12 Feb 2015

Can Barco’s business projectors empower a projection mapping?

Yes they can! In the charming northern Italian town of Gorizia, our colleague Flavio Chianese used a Barco business projector from the Present P series to bring a video projection to life. The projector performed beyond expectations, displaying crisp, bright images on a grey surface, at 43 meters distance … for no less than 40 days on end!
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10 Feb 2015

Hot ISE news: AED Display purchases 60 brand-new 30K projectors

ISE 2015 couldn’t start any better for Barco than it did this morning. Just an hour ago, our long-term customer AED Display signed a deal to purchase 20 of our brand-new Barco HDF-W30 FLEX projectors and upgrade 40 of its HDF-W26 projectors to 30,000 lumens. The deal marks the very first European sales of our HDF-W30, which was launched just last week. With the 60 ultra-bright projectors, AED will take its impressive stock of Barco projectors to new levels of brightness.
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04 Feb 2015

The 65th Berlinale: all ready to immerse visitors into the magic of the movies!

More than 300,000 sold tickets, almost 20,000 professional visitors from 124 countries, including around 4,000 journalists, and over 2,000 screenings scheduled: the Berlin International Film Festival or Berlinale is, undoubtedly, the world’s biggest public film festival. As an entertainment expert, Barco is proud to be the Official Digital Cinema Partner of this year’s 65th Berlinale for the 12th year in a row.
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02 Feb 2015

ISE Europe: 8 days to launch!

The start of February surely is ISE time, here at Barco. We’re almost there. And you? Are you ready for take-off at the Barco ‘spaceport’ ISE booth, from 10 to 12 February? You’ll be amazed about what we’ve prepared for this year’s edition! Hope to meet you there!
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23 Jan 2015

XL Video UK expands its rental fleet with 30 HDX-W14 projectors

The Shangri-La site at the Glastonbury Festival, the European tour of will.i.am, the Tate Modern museum: these are just a few examples of recent, big-name events or venues where XL Video wowed the audience … by using Barco projectors. As the leading provider of audiovisual services and equipment for top music, theater and TV productions, and special (corporate) events worldwide, XL Video has an impressive stack of AV solutions which has just got even more impressive, thanks to 30 new Barco HDX-W14 projectors and Short Throw lenses.
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19 Jan 2015

Nu Metro Cinemas first in Africa to go live with Auro immersive sound and 4K projection

Truly enhance the cinema experience: this definitely is the overriding concern for every cinema exhibitor, these days. Nu Metro Cinemas, South Africa’s second largest cinema operator, makes big investments to pamper its audience. The most recent jewel in its crown: the extreme HD experience cinema at the refurbished ‘The Glen’ in Johannesburg. The cinema, which opened to the public on 20 November with the release of ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1’, features Barco’s Auro 11.1 immersive sound system and a 4K projector, as well as RealD’s Precision White Screen – three firsts for Africa.
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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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