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Shanghai, China—Feb 10, 2011

Barco helps China National Film Museum Create 3D Fever

Barco, a global leader in visual technology and display solutions, is proud to announce that the China National Film Museum has deployed the DP2K-32B – the world's brightest digital cinema projector – to create the ultimate 3D viewing experience in the museum's IMAX Theatre.

Currently the largest specialized cinema museum in the world, the China National Film Museum is a monument to Chinese cinema. Following lengthy inspection and testing, the museum has chosen Barco's dual-dimension solution to showcase film digitization technology. 

Dual-dimension projection uses two computer-controlled digital projectors to overlay the images and create a sharp, seamless, enhanced projection on the screen. The technique deepens the visual immersion felt by a 3D movie viewer. With its ultra-bright performance, the DP2K-32B (the second generation of this innovative product) greatly enhances screen brightness, presenting more vivid 3D details. The product also benefits from Barco's unique optical engine dust seal, which guards against diminished brightness. In addition, Barco's patented cooling system means unparalleled reliability, a longer life-span, and reduced operating costs – all of which protect the customer's investment. 

Feng Xiaozhong, Theatre Department Director of the China National Film Museum, comments: “As digital cinema becomes more widespread, today's audience is expecting more and more from digital wide-screen 3D cinema. Therefore, as the world's largest national cinema museum, we must keep pace with the evolving technology to fulfill our customers' expectations. Barco's new DP2K-32B digital projectors fully live up to the high standards for color, brightness and depth that are essential in the cinema market. The enhanced cinema experience that these projectors create is indeed worthy of a Guinness Record holder.” 

Barco's Managing Director for Greater China, Yan Fei, comments: “The China National Film Museum represents Chinese cinema's technology, culture and areas of development. The fact that the museum is again using a Barco product in its screening hall underlines the trend towards digital screening in the Chinese cinema market. We will continue to support this process by providing innovative products, leading technologies and high-quality service.” 

About the China National Film Museum (CNFM): 
China National Film Museum (CNFM) has been approved by the State Council and established by the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television and the People's Government of Beijing Municipality. Serving as a memorial to the birth of the Chinese films a century ago, CNFM is currently the world's largest national-level film museum and at the same time a base for patriotic and scientific education. CNFM officially opened to public on Feb 10, 2007, and visitors have been admitted free since March 28, 2008. Up to now, CNFM had received nearly 1,700,000 visitors and cinema audience. 

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Barco NV
Telephone +32 56 36 81 66

Alison Maxson Press & PR Specialist, NA

Alison Maxson
Press & PR contact Americas
Barco NV
Telephone +1 678 542 3999

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Nancy Xiao
Corporate Marketing Manager GRC
Barco NV
Telephone +86 10 8012 0885

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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