Belgium -- Barco, a global leader in digital cinema announced today that its 'Series 2' digital cinema projector has successfully passed the procedural test for DCI compliance administered by CineCert, the leading 3rd party authorizing test facility. With these tests completed, Barco has reached another important milestone in the rollout of its brand-new DP2K projector series.

The DCI standard was created by the Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC (DCI) to ensure a consistent and extremely high image quality for the cinema audience. Additional benefits include content security and optical performance, including color, uniformity, and contrast. By establishing a common set of requirements, DCI standards guarantee worry-free compatibility and interoperability for distributors, studios, exhibitors, manufacturers and vendors.

"We are thrilled to be the industry's first digital projector manufacturer that has successfully passed the stringent assessment procedures carried out by the DCI approved testing agency, CineCert," commented Wim Buyens, Vice-President of Barco's Digital Cinema division. "It is a reward for the rigorous quality and security standards applied in our labs during the development of this new DP2K projector series. For our customers, this will result in the most secure, high-quality and low-risk projector solution available today."

"We are very pleased to confirm the DP2K-20C is the first digital cinema projector to complete procedural testing in our lab," commented John Hurst CTO of CineCert, LLC. "It shows that DCI compliance testing is not only possible but also quite practical."

Barco's six new Series 2 projectors support 2D and 3D projection, and represent, by far, the most complete family available today. For small and mid-size movie theaters, Barco offers a dedicated family of compact DP2K 'C' projectors, based on the 0.98" DLP Cinema chip from Texas Instruments (TI). For larger venues, Barco's offering includes a complete family of DP2K B-series projectors, based on TI's 1.2" DLP Cinema chip. Barco's flagship ultra bright projector for the large chip family is the DP2K-32B, which earns the title 'brightest digital cinema projector on the planet'. At Barco, it's all about providing the right projector for the right screen to fit the needs of our customers so that we provide the best possible experience to the cinema audience.

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Las Vegas -- GDC Technology ("GDC"), a world leading digital cinema solution provider, is pleased to announce that it has won a repeat order for digital servers from Guangzhou-based Jinyi Zhujiang Movie Circuit Co., Ltd ("Jinyi"), the sixth largest exhibitor in China (according to 2008 published box-office collection).

Under this contract, 200 units of GDC SA-2100A server will be deployed and work has been scheduled to start in 2010. This project is a sequel to an earlier one in February 2009 where 100 units of GDC digital cinema system were deployed.

Jinyi was founded as a joint venture between Jiayu Group and Guangzhou Cinema Chain, specializing in the business of premier cinemas in China. It has close to 200 screens throughout China and is one of the leading cinema exhibitors in the country. "We began working with GDC in 2005 when we first embarked on our digital conversion. GDC's feature-rich products, user-friendly design and 365x24x7 hotline support have been among the major factors contributing to the success of our initial rollout program, and its caring and immediate response to customer problems have also been very reassuring to us throughout the project," said Mr. Xu Binbiao, GM of Jinyi. "Given GDC's impeccable track record of reliability, excellent services and cost competitiveness, we are convinced to stay on with GDC in our new phase of deployment."

"As a pioneer in the digital cinema industry in China, GDC has over the years established itself as the undisputed market leader with close to two-thirds of the market share in the country," said Dr Man-Nang CHONG, founder and CEO of GDC Technology."We owe our success to the trust and support of many of our satisfied customers with whom we have built a long and lasting relationship. Jinyi's repeat order is a testament to this kind of special relationship that we have with our customers and we are both proud and honored about it."

 

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Belgium -- Barco, a world leader in visualization and display solutions, has signed a major contract for the deployment of 200 digital cinema systems for Jinyi Zhujiang Movie Circuit, China's sixth largest cinema chain.

Based in China's southern city of Guangzhou, Zhejiang Jinyi Zhujiang Movie Circuit Co., Ltd (Jinyi) is a joint venture between Jiayu Group and Guangzhou Cinema Chain. Jinyi specializes in cinema development and features some 200 screens across 10 cities, and is one of the mainland's leading cinema exhibitors.

The Barco contract calls for the deployment of its dynamic 2K Digital Cinema projector family of solutions, including twenty DP2K-32B, 170 DP2K-20C and 10 Barco DP2K-12C projectors.

We have been extremely happy with the performance of the 100 Barco digital cinema systems we installed last year," says Xu Binbiao, GM of Jinyi. "Needless to say, the quality of Barco products speaks for itself. As we pursue the expansion of our cinema's, it's only natural that we partner again with Barco in our continued expansion into digital cinema."

"We're happy to continue our relationship with Jinyi," says Yan Fei, Manager Director of Barco Greater China. "Building upon last year's order, an additional 200 digital cinema projects is sure to enhance Jinyi's profile as a top cinema provider. This type of domestic growth bodes well for our investment in technical development and localized production to meet the customer demands of the China market."

