Always at the forefront of movie exhibition technology, Santikos is making a bold move to heighten image quality for its movie showings with Barco’s newly released 6P laser projector. This acquisition marks another logical and impressive step forward by the exhibitor based on their desire to lead the local cinema industry, and builds upon an exclusive deployment of Barco xenon projectors.
Santikos is installing the new laser projector at its 19-screen Palladium cinema, the chain’s flagship property in central Texas.
“We have trusted Barco as our business’ sole projection supplier, and we’re confident that their new 6P projector offers best-in-class laser engineering coupled with exacting production standards,” comments Jahnathan Meek, Santikos’ Equipment Specialist.
A strong value proposition for the future With plans to expand their laser footprint beyond the San Antonio location, Santikos recognizes the long-term value proposition of moving from Xenon-based to laser-driven illumination. As the adoption of laser projection progresses, and pricing responds accordingly, the economic benefits will be significant over time in terms of reduced energy costs and the elimination of replacement Xenon lamps.
Barco will be installing its 4K laser projectors in the US, China and Europe during the current year.