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

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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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Barco Capital to Provide Equipment Financing

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Barco just launched a new program called Barco Capital, its brand-new portfolio of equipment financing options. Barco Capital opens up new ways for customers to finance their investment in cutting-edge Barco technology to boost their business while balancing the payment spike. The Barco Capital portfolio is initially available for the Digital Cinema, Venues and Hospitality, […]

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Barco Launches New Indoor 4mm and 6mm LED Modules

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Barco just added two new indoor LED displays to its lineup aimed at digital signage retail and advertising. Designed for fixed indoor installation in fashion retail, automotive retail, banking or transit advertising applications, the V4i and V6i feature 4mm and 6mm pixel pitch, respectively. Just like the other V-series LED displays, the V4i and V6i […]

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Barco Adds 5MP Display for Mammography

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Barco has announced the launch of a new diagnostic display system — Nio 5MP LED. FDA-cleared for radiology and mammography and featuring a number of unique image-enhancing technologies, the 5MP display provides excellent image quality for confident diagnoses. Barco’s LED-backlit Nio 5MP LED comes with a unique front-of-screen sensor, which works seamlessly with Barco’s online […]

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Barco Intros New Line of High Resolution Indoor LED Walls

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Barco introduced a new range of high-resolution indoor LED video walls. With a pixel pitch of only 1.6 mm, 1.9 mm, and 2.7 mm, the X series couples the benefits of LED visualization with very high resolution. They are positioning these for emerging video wall markets and new markets, including control rooms and boardrooms. The […]

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THE WEEK – Episode 94: An ISE Special Podcast: Joel Rollins Speaks with Tim Sinnaeve, Managing Director of Barco Residential

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On this episode of THE WEEK, Joel Rollins speaks with Tim Sinnaeve, Managing Director of Barco Residential, a new division of Barco dedicated to bringing Barco’s products to high end home installations. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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Barco Claims World’s Quietest Laser Phosphor in the World With PGWX-62L

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Producing less than 35 decibels, Barco says that when someone integrates its new laser phosphor projector, meeting participants will hardly hear that they’re there. Available in two models — WXGA or WUXGA resolution — these projectors are spec’d to have a 6,000 ANSI lumens and 20,000-hour lifetime. The 1-chip DLP Present-P series projectors use a […]

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Barco Intros HD Media Servers, Content Creation Software at ISE

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Barco is launching new HD media servers at ISE — available in four models — that the company says will cover the entire workflow of video professionals, from design to operation. Thanks to the ‘Projection Study’ tool, the Barco media servers are ideally suited for rental and staging applications and 3D projection mappings, while they […]

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Barco Presents ‘Connecting Worlds’ Theme at ISE 2015

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‘Connecting Worlds’ is the Barco theme for ISE 2015. Because in today’s networked world, data from all kinds of sources has to be transferred across the borders of meeting rooms, buildings, countries and even continents to connect people, events and places. Barco says it is ready to take attendees on an inspirational journey through its […]

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Barco Partners with Vidyo and Gets Deeper into UCC Market

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Barco and Vidyo jointly announced a partnership this week. In case you don’t know Vidyo, it’s a provider of cloud-based HD and UHD video conferencing solutions. The plan is to integrate Vidyo into Barco’s TransForm C enterprise collaboration solution to enable high-quality universal VTC communications. This will be demo’d at ISE next week in Amsterdam […]

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Barco to Debut HDF-W30 FLEX 30,000 Lumen Xenon Projector at ISE

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Barco is expanding its projector portfolio for events and large venues with a three-chip DLP that’s spec’d at 30,000 lumens. The WUXGA (1,920 x 1,200) resolution HDF-W30 FLEX shares its modular design, preview mode, and ImagePRO scaling with the other HDX, HDF, and HDQ product family members and will ship in April. The 3-chip DLP […]

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Extron Ships ShareLink 200 Wireless BYOD Collaboration Gateway

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A couple of months ago, we wrote about Extron’s entry into the wireless sharing world and told you how this one was different than those from Crestron, Barco and AMX since it includes a moderator mode, 30 fps video playback and because of the fact that you can share content to up to four ShareLink […]

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17 Stands You Must See at ISE 2015

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As you may know, Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) is Europe’s — and the world’s — largest AV show. Combining both residential and commercial AV technology in one giant trade show venue at the Amsterdam RAI, the show is nicely spread out in 12 easy-to-navigate halls that you can walk without back-tracking as it’s laid-out in […]

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