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Kortrijk, Belgium—Dec 1, 2010

Barco’s DP2K-32B officially ‘the brightest digital cinema projector on the planet’

Digital Cinema pioneer Barco has achieved a notable Guinness World Record. Its DP2K-32B digital cinema projector, already recognized as 'the brightest projector on the planet', can now officially claim this title after succeeding in a world record attempt. 

With a measured and validated brightness of over 43,000 center lumens in color-calibrated mode, the record-holding Barco DP2K-32B is able to perfectly project 3D content even on the largest screens, giving moviegoers all over the world the ultimate viewing experience.The successful record attempt took place at Barco's own facilities in Kuurne, Belgium, on 1 December 2010 at 2pm local time. Witnessed and verified by Guinness Adjudicator Kaoru Ishikawa, a Barco DP2K-32B digital cinema projector achieved an exact brightness of 43,000 lumens after color correction to match the DCI color spectrum, measured at the center of a 4m² cinema screen at a distance of 5 meters from the projector. A certificate proving the successful record attempt was presented in person by Miss Ishikawa to Wim Buyens, Vice President of Barco Digital Cinema. 

“The projector's brightness is a crucial element in providing moviegoers with a captivating and immersive cinema experience. This is especially true in the case of 3D movies, which require a lot of brightness,” explains Wim Buyens. “This makes it very hard to efficiently project 3D content on larger screens, where only ultra-bright projectors can guarantee an optimal viewing experience. In this respect this world record is more than merely a technological achievement: it is an answer to one of 3D digital cinema's biggest challenges today.” 

The model used for the record attempt was an off-the-shelf Barco DP2K-32B, equipped with a standard 7 kW Ushio lamp. Featuring the most efficient optical light path, Barco's DP2K projectors are specifically designed to deliver the highest possible brightness on screen. To guarantee undiminished brightness levels over the years they also benefit from Barco's unique sealed light engine to keep dust out. 

“Ever since its launch, we have billed the DP2K-32B as the 'Brightest digital cinema projector on the planet',” adds Wim Buyens. “Being recognized by the famous Guinness World Records now makes this title official and once again demonstrates Barco's technology leadership in digital cinema projection. I would like to congratulate our excellent engineering team and everybody involved in the development of this projector for this accomplishment. More brightness means a more immersive 3D experience, and this is exactly what our technology enables.” 

Barco Contacts:

Stephanie Vlegels

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


Alison Maxson Press & PR Specialist, NA

Alison Maxson
Press & PR contact Americas
Barco NV
Telephone +1 678 542 3999
alison.maxson@barco.com


Nancy Xiao

Nancy Xiao
Corporate Marketing Manager GRC
Barco NV
Telephone +86 10 8012 0885
nancy.xiao@barco.com

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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