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Rancho Cordova, Ca., USA—Oct 28, 2014

Cineplanet Completes Extensive Digital Cinema Conversion with Barco and Bardan, Continues Expanding with New Complexes in Peru and Chile

Barco, the global leader in digital cinema projection, in collaboration with Bardan Cinema, a full-service distributor and digital cinema integrator serving Latin America, have elevated the entertainment quality of Cineplanet’s 200+ movie theaters and are moving forward by outfitting numerous new theaters. 
Cineplanet has proven itself to be one of the most enlightened and progressive players in the Latin American market, constantly dedicating themselves to enhancing the experience they provide their moviegoing clientele. They have modernized their theaters with premium amenities and the best 3D technology to meet the demands of an increasingly sophisticated audience.

One essential ingredient in the success of their mission to provide the highest quality cinematic entertainment available has been employing the diverse lineup of digital cinema projectors offered by Barco, from their compact DP2K-10Sx with integrated media server for smaller auditoriums to the impressive DP4K-32B for its largest movie houses.

“In placing our trust with Bardan and Barco, we knew that we would receive the hands-on attention and unwavering dedication to our needs necessary to achieve a smooth conversion of our cinemas,” comments Fernando Soriano, CEO for Cineplex S.A. “We also highly value their superior customer service and support, which will ensure reliable operation of these outstanding projectors for years to come.”

“We are honored to celebrate the completion of Cineplanet’s digital conversion, which represents a new era in progressive cinema entertainment in Latin America,” comments Ney Corsino, Senior Vice President, International Sales for Barco. “We look forward to their next phase of digital cinema deployments, which will strengthen our presence here, bringing expanded resources to the region for the benefit of all exhibitors.”

Dedicated to seamless integration
Bardan Cinema has orchestrated all aspects of these deployments for Cineplanet.  Calling upon their half-century of experience in the cinema industry, they coordinated logistics and technical design for all sites across Cineplanet’s vast territory, ensuring both a smooth transition to digital and the highest caliber results in the region.

“I’m sure I speak for Barco as well as for us here at Bardan when I say that we deeply appreciate the opportunity to continue serving Cineplanet as they move so solidly into the next era of cinema,” comments Daniel Benitez, CTO for Bardan Cinema. “The coming years promise to be very exciting ones in the world of cinema and we are grateful to be working with such strong partners on both sides of the equation: reliable vendors like Barco and bold, motivated exhibitors like Cineplanet that are always looking to better serve their patrons.”

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
Bardan Cinema Contacts: Rodolfo Abarca
Customer Relations
Meike Espinosa/Jose Lopez
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 Logo: Bardan Cinema About Bardan Cinema: Founded 40 years ago, Bardan has built a reputation for technical excellence, outstanding customer service and leading product lines, offering cinema exhibitors a turnkey portfolio to build out, enhance and maintain their theaters.  The company currently services 1,800 screens across the Americas and Caribbean and also operates its DCinemanoc Network Operations Center, which offers 24/7 comprehensive monitoring and remote support, assuring exhibitors optimum equipment health and minimum downtime.   Bardan has also branched out to other retail, hospitality, commercial, education, healthcare and live entertainment venues to design, integrate and manage complex large-scale digital installations that help bring projects to life.  For more information, visit or call (305) 374-9767.  Bardan also maintains local phone numbers in most of the countries it serves. Bardan Cinema Directory page Bardan Cinema Web Site About CinePlanet: Cineplanet is the largest cinema circuit in Peru with a total of 247 screens. They also operate in Chile with a total of 68 screens. Cineplanet is expecting to have 315+ screens by the end of 2016 in both countries combined. CinePlanet Directory page
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