BARCO Shows 42″ Monitor Designed for Medical Rooms


BARCO’s medical display division launched a new 42-inch LCD display for use in the digital operating room. The new MD-4221 is a medically approved multi-modality monitor that allows surgeons and nurses to centralize all critical information, including HD video and radiology images, and present it to the entire team in real time. The brand-new MD-4221 […]

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Barco and Kodak Sign Digital Cinema Agreement


Barco has agreed to provide DLP-based digital projectors for theaters using Kodak’s management servers and theater management systems.  Although this alliance isn’t new, in this new phase of their relationship, the projectors and the servers will be pre-packaged and sent to the theater chains – rather than integrating them on-site.  I am not sure how […]

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Barco Launches Near-Bezel-less 46″ LCD


The new Barco NSL-4601 is what Barco calls a professional grade, narrow-bezel 46″ LCD display with native WXGA (1366 x 768) resolution, which they are aiming at tiled video-wall applications in small to medium-sized control rooms.  The 3000:1 contrast ratio NSL-4601 includes a luminance spec of 500 Cd/m2 (typical), 8-bit color, a 50,000-hour operating life […]

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Barco Claims to Ship World’s First 3Gbps Production Switcher

Yesterday, Barco launched the FSN Series multi-format video production switcher as what they call a switcher for live events, small broadcast installations, corporate and industrial installations and houses of worship.  Barco says the FSN switcher seamlessly integrates SD-SDI, HD-SDI, and 3Gbps along with VGA and DVI computer resolutions all on one package.  But, the feature […]

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Barco Launches “Truly Black” LEDs

No question that Barco is dominating the LED market — that’s the one market category that Barco still owns.  Building upon its field-proven so-called “true black” indoor LED range, Barco just launched the T-16BK series, what they call “the blackest 16mm outdoor displays on the market.” They deliver high-resolution full color images with extreme brightness […]

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Barco Sells Medical Imaging Division to Toshiba: What?s Next?

Medical imaging specialist Barco announced that the company closed the divestment operation of its Advanced Visualization (AVIS) activities to Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation, Tokyo, Japan. Details of the impact of the operation will be given with the announcement of Barco’s first quarter 2009 financial results on April 22, 2009. Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, the AVIS […]

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New 56-Inch Quad HD Display From Barco

Barco introduced a 56-inch quad full high definition display, the LC-5621. The LC-5621 has a configurable ambient light sensor, a wide viewing angle and adjustable color temperature. This display is especially designed for applications such as studio backdrops and broadcast control rooms where multiple video inputs need to be monitored. The adjustable color temperature setting […]

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Barco Introduces Display Wall Manager, Shows New iCon Model at NAB

Barco brought its new XDS-1000 external display management system to NAB. This is a manager for multiple projectors and sources used for a display wall. They also demonstrated how users can do collaboration and real-time video conferencing with Barco’s new iCon H250 single-chip DLP, native HD (1920×1080) projector. What makes these products unusual is they […]

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Barco Adds Extended Output Card to Presentation Switcher

Barco announced a new option for the ScreenPRO-II presentation switcher. The Extended Output Card (EOC) enables operators to use a new second output channel at a separate resolution from the current main/program output. In addition, users can now select the ScreenPRO-II with EOC to output either the signals from the main/program output channel or from […]

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