New G100 Series From Barco Debuts as Entry-Level Projector Lineup

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Barco has announced the launch of its new budget-friendly G100 series of three laser projectors aimed at media-based attractions, like planetariums, theme parks and smaller events. The G100 is a single-chip projector with native WUXGA (1920×1200) resolution and includes three brightness variants: 16,000, 19,000 and 22,000 lumens. This high-brightness power enables advanced image quality to […]

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Fosway Group and Barco Find Virtual Classrooms Have Some Untapped Potential

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Ninety-seven percent of organizations are now using virtual classrooms to support learning and development, with over half (53%) reporting that they have proved to be their most successful learning platforms during the COVID-19 crisis. This data is part of new research conducted by Fosway Group, a European HR industry analyst, in partnership with Barco, a […]

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Barco Projectors Take Guinness World Record Title for Largest Projection of a Video Game

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Rentex and Barco (using the UDX-4K40 Flex projectors) set a record for the largest ever projection of a video game. This display, produced by LA-based Be Core, Inc., featured snowboarder Grant Giller playing Xbox’s Destiny 2. The spectacular live event was executed by 3D projection mapping leader, PaintScaping Inc. Projected at the top of Copper Mountain in […]

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Updated: Barco ‘Freezes’ Overture Control System Development

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Updated Nov. 16, 2020: I reached out to both Kevin Morrison, CEO and Frank Pellkofer, president, Utelogy Corporation for their thoughts and, interestingly enough, they praised Barco and the Overture system with this quote: “Barco is a fantastic company that make world class products. These are extraordinary times and companies across all industries including AV […]

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Cinionic Announces New SP2K Projector for Small Screens

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Cinionic, the Barco, CGS, and ALPD cinema joint venture, announced SP2K, the Barco Series 4 projector for smaller screens. The new lineup includes four new SP2K models ranging from 6,000 to 15,000 lumens, rounding out the Series 4 family. With this announcement, Cinionic makes its award-winning laser solutions accessible for every theater. Designed for smaller […]

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Barco Releases Trading Update for Q3 2020

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Today Barco (Euronext: BAR; Reuters: BARBt.BR; Bloomberg: BAR BB) announced the results for the third quarter ended 30 September 2020. Financial highlights 3Q20 Orders, versus 3Q19, declined to 157.6 million euro from 275.6 million euro Orders, versus 2Q20, increased 8.7% Order book as of 30 September 2020 stood at 299.1 million euro, 5.7% below end […]

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QSC Adds Q-SYS Control Plugins for Cisco and Barco ClickShare

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QSC today announced the availability of two new Q-SYS Control plugins, enabling integration and a consistent user experience for the Cisco conferencing and collaboration endpoints and the Barco ClickShare Conference family of devices within the Q-SYS Ecosystem. Both plugins are available through the Asset Manager portal within Q-SYS Designer Software. The Cisco In-Room plugin enables […]

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Yamaha Unified Communications Adds Barco to Strategic Partner Program

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Yamaha Unified Communications (UC) has added Barco to its Strategic Partner Program. As a strategic partner, customers can be assured that Yamaha’s YVC-200 Portable USB & Bluetooth Speakerphone, YVC-330 USB & Bluetooth Speakerphone and YVC-1000 Mic and Speaker System are tested and certified to combine effortlessly with Barco ClickShare Wireless Conference for a seamless Bring […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 1009: Watch This Videocast and Be Convinced to Join a Webinar I Host in Less than 2 Weeks!

