Barco Champions 4K Collaboration Showcase at Almo E4 2017 Tour

Barco is teaming up with Almo Professional A/V to share its brand new UDX 4K large venue projector, the flagship ClickShare collaboration system and other revolutionary meeting room solutions at the “What Will Your Lightbulb Moment Be” E4 AV Tour now appearing across the nation.

The E4 tour is sweeping the nation to provide fresh, valuable product, technical and business training information to thousands of resellers and installers in the AV industry. The popular format features a full day of educational sessions while providing an ideal forum for professional networking, industry-leading educational and an expansive product expo presenting the newest high energy AV products and services.

As a perennial sponsor of the event, Barco contributes a wide array of game-changing meeting room solutions, including its latest 4K presentation solutions. Barco will supply its HDX-4K20 large venue projectors for a dual-screen 4K keynote session by AV industry visionary and rAVe Pubs founder Gary Kayye. Entitled “4K: No Myths, No Exaggerations – Just the Facts.” This popular talk explores real versus pseudo 4K, explaining how the industry can benefit from implementing 4K projection in the meeting room.

Kayye will also host a “Behind-the-4K-Screen: a Backstage Tour” for select visitor groups after each presentation.

Upcoming Almo E4 events are:

  • April 19th  in San Jose, CA
  • September 19th in New Jersey
  • October 3 in Irvine, CA

“Barco’s involvement in the E4 AV Tour is highly instrumental to the event’s success,” said Melody Craigmyle, vice president of marketing for Almo Professional A/V. “Having experienced the large engagement during the post keynote, behind-the-scenes tour of its 4K solutions in Chicago, as well as Barco’s sponsorship of the E4 Experience Collaboration Workshop, we are looking forward to another great success in San Jose and beyond.”

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Thanks to the growing demand around 4K, we are pleased to highlight our latest 4K solutions, the UDX 4K laser phosphor projector, CSE-800 wireless presentation and collaboration system and our F904K-13 projector at this year’s Almo E4 Tour.

Barco will debut its UDX 4K laser phosphor projector for large venues and events near the keynote session room for visitors to experience first-hand. The UDX platform enables rental companies and AV integrators to provide stunning experiences while saving both time and money. The UDX range combines high performance in a compact and rugged design. Five models deliver reliable, razor-sharp and high-brightness images to every type of event or venue. Watch a video of the new projector here.

Helping bring 4K to today’s boardrooms and conference rooms, our CSE-800 features 4K DCI, offering the ultimate image quality and flexibility. With a wireless connection to the central screen, up to eight users can share their content from a laptop, tablet or smartphone on-screen simultaneously. Moderation, blackboarding and annotation features enhance collaboration while improved security measures ensure data is protected. As the top-of-the-line model, it’s the ideal option for driving two projectors, two screens or a Double HD canvas.

In the projection realm, the F90-4K13 projector delivers stunning 4K UHD resolution using a laser phosphor light source to power exceptional experiences while saving both time and money. Featuring multiple lens options and orientations, it’s perfect for the most high-profile meeting and presentation environments.

“We are excited to share our latest meeting room technologies offering the ultimate 4K presentation experience to meeting rooms,” comments David Fitzgerald, vice president channels for Barco. “Today’s business professionals can elevate image quality and collaboration to new heights to showcase their ideas and information in the best light, impressing colleagues and customers alike.”

Of course, Barco is here.

Gary Kayye

About Gary Kayye

Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe Publications, is one of the most prominent personalities in the audiovisual industry. He has been a contributor to WIRED magazine and a technical advisor and columnist for Sound & Communications magazine as well as an opinionated columnist for rAVe [Publications] since 2003. In addition to his writing and market analysis, Gary has been a product, marketing and business operations consultant to dozens of AV companies in the U.S. and overseas. Clients have included companies such as Sony, Sharp, Epson, Lutron, InFocus, Sanyo, Mitsubishi, NEC and Philips.   Gary, who has been involved with the audiovisual market for over 20 years, was the recipient of the InfoComm 2003 Educator of the Year Award and the 2007 NSCA Instructor of the Year Award. Over the years, he has donated much of his time as an active volunteer in the AV industry’s trade association and served as chairman of InfoComm’s Professional Education & Training Committee (PETC), chairman of the ICIA Design School Committee and chairman of InfoComm’s Installation School Committee. In addition, he has served on the InfoComm board of governors. He also helped grow the InfoComm Projection Shoot-Out as the premiere AV industry trade show special event serving on the committee from 1991 through 1997, and was instrumental in launching the Shoot-Out in the European market at the Photokina Expo in 1994 and 1996 as well as the Asian market at the 1995 and 1997 INFOCOMM Asia shows.   Prior to founding his own company, Gary was vice president of sales and marketing for AMX Corporation (, a manufacturer specializing in professional AV and residential AV control systems. Prior to AMX, Gary spent nine years at Extron Electronics (, rising to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Gary earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987 from the University of North Carolina and is currently Adjunct Faculty at UNC in the School of Journalism teaching a class on how future technologies will affect the future of advertising, PR and marketing.   He is also the founder of Swim for Smiles, a non-profit that raises money for the N.C. Children’s Hospital through swimming and other fitness-related events for kids. You can contact him at