Moving iMage Technologies (NYSE American: MITQ) ("MiT"), a leading digital cinema technology company, announced today that the United States Patent Office has granted MiT a patent covering a proprietary design for Direct View LED screen frames in cinemas.
The frame was designed by David Richards, MiT co-founder and senior vice president of Engineering, to address specific needs of this new technology as it applies to the cinema theater. The first MiT frame of this type was installed in Richmond, Texas in 2019. Another installation was completed in Buena Park, California this year.
“Direct View LED displays have been used in entertainment for several years now, but usually in temporary concert installations,” said Richards. “The Direct View LED technology only became viable for permanent installation in a movie theater in 2019, which created a need for a robust and reliable frame system to support it.”
“Direct View LED displays in cinema are the next generation of screen technology, and MiT plans to be at the forefront in helping our customers implement it,” said Bevan Wright, executive vice president, operations at MiT. “While it is still very early days in the adoption cycle for Direct View LED displays in cinema, with only four premium screens installed in North America to date, this is the technology of the future due to the vastly superior visual improvements and custom-sound experience relative to today’s technologies. As the market matures over the next 5 plus years, MiT is well positioned to benefit from more customers installing Direct View LED screens in their theaters.”
The US Patent Office issued MiT and Richards patent number 11,436,952 relating to a DIRECT VIEW LED STAND FOR CINEMA THEATERS AND ACCESSORIES.
About Moving iMage Technologies
MOVING iMAGE TECHNOLOGIES (NYSE American: MITQ) is a leading provider of technology, products, and services to the Motion Picture Exhibition industry. We sell proprietary products, which we design and manufacture in-house, and are developing, introducing, and supporting a wide range of disruptive technologies that will bring SaaS and subscription-based products. Our Caddy brand of proprietary products is a leading provider of proprietary cup holders, trays, and other products to entertainment and sports venues. Based in Fountain Valley California, our 28,000 sq. ft. facility is home to our corporate offices, engineering & manufacturing, distribution, integration, and service and support divisions. Our strategic location is augmented by a global network of service partners & OEM manufacturers. For more information, visit www.movingimagetech.com.
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