05 Sep 2014

Barco Escape immersive theater experience debuts on Samsung Gear VR

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Imagine looking around during key movie scenes and actually seeing what it would feel like to view the story all around you. That's what moviegoers will experience when they witness Barco's new Escape ultra-wide, multi-screen movie format on the Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus device. "Barco Escape is all about the future of the immersive cinema experience, so what better way to showcase it than to introduce it along with Oculus and Samsung on their latest Samsung Gear VR headset," comments Ted Schilowitz, CinemaVangelist for Barco and 20th Century Fox's resident futurist.
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05 Sep 2014

Smarter presentations - Step 1: Preparation is key

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Like many successful endeavors, an engaging presentation starts long before you make your way to the front of the room. To deliver a memorable presentation that sticks, make sure you prepare: thoroughly research your topic and your audience, collect supporting data, and create slides that clearly and succinctly convey your message. Preparation will make you more confident—and more flexible—when something unexpected happens.
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05 Sep 2014

Barco lights up the Nanjing YOG opening ceremony

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On 16 August 2014 the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing (China) kicked off in style with a world record. Using 112 Barco HDF-series high-brightness projectors and 56 High End Axon HD Pro media servers, the opening ceremony featured the largest stage projection ever, presenting a compelling visual feast to those watching around the world.
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04 Sep 2014

Pop-up theaters create “anytime, anywhere” cinema

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“Pop-up” theaters are popping up everywhere, providing a great option for temporary cinemas as well as indoor/outdoor movie venues in school gyms, public parks and even underserved locales in the water or up on a roof! These theaters in-a-box bring cinema to the people wherever they are, offering a portable, first-class viewing experience according to the folks at Bandwidth Digital Releasing, Inc., who used a Barco 4K digital cinema projector to screen movies in Canada for the Adam Beach Film Institute, a national charitable organization created to provide greater opportunity for Aboriginal people in front of and behind the camera.
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04 Sep 2014

How relevant is social media in a control room?

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Social media have become a common way of communication, and are being adopted by organizations worldwide, in sectors ranging from marketing to education to healthcare. Businesses use social networking sites – like Facebook and Twitter – to make their brands more visible, improve service, and gain new insights in their customers’ wishes and behaviors. The numerous business benefits of social media include: connecting people, recommending resources, identifying expertise, and distributing content.
But are social media also relevant in a control room environment?
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29 Aug 2014

Looking forward to an exciting autumn!

Time flies when you’re having fun. So before we realize it, the summer holidays are over and most of us are back in the office. Here at Barco, we’re busy preparing for an exciting autumn, with new product launches, new trade shows and, of course, plenty of new projects featuring Barco solutions.
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29 Aug 2014

2 September: ClickShare webinar - Take 2

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Did you tune in for the ClickShare webinar yesterday? If so, you’ll have noticed that collaboration isn’t always plain sailing. Last-minute technical difficulties on Webinars OnAir forced us to move to the Cisco WebEx platform. As a result, we started later and many of you missed out. To give everyone the chance to join in the best possible circumstances, our experts will re-do the webinar next Tuesday, 2 September at 4PM CET.
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27 Aug 2014

Five good reasons to join tomorrow's ClickShare webinar

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What’s on your agenda, tomorrow at 4PM (CEST)? A business meeting maybe? Well, we have planned something much more productive for you: a ClickShare webinar.
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22 Aug 2014

Visiting CIGRE? Come see us at the Siemens and PSI booths!

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The trade show season is picking up again, after a couple of calmer summer weeks. The first event on the calendar: the 45th ‘CIGRE Session’, a five-day conference of the Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE). From 25 to 29 August, around 8,000 Transmission and Distribution (T&D) specialists will gather at the Palais des Congrès in Paris to discover new insights and innovations in electric power systems. Siemens and PSI are among the over 200 companies that will be exhibiting their latest technologies and services. Both are using Barco products to showcase their solutions.
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22 Aug 2014

A twist of culture during your holidays

You don’t have to plan a purely cultural trip to enjoy a bit of culture, during your holidays. Drop by a museum, attend an opera, visit a music festival or experience historic buildings differently through projection mapping projects. On each of your cultural explorations, you might encounter Barco solutions!
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