Barco provides visualization at MTV Asia Awards in Thailand

Kuurne, Belgium, 15 May 2006 – Visualization specialist Barco is delighted that its products were selected for the MTV Asia Awards in Thailand on 6 May 2006. The Siam Paragon in Bangkok was illuminated not only with international and Asian stars celebrating the fifth spectacular MTV Asia Awards 2006, but also a host of Barco’s leading creativity products were on set to provide the visual displays.

The highly creative set design was built around two OLite 510 LED displays totaling 30 square metres of modular LED blocks. Set back from the OLite were a total of 8,000 MiPIX blocks which gave the set depth. Lastly, but by no means least, two SLM R12+ projectors provided the 4,600 capacity crowd with a front seat view of what was happening on stage, as well the MTV short animation film that played at intervals throughout the show.

All Barco products were supplied and installed by Tedtronic Pte Ltd of Singapore, one of Barco’s largest Asian rental partners. Mr Ted Lai, President of Tedtronic, said “It is fantastic to see such an important event using products like OLite 510 and MiPIX. The level of creativity achieved and flexibility of use really set the product apart”.

The MTV Asia Awards is the biggest regional awards show to bring together and pay tribute to the best talent that Asia has to offer, and to recognize and reward the fans' favorite acts.  The show was jointly hosted by multi-talented Kelly Rowland (Destiny’s Child) and Asian heartthrob Wang Leehom.

About Barco
Barco, a global technology company headquartered in Kortrijk, Belgium, designs and develops visualization products for a variety of professional markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. For fiscal year 2005, Barco posted net sales of euro 712.0 million.
Barco’s ordinary shares are listed on the Brussels/Euronext stock exchange. Barco is a BEL 20 and a Next 150 company. Share information may be accessed on Bloomberg under the symbol BAR BB and on Reuters under BARBt.BR.

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