Barco and CE+S complete UVK's d-cinema conversion


Barco has partnered with Cinema Equipment & Supplies (CE+S), a full-service digital-cinema integrator serving Latin America, to complete the conversion of UVK’s theatres located in Peru and surrounding cities.

GDC Technology manages their UVK’s virtual print fee (VPF) subsidy and provides both IMB technology and theatre management software.

“Thanks to a very competitive package offered by Barco, CE+S and GDC, we were able to obtain industry-leading projectors and attractive financing to meet our objectives,” says Monica Ubillus, director manager of UVK Multicines. “They worked seamlessly together to meet our very aggressive timeframe, providing top-notch service and support all along the way, from planning through full implementation.”

CE+S provided a 360-degree solution based exclusively on Barco projectors, pre-staging units and assembling their theatre management systems at their Miami location before shipping. UVK matched the ideal Barco projector to every screen, from the compact DP2K-10Sx to the DP2K-23B for larger auditoriums.

“It has been a wonderful experience to partner with Barco to support UVK’s digital-cinema conversion, as we appreciate their in-depth knowledge of the Latin America market as well as their highly efficient workflow,” comments Alex Younger, VP of sales for CES. “Because of our completely in-house operation and turnkey approach, we can exercise more control and efficiency to fulfill the needs of digital-cinema conversions in a timely manner.”

To support exhibitors like UVK, Barco has invested significant resources in many parts of Latin America, establishing local parts depots at eight locations and offering installation and advanced service certification training in São Paulo, Brazil; Mexico City, Mexico; and Sacramento, California.