Barco expands its F-series range with a unique rugged laser phosphor projector

Kortrijk, Belgium, 2 February 2017 – Barco is expanding its F-series projection portfolio for the ProAV market with a unique rugged laser phosphor model. The F70 projector delivers long lifetime and reliability for fixed installations, ensuring reduced downtime and maintenance, and thus a lower total cost of ownership. Moreover, it provides constant brightness and color over a longer period of time. The two models set for launch at ISE 2017 offer 4K UHD and WUXGA native resolution and up to 8,000 lumens light output. The F70 will be shipping from Q2 2017 onwards.

“Professionals in the theme park, venue, and visitor attractions industry are continuously looking for ways to wow their audiences and, at the same time, reduce setup time, downtime, and cost,” comments Peter Pauwels, Director of Strategic Marketing at Barco. “The versatile F70 projector meets these demands through its 4K performance, long lifetime, reliable performance in terms of brightness and color, installation freedom, and low total cost of ownership.”

The F70 projector is a perfect fit for fixed installation in a wide variety of venues and visitor attractions such as museums, theme parks, auditoriums, and science centers. And thanks to its motion platform compatibility, it’s a perfect match for theme park dark rides. The projector enables customers to treat their audiences to compelling experiences that leave a lasting impression.

Just like for the Barco F90 projectors, Barco Pulse processing is the beating heart of the F70. In addition to an intuitive user interface, Barco Pulse’s unique Single Step Processing (SSPTM) technology enables the F70 projector to achieve 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) resolution in only one step. So, you benefit from a sharper image and much higher overall image quality with less latency compared to other products on the market.

The F70 enables users to increase uptime while driving costs down. The laser phosphor light source provides a long lifetime of up to 60,000 hours and eliminates the need for lamp replacements. This reduces maintenance significantly and results in considerable cost-savings.

Another benefit of the laser phosphor light source is that it enables the F70 projector to run in any orientation, for more installation flexibility. What’s more, it shares its user interface and FLD and FLD+ lens portfolio with the other Barco F-series projectors. So, users who are already familiar with Barco’s F series will integrate the F70 in a snap.

Flexibility, freedom, and 4K UHD resolution are the special ingredients of Barco’s F-series projector range. With the launch of the F70, Barco is expanding this projection family to address various brightness and resolution needs.

The eye-catcher of this year’s Barco booth at ISE will be the F70 projector mounted on a moving, robotic arm. This setup demonstrates that the F70 has no mounting angle restrictions and can be rotated 360 degrees. Tested and certified up to 3G, the projector is perfectly suited for motion-based projection in dark rides and simulators. The F70 will project onto a model of Barco’s ‘One Campus’ headquarters, in combination with five F90 projectors.

Check it out at booth 12-F100 at the ISE trade show, RAI Amsterdam, The Netherlands, from 7 – 10 February.