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Kortrijk, Belgium—Sep 27, 2012

Barco Achieves DCI Certification for Cinestore SoloG3 Digital Cinema Server

Barco, a global leader in digital cinema technology, is pleased to announce that its CineStore SoloG3 digital cinema server has passed the Compliance Test Plan (CTP) for the DCI Digital Cinema System Specification (DCSS). Since June, Barco has been providing its customers with a software-only and fully automated update package to upgrade the CineStore SoloG3 server to a DCI-compliant version. This upgrade process is near to completion.

“I congratulate the team on passing the Compliance Test Plan,” says Wim Buyens, Senior Vice President of Barco's Entertainment Division. “We are very pleased that the CineStore SoloG3 has achieved DCI compliance. This again proves our commitment to offering the digital cinema industry high-class technology. As DCI compliance is mandatory for all digital cinema manufacturers, we now guarantee our customers that they can meet the VPF obligations with their DCI-compliant server.” 

DCI compliance 
Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC (DCI) is the originator and administrator of the Compliance Test Plan (CTP), created to provide a uniform testing procedure for demonstrating compliance with the DCSS. The DCSS is intended to promote the widespread deployment of high-quality digital cinema equipment that is interoperable and provides rigorous content security. Manufacturers may demonstrate compliance by developing equipment in accordance with the DCSS and its referenced SMPTE, ISO and FIPS standards, and then submitting the equipment for testing to a third-party entity licensed by DCI to administer the CTP. In this case, the CineStore Solo G3 passed the CTP at DMC/Keio University in Japan. 

Worry-free interoperability 
The CineStore SoloG3 digital cinema server receives content via a standard mobile hard drive connected through e-SATA or USB 2.0, as well as via CRU media drive. The server can play out any DCI-compliant digital cinema content, both in the DCI SMPTE format and in the MXF Interop JPEG 2000 or MPEG-2 format. Featuring a large internal storage capacity (redundant), the CineStore SoloG3 can hold at least 20 hours of high-quality content formats, title versions, languages and subtitling.
Barco Contacts:
Alison Maxson
Press & PR contact US
Barco NV
Telephone +1 678 475 81 83
alison.maxson@barco.com

Li Shen
Press and PR contact Greater China
Barco n.v.
Telephone +86 10 5650 2288
li.shen@barco.com

Lynn Ryon
Press and PR contact EMEA and LATAM
Barco n.v.
Telephone +32 56 36 8166
lynn.ryon@barco.com
Barco Web Site:
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.
Barco Digital Cinema Directory page Barco Digital Cinema Web Site
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