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These days, it’s no longer just about technology, it’s about experiences – WOW experiences. We are a team of cinema and technology experts from around the globe – Barco– who help you in creating surprising experiences.  We combine innovative cinema technologies with our unique and comprehensive service models to guarantee your peace of mind. So you can focus on new ways to surprise and delight your customers for years to come. Together, we engage to deliver a world-class cinema experience - the one you’ve been waiting for.


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Apr 10, 2024 Barco Announces First Locations for HDR By Barco in the US
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Barco, the leader in laser-powered cinema solutions, today announced a plan to bring HDR by Barco to select high-profile theaters at AMC Theatres, B&B Theatres, and Regal Cinemas in the US.

Apr 8, 2024 Barco Launches HDR by Barco at CinemaCon 2024
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Barco, the leader in laser-powered cinema solutions, launched HDR by Barco, its HDR solution suite for the cinema industry, today at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. The highly anticipated projection ecosystem will be the first to make the company’s groundbreaking HDR lightsteering technology commercially available to cinemas.

Mar 6, 2024 Barco Heads to CinemaCon with Debut of A Breakthrough in Cinema Innovation
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Barco, the leader in laser-powered cinema solutions, announced today its plans to return to CinemaCon 2024 with the debut of a long-awaited breakthrough in movie presentation and an expanded cinema team.

Jan 12, 2024 Hollywood Recognizes Barco for Achievements in Cinema with Scientific and Engineering Academy Award
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, known for the Oscars®, bestows the Barco team with the Scientific and Engineering Academy Award for their contribution to the design and development of laser projection in cinema. The Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards honor individuals and companies whose discoveries and innovations have contributed in significant and lasting ways to motion pictures.

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Barco SP4K Series Projectors

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Barco’s wide range of Smart Laser cinema projectors is what you’re looking for. Freeing you from all lamp-related hassles and costs, these projectors allow you to cut costs and simplify your operations. What’s more, they provide superior image quality.
Barco SP4K Series Projectors
Barco’s wide range of Smart Laser cinema projectors is what you’re looking for. Freeing you from all lamp-related hassles and costs, these projectors allow you to cut costs and simplify your operations. What’s more, they provide superior image quality.
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Barco Flagship Laser Projectors

Barco Flagship Laser Projectors
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Ultra-bright 6P RGB laser cinema projector for premium large screens
Barco's top-of-the-line flagship laser cinema projectors brings brilliant brightness levels and cutting-edge image quality to your premium large screens. In this way you can provide audiences with a stunning experience that's only available in theaters. These projectors combines its exceptional image quality with simplified operations and reduce...
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Barco Smart Laser Projectors

Barco Smart Laser Projectors
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Barco’s wide range of Smart Laser cinema projectors is what you’re looking for. Freeing you from all lamp-related hassles and costs, these projectors allow you to cut costs and simplify your operations. What’s more, they provide superior image quality.
Smart Laser Cinema Projectors
Smart Laser cinema Projectors that combine reduced TCO and unprecedented ease of mind with superior image quality. Designed for large to mid-size movie screens, the Smart Laser Cinema Projectors delivers consistent, razor-sharp, and high-contrast images with native 2K or 4K resolution and up to 35,000 lumens brightness.
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Barco Lamp-based Projectors

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Lamp-based Cinema Projectors
Broco provides the widest portfolio of lamp-based digital cinema projectors in the industry, comprising 2K and 4K projectors with a Xenon or UHP light source. These projectors excel in quality, modularity, and ease of use. This projector range is designed for cinema screens starting from 4m (13ft) wide.
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Kortrijk, Belgium—Aug 24, 2021

Cinionic and Ballantyne Strong Expand Cinema Service and Support Capabilities

Preferential relationship enables increased support for the leading cinema solutions
Cinionic, the world’s leading provider of laser cinema solutions, announces a preferred commercial relationship with Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE American: BTN, “Ballantyne Strong”) to strengthen its cinema service and solution capabilities in the US and Canada. The relationship with Ballantyne Strong’s operating subsidiaries, Strong Technical Services, Inc. (“STS”) and Strong/MDI Screen Systems, Inc. (“Strong/MDI”), continues a long history of collaboration between the companies, reinforcing their joint commitment to deliver laser-powered cinema experiences.
 
As part of the relationship, more than 40 STS technicians will join Cinionic’s trusted cinema service network looking after exhibitors across North America. Leveraging a legacy of cooperation between the companies, the bolstered cinema service operations provide reliable care for cinemas as moviegoers continue to return to the big screen. The STS field team will receive customized training as an install and servicing partner for all Cinionic’s experience-enhancing cinema solutions, from boutique environments to giant screens.  
 
