Barco Improves UniSee Line, Releases UniSee 500

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Barco just expanded and improved the UniSee line of LCD video wall displays. You may recall that UniSee claims the world’s smallest optical seam, and almost eliminating the “black raster” that traditionally borders the content shown on LCD video walls. Now that the platform has been completely redesigned, Barco says the new UniSee has improved […]

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Barco and Culturespaces join forces to change the museum experience globally

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Belgium, Kortrijk, 17 December 2019 – Barco, global leader in the visualization industry, and Culturespaces are renewing and expanding their existing partnership. For the next three years, Barco will remain the exclusive provider of projectors for Culturespaces’ world-wide digital art exhibitions. The agreement reconfirms the ambition of both companies, each thought leaders in their own […]

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Barco Partners With Kaltura to Bring Video Platform to Classrooms

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Barco has parnered with Kaltura in a strategic partnership focused on the education and corporate training sectors. Under the partnership, Barco and Kaltura will focus on delivering Barco’s weConnect with Kaltura’s video platform in classrooms. By opening APIs between the two companies adaptable systems, educational institutes and business schools around the world will now have […]

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Barco to reveal the newest Coronis Fusion Display Systems, perfected for color imaging

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Kortrijk, Belgium, 26th November 2019 – Barco’s renowned multimodality display for radiologists, Coronis Fusion, now comes with calibrated and consistent color, improved energy efficiency, and lightweight design, along with clinical tools to increase accuracy and decrease reading times. This year at RSNA, booth 1329, Barco will showcase the new Coronis Fusion 6MP and 4MP solutions. […]

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Quarterly ClickShare firmware release takes security to a new level

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Kortrijk, Belgium, 16 December 2019 – With the release of ClickShare software update 1.9.1, Barco steps up security and functionality of its wireless presentation and collaboration system. Barco ClickShare products are designed with security, privacy and confidentiality in mind, and with every quarterly software release new features and fixes are added to the product range. […]

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Barco Announces Critical Security Update to ClickShare, Addressing Vulnerability Discovered by “Ethical Hackers”

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Barco announced this week that a security vulnerability was discovered within its ClickShare product, which is fixed with an update available immediately, ClickShare update 1.9.1. This vulnerability was discovered by security consultants F-Secure through a process known as “ethical hacking.” “In October of this year, consultants from reached out and shared that they had managed […]

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Barco announces new QAWeb Enterprise, the compliance and quality assurance solution for expanding healthcare enterprises

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Kortrijk, Belgium, 1st December 2019 – Built on the success of MediCal QAWeb, Barco introduces the brand new QAWeb Enterprise – a modern, cyber-secure, and fully-automated system that easily connects and manages quality and compliance of all facilities and workstations. Together with other new imaging innovations, Barco will present QAWeb Enterprise at RSNA (booth 1329) […]

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Barco Announces NEXXIS Partnerships in APAC

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Singapore – November 22, 2019: Barco, a market leader in visualization and collaboration technology, announced its partnership with six new partners across the Asia-Pacific region to deliver best-in-class digital experiences in Healthcare for its next-gen operating room video integration solution Nexxis™. Barco leverages Nexxis™, its video-over-IP platform for digital integration in the operating room to […]

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Barco Launches Canvas 3D Visualization System

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Barco has launched something called Canvas, a VR-based system that allows companies to conceptualize projects. The Canvas is applicable in all markets where 3D images are coupled with business objectives, with a focus on AEC (architecture, engineering and construction). Many VR users want to enhance their 3D visualization capabilities and shake off the disadvantages of […]

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Barco reveals Insights for the Digital OR at Medica 2019

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Precise images, efficient workflow, and real-time information are all essential components of the modern, digital operating room. This year at Medica (Hall 10, F67 booth), Barco will showcase our next-gen surgical solutions that embody the innovative technology and creative concepts to support better healthcare outcomes. The central information hub for the OR Barco’s new Smart […]

