XDC adds 20 Barco 2k digital cinema projectors to its European roll out

Kuurne, Belgium, 26 June 2006 - Barco, pioneer in digital cinema visualization, announces that XDC have added another twenty 2k digital cinema projectors to their already substantial roll out of Barco projectors. Consisting of a combination of DP90 and DP100 projectors XDC have invested in Barco based on a long standing and successful relationship.

XDC, a global end-to-end digital cinema services company, deploys the largest pan-European digital cinema roll out for distribution and projection with more than 230 installed digitalized cinema theatres in Europe. Chosen for their reliability, quality of image, unique set of customer benefits and excellent service record, XDC know that they can rely on Barco to deliver the high standards demanded by their customers. This recent purchase brings the XDC’s total tally of Barco DLP projectors to more than 100.

Recognized as a worldwide reference in Digital Cinema, Barco’s DP90 and DP100 2k projectors are based on Texas Instruments’ DLP CinemaTM technology and ensure optimum performance and reliability through their integrated light path and digital processing.

Glenn Wastyn, Market Director (Digital Cinema) of Barco’s Media and Entertainment division stated “We are delighted to continue to work in partnership with XDC. Like Barco, they believe in excellent customer service and always strive to provide the best image possible for their customers”.

About XDC
XDC is the trusted partner of exhibitors and distributors who want to go digital. As the largest pan-European roll out initiative, XDC offers customised solutions, logistics and services, as well as technology and equipment expertise. More info on how digital cinema is powered by XDC at www.xdcinema.com.

About Barco
Barco, a global technology company headquartered in Kortrijk, Belgium, designs and develops visualization products for a variety of professional markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. For fiscal year 2005, Barco posted net sales of euro 712.0 million.
Barco’s ordinary shares are listed on the Brussels/Euronext stock exchange. Barco is a BEL 20 and a Next 150 company. Share information may be accessed on Bloomberg under the symbol BAR BB and on Reuters under BARBt.BR.