Find Companies:
Digital Cinema Technology Jul. 26, 2017
Register & Log in

RSS News
RSS Info About RSS


# 1962 Eidophor

Skip Navigation LinksStart/Menu > Find Press Releases > Refresh this page
Kortrijk, Belgium—Nov 25, 2003

Singapore Government authorities choose Barco projection to develop its Digital Cinema network

Leading Singapore exhibitor Eng Wah to install 20 Barco Digital Cinema projectors

In a collaboration intended to support Singapore’s ambition to become the digital hub of the ASIA region the government’s IDA (Infocomm Development Authority) and MDA (Media Development Authority) have jointly selected the Barco D-Cine Premiere DP100 2k projector for the introduction of Digital Cinema into the country.  Recognizing the significance of the transformation of today’s celluloid film based distribution and the considerable opportunities it offers the Singapore economy, jobs in post production and in the wider media industry generally, the IDA and MDA have supported the purchase of 20 projectors by the leading Singapore exhibitor Eng Wah. 

Scheduled for installations in multiplexes throughout Singapore the Eng Wah theatres are unique as the only network in the world to include multiplex locations that are totally digitally equipped; every screen being provided with both Digital and 35mm film projectors. 

Speaking at the launch of the Eng Wah organization’s digital deployment IDA Chief Executive Officer, Ms Tan Ching Yee said “the application of Infocomm technology in entertainment promises significant cost savings and a superior movie going experience”

Noting that important global changes are under way Mr. Lim Hock Chuan, the Chief executive of the MDA added: “We believe that digital cinema will take off in a big way as more filmmakers and cinema operators adopt the technology. This in turn will make the transmission and screening of movies, advertising, trailers and other digital content such as concerts and sports events in cinemas possible.”

Further commenting on the launch Ms Goh Min Yen, Managing Director, Eng Wah Organization Ltd said, “As the only publicly listed movie exhibitor and distributor, Eng Wah has always been keen to venture into higher value-added areas to enhance shareholder value.

The impact of the savings from Digital Cinema to our cinema operations on top of the enhanced cinema experience will be significant.”

The Eng Wah network, comprising of 20 Barco D-Cine Premiere DP100 digital projectors plus anamorphic lens for a State-of the Art wide large screen cinemascope display, will commence its roll out on November 27th with a Gala screening of the new Disney blockbuster ‘Brother Bear’ at the Eng Wah theater, Singapore, Suntec City.

Commenting on the decision to equip entirely with the latest generation 2k resolution projectors, Sjoerd De Clerck, managing Director of Barco Digital Cinema said:  “We applaud the forward thinking of the IDA and MDA in strongly supporting this digital cinema initiative. This decision further enhances the leading technology role Singapore already enjoys in the region. We are proud to be associated with this program as well as with the Eng Wah Organization who once again show a tremendous enthusiasm to invest in technology for the benefit of the movie patron.”

Barco Contacts:

Stephanie Vlegels

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

Tyler West Tyler West
Corporate Marketing Director, North America
Barco nv
Telephone +1 678-512-6107

Vickie Yueh Vickie Yueh
Press and PR contact APAC and GRC
Barco nv
Telephone +886 2 8771 0228

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
Similar Press Releases Search for press releases

Share this page:
More Barco Press Releases: Jun 20, 2017 Barco Details Traction of Laser Roll-Out: Growing Number of Cinema Exhibitors Trust Barco Laser Projection to Deliver Amazing Movie Experiences While Reducing Operating Costs Jun 19, 2017 Coca-Cola joins Barco Lobby Experience at CineEurope Jun 15, 2017 Barco’s Two New Smart Laser Projectors Allow Large-Screen Cinemas to Benefit from Low TCO Jun 14, 2017 Barco Turns its Vision for the Future of Cinema into Reality at CineEurope 2017 Apr 20, 2017 Futureworks (India) Joins the Revolution By Trusting in Barco 4K Cinema Apr 11, 2017 Barco Helps Awaken the Force at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 as the Official Laser Projection Provider Mar 30, 2017 Barco to Install its Flagship Laser Fleet Across All Reel Cinemas Screens in Dubai Mar 30, 2017 CMX Opens First All-Laser Illuminated Theater on the US East Coast with Barco Smart Laser Cinema Projectors Mar 29, 2017 The Recall, Starring Wesley Snipes, Set to Premiere on June 2nd in Barco Escape Theaters Across North America Mar 28, 2017 Lotte Cinema (South Korea) Illuminates the World’s Biggest Screen with Flagship Laser Projection By Barco Mar 28, 2017 Central Cinema Brings Smart Laser Cinema Experience to Japanese Audiences Mar 27, 2017 Barco Leads Global Movement to All-Laser Projection for Cinema, Driving Industry’s Adoption of the Technology as the New Standard in Movie Exhibition Mar 24, 2017 Barco Launches Smartcare 10-Year Light Output Guarantee to Offer Exhibitors Peace of Mind Mar 14, 2017 Barco Demonstrates Innovative Cinema Concepts at CinemaCon, Elevating Premium Movie Experiences and Operational Efficiency Across the Theater Jan 30, 2017 Vision Media Management and Barco Entering A Strategic Alliance Agreement to Deliver Turnkey Digital Lobby Media Experiences Jan 20, 2017 Barco Is Honored with the Appointment of its Senior VP Entertainment Wim Buyens as Chairman of the Advanced Imaging Society Dec 7, 2016 Barco Showcases Future Cinema Technology at CineAsia 2016 Dec 7, 2016 Barco Laser Stars in Yeosu’s ‘All-Laser Multiplex’, A First in Korea Dec 6, 2016 Barco Spurs Conversion to Laser Cinema Projection with the Launch of 7 New Laser Cinema Projectors Dec 2, 2016 Barco Lobby Experience at Regal L.A. LIVE wins the ‘Best Leisure Install’ DailyDOOH Award More
©Copyright 2003 - 2017 WHMCC, LLC. All rights reserved.   | Contact | Terms of Use | Privacy Statement