Barco adds entry-level model to its all-in-one signal processors and switchers

Kortrijk, Belgium, 30 January 2014 – Barco, a global leader in image processing technology, is proud to announce the addition of an entry-level model to its series of all-in-one video scalers, scan converters and switchers. Building on the legacy of the renowned ImagePRO and ImagePRO-II presentation switchers, the brand-new ImagePRO-II Jr combines high-performance scaling with low total cost of ownership and is perfect for basic applications. The new ImagePRO-II Jr will be showcased from 4 to 6 February at the Barco booth at ISE in Amsterdam, and it will be commercially available as of mid-March 2014.
“As the industry standard for best-in-class signal conversion, our flagship ImagePRO-II presentation switcher has a proven track record and we are proud to further expand this product range with an entry-level model as a successor to our workhorses ImagePRO-HD and ImagePRO-3G,” comments Andreas Yerocostas, R&D Director Image Processing at Barco. “From the simplest to the most complex applications, we can now meet any customer requirement for versatile and advanced switching – and not only for the rental and staging market, but for corporate AV and visitor attractions as well.”

Cutting-edge scaling at an affordable price
The cost-effective ImagePRO-II Jr is an all-in-one video scaler, scan converter, switcher and transcoder that converts any input signal format to any output format. It supports Universal Analog, DVI single link, and SD/HD/3G SDI signal formats and provides loop-through outputs for the Analog, DVI and SDI input and genlock signals. Whether users are saving a setup for later, or need to copy a setup to multiple units, the incorporated USB backup-and-restore functionality makes configuration quick and easy. With features like HDCP and EDID management, multiple video effects, and a web page interface, the ImagePRO-II Jr is the most advanced and flexible signal processor currently available at this price point.

AthenaTM scaler for ultimate image quality
Just like the other ImagePRO-IIs, the ImagePRO-II Jr incorporates Barco’s custom-designed Athena scaler and allows for higher resolutions (up to WUXGA), higher frame rates, higher quality de-interlacing with advanced motion adaptive processing, faster source acquisition, enhanced color depth, and native support for all of the latest computer signals. As formats and interface requirements frequently change, the Athena scaler is built to be adaptable, providing superior signal clarity while maintaining a low processing latency of only one frame.

Easy control
Thanks to its intuitive user menu, the ImagePRO-II Jr can be easily controlled via the front panel, a web browser, or a mobile device. As it is built to withstand the abuse of the road, the rugged ImagePRO-II Jr is also ideally suited for the live event industry, in addition to applications in the corporate AV and visitor attractions markets. What’s more, it takes up only 1 RU of rack space.

Come and see it at ISE
The ImagePRO-II Jr will be unveiled at the ISE trade show, Amsterdam RAI, the Netherlands, from 4 - 6 February. You will find Barco in hall 11, booths #F78 and #H75.

About Barco
Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops visualization products for a variety of selected professional markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with about 3,900 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1.156 billion euro in 2012.

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