Barco’s New Real-Time Analytics Platform for Retail Digital Signage Debuts


Barco just launched InfiniSense, a real-time data analytics platform that collects, manages and applies real-time data for any place-based advertising endpoint. The intelligent sensors of the InfiniSense platform scan the environment and audience in a display’s direct environment. The anonymized audience data is analyzed in real time by the InfiniSense cloud-based analytics software to provide […]

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New Connected Desktop Application from Barco X2O


X2O Media today announced the availability of its Connected Desktop application, which extends the power of the X2O real-time visual communications platform to employees’ desktops. The Connected Desktop allows users to view any channel on the enterprise-wide X2O network right on their desktops or laptops. The Connected Desktop application allows users to browse and view […]

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Barco’s Event Master Portfolio Extension Brings 4K Performance to All Shows


Barco is adding to its Event Master portfolio of screen management systems with two additional models: the E2 Jr and S3-4K Jr. Building on their renowned family members, the new Jr models bring Barco’s high-performance 4K image processing with a rapid return on investment. This is realized through their strong acquisition price, easy and reliable […]

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Barco’s New LED Canvas Is Very Creative


Barco just unveiled what they are calling their ‘digital media canvas’ – an LED screen technology that’s different than traditional LED displays. Thanks to their thin, lightweight, and bendable design, the R-series attach easily to virtually any surface – especially on curved surfaces. Compared to today’s LED products, the ‘digital media canvas’ is the future […]

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Barco Intros New Laser Video Walls


Barco introduces RGB laser-powered rear-projection video walls. The Flagship laser series for 24/7 control rooms offers all the advantages of RGB laser projection for large video walls – including laser brightness levels and vibrant colors like never before, with an unmatched lifetime and lowest total cost of ownership (TCO). To enable operators to view all […]

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Barco ProAV at InfoComm


Barco continues to expand its diverse and innovative portfolio of solutions that enhance real-time business collaboration and deliver dynamic visual spectaculars. Its latest 4K and laser projection, image processing, enterprise collaboration, digital signage, and mission-critical video wall solutions will be on display at InfoComm 2016 in Booth C8720 at the Las Vegas Convention Center from […]

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Barco Silex Plans to Demo HDMI Transport Over IP at InfoComm


You may not have heard of Barco Silex, but you’ve likely used their chips at one point or another. Barco Silex is a provider of image compression technology for hardware including JPEG, JPEG2000 and VC-2 Low Delay. They licenses a wide range of video compression technology for integration in professional AV products, in the form […]

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Barco Adds Audio Solution to Simulation Line


Barco will officially roll out its new immersive audio system for simulation this month. Using their IOSONO audio processor for immersive sound experiences, Barco will bring what it says is the same high fidelity to audio for simulation systems as it does for visualization. To make simulation systems approximate reality as closely as possible, you […]

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Barco Intros New Line of Laser-Phosphor Projectors for Simulation


Barco just launched a new family of solid-state (laser) projectors to the simulation market. This new family of laser-phosphor projectors will exist alongside their LED range. The F90 — the first projector to be launched in this family — is spec’d at 13,000 lumens and up to 4K UHD (3840×2160) resolution. The F90 series was […]

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Barco’s New Headquarters Debuts via Video


In case you haven’t heard, Barco spent the past couple of years building their new worldwide headquarters in Kortrijk, Belgium — right next to where they’d been for decades. Their official roll-out will come later this year, but in the meantime, here’s one-minute video (with a cool time-lapse) look at their new building. It’s worth […]

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Barco’s Meeting Survey Finds When Technology Doesn’t Work, We ALL Get Stressed — Duh?


A week or so ago, I received a press release from Barco about a survey they did — it started, “9 in 10 office workers experience seriously elevated stress levels when dealing with troublesome technology during meetings.” Duh, right? Well, did you know that everyone’s stress level goes up when tech doesn’t work right — not just […]

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Barco Buys Control System Company Medialon


Barco has purchased Florida-based Medialon. Medialon is known as a control system company that’s 100 percent cloud-based. “For us, Barco has the piece we were missing — a sales channel,” Medialon North American Sales Manager, Eric Cantrell, told rAVe today. He continued, “It’s been an interesting several months. We are profitable and this gives Barco […]

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Barco at Almo Professional A/V’s E4 Tour


Barco has teamed with Almo Professional A/V to invite AV professionals to experience the future of 4K now at the E4 AV Tour, coming to Atlanta, Ga. on April 27. Barco will showcase its latest products in the growing ClickShare wireless presentation family and its pioneering laser phosphor business projector during this event. Now in […]

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Barco Aims New 30K Lumen Laser-Phosphor at Rental Market


Barco has expanding its HDF projector portfolio for large venues and events with a three-chip DLP, 30,000-lumen model in WUXGA (1920×1200) resolution. Dubbed the HDF-W30LP FLEX projector, it features a laser-phosphor light source spec’d to last over 30,000 hours. Spec’d at 1900:1 contrast ratio with 90 percent uniformity, the projector includes horizontal and vertical edge […]

