Kortrijk – October 30, 2020 – Cinionic, the Barco, CGS, and ALPD cinema joint venture, announces SP2K, the Barco Series 4 projector for smaller screens. The new line-up includes four new SP2K models ranging from 6,000 to 15,000 lumens, rounding out the state-of-the-art Series 4 family. With this announcement, Cinionic makes its award-winning laser solutions accessible for every theater.
“Worldwide, cinema is forging a path to recovery. As a global leader, we know that times like these require creativity and innovation, and that’s why we continue to invest to power a bright future,” added Wim Buyens, CEO, Cinionic. “With laser solutions for all exhibitors, Cinionic is committed to delivering the best experience on every screen.”
Cinionic and Barco continue their heritage of innovation to meet the needs of exhibition today, and tomorrow, with the debut of four smaller model 2K resolution laser projectors. Designed for smaller screens, the Barco SP2K-7, SP2K-9, SP2K-11, and SP2K-15, yields the perfect resolution for brilliant images that will remain constant over time. The SP2K units are designed to be exceptionally quiet, with a noise output of only 40dB, making boothless installations easy for compact auditoriums.
The new models retain all the coveted features that have made Series 4 the leading standard in cinema laser projection today. The result – all the modularity, efficiency, and brilliant images moviegoers and exhibitors have come to expect from this next-generation projection platform are now within reach for more theaters than ever before.
“We are continuously looking for ways to help differentiate the theater experience from other entertainment formats,” commented Ignace Rombout, Vice President Projection, Barco. “We built the Series 4 platform from the ground-up to address the needs of exhibition. With today’s announcement, we extend Series 4 to every size of screen.”
Barco Series 4 features exclusive patented technology, including Barco EcoPure™ and Barco AIM™, for brighter, laser-sharp images that stay consistent over time. Thanks to reduced power consumption, eliminating wasteful lamps, easier maintenance, and simpler operations; theaters enjoy significant cost-savings and a reduced carbon footprint for a greener way to go to the cinema.
Theaters around the globe turn to Cinionic’s leading portfolio of laser solutions to deliver new visual standard in cinema. With over 20,000 laser units currently in the field and commitments for more than 8,000 Series 4 since its launch, the Cinionic team continues to develop new ways to ‘wow’ moviegoers and support the cinema industry.
Founded in 2018 as a cinema joint venture between Barco, CGS, and ALPD, Cinionic unites global leaders committed to creating a new visual standard and moving the cinema industry forward. Cinionic’s future-ready enhanced services and technology solutions provide compelling cinema experiences. The company’s world-class technology portfolio includes award-winning laser projectors, HDR, integrated media servers, and premium cinema experiences, among other innovations.
With more than 90,000 projectors installed globally, Cinionic is trusted by more than 200 exhibitors to help capture audiences at multiple touchpoints in their cinema journey and keep them coming back for more. Today, more than half of the world’s movie theaters are illuminated by Cinionic.
Barco designs technology to enable bright outcomes around the world. Seeing beyond the image, we develop visualization and collaboration 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 2019, we realized sales of 1.083 billion euro. We have a global team of 3,600 employees, whose passion for technology is captured in 400 granted patents.
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