Barco Records $460 Million Q1 and Q2 Combined — Tracking Only $40 Million Behind 2019

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Orders for the first half of 2021 for Barco were significantly above the same period of 2020 driven, according to Barco, by strong demand growth for healthcare and entertainment and continued to demonstrate quarter-to-quarter improvements. However, the conversion of orders to sales was hindered by prolonged pandemic-induced restrictions (Entertainment and Enterprise) and, to a lesser extent, […]

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ISE 2021: Andrew Dowsett of Barco Explains Why Its Stand Looks a Little Different This Year

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London-based AV consultant Gordon Dutch and Andrew Dowsett from Barco met up to discuss the differences between pre-coronavirus Barco booths versus today. Andrew discussed Barco presentations happening later in the day such as “The Future of Virtualizations” discussion, which covered where AV tech will go post-COVID and the future of technology Barco offers. Andrew also […]

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ISE 2021: John Hooker of Lang UK Gives a Booth Tour at London Show

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At this booth, London-based AV consultant Gordon Dutch talks with John Hooker, the managing director of Lang UK at the ISE 2021 stop in London. This show took place at the London Road Show Live. View it below: Products Discussed: Barco G100-W22: Brightest single-chip project, just recently launched. Offers a transparent display. Great for system […]

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Mike Blackman Talks Digital and In-Person ISE 2021 With Gordon Dutch

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After a successful ISE London 2021, Gordon Dutch, CEO of Re-Sauce Sales & Business Consultancy, sat down (virtually) with Mike Blackman, managing director of Integrated Systems Events to discuss the event. Representing rAVe [PUBS], Gordon successfully snagged the first interview after ISE 2021 with Mike to discuss all the virtual and in-person show details. ISE […]

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Barco Debuts Medical-Grade Display for Digital Histopathology Market

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Barco debuted the MDPC-8127, its first medical-grade display designed exclusively for the digital histopathology market. The fast, 8MP, ultra-high-definition display has received regulatory clearance as a medical device, including use for primary diagnosis. A unique advantage: It’s compatible with multiple whole slide imaging systems. The field of pathology is facing a worldwide crisis, due to […]

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Barco Introduces Next Generation of UniSee LCD Video Walls

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Barco introduced the next generation of its high-brightness Barco UniSee LCD video wall. This is the last step in the full LCD video wall portfolio renewal. This new generation builds on the unique strengths of Barco UniSee and further optimizes the state-of-the-art image quality for use in a broader range of applications. The next generation […]

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Wilmington plc Launches Digital Classroom for Education and Networking Services

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Wilmington plc, global provider of information, education and networking services, has officially launched a state-of-the-art Digital Classroom. The Digital Classroom provides a highly engaging, broadcast-quality remote teaching experience for its thousands of worldwide customers, students and members. Enabled by Barco and its virtual classroom solution, weConnect, the Digital Classroom is designed to provide an immersive experience that […]

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The ISE Barcelona Numbers Are In — Smiles All Around!

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ISE Live & Online (June 1 and 2) closed its doors at the Fira de Barcelona after a successful two-day physical exhibition, with face-to-face attendees perusing about 55 booths, in-person keynotes and roundtables as well as a concurrent ISE Digital program. You can find rAVe’s coverage of ISE 2021 in Barcelona here. “This event is […]

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Barco Intros ClickShare Present Family

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Barco just expanded the ClickShare family with two new models in what the company is calling the ClickShare Present family. The entry-level C-5 is designed for huddle spaces and small meeting rooms, offering simply wireless 4K content sharing. The high-end C-10 is for interactive collaboration in any meeting space, adds better video performance (higher video […]

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Norwegian Art Museum Partners With Barco for Northern Lights Exhibit

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Tourists from all over the world travel to Norway to witness the northern lights or aurora borealis. However, due to its unpredictable nature, the northern lights spectacle can easily be missed. An alternative is the Artic University Museum in Tromsø, Norway. It’s the only place in the world where you can see the northern lights […]

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Shure and Barco Partner for Conference Clarity Solutions

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The Shure Audio Ecosystem now pairs with Barco ClickShare Conference, allowing customers to combine high-quality audio for remote communication with easy-to-use wireless in any meeting space. ​Shure and ClickShare work with leading third-party video conferencing platforms, including Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex and many others. Benefits​ include: Ready for any collaboration platform from your device ​ The […]

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Barco and L-Acoustics Combine for Amazing Exhibit in NYC

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ARTECHOUSE NYC, located in a never previously occupied boiler room beneath the iconic Chelsea Market, is one of the most unique art destinations and experiences in New York City. Despite its century-old confines, ARTECHOUSE is an innovative space for immersive and interactive art exhibitions dedicated to providing the most advanced platforms for genre-pushing artists experimenting […]

