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Morristown, N.J.,—Nov 6, 2008

AccessIT and Barco Enter Into a Supply Agreement to Bring Digital Cinema Systems To Theatres Across the United States and Canada

Following the industry-leading success with its Phase 1 Digital Cinema deployment, Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. ("AccessIT") (NASDAQ:AIXD) together with Barco (Brussels: BAR.BR) announced today the mutual signing of a Supply Agreement for digital cinema systems during AccessIT’s three-year Phase 2 Deployment Program.
 
“We welcome Barco as a partner to AccessIT’s vendor neutral deployment program. AccessIT’s rigorous accreditation process includes product testing and a detailed examination of all aspects of maintenance and installation services. Barco has shown it can meet our standards in both respects. This agreement allows us to begin Phase 2 installations of Barco equipment quickly bringing new digital cinema screens to our growing network,“ said Bud Mayo, chairman and CEO of AccessIT.
 
“Barco is very proud to have been selected as a partner in AccessIT’s Phase 2 deployment program,” said Barco Vice President Digital Cinema, Wim Buyens. “We view this as a validation of Barco’s outstanding products and services by the world leader in Digital Cinema and look forward to building a long term relationship with AccessIT and its exhibitors.”
 
”We are excited to be moving ahead with our Phase 2 Digital Cinema deployment plan,” said Chuck Goldwater, President of AccessIT’s Media Services Group. “With another experienced vendor partner in Barco, we will be able to offer our prospective exhibitor customers more options as they make their decisions to begin their own transitions to digital cinema and prepare take advantage of the growing list of alternative content programs, including live events, and 3D titles awaiting movie-goers in the coming months.”
 
“We are delighted that AccessIT has chosen to partner with Barco for the next phase of their Digital Cinema deployments,” said Todd Hoddick, who leads Barco Digital Cinema in North America. “We will ensure AccessIT and our exhibitor partners get the most out of their business by providing a well designed family of projectors that are easy to use and by making a market-leading investment in the training and support of our customers.”
 
AccessIT’s Digital Cinema division is the industry-leading deployment program for Digital Cinema that provides the funding, installation support and administration for the company's studio-supported Digital Cinema rollout plans.  Its Phase 2 plan for up to an additional 10,000 screens will provide networked, turnkey, Digital Cinema systems in conformance with DCI specifications, including AccessIT’s unique Library Management Server® and Theatre Command Center® software.  The system will also include digital projectors and JPEG 2000 media servers from a variety of vendors whose equipment is designed to meet the DCI specifications as well as a demanding set of performance and reliability requirements AccessIT developed through its success with the Phase 1 plan.  To date, AccessIT has contracted for and completed the rollout of more than 3,700 systems in forty-one states in its Christie/AIX subsidiary.
Barco Contacts:
Media Contacts:

Alison Maxson
Press and PR contact Americas
Barco NV
Telephone +1 916 471 6914
alison.maxson@barco.com

Stephanie Vlegels
Press and PR contact EMEA
Barco NV
Telephone +32 56 36 81 66
stephanie.vlegels@barco.com

Anna Miao
Press and PR contact APAC Growth
Barco NV
Telephone: +886 2 7715 0229
anna.miao@barco.com

Samira Tang
Press and PR contact Greater China
Barco NV
Telephone +86 10 5650 2098
samira.tang@barco.com
Logo: Barco Digital Cinema About Barco Digital Cinema: 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 1.029 billion euro in 2015. 

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.
Barco Digital Cinema Directory page Barco Digital Cinema Web Site About Cinedigm: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. is a leader in providing the services, experience, technology and content critical to transforming movie theaters into digital and networked entertainment centers. The Company partners with Hollywood movie studios, independent movie distributors, and exhibitors to bring movies in digital cinema format to audiences across the country. Cinedigm's digital cinema deployment organization, state of the art distributor and exhibition software, and marketing and distribution platform for alternative content and independent films are a cornerstone of the industry's digital cinema transformation. With the April acquisition of New Video, the world's largest aggregator of independent digital content and leading distributor of quality entertainment, CIDM has created a new full service end-to-end digital studio, enabling the Company to acquire and distribute independent films and specialty content both theatrically and via digital, mobile and home media platforms. Cinedigm Directory page
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