ZON Lusomundo Selects Barco for XDC’s Deployment of 213 Screens

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Tue, 07/28/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

ZON Lusomundo the largest cinema chain in Portugal is in the process of installing 213 digital cinema systems and by the end of 2010 28 of the company’s cinema complexes will be equipped with Barco digital cinema projectors. XDC and ZON Lusomundo have signed an exclusive agreement for the deployment of full digital cinema systems in all of ZON Lusomundo's theatres in Portugal. Under the terms of the agreement XDC will exclusively install Barco's DCI-compliant 2K digital projectors in combination with their CineStore Solo G3 D-Cinema server and a fully integrated and networked solution in each complex. Luis Roboredo Mota managing director of ZON Lusomundo cinemas says “We will be among the most innovative cinema operators in the world. With Barco's digital cinema projectors not only will we be offering our spectators even better picture quality we will also be able to extend our programming to alternative content at all of our theatres with more recorded and live 3D shows live satellite events such as opera concerts and sports. In addition going digital will allow us to become a more efficient company lowering our operating costs whilst at the same time generating significant improvements in customer service.” “We are very proud that Barco's digital cinema projectors have been chosen to bring digital cinema to Portugal ” says Alain Solomon vice president digital cinema division. “This confirms again the outstanding quality of our digital cinema projectors and services. As more cinemas will be going digital in the future we look forward to contributing even more to the digital cinema evolution across Europe.” Serge Plasch chief executive officer XDC says “We are pleased to be able to work with Barco for this deployment deal. We have a longstanding business partner history with Barco and are familiar with their digital cinema projectors. We know that Barco delivers the reliability and the service we are looking for to provide to our exhibitors.“ Barco www.barco.com XDC www.xdcinema.com ZON www.zon.pt