Barco has agreed to provide DLP-based digital projectors for theaters using Kodak’s management servers and theater management systems. Although this alliance isn’t new, in this new phase of their relationship, the projectors and the servers will be pre-packaged and sent to the theater chains – rather than integrating them on-site. I am not sure how well this bodes for the AV integration market since they are now basically pre-integrated systems, but we’ll have to wait and see. Many AV integration firms are doing well integrating the pre-show projectors that currently run local and national commercials, trivia and movie previews about 20 minutes before a feature showing.
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