For many years, Barco and Bardan have joined forces to help exhibitors in Latin America take advantage of a growing moviegoing population in Colombia, offering the latest digital cinema technologies and complete installation, customer service and technical support. Royal Films selected several models from Barco’s wide range of digital cinema projectors to ensure the perfect match for every screen, from the compact, fully integrated DP2K-10S to the award-winning DP2K-32B projector for the exhibitor’s largest, premium screens.
“We have enjoyed a wonderful experience with Barco and Bardan whose professionalism, personalized attention and efficient work style have resulted in a very successful, smooth deployment,” stated Habib Osman, CEO of Royal Films. “Our customers have expressed high satisfaction with the excellent quality movie presentation that we’re now offering as a result of having the best digital cinema projection.”
Local service and dedicated support
Barco and Bardan have provided the full continuum of customer support, from site planning to projector selection, sales and installation, to comprehensive technical assistance throughout the deployment.
“It has been our great pleasure to serve Royal Films throughout their decades of growth. Given the commitment to quality and service that we have seen from Barco over the years, we know they will prove to be the most reliable solution for our valued customers,” comments Daniel Benitez, CTO for Bardan Cinema.
Committed to Latin America digital cinema
To serve its customers in Latin America, Barco provides 24/7/365 onsite technical support through local service teams, with parts conveniently available from eight parts depots in Latin America. In addition, Barco’s installation and advanced service certification training is available in Sao Paulo, Brazil; Mexico City, Mexico; and Sacramento, California.
“As always, we appreciate the opportunity to partner with Bardan and are honored to support Royal Films as they embark upon a new era in cinema,” comments Ney Corsino, Senior Vice President, International Sales for Barco. “We take great pride and pleasure in serving our Latin America exhibitors and will continue to grow our resources in the region to ensure long-term support.”
About Royal Films
Royal Films was established in Colombia in October 1974, with only one movie theater in downtown Barranquilla. In the early years, their growth was concentrated along the coast. They began to expand aggressively throughout the country in the 1990s, growing to 136 screens in 29 locations across 19 cities. Currently, Royal Films is among Colombia’s largest film exhibition companies, with 48 percent of the country’s digital screens and plans to continue growing.
Bardan Cinema has been a leader in cinema equipment sales for Latin America and the Caribbean for three generations. With a well-established reputation and broad customer base ranging from independent boutique theaters to large multiplexes, Bardan specializes in providing total solutions to cinema exhibitors. They provide a wide gamut of services, from cinema design, equipment sales, installation, monitoring and VPF implementation. They have established a new Global Network Operations Center in Miami, Florida (D-Cinema NOC), offering a comprehensive 24/7 monitoring and remote support platform, assuring exhibitors the optimal equipment performance and minimal downtime.
Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops visualization products for a variety of selected professional markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with about 3,900 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1.156 billion euro in 2012.
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