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Barco delivers new 3-chip DLP projectors for fixed installation market

Kortrijk, April 18, 2005 – Barco announces two exciting 3-chip DLP projectors for the fixed installation market, the RLM R6+ and the SLM R9+, both with SXGA+ resolution.

Barco recently announced its new compact SLM R9+ Performer projector, which is based on state-of-the-art DLPTM technology and delivers up to 9000 ANSI lumens. The SLM R9+ combines DLPTM technology from Texas Instruments with Barco's expertise in electronics, optics and mechanical design. It has an extended lamp lifetime of, typically, 1,250 hours; additional dust filters that reduce sensitivity to dust and other external contamination; and continued compatibility with existing TLD lenses.

The new RLM R6+ performer is Barco's latest high brightness Mercury projector with 6000 ANSI lumen light output. This projector is ideal for large screen, corporate data applications. Renowned for its low noise level and its outstanding picture quality, and combined with its sealed engine and long lifetime lamps, the RLM R6+ is an outstanding DLPTM solution with low total cost of ownership.

"We are extremely pleased to round out our line of high quality three chip DLPTM projectors with these powerful offerings," states Dirk Quartemont, Director of Sales & Market Business Manager for Barco US.

About Barco
Barco, an international company headquartered in Kortrijk, Belgium, provides visualization and display solutions for professional markets. Barco designs and develops solutions for large screen visualization, display solutions for life-critical applications, and systems for visual inspection. Barco is active worldwide and has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Barco is quoted on Euronext Brussels and is a BEL 20 and a Next 150 company.