“Today, more than ever, we need to be ready to support one another as an industry,” said Wim Buyens, CEO of Cinionic. “Cinionic is committed to delivering peace of mind for exhibitors. With Ballantyne Strong’s team of experts and our shared mission to power a bright future for cinema, we continue to serve the exhibition community today and tomorrow.”

We are pleased to have this opportunity to expand our collaboration with Cinionic, to continue providing the industry with a premium cinema experience,” added Mark Roberson, Chief Executive Officer of Ballantyne Strong. “The relationship enhances our ability to service our valued customers and strengthens our global reach.”
 
Cinionic and Ballantyne Strong will continue to collaborate on new opportunities that leverage Cinionic’s laser-powered solution portfolio - enriching the installation and service capabilities for mutual customers. 
 
“The agreement between Cinionic, STS, and Strong/MDI solidifies an already robust working relationship between industry leaders as we both seek to provide our cinema clients with the best possible solutions to enhance their customer moviegoing experience,” commented Ray Boegner, President of Strong Entertainment. “The combined efforts of our companies will benefit existing and future customers of both companies as the industry moves forward.”

About Cinionic  

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 95,000 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.    

Cinionic has offices in Belgium, United States, Mexico, Australia, and Hong Kong.  Visit www.cinionic.com and follow us on TwitterLinkedInFacebook  or YouTube for more information.   

About Ballantyne Strong, Inc., Strong Technical Services, Inc. and Strong/MDI Screen Systems, Inc.
Ballantyne Strong, Inc. is a diversified holding company with operations and investments across a broad range of industries. The Company’s Strong Entertainment business unit includes Strong/MDI Screen Systems (www.
strongmdi.com), the leading premium screen and projection coatings supplier in the world and Strong Technical Services (www.strong-tech.com), which provides comprehensive managed service offerings with 24/7/365 support nationwide to ensure solution uptime and availability. Ballantyne Strong also holds stakes in GreenFirst Forest Products Inc., Firefly, Inc, and FG Financial Group, Inc.

This press release includes forward-looking statements, such as Ballantyne Strong’s expectations regarding future sales, which involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those discussed in the “Risk Factors” section contained in Item 1A in Ballantyne Strong’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on March 10, 2021, as supplemented by the Company’s Amendment No. 1 on Form 10-K/A filed with the SEC on April 28, 2021, Ballantyne Strong’s subsequent filings with the SEC, and the risks and uncertainties that the COVID-19 pandemic has already had, and may continue to have, on Ballantyne Strong’s business and financial condition. Except where required by law, the Ballantyne Strong assumes no obligation to update, withdraw or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect actual results or changes in factors or assumptions affecting such forward-looking statements. 

 



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Barco, headquartered in Kortrijk (Belgium), is a global company leading in visualization, networking, and collaboration technology. Its innovative solutions drive advancements in the healthcare, enterprise, and entertainment markets. At the heart of Barco’s success are over 3,000 dedicated ‘visioneers’, each passionately contributing to driving change through technology.   Listed on Euronext (BAR), Reuters (BARBt.BR), and Bloomberg (BAR BB), Barco realized sales of 1,050 million euro in 2023. For further insights, please visit www.barco.com or connect on X, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook.  Barco. Visioneering a bright tomorrow. © 2024


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About STRONG Technical Services, Inc.: STRONG Technical Services, Inc. (www.strong-tech.com), a Ballantyne Strong, Inc. company, is an equipment sales, engineering, and service provider located in Omaha, NE. The company, with its nationwide service and engineering team, designs, integrates, and installs technology solutions for a broad range of applications including audio, projection, and signage applications with comprehensive managed service offerings to ensure solution uptime and availability. STRONG Technical Services, Inc. Directory page
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About Strong/MDI Screen Systems: Strong/MDI Screen Systems, a Ballantyne Strong Inc. company, is a projection screen manufacturer located in Joliette, Canada. It manufactures 2D and 3D screens, specialty screens, motorized screen systems, custom structures and masking motors for clients worldwide. Strong/MDI Screen Systems is also known for the development of highly sophisticated coatings for projection surfaces.   

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About FG Group Holdings Inc.: FG Group Holdings Inc. is a diversified holding company with operations and investments across a broad range of industries. The Company’s Strong Entertainment business unit includes STRONG/MDI Screen Systems (www.strongmdi.com), the leading premium screen and projection coatings supplier in the world and Strong Technical Services (www.strong-tech.com), which provides comprehensive managed service offerings with 24/7/365 support nationwide to ensure solution uptime and availability. FG Group Holdings also holds equity stakes in GreenFirst Forest Products Inc., Firefly Systems, Inc., and FG Financial Group, Inc., as well as real estate through its Digital Ignition operating business. FG Group Holdings Inc. Directory page

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Apr 10, 2024 Barco Announces First Locations for HDR By Barco in the US
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Barco, the leader in laser-powered cinema solutions, today announced a plan to bring HDR by Barco to select high-profile theaters at AMC Theatres, B&B Theatres, and Regal Cinemas in the US.

