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Orlando, Fla.—Apr 11, 2017

Barco Helps Awaken the Force at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 as the Official Laser Projection Provider

Barco, the global leader in digital cinema, is proud to collaborate with Lucasfilm and ReedPOP on the Star Wars Celebration event, to be held in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center on April 13 – 16.

During the four day event, devoted Star Wars fans will experience the latest in laser projection technology as they gather at the Galaxy Stage to attend high-profile guest panels, including Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Hayden Christensen and more, and watch a special tribute to 40 years of Star Wars. Special screenings of full-length films such as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back will also be projected on Barco’s DP4K-17BLP.

Star Wars Celebration is the ultimate fan experience filled with entertainment, celebrity appearances, stage shows, panels, interactive events, special shopping, screenings and exclusive Star Wars first looks and sneak peeks that could only be presented at these official shows. 

Smart Laser: Bringing laser benefits to every screen
Barco’s Smart Laser projection technology offers audiences the ultimate experience in image quality, delivering an exceptional brightness level to ensure that every detail is seen. Installed in the Galaxy Stage, the 17,000 lumen 4K Smart Laser projector will be utilized during each of the 12 panels and 5 screening sessions. “Knowing the high expectations of our most devoted Star Wars fans, we wanted to deliver an extremely rich, mesmerizing experience,” says Mary Franklin, Global Event Director at ReedPOP. “As soon as we observed the Smart Laser Projector in action, we knew it would exceed our expectations, which Barco has continued to achieve during the past several years and Celebration events.”

As the global cinema technology leader, Barco understands the power of projection has in helping bring a movie to life. “Star Wars is one of the most beloved movie series ever created,” says Stijn Henderickx, Vice President Cinema at Barco. “It is a great honor to showcase the next wave of Star Wars footage to some of the franchise’s most ardent fans, while introducing them to the latest in movie projection technology from Barco.”
Barco Contacts:

Camille Burch Camille Burch
Press and PR contact Americas
Barco n.v.
Telephone +1 678 584 2379
camille.burch@barco.com


Stephanie Vlegels Stephanie Vlegels
Press and PR contact EMEA
Barco nv
Telephone +32 56 36 81 66
stephanie.vlegels@barco.com


Vickie Yueh Vickie Yueh
Press and PR contact APAC & GRC
Barco nv
Telephone +886 2 8771 0228
vickie.yueh@barco.com

Logo: Barco Digital Cinema About Barco Digital Cinema: Barco designs technology to enable bright outcomes around the world. Seeing beyond the image, we develop sight, sound, and sharing solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences. Our focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions). In 2016, we realized sales of 1.102 billion euro. We have a team of 3,500 employees, located in 90 countries, whose passion for technology is captured in 400 granted patents.

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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