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Tokyo, Japan—Jul 5, 2011
Cine Plaza Suntomoon is the First Fully DCI Compliant Theater in Japan, Powered By Barco
Shizukatsu Co., Ltd., a leading player in Japan's urban leisure industry, has selected Barco's DLP cinema projectors to make its Cine Plaza SuntoMoon cinema complex fully digital.Cine Plaza SuntoMoon, located in the Shizuoka prefecture, has 12 screens and can seat more than 2000 moviegoers. Six of the screens have already been equipped with Barco digital cinema projectors.
This past month, one DP4K-23B, one DP2K-12C and four DP2K-15C projectors were added – making Cine Plaza SuntoMoon the first cinema in Japan to be equipped with 4K DLP projectors. Now that all of the Barco projectors are in place (both 2K and 4K), Cine Plaza SuntoMoon is also the first cinema in Japan to fully meet the DCI specifications.
Mr. Fumiyoshi Otani, Sales Director for Shizukatsu Co., Ltd., commented: “We have been using Barco products since the Series 1 projector. Barco's DLP cinema projectors are the only choice when you want to give moviegoers the highest quality cinema experience. Barco projectors are more robust, easy to use, and have a low total cost of ownership. Furthermore, Barco helped minimize the cost of our digitization by perfectly matching our screen sizes with its range of projectors. We are very satisfied with Barco.”
Mr. Masao Sasano, Sales Manager Digital Cinema for Barco Japan, said: “We are very pleased that Shizukatsu Co., Ltd. has recognized Barco quality from the beginning and that they have now added the 4K Enhanced Barco DLP cinema projector to their 2K projectors. We are proud to offer our highest image quality to their Cine Plaza SuntoMoon moviegoers, while supporting Shizukatsu with cost-effective solutions.”
Looking ahead, on 1 October 2011, Shizukatsu Co., Ltd. is scheduled to open a new 10-screen cinema complex – called Cine City Zart – across from the Shin-Shizuoka station. All 10 screens will be equipped with Barco digital cinema projectors.
About Barco Digital Cinema:
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 euros in 2012.
Barco is one of three licencees of Texas Instruments DLP Cinema™ technology. TI developed DLP Cinema™ technology working in close cooperation with Barco and others in the movie industry, to develop Cinema Projector and support systems based on DMD™ technology, to meet the requirement of studios, film distributors and exhibitors alike.
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About Shizukatsu Co., Ltd.:
Established in 1919, Shizukatsu has delighted customers with motion picture entertainment since the early Kinetoscope. Now offering movies, bowling and other amusements, the company aims to set the standard for the urban leisure industry in Japan.
Shizukatsu Co., Ltd. Directory page
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