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Updated: New SilexPro ClickShow BYOD System Latest in Collaboration Tools Via Button

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We initially wrote this article and pointed out the similarities between this product and Barco’s ClickShare. Silex sent us an email with clarification regarding the two systems’ differences. We’ve included their response in the last section below.  SilexPro just announced something they’re calling the SilexPro ClickShow, a wireless BYOD system using, yep, a button. Available […]

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Barco Kindermann Lawsuit Dismissed

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The Duesseldorf District Court (Germany) just issued a preliminary ruling on the Barco Kindermann lawsuit — you may recall that Barco sued Kinderman in 2018 for patent infringement of their ClickShare. After launching its Klick & Show product during ISE 2018, Barco entered a lawsuit against Kindermann claiming, “copied” their wireless sharing patent. Yesterday, the […]

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Is Barco Buying Unilumin? I Believe It’s Just a Matter of Time 

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Barco just announced a strategic collaboration with Unilumin, a listed Chinese company that’s an LED manufacturer. Barco says it’s engaged in a wide-ranging partnership with Unilumin to secure a supply of LED display components, which allows broader penetration in its core markets with differentiated Barco LED visualization hardware and software solutions. But, isn’t it logical they will […]

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Meridian Details CEDIA Plans

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Boasting outstanding design and performance, Meridian’s range of audio solutions challenge conventions and redefine how people experience sound. At CEDIA Expo 2019, attendees will have the opportunity to experience Meridian’s range of High Resolution audio systems in action with Barco Residential on booth 3030. Meridian will be providing powerful audio to two areas of the […]

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Barco Books Over $560 Million in First Half of 2019, Net Income Is $45 Million

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There aren’t too many publicly traded companies in the pro AV market so when one announces earnings, it should be paid attention to as a bellwether of the market. Today Barco announced financial results for the six month period ended June 30, 2019. Orders and sales increased in each division resulting in a consolidated growth […]

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The Themes of InfoComm 2019

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Over the years I’ve been in this industry (this was my 33rd InfoComm — 34th annual show with InfoComm/AVIXA though as my first, back in 1987, the show was called COMTEC — before the name was changed to InfoComm in 1988), the show has evolved from a technology-based show to a product-based show and, more […]

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Gary Kayye’s Favorite InfoComm Booth Tours — and His LinkedIn LIVE Show Floor Tour, Too!

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I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE doing booth tours at trade shows. And, I try to do as many of them as possible at trade shows. I enjoy understanding the design and “flow” of the booth — and, a lot of manufacturers are now theming booths pretty creatively. But, MOST OF ALL, I love seeing all the […]

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Cineworld and Barco’s Cinionic to Install 1,000+ Laser Projectors Worldwide

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Cinionic, the Barco cinema joint venture, announces an expansion in its relationship with one of the world’s largest theater chains, Cineworld Group. Cinionic will illuminate Cineworld Group operated theaters in the U.S., EU and UK with enhanced services and award-winning portfolio of Barco laser projectors, including the newly launched Barco Series 4. Over the next […]

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Barco Opens Up Its XMS Cloud Management Platform for ClickShare and wePresent

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Barco is launching the XMS Cloud Management Platform for enterprise-grade device management. This cloud-based tool gives administrators the freedom to optimally manage a large fleet of ClickShare and wePresent units throughout the entire company from anywhere. Simultaneous with the launch of two new ClickShare products, Barco is promoting that their portfolio of wireless collaboration solutions […]

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LG Launched More Signage Displays, Including an 86″ In-Cell Touch

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LG Business Solutions’ In-Cell Touch interactive digital boards and ultra-slim-bezel displays for “virtually seamless” video walls headlined the InfoComm 2019 trade show this week. At InfoComm, LG’s debuted a new 86-inch Interactive Digital Board (IDB) with IPS In-Cell Touch technology. In-Cell Touch technology employs an innovative direct bonding process to virtually eliminate the gap between […]

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Barco Debuts ClickShare Desktop App

