Omniplex to upgrade to laser projectors in 24 cinemas in Ireland
Ymagis Group the European specialist in digital technologies for the cinema industry, today announced the signing of a large-scale agreement between its CinemaNext UK subsidiary and Omniplex Cinema Group, Ireland’s largest cinema chain.
The announcement covered the signing of an agreement for the sale and roll out of RGB+ Laser-light source upgrades and light engine clean for Barco projectors in 29 Omniplex auditoriums. The rollout across 24 Omniplex cinemas in Ireland and Northern Ireland will take place through the second half of 2019 and adds to the 2018 upgrade to Laser of 15 of Omniplex’s largest screens.
We are delighted to be embarking on this renewal project with CinemaNext. Brand-new laser RGB light sources provided by Cinionic will be used to retrofit existing Xenon lamp-powered projectors in many of our larger, predominantly 3D auditoriums. It will also mean no more lamp replacements in the upgraded projection booths, a 30% increase in light output and 78% less power consumption vs. Xenon lamp projection. Not only will we lower our operating costs, but we will also deliver a consistent moviegoing experience for Irish audiences.
Paul Anderson, Managing Director – Omniplex Cinema Group
We’ve enjoyed a lengthy partnership with Omniplex and are thrilled to be spearheading this retrofit project in collaboration with our manufacturer, Cinionic. By replacing their current lamp houses with a compact laser module, Omniplex will not only extend the lifespan of their existing projectors but also raise the bar on image quality with greater contrast, better uniformity and image consistency as part of their renewal strategy.
Jerry Murdoch, Country Manager – CinemaNext UK & Ireland
The Laser upgrade program with CinemaNext and Omniplex illustrates the ability to easily upgrade Barco Series 2 Xenon projectors with unparalleled efficiency and our world-class laser solutions. As we look to the future of cinema, Cinionic is poised to power exhibitors, such as Omniplex, with next-generation services elevating the exhibitor and moviegoer experience.