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Barco Projection and Igelkott Studios Create Next-Generation Car Scene Solution

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In 2019, Eric Hasso from Igelkott Studios, a company specializing in car scene productions, and Vello Hermann, Barco projection specialist at Projection Pro Image, joined forces to create next-generation digital car scene solutions. They believed it was time to complement the traditional trailing solutions with new technologies and techniques. For the first time, it’s possible […]

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Barco Intros Next Generation of OverView LCD View Wall Displays

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Barco just announced the next generation of its OverView range LCD video walls. The new OverView LVD-5521C and OverView KVD-5521C evolve the existing Overview LCD range and can now be remotely monitored and controlled and support 4K streaming content. These new features make this series even more suitable for a wider range of applications, including control rooms, broadcast studios, corporate lobbies, experience centers and […]

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Barco Intros Secure, Cloud-Based Collaboration Solution for Surgery Called NexxisLive

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Barco just launched NexxisLive, a collaboration solution for surgery. NexxisLive is a secure cloud-based software platform that makes it possible to involve the right people for any type of surgical intervention, wherever they are. As in many other professions, remote collaboration provides surgeons with a quick and flexible solution to offer or consult medical and technical knowledge, without losing time […]

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Nureva’s HDL200 Audio Conferencing System Now Certified for Barco ClickShare Conference

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Nureva announced that its HDL200 audio conferencing system is now certified for Barco ClickShare Conference. In December 2020, the HDL300 and Dual HDL300 systems also received certification. Together, Nureva and Barco now bring a platform-agnostic collaboration systems in more sizes and configurations of hybrid meeting or classroom environments through Barco’s BYOM (Bring Your Own Meeting) […]

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Barco and IMAX Corporation Expand Laser Cinema Partnership

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Barco and IMAX Corporation have announced the further expansion of their long-standing relationship. The goal is to reinforce the provision of laser cinema experiences to audiences worldwide. As part of the expansion of their ongoing partnership, the companies will now collaborate on optimizing the use of Barco’s latest laser light source technology to help power […]

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Planetarium of Brussels Opens Renovated Dome With Barco Projectors

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Today, the Planetarium of Brussels opens its newly renovated dome equipped with eight Barco projectors installed by RSA Cosmos along with the latest version of their powerful astronomical software, SkyExplorer 2021. The new installation will provide visitors with a 360° journey through the universe. The project is the result of a collaboration between the Planetarium […]

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Barco Provides Projection Technology for Infinity des Lumières

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Barco has provided projection technology for a new immersive art center, Infinity des Lumières, in Dubai (UAE). The new digital art center will allow visitors and residents of the UAE to discover a novel approach to experiencing art. The first set of digital immersive shows, starting in 2021, will focus on the masterpieces of coveted […]

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Barco Releases Newest Generation of UniSee 500 LCD Video Wall System

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Barco just launched the second generation of its UniSee 500 LCD video wall system aimed at control rooms, corporate lobbies, meeting rooms and television studios. The Barco UniSee LCD video wall platform claims the world’s smallest optical seam and almost eliminates the “grids” that traditionally interrupt content shown on LCD video walls. The platform was […]

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Barco Receives Upgraded MSCI ESG Rating — Now an AA Company

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Barco accomplished another step in its sustainability ratings. With an upgrade in the MSCI ESG rating from A to AA, the company is now in the top 12% sustainability performers in the industry. MSCI is a global rating agency. Its ESG rating is designed to measure a company’s resilience to long-term, industry material environmental, social […]

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Barco Bets on a Future Filled With Services

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Barco announced the launch of an updated service program that the company says reinforces the its commitment toward its partners and end users. The service framework has been rebranded and the offerings have been revised. “At Barco, we focus on our customer’s needs in everything we do”, said Jan De Witte, Barco CEO. “First and […]

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Barco Adds In-Wall Consoles for Hospital Operating Rooms

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After having integrated 4K and 3D imaging within Nexxis’ functionalities, Barco expands its medical product portfolio with a family of in-wall consoles for the operating room. Just like Barco’s other surgical displays, the MDMX series can be added on a plug-and-play basis to any new or existing Nexxis integration. Every year, more things are possible […]

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UPDATED: Borgarting Appeals Court Acquits Norxe AS of Intellectual Property Claims Made by Barco

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Update: Inge Govaerts, corporate public relations manager at Barco, sent rAVe the following statement Tuesday: “It has been a tough case for both parties, but the starting point has been that it was believed that there was such clear evidence of objectionable actions that the outcome was a trial. Barco is of course disappointed not […]

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Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2021 Edition

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Welcome to my 21st annual Kayye’s Krystal Ball! I love writing this annual predictions article — it’s both humbling and rewarding. It requires me to stop and research anything new, evaluate the potential impact it will have and then articulate it in a way that matters to readers. If you’re a regular reader of my […]

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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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