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AHL signs up for Barco digital cinema

Barco has announced that Amalgamated Holdings Limited will install 1,100 of the company's digital cinema projectors.

Barco has entered into an agreement with Amalgamated Holdings Limited (AHL) for the exclusive supply of its new DP2K projectors in Germany and the United Arab Emirates as well as Australia and New Zealand. Under the terms of the agreement, AHL will install 150 digital cinema projectors in 2010, with a planned expansion to a total of 1,100 screens world-wide over the next three to four years.

“Barco has always been at the forefront of digital cinema with numerous unique innovations and industry-firsts, such as a sealed optical engine, true modular design and commonality of spares,” said says Wim Buyens (pictured), vice president of Barco’s digital cinema business. “This global deal with AHL, the fifth largest exhibitor worldwide, is further proof that the market has absolute confidence in our technology concepts driving profitability within the cinema.”

“AHL’s investment in digital projection for our cinemas is part of the many improvements we will be making with our improved product offering,” said AHL CEO David Seargeant. “Our agreement with Barco shows how truly confident we are in Barco as both a solution provider and business partner in our rapid growth.”

Supporting 2D and 3D projection, Barco’s six new DP2K projectors include, says the company, advances in software, diagnostics and patented cooling technology, together with the enhanced security features mandated by the Digital Cinema Initiative (DCI). All of Barco’s digital cinema projectors are based on DLP Cinema technology from Texas Instruments.