Kuurne, Belgium—May 16, 2006
Barco official supplier of digital cinema projectors at 2006 Cannes Film Festival
Barco is delighted to be chosen again as the official supplier of digital cinema projectors at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. Recognized as an industry leader in digital cinema, Barco will be the sole supplier of digital cinema projectors for all 2K digital screenings at this year’s festival.
The Festival de Cannes continues its strong association with Barco in awarding the responsibility of supplying projectors for all the 2K digital screenings of the festival. Barco’s 2K digital cinema projectors, based on Texas Instruments' DLP Cinema™ technology, equip the Lumière, Debussy, Bazin and Bunuel auditoriums during the Festival and are provided in partnership with XDC. In addition, Barco will also supply digital projectors to the Marché Du Film in the auditoriums of Bory, Palaris D, E and F.
Nico Vernieuwe, VP Sales and Marketing of Barco’s Media and Entertainment division stated “We are delighted to, yet again, be the official supplier of the Cannes Film Festival. It is an iconic event in the film industry and one that we are delighted to be a part of. Barco is both committed to, and a supporter of, the global digital cinema industry.”
Widely acknowledged as the most famous film festival in the world, Barco is able to ensure that all the film makers at Cannes are able to show their films in the optimum conditions without any compromise on quality.
Since its appointment by Texas Instruments as a licensee of their DLP CinemaTM technology, Barco has developed an extensive range of state-of-the-art digital cinema equipment to meet every requirement of the film studios, film distributors and exhibitors, including 2K projectors, control software and alternative content processors.