Barco spurs conversion to laser cinema projection

SLP laser phosphor and LHC high-contrast projectors available soon

Digital cinema leader Barco announces the growth of its laser-illuminated cinema projector portfolio with two high-contrast flagship laser projectors for premium cinema screens and five new laser phosphor projectors for small to large screens.

Barco DP4K-60 (Source: Barco)

Following its flagship DP4K-L laser projectors and 2K CLP series of laser phosphor projectors, Barco is now bringing laser benefits to all cinema screens with the introduction of the 2K SLP series for small to mid-size screens and the 2K/4K BLP range for mid-size to large screens.

The 6P RGB high-contrast range doubles the contrast of Barco’s current flagship laser projectors and provides exhibitors with an even broader choice in the Premium Large Format (PLF) segment. The BLP laser phosphor projectors will be shipping by the end of 2016, the SLP laser phosphor and LHC high-contrast projectors will be available first half of 2017.

“Exhibitors are continuously looking for ways to improve the movie experience while optimizing their cinema operations to minimize costs,” comments Stijn Henderickx, VP Cinema at Barco. “We bring laser benefits to all cinema screens. From the ultra-bright, high-contrast 6P RGB flagship laser projectors to our cost-effective laser phosphor projectors, we provide the widest range of DCI-compliant laser-illuminated cinema projectors in the industry. This enables every exhibitor to tap into laser projection – irrespective of screen size, theater size, or budget.”

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