Apr 8, 2024 Barco Launches HDR by Barco at CinemaCon 2024
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Barco, the leader in laser-powered cinema solutions, launched HDR by Barco, its HDR solution suite for the cinema industry, today at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. The highly anticipated projection ecosystem will be the first to make the company’s groundbreaking HDR lightsteering technology commercially available to cinemas.

Mar 6, 2024 Barco Heads to CinemaCon with Debut of A Breakthrough in Cinema Innovation
Barco Logo
Barco, the leader in laser-powered cinema solutions, announced today its plans to return to CinemaCon 2024 with the debut of a long-awaited breakthrough in movie presentation and an expanded cinema team.

Jan 12, 2024 Hollywood Recognizes Barco for Achievements in Cinema with Scientific and Engineering Academy Award
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, known for the Oscars®, bestows the Barco team with the Scientific and Engineering Academy Award for their contribution to the design and development of laser projection in cinema. The Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards honor individuals and companies whose discoveries and innovations have contributed in significant and lasting ways to motion pictures.

Dec 21, 2023 Elevate Entertainment Group Announces Move to Laser Projection by Cinionic
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Cinionic, a global leader in laser cinema technology, and Elevate Entertainment Group today announced a new strategic partnership to refresh the Texas-based cinema chain’s projection fleet with Laser Projection by Cinionic over the next three years. Elevate Entertainment Group (EEG), formerly EVO Entertainment Group, is the nation’s leading and largest operator of cinema-entertainment centers, with more than 200 screens across five states.
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Nov 15, 2023 Arts Alliance Media Announce Reseller Partnership with Strong Technical Services
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Arts Alliance Media (AAM), the global leader in digital cinema software and support services, has announced the continuation of a long-standing partnership with Strong Technical Services (Strong Tech), a designer, integrator, and installer of technology solutions, who will enable their exhibition network access to AAM’s suite of products and services.

Jan 23, 2023 Strong/MDI HGA React Screen to Be Primary Display at the 2023 Munich Film Week
Sep 20, 2022 STRONG/MDI Screen Systems Introduces the HGA ReAct 1.4 Screen
Apr 26, 2022 STRONG/MDI To Open a New Screen Finishing Facility In Belgium with Lemmens S.A. to Service Europe and the Middle East
Apr 25, 2022 Caribbean Cinemas Has Selected GDC’s Ultra-Reliable Media Server on an Exclusive Basis
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GDC Technology Limited, (GDC) a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today it has won a solicited proposal to be Caribbean Cinemas’ exclusive provider of digital cinema servers for the next four years. Caribbean Cinemas owns and operates 583 screens in the Caribbean Islands, Central and South America.
More Strong/MDI News:
Jun 14, 2023 Strong/MDI Extends and Expands its Agreement with Lemmens to Add New Ex-Works Services for Europe and the Middle East
Jan 23, 2023 Strong/MDI HGA React Screen to Be Primary Display at the 2023 Munich Film Week
Sep 20, 2022 STRONG/MDI Screen Systems Introduces the HGA ReAct 1.4 Screen
Apr 26, 2022 STRONG/MDI To Open a New Screen Finishing Facility In Belgium with Lemmens S.A. to Service Europe and the Middle East
Oct 4, 2021 Strong / MDI Congratulates Partner Kinepolis Leidschendam
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Strong/MDI Screen Systems, Inc., a Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE American: BTN) company, and a leader in projection screen manufacturing and optical coating development, congratulates its partner Kinepolis Leidschendam in winning the ICTA EMEA New Build Cinema of the Year Award.
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Apr 26, 2022 STRONG/MDI To Open a New Screen Finishing Facility In Belgium with Lemmens S.A. to Service Europe and the Middle East
Apr 25, 2022 Caribbean Cinemas Has Selected GDC’s Ultra-Reliable Media Server on an Exclusive Basis
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GDC Technology Limited, (GDC) a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today it has won a solicited proposal to be Caribbean Cinemas’ exclusive provider of digital cinema servers for the next four years. Caribbean Cinemas owns and operates 583 screens in the Caribbean Islands, Central and South America.

Oct 4, 2021 Strong / MDI Congratulates Partner Kinepolis Leidschendam
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Strong/MDI Screen Systems, Inc., a Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE American: BTN) company, and a leader in projection screen manufacturing and optical coating development, congratulates its partner Kinepolis Leidschendam in winning the ICTA EMEA New Build Cinema of the Year Award.


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