Barco signs deal in India8 November 2010
Barco has announced a digital cinema product partnership with Real Image Media Technologies in India.
India is a thriving market for cinema, and, as with other markets, it is making the transition from celluloid to digital.
“Barco has always been at the forefront of digital cinema technology and offers the most extensive product line in the industry for various types of cinema screens,” said Richard Marples, APAC director, media & entertainment at Barco. “From the compact and budget-friendly DP2K-12C to the top-of-the-line DP2K-32B, Barco offers a complete range of 2K projectors”.
“The complete range of digital cinema projectors offered by Barco are ideal for this market, be it the mid-sized multiplex screen or the large single screen,” said Arvind Rangnathan, CEO, Real Image. “With the DP2K C and B Series, we are now able to provide a stunning experience in 2D and 3D even on larger cinema screens. With optimal cost of ownership, including reduced operating cost, reusable filters and low maintenance these solutions are well positioned for markets like India.
"For us at Real Image, it’s a pleasure to work with Barco and their responsiveness has been a great plus. Cutting-edge projection solutions from Barco, combined with the technical support capabilities of Real Image come together to offer the best digital cinema option in this market for both multiplexes and single screens."
“We are confident that this initiative will set a new benchmark for quality in the Indian exhibition industry and with this tie-up, Barco aims to strengthen its foothold in India,” said Nalin Advani, managing director, Barco India. “Through this partnership, Barco also plans to extend training, service and customer support to Real Image. We are happy to tie up with Real Image and we look forward to collaborating with them on many such technological developments in the future.”
Separately, Barco announced that it is now the exclusive provider of digital cinema projectors for Cinemark’s 132 theatres comprising over 1,000 screens in 13 countries throughout Mexico, Central and South America.