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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Barco’s New AudioCue Solution Aimed at Training Systems and Simulation Environments

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Barco has a new audio system for simulation. The AudioCue is a solution that adds high-quality and precise audio cues to simulation systems. Barco says the precise audio cues allow trainees to pinpoint objects and occurrences before they are within visual range, greatly contributing to faster decision-making and a trained, educated reaction pattern when a situation is at its most critical […]

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Barco Ships New ClickShare CSE-800

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Launched at this year’s Integrated Systems Europe in Amsterdam, the new Barco CSE-800 is now shipping. Designed for large meeting rooms seating 15 people and up, the CSE-800 is, like eat current generation of ClickShare products, a wireless BYOD system but it is different in that it has dual 4K DCI outputs (4096×2160). The CSE-200 won our ‘Best of ISE award’ in […]

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Barco Adds to LED Lineup With 7 mm Pixel Pitch Version

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Barco has just added a 7 mm pixel pitch model to its range of ‘digital media canvases.’ The R-series has a thin, lightweight and bendable design and is aimed at uses like retail, advertising, large venue and visitor attraction applications. Installation and maintenance are key cost drivers for store façades, museums, theaters, houses of worship, stadiums, and corporate or event venues. […]

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Global Caché Commercial AV Line About to Ship and Barco Can’t Wait

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Global Caché announced today they will begin shipping the new Global Caché Commercial Line (CL) to distributors and will service the market via manufacturers’ reps. Global Caché products connect any IR, serial and contact closure device to a Wi-Fi and/or IP network so it can be controlled, automated and maintained by network-based software. The company offers other […]

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Barco Champions 4K Collaboration Showcase at Almo E4 2017 Tour

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Barco is teaming up with Almo Professional A/V to share its brand new UDX 4K large venue projector, the flagship ClickShare collaboration system and other revolutionary meeting room solutions at the “What Will Your Lightbulb Moment Be” E4 AV Tour now appearing across the nation. The E4 tour is sweeping the nation to provide fresh, valuable product, technical and […]

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Barco Sells High End Systems Lighting to US-Based ETC

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Barco announced today that it has finalized an agreement with U.S.-based lighting company ETC to sell its lighting company, High End Systems, based in Austin, Tex. Barco says the transaction is part of Barco’s drive to step up focus on performance and streamline its business portfolio. High End Systems has offices in the United States and employs 60 employees, primarily […]

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Barco Intros UDX Platform Projectors Aimed at Install and Rental Market, All Specified at Minimum 20K Lumens

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Barco is launching a new projector range that they literally claimed “will change the game for rental companies and AV integrators.” Hmmm, that’s s a lot of hype to live up to. The UDX series consists of five 3-chip DLP models — all laser-phosphor based projectors — that all are identically spec’d at a 2000:1 contrast […]

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Has Anyone Else Noticed Barco’s Rebranding?

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Barco — Belgian American Radio Corporation I am sure I can’t be the only person in AV who’s noticed the subtle re-branding of Barco. But no one seems to be talking about it. Go look at their website, for example. It’s different — more retail-like. And, then, on Friday, I found this video — it only has 800 […]

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Barco’s DSE Plans

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Barco is sharing its latest innovations for creating a connected, engaging experience in retail stores and corporations at this year’s DSE 2017. These solutions are designed to empower brands and business owners to deliver real-time engaging communications to the right audience, at the right time, on the right device. See them in action at DSE from March 29-30 in […]

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Barco Explains Why the WeConnect Is Aimed at Universities

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Last year, WeConnect was in a private suite hidden from the show floor during ISE in Amsterdam. This year, it was surrounded by people interested in understanding how the wireless collaboration system, aimed at colleges and universities, works. If you haven’t heard of WeConnect, you should watch this interview I had at the Barco stand […]

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Wondering How Big the Display Market Is? Well, Here’s One Indicator: Barco Releases Financials

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  Barco announced results for the six and twelve month periods ended 31 December 2016.Fiscal year 2016 financial highlights: Incoming orders at 1.09 Billion Euro  (+ 3.6%) Sales at 1102.3 million Euro (+ 7.0%) Gross profit margin at 34.4% (+ 1.6 ppts) EBITDA of 88.0 million Euro (+ 13.9 million euro) or 8.0% of sales (+ 0.8 ppts) EBIT1 of 36.6 […]

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Barco Intends to Protect Their ClickShare Intellectual Property, No Matter What

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One of the big stories from Day 1 of ISE here in Amsterdam was certainly the fact that a court officer from Belgium traveled down to the Amsterdam RAI convention center, entered the KanexPro booth and removed all of their MyTurn Collaboration Systems that were being launched into the market. It was the result of a judge’s order that […]

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Barco Uses rAVe to Launch the CSE-800 at ISE 2017

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  I was asked to come to the Barco stand before any other member of the press to get a sneak-peek, up-close view of their newest ClickShare, the CSE-800  The CSE-800 is a two-output 4K resolution (4096×2160) HDMI ports and a dual-band wireless access point. In addition, the new ClickShare has annotation, white boarding capabilities (although, they call […]

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Barco Launches Software-Based AV Control system

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Barco just launched a new version of their Overture software-based AV control solution. Any network-connected device with a browser can use Overture to control and monitor equipment. As you likely know, Overture is an IP-based software system that can be connected via an IP network. To add a network-enabled device (projector, display, audio system, blinds, retractable projector screen) you connect it […]

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Barco Legally Seizes KanexPro’s New MyTurn Products at ISE, Plans to Sue KanexPro for Patent Infringement

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Like a scene form a legal drama on TV, a Dutch judge has granted Barco’s petition to seize all wireless presentation systems of the US-based company KanexPro (marketed as the MyTurn Presentation System), at Integrated Systems Expo in Amsterdam, today, the opening day of ISE. But, that’s not the big story here. What happened next is: A bailiff approached the KanexPro booth […]

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Barco Residential Is at ISE 2017

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Leveraging its best-in-class visualization technologies, Barco Residential will demonstrate its latest innovations at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2017, Europe’s biggest AV and systems integration show. At ISE 2017, together with its partners, Barco Residential will demonstrate how it is changing the high-end home cinema experience with a range of innovative technologies, products and applications that […]

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