20 Oct 2014

Watch the video interview with laser guy Bill Beck

Laser guy Bill Beck on Barco's laser technology
Earlier this month, we organized the Barco laser days at our customer center in Kuurne, Belgium. Needless to say that our laser guy Bill Beck played an essential role in this successful event. We had the chance to get Beck in front of our camera and answer some questions on laser technology. Watch the video below to discover what’s truly unique about the Barco laser-illuminated cinema projector and what the benefits are of laser projection technology for both exhibitors and moviegoers. The laser guy also elaborates on our plans with this revolutionary technology.
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03 Oct 2014

'Laser Guy' to enlighten SMPTE on 7 and 23 October

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Do you remember Bill Beck, the ‘Laser Guy’ who joined Barco in June? Turns out the man is, in fact, a bundle of energy. Apart from supporting our Digital Cinema business units, R&D departments and sales teams, he also takes time to share his expertise and experience in laser technology with the masses. Grab your chance to get inspired on 7 October, when Bill visits the Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMTPE) for their Emerging Technology Webcast, or meet our laser hero in person on 23 October, at SMPTE’s 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition.
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26 Sep 2014

Barco’s laser projector wins Lumière™ Award from the International 3D Society!

These are really fascinating times for our digital cinema team! While everyone was excited to shoot the show of Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga in our new Barco Escape movie format, five US theaters premiered with Fox’s release of ‘The Maze Runner’ on a Barco Escape installation, just last week. And then on Wednesday, our 4K laser-illuminated projector won a ‘Technology and New Product’ Award from the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society – a welcome recognition for many years of hard work!
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12 Sep 2014

Among the winners, once again, at the BIRTV2014 awards

Barco’s latest 6P 4K laser projector has won an award at the 2014 Beijing International Radio, TV & Film Equipment Exhibition (BIRTV). Being one of the most prestigious in the digital cinema industry, this award underlines Barco’s advanced laser technology and the strength of the company’s R&D accomplishments.
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11 Sep 2014

Barco digital cinema team explores next-generation technologies at IBC

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What’s in store for the future of digital cinema, and is the market ready for these exciting new developments? Bill Beck “The Laser Guy” shares Barco’s insights on the latest trends, technologies and opportunities at the “EDCF Global D-Cinema Update” at IBC 2014 on 14 September, 2014 in RAI Amsterdam. He joins an esteemed group of cinema luminaries who, together, will answer important questions on the industry’s most pressing issues, from screen brightness, to electronic delivery, to how IT systems are changing the way cinemas operate. On September 15, Brian Claypool, Senior Director Strategic Business Development will speak on “Immersive Audio – From the Big Screen to the Small Screen” and Jan Daem, Product Validation Engineer will provide an update on LIPA’s regulatory progress during the “Laser Projectors Part 1: Seeing is Believing” session at the event.
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17 Jun 2014

Dutch JT Bioscopen selects Barco laser-illuminated projection

We are very proud that Dutch cinema chain JT Bioscopen – together with partner dcinex – will install the revolutionary Barco 6 primary Laser3D (6P) laser-illuminated projector in its brand-new Hilversum Media Park seven-screen multiplex. By premiering laser-illuminated projection in The Netherlands, JT Bioscopen is offering audiences premium image quality and ultimate brightness, revolutionizing the cinema experience.
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12 Jun 2014

Bill Beck “The Laser Guy” joins Barco

Bill Beck The Laser Guy
Building upon a successful launch and early market lead, Barco has invited Bill Beck to join the Barco team to further strengthen its leadership in laser-illuminated projection for digital cinema. Known as “The Laser Guy,” Beck has been on the leading edge of laser technology for more than 10 years, focusing his efforts on the image quality and operating benefits of laser illumination for cinema exhibition and other high-performance projection applications. In his new role, Beck will work closely with Barco’s Sales and R&D teams to further expand its reach into global markets.
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09 Jun 2014

Barco 4K laser projector goes “all in” at Display Summit

Display Summit
When it comes to respecting the economics of the cinema business, Barco has always been on the forefront to offer the ideal combination of quality, affordability and flexibility. That’s why its new integrated 4K 60L laser projector is already finding a home in cinemas across the globe, embraced by exhibitors who want to put the absolute best image on screen without breaking the bank. Barco kicks off Laser Day at the Display Summit, discussing the whys and hows of what makes the Barco “all-in” solution successful. The session titled, “Digital Cinema Laser Battle” takes place on June 16 at 11:00 am at the Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. Display Summit is in conjunction with InfoComm, which begins June 18th.
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27 May 2014

LIPA applauds the IEC's update to international laser standards

LIPA - Laser Illuminated Projector Association logo
As a founding member of the Laser Illuminated Projector Association (LIPA), Barco and LIPA applaud the efforts of the dedicated scientists of the International Electrotechnical Commission’s (IEC) for the May 16 publication of IEC 60825‐1:2014, also known as ‘Edition 3’. This standard acknowledges, among many other updates, that laser-illuminated projectors should be classified the same way as lamp‐based projectors; rather than as laser light show products. This acknowledges that the light emitted from laser-illuminated projectors is unlike that of collimated laser beams used in light shows or other direct laser beam products.
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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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