Barco introduces new digital projector for small theatres

Digital Cinema

Barco has introduced the smallest member of its digital-cinema projector portfolio. The DP2K-6E brings Barco image quality and modularity and Barco Alchemy processing to chains and independent cinemas with screens up to 7.5 meters (24 feet) wide. The new projector will be commercially available in October 2015.

“The newest E-series projector brings the acclaimed Barco image quality to the smallest theatrs in the industry,” said Stijn Henderickx, Barco’s VP, digital cinema. “We offer the most complete range of DCI-compliant digital-cinema projectors available, providing our customers with a perfect match for every cinema screen–from the smallest to the most high-end cinemas. That’s one of the reasons Barco is market share leader in cinema, with over 50,000 digital cinema projectors installed in the field.”

The DP2K-6E comes with an optional ceiling mount for added flexibility and is geared with two UHP lamps that are easy to swap. The projector can be controlled easily in various ways: locally via the Barco Commander software, or remotely via Barco Web Commander software.
Fully integrated, the DP2K-6E is geared with the unique Barco Alchemy technology that combines media server functionalities, Series 3 cinema processing electronics, and onboard storage. The projector gathers all required functionalities in one turnkey unit, enabling small-screen commercial exhibitors and independent cinemas to benefit from top-notch digital-cinema image quality in a budget-friendly way. The projector’s UHP lamps also result in a low dollar/watt ratio.

Barco is demonstrating the DP2K-6E in suite A at CineEurope in Barcelona through June 25.