Barco Debuts 35K Lumen Projector


Barco has expanded its projection portfolio for rental and staging and house of worship markets with a brand-new three-chip DLP projector with a specified brightness level of 35,000 lumens. Dubbed the HDQ-4K35, this projector is capable of showing native 4K content at 60 Hz frame rates. It has an integrated design with internal power supply, […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up: June 6, 2014


Happy Friday, and once again, we have the Weekly Wrap-Up for you. Every Friday we post this past week’s most important news stories in case you missed them or so you can get a second look. As we are getting ready for InfoComm 2014 we posted a preview of THE GAME 5.0 at this year’s […]

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Barco Brings New Narrow Bezel LCDs With Embedded Processor to InfoComm


Barco will launch a new range of tiled, ultra-narrow bezel LCD video walls at InfoComm. The Full-HD (1080p) 46” and 55” LCD panels, with light outputs spec’d at 700 and 500 cd/m², address the needs of customers in a wide range of applications, such as control rooms, broadcast, signage, meeting rooms and rental & staging. […]

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Barco Intros Entry-Level Narrow-Bezel LCD displays for Tiled Video Walls


The new Barco OverView EVD-4621 is designed for use in non-24/7 environments, including meeting rooms, stores, advertising, and communications. This new model adds to Barco’s existing narrow-bezel LCD display portfolio, which now offers a solution for every application and budget. The OverView EVD-4621 is a 46” LCD that uses a 1080p native display with a […]

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Audience Entertainment Discusses Interactive Digital Cinema


By Matt Brennesholtz Display Central Audience Entertainment and Barco announced on March 18th a partnership creating a new interactive technology platform for moviegoers called iD — Interactive Dimension. iD builds upon digital projection and 3D technology to create a new cinema environment allowing moviegoers to physically connect and control the screen’s content the moment they […]

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Hospitals Look to Patient Engagement to Meet Healthcare Delivery Challenges


By Stephane Willaert Vice President Strategic Marketing, Healthcare IT Solutions for Barco Today’s hospitals are facing a sea change in the healthcare industry as a result of increasing pressures to deliver quality care to millions of newly insured patients gaining access under the new Affordable Care Act. Compounding the problem is the need to keep […]

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Barco Becomes First Projector Manufacturer to Issue All ProAV Projectors as BIM Objects


Barco told rAVe today that all its corporate AV projector line will be available as BIM objects starting immediately. Now consultants, architects and designers will have quick access to complete and detailed product information to easily integrate the Barco projectors from the very start of their design phase. The Barco Present projectors for corporate AV […]

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Barco Enters Digital Signage Market in Big Way with Acquisition of X2O Media


Barco today announces the acquisition of Montreal (Canada) based enterprise communication specialist X2O Media. In line with Barco’s strategy to move beyond display and projection technology, this acquisition expands the portfolio with a complete solution to deliver enhanced and cross-divisional content distribution and workflow, based on advanced networking and connectivity capabilities. Best known, recently, as […]

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BARCO Sees Vision for Social Media Command and Control Systems


Command and control systems have traditionally been designed, built and marketed towards governments, utilities and security applications where 24/7/365 monitoring could mean the difference between life and death. But Barco’s Senior VP and GM Industrial & Government Jacques Bertrand explained that the future of command and control includes corporate social media marketing and monitoring as […]

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Barco Intros Lossless Encoding/Decoding


Barco’s new version of its TransForm N system is the NGS-D200 video-to-data (V2D) encoder/decoder that’s capable of streaming graphics of up to 4 megapixels across networks. Barco’s TransForm N networked visualization system is an information distribution system that can distribute content from an infinite number of sources to an infinite number of displays. Simply connect […]

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A Merger Done Right: Barco and projectiondesign Celebrate First Birthday


I was honored to be invited to be the MC for the first birthday celebration of the merger between Barco and projectiondesign this morning; but, problem was, I was nervous. After 20-some years of interviewing all sorts of industry experts, pundits, executives and spokespeople, I can’t remember having more butterflies than I had this morning […]

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Barco LiveDots Intros LCD-based Indoor and Outdoor Advertisement Kiosks


Barco LiveDots has expanded its portfolio with a new family of LCD-based advertisement kiosks. Targeted to the retail and advertising market, the brand-new range consists of five displays. Available as single- or double-sided displays for both floor- and wall-mounted setups, the LCD55ix (indoor, 55 inch), LCD55ox (outdoor, 55 inch), LCD72ix (indoor, 72 inch) and LCD72ox […]

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Barco Introduces Video Wall for Big Data Collaboration and Monitoring


