Barco has teamed with Almo Professional A/V to invite AV professionals to experience the future of 4K now at the E4 AV Tour, coming to Atlanta, Ga. on April 27. Barco will showcase its latest products in the growing ClickShare wireless presentation family and its pioneering laser phosphor business projector during this event.
Now in its sixth year, the E4 tour has traveled to cities around the country to provide product, technical and business training needs to thousands of resellers and installers while creating the ideal forum for professional networking, industry-leading educational, and expansive product expo. Named the best Training, Consulting/Business Service, the E4 program offers AV professionals a full day of educational sessions worth InfoComm Renewal Units as well as exclusive access to the newest high energy AV products and services. To view a new video about the E4 AV Tour, click here.
Barco has been an avid sponsor and long-time participant of the event, showcasing its groundbreaking meeting solutions to a crowd of thousands each year.
“Thanks to our strong partnership, Barco plays an impactful role in the success of our E4 events, especially when it comes to bringing the newest AV equipment to attendees,” said Melody Craigmyle, vice president of marketing for Almo Professional A/V.”
This year, a special keynote by AV industry visionary and rAVe pubs founder Gary Kayye explains real versus pseudo 4K and how the industry can truly benefit from implementing 4K projection in the meeting room. Entitled “4K: No Myths, No Exaggerations – Just the Facts,” the presentation will be held during the General Session at 9:30am on Wednesday. Kayye will share the top four applications for 4K, presenting his session in real, live 4K using the Barco HDX-4K20 projector.
“The AV industry is riddled with misinformation about 4K including exaggerated specs, compatibility and performance,” comments Kayye. “Unfortunately, AV integrators are left to sort out what’s real 4K or simulated 4K, only to be left vulnerable to making serious mistakes.” Kayye will share information on everything an AV pro needs to know to specify, sell and integrate 4K systems right the first time.
Barco offers a host of corporate AV solutions designed to boost presentation quality and facilitate meaningful, effective collaboration in meeting rooms of all sizes. This year, the company introduced two new versions of ClickShare for smaller meeting rooms, capitalizing on the ad hoc or huddle space meeting space trend, rounding out is product line to address the knowledge-sharing needs of the entire organization.
CS-100 – The CS-100 is a stand-alone model with an HDMI output, that allows up to eight users to connect and, with one user sharing at a time.
CSE-200 – The CSE-200 is ideal for small- to medium-sized meeting rooms, and is designed for enterprise rollouts with enhanced security features, a wider range of connectivity options – including AirPlay support for non-HDCP content – and central management.
As part of Almo’s brand new E4 Experience workshops, Barco is sponsoring a unique CTS accredited workshop called, “Designing a Huddle Space” where integrators will have hands-on experiences featuring Barco’s ClickShare collaboration tool. In this real-world scenario, integrators will come away with a greater understanding of how to use these tools to share, collaborate and inspire. The workshop will take place at 11am, 1pm and 2:30pm. To learn more, click here.
F90 Laser Phosphor projector – Making its U.S. debut, the F90-W13 projector delivers stunning image quality using a laser phosphor light source, enabling presenters to deliver exceptional experiences while saving both time and money. This 13,000 lumens, single-chip DLP laser phosphor projector is designed for boardrooms, auditoriums, and public attractions, and delivers razor-sharp images with precise detail and highly saturated colors for presentations that impress.
“We highly value the opportunity to participate in the Almo E4 event, which is the ideal platform for demonstrating our latest meeting room solutions offering the utmost flexibility for information sharing across the enterprise,” comments Gary Fuller, vice president ProAV for Barco. “Our new ClickShare CS-100 and CSE-200, as well as our F90 laser phosphor projector, are ideal for modern work environments comprising everything from huddle spaces, to small meeting rooms and mid-size conference spaces.”
The E4 Atlanta event will take place on April 27, 2016 from 7:30 am to 4:15 pm at the Cobb Galleria Centre. It is an entirely free event, including parking, for Almo Pro A/V’s reseller, integrator and consultant partners. To register, go here.