Managing Director of Cinemeccanica, Milan
Cinemeccanica, a world leader
in the production of analogical projectors, began to supply digital projectors
with DLP CinemaTM technology in 2005.
This new phase in the history of a company that has been operating in
Milan, Italy, since 1920 began right there in the capital of Lombardy
where, on 15 January 2005, the first CMC-D2 digital projector was installed
in the Cinema Manzoni, followed shortly afterwards by the one destined
for the Apollo, fresh from a radical transformation which had made it
into an avant-garde urban miniplex. From this moment onwards, Cinemeccanica
received a series of orders from various European countries.
Among these countries is France, where the first clients include both
a chain, like Gaumont (the Marignan, in Paris, has a CMC3-D2 projector
and a CMC-D2), and an independent theatre like the Cinéma Le Paris
of Forbach. In the second semester of 2006 a digital projector was delivered
to a venue as famous as the Rex in Paris.
Italy and France have been joined by other large markets such as Spain,
starting with UIP in Madrid, and the United Kingdom (there are two Cinemeccanica
digital projectors in the prestigious Odeon Leicester) and by a tiny but
dynamic market such as that in Iceland, where 3 projectors have been installed
in Reykjavik by the Samfilm Group. Outside Europe the first installation
was in Colombia.
Appreciation for the Cinemeccanica digital projectors seems to be confirmed
by the fact that, after an initial order, early adopters such as the
Furlan and Giometti Groups, in Italy, have purchased a considerable series
of digital projectors: respectively a total of 8 installed in the cinemas
of North-Eastern Italy and 10 in the theatres of the Central Adriatic
Our strength lies in a knowledge of the exhibitors demands and in the
trust we have built up over 86 years operating all over the world. Companies
that shift to the new experience of digital projection want to be able
to count on a partner they trust: this is how Vittore Nicelli, Managing
Director of Cinemeccanica, commented on the positive start of the digital
adventure from Venice, where Cinemeccanica provided two digital projectors
in the Sala Grande and the Sala Perla theatres for the 63rd International
Film Festival, confirming their partnership with leading world cinema
events from ShoWest to the Locarno Festival.
Digital projector CMC-D2:
Digital projector with three DLP CinemaTM chips Resolution of 2048x1080
each Contrast: 2000:1 (full white/full black) DMDTM cooled with Peltier
elements and liquid circulation to guarantee high performance for long
time Big size radiator, liquid level control Pump for high temperature
liquid Optical DMDTM group perfectly sealed, to avoid dust and dirty
deposit Integrator rod liquid cooled Automatic mechanical dowser
Extractor (250 mm diameter) for the hot air with a security micro-switch
to check the air flow Rack units available in the back side to locate
video-scaler, video-server or any kind of video-processor Touch screen
panel in the back side to check the status of the projector and to drive
its functions Buttons to activate the macros containing a sequence of
instructions to force the projector to change the format, select the source,
open or close the dowser and switch on or off the bulb Primary zoom
lens in different focal length all approved by DLP CinemaTM Anamorphic
lens ISCO 1.25x for the screen format 2.39 approved by DLP CinemaTM.
Digital projector CMC3-D2: technical specifications
Digital projector with three 2K DLP CinemaTM chips Max resolution 2048x1080
Contrast ratio up to 2000:1 Light output up to 23,000 ANSI lumen*
Totally sealed optics to insure stability over time Automatic mechanical
dowser Zoom primary lenses of different focal lengths approved by DLP
CinemaTM Optional anamorphic lens approved by DLP CinemaTM with motorized
and totally automatic holder or with manual lens holder Optional videoscaler
to show alternative contents Linear or electronic rectifier to supply
xenon bulbs up to 6,000W Touch screen control panel Rack space at
the back to mount the server Fully self-aligning xenon bulb system
Optional spherical auxiliary mirror to cover very large screens.
*measured in operation with 1.8 screen gain.