Barco, Imax Renew Laser Projector Development Deal

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Thu, 04/25/2019 - 09:37 -- Nick Dager

Barco and Imax have renewed their partnership for the development of projectors for the Imax with Laser brand. The partnership began in 2012.

Ney Corsino, senior vice president Barco Americas said, “Imax demands the best of us, challenges our knowledge and capabilities toward new levels and brighter outcomes for the cinema industry.”

Mark Welton, president of Imax Theatres said, “Imax makes no compromises when it comes to delivering the world’s most immersive movie experience. Incorporating Barco’s industry-leading laser light source technology with Imax’s image quality know-how and digital laser IP enabled us to launch Imax's most advanced commercial projection system to date designed to transform the premium blockbuster moviegoing experience.”

Nicolas Vanden Abeele, senior vice president for Barco Entertainment added, “We are honored to extend this partnership with IMAX and to have been selected again as their worldwide projection technology partner. This is a strong endorsement of Barco’s leadership in the projection cinema business and provider of state-of-the-art cinema technologies to redefine cinema experiences.”

To date, IMAX has signed agreements for more than 200 of its new IMAX with Laser systems worldwide.