Jenoptik Dome Theater showcases laser cinema projection lenses

Aug. 12, 2016
The new Jenoptik Dome Theater was designed for testing and demonstrating laser projection lenses for digital cinema.

The new Jenoptik Dome Theater from Jenoptik Optical Systems (Jupiter, FL) was designed and constructed in Jupiter for testing and demonstrating laser projection lenses for digital cinema and theme park applications. With a 24 foot diameter (12 feet dome radius), the hemispherical screen is elevated five feet above the audience, which is perfect for testing digital planetarium lenses.

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The screen is coated with a proprietary high-performance surface treatment that matches the preferred 3D projection screens of Jenoptik's customers. The Jenoptik Dome Theater also has a 30 foot wide by 16 foot high flat screen for testing digital cinema lenses that Jenoptik produces for flat screens.

Jay Kumler, president of Jenoptik Optical Systems, said, "Having a dome theater in [our] production facility gives us the ability to show off our lenses to our customers and visitors. It also gives our engineers the test facility they need to make the laser projection experience even better." Jenoptik will be inviting guests to Jupiter for laser projection lens demonstrations starting in August.

From digital customer desktops to the largest stage and movie theater projector in the world--Jenoptik develops 2D and 3D projection objective lenses for a wide range of systems. They can be used for wide-angle and high-aperture objective lenses for soaring rides, 3D movie theaters, dark rides and simulators. Jenoptik’s products are used in the USA, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Japan, and China.

Jenoptik will present products from its Optical Systems and Healthcare & Industry divisions at SPIE Optics + Photonics 2016 from August 30th to September 1st at the San Diego Convention Center, booth 123.

SOURCE: Jenoptik;

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Gail Overton | Senior Editor (2004-2020)

Gail has more than 30 years of engineering, marketing, product management, and editorial experience in the photonics and optical communications industry. Before joining the staff at Laser Focus World in 2004, she held many product management and product marketing roles in the fiber-optics industry, most notably at Hughes (El Segundo, CA), GTE Labs (Waltham, MA), Corning (Corning, NY), Photon Kinetics (Beaverton, OR), and Newport Corporation (Irvine, CA). During her marketing career, Gail published articles in WDM Solutions and Sensors magazine and traveled internationally to conduct product and sales training. Gail received her BS degree in physics, with an emphasis in optics, from San Diego State University in San Diego, CA in May 1986.

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