Barco Uses Danish Court to Stop Another ClickShare Copy

Barco-ClickSharecopy.jpg

The Maritime and Commercial High Court of Copenhagen, Denmark, ruling in summary proceedings, has granted Barco’s leave for a preliminary injunction against the Danish distributor Unit.DK to market and sell Wireless Media. In Barco’s view, this Chinese wireless presentation system is a look-alike of Barco’s ClickShare. The court has found it probable that the product […]

Read more

Barco’s New FL40 Is a 50,000-Hour Projector

barco-fl40-1118.jpg

Barco announces the FL40 series of solid-state projectors using HLD and LED illumination technology specified to run in nonstop 24/7 applications. Offered in native WUXGA and WQXGA resolution, the FL40 WQXGA version can be extended up to 4K resolution (3840×2400) via Barco’s Single Step Processing (SSP) technology — a feature of Barco Pulse unified software […]

Read more

Barco Adds 4K Operating Room Monitor

barco-4k-operating-1118.jpg

Barco just launched the MDSC-8427, a 4K surgical display. The 3840×2160 resolution, 27” screen includes Barco’s new image processing technology, that they say is specially designed for medical video. With the rise of 4K endoscopes and room cameras, this surgical display is aimed at current and new installs. The 27” size offers a lightweight and […]

Read more

Barco Restructures, We Dissect the Announcement

BarcoRestructures.jpg

Barco announced today a restructuring plan to align the organization with changing market demands and growth opportunities while enhancing the company’s long-term profitability. This comprehensive plan addresses specific aspects of Barco’s organizational structure and effectiveness particularly in the areas of product management and commercial and service delivery processes. The plan also includes the re-investment of […]

Read more

Barco Enters Projection Screen Market with RigiFlex Line

barco-rigi-1018.jpg

Barco has entered the projection screen market — targeting Stewart, Da-Lite and Draper, with its new RigiFlex line. Branding it as a “powerwall” screen, it’s billed to be both rigid and rollable. As it’s designed to be a rear-screen screen surface, they’ve categorized it as a virtual reality-application screen. Rear-projection is the mainstream projection mode […]

Read more

Barco Announces a SaaS-Based Virtual Classroom Solution with weConnect

Barco-weConnect.jpg

Barco has re-launched its Virtual Classroom (with weConnect) system and, at the same time, announced its first install at the IESE Business School in Barcelona. The newest use case of the weConnect, cloud-based SaaS solution makes remote, higher education more interactive and engaging. Barco says the Virtual Classroom allows Business Schools, Universities and Corporate Learning […]

Read more

Draper Intros SmartTrim for Barco UniSee

Draper-SmartTrim.jpg

Draper is launching a trim solution for the Barco UniSee video wall system. SmartTrim for Barco UniSee is a patent-pending, design protected solution co-developed with SMS Smart Media Solutions, a Draper subsidiary in Sweden. It provides a simple and elegant trim remedy for a wide range of standard and custom Barco UniSee configurations. Standard kits […]

Read more

Barco Offers New Entrant Into Collaboration Market With Its Ideation Wall

Barco-IdeationWall.jpg

Barco just a product competitive to the Nureva Wall called the Ideation Wall, which uses a combination of the ClickShare CSE-800 and their UniSee LCD Wall system. The Ideation Wall consists of several building blocks that Barco says are unique on their own, but when combined, they complement each other. By combining a Barco UniSee […]

Read more

Barco Signals Its Future Intentions for Entering AV-Over-IP Market

Barco_AV-over-IP.jpg

Barco quietly launched a new AV-over-IP adapter into medical imaging market today — not even mentioning ProAV. But we found the announcement and, even though it’s aimed at a specialty market not integrated by Pro AV installers, it signals their intent to enter thee AV-over-IP market, eventually, in ProAV. In their case, it appears they […]

Read more

Barco Has Sold Nearly $600 Million Worth of AV Gear So Far in 2018

barco.jpg

Barco is one of the few companies in our industry that’s public that exclusively makes products for the commercial AV market. So, seeing their results helps us understand where the market is at any given moment. Remember, however, due to the nature of Barco’s typical products, their sales results lag behind, timeline-wise, the rest of […]

