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Barco UDM Large Venue Laser Projectors
Barco took its time getting to the 20,000-lumen large-venue market but has arrived with a bang with this five-model series that covers 15,000 to 22,000 lumens in both WUXGA and 4K resolutions. The single-chip DLP projectors offer a laser-phosphor light source along with Barco's usual ultra-rugged build quality, but also something new: they're touted as the world's first IOT projectors thanks to a phone chip that ships with the projector and connects it to the cloud to allow wireless monitoring of entire fleets via the company's Projector Management Suite software. Three different levels of service are offered, each offering a deeper look into the projector's vitals or early warnings to flag irregularities in the field.