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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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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03 Dec 2014

Re-envisioning healthcare practitioner education

UT-IISC Barco Powerwall
The most celebrated innovations in healthcare typically revolve around new, lifesaving procedures and the tools and technologies that enable them. But some of the most astounding advances in medicine are happening in today’s medical schools in the form of new educational models for training future healthcare practitioners. The University of Toledo (UT) is one forward-thinking institution that is utilizing the latest immersive simulation solutions from Barco to fuel the next frontier in interprofessional learning, clinical practice and research.
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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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23 May 2014

ITEC 2014: the perfect showcase for our most complete training and simulation offering ever

Are you working in the training, education and simulation sector, somewhere in Europe? If so, you will surely know – or you’ve even visited – the ITEC trade show. Last year’s ITEC was very special for Barco, as it was the first trade show where we truly joined forces with projectiondesign, the visualization expert we had acquired a few months earlier. At ITEC 2014, earlier this week in Cologne (Germany), visitors to our booth discovered a larger offering than ever, as our products have now seamlessly merged to provide the broadest (and best) offering on the market.
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24 Apr 2014

Barco’s VR and simulation solutions at Laval Virtual

The 16th edition of Laval Virtual, the international conference and exhibition of virtual technologies, took place from 9 to 13 April in Laval, France. Barco and its partner Immersion showcased the OSV seamless video wall, the Overview OLS 3D video wall and the F50, F35, and F85 projectors.
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10 Dec 2013

Celebrating top honors for interactive technologies at International Attractions Expo

IAAPA - Barco/PD Booth Award
Orlando, Florida is well-known as home to the world’s premiere theme parks and attractions, with the latest introductions showcased annually at the IAAPA Attractions Expo. Among the dizzying array of rides, multi-sensory experiences and other engaging activities, the Barco/projectiondesign booth won the award for “Best Interactive Technology” presented by Entertainment Design magazine. The “Reactable” housed within offered a multi-touch screen interface, functioning like an interactive DJ table to enable listeners to alter the sound quality and music by manipulating objects on the table.
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05 Dec 2013

“The FL35 images are the most realistic we have ever seen”

Tonight, the curtain falls over this year’s I/ITSEC Modelling, Simulation & Training Conference in Orlando. Barco/projectiondesign looks back upon a successful show, where it showcased its F50 wqxga, the upgraded FS35 IR and the SIM 7Q HC IR projectors. On the occasion of the conference, we have listed up some recent simulation reference stories. One is that of the AirTanker training center at the Brize Norton station in Oxfordshire, the largest military base of the British Royal Air Force (RAF).
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12 Nov 2013

Supercomputing in Nuclear Applications: can Barco help?

In 2010, a group of scientists met in Tokyo for SNA+MC 2010: an international, high-level meeting on ‘Supercomputing in Nuclear Applications (SNA)’ and the ‘Monte Carlo (MC )’ method for computer simulation. A second edition of the conference (+ exhibition) took place just recently, from 27 to 31 October 2013. Organizer CEA, the French Commission for Atomic and Alternative Energies, had invited Barco to equip the CEA booth with a 2X2 OLS-521 LED-lit 3D video wall to demonstrate the power of simulation.
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08 Aug 2013

Protecting Italy’s environment and citizens

The primary task of Italy’s Civil Protection department is to protect the country’s environment and citizens from natural disasters. The institution has regional centers all over Italy, which monitor the territory 24/7. At a press conference on 24 June, the Civil Protection of Friuli Venezia Giulia was announced this year’s coordinating team in case of a national emergency. It was the ideal opportunity for the center to showcase its new Barco equipment.
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