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Barco Partners with AEG and Regal in Flagship Movie Theater


AEG, one of the world’s largest sports and entertainment presenters, and Regal, operators of the largest and most geographically diverse theater circuit in the United States, have partnered with leading global technology company Barco to announce a multi-year, strategic partnership to create Regal L.A. LIVE: A Barco Innovation Center. The current Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE, […]

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Barco Drives Customer Engagement with Cinema Lobby Digital Signage Innovations on Display at DSE 2016


Barco is showcasing its turnkey digital signage solutions designed to maximize sales and drive brand loyalty in the retail and movie exhibition industries. Barco will also demonstrate new solutions for the connected enterprise enabled by the powerful X2O platform. Barco is collaborating with digital retail experts at MaxMedia to provide retailers with an integrated solution […]

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Our Exclusive Interview with Barco CEO Eric Van Zele


Just a day after announcing their 2015 financial results and earnings,  Barco CEO Eric Van Zele sat down with me in an exclusive video interview at ISE 2016 in Amsterdam. In addition to discussing the earnings report, he’s very frank about what they plan invest in with the over €250 Million in cash Barco is […]

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Captured at #ISE2016 Part 2: The Show


In Part 1 I explained that I’ve previously written blogs capturing Twitter and Facebook moments at InfoComm 2015, InfoComm Connections in NYC and other trade shows. This time I decided to do a “4000 mile” social media view of Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) in Amsterdam – the AV industry’s largest trade show event which takes place […]

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ClickShare Celebrates Selling 100,000 ClickShare Systems


Barco announced today that it’s sold over 100,000 of its ClickShare wireless presentation and collaboration systems – celebrating the milestone with rAVe’s own Gary Kayye, who helped Barco launch it three years ago. (Watch the announcement party video shot at ISE here.) Barco introduced ClickShare to the market over three years ago to enable better […]

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Barco Launches 13K Lumen 4K Laser-Phosphor Projector in F90


The new Barco F90 series projectors are solid-state laser-phosphor light source projectors spec’d at 40,000 hours of operation time without need for lamp changes. The line includes both 2K and 4K projectors. The F90-4K13 is native 4K UHD (3,840 x 2,400) resolution projector and the WUXGA resolution (2,560 x 1,600) F90-W13 both meet the Rec. […]

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Barco Expands Super-Narrow Bezel Tiled LCD Line


Barco has announced a new product in its super-narrow bezel LCD video wall portfolio. The OverView IVD range joins the existing OverView OVD and KVD ranges, Barco’s worry-free LCD video wall displays tailored for use in control rooms. With its high brightness (700 cd/m²), low TCO, and special display surface optimized for displaying bright backgrounds […]

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Barco’s Dirk Hendrickx Gives Gary a Booth Tour at ISE 2016


Gary stopped by the Barco stand at ISE 2016 and got his annual booth/stand tour from VP and GM, Dirk Hendrickx. What’s interesting about Barco’s stand this year is that projection only comprises about 25 percent of it. Of course, Dirk demos their new 4K resolution, 40,000 hour F90 projector, but they’re focus in the […]

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We Get the Pre-Show Scoop from Barco at ISE


I caught up with Barco’s Peter Pawels, director of strategic marketing ProAV, who explained that Barco believes that they’re on the verge of changing everyone’s perspective about AV technology — and, if you judge that from their ClickShare success, they’re right. ClickShare certainly pioneered the collaboration market and the company is at ISE 2016 with […]

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Barco’s Event Master Controller Enables Faster Show Programming


Barco has released the EC-200, a full-sized hardware controller that’s part of its Event Master series of screen management systems. Thanks to its new syntax-based programming, the EC-200 offers easier and faster show programming. The EC-200 event controller will be shipping from mid-February. The EC-200 leverages the ease of use of its smaller brother, the […]

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Barco Residential Brings Its Ultimate Cinema at Home to ISE 2016


At ISE 2016, Barco Residential is showing how it is changing the high-end home experience with a range of innovative technologies, products and applications. Following rave reviews at CEDIA 2015, Barco Residential is joining forces with industry leaders Steinway Lyngdorf and Stewart Filmscreen to bring the ultimate Home Theater experience to ISE 2016 in Amsterdam […]

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Barco Adds 19K Lumen Projector Aimed at Rental and Staging


Barco has added a new projector to its HDX line that’s aimed at large venues and events with a 3-chip DLP, 19,000-lumen 4K resolution model. The HDX-4K20 FLEX shares its lens range, ease of use, and modularity with the other HDX models and includes Barco’s FLEX feature have been expanded to offer both flexible brightness […]

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BARCO Introduces Two New ClickShare Models at ISE


Barco’s new CS-100 and CSE-200 join the current lineup of ClickShare models — you may remember that ClickShare lets you share your content on the large meeting room screen by simply pushing a button — whether of a USB-device you connect to your laptop PC or MAC, or by using the user-friendly app for iPhone, […]

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