Read more

Almo Professional AV Offers Barco ClickShare Certified Training Sessions Next Week

almo-clickshare-0518.jpg

Almo ProAV today announced it is now offering Barco ClickShare Certified Technician training. Taking place on June 19 and June 20 at the new Almo ProAV office in Baltimore, the training is worth three AVIXA CTS Renewal Units (RUs). Participants in the June 19 session can earn a Certified Specialist designation while those in the […]

Read more

ClickShare Integrates with Zoom Rooms

barcozoom.jpg

Barco announced that ClickShare now integrates with Zoom Rooms – the software-based video conference room solution from Zoom Video Communications, Inc. ClickShare will be part of the Zoom Technology Ecosystem Program and will also share common channel partners. This integration allows ClickShare users to easily share content to their Zoom Room and remote attendees. Remote […]

Read more

Barco’s Overture AV Monitoring and Control Software Adds Automation and Increased Security

barco.jpg

Barco has announced that its AV monitoring and control solution, Overture, now includes Active Directory and Microsoft Exchange. This latest update to Barco’s AV control solution uses ADFS (Active Directory Federation Services) and LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) for Cloud and On-Premise deployments respectively. These two elements offer increased security through enterprise level access control, […]

Read more

Barco Adds Option to Integrate Overture Into ClickShare

clickshare-overture-0518.jpg

Just two days following one of my most popular blogs, Barco’s Overture Dilemma, Barco announced exactly what I suggested inside the blog — they’ve integrated Overture into ClickShare! In a blog post from ClickShare Product Manager Steven Lampshear, shrouded as an educational piece about how ClickShare can make meetings simpler, near the bottom, is a section […]

Read more

Barco’s Overture Dilemma

barco-overture-clickshare-0518.jpg

  Update: Just two days following the publication of this blog, Barco announced exactly what I suggested — they’ve integrated Overture into ClickShare! It will be shown at InfoComm. Click here to read more about the announcement. At least year’s ISE show in Amsterdam, Barco officially launched itself into a (potentially) competitive fight with the […]

Read more

Barco XDL Laser Projector Now Carries a 75K-Lumen Spec

barco-xdl-0518.jpg

Barco is launching a new range of laser projectors dubbed the XDL. Designed specifically for very large venues and events, the XDL is spec’d to be Rec. 2020 color, uses a native (4096×2160) 4K resolution 3-chip DLP system and can handle content up to 120Hz. The XDL will be launched to coincide with InfoComm 2018. The XDL series also […]

Read more

Cinionic and Ultrahaptics Enhance Immersive Cinema Lobby Experiences

cinionic-1.png

Cinionic, the Barco cinema joint venture, and Ultrahaptics, has launched a turnkey visualization solution that engages patrons in an interactive, sensory experience right in the cinema lobby. Millennials and “digital natives” are driving new trends and feedback-driven experiences. Cinionic and Ultrahaptics have collaborated on the design of innovative digital movie posters – embedded with mid-air haptics and motion tracking technologies – […]

Read more

Barco Talks About Its Factory for the Future

barco.png

Barco strengthens its ‘One Barco’ approach — as well as its manufacturing operations — with a future-proof new home base for its manufacturing department. Since 2016, all Barco’s departments in Belgium have been gradually united on the new campus in the Beneluxpark in Kortrijk. ‘One Campus’ symbolizes ‘One Barco’, meaning it is more than just a building. It represents a […]

Read more

Cinionic Launches High Contrast Cinema Laser Projectors for Smaller Theater Screens

cinionic.png

Leveraging Barco’s cinema laser technology RGB laser projection, Cinionic, the Barco Cinema joint venture, now turns its attention to smaller screens. Today, Cinionic announces a new Smart Laser High Contrast (HC) projector series designed to deliver stunning image quality never-before-seen in this footprint. Based on the Barco Smart Laser projector platform, the HC models are native 4K resolution (3840×2160), use DLP technology and are spec’d at at least […]

Read more

STRATACACHE Buys X2O Media From Barco

barco-stratacache-0318-1.jpg

Barco announced the sale of Montréal-based X2O Media to STRATACACHE. STRATACACHE will offer an enhanced focus and new growth opportunities for X2O. After its acquisition in 2014, X2O became part of Barco’s Enterprise division, which focuses on solutions for meeting and control rooms. Over the years, X2O secured top tier customers including John Deere, Verizon, FoxNews and Accenture. All customer agreements will […]

