Hello, welcome to this presentation on the
Barco DP2K-10Sx digital cinema projector. This cinema projector has been designed with
the independent cinemas and arthouses in mind. For these particular exhibitors the operating
costs are extremely important. So there’s a number of things that the 10Sx
projector is doing to have the lowest operating cost.
One very important aspect is that it uses short-arc Xenon lamps because these bring
the highest efficiency and the lowest operating cost in the cinema industry.
Another important design aspect behind the 10Sx projectors is that we have retained the
concept of having reusable air filters. This avoids having to invest into purchasing air
filters over and over again. On a monthly basis, the filters can be simply
removed from the projector, vacuum-cleaned and replaced back into the projector. Also
if the filters are greasy, they can be simply cleaned with soda water.
A new feature we have added on the 10Sx projector is the standby eco mode. In this particular
mode, the projector is put to sleep and the electronics are consuming a very limited amount
of power, only 15 watts. Typically, the use is that at night the projectors
are in sleep mode yet they can be automated to also minimize operating costs so through
the network the projector can be woken up for maintenance operations or for ingesting
DCPs and after that the projector can automatically be put back to the sleep mode to only consume
15 watts for the rest of the night. One last — very important — aspect of the
10Sx projector is that it has been designed by Barco’s engineers to use as many common
parts with the larger digital cinema projectors. This allows an optimization of the spare parts
inventories for the service partners also bringing operating cost advantages.