Barco releases award-winning Corporate AV projectors as BIM objects

ise-barcoKortrijk, Belgium, 11 March 2014 – Barco, a leader in professional meeting room visualization and collaboration technology, is pleased to announce that its award-winning Corporate AV projectors will be available as BIM objects as of today. Now, consultants, architects and designers will have quick access to complete and detailed product information to easily integrate the Barco projectors from the very start of their design phase.

”Making our new range of Corporate AV projectors available as BIM objects was the next logical step for us in the Corporate AV industry,” says Bram Dieryckx, Director Product Management Projection for Barco. “Simplicity is key for our Corporate AV projectors – and by making them available as BIM objects we can simplify our customers’ planning processes in the design and specification phase.”

True ease-of-use
The Barco Present projectors for Corporate AV won the 2014 InAVation Award for ’Most InAVative Projector’ and were lauded for combining unrivaled ease-of-use with increased productivity and business efficiency. The extensive range comprises single-chip and three-chip DLP® business projectors – with brightness levels from 5,000 up to 10,000 lumens, and a wide choice in resolutions from XGA to WQXGA.

Highly detailed BIM objects

The face-based BIM objects include features such as exchangeable lenses, AV planning, MEP connections, throw ranges and no-go zones. The BIM objects contain such a high level of detail, that consultants, architects and designers can get a complete bill of materials directly from their BIM software. “We have managed to visually re-create the elegant design of Barco’s projectors, however – the complete package is what’s important. Engineers and planners will have great use of the highly detailed BIM objects,” says Ben O’Donnell, CTO at BIMobject AB.

Free download
All BIM objects will be avaible for free on the BIMobject® portal and on the download pages of the Barco Corporate AV projectors on

About BIMobject®
BIMobject® is a game changer for the construction industry worldwide with its cloud based Portal offering development, maintenance and syndication of digital replicas – BIM objects – of manufactured building and interior products.

The marketing and pre-sales services associated with the Portal are channelled and integrated, through specialised software, into CAD/BIM applications to create a business-to-business communication across the globe.

Manufacturers use BIMobject® to promote and deliver their products directly into BIM processes enabling their products to be selected and generate a real improvement in sales.

BIMobject® – Winner for the Red Herring Europe Top 100 Award 2013, Winner for the 2013 Red Herring 100 Global Award and Winner of the IAIR EUROPEAN AWARDS 2013!

BIMobject AB – a public company listed on NASDAQ OMX First North: Share Ticker: BIM

About Barco
Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops visualization products for a variety of selected professional markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with 4,000 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1.158 billion euro in 2013.