Kortrijk, Belgium, 8 December 2015 – Digital cinema
technology leader Barco is expanding its portfolio of laser-illuminated
cinema projectors with a range of laser phosphor projectors. The
brand-new projectors offer exhibitors a future-proof and cost-effective
way to upgrade their fleet while providing superior image quality.
Thanks to the unique laser phosphor retrofit module, exhibitors who
already own a Barco cinema projector can now also benefit from laser
technology. The DP2K-20CLP and DP2K-15CLP are the first two models of
Barco’s laser phosphor projector series that are being launched. They
will be shipping globally from Q2 2016 onwards.
“Exhibitors are constantly looking to offer their audiences
superior image quality at a lower cost, and with greater simplicity –
and our laser-illuminated projectors meet those demands perfectly,”
comments Wim Buyens, Senior VP of Barco’s Entertainment division. “Now
is the time to switch to laser. By selecting laser projection,
exhibitors invest in the future. Following the digital cinema
conversion, we’re proud to spearhead the transition from lamp-based to
laser-illuminated projection by offering the widest range of
laser-illuminated projectors in the industry.”
Choose the future, now
“Thanks to our complementary portfolio of laser projectors it becomes
easier for exhibitors to benefit from laser-illuminated projection,
irrespective of their screen size, theater size, or budget. The Barco 6P
flagship laser projectors for premium screens offer unprecedented image
quality that wows audiences at an attractive total cost of ownership
while our brand-new laser phosphor series for the mid-range reduces
costs significantly and provides superior image quality,” says Stijn
Henderickx, VP Cinema at Barco. “What’s more, we’re proud to be the
first manufacturer to introduce an 18,000-lumen laser phosphor projector
for cinema, which is three times the brightness of any other laser
phosphor offering in the market.”
Freeing users from all lamp-related costs, both the new and retrofit
laser phosphor projectors provide considerable cost-savings. Thanks to
their unique cooling system, the laser phosphor projectors boast a long
lifetime of 30,000 hours at 50% light output, which is equivalent to the
lifetime of 30 Xenon lamps. Compared to lamp-based projectors, their
optical efficiency is also significantly higher, resulting in
electricity bill savings of up to 50%.
Simplicity: less is more
Theater owners can easily retrofit their existing Barco DP2K-15C and
DP2K-20C projectors by replacing the lamp house with a laser-phosphor
module. What’s more, the new projectors’ compact single projector setup
integrates seamlessly into current booth setups. Based on a laser
phosphor light source, the DP2K-20CLP and DP2K-15CLP series increases
uptime and eliminates the costs, administration, and maintenance related
to lamp-based illumination.
Superior image quality
Providing 18,000 and 13,500 lumens brightness respectively, the
DP2K-20CLP and DP2K-15CLP combine consistent DCI-compliant image quality
with the outstanding uniformity only laser illumination can provide.
The laser phosphor projectors offer improved image quality on both white
and silver screens and are compatible with popular 3D systems.
Worldwide debut in China
The first units of Barco’s laser phosphor series will be installed in
China. “This is the result of the outstanding cooperation over many
years between the China Film Group and Barco. It symbolizes the
importance of the China Film Group - Barco partnership and it is a sign
of the growing impact of the Chinese cinema industry,” explains Wim
Buyens, Senior VP of Barco’s Entertainment division.
Experience Barco laser at CineAsia
See Barco’s laser projection with your own eyes during one of our laser
demos in Theater 2 (level 1) or stop by the Barco booth (301) for more
info. CineAsia is being held from 8 - 10 December in the Hong Kong
Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong.
Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops networked
visualization products for the Entertainment, Enterprise and Healthcare
markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing,
Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and
APAC. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90
countries with 3,300 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1.051
billion euro in 2014.