Barco reinforces leadership position with supply of 27 Digital Cinema projectors to XDC

Kortrijk, Belgium, 16 February 2006 – Barco has been chosen by XDC to supply a total of 27 Digital Cinema projectors for installation reinforcing Barco’s leadership position within the Digital Cinema sector.
The latest deal with XDC, with whom Barco is the leading supplier, includes 21 DP90 and 6 DP100 projectors. XDC is a global end-to-end digital cinema delivery company and leads pan-European digital cinema deployment with more than 200 installed digitized cinema theaters in Europe.

Recognized as a worldwide reference in Digital Cinema, Barco’s DP90 and DP100 projectors are based on Texas Instruments’ DLP Cinema™ technology and ensure optimum performance and reliability through their integrated light path and digital processing.

The Barco projectors were chosen because of their high quality and reliability. Bernard Collard, General Manager of XDC stated that “Barco are the industry experts in Digital Cinema. We have worked with them before, very successfully, and look forward to moving this valued relationship forward.” Collard added “In addition, the DP90 projector is today a very attractive offer in the market for theater rooms with screen widths up to 15 metres”.

The XDC contract brings the Barco installed base of 2k DLP Cinema™ projectors to over 400 worldwide.

About XDC
With almost 40 people based in Liege (Belgian HQ), XDC is a new member company of EVS Group (
www.evs-global.com). The Group has more than 150 staff worldwide with major offices in Hong Kong and New-York. Along with assuming and expanding the international sales of CineStore(tm) digital cinema servers and all related activities, XDC is deploying the largest pan-European digital cinema network for distribution and projection. XDC offers full logistical services for distributors, including content preparation, delivery, quality control and archiving. A complete package solution, which does not require capital investment, is also available for European exhibitors: projector, server, installation and maintenance. It offers all the advantages of digital cinema technology. XDC plans to roll-out 300 additional screens by early 2007 most of which will use DLP CinemaTM 2K projectors. More info at www.xdcinema.com.


About Barco
Barco, an international company headquartered in Kortrijk, Belgium, provides visualization and display solutions for professional markets. Barco designs and develops solutions for large screen visualization, display solutions for life-critical applications, and systems for visual inspection. Barco is active worldwide and has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Barco is quoted on Euronext Brussels and is a BEL 20 and a Next 150 company (Euronext: BAR; Reuters: BARBt.BR; Bloomberg: BAR BB).

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