One of the world’s largest theater chains and a pioneer in implementing the latest digital cinema technologies, Cinemark prides itself on being at the cutting-edge of movie exhibition. Their latest step toward offering audiences a unique, immersive entertainment experience is the purchase of Barco’s new 6P laser-illuminated projector announced at CinemaCon. It is the first of its type capable of showing 4K content at 60 fps and 3D movies in 4K resolution at a stunning 60,000 lumens brightness. “Barco’s keen approach to innovation is why we have partnered with them in our quest to deliver the most exciting cinema moments to our patrons all over the world,” comments Damian Wardle, Senior Vice President of Global Theatres Technology & Presentation at Cinemark.
Completely integrated design with lasers inside the projector What’s especially unique about Barco’s laser projector is that it is a completely integrated design, i.e., all lasers are housed within the projector itself (as opposed to having lasers outside of the projector and “piped in”), which increases the optical efficiency and performance of the system. It is also notable for its ability to minimize speckle – even on a silver screen – eliminating the need for a mechanical screen-vibrating system to achieve the desired image quality.
Following the Cinemark deployment, Barco will be installing its laser projectors in the US and China during Q2, and throughout Q4 2014 for the rest of the world.
See it “live” at CinemaCon – sign-up for a demonstration session now! As part of The CinemaBarco Experience, Barco will be demonstrating its laser-illuminated projector showing 4K content at 60 fps and 3D content at 48 fps during multiple sessions from Tuesday 25 March through Thursday 27 March at the Cinemark Century 16 South Point and XD theater in Las Vegas. Sign-up now to attend a session!