"Equipped with the latest DLP Cinema chip, the new DP2K-series offers the brightest and most cost-effective projection solution available on the market today. Barco is proud to be playing a major role in helping drive the Chinese cinema industry's transition to digital cinema."

Featuring the latest DLP Cinema® Chip from Texas Instruments, the DP2K-32B is Barco's flagship projector - the brightest digital cinema projector in the industry, suitable for screens up to 32m wide. With new lenses, a new optical design, the industry's most efficient 6.5kW lamp and a remarkable maximum screen width, the DP2K-32B, truly exemplifies the company's leadership in image quality.

The DP2K-20C is Barco's digital cinema platform for large and mid-market venues. It delivers remarkable brightness without sacrificing resolution, features a modular design optimized for serviceability and overall system flexibility. The DP2K-20C is suitable for screens up to 20m and is also the most cost-effective 3D projector on the market today. The DP2K-12C is the perfect projector for small venues, allowing even the smallest cinemas - screens up to 12m - to have access to digital cinema, at an affordable price.

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Morristown, NJ -- Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (NASDAQ: CIDM), the global leader in the digital cinema industry, today announced Movie Tavern will add its 110 screens to Cinedigm's Phase 2 digital cinema deployment program. Movie Tavern's Cinedigm CertifiedTM digital cinema systems will include Cinedigm's proven technology solutions.

"Movie Tavern is thrilled to be transitioning to digital cinema and to be working with Cinedigm," said John Hersker, CEO of Movie Tavern. "The future of theatres is digital cinema and we know that making this transition is the beginning of the future for our circuit and for our customers."

"Movie Tavern is already bringing its customers a unique experience. Now that they are adding the flexibility and other benefits of digital cinema, we're excited to see their creativity shine with alternative content offerings," said Bud Mayo, Chairman and CEO of Cinedigm.

Chuck Goldwater, President of Cinedigm's Media Services Group, said, "We are proud to add Movie Tavern to our growing family of exhibitor partners. Their innovative theatre concept will be even further enhanced by the benefits of digital cinema that Cinedigm's programming is uniquely positioned to bring to exhibitors including live events in 3D."

Cinedigm's Digital Cinema division is the industry-leading deployment program for Digital Cinema that facilitates the funding, installation support and administration for the company's studio-supported Digital Cinema rollout plans. In April 2008, the CBG, a buying program of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) for small and independent theatre operators, announced the selection of Cinedigm as the digital cinema integrator of choice for the CBG's 600+ members in the United States and Canada.

To date, Cinedigm has contracted for and completed the rollout of nearly 4,000 systems in forty-one states with exhibitors including Atlas Theatres, Allen Theatres, B&B Theatres, Carmike Cinemas, Celebration! Cinema, Cinema West, Cinetopia, Dickinson Theatres, Emagine, Galaxy Cinema, Georgia Theatre Company, Great Escape Theatres, Marquee Cinemas, Krikorian Premiere Theatres, MJR Theatres, Neighborhood Cinema Group, Premiere Cinema Corp., Rave Motion Picture Theatres, R/C Theatres, Showplace Cinemas, Times Square Cinema, UltraStar, and Cinedigm's own Pavilion Digital Showcase Theatre.

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LAS VEGAS -- Technicolor (Euronext Paris 18453; NYSE: TCH) announced that its next-generation 3D-on-film solution has commitments for more than 150 screens to be installed in North America by the release of Clash of the Titans from Warner Bros. on April 2.

Technicolor 3D is a new 3D system for 35mm projectors, enabling exhibitors to equip theatres for high-quality 3D at a fraction of the cost of installing a digital 3D projection system. Technicolor 3D utilizes a new split-lens for projectors and over-under film prints created with patent-pending digital processes to optimize the motion picture image for 35mm 3D projection. Technicolor's pricing model features a "pay-as-you-go" business model than has proven particularly attractive to theatre owners in mid and small size markets where the cost to convert to digital projection may be difficult to justify.

"Technicolor 3D offers exhibitors a high quality solution at a low cost of entry, and helps get the industry past the current shortage of 3D screens," said Joe Berchtold, President of Technicolor's Creative Services business. "This is a win-win for exhibitors and studios that will generate immediate additional revenues from greater attendance and 3D ticket premiums, and provide a bridge solution to the digital transition."

Due to overwhelming global demand for more 3D screens, Technicolor is expanding its 3D offering internationally to UK, Spain, Italy, and France starting immediately. Technicolor has partnered with German-based TC3D to act as its sales and marketing agent for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The service launched with a demonstration at the Berlin Film Festival in February. In addition, Technicolor has formed a strategic alliance with FujiFilm to market the 3D solution in Japan starting in April.

Technicolor will be hosting a demonstration of Technicolor 3D at the ShoWest conference in Las Vegas on Wednesday, March 17 at 11:30 a.m. in Bally's Jubilee Theatre. The event is open to all ShoWest registrants.

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