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Cinema projector Barco DP2K-20C

Compact DLP Barco Alchemy Cinema integrated projector for screens up to 20m (65ft).


  • The Barco Alchemy DP2K-20C is a compact and fully integrated digital cinema projector for theaters with screens up to 20m (65ft) wide, based on Texas Instruments' 0.98” DLP Cinema® chip. It ensures a first-class movie experience with consistent picture brightness, rich contrast and vibrant colors. By merging the projector and media server functionalities into one projector module, the DP2K-20C Barco Alchemy projector is a full-fledged, DCI-compliant projector and media-server solution with on-board storage. Reducing the required hardware, it increases simplicity and reliability.

    The smart projector even detects potential operational errors and warns users in case of mishaps. Great in TMS environments, it operates stand-alone in single-screen applications. Thanks to the embedded Barco Web Commander user interface, shows can be created and scheduled remotely.

    Low cost of ownership

    Geared with the integrated Barco Alchemy technology that drives operational and maintenance costs down, the DP2K-20C offers superior image processing, pristine images and ultimate reliability at a low TCO. 

    Easy maintenance and operation

    The DP2K-20C comes with the intuitive ‘Barco Web Commander’ user interface for easy operation. It detects potential operational errors and warns users if, for instance, a scheduled show is missing assets or KDMs. It also has a modular architecture for simple serviceability and higher uptime. 

    The DP2K-20C projector is also available in a package with a third-party media server and it can be ordered without the Barco Alchemy module as well.

    Unique benefits of Barco Alchemy technology

    • Combines media server functionalities with cinema processing electronics
    • Fewer boxes lead to more reliability and ease-of-use 
    • Simple operation thanks to intuitive ‘Barco Web Commander’ user interface 
    • Easy upgrading of Series 2 projectors with Barco Alchemy module


    • Budget-friendly solution with minimal cost of ownership thanks to integrated Barco Alchemy technology, low lamp operating cost, re-usable filters, low maintenance, etc.
    • Maximum ease-of-use through intuitive ‘Barco Web Commander’ screen management system, running via a web browser
    • Barco Web Commander also runs on iOS and Android tablets via the free ‘Barco CineMate’ app
    • Barco Communicator for simple configuration and updates of all modules in the projector
    • Consistent image quality and brightness thanks to the proprietary sealed engine and advanced DMD cooling
    • Easy installation and maintenance thanks to proven modular design and shared components with the other Barco DP2K B-series projectors

    Digital MicroMirror Device™

    3 x 0.98” DC2K dark metal devices

    Native resolution

    2,048 x 1,080 pixels


    Hermetically sealed DMDs and optical assembly


    1.2kW - 4kW

    Light output

    18,500 lumens

    Screen size

    Up to 20m / 65ft wide (screen gain 1.8 @ 14ftl)

    Contrast ratio


    Prime lenses

    1.2 - 1.8 
    1.4 - 2.05 
    1.6 - 2.5 
    1.95 - 3.2 
    2.4 - 3.9

    Control I/O

    3x Ethernet
    8x GPIO (DB 25)
    3D interface
    USB RS-232 interface (DB9)

    Integrated Cinema Media Processor

    DCI 4K 2D up to 60fps*
    DCI 4K 3D (24 or 30 fps per eye)*
    DCI High Frame Rates 2K 3D up to 120fps (60fps per eye)
    JPEG 2000 bit-rates up to 625Mbps
    Dual-channel color-correction
    MPEG-2 (4:2:0 and 4:2:2 up to 60fps)
    2x Displayport
    2x 3G-SDI inputs
    1x HDMI 1.4a (up to 4K 2D 24fps, support for BluRay 3D)
    16x AES/EBU audio channels (2x RJ45)
    8x GPI, 8x GPO (4x RJ45)
    2x Gbe for content connectivity & ingest
    2x front-accessible USB 3.0 for fast ingest
    2x front-accessible USB 2.0
    Video watermarking: Civolution NexGuard
    Audio watermarking: Civolution
    Closed captioning devices: Support for SMPTE 430-10 
    * 4K 24fps is standard. For 4K 60 fps / 4K 3D on ICMP upgrade modules a license is required. Newly-built 4K Barco Alchemy projectors have the license standard included.

    Integrated storage

    1.9TB effective storage (RAID-5) / 3x 1TB Hot-swappable 2.5" hard-drives
    3.9TB effective storage (RAID-5) / 3x 2TB Hot-swappable 2.5" hard-drives

    Barco Web Commander

    Projector Dashboard
    Projector Control Board
    Show Player/Editor/Scheduler
    Automation, 3D, Ingest
    Dynamic DCP playlists & intermission
    TMS integration
    Smart Projector Status
    Via HTML5 web-browsers including iOS & Android tablets
    Dual projector 3D: passive and active
    Auro 11.1 decoding

    Barco Communicator

    Projector installation & configuration
    Projector update & maintenance

    Projector diagnostics

    Via Integrated Media Server 
    via Communicator control software 
    via SNMP agent

    Power requirements



    558(H) x 694(W) x 1034(D) mm 
    22.0(H) x 27.3(W) x 40.7(D) inch 
    NB.: min. 5 cm of air inlet spacing required at the bottom of projector


    102kg (225lbs)

    Ambient temperature

    35°C / 95°F Max.

    Exhaust airflow

    240 – 280 cfm (6,8 – 8 m³/min)


    Barco CineMate App (iOS & Android) - free 
    3D add-ons
    Touch screen monitor, inc. Barco Commander & Communicator
    CineCare Web
    Auro 11.1 license
    Barco Escape license
    Dual-projector license
    Live 3D***
    *** Software roadmap


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