Barco Takes on Dataton with 4K Show Controller

barco-E2-png-0614Barco’s new E2 image processor features native 4K inputs and outputs and supporting 4K content at professional frame rates (up to 60p 4:4:4). The E2 is integrated with eight mixable PGM outputs and four scaled AUX outputs for full show control within a single box.

Whether native or scaled inputs, two connectors or four, this HDCP-compliant system manages it all. With 28 inputs and 14 outputs (eight PGM, two Multi-viewer and four scaled Aux outputs), the E2 system offers full show control in one box, including eight independent PIP mixers and a dedicated Multi-viewer.

The E2 is built to expand outputs but its inputs and layers can also be extended — the system is even capable of managing a blend of up to 32 4K projectors. With a linkable chassis, the E2 can expand its capabilities without requiring external routers to distribute the signals.

The E2 presets are stored on the chassis and can be controlled by any third-party systems. Multiple users can control the system simultaneously, and the API allows third-party developers to create custom control programs and interfaces.

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