Barco’s Event Master Controller Enables Faster Show Programming

barco-master-event-controller-0216Barco has released the EC-200, a full-sized hardware controller that’s part of its Event Master series of screen management systems. Thanks to its new syntax-based programming, the EC-200 offers easier and faster show programming. The EC-200 event controller will be shipping from mid-February.

The EC-200 leverages the ease of use of its smaller brother, the EC-50 event controller, while adding a new syntax-based programming methodology that accelerates programming, offers immediate access to system resources, and streamlines show programming in a way that’s unique to the Event Master system. Redefining the way screen management is handled for large events, this new syntax-style programming greatly simplifies and speeds the operator’s job.

Compatible with both the S3-4K and E2 Event Master processors, the EC-200 is a stand-alone controller featuring a Linux-based operating system and a built-in Central Processing Unit (CPU). It brings the ability to have source, preset, layer, and destination selection at your fingertips, along with a trackball, dedicated programming section and two touchscreen displays. The EC-200 also provides instant access to switch sources live on program and enables users to select large groups of resources at the same time, and manipulate layers like never before.

The EC-200 gives users greater situational awareness and worry-free operation by enabling them to check more information simultaneously and know precisely what will happen next. The controller is the perfect tool for a wide range of shows – from a tradeshow booth, to a large corporate event, even for the largest music tours.

All the specs on the EC-200 are here.