Barco’s new OverView Seamless Videowall (OSV) series is a large panoramic seamless canvas that can display a mix of data and video in high quality without the distraction of seams or bezels. This curved display suits the visualization needs of a multitude of applications — from crisis operations rooms, to brainstorming and planning rooms, to […]

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Mersive Takes on Crestron (and Barco)


In a challenge to Crestron’s AirMedia wireless room system and Barco’s ClickShare, Mersive has taken an aggressive approach to marketing its Solstice software-based solution. In calling the Crestron AirMedia a, “proprietary piece of hardware” and “difficult to update or maintain,” Mersive is pitting itself against a giant in room control and signal distribution. Mersive even […]

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Barco Adds to ClickShare Product Line With New Smaller Version


Since its introduction, ClickShare (the industry’s first totally wireless room collaboration system that allows all participants to share their content on the central meeting room screen at the click of a button) over a year ago, we’ve said over and over that this was a system that would change the signal routing market forever. Certainly, […]

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Almo Pro A/V Closes Year with 4th Record-Setting E4 AV Tour Stop


The New Jersey version of the Almo Pro A/V E4 AV Tour was held last week in the Meadowlands Exposition Center and not only did it set an attendance record for a New York area show, at over 600, but it was also an all-time attendance record for the four year AV Tour. If you’re […]

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The Evolution of Large-Venue Projection: Is Laser the Next Frontier?


By Richard Marples Strategic Marketing Director, Venues & Attractions for Barco The entertainment world has a virtually unquenchable thirst for innovative media, embracing new technologies as soon as they’re introduced to power their creative visions. Today’s large venue projectors have evolved in technical sophistication to the point whereby visual entertainment is limited only by show […]

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rAVe Scoop: Barco Introduces Three New High-Brightness Projector Lines


Over the next ten days, Barco will introduce a series of new products for its corporate audiovisual line, including three new projector families — the Present line, the Collaborate line and the Impress line. The Present line is a series of one-chip DLP projectors ranging in brightness from 5,000 lumens up to 10,000 lumens. They […]

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Smart Infrastructures are Changing Control Room Visualization Needs


By Peter Bussens Director of Segment Marketing, Barco Control Rooms Growing urbanization presents new demands Today, we are finding ourselves in the midst of a rapid migration of society from the rural countryside to bustling cities. Only 200 years ago, most of the world’s population lived in the outlying areas, with only three percent calling […]

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Barco Adds 16:9 LED Video Wall Displays to Economical OverView M Series


Barco has just released two new rear-projection video wall cubes in the OverView M series. The OverView MVL-621 and OverView MVL-721 are industry-standard modules with full HD resolution and screen diameters of 60” and 70”, respectively. These 16:9 models complete the OverView M series, which already features three 4:3 models. Barco’s OverView M series is […]

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Barco LiveDots Adds 14-Millimeter Transparent LED


Barco LiveDots has introduced the V14m, a 14-millimeter pixel pitch transparent LED display specified at 4300 nits brightness and a contrast of 6000:1. Designed for the rental and staging market, the V14m is a lightweight LED display that is easy to set up thanks to its special magnetic V-lock, which the company says significantly reduces […]

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FVC to distribute Barco’s ClickShare meeting room presentation system in the Middle East and North Africa


Kortrijk, 24 June 2013 – Visualization expert Barco has signed a deal with FVC for the distribution of ClickShare. FVC, a leading Value Added Distributor in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA), will be distributing Barco’s wireless presentation and collaboration system across the Middle East, North Africa, Kenya and Nigeria. As a leading VAD […]

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Venuetech and Barco LiveDots sign an exclusive distributor partnership for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Deira, 17 June 2013 – Barco LiveDots, a Barco company, has entered into a strategic partnership with Dubai-based audiovisual expert Venuetech. Venuetech will be the exclusive distributor of LiveDots’ full LED portfolio in Saudi Arabia and a non-exclusive reseller for the GCC (Kingdom of Bahrain, Kuwait, Sultanate of Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates). […]

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The Barco Acquisition of projectiondesign is Right on Time


I caught up with Wim Buyens, Barco’s senior VP of projection, today at the projectiondesign booth at InfoComm in Orlando and I got the scoop on how the Barco acquisition of projectiondesign is progressing. You may recall, about six months ago, Barco announced they intended to acquire projectiondesign and integrate them into the Barco brand. […]

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Barco Announces New CMS, Third Generation of TransForm N


Barco announced a new version of its networked visualization system – including both Barco’s CMS (control room management software) and the TransForm N family of networked controllers at InfoComm 2013. The new 2.5 release of Barco’s CMS offers maximum IP camera compatibility and use case flexibility, as well as expansion of its application management. With […]

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