Barco snaps up XDC CineStore business

Barco is bolstering its digital cinema offering with the acquisition of the CineStore activities of cinema solutions provider XDC.

XDC specialises in graphical user interface design and theatre management systems. Barco hopes the acquisition of this knowledge will transform it from projection supplier to a provider of total cinema visualisation solutions.

“CineStore's activities are a strong, value-added complement to our existing digital cinema offering. Adding CineStore's skills and experience to our business will allow us to further strengthen our market position, while maintaining our key strong points of interoperability and highest image quality,” said Wim Buyens, VP Barco Digital Cinema. “We stand by our strategy not to be a VPF integrator. Instead, we will remain focused on supplying visualization technologies and products for the professional digital cinema community”.