08 Oct 2014

‘Inspiriencing’ the 3D in Bordeaux

Oops, a spelling mistake … is that the first you thought on reading this title? Not so. Immersion, a French expert in virtual reality (VR) solutions, uses the verb ‘inspirience’ to combine ‘inspiring’ and ‘experience’. And that’s what they wanted visitors to do, at their recent corporate event. On 2 and 3 October, around 150 professionals gathered in Bordeaux to discover and discuss the latest developments in simulation and VR. As a partner to the event, Barco delivered a wide range of visualization solutions, including the new S4 cave!
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12 Aug 2014

TechViz and Barco unveil breakthrough in immersive VR technology at SIGGRAPH 2014

Professionals, academics and enthusiasts from the worlds of animation, visual effects, augmented and virtual reality, etc. have all been gathering in Vancouver, Canada, since Sunday for SIGGRAPH – the leading conference on computer graphics and interactive technologies. Among the many exciting innovations on show is the immersive visualization solution that results from the partnership between TechViz and Barco.
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16 May 2014

A ‘Excite’-ing two-day introduction to the visual revolution

High-end 3D visualization solutions are appealing to more and more industries, across the globe. Clear proof of that is the keen interest shown at last week’s RTT Excite 2014 in Munich. Visitors to the 7th edition of the international 3D visualization summit enthused about the demos of the latest 3D technology and the speeches by leading industry experts and research institutes. As a Silver Partner to the event, Barco supplied a high-resolution Galaxy 4K projector and a three-channel, panoramic OverView Seamless Videowall (OSV) on which to demonstrate the groundbreaking RTT applications.
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15 Apr 2014

US-FDA product variance for Barco laser-illuminated cinema projector

Barco laser projector
We are happy to announce that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted a product variance for our brand-new 6 primary laser 3D (6P) laser-illuminated projector. The FDA has also granted approval for a predefined laser show variance, allowing US-based exhibitors to safely install the 4K Barco laser projector without excessive legal constraints and extra costs. In this way, exhibitors who install the Barco laser projector do not need to prove compliancy with the same stringent regulations as laser light shows. Thanks to its fully integrated and inherently safe design – featuring unified laser light sources that are housed within the projector – the Barco laser projector prevents direct contact with native laser light, offering exhibitors worry-free operation and ultimate peace of mind.
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24 Mar 2014

Proud to present our 4K laser-illuminated projector at CinemaCon

Launch Barco laser-illuminated projector
We are very proud to introduce our first commercially available 6P laser-illuminated projector at CinemaCon 2014. This laser projector is not only the most compact 60,000-lumen projector available, it is also the first laser projector that is capable of showing 4K content at 60 fps and 3D movies in full 4K resolution. We will be installing our first 4K commercial laser projectors in the US and China during Q2 and throughout the rest of the world in Q4 2014.
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18 Dec 2013

Setting the tone in big data visualization since 2005

Big data - and analytics - have been among the most-hyped IT themes, in 2013, and will undoubtedly grow in importance in the coming year 2014. At the department of Computer and Information Science of the University of Konstanz (southern Germany), the analysis and visualization of big data has been a research focus for many years. Barco’s Powerwall, installed in 2005, has now been replaced by a brand-new Barco wall that greatly helps turn today’s information overload into an opportunity.
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30 Sep 2013

A visit to Esko’s virtual supermarket at Labelexpo 2013

Ever been shopping in a virtual supermarket? Visitors to last week’s Labelexpo Europe 2013, at the Brussels Expo (Belgium), have! They were invited to a fully immersive shopping experience at the booth of HP Indigo, where HP, Sharp Iris and Esko had set up a large Barco 3D OLS-721 stereoscopic video wall. The objective: demonstrate how 3D imaging can help packaging professionals see how their product will look in a real store, without creating physical mock-ups.
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13 Jun 2013

Dassault Systèmes utilizes immersive visualization experiences in new Executive Briefing Center

Barco-Dassault VR
Dassault Systèmes recently chose Barco’s Powerwall, a sophisticated 3D visualization solution for its high-profile Executive Briefing Center housed within its brand new North American headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts. A world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault expanded its partnership, with Barco to raise industry awareness on the importance of 3D stereo visualization and collaborative applications not only for engineering and design but also for cultural and educational purposes.
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25 Apr 2013

How can projectiondesign help promote Italy’s cultural heritage?

Fancy a 3D stroll through the city of Turin in the Roman era or a life-like visit to the mosque in Rome? During the third edition of the DNA.italia conference last week in Turin, projectiondesign and 3D experts NoReal.it invited professionals from Italy’s cultural sector for a realistic visit to these cultural highlights. The brightness, contrast and wide viewing angle of the F35 projector were just perfect to bring the baffling 3D content from NoReal.it to life.
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25 Mar 2013

Barco and Immersion pool their VR expertise

In line with its new partnership strategy, Barco has recently closed a strategic partnership agreement with the French company Immersion. A European expert in immersive and collaborative 3D innovative technologies, Immersion is the first European partner in the VR field to join Barco’s partner network.
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