Cinionic, the Barco cinema joint venture, announces an expansion in its relationship with one of the world’s largest theater chains, Cineworld Group. Cinionic will illuminate Cineworld Group operated theaters in the U.S., EU and UK with enhanced services and award-winning portfolio of Barco laser projectors, including the newly launched Barco Series 4.
Over the next 18 months, Cineworld will upgrade and deploy over 1,000 projectors worldwide with Barco laser solutions to deliver new visual standard in cinema, supported by Barco Alchemy media servers and maintained for the next decade through Cinionic’s enhanced services. Cineworld Group operates 9500+ screens across 10 countries and is a leader in the movie exhibition industry, with chains such as Regal (US), Cineworld (UK) and Cinema City (EU). Through Cinionic’s and Barco’s best-in-class technology and enhanced solutions, Cineworld continues to deliver on its promise to be the ‘best place to watch a movie’ and enhance its global footprint.
Cineworld’s rollout plan engages the full range of Barco laser projector solutions including the new Barco Series 4 platform. Announced during CinemaCon 2019, Barco Series 4 delivers the highest quality visual experience in cinema for moviegoers today, future proofed for tomorrow; leveraging 4K, RGB-aser, as well as being ready for 4K 120fps high frame rate, high-dynamic-range (HDR) and onboard Barco Colorgenic delivering wide-color-gamut capabilities. Series 4 leads the industry as the most environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient platform with Barco EcoPure.
The Series 4 platform was developed in partnership with exhibitors globally, including Cineworld. The group selected the Barco Series 4 as an integral part of the exhibitor’s plan to power new build theaters and their expansive refresh and renewal strategy.
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