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I rarely record podcasts or videocasts to promote webinars. The principle seems too “meta” to me — and if you don’t know what that means, don’t fret: I work around Gen Zers and millennials all day, so ask your kids. Back to this webinar thing — I think that this webinar I am doing on Oct. […]

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Barco Announces Partners for ClickShare Alliance Program

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Barco both announced and already has partners for its new ClickShare Alliance Program, including Logitech, Jabra, Vaddio and Yamaha. Together with key partners, Barco says it aims to bring better hybrid meetings, powered by the ClickShare portfolio and peripherals from alliance partners. As a result, customers can enjoy one simple, one-click wireless conferencing solutions with […]

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Barco and 3D perception Partner for Jet Simulator

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Barco and 3D perception, a designer of turn-key seamless visual display systems, have expanded their partnership with the adoption of Barco’s newest simulation projector for their latest multi-system contract for military jet trainers. “3D perception is recognized throughout our global industry for precision-driven and highly reliable, high-performance display systems,” says Knut Krogstad, CEO of 3D perception. “To […]

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Barco Goes Greener, Reaches 2020 Sustainability Target

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Barco just told rAVe that the company has actually reached its 2020 sustainability target on reducing the carbon footprint of its operations in the fiscal year 2019 — one year in advance. In 2016, Barco first set several five-year sustainability goals to be established by 2020 (compared to 2015). The primary targets were reducing the […]

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Barco May Have Just Set the Bar for Cloud — The Ad Industry Will Love This

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Barco just announced that its WallConnect Cloud, a new cloud-based remote monitoring and management platform for its video walls portfolio, is going live next month! WallConnect Cloud allows system integrators and AV dealers to monitor and diagnose their installed base of video walls, enabling them to remotely check the status, diagnose and control a number […]

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Barco Launches NexxisCare Software System to Manage ORs Remotely

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Barco launched NexxisCare, a software system that offers the capability to continuously manage ORs in multiple facilities remotely, anticipate issues and improve efficiency in surgical environments, whatever their size. In line with the trend toward big data use in clinical environments, NexxisCare is a flexible, cloud-based software system that enables connecting and managing multiple ORs […]

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VI-Grade Uses Barco Projectors for DYNAMIC Driving Simulator

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Barco and VI-grade, a provider turnkey dynamic driving simulators, continue their long-standing partnership using Barco projectors for the recently launched DiM250 DYNAMIC Driving Simulator. According to Barco, VI-grade leads the way in providing best-in-class software products and revolutionary turnkey solutions for static and dynamic driving simulators. Recently they launched their new DiM250 DYNAMIC Driving Simulator, […]

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A Recap of LAVNCH EMEA’s Collaboration Session

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What better LAVNCH EMEA session to recap on UCC Collaborative Day than the one titled “Collaboration Session?” I’m not being facetious — I was really excited to hear what this one would bring to light. And I was excited for the familiar faces in it: Jane Hammersley of Collabtech, Lieven Bertier of Barco, Nia Celestin […]

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LAVNCH EMEA Day 2: Hybrid Working Is Bursting With Opportunity

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We at rAVe were as excited about day two of LAVNCH EMEA — UCC Collaborative Day — as any other LAVNCH event we’ve hosted thus far. It’s like Chris Mcintyre-Brown of Futuresource said yesterday on ProAV Day and reiterated this morning: UC&C (unified communications and collaboration) is intertwined into every AV discussion today. How could […]

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Barco Now Offering New RGB Laser Rear-Projection Video Walls for Mission Control Rooms

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Barco just introduced its new generation RGB laser rear-projection video walls for the mission-critical control room market. According to the company, the Barco RGB Laser ODL series was introduced in 2016 and has been the flagship solution ever since. With the introduction of this newest generation laser engine, the ODL series now gets a major […]

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Barco Sales Decline 18% in First Half of 2020; Not Surprising Considering COVID-19 Impact

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There aren’t many public companies in our industry that only do AV. For example, familiar names like Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO), Logitech (NASDAQ: LOGI) and Poly (NYSE: PLT; formerly Plantronics and Polycom) are also public, but they have many offerings aside from ProAV. Belgium-based Barco is a $1 billion+ company that does ProAV exclusively — specializing […]

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Barco’s Virtual Classroom at UCL: A Case Study for the Future of All University Classrooms?

