A leader in digital cinema projection confirms that its award-winning 4K 6P laser-illuminated projectors are currently shipping globally. Mass production begins in Q1 2015 and additional units are available to order now.

To date, Barco’s list of new laser projector owners includes some of the industry’s leading movie exhibitors: Cinemark, Kinepolis, Santikos, and several top theatre chains throughout China, Latin America and Europe. Barco’s laser-illuminated projector also recently won the Beijing International Radio, TV & Film Equipment Exhibition (BIRTV) award and the Lumiere Technology and New Product award from the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society.

“When we developed our laser projector, we knew immediately that Barco was setting a new standard for image quality in the cinema industry,’ comments Todd Hoddick, VP Global Entertainment for Barco. “Our customers wholeheartedly agree, which is why they’ve embraced our laser projectors for the delivery of an unparalleled movie-going experience elevating the immersive realism of motion pictures.’

Designed from the ground up, the Barco DP4K-60L laser projector is a simple and fully integrated 6P solution for cinema, capable of showing 4K content at 60 fps and 3D movies in full 4K resolution. Its RGB laser projector has also achieved DCI compliance.

One of the most compact 60 000-lumen projectors available, the DP4K-60L features a fully integrated system with unified laser light sources that are housed inside the projector, ensuring high durability and system efficiency. The Barco Laser3D system supports polarised, active shutter, and colour 3D separation, offering maximum efficiency in colour-based 3D from a single projector to provide brighter 3D and deliver constant and uniform images with excellent contrast and no lamp flicker.

Barco’s laser projector is an integral part of the CinemaBarco experience, designed to deliver visually spectacular, immersive entertainment tailored to a new generation of moviegoers. From the lobby, to the auditorium and beyond, Barco’s latest innovations boost engagement before, during and after the show with creative, interactive experiences that bring the entire cinema to life.