22 August 2012

Paris-based Volfoni and Rio Tech sign Joint Venture for China’s Cinema Market

Beijing - 22 August 2012 - Rio Tech and Volfoni announced today the creation of a joint venture for the industry of Chinese cinema technology. The 50/50 venture will launch a new series of passive 3D polarization modulators during BIRTV. 

“Volfoni is a very innovative and creative 3D company that offers world-class cutting-edge 3D technology,” says Mr. Pan Zhou, president of Rio Tech. “We are very excited about the joint venture with Volfoni. It will accelerate the development and popularity of 3D viewing in China.” 

“Rio is one of the key companies in the Chinese cinema business,” says Mr. Thierry Henkinet, CEO and co-founder of Volfoni. “We look forward to working with Rio to offer all Chinese installers and cinema owners more choices to allow for the best 3D experience. The joint venture gives us closer contact to our customers in this important market, and lets us adapt best to their needs.” 

The joint venture will present for the first time in China the new SmartCrystal™ Cinema, a polarization modulator designed and made in Europe and approved by Hollywood studios. This exceptional product will be on demo during BIRTV (booth 2A240, from August 22 to 25). Derived from “Surface Switching” technology developed by Volfoni, SmartCrystal™ Cinema allows for the most beautiful 3D imagery on the market, in terms of both brightness and color quality. 

Founded in 2007, Paris-based Volfoni is a renowned 3D technology provider in Europe. To offer the highest quality of products to its customers, Volfoni has invested significantly over the last couple of years to build and control the entire manufacturing chain, from R&D to mass production. The company is proud to count a team of world-class scientists (Three of which have PhDs specializing in liquid crystal technology), engineers, technicians and designers. Volfoni has now become one of the very few companies in the world to offer a wide variety of 3D technologies (active and passive) with high quality standard (endorsed by the Hollywood studios’ golden eyes). 

Guangzhou Rio Tech Optics Co., Ltd. (Rio Tech) specializes in 3D solutions including cinema systems and glasses. Rio Tech’s products include polarization modulators, dual polarization 3D system, active 3D systems, circular polarized glasses, linear polarized glasses, active 3D shutter glasses. Rio Tech provides all-around professional solutions to its customers and has become one of the biggest 3D cinema product suppliers in China. 

Source: Volfoni