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ProjectorCentral News - Sep 23 2010 - Barco Announces RLM-W8

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Barco expands most silent projection range with an 8,000 lumens unit optimized for rental and staging

Kortrijk, Belgium, 23 September 2010 - Barco, a preferred partner in professional visualization, is proud to announce the expansion of its RLM product line with the RLM-W8 projector. It is an 8,000 lumens, three-chip DLP projector with a WUXGA (1920x1200) resolution. In addition to offering low power consumption and decreased noise levels, it features geometry correction and edge blending capabilities. Barco's RLM-W8 is perfectly suited for the rental and staging markets, and uses an optional Barco stacking frame.

Early 2010, Barco launched the RLM-W6 as its first Barco Elements three-chip DLP projector in a single-chip DLP price range. It offers a top-end image quality along with an environmentally conscious profile, by being ten times more silent and 33% less energy-consuming than competing products. As an extension of the RLM family, the RLM-W8 continues these themes, while adding more features that suit rental and staging environments.

“The market responded overwhelmingly positive to the RLM-W6. To better serve rental and staging applications, we decided to launch the RLM-W8. So we kept what made the W6 successful, and added some attractive features to the W8. This includes an increase in light output and contrast, and both warping and blending features. This allows customers to use the RLM-W8 to project onto any kind of surface, as a single unit or combined in a fleet for one composite image free of disturbances,” explains Carl Rijsbrack, Director Product & Solutions at Barco.

While Barco's RLM-W8 projector is primarily designed for the rental and staging market, it shares all features that make the RLM family a great fit into fixed installations with its smaller cousin. This renders the RLM-W8 an attractive three-chip DLP alternative to the top-end brightness projectors in the single-chip DLPTM range, for environments that need 8,000 lumens of brightness and three-chip DLP's superior image quality.

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 (Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with about 3100 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 638 million euro in 2009.

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