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Barco will add both a Windows and Mac Desktop App to the ClickShare product line in July. Launching the ClickShare Desktop App for PC and Mac was a logical next step for Barco as now you can use the ClickShare via the Button, the Desktop App or both. The experience of sharing with the virtual […]

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Barco Sells Medialon (Live Control) – Not Overture Though

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7thSense Design has reached an agreement in principle with Barco regarding the intended sale of the Medialon brand and ShowControl activities. The team behind 7thSense Design has led the acquisition to form a new company, Medialon Ltd., which will acquire the Medialon brand and ShowControl activities from Barco. The new company will join the 7thSense […]

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Barco’s E2 Processing Family Gets an Upgrade

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Barco just announced the next generation in the E2 processing family, a new expansion card and its standards-based fiber solution for 4K video transport (this is where Barco is doing AV-over-IP, by the way). This is a 10G AV-over-IP system. The newest addition to the E2 family features all the features of its predecessors such […]

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Draper to Intro AV Mounts and Structures for Leyard, Sony, Barco and DPI at InfoComm

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At InfoComm 2019, Draper is concentrating on AV mounts and structures with several universal solutions for LCD displays and custom structures for LED video walls. The Video Wall Mount is a cost-effective and simple way of building a video wall or mounting several screens in a row. Simply choose as many mounts as you need. […]

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Barco Adds Remote Management and Monitoring to Overture Control

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At InfoComm 2019 next week, Barco will announce that they’ve integrated remote monitoring and automated analytics to their Overture control platform. Adding an RMM solution that allows remote monitoring and control of these devices, will be a key marketing tool they will use to try to get adoption of Overture — mostly aimed at small […]

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AV Industry EOL: Planned Obsolescence (Part One)

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For all of the massive technology improvements and innovations within the AV industry, there is irony in the faster obsolescence of digital equipment compared to the analog age of AV, leaving customers vulnerable to unexpected end-of-life notifications of planned obsolescence at the discretion of the manufacturer and reducing the life-span of digital AV gear. In […]

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Cybersecurity and the Problem with OEMs

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Last year, Crestron was the focus of some cyber activists who found vulnerabilities in Crestron touch controllers that could theoretically allow someone to use touch screens to spy on the person in the same room. This was covered in a class at a hacktivist conference called DEFCON and subsequently was written up in WIRED Magazine. […]

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Barco’s New XT Series Indoor LEDs Are Wall-Mountable, 16:9, Feature Pixel Pitches from 0.9 to 1.99mm

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Barco just launched its newest LED series, dubbed the XT Series. The XT series is aimed at indoor applications including meeting rooms, lobbies and visitor centers, boardrooms, television studios, design centers and control rooms. Each cube is a native 16:9 aspect ratio, which does make it easier to make HD or UHD (4k) screens. It […]

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Barco and Vogel’s Partner to Release Curved Mounting Solution for UniSee

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Barco and mount specialist Vogel’s today announced a curved mounting solution for the Barco UniSee. While upholding the still-expected benefits of the Unisee: perfect alignment, easy servicing and no damage risk, it is now possible to set up and service the bezel-less LCD video wall in a curved way. The mounting system allows a concave […]

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IMAX Switches to Barco Projectors for Laser Upgrades

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Barco and IMAX Corporation announced the expansion of their international partnership to continue providing audiences with the next level of awe-inspiring, immersive cinematic experiences. The companies collaborated to launch IMAX’s new ground-breaking laser experience for commercial multiplexes, IMAX with Laser. IMAX and Barco’s partnership began in 2012 and together the companies have achieved remarkable results […]

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Two Companies Announced Earnings This Week

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Today, Barco announced their quarterly earnings that included booked orders of 269.0 million euro ($304 Million US) of incoming orders, an increase of 10 percent year-over-year. At constant currencies, orders were 6.1 percent higher compared to last year. Order book as of 31 March 2019 stood at 341 million euro, up 12.4 percent compared to […]

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