New digital captioning system being unveiled at Show West

Tuesday, 16 March 2010 10:09am

Digital cinema supplier Doremi is introducing a new closed caption viewing system at the Show West trade show in Las Vegas, USA, this week. 

There is little information around at this stage, but according to Doremi, the system uses wireless transmission to send captions to a small display that fits into the popcorn/cup holder in the seat. The screen comes with a rechargeable battery with a claimed life of 16 hours. The display also has a privacy visor to minimise distraction to people nearby. 

The system runs off the Doremi server and meets the SMPTE closed caption standards.

MAA awaits viewer feedback, as there have been reports of similar systems using handheld devices being very tiring to use as the viewer has to switch between the movie and the screen each time they want to read the captions.

 


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