Rancho Cordova, Ca., USA, 15-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Barco, the global leader in digital cinema projection, has partnered with Cinema Equipment & Supplies (CE+S), a full service digital cinema integrator serving Latin America, to complete the conversion of UVK’s theaters located in Peru and surrounding cities.
A well-known movie exhibitor offering family entertainment and luxury theaters in Peru, UVK Multicines recently desired to upgrade their cinema technologies to best-in-class digital projection across their circuit in rapid fashion. They were able to secure the best total solution approach to their needs by choosing Barco, Cinema Equipment & Supplies (CE+S), and GDC Technology, who manages their VPF subsidy and provides both IMB technology and theater management software.
“Thanks to a very competitive package offered by Barco, CE+S and GDC, we were able to obtain industry-leading projectors and attractive financing to meet our objectives,” Monica Ubillus, Director Manager of UVK Multicines. “They worked seamlessly together to meet our very aggressive timeframe, providing top-notch service and support all along the way, from planning through full implementation.”
Turnkey services and support
CE+S provided a 360-degree solution based exclusively on Barco projectors, pre-staging units and assembling their theater management systems at their Miami location before shipping to UVK. Thanks to Barco’s wide range of options, UVK matched the perfect projector to every screen, from the compact DP2K-10Sx to the DP2K-23B for larger auditoriums.
“It has been a wonderful experience to partner with Barco to support UVK’s digital cinema conversion, as we appreciate their in-depth knowledge of the Latin America market as well as their highly efficient workflow,” comments Alex Younger, VP of Sales for CES. “Because of our completely in-house operation and turnkey approach, we can exercise more control and efficiency to fulfill the needs of digital cinema conversions in a timely manner.”
Committed to delivering high-quality cinema in Latin America
To support exhibitors like UVK, Barco has invested significant resources in many parts of Latin America, establishing local parts depots at eight locations and offering installation and advanced service certification training is available in Sao Paulo, Brazil; Mexico City, Mexico; and Sacramento, California.
“We enjoy participating in these exciting digital cinema projects that enable Latin America exhibitors to offer a unique, high-quality moviegoing experience to their patrons on par with the best experiences in the world,” comments Ney Corsino, Senior Vice President, International Sales for Barco. “That is why we’ve made a commitment to serving this region at a local level, partnering with companies like CE+S to ensure that theater owners have the full complement of resources to achieve continued success.”
About UVK Multicines
UVK Multicines was created to bring the best of cinema technology to Peru, bringing digital sound, 99% perfect accoustic sound and the first VIP theater to our country in 1998 with the opening of its first theater. Throughout the years UVK Multicines has maintained its position in the market as a top leader in innovation, working to bring the quality of presentation as the best possible in the world. For its tenth anniversary, UVK Multicines was one of the first chains to bring 3D digital projection to Peru. Innovation is not limited to equipment in UVK Multicines, since It offers exclusively almost all of the treasures of alternative content such As the acclaimed Live Met Opera seasons, the marvelous bolshoi ballets, live concerts and thrilling sports events like the Wimbledon tennis tournament. 2 years ago, we opened the first arthouse theater in our country, bringing the best of classic movies, and arthouse and independent films from around the globe. http://uvkmulticines.com/
About Cinema Equipment & Supplies (CES)
Cinema Equipment and Supplies (CE+S) offers a full range of state-of-the-art cinema products and services to outfit movie theaters with the latest and greatest in the most cost-effective manner. Founded in 1982, with its headquarters in Miami and offices in São Paulo, CE+S has more than 30 years of providing exceptional service to its clients. A global leader in the industry, CE+S has installed over 1,200 digital cinema systems in over 17 countries. As industry innovators, CE+S was the first provider to offer remote monitoring services in Latin America with the launch of Cinevise in 2009. In 2014 CE+S announced the launch of Cielo, a revolutionary software application that allows users to manage their cinema from anywhere. With over 1,000 screens under Cinevise remote monitoring and the announcement of Cielo, CE+S continues bringing its market-leading expertise in digital solutions and technology to the cinema industry.
Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops networked visualization products for a variety of selected professional markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and APAC. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with 4,000 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1.158 billion euros in 2013.
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