Barco Unveils Small Cinema Projector at CineEurope

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Tue, 06/23/2015 - 13:03 -- Nick Dager

Barco DP2K-6EBarco has introduced the smallest member of its digital cinema projector portfolio. The DP2K-6E is designed for chains and independent cinemas with screens up to 7.5 meters (24 feet) wide. The projector will be commercially available in October.

“The newest E-series projector brings the acclaimed Barco image quality to the smallest theaters in the industry,” said Stijn Henderickx, vice president digital cinema at Barco “We offer the most complete range of DCI-compliant digital cinema projectors available, providing our customers with a perfect match for every cinema screen – from the smallest to the most high-end cinemas. That’s one of the reasons Barco is market share leader in cinema, with over 50,000 digital cinema projectors installed in the field.”

The company says the DP2K-6E is twice as quiet as the quietest digital cinema projector currently on the market, very compact, and can be installed anywhere. It also comes with an optional ceiling mount for even more flexibility. And as it’s geared with two UHP lamps that are easy to swap, maintaining the projector is a breeze as well. Sharing its clever modular design with the other Barco digital cinema projectors, the DP2K-6E ensures fast and simple maintenance, for maximum uptime. The projector can be controlled easily in various ways: locally via the Barco Commander software; or remotely, via the Barco Web Commander software.

Fully integrated, the DP2K-6E is geared with the unique Barco Alchemy technology that combines media server functionalities, Series 3 cinema processing electronics, and on-board storage. The projector gathers all required functionalities in one turnkey unit, enabling small screen commercial exhibitors and independent cinemas to benefit from digital cinema image quality in a budget-friendly way. The projector’s UHP lamps also guarantee a low dollar/Watt ratio. The DP2K-6E uses the same lenses as the Barco S-series projectors.