Barco Launches Fog Generator

Barco announced the FQ-100, a professional foFog-Generator-0210g generator designed for the nightclub, theatrical and touring industries as well as Rental/Staging. With the ability to produce any atmosphere from dense fog to fine mist, the new FQ-100 uses the legendary Atmospheres Fog Generating fluid. Barco says this scientifically formulated fluid is specially designed to provide a dense, safe, water-based fog comprised of fine particulates. Users can select between two fluid types, allowing for either quick dissipation or lingering haze.

Barco says FQ-100 Performance Fog Generator is purpose-built for professionals who demand a high degree of reliability in their stage and studio fog machines (Editor’s note: so if you don’t require a high degree of reliability, I guess buy a cheaper fog machine?). It operates at very low noise levels, making it ideal for theatrical and studio work. The unit includes an internal LCD digital menu system that enables users to set the volume control, timer control, and various DMX functions as desired. In addition, the FQ-100 is available in either 100-120 VAC or 200-240 VAC models. Both utilize the same 9.5 liter (2.5 gallon) removable fluid reservoir as the original F-100.
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(Columnist’s note – the “Editor’s note” isn’t mine… )
There are lots of levels of fog machine out there, and this one sounds pretty good – although, having had a set of BarcoGraphics 9200s severely damaged by fog fluid at one time, I find it interesting that this comes from Barco… I’ve tried to keep projectors and hazers or foggers as widely separated as possible since I made that mistake – but now I can’t even keep them separated in my manufacturers catalogs. 😉