ELM R18 Director

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About ELM R18 Director

Equipped with an innovative Digital Light Processing™ (DLP™) sub-system, including high-resolution Digital Mirror Devices™ (DMD™) and a state-of-the-art optical system, the ELM R18 Director delivers an ultra-high light output of 17 500 Center lumen. With its extreme rugged, modular design and innovative feature set, the Barco ELM R18 Director offers the ultimate display for the most demanding Rental and Staging applications.
Ready for the Road
A wide range of special features and accessories make the Elm R18 Director especially suited for the most demanding Rental and Staging requirements.
Special design features enable the projector to be handled, set - up and controlled in an exceptionally easy fashion. An extremely rugged steel frame construction allows the projector to be stacked quickly and safely, without the need for a stacking frame.
An innovative modular construction establishes new standards of serviceability.

Exceptional Performance
The BARCO Elm R18 Director combines exceptional source compatibility with advanced TCRPLUS image processing to provide unique flexibility with superb video and film - like image quality.
Compatible with both current and future digital sources, the ELM R18 Director utilizes 13 bit digital signal processing for superb gray scale performance.
Together with the units remarkable 17,500 lumens of light output this results in image quality that is truly in a class of its own.


  • Modular future-proof structure which allows quick set-up and easy serviceability

  • Upgradeable chassis which enables upgrading to future standards

  • High Contrast Mode
    Ultimate flexibility: trade-off between brightness and contrast, depending on your application
    In applications where you need high-contrast images, like high-quality video in an auditorium, you can select the High Contrast Mode from the menu. With this feature, a contrast ratio of > 900:1 will be attained, but the light output level will be reduced by half.
    However, for a data presentation in a brightly lit auditorium, you can switch back to the normal brightness level.

  • Unique edge-blending software
    When projecting on multiple-adherent screens, to obtain panoramic images, it is important to ensure a smooth overlap of the different images. Barco developed a unique software, called ScenergiX, available as an option on ELM Series. This edge-blending solution integrates images projected by two ELM projectors: the software combines the processing of the 2 projectors and projects one image without visible overlaps.

  • Direct stacking / direct hanging capacity

  • Durable internal steel frame makes the ELM the most rugged projector on the market today

  • Dual lamp power supply
    ensures maximum reliability

  • Seamless source switching
    Switch sources on-the-fly without distracting on-screen warning messages or irritating waiting intervals. Choose special effects like wipe in/out and dissolve to offer smooth visual transitions when switching sources.
    No need to go to the expense of external switchers.

  • Remote control & diagnostics thanks to network connectivity
    Thanks to the optional network interface, the ELM projector becomes an IP addressable device and allows the Facility Manager to access and manage projectors in different locations from one central point or from a remote location.
    Status information like total runtime of the projector as well as warnings like lamp-life status can be sent to the AV Facility Manager via email, resulting in an improved and faster service.
    This networking feature results in a lower total cost of ownership and facilitates the integration of the projection device in the company.

ELM R18 Director

ELM R18 Director
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