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Kortrijk, Belgium,—Jul 5, 2005

Barco chosen for Japanese premiere of "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith".

Barco, one of only three projector manufacturers to hold a license for Texas Instruments DLP Cinema™ display technology, is pleased to announce that its D-Cine DP100 Projector has been chosen to bring the digital premiere of “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith” at Tokyo International Forum in Tokyo on June 18th.

Premiering in Tokyo on June 18th, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith continued after its European premiere with screenings in, amongst others, on May 15th Cannes Film Festival as a official partner, London, Berlin, Madrid and Rome throughout May.

A Barco D-Cine DP100 projector featuring TI DLP Cinema™ technology allowed millions of fans in Japan to experience “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith” as Lucasfilm created it: with rich color, high contrast and incredible sharpness.

“Barco is very proud to be chosen to provide the projection technology for these much anticipated premiere. As true pioneer of the digital cinema industry, Barco’s commitment to the evolution of the industry goes much further than simply delivering technology. Our aim remains to drive the industry forward and enable film makers to screen their work under optimum quality conditions, without the slightest compromise on quality,” states Barco’s Nico Vernieuwe, VP Digital Cinema.

Recognized as the industry standard for Digital Cinema, Barco’s D-Cine DP100 projector is based on TI’s DLP Cinema™ technology, which enables it to deliver the benefits of 2K display resolution, 18.000 Cinema Lumens light output, a contrast ratio of 2000:1 as well as DLP Cinema™, CineBlack™, CinePallete™ and CineLink™ image control, the perfect tool to answer the demanding needs of the digital cinema industry.

Barco’s D-Cine products, which incorporate DLP Cinema™ technology, open up a new world of theatrical, advertising and business opportunities to directors, distributors and exhibitors alike. From digital mastering to premier quality feature film screenings, from alternative presentations in the auditorium to advertising and information displays, Barco’s digital cinema products offer a solution.

Since being awarded the Texas Instruments DLP Cinema™ license in 2000, Barco has developed the industry's widest range of projection solutions for digital cinema including its state-of-the-art 'D-Cine Premiere' 1.3k and 2k projectors, 'Communicator' software control and 'ACSAR' alternative content processors now installed in leading Post facilities and Digital Cinemas worldwide. Barco today counts over 314 installations based on DLP Cinema™ technology in countries throughout Asia, Europe, and North America.
Barco Contacts:
Media Contacts:

Alison Maxson
Press and PR contact Americas
Barco NV
Telephone +1 916 471 6914

Stephanie Vlegels
Press and PR contact EMEA
Barco NV
Telephone +32 56 36 81 66

Anna Miao
Press and PR contact APAC Growth
Barco NV
Telephone: +886 2 7715 0229

Samira Tang
Press and PR contact Greater China
Barco NV
Telephone +86 10 5650 2098
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.
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