CAE selects Barco for long-term supply agreement of high-fidelity simulation projectors

barco1-0314Sacramento, Calif. USA – 30 November 2015 – Barco, a global leader in visualization technology, announced today that it has been awarded a two-year product supply agreement to provide Barco FL35 WQXGA LED/DLP® projectors to CAE, the global leader in training & simulation for civil aviation and defense forces. The projectors will be used in high-end helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft simulators.

“We are pleased to extend our relationship with Barco, which ensures our continued offering of comprehensive flight simulators with Barco LED projection technology to our existing as well as new potential customers,” says Robert Leclerc, Vice President, Global Engineering, Technology and Operations, CAE. “Barco brings significant value to our solutions, offering the highest quality projection supported by impeccable service by the Barco team.”

A combined reputation for excellence in flight simulation
With a formalized long-term partnership, CAE’s long history of collaboration with Barco will continue and enable the company to take advantage of the latest technological developments at Barco as they occur. Today, CAE offers its CAE 3000 Series of high-end helicopter flight and mission simulators and its CAE 7000 Series of Level D full-flight simulators with Barco FL35 LED projectors on board, ensuring that the highest fidelity training solutions are met for all market segments.

High image quality, low total cost of ownership
The Barco FL35 WQXGA LED/DLP® projector offers the world’s most stunning image with a pixel precision of 2,560 x 1,600, double the resolution, and 50 percent more brightness than any other LED projector. Barco’s unique frame rate processing and integrated adjustable SRP™ Smear Reduction Processing ensures smooth, fast-moving images. With no lamps or consumables and an unmatched 100,000 hour lifetime based on 1,000 ANSI lumens and 24/7 operation, the FL35 offers the lowest total cost of ownership for a projector of its kind.

“This is an important contract for Barco, representing the culmination of a strong, longstanding relationship with CAE over many years,” comments Dave Fluegeman, Vice President Simulation at Barco. “CAE’s investment in Barco is a clear indication that our efforts to keep maintenance costs low and image quality high and stable over time are appreciated. We look forward to continued collaboration with CAE as we deliver and support its world-class training systems,” concludes Fluegeman.
Learn more at I/ITSEC!
To learn more about Barco’s simulation projectors, visit us at Booth #1513 at I/ITSEC, November 30 – December 4th at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

About CAE
CAE is a global leader in the delivery of training for the civil aviation, defence and security, and healthcare markets. We design and integrate the industry’s most comprehensive training solutions, anchored by the knowledge and expertise of our 8,000 employees, our world-leading simulation technologies and a track record of service and technology innovation spanning seven decades. Our global presence is the broadest in the industry, with 160 sites and training locations in 35 countries, including our joint venture operations, and the world’s largest installed base of flight simulators. Each year, we train more than 120,000 civil and defence crewmembers, as well as thousands of healthcare professionals.  Follow us on Twitter @CAE_Inc

About Barco
Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops networked visualization products for the Entertainment, Enterprise and Healthcare markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and APAC. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with 3,300 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1.051 billion euro in 2014.