Perhaps the industry is maturing finally. Looking at the ShowEast Press Releases, many are expressing nuanced and sophisticated changes instead of heavy iron/brute force advances. We read about compliance with unknown standards in High Frame Rate projectors (Christie) and interesting installations of 3D Sound systems by Barco, wonderful Closed Caption glasses from Sony, and quality control test tools from Harkness and USL…oh, and a new variant on the Stuxnet virus coming to computer systems everywhere…but that’s a different story.
“Our business model is very much in line with the trend to replace low-efficiency lamps with solid-state solutions, offsetting higher up-front price with lower total cost of ownership.”
This is the take-away quote from Bill Beck of Laser Light Engines in an article that appears in Optics.com after a ShowEast with a good bit of laser buzz. LLE started the trend with an announcement linking them and a large screen project (and investment) with IMAX. Kodak followed this with invitations to see their technology which interestingly uses many lower powered lasers, in a project that will take another two years before productization.