit


Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a
global visual and audio technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary
of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being
the first to market some of the world's most advanced projectors and complete
system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual
technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission
critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie
display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the
world with dynamic and stunning images. Visit