Barco Claims Guinness World Record as Brightest Projector

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Sat, 12/11/2010 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Barco has achieved a notable Guinness World Record: its DP2K-32B digital cinema projector has been recognized as the brightest projector on the planet. The successful record attempt took place at Barco's own facilities in Kuurne Belgium on December 1. 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 four-meter cinema screen at a distance of five meters from the projector. Miss Ishikawa presented a certificate proving the successful record attempt in person 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 ” says 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.   “Ever since its launch we have billed the DP2K-32B as the brightest digital cinema projector on the planet ” says 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.”