Barco Partners with Strong for Nationwide Digital Cinema Installation Services

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Thu, 09/10/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Barco has signed a one-year renewable non-exclusive agreement professional services agreement with Ballantyne Strong to provide Barco with digital cinema projection service and support including but not limited to on-site installation and service as well as ongoing maintenance services for Barco's U.S. customers. “The service agreement with [Ballantyne’s] STS is part of Barco's desire to establish partnerships with the best providers servicing the needs of our growing install base of digital cinema projectors and associated servers ” says Filip Pintelon president of Barco’c media and entertainment division. “Given Barco's leadership in the digital cinema industry we are very excited to partner as their primary digital cinema service provider in the U.S. and deliver the broad array of specialized services required for the ongoing rollout of digital projection equipment ” says John P. Wilmers president and chief executive officer of Ballantyne. “Over the past year Barco has delivered a very high level of training and ongoing support for our field service technicians ensuring they have the cutting edge knowledge and experience to seamlessly install and maintain Barco's full line of digital cinema solutions. This agreement reflects both organizations' unwavering commitment to putting the needs of our customers first and we are excited about forging a strong long-term partnership.” “Ballantyne's Strong Technical Services group has demonstrated industry-leading expertise and a customer service orientation that echoes the commitment we make to each of our customers ” says Todd Hoddick vice president of digital cinema at Barco N.A. “We could not partner with a better group to execute on the growing variety of technology and services our customers require and we look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship.” Ballantyne Strong Barco