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Note: This is a past event.
Progress Toward High-Power Laser Projection
Everyone Welcome - SID Membership Not Required

Time for the next SID-MAC Meeting and it should be a good one. Simon Guthrie from Christie is gong to talk about laser projectors, including the 63,000 Lumen cinema projector shown at IBC and the 72,000 lumen cinema projector (Wow!) shown in Beijing.

Supper starts at 6:00, with the technical presentation at 7:00 The meeting will be held at Columbia. See below or http://www.sid-mac.org/ for details. This meeting is expected to be popular. Please RSVP to secretary@sid-mac.org so we can plan supper.

Two other news items of interest:

  • The SID has establisheda special portal for student members of the SID at http://www.sid.org/Membership/Students.aspx
  • The SID-MAC still hasn't held the fall election. Any SID member interested in running for office please contat me or the current chariman, George Melnik (georgeamelnik@aol.com) We are especially looking for an experienced person willing to run for Chairman

Society for Information Display – Mid-Atlantic Chapter

Thursday November 15, 2012

Columbia University

Members and non-members of SID are welcome

Progress towards High-Power Laser Projection

Presenter: Simon Guthrie, Christie Digital Systems, Canada


Lasers have a number of properties that appear at first to be ideal for use in digital projection. We will discuss many of these in the context of the demonstration of high-brightness stereoscopic projection performed in Amsterdam this September. In addition, we will discuss how lasers fit into the development of next-generation projection systems.

Speaker’s Biography

Simon Guthrie
Simon Guthrie is an Advanced Product Developer (Optics) with Christie Digital Systems Canada (Kitchener, Ontario) joining the organization in 2006. He received his BSc (Honours Physics, Co-operative Program) and MSc (Applied Physics) from the University of Waterloo. While with Christie he has worked on the optical path of both control room and cinema projectors, notably the Solaria Series 2K and 4K projectors. Most recently, Simon has taken on the role of System Architect for the Entertainment Solutions Business Unit.

Location: Room 414 (Campus Level)

Columbia University Schapiro/CEPSR 530

W120th Street, New York, NY

Date/Time: Thursday, November 15, 2012
6:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Presentation

Please RSVP to: secretary@sid-mac.org to help us plan dinner. If you don’t RSVP, come anyway!

The Schapiro-CEPSR building is on 120th Street. Access to the building is possible from 120th street or from the central campus entrance on 116th Street after the 120th Street gate is locked (this usually occurs between 6 and 7PM).

For a Columbia map showing the Shapiro Center: http://www.columbia.edu/about_columbia/map/schapiro_center.html

For a Google map, go to http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&client=firefoxa&q=530+w+120th+street,+new+york,+ny+10027&ie=UTF8&om=1&ll=40.811617,-73.960176&spn=0.007048,0.014441&z=16&iwloc=addr

After 4:30PM metered parking is also available on 120th Street (be sure to bring a few quarters, the meters run until 10PM and allow 0.5h per quarter). Columbia is on the #1 subway line which connects directly to Amtrak, NJ Transit, PATH and the LIRR at Penn Station. Connection for Metro-North is via the Shuttle subway train from Grand Central to Times Square where you change to the uptown 1 train. Columbia is the 116th Street stop.