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Digital cinema good for Barco

Ian McMurray 5 August 2010

Barco has announced that the first half of 2010 has brought good results for its digital cinema business with a significant increase in sales, orders and production capacity. The DP2K series has been extremely well received,” says Wim Buyens, Vice President of Barco’s digital cinema business. “The market is really taking up the proven Barco design concepts, such as our truly modular design and commonality of spares, which have been taken to the next level in the DP2K series. The many key customers selecting Barco for their digital cinema rollouts are a great realization of this continued technology leadership.”

The new DP2K series has received high praise from the market. “Barco will continue to deliver the proven performance, reliability and user-friendliness of their renowned DP projectors, and they will prepare us for the future with DLP Cinema® Enhanced 4K,” said Alan Stock, CEO of Cinemark Holdings.

“We have worked with Barco since 2006 and successfully installed over 300 Barco projection systems so far,” said Liu Kaijun, general manager of Dadi Cinema Development. “The reason why we selected Barco for this project again, is because its excellent product stability has laid a solid foundation for the good operation of our cinemas. We are also impressed by the company’s superior after-sales services. As Dadi Digital Cinema is growing fast, we look forward to an even deeper cooperation with industry-leading digital cinema system suppliers – like Barco.”

“Especially with the success of 3D, demand is currently peaking,” said Wim Buyens. “Digital cinema is a core business for Barco. Before the launch of the new projector family, we had already made the necessary investments in our production capacity, such as the expansion of our production to China for our Asian customers, to keep track with the pace of the digital cinema rollout.”

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