Barco introduces compact and high-resolution projectors to elevate visitor attractions, data visualization and collaboration

Kortrijk, Belgium, 18 June 2014 – Barco, a global leader in projection technology, has expanded its single-chip DLP® projector line-up to now include F50 Panorama, WUXGA and Full HD models to meet a wide variety of demanding applications, from first-class exhibitions and high-end visitor attractions to corporate collaboration suites, 24/7 control rooms and big data analytics labs. The new F50 range offers a unique combination of high resolution and active 3D stereo at higher frame rates in a small, quiet unit, ideal for professional-class venues where a powerful, yet unobtrusive visualization solution is needed.

“Barco is continually innovating its high-fidelity projector offering, and we are extremely excited about our latest additions, which represent a quantum leap in performance and image quality to expertly handle 3D and big data applications,” comments Kristian Kolstad, Director of Product Management at Barco. “The combination of these resolutions – with active 3D stereo and high frame rates – in such a compact footprint, delivers a comprehensive projector portfolio able to fulfill a wide range of visualization needs.” 

A growing family of high-quality, flexible projectors
The Panorama (2,560 x 1,080), WUXGA (1,920 x 1,200), and Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) models join Barco’s existing F50 WQXGA (2,560 x 1,600) projector, offering the ultimate reliability, image quality and low noise operation to make each a star in its class. The F50 accommodates four different digital input sources including Display Port and HDBaseT for compatibility with the latest sources, eliminating the need for scaling while putting the highest resolution image on screen. The projector also comes with a wide range of expansion modules and high-performance lenses to deliver the ultimate flexibility.

Unequaled image quality
The F50 range guarantees exceptional image quality, utilizing high-performance optics to deliver razor-sharp images that are equally rich in contrast and color saturation. RealColor™ color management and refresh rates up to 120Hz for all resolutions up to 2,560 x 1,600 ensures consistent performance with the added benefit of low noise levels. 

Low total cost of ownership
Designed for 24/7 operation, the F50 is equipped with Texas Instruments’ single-chip DLP® technology, delivering constant image quality over time. Its unmatched reliability, filter-free design, and low maintenance requirements minimize the F50’s total cost of ownership.

Powerful and versatile
The projector’s rugged design, interchangeable all-glass lenses, and high-performance expansion modules make it an extremely versatile product. It is equally suited to the demands of oil & gas simulation, scientific visualization, amusement park virtual worlds, and executive briefing centers.

See it at InfoComm!
The F50 will be on display at InfoComm 2014 in Barco Booth C6308 at the Las Vegas Convention Center from June 18-20, and will be commercially available beginning July 2014.

About Barco
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 4,000 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1.158 billion euro in 2013. 

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