01 Jul 2013

Holy City of Mecca relies on Barco to help raise safety levels

Over three million Muslims travel to Mecca each year for the Hajj – their traditional ‘journey to the Holy City’. The Saudi authorities make sizeable investments to ensure the security of the pilgrims, with Barco and Samir Group as two of their trusted partners.
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28 Jun 2013

Digging deep down into lasers ... did you know it's an acronym?

Max Planck & Albert Einstein quantum mechanics
Let's go back to the beginning of the 20th century. At the same time as the brothers Lumière were inventing cinema, Max Planck was inventing quantum mechanics. For half a century this proved to be the hottest and fastest growing topic in physics, mainly based on Planck's quantum theory (for which he received a Nobel prize in 1918). This theory states that energy is sent out in little packets, called quanta, hence the term ‛quantum mechanics’. The level of radiation energy depends on the wavelength and the factor that links them is now known as Planck's constant. His good friend Albert Einstein (yes, that Albert Einstein, E=mc²) built on Planck's theory and predicted that it should be possible to stimulate that emission. When applying this to ‒ the wavelengths of ‒ visible light, and using Planck's constant, the emitted energy would be low however. For this reason, Einstein's theoretical concept didn't really get off the ground.

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28 Jun 2013

Barco launches interactive patient care solutions at Hospitalar 2013

The Hospitalar Exhibition in São Paulo, Brazil is the largest and most comprehensive trade show dedicated to healthcare in Latin America with over 1250 Brazilian and international exhibitors and 90,000 visitors. From 21 to 24 May, Barco selected this major event to debut its pioneering healthcare IT solutions, including CareConnex, the world’s most advanced interactive patient care system for the bedside. Barco also showcased its new line of medical-grade review displays and its ANVISA registered surgical displays.
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28 Jun 2013

Forging ties in Bangalore: Barco India’s first Partner Meeting

India partner meet - picture 1
On 26 and 27 June last, Barco India held its first-ever meeting for current and prospective partners from all over India. More than 100 representatives from various companies assembled in Bangalore – India’s own Silicon Valley – to learn about our latest innovations for projection and advanced visualization during a two-day crash course.
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27 Jun 2013

Why laser is just another part of the image quality puzzle - part three

Color gamut
This final part about the relationship between laser technology and image quality is dedicated to color gamut ‒ our final piece in solving the puzzle of image quality in relation to laser technology.
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26 Jun 2013

Why laser is just another part of the image quality puzzle - part two

Laser contrast & brightness visualization
In this installment, we’ll take a look at how étendue is impacting image quality. In addition, we’ll see how laser technology has a direct impact on the way light is transmitted, thus creating better contrast and uniformity.
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26 Jun 2013

Proud to help European cinemas offer ‘the ultimate cinema experience’

“Barco really helps us ensure a great movie experience” - that must be the sentence we heard most often during our interviews with European cinemas on the occasion of this week’s CineEurope. Reel Cinemas and Birks Cinema (both UK), as well as the recently formed Nordic Cinema Group all praise the image quality, ease-of-use and easy serviceability of our projectors, as well as the support they’re getting from us.
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25 Jun 2013

Why laser is just another part of the image quality puzzle

Projection lightbeam
Image quality is a rather subjective metric: there is no single parameter to quantify how good an image looks. However, there are underlying parameters that contribute to image quality that are perfectly quantifiable. Some of the most important ones are brightness, contrast ratio, resolution, uniformity, color gamut, focus, ... What is important to remember is that image quality is a puzzle of all these pieces that needs to fit well in order to get an optimal end result. There is no single parameter that dominates or that can compensate for an underperforming other parameter. E.g. it serves no purpose to project at 4K resolution, if you'll be only looking at a dim 3fL image. Laser light sources can have an impact on multiple areas of the puzzle and significantly improve the total image quality.
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24 Jun 2013

Auro 11.1 and Turbo to play a starring role at this week’s CineEurope

Kicked off just today, CineEurope is expecting over 3,000 cinema exhibitors and distribution professionals from over 50 countries at the CCIB, Barcelona’s International Convention Center, over the next four days. We are determined to impress them with the Barco vision on the ‘cinema of the future’, at our booth as well as during two exclusive Auro 11.1 demos and a screening of Turbo in Auro 11.1. On top of that, we’re all excited about this afternoon’s interview with Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks.
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24 Jun 2013

How it all started

Galveston Multimedia Demo
At the 2nd annual Digital Cinema Symposium 2012 - Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas, Barco presented numerous digital cinema "industry firsts" on a giant screen such as the debut of its prototype laser projector. Watch the video below to find out how it all started.


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