Now, more than ever, home owners are looking for ways to adopt home entertainment technologies in more of their living spaces, to create unique experiences to share with friends and family. Barco Residential, together with our partners, is setting a new trend embodying more customized and architecturally integrated video solutions that go above and beyond what any mass-produced home theater solution can provide.
The perfect blend of superior cinema images and luxury architectural design
Jim Burns from Display Development, a key distribution partner and partner at CEDIA Expo, further explains: “Years of constant improvements −combined with feedback from videophiles − have started to change the perception of what ‘home theater’ is. The industry is shifting: what was once thought of as just home theater is now becoming home entertainment. Households are no longer looking for just any old home-theater-in-a-box that you can pick up at your local electronics store. Each residence has a different set of circumstances.
Barco is the first manufacturer to embrace this trend and keenly focus on a strategy for the residential market that pays homage to both the art and technology of cinema integration. Thanks to our collaboration with Barco Residential, we can demonstrate a unique level of image quality coupled with architectural design for the first time in our history at CEDIA. With Barco, we can deliver the technology and solutions to the custom integration channel to realize the client’s vision.”
Precision engineering and optics offer unequalled image quality
Barco Residential projectors are developed and manufactured in Belgium and Norway, designed from the ground up with one goal in mind – to show the best possible images in any setting. From purpose-built lenses and optics, to custom-made electronics processing boards, and now even complete solutions, where every component is selected to fulfill the architectural and performance requirements of a room and is custom integrated to work harmoniously together.
The new 6P flagship laser projector will be shown for the first time at the event in a dedicated theater on the booth. By harnessing direct laser technology (not to be confused with laser phosphor technology found in consumer products), it delivers superior image quality, increased contrast ratios, and vivid colors for a radically improved movie experience that’s unmatched in the industry. Barco’s 4K laser projectors are the first in the world to show 4K content at 60fps and 3D movies in full 4K resolution at exceptional brightness levels.
Experience home cinema at its finest
At CEDIA EXPO in Booth #1310, the showpiece will be the dedicated theater featuring the 4K 6P laser projector, coupled with an Auro 11.1 immersive sound system. DLP Cinema technology and DCI compliance ensure superior image quality and consistency. Featuring unique DCI content, this demonstration will deliver the ultimate home cinema experience on this year’s show floor.
Visitors can also see Barco’s residential projectors in action at booths hosted by Stewart Filmscreen (#3710), Screen Innovations (#5735), and Auro Technologies (Sound Room 17).
“Building on our long, successful history in digital cinema and post-production, we are focused on bringing truly exceptional image quality to the forefront, not just in dedicated home theaters, but throughout the finest private residences and yachts. This is where Barco truly excels,” comments Tim Sinnaeve, Director, Barco High End Residential. “We want to be much more than the creator of the world’s best projectors for the finest home theaters and media rooms. We bring innovative visual experiences to all areas of luxury residences, combining technology leadership with architecture and interior design. Together with our custom integration partners, we create fully integrated solutions that perfectly suit clients’ homes and lifestyles.”
The ultimate home office is just around the corner
One innovative example of this is Barco Residential’s vision for a high-end home office, a solution blending work with play. Featuring large custom designed, high-resolution screens, individuals can work with multiple content sources and freely arrange them on screen. The intuitive user interface integrates seamlessly with professional video conferencing tools or can be connected wirelessly via the Barco ClickShare presentation system.
See it live at CEDIA EXPO!
Visit Barco in Booth #1310 at CEDIA Expo 2015 from October 15-17, at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.