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Kortrijk, Belgium—Sep 5, 2005

Barco and Kinoton announce OEM agreement for the Digital Cinema Market

Barco and Kinoton have signed a contract to cooperate in the commercial development of an OEM digital cinema solution incorporating the 2k DLP Cinema™ technology of Texas Instruments.

Barco and Kinoton, two leading brands in the cinema industry and the post production community, announce a worldwide agreement for the Digital Cinema Market. Under the agreement, the two companies will develop a new OEM projector range, based on DLP Cinema™ technology.

Headquartered in Munich and with 160 employees in Germany and more than 80 sales offices worldwide, Kinoton is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of equipment and systems for post production and film presentation. The agreement marks Kinoton’s formal entry into the digital cinema market following a long and successful history as one of the world’s leading providers of 35mm projectors.

Mr Christoph Dobler, Managing Director of Kinoton, comments “At Kinoton we are experiencing an increasing demand for digital cinema solutions from our direct customer base. Hence, the step to digital is a logical consequence. Barco, the worldwide leading provider of 2k DLP Cinema™ projectors, shares the same strategic vision for quality and customer care as we have. We are delighted to be cooperating with Barco and look forward to strengthening our range with digital solutions.”

Barco and Kinoton are no strangers to each other and have previously co-developed solutions for the Digital Cinema Market. Commenting on the agreement to work with Kinoton, Nico Vernieuwe, Vice President of Barco's Digital Cinema business unit, stated: “We are delighted to support Kinoton in this step forward towards their digital solution. We welcome them into the digital business at this time and are looking forward to their success. We firmly believe Kinoton will play an important role together with Barco and all its partners to establish Digital Cinema worldwide.”

The new projector range, available as of early 2006, will be co-branded recognizing Barco as one of three projector manufacturers to hold a license for Texas Instruments DLP CinemaTM display technology. The product range will adhere to all related technical and commercial obligations.
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
About Barco Digital Cinema: Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops networked 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 APAC. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with 4,000 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1.158 billion euros in 2013.

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 Kinoton GmbH: Over sixty years of experience make Kinoton, headquartered close to Munich/Germany, one of the world-wide leading manufacturers of professional equipment for processing and projection of film and digital pictures. Kinoton offers complete system solutions for cinema and studio applications as well as for all kinds of special projection needs.
 
Kinoton's DCS Digital Cinema Solutions offer premium projection systems and accessories such as Digital Cinema projectors, various pedestals, scalers, interfaces, automation systems and different services. The extensive product range also includes the innovative Litefast 360° LED Display systems for advertising and digital signage. The well-established system provider with a staff of 160 employees and in-house manufacturing keeps impressing professional circles with technical innovations. An extensive international service and support network with competent partners guarantees reliable customer proximity all over the world.
Kinoton GmbH Directory page
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