Barco, a global leader in digital cinema technology, is proud to announce that ZON Lusomundo Cinemas, the largest cinema chain in Portugal, has completed its digital cinema deployment with Barco's recently launched DP2K series. ZON Lusomundo has converted all of its screens to digital with the help of XDC, a leading digital cinema service company in Europe.
With 30 multiplexes and over 200 screens, ZON Lusomundo Cinemas is the absolute leader in the Portuguese digital cinema market. In 2009, the company started its conversion to digital with Barco's DP series. This year, as part of the second phase of this roll-out, XDC installed Barco's brand-new DP2K-C series in ZON Lusomundo's theaters. The DP2K-C series is a line of compact digital cinema projectors, based on Texas Instruments' 0.98” DLP Cinema® chip, developed for small and mid-size theaters with screens ranging from 12 to 20 meters.
Serge Plasch, Chief Executive Officer XDC, says: “Over the years, Barco has proven to be a reliable business partner. Their projectors are easy to maintain and have a low cost of ownership, two features that are of great importance to us. We want to offer our customers the best possible technology on the market.”
Luis Roboredo Mota, Managing Director of ZON Lusomundo Cinemas, states: “Our aim is to be among the most innovative cinema operators in the world. Barco's digital cinema projectors allow us to be at the forefront of new technologies. This year, we were able to install the new series and learned that many of the renowned features from the first series, such as modularity and commonality of spares, have even been improved.”
“We strive to offer our clients a future-proof digital cinema projector tailored to their needs,” comments Wim Buyens, Vice President of Barco's digital cinema division. “To be chosen by important exhibitors, like ZON Lusomundo, confirms that our customers appreciate our efforts.”
Supporting 2D and 3D projection, Barco's six new DP2K projectors represent, by far, the most complete projector family available today. In addition to advances in software, diagnostics and patented cooling technology, all DP2K projectors include enhanced security features as mandated by the Digital Cinema Initiative (DCI). All of Barco's digital cinema projectors are based on the pioneering DLP Cinema® technology from Texas Instruments, guaranteeing perfect reproduction of film, time and time again, and ensuring that movie-goers enjoy the highest quality film experience with consistent picture brightness, contrast and vibrant colors.