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Kortrijk, Belgium—Oct 14, 2014

Kinoforum First to Install Barco Auro 11.1 Immersive Sound System in CIS Countries

Digital cinema leader Barco is proud to announce the first installation of the Barco Auro 11.1 immersive sound system in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Kinoforum, a subsidiary of Barco’s Korean digital cinema partner Seoul Incorporate, installed the system in its brand-new preview theater in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The official inauguration took place on 10 October, in the presence of industry leaders and politicians. 
 
The installation is part of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Kinoforum and the Kyrgyz Ministry of Film and Culture. “With this agreement we encourage the introduction of new technologies in the national cinema industry,” comments Isarberov Ulan, Vice President of the Kyrgyz film council. Hyunsoo Kim, Kinoforum’s founder and president, concurs: “Thanks to this government collaboration, we can provide cinema exhibitors in Kyrgyzstan, and CIS as a whole, with the means to astound their audiences.”

Opening opportunities
The installation of the Barco Auro 11.1 technology is Kinoforum’s first answer to the MoU and was officially presented on 10 October during the opening ceremony of Kinoforum’s preview theater – which features 250 seats (including 50 VIP seats), a 12-meter-wide screen, and a Barco digital cinema projector. The preview theater is located in the National Library of Kyrgyzstan, also known as the cultural heart of the country. The National Library houses most foreign cultural councils (Britain, Russia, Turkey, China and Korea). Apart from Bectenalieva, other renowned guests attending the ceremony were Jyldyz Bakashova, Director of the National Library of the Kyrgyz republic, Kerimova Gulmira, President of Kyrgyzfilm (The national film studio of the Kyrgyzstan republic), Kanybek Osmonaliev, chairman of the Education, Science, Culture and Sports committee in the Kyrgyz Parliament, Bektenaliev Muktaliev, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Film and Culture and ambassadors and counsellors from different European, Arabian and Asian countries. At this event with about 100 VIPs, Barco also showcased its wireless presentation system ClickShare for the first time in the CIS countries.

Designed along three axes
Unlike conventional 5.1 surround sound systems, the Barco Auro 11.1 sound system is designed along three axes: width, depth, and height. “Kinoforum’s advanced preview theater is the perfect environment to experience this innovative technology for the first time,” Kim added. Wilfried Van Baelen, CEO of Auro Technologies, adds: “It’s great news that we are taking the immersive sound of Auro 11.1 to new countries around the world. We hope that this first installation in Kyrgyzstan is followed by many others in the CIS.”

Spreading the sound
“With 16 Barco Auro 11.1 installations in Russia and this first installation in Kyrgyzstan, it’s clear that the CIS countries are ready for an exciting, new sound,” says Dongkyu Lee, Digital Cinema Division manager at Barco Ltd. Korea. “Obviously, we are delighted to see the format spread across the world. We are convinced that Auro 11.1 will provide movie aficionados in Kyrgyzstan and beyond with an unparalleled experience.”
 
About Kinoforum 
Kinoforum is a full-service cinema company targeting the content- and hardware businesses in Kirgizstan. It was established in October 2014 as a subsidiary of Seoul Incorporate.

About Seoul Incorporate
Seoul Incorporate is a provider of digital cinema system hardware and services as well as consumables for theaters worldwide. Headquartered in South Korea, Seoul Incorporate operates four subsidiaries in the cinema industry.

About Auro Technologies 
Auro Technologies (www.auro-3d.com; www.auro-technologies.com) is a spin-off of the Galaxy Studios Group and owner of the Auro-3D® Technology Suite. The Auro-3D® system has been designed by Wilfried Van Baelen, founder of Galaxy Studios, which is renowned worldwide for its state-of-the-art leadership in audio innovation for music and film sound. The Auro-3D® suite offers ground-breaking, easy-to-use and unprecedented levels of sound reproduction capabilities to the professional, automotive, broadcast and consumer electronics (such as gaming, smart phones, multimedia PC, notebooks, tablets, audio players, digital TV, media libraries and packaged media) markets.
   
Barco Contacts:
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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 Kinoforum: Kinoforum is a full-service cinema company targeting the content- and hardware businesses in Kyrgyzstan. It was established in October 2014 as a subsidiary of Seoul Incorporate. Kinoforum Directory page About Seoul Incorporate: Seoul Incorporate is a provider of digital cinema system hardware and services as well as consumables for theaters worldwide. Headquartered in South Korea, Seoul Incorporate operates four subsidiaries in the cinema industry. Seoul Incorporate Directory page
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