18 Dec 2014

Swiss AV expert auviso selects Barco’s high-brightness projector range

Until 3 January 2015, thousands of Swiss will be enjoying an exclusive performance of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ at the Culture and Conference center in Lucerne. The recipe is pretty unique: a combination of the movie with an exquisite dinner and live music by the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra. Auviso audiovisual solutions was proud to deliver three of its brand-new Barco HDX-W26 projectors to make the Disney classic come to life.
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15 Dec 2014

Gdansk University of Technology proudly inaugurates exceptional virtual reality environment!

5 December was a big day for the University of Technology in Gdańsk, Poland. In particular for the faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics (ETI), as they proudly inaugurated their brand-new ‘Immersive 3D Visualization Lab’. The six-sided active stereo CAVE at the heart of the laboratory is one of the largest in the world and the very first to feature a spherical walk simulator inside. It is powered by 12 Barco Galaxy NW7 projectors.
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11 Dec 2014

A preview of Italian cinema in 2015

The popular Italian seaside resort of Sorrento rolled out the red carpet for over 2,000 movie professionals, from 2 to 5 December last. From Italy’s most prominent filmmakers and actors to cinema exhibitors, production companies and marketing agencies: they all travelled to Sorrento for the 37th ‘Giornate professionali di cinema’ (Professional Days of Cinema). Barco partner Cinemeccanica, the technical sponsor of the event, had invited our colleague Marc Aarts, Sales Director Digital Cinema Western Europe, to talk about Barco’s solutions for the future of cinema…
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08 Dec 2014

Barco reaches 50,000 digital cinema projector milestone

DP2K Series
Since the release of its first digital cinema projector in 2000, Barco has continued to provide the industry with innovative solutions in movie projection, from 2K to 4K, xenon to laser, and the evolution of 3D and high frame rate technology. Many of the top exhibitors have chosen Barco projectors for their theaters, establishing the company as the clear leader in its class with 40 percent market share worldwide.
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05 Dec 2014

Film Fest Gent: the movie

“Barco is an important sponsor of Film Fest Gent, as it’s a very innovative company with Flemish roots that provides top-quality visualization solutions,” says Wim De Witte, programmer at Film Fest Gent. For over 20 years now, Barco has been sponsoring the film festival in the Belgian city of Ghent. On the occasion of this year’s 41st edition, we talked to the programmer and to Wim Buyens, Head of our Entertainment division, about our long-term partnership. Watch the video to hear what they have to say!
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03 Dec 2014

Reims Image: it’s all about the importance of images

Images are at the very heart of communications, these days. We create images, visualize data and do our best to interact with it in the smoothest and most efficient way possible, in order to gain new insights. At ‘Reims Image’, from 25 to 28 November, around 340 researchers, R&D people, etc. discussed and discovered developments in the field of ‘images’, i.e. virtual reality, simulation and data processing applications. They discovered Barco solutions at three different booths.
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28 Nov 2014

Helping the ‘In Flanders Fields’ Museum retell the story of the Great War

Frenchman Camille Terrasse, German Otto Sonnenberg and Brit William Rhodes are just three of the 424 people who fell on 28 November 1914, today exactly 100 years ago, during the First World War. The names of all 424 casualties who died that day are projected onto a wall in the much-visited In Flanders Fields Museum (IFFM) in Ypres, using two Barco F22 projectors. In total, Since its refurbishment in 2012, twelve Barco projectors help the IFFM to fully immerse visitors into the story of the Great War.
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26 Nov 2014

Barco show time in London!

An exclusive Technology Showcase, a speaking slot about the future of collaboration and sponsorship for the 18th Golden Bridge Trade & Export Awards: Barco certainly has had some busy days in the city of London, this past week … And there’s more to come: as an official event sponsor, we will chair no fewer than three speaking slots at this week’s Control Rooms Conference – an initiative of IBC Energy.
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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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07 Oct 2014

Genius Loci festival Weimar: enjoy the video

Rain and wind could not keep over 15,000 people from admiring the projection mappings, during the third Genius Loci festival in Weimar. The Barco team that attended the festival was happy to see how our state-of-the-art HDF and HDX projectors performed really well. The video they made perfectly summarizes the exciting artistic event that Barco was proud to support.
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