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Kortrijk, Belgium—Dec 21, 2007

Barco celebrates 2,000th digital cinema projector milestone

Barco is delighted to announce that it has reached its 2,000th 2K digital cinema projector milestone further reinforcing its position as a worldwide industry leader in the Digital Cinema Market. Barco now holds more than 55% market share in Europe and 65% in the Asian Pacific region and is further strengthening its position in the US.

With installations in over 30 countries* around the globe today, Barco has taken a strong position in the digital cinema market. Barco’s truly global presence results not only in strong market shares in Europe and Asia, but also in a significant presence in markets such as the US, Canada and Mexico. This confirms the confidence customers have in the quality and reliability of Barco’s digital solutions.

Stephan Paridaen, President of Barco’s Media and Entertainment division, states, “We are very proud to have 2,000 Barco 2K digital cinema projectors now in the market. Over the past 12 months, Barco digital cinema projectors have been chosen by some of the world’s leading and most demanding theaters, hereby proving that our 2K digital cinema projectors are without equal in the market for both performance and total cost of ownership. I would like to thank our customers for their loyalty and support”.

Customer care has always been a very essential point of attention for Barco, and it will further continue to be so in the future. Stephan Paridaen adds: “As of the first of January 2008, our Digital Cinema entity will be headed by Wim Buyens, and re-enforced with a team of product-managers, service-experts and sales people. With this new structure, we look forward to continuing to serve the special needs of our customers and further support the needs of the fast growing digital cinema market worldwide”

All of Barco’s 2K Digital Cinema platforms are equipped with the proven DLP Cinema® technology from Texas Instruments. This ensures perfect re-production of film, time and time again, and ensures that movie fans enjoy the highest quality film experience with consistent picture brightness, contrast and vibrant colors. Barco holds one of only three exclusive licenses of TI’s DLP Cinema® technology.

*Countries where Barco digital cinema projectors are installed include: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxemburg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, UK, USA.

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
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.
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