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

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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 […]

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Cinionic and Ultrahaptics Enhance Immersive Cinema Lobby Experiences

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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 – […]

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Barco Talks About Its Factory for the Future

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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 […]

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Cinionic Launches High Contrast Cinema Laser Projectors for Smaller Theater Screens

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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 […]

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STRATACACHE Buys X2O Media From Barco

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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. […]

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

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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. […]

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Barco Enters LCD Video Wall with Solution That Even Includes the Mount

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Barco is building its new UniSee direct-view LCDs, aimed at the video wall market, in Taiwan. And because the new UniSee line is aimed at simplifying the installation of LCD video walls, Barco has also custom-designed a UniSee mount that, the company says, guarantees less than a 1.09-millimeter separation between pixels from one monitor to […]

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Barco’s weConnect Relaunches as Cloud-Based Digital Platform (aka AVaaS)

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Barco today launched the updated weConnect 1.2. But the big story here is in the details that are buried in the press release. The collaborative cloud-based learning solution is aimed at higher education and now has two new use cases and new upgrades. Adding interactive huddle space and lecture hall as brand-new use cases Modular cloud-based solution […]

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Barco’s A/V Control Solution Gets Upgrade

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Barco announced an update to its A/V control solution Overture. New automation features that allow users to better schedule events and automate behaviors are now available to existing and new customers. Released in February 2017, Overture created a revolution in A/V control solutions. Because it’s an IP-based software system where any network-connected device can be controlled via a browser. By introducing […]

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Barco’s New 4K F80 Laser Projector Is Aimed at Museums and Large Venues

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To complete its offer for the fixed installation market, Barco is extending its F-series platform with a flexible new projector, the F80. Marketed as “the silent” F,” it’s designed for museums and venues that require brightness under 10K lumens, 24/7 up-time and 4K resolution (4096×2400). The F80 builds on the fundamentals of the other Barco F-series phosphor […]

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Barco and KanexPro Settle Patent Infringement Dispute

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Barco and KanexPro announced today that they have reached an agreement regarding alleged infringement of Barco’s patents and other intellectual property rights. In February 2017, a Dutch court authorized Barco to seize KanexPro’s MyTurn Wireless Presentation System at the trade show ISE in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.  Barco subsequently filed a lawsuit against KanexPro in the patent court […]

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Barco and wePresent Upgrade Wireless Presentation System

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Barco announced an upgrade of the wePresent WiPG-1600 wireless presentation and collaboration system. This newer model now accommodates both wired and wireless connections thus users can switch between different networking solutions (wired LAN, wireless LAN, wired LAN + wireless LAN) to meet different facility needs. Extra networking solutions are not the only bonus. The new WiPG-1600 also added on-screen annotation tools and virtual whiteboard and 1-to-many distribution makes it possible […]

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Barco Hits 300,000+ Meeting Rooms Using ClickShare

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Five years ago, Barco introduced ClickShare to the market as a simple, wireless solution to facilitate content sharing in the corporate environment. Barco now says that more than 300,000 ClickShare wireless presentation systems have been shipped worldwide. “With this new milestone, ClickShare establishes its market-leading position as the preferred solution for worry-free collaboration in every meeting room, huddle room and boardroom,” said […]

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Barco Residential Introduces New Medea 4K Projector With HDR10 Support

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Barco Residential’s new Medea projector is a native 4K (3840×2160) resolution projector that designed as an entry-level projector for home cinema that includes HDR10 support. The outstanding image quality is powered by a new optical engine and laser light source, providing significantly improved image uniformity, nearly instant on/off, and a light source life of up to 40,000 hours […]

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Barco Residential Demos High-End 4K Residential Experiences at CEDIA 2017

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Barco Residential will present its latest 4K projectors for high-end home theaters and media rooms at this year’s CEDIA in San Diego, California from Sept. 7-9. Barco Residential has developed and manufactured a collection of custom-built home entertainment solutions designed from the ground up with one goal in mind – to show the best possible images integrated with architectural […]

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Barco Joins Logitech Collaboration Program With ClickShare

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Barco announced that it has joined the Logitech Collaboration Program (LCP) as an Integration Partner in the program’s Complementary Technology Provider track. The Logitech Collaboration Program (LCP) provides a framework for delivering high-quality video collaboration experiences across customer environments. Through the LCP, Barco augments the Logitech solutions to provide an easy-to-use wireless presentation system that allows up to four meeting participants to […]

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Barco Debuts New Overture AV Control System Aimed at Meeting Rooms at InfoComm

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Barco will provide an opportunity for visitors at InfoComm to test drive the new Overture solution. The new version of Overture will be available to ship by Aug. 31, 2017. This new system is an attempt for Barco to take a position in the control system market — competing with Crestron, Extron, AMX, Utelogy, etc. Overture is an enterprise-wide AV control software solution. It controls […]

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Barco Introduces Two New 4K60p Interface Cards for Event Master 

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  As part of the continued development of the Event Master screen management systems, Barco has introduced two 4K60p video interface cards. With the new 4K tri-combo input and output cards, single cable 4K60p is supported via DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 2.0 and 12G SDI. With full 4K@60 4:4:4 12-bit processing at low latency and a rugged modular design that supports easy […]

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Barco Adds Mobile App for X2O – and New Version, Too

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Barco is releasing a new version of its X2O visual communications platform, and a new mobile app extending the reach of an organization’s visual communications network beyond the desktop to every user’s mobile device. The products will be available beginning July 15, 2017. The latest version of the X2O visual communications platform will integrate with […]

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rAVe Founder Gary Kayye Demystifies 4K at InfoComm with Barco’s New UDX Laser Projector 

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Barco is teaming up with AV industry visionary and rAVe Pubs founder Gary Kayye to support his popular session “4K: No Myths, No Exaggerations – just the Facts,” providing its latest entry into the large venue projector category: the UDX-4K32 laser phosphor projecto. This popular presentation has been a fixture on the Almo E4 AV Tour spanning the nation and is […]

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Barco Will Show AV and IT Innovations at InfoComm

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Barco says they are raising the bar at InfoComm. From powering visual spectaculars, to boosting creativity in live events, from collaborating across the enterprise with industry icon ClickShare, to driving critical decisions, Barco solutions are raising the bar for quality, performance and reliability. Visitors attending InfoComm 2017 in Orlando, Florida will see many of these […]

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Research Study: Millenials Ask for More Assistance with IT Support

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Millennials ask for more assistance than baby boomers when it comes to resolving IT problems at work. Despite the widespread belief that IT issues are only associated with older, c-suite members of the workforce, research today reveals that two thirds (66 percent) of IT decision makers claim that Generation X or millennials ask for the most assistance when […]

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