Barco 4K Laser Projector Wins 3D Society Tech Award

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Mon, 09/29/2014 - 15:20 -- Nick Dager

Barco’s 4K laser projector has won a Technology and New Product Award from the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society. For the fifth year now, the 3D Society Awards laud companies and organizations that, through their innovation and impact, make movies and content more exciting and successful.

“The 19 companies honored today came from brilliant teams in ten countries including the US, China, Japan, Korea, England, Wales, France, Belgium, Germany and Canada. Hollywood and all of us in entertainment are being enriched by a truly global marketplace of brilliant new ideas for making our content more exciting for audiences everywhere,” said society president Jim Chabin.

Society awards chairman Buzz Hays, studio chief of the True Image Company added, “We were amazed at the range of entries, from lasers to hologram technology. These are amazing technologies that will be captivating movie fans and TV audiences in the next few years.”

The award-winning DP4K-60L is the first of its type capable of showing 4K content at 60 fps and 3D movies in 4K-resolution at such high brightness levels.

“The new laser projector clearly meets the needs of cinema exhibitors, who are always looking for more light output,” said Wim Buyens, senior vice president entertainment at Barco. “We are delighted that the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society acknowledges our efforts and our leadership in this industry, confirming how our high-brightness laser projection technology will leverage the cinema experience. It is a real honor to win this Lumière statuette.”  

A few weeks ago, Barco recently joined the society as a founding member, thereby underscoring its commitment to the entertainment business. As a member of the 3D Society’s Executive Committee and Board of Governors, Buyens joined Walt Disney Studios’ Mike DeValue, chairman of the Society, in a panel discussion on the future of content during the opening session of Con-Tech 2015, a seminar set up by the 3D Society and the NAB show prior to the awards luncheon.

International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society information