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Barco and projectiondesign® launch next-generation single-chip ReaLED™ projector

The FL33 will be presented to audiences across several industry events in the coming months.

Kortrijk, Belgium, 26 September 2013 – Barco, a global leader in projection technology, is proud to introduce a brand-new LED projector. The top-of-the-line single-chip FL33 projector offers training, simulation and visitor attraction industries an affordable, yet durable high-quality product. The FL33 will be presented to audiences across several industry events in the coming months.

“The FL33 benefits from our second generation LED illumination technology, and is based on our widely acclaimed FL32 platform,” comments Kristian Kolstad, Director of Product Management at Barco. “Thanks to this unique system, the projector can generate up to 1,000 lumens brightness, making it one of the brightest LED projectors in our portfolio. Furthermore, we are committed to ensure a low total cost of ownership and a high return on investment for our customers with this projector.”

Wide range of applications

By combining projectiondesign®’s solid state ReaLED technology with Texas Instruments single-chip DLP® technology, the FL33 offers an uncompromised performance and an unmatched 100,000 hours service life. Designed for multi-channel systems, it is particularly suited for mission-critical applications, such as 24/7 process control monitoring, visualization and simulation. Also, visitor attractions such as planetariums, domes, small enclosed environments and level D flight simulators for both civil and military aviation can benefit from FL33’s flexibility.

Low total cost of ownership

Not relying on any lamps or consumables, the FL33 comes with a low maintenance cost. The absence of lamps also means that the projector can be placed in any orientation angle imaginable. The projector’s uptime is even further increased by the fact that it shows no color degradation and requires virtually no recalibration.

Flawless image quality

The 1,920 x 1,200 or 1,080p native resolution and adjustable Smear Reduction Processing (SRP™) guarantee crisp and smooth imagery, perfect for all types of fast moving images. And thanks to the RealColor™ technology, viewers can enjoy unique color matching capabilities. A wide range of high-quality glass lenses offers customers the best image performance with flexibility to adapt the system to their specific needs.

Come and see the FL33 in action

Already commercially available, the FL33 projector will be showcased at various events in the coming months, including I/ITSEC Orlando, Florida, 2-5 December. Be sure to come and experience its ultra-bright image quality at the Barco/projectiondesign® booth #2530.

About projectiondesign®

projectiondesign® is a Norwegian company that designs, manufactures and markets high-performance projectors for professional, business and consumer applications. Amongst its core markets are high-resolution scientific visualization, visual training and simulation, medical imaging, broadcast and post production, public media and entertainment etc. Since 2013, projectiondesign® is part of Barco, a global technology company that designs and develops visualization products for a variety of selected professional markets. 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. projectiondesign® is located in Fredrikstad, Norway.

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