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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rAVe EXCLUSIVE: 4K and iOS9 Come to Barco’s ClickShare!


The new firmware update for the ClickShare CSC-1 Base Unit is available now and it adds two key features: 4K resolution compatibility as well as full mirroring from iOS9 devices. Barco’s CSC-1 was already compatible with resolutions up to 2560×1600 but now, with this new firmware update, the CSC-1 is capable of outputting 4K (4096×2160) […]

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Barco Ships Event Master Line Aimed at Rental


Barco’s latest Event Master image processing products are now shipping. Launched at this year’s InfoComm, the S3-4K compact screen management system and EC-50 controller are currently available through all major rental companies. The S3-4K, the smaller version of the E2, but has the same processing performance and image quality and features 12 input channels, four program outputs, […]

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This Week (In AV and IT)


A new series – I’ll be looking at news and developments in both AV and IT within the industry during the week. Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Acano (11/20) Today, Cisco announced its intent to acquire Acano Limited, a privately held company based in London that provides collaboration infrastructure and conferencing software. Acano’s hardware and […]

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Convergent TechWeek 9/10


Will new headsets and more powerful phones pave the way for brain-controlled smartphone apps? Imagine calling your friends through the power of thought? According to an IBM and Xerox paper (*) summarizing the state-of-the-art in Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI), applications may well be developed including brain-driven software for dialing numbers, as well as for messaging and calling […]

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Daimler Truck North America at Hoover Dam


When Daimler North America executives explored ideas for maximizing the impact of their new Freightliner Inspiration Truck campaign – the first licensed autonomous commercial truck to drive on a United States public highway – they honed in on a frequently traversed landmark representing another feat of engineering prowess: the Hoover Dam. At its launch event, the Inspiration Truck drove on […]

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Barco Secretly Debuts New OSV System


Hans Dekeyser, vice president strategic marketing, gave me a private demo of their new Barco OSV HB (high brightness) system. The OSV is an interactive and immersive video wall (think actual Minority Report) that allows for collaboration on a seamless CURVED wall with unlimited touchpoints (literally, unlimited). The OSV runs Windows in the background — […]

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Barco Tackles 4K in New Line of High-End Media Servers


Barco today announces the launch of its XPR range of high-end 4K media servers. Together with the XHD range launched last February, these complete the Barco Media Servers range. The Barco Media Servers range will be available in three versions: the XHD-200, XHD-400 and the brand-new XPR-600. The XHD series are shipping now, whereas the […]

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Barco Intros NRC-200 for Large-Scale Collaboration and Content Sharing


Collaboration in meeting and training rooms has evolved over the past couple of years — thanks, in part, to Barco’s ClickShare. Most often in the past, just one person brought the content to present or discuss — either on paper, as a PowerPoint presentation or in any other carrier — and the others would listen. […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up | Extron’s Room Scheduler, an InfoComm Podcast and More!


It’s Friday and time for the Weekly Wrap-Up. Was it a busy week for you? In case you missed anything, every Friday we post the top need-to-know stories from the week. This week we are featuring new products from Extron, an InfoComm 2015 podcast and blog post from Corey Moss and more! A New Model […]

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Barco Hints at New ClickShare and We Know What It Will Be Like


Exactly three years ago, Barco announced its wireless presentation and collaboration (BYOD) system called ClickShare. The product has generated a lot of buzz and steady sales growth since it was launched, and it is now the reference for wireless presentation and collaboration. With an exciting product development roadmap ahead, Barco is determined to facilitate collaboration […]

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Strategic Alliance Between ISS and Barco Offers Control Room Operators Faster Response Time


Barco and Intelligent Security Systems (ISS) have announced their new strategic alliance that will focus on the software integration between the ISS SecurOS platform for video management and analysis, and Barco’s Control Room Management Suite (CMS). According to Barco, with SecurOS, ISS offers security professionals around the world an all-encompassing and open platform for video […]

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