Barco announces new version of its networked visualization system for faster response times and better decision-making


Kortrijk, Belgium, 12 June 2013 – Barco, a global leader in advanced visualization solutions, will announce 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. New features and hardware components result in major security, synchronization, […]

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Barco Builds Video Converter Line


Barco has added an audio model to the ImagePRO-II — its flagship video converter — to provide users with a wide variety of options for embedded audio. Next to this ImagePRO-II audio model, Barco is also adding three new multi-format switchers with 3G/BarcoLink SDI outputs to its PDS series. A third new product Barco is […]

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Christie’s Brio Takes On Barco’s ClickShare


Christie’s press release says: The days of passing cables and adapters across meeting room tables, installing additional software, rebooting laptops and apologizing for delayed or bungled presentations have ended with the launch of Christie Brio, a new meeting presentation and collaboration system that takes the hassles out of single and multi-site workplace meetings. And, they’re […]

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rAVe Scoop: Almo Pro A/V to Distribute Barco ClickShare — Gary’s Skype Video Interview


Barco and Almo Pro A/V have jointly announced that Almo is going to distribute Barco’s ClickShare product. Almo will have an authorized dealer program for those  interested in selling and integrating projects with the ClickShare product.  Dealers can click here to become an authorized Almo dealer. What’s ClickShare? Well, basically it’s a wireless content sharing […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 123: An In-Depth Look at Barco’s ClickShare Wireless AV System


Today, I talk to Barco’s Barco’s Business Development Manager of Collaboration, Yoav Nir, about Barco’s ClickShare. We’ve covered what new features have come out about ClickShare this past year, but now Yoav fills us in on the future (perhaps Android compatibility and more support for video?). Listen here: Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App Podcast: Play […]

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Beyond the Digital Conversion: Shaping the Cinema of the Future


The digital cinema conversion has progressed at high speed, and as of May 2013, is already more than 70 percent completed globally, with some countries fully digitized, and many others approaching full digitization. Exhibitors are turning their attention more and more towards reaping the full benefits that digital cinema has to offer. It’s an exciting […]

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projectiondesign® and Barco have joined forces taking collaboration to the next level at InfoComm 2013


Fredrikstad, Norway, 9 May 2013 – At InfoComm 13 in Orlando, FL, Norway’s projectiondesign® will showcase its new products and highlight the positive synergies that have resulted from the company’s merger with visualization expert, Barco. Set to wow visitors in the collaboration space, collaborative working will be projectiondesign’s core booth theme at InfoComm 13. Launched […]

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Barco Buys Wireless Company AWIND


Without much fan fair, Barco bought one of the leading wireless transmission (wireless high-resolution video and audio) company today for $7.1 million dollars. AWIND, based in Taiwan, was founded in 2003 and employs about 60 people. Currently, it’s the technology that’s used in the majority of the projector manufacturers that do wireless video and audio […]

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Barco’s ClickShare Adds Three New Features


ClickShare’s new dual display functionality means when two displays are connected to the ClickShare Base Unit, the latter will automatically activate ‘Dual display mode’ and show the content on both screens. This is especially useful for businesses with a video conferencing system: When they don’t use the video conferencing mode, they can now present information […]

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Mobile Tablets Drive New Era of Diagnostic Imaging “On the Go”


Stroll down the corridors of any hospital, and you’ll see dozens of physicians tapping away on their smart phones and tablet computers — because diagnostic imaging is not just for the radiology department any more. As the screen quality on these devices has improved, they have rapidly proliferated in doctors’ offices, the ER, patient rooms […]

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Barco Buys Majority Share in projectiondesign


In what could be a shake-up on many levels of the projection market, Barco, today, bought a majority stake of projectiondesign. projectiondesign, a Norway-based projector manufacturer owned primarily by Herkules Capital, sold 61 percent of its stock to Barco, based in Belgium. The remaining shares of projectiondesign will be held by minority shareholders including projectiondesign’s […]

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Barco Introduces Warping For 4K Projectors


Barco introduced this month the MCM-400, an external warping, blending and color matching device for the Galaxy 4K projector line. This hardware component opens a range of new opportunities for Barco’s Galaxy 4K series projectors for virtual reality systems, including use in a multi-channel setup to allow very high resolution displays with a limited number […]

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InfoComm Sustainable AV Award Given to Barco and Raymond Kent


InfoComm International presented its Sustainable AV Technology Award to Barco and to Raymond Kent, CTS, LEED AP, associate principal, director of innovative technology design group, Westlake Reed Leskosky. The awards were presented at the InfoComm 100, a conference designed to bring together top AV industry thought leaders and volunteers. The Sustainable AV Award was created […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 10: Barco’s ClickShare is the real-deal


If you’ve ever wanted Apple’s wireless video streaming product to work with BOTH Macs and PCs, well Barco’s ClickShare does just that. It creates a wireless network that’s capable of sending whatever is on a laptop’s screen to a connected projector (via ClickShare) wirelessly just by pressing the ClickShare button. All you have to do is connect a ClickShare button to any […]