Read more

Here’s What You Missed from the DC Almo ProAV E4 AV Tour

e4-on-demand-0318.jpg

We just returned form the first stop on the 2018 ALMO E4 AV Tour in Washington DC and it’s safe to say that Almo ProAV still has THE BEST regional trade shows of ANY AV distributor in North America. Not only do they blow away the competition in sheer numbers — 500+ attendees, 45 exhibitors and two […]

Read more

Kindermann Still Debuted Klick & Show Wireless Presentation System @ ISE 2018 in Amsterdam – Regardless of What Barco Wanted

klick-and-show-0218.jpg

The Kindermann Klick & Show wireless presentation solution was originally launched into the market in October 2017. During the course of the ISE 2018 the product was presented to a larger AV community for the first time and immediately turned out to be a tremendous success — even though Barco issued a press release claiming to ask Kindermann to […]

Read more

Barco Releases New 4K60 Tri-Combo Output Card for Event Master

tricombo-card-out_3520_cropped-jpg-0218.jpg

Barco is releasing a new 4K@60 output card, a new Super-Destination programming mode and an enhanced system expansion capability for its Event Master screen management systems. The new output card, along with software release 5.1, launched at ISE 2018. Barco Event Master screen management systems offer event professionals flexible and scalable solutions for shows of all sizes. The E2 is […]

Read more

Barco Launches AVaaS Service Aimed at Education and Meeting Room Control Markets

avaas-barco-0218.jpg

Barco has become the first manufacturer to launch a AVaaS (AV as a service) model for integrators that involves real hardware that the client never has to purchase. Here at ISE today, Barco announced the launch of what it’s calling, in the press announcement, a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) offering — something I predicted back last fall. Powered by […]

Read more

Updated: Barco Again Instructs Bailiffs to Remove Product from ISE Show Floor for Patent Infringement, This Time from Kindermann

kindermann-clickshare-0218.jpg

Update: The Klick & Show was shown at ISE 2018 on Kindermann’s stand. A new story is here. Today, on the opening day of ISE, Barco instructed bailiffs to approach the booth of Kindermann and collect evidence of its Klick & Show wireless presentation system present at the show. Barco will now use this evidence […]

Read more

Barco and Vogel’s Collaborate on Barco UniSee Universal Video Wall Mounts

universal_video_wall-0118.jpg

Barco and Vogel’s Professional have announced new Barco UniSee Universal video wall solutions. Using a specifically designed adapter, a Barco UniSee video wall can now be connected to the ceiling and/or floor or be used as a free standing installation. Features include: Dedicated Unisee Mount adapter (included in UniSee Mount packaging) Easy and quick installation Modular system Lightweight […]

Read more

Vivitek’s NovoConnect With LauncherPlus Poised to Catch Barco’s ClickShare

clickshare-launcherplus-0118.jpg

In the five or so years since Barco debuted the ClickShare, no company has had anything significant, as a stand-alone packaged product, which comes close to the simplicity and compatibility of their BYOD solution. The ClickShare likely has a more than 70 percent market share of this segment even though there have been a half-dozen or so […]

Read more

The Results of the AV Industry’s Only Future of Collaboration Survey Are In!

barco-clickshare-1217.jpg

Last month, we partnered with Almo Pro AV to create a comprehensive survey that asked you the AV community — users and integrators — to tell us what the state of the BYOD (bring your own device) and collaboration (insert your own definition here) market is. The results? Most importantly, nearly everyone in the AV market […]

Read more

Barco Picks Global Cache as Hardware Partner for IP-Based Overture Control System

barco-globalcache-1117.jpg

One could argue that Global Caché might have just won the AV-lottery with a new partnership with Barco to supply Overture control software and Global Caché hardware to integrators. The new partnership provides what global cache calls seamless compatibility of Global Caché hardware from within Barco’s IP based Overture control software. Thus, Overture, is shipping now with Global Caché support and connectivity built-in. […]

Read more

Barco’s UniSee Could Take a Big Chunk of the Video Wall Market By Next Year

barco-unisee2-1017.jpg

This week I went to New York City for the global unveiling of a new product from Barco, UniSee, which signals Barco’s entry into the LCD video wall market. The Barco people had described this product as “disruptive” to the video wall market. I think “game-changing” was also mentioned. This made me a bit skeptical. […]

Read more