CDP 3500 MA: SCHNEIDER KREUZNACH full HD home cinema projector available from April 2011
A core element of the new home cinema projector is an enhanced Cine-Digitar projection lens from Schneider-Kreuznach. The device’s frame and electronics were developed by a partner that is an industry leader. The new CDP projectors are consistently designed as a modular system: Thanks to professional interchangeable and anamorphic lenses with both manual and automatic positioning, they fulfill almost every customer’s wish. The first projector from Schneider-Kreuznach boasts technical data that are outstanding in its product class: full HD resolution (1080p, native), extremely high contrast and a brightness of 3500 lumens. These performance data make the projector a high-end device. “The CDP 3500 MA is a top-of-the-range home cinema projector. A fully-integrated anamorphic lens with automatic positioning makes it possible to project movies in Cinemascope format (21:9) without the annoying black bars above and below the image but with full resolution and light intensity,” says Detlev Reimler, Head of Projectors at Pentacon GmbH, a subsidiary of the Schneider Group.
Schneider-Kreuznach has been producing and distributing professional cinema equipment since 1915. It was presented with the Technical Achievement Award, the so-called Technology Oscar, by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, for the first time in 1976. This coveted prize has been awarded to cinema lenses from Bad Kreuznach seven times in total.
Jos. Schneider Optische Werke GmbH
The Schneider Group specializes in developing and producing high-performance photographic lenses, cinema projection lenses, as well as industrial optics and precision mechanics. The group comprises Jos. Schneider Optische Werke, founded in Bad Kreuznach in 1913, and its subsidiaries Pentacon (Dresden), Schneider Kreuznach Isco Division (Göttingen), Schneider-Optics (New York, Los Angeles), Schneider Bando (Seoul), Schneider Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) and Schneider Optical Technologies (Shenzhen). The company’s main brand is “Schneider-Kreuznach”. It has around 640 employees worldwide, with 330 based in its German headquarters. For years now the group has been a world market leader in the area of high-performance lenses.