16 Oct 2014

Ho Chi Minh City stunned by visual extravaganza


Last Saturday, 11 October, the façade of the historic Reunification Palace in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam served as the unlikely canvas for a unique visual spectacle. Powered by eleven HD projectors by Barco, the larger-than-life show underlined the rising popularity of projection mapping in Vietnam. Around 10,000 people attended, while national TV station VTV1 provided live coverage.
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14 Oct 2014

Kinoforum introduces Barco Auro 11.1 immersive sound in CIS countries

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Barco Auro 11.1 immersive sound is quickly gaining ground across the world, and the latest region to succumb to its unique features is the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). In Kirgizstan, cinema service provider Kinoforum (a subsidiary of Barco partner Seoul Incorporate) is installing the system in its brand-new preview theater. The inauguration ceremony took place on 10 October, in the presence of industry leaders and politicians.
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14 Oct 2014

Rolling out the red carpet for Film Fest Gent

The Belgian city of Ghent has just rolled out the red carpet for tonight’s kick-off of its 41st Film Festival. Between today and 25 October, Belgian and international actors, directors, producers, music composers and musicians, as well as thousands of film lovers will walk the red carpet to discover the magic of movies and music. Committed to the world of cinema as we are, we will be there too, of course, as an official sponsor to the festival.
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14 Oct 2014

Choosing the right contrast ratio for your meeting room projector

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In display technology, contrast is one of the most important image quality metrics. It allows us to distinguish the content of an image regardless of its brightness. And the challenges that come with producing an ideal contrast ratio have forever been a key point of focus for the projection industry.
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13 Oct 2014

Pixel pixel on the wall, who is the brightest of them all?

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Mirror Man: My cube, you have defied technology of its fairest root. But on this day there is one brighter than you.

Rear projection cube: Who is it?

Mirror Man: LED tiles.


I love to be part of a company that designs solutions with different technologies. And even more, are keeping the finger on the pulse with new emerging technologies, however exotic they may seem for a specific application. Take LED tiles for example: do they have a future in control rooms?
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13 Oct 2014

Barco solutions on show at GITEX Technology Week

The ‘ICT Gateway to the Middle East & Africa: that is how the GITEX trade show, which takes place from 12 to 16 October at the Dubai World Trade Center, profiles itself. Featuring 17 expo-halls, the annual show indeed showcases the hottest ICT trends and technologies to an estimated 140,000 visitors. Among the 3,7000 exhibitors is Barco distributor FVC, which will showcase our corporate AV range.
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10 Oct 2014

Choosing the right display for your meeting room

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The choice in displays for your meeting, conference or collaboration room has never been this big. But how do you choose between a flat panel and a projector? And what’s the ideal resolution? Are there other features you need to think of when making your decision?
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10 Oct 2014

Coming tonight to a theater in Antwerp, Belgium: Barco Escape!

Barco has been all over the news in Belgium, these past few days. The reason? A prestigious première: Kinepolis Group has just equipped the very first European theater with Barco’s panoramic theater configuration. Tonight is D-Day for the new technology, as 20th Century Fox’s new movie, ‘The Maze Runner’, will be shown in Barco Escape technology. The expectations are high … and we’re sure the audience will not be disappointed!
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10 Oct 2014

After the soccer, came the films: looking back upon a successful Festival do Rio

These are exciting times for the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. The host city for the final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup – and for the 2016 Olympic Games – has now just waved goodbye to the thousands of film fans that overwhelmed its cinemas for the recent Film Festival do Rio. As a preferred visualization partner, Barco had installed three digital cinema projectors for the screenings, including an ultra-bright 4K projector.
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09 Oct 2014

ClickShare wins Good Design Award in Japan

Good Design Award

Every year, the Japan Institute of Design promotion honors consumer products that offer added value to everyday life through outstanding design. The innovative idea behind Barco’s wireless collaboration and presentation system ClickShare proved a perfect match and earned Barco the much-coveted G Mark.
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