(Rancho Cordova, California--April 7, 2011) Visualization pioneer Barco is set to impress the broadcast industry with an expanded array of visualization products designed to optimize and deliver content for a variety of applications. Offering superior brightness, contrast and color rendition, as well as enhanced presentation capabilities, Barco's projectors, LED displays and image processing tools seamlessly mesh with broadcast production platforms to enable single-point control and programming flexibility for live and taped shows.
“When it comes to wowing audiences, broadcasters can look to Barco for the industry's most innovative approaches to creative content delivery,” commented Todd Hoddick, VP Entertainment for Barco North America. “We have the tools, technologies, and know-how to help producers bring their ideas to life, offering best-in-class products that easily integrate with their visualization platforms to maximize creativity and control. And, with our outstanding reliability, Barco can consistently deliver and support our offering to meet the demanding needs of the studio environment.”
Barco will present these exciting products in Booth #SL 2820 at the National Association of Broadcasting (NAB) show this year, held April 11-14 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
HDX-W14 - the world's first event projector to combine active three-chip DLP® 3D and both wired/wireless control options in a single unit. This large-event projector features crisp, vivid imagery on any screen thanks to WUXGA resolution and 14,000 lumens light output. A built-in LCD screen enables image preview and quick control through smartphones and tablet computers.
RLM-W8 – featuring superior image quality, 33% less power consumption and 10x quieter operation than its nearest competitors, the RLM-W8 is a three-chip DLP® projector for a single-chip price tag. It features 8,000 lumens, saturated colors, and built-in blending and warping technologies.
DP2K-P – the world's only cinema projector designed for post production, the DP2K-P features superior contrast, brightness uniformity, and expanded color gamut. A special version of Barco's Communicator software enhances accuracy.
FSN with *NEW* remote control panel - the FSN combines advanced multi-format production and presentation switching of multiple video and graphics inputs in one common, highly integrated unit. A brand new remote control panel (RCP-120) enables users to remotely route sources to the FSN AUX outputs. The RCP-120 is fully integrated with the FSN system through dedicated setup and configuration menus.
Encore with *NEW* 3G capability – Encore, the industry's leading widescreen presentation system, is further strengthened with the introduction of new models supporting 3G-SDI standards. The new models provide full 1080p HDSDI output signals supporting Barco's new HDX-14 and RLM-W8 projectors. With the same high image quality as DVI, 3G-SDI signals eliminate the need for costly DVI fiber cables. The new 3G-SDI output card is form/fit/function compatible with the original Encore design. Field upgradable kits are available for existing Encore VP and VPx models.
LED Wall and Display
OL-521 – this LED-lit 50” HD video wall features high image quality and low profile in a rugged, yet elegant package. Providing an excellent viewing experience, the OL-521 delivers the sharpest, most saturated colors in full HD. Barco's Sense6 software automatically ensures consistent, stable color and brightness across the entire display.
C7 – the industry's first truly environmentally friendly display, this 7mm pixel pitch LED display features 2,000 nits of high contrast, superior color reproduction, and calibrated output for indoor displays. Utilizing a fraction of the power consumption of competing products, the C7 is cast in an ultra-thin, fanless enclosure which is easy to install and maintain.
Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops visualization products for a variety of selected professional markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with about 3,500 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 897 million euro in 2010.