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Come fall 2020, every university will be approaching students’ return to campus a little differently. What’s clear is that the notion of the hybrid/HyFlex classroom (or whatever you want to call it) is rapidly gaining traction among the AV community — especially as we start to realize how integral audiovisual technology will be to the […]

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Barco Develops New Series of Medical Display Controllers

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Barco just launched a new series of medical display controllers. The MXRT-x700 series integrates the workflow support required for diagnostic imaging workstations as images often come from multiple modalities, both in color and in greyscale. The boards support higher refresh rates and resolutions than their predecessors to ensure compatibility with evolving protocols and modality requirements. […]

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CTOUCH, Barco and Kinly Deliver a Glimpse of “New Normal” Corporate Training

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CTOUCH, Barco and Kinly built a unique virtual training room at the CTOUCH office in Eindhoven, Netherlands. This is a unique look into what could become a new way to meet face-to-face without being in the same room. “At this moment, there are only a couple of these training facilities in the Netherlands,” said CTOUCH […]

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Barco Unveils 4K Matrix Switcher for Live Events and Permanent Installs

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Barco’s new PDS-4K is an 8 x 2 (+2) 4K matrix switcher with mixing program outputs for both live events and permanent installs. The PDS is base don the Barco Event Master platform and incorporates its Athena scaling technology for seamless mixing and switching. The PDS-4K is compatible with all the Barco visualization solutions and […]

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Barco Now Offering Two Services to Help Hospitals Manage Diagnostic Display Fleets

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Barco launched two new Connected services for healthcare customers: Barco DisplayCare and Barco ManagedCare. The Connected services offer a certified expert on Barco products as the single point of contact, who will support hospitals in managing their diagnostic display fleets. Barco Care Connected services have been specially set up to enable hospitals and other healthcare […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 969: Ever Wondered How Experiential Marketing, Entertainment or Amusement Park Venues Use AV?

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rAVe founder, Gary Kayye, has always been a giant fan of immersive entertainment experiences – ride simulations at amusement parks, experiential retail venues and immersive movie theaters. And, he’s always wondered what it takes, from an AV perspective, to design and integrate them. So, he asked Barco‘s own Leander Werbrouck, to join him to talk all-about-immersive experiences. If […]

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Premier Mounts Expands LED Mount Options for Barco XT

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Premier Mounts announced the expansion of its LED mounts product line with the new Convergent XT modular LED mount for Barco XT. Premier Mounts adds Barco to a long list of major LED manufacturers who have solutions that can be paired with Convergent. In the Fall of 2018, PM added to the Convergent product line […]

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Here’s a Glimpse Into How the ProAV Market is Doing

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On the third day of ISE last week, with little fanfare, Barco announced its 2019 earnings report while also commenting on how they think 2020 will play out. As we have very few publicly traded companies of this magnitude in the commercial AV space, I always appreciate Barco’s earnings report as it’s become a bellwether […]

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Barco Partners With Logitech to Combine ClickShare Conference

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Barco today announced its partnership with Logitech to combine ClickShare Conference with Logitech Video Collaboration products. ClickShare Conference is the latest product range in Barco’s highly appreciated ClickShare family. ClickShare Conference is all about wireless conferencing and BYOM (Bring Your Own Meeting), as it allows you to join any type of video conference from your […]

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Barco Uses the Cloud with Barco Insights Projection Management Platform

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Barco is launching a new cloud-based internet of things (IoT) solution for projector management. Called Barco Insights, Barco says it will simplify and facilitate remote monitoring and serviceability by cutting out time-consuming and error-prone manual administration thanks to the cloud-based storage of projectors’ usage data and light-source run-times. The live dashboards also give real-time information […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 958: So, What’s the Difference in the Barco ClickShare CS vs CX Series?

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This is a promoted post Last week, Barco launched a totally new series of ClickShare products dubbed the ClickShare Conference (the CX series); and, of course, Barco still has the CS series – the original wireless sharing products for presentation rooms. The new CX series is aimed at UCC spaces — watch this videocast with Barco’s VP of Channel Sales, Kurt DeYoung, […]

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Barco launches a secure way to share content beyond the control room

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Kortrijk, Belgium, 6 February 2019 – Barco, a world leader in control room solutions, has just released SecureStream, a new media streaming solution to easily and securely share content beyond the control room. Using a very intuitive user interface, control room operators can simply drag and drop video or data sources into a SecureStream channel, […]

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