Barco’s DP2K-6E projector for small theaters conquers Chinese market

Beijing, China, 4 December 2015 — Leader in digital cinema technology Barco is proud to announce that over 100 units of its recently launched DP2K-6E projector have been shipped to Chinese customers. Introduced in July, the DP2K-6E is the smallest projector in the industry. With its compact design and 2K capabilities, the system is the perfect solution for China’s booming township theater market.

Currently, China’s diverse movie theater market is experiencing rapid growth in 3rd and 4th tier cities, but also in smaller townships. Many of these smaller theaters are in urgent need of upgrades to 2K  DCI compliant projectors. For most commercially available projectors, however, the demanding screening environment in these locations is a huge challenge. With the DP2K-6E, Barco addresses this particular need.

Quality, reliability, and ease-of-use

The DP2K-6E has a compact, motorized body, and a modular design. With its excellent reliability, impeccable picture quality and robust Alchemy processing technology, the projector offers the greatest value for money for movie screens up to 8 meters wide. At this year’s BIRTV2015 Awards, the projector won the Outstanding Product Award. The jury lauded the unit’s optical engine optimization, innovative cooling system, extreme brightness (the highest in its range), improved sealing, and lower operating noise (48 dB only). Also mentioned was the simple and flexible mounting system which enables easy installation in the complex, ever-changing screening environment.

Culture to Countryside

The DP2K-6E features the same lens kit, electronics and filters as Barco's S-series projectors. This allows for easy sharing of components and reduced purchase costs. Combined with the minimum required mounting space and low power consumption, this constitutes a significant reduction in operating expenses for theaters. What’s more, the projector perfectly fits into China’s "Culture to Countryside" project, which brings innovative cinema technology to rural areas.

"Many of our renovation projects are conducted in western rural areas, where 2K-enabled, small-sized and powerful Digital Cinema projection is needed," says Mr. Yang Jianlin, from YunNan Golden Peacock cinema investment company, China. "This brand-new projector from Barco perfectly fits our needs, and more importantly, it's very cost friendly."

Full product portfolio

Barco’s full product portfolio gives the company the ability to rapidly meet various customer demands: an essential asset for establishing a leading position. “We offer a complete range of DCI-compliant digital cinema projectors,” explains Stijn Henderickx, Vice President Digital Cinema at Barco. “This way, our customers can find a perfect match for every cinema screen; from the smallest to the largest. That’s one of the reasons Barco is market share leader in cinema technology.” 

Liu Zhen, General Manger of CFG Barco (Beijing) Electronics concurs: “The launch of the cost-effective DP2K-6E projectors shows that our R&D team has the ability to quickly respond to customer needs. The 100 shipments shortly after launch are a further proof of the product’s popularity. Needless to say, Barco will continue to develop more innovative technologies to meet the fast-growing needs of the movie theater industry in China.”


About CFG-Barco (Beijing) Electronics Co. Ltd.

CFG-Barco (Beijing) Electronics Co. Ltd. (‘CFG-Barco’) was established in 2011. The company is a joint venture among two Barco subsidiaries – Barco Visual (Beijing) Electronics Company Limited and Barco China (Holdings) Limited Company – and China Film Equipment Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of China Film Group.

CFG-Barco illustrates Barco’s and China Film Group’s determination to develop China’s digital cinema market by strengthening the localized development and production of digital cinema products and services in China.

Through its customer service facilities, sales, local R&D, and production, the company will maintain the Barco brand and ensure Barco’s world-class quality and service. Leveraging the experience and influence of China Film Equipment Co. Ltd., the company will also build more effective communication channels and a more intimate relationship with customers.

The headquarters and manufacturing unit of CFG-Barco (Beijing) Electronics Co. Ltd. are located in the Changping District, Beijing.

About Barco

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 euros in 2014.

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