IMAX Announces Exclusive Global Laser Technology Partnership With Necsel

IMAX Announces Exclusive Global Laser Technology Partnership With Necsel 
NEW YORK, June 16, 2014 /CNW/ -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) today 
announced an agreement for Necsel to be the exclusive worldwide provider of 
specified lasers for IMAX's laser projection systems. IMAX's laser projection 
technology will enable exhibitors to deliver a wide array of digital content - 
including documentaries and blockbuster films - and further enhance The IMAX 
Experience(®) for audiences. 
Necsel manufactures customer-specific laser lighting solutions for digital 
projection and other lighting applications. Necsel's patented technology 
comprises red, green and blue visible lasers and laser systems that meet 
critical performance, size and cost requirements for laser cinema projection 
and a host of specialty lighting uses. Necsel technology will enable the 
commercial rollout of next-generation digital cinema, large-venue projection, 
laser-based simulation systems and other forms of lighting. 
"Our laser projection solution represents IMAX's largest R&D investment to 
date and, as part of this development, we have aligned ourselves with only the 
best worldwide technology partners who share our commitment to innovation and 
quality," said Robert D. Lister, Chief Business Development Officer, IMAX 
Corp.  "It is clear to us that Necsel not only shares this commitment, but - 
as the leading global provider of laser light source solutions - it gives us 
the security of knowing that our groundbreaking laser projection offering is 
leveraging the capacity and resources of the world's premiere laser 
"We are honored to have been selected in this capacity by IMAX," said William 
Mackenzie, Founder, Chairman & CEO of Necsel.  "Necsel's technology is 
transforming cinema projection and we look forward to helping IMAX redefine 
the premium movie-going experience with its next-generation laser product.  We 
are committed to contributing our extensive resources and award-winning 
technology to IMAX's cutting-edge development." 
IMAX's next-generation laser projection system is expected to set a new 
benchmark as the industry's premium entertainment experience. The system 
incorporates the laser digital intellectual property IMAX exclusively licensed 
from Eastman Kodak and relies on Barco's best-in-industry system manufacturing 
expertise. It will enable IMAX's largest screens to deliver the 
highest-quality digital content available with greater brightness and clarity, 
a wider color gamut and deeper blacks.  IMAX's very first laser projection 
systems are expected to be rolled out by the end of this year. 
About Necsel An award-winning global organization headquartered in the Silicon 
Valley, Necsel ( designs and manufactures high-power visible 
lasers and laser solutions. With a patented technology portfolio, Necsel has 
become a leader in visible laser system solutions. Necsel's unique technology 
is transforming the cinema projection and remote source lighting markets. You 
may also connect with Necsel on Twitter ( 
About IMAX Corporation IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, 
combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create 
experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you've never 
imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect 
with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX's network is among 
the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major 
event films around the globe. 
IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in 
London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing.  As of March 31, 2014, there were 840 
IMAX theatres (707 commercial multiplexes, 18 commercial destinations and 115 
institutions) in 57 countries. 
IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D 
Experience®, The IMAX Experience®, IMAX Is Believing® and IMAX nXos® are 
trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information about the Company can be 
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This press release contains forward looking statements that are based on IMAX 
management's assumptions and existing information and involve certain risks 
and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from 
future results expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. These 
risks and uncertainties are discussed in IMAX's most recent Annual Report on 
Form 10-K and most recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. 
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SOURCE  IMAX Corporation 
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-0- Jun/16/2014 11:30 GMT
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