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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Barco Adds New Switcher to Event Master Line

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Barco has added a new switcher to its Event Master portfolio of screen management systems with an expansion unit. The Event Master Ex processor allows for linking the Ex with the Event Master processors (E2 or S3-4K), not only allows users to grow their input and output capacity but it enables them to expand the […]

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Barco Expands Its F-Series With New Rugged Laser Phosphor Projector

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Barco is expanding its F-Series projection portfolio for the ProAV market with a new rugged laser phosphor model. The F70 projector line has two models set for launch at ISE 2017 including a 4K UHD vision (3840×2160) and a WUXGA version (1920×1200) and up to 8,000 lumens. The F70 will be shipping starting in Q2 […]

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Barco Silex Demos Viper OEM Solution for Real-Time 4K Video Networking at ISE 2017

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Barco Silex will demonstrate its latest Viper solution to transport HDMI signals over IP network at ISE 2017 in Amsterdam. The Viper solution consists of encoder and decoder boards that are interconnected by standard Ethernet equipment in order to build a distributed audiovideo network. The Viper OEM solution targets integrators and equipment manufacturers willing to […]

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Barco Intros Narrow-Bezel LCD Displays

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Barco just announced a new product in its super-narrow bezel LCD video wall portfolio, the OverView HVD5521. Designed for use in control rooms, the HVD features some unique innovations that boost reliability, lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), and minimize maintenance needs. The new OverView HVD5521 now joins this portfolio, with a screen diagonal of […]

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wePresent to Debut New Wireless Collaboration Platform and Management Software at ISE 2017

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wePresent, a Barco-owned company, is making double debut at Integrated Systems Europe in Amsterdam. The WiCS-2100, which will be shown for the first time at ISE 2017, is the premiere model for wePresent’s Wireless Interactive Collaboration System line of products, and is designed to facilitate collaboration in any environment. As with all wePresent products, the […]

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Barco Launches New ClickShare in 4K Capable CSE-800

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Barco is about to one-up the ante in the wireless video/collaboration market with a totally new ClickShare model — finally one that’s actually 4K. The new CSE-800 is a is basically a 4K ClickShare with two 4K DCI (4096×2160) outputs (on HDMI) — but, it’s not as if they just took the functionality of the […]

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Alcons Expands Pro-Ribbon Immersive Experience at ISE 2017

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ISE 2017 sees Alcons Audio returns to its ‘home show’ both as a an official ISE Technology Partner and with an expanded Alcons Pro-Ribbon Immersive Experience. The Pro-Ribbon Immersive Experience was one of the highlights of ISE 2016 and returns this year in expanded form, having also enjoyed critical acclaim at the CEDIA home technology […]

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Barco Toasts to Another Year of Fresh Technological Innovation at ISE 2017

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Barco is getting ready to showcase its latest AV solutions at this year’s Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) in Amsterdam next month. From 7 to 10 Feb., Barco will demonstrate how its innovations can help professionals work, educate, advertise and entertain even better. Barco invites ISE visitors to come have a taste of its offering at […]

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The Building Everyone in AV Wants to Work in: Barco’s The Circle

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Constructed in two years, Barco’s 230,000 m² (2,475,699 square feet) One Campus united all 1,250 Belgian Barco employees under one roof. The all-glass, circular construction of its main building – Dubbed The Circle – has apparently become a landmark building within the Flemish city of Kortrijk and beyond. Developed by architectural firm Jaspers-Eyers, the building […]

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Barco Launches Seven New Laser Projectors Aimed at the Theater Market

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Barco announced the growth of its laser-illuminated cinema projector portfolio with two high-contrast flagship laser projectors for cinema screens and five new laser phosphor projectors for small to large screens. Following its flagship DP4K-L laser projectors and 2K CLP series of laser phosphor projectors, Barco is now bringing laser benefits to all cinema screens with […]

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Meridian Dealers Can Now Sell Barco and Cinema-ATS Acoustic Treatments

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Meridian Audio just announced a new partnership with Cinema-ATS, a supplier of acoustic treatment solutions for home cinemas. As part of the new agreement, Meridian dealers will be able to specify and deliver the full range of Cinema-ATS products — without having to commit to any minimums. This arrangement is part of a strategic plan […]

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Barco’s Newest 4K UHD Laser Phosphor Is Aimed at Simulation

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Barco announced the introduction of its new laser phosphor-based F70 Series specially built for the simulation market. With 4K UHD resolution (3840×2160 resolution), the F70 family of simulation projectors are fitted with protective metal encasing the entire projector, making it a choice for motion platform mounting. With a lifetime of up to 60,000 hours (depending […]

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Barco Intros weConnect Aimed at Colleges and Universities

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Barco today launched something I saw at InfoComm, but they waited until today to debut — it’s called weConnect. This collaborative learning solution (aimed exclusively at higher education) gives both teachers and students all the connectivity, interactivity and information exchange tools they need to enable educational institutions to evolve from a teacher-centric to a student-centric […]

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Barco Residential Showcases Ultimate High-End Cinema-at-Home Experience at CEDIA

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Barco Residential is teaming up with key home theater partners to demonstrate a comprehensive range of residential solutions at CEDIA 2016. Barco Residential is rapidly emerging as the world’s leading supplier of best-in-class projectors for high end home theaters and media rooms, delivering innovative visual experiences that combine technology leadership with architecture and interior design. […]

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