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Barco Bundles Video Walls


The video wall market is definitely back. Now Barco’s trying to make it easier for integrators to spec Barco, instead of someone else, by bundling video wall systems. The company has three different packages: The Monolithic package, designed for client server based applications, is used primarily in simple settings, such as meeting rooms. This package […]

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Barco Launches New RLM Projector Series


Barco just introduced three new 1920×1200 (WUXGA) projectors in its RLM Series, which Barco claims are the quietest projectors on the market in each category. The three projectors are the RLM-W6  at 37 dB (6,300 lumens brightness), the RLM-W8 at 39 dB (8,000 lumens brightness) and the RLM-W12 at 43 dB (11,500 lumens brightness). All […]

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Barco Adds New LED-Lit Control Room Video Wall Displays


With the OverView M series, Barco enters the small- to medium-sized control room market, offering a DLP-based, SXGA (1400×1050) resolution monitor wall that includes 10-bit color processing and an 80,000-hour LED light source. The first range of OverView M video wall cubes to hit the market are the 4:3 aspect ratio versions, available with screen […]

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Barco Debuts Rental-Only Projectors


Barco debuted three “heavy-duty” three-chip DLP projectors aimed at rental and staging. The brand-new HDF-W22 offers 22,000 lumens light output, the HDF-W26 claims 26,000 lumens and the HDQ-2K40 has an amazing claim of no less than 40,000 lumens. What’s more, Barco’s HDX-W18, HDF-W26 and HDQ-2K40 projectors will be available with a unique adjustable brightness feature […]

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Barco Launches New 18K Lumen Projector


Barco’s latest projector is the HDX-W18,  a three-chip DLP, 1920×1200 resolution, large venue projector that’s spec’d at 18,000 ANSI lumens and a 1850:1 contrast ratio. The native 16:10 projector includes edge blending, uses a 2.4kW Xenon arc lamp (spec’d at 1,000 hours). Inputs include DVI-I, SDI, RGBHV and VGA; it also includes scaling to handle […]

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Barco Introduces ClickShare Meeting Room Solution, Will Compete with Crestron, Extron and AMX


Barco calls it “game-changing meeting room technology.” ClickShare is Barco’s wireless presentation and collaboration system, which makes connecting to the meeting room’s video system a matter of clicking a button. A standard ClickShare set-up consists of USB devices (the ClickShare Buttons), a storage basket (the ClickShare Tray) for neatly storing the Buttons when they’re not […]

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Barco Ships 55″ LED-Lit LCD


Barco is now shipping the NSL-5521, a 55″ full HD LED-backlit LCD (native 1080p). Barco is aiming it towards emergency operations centers, traffic management and surveillance centers, C4I-SR environments, utilities and process control centers and broadcast and telecom monitoring applications. The NSL-5521 offers a brightness spec of 700 cd/m2 and a contrast ratio of 3000:1. […]

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The Most Interesting Product You Didn’t See at ISE


The most interesting product you didn’t see at ISE (unless you were part of a select audience) was behind closed doors. Barco showcased what it hopes is a revolutionary new presentation and collaboration solution – called ClickShare – to a select audience in Amsterdam. Roland Janssen, commercial director at Hulskamp Audiovisueel, was one of those […]

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Barco Releases Upgrade Kits: Converts Existing Lamp-Lit Video Walls to LED Lighting


Barco is offering a “technology refresh program” to customers that own lamp-based video walls products from Barco that will upgrade them to its latest series of LED-lit rear-projection video walls. The refresh program exists for three generations of Barco video walls — OV-D2, D1, and p-Si. The announcement of the upgrade kit follows Barco’s recent […]

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Barco Ships Field-Level LED Screens – LED Ad Borders for Screens


Barco has entered the “Sports Perimeter” market in launching the SP-4816 LED field perimeter ad boards.  Made popular at European Soccer matches where the pitch (field) is lined end-to-end and side-to-side with banner advertising at eye level, field perimeter signage is going digital with this new Barco LED solution. Barco tells rAVe the system was […]

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Barco Buys Element Labs


Barco announced yesterday that it has acquired the products, intellectual property (IP) rights and know-how of Element Labs, an LED video systems company based in Santa Clara, California. With a focus on mid-end market requirements in rental, staging and fixed installations, the Element Labs products will complement Barco’s existing LED product range. Barco told rAVe […]

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Barco Launches Fog Generator


Barco announced the FQ-100, a professional fog generator designed for the nightclub, theatrical and touring industries as well as Rental/Staging. With the ability to produce any atmosphere from dense fog to fine mist, the new FQ-100 uses the legendary Atmospheres Fog Generating fluid. Barco says this scientifically formulated fluid is specially designed to provide a […]

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Barco Launches PlusPAK


At ISE, Barco announced the introduction of PlusPAK for the FSN Series multi-format switcher. Designed for what Barco says is “the flexibility and agility needed in the events industry,” PlusPAK is a new hardware and software suite comprised of four components — a new Universal Output Card (UOC), the system’s new Multiviewer (MVR), a Digital […]

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