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Barco launches compact 14K lumens 3D events projector

Press Release  |  Feb 1, 2011
Amsterdam, Integrated Systems Europe 2011 exhibition, 1 February 2011 – Barco, a world leader in projection for the rental and staging market, is happy to announce a newly designed three-chip DLP platform for mid-sized event venues. The HDX-W14 is a 3D projector with advanced image processing, increased and easy control options, and a compact design.

The HDX-W14 comes with a 14,000 lumens light output, a WUXGA (1920x1200) resolution and active 3D capabilities. It features controls through a user-friendly, built-in LCD screen with a preview mode, and control options through wired and wireless IP. Furthermore, users can control the projector through new technologies such as tablet PCs and smart phones.

“The development of the HDX was heavily influenced by three key areas where Barco has gained considerable expertise,” explains Chris Colpaert, Strategic Marketing Director of Barco's pro AV business, “We carried over our experience in 3D from our digital cinema portfolio and fused it with our intimate knowledge of what the events industry will expect from projectors now and in the coming years. For example, the HDX is compatible with the 3G protocol, gearing it up for lightning-fast, future video transmission.”

“The HDX also makes use of Barco's advanced image processing capabilities found in our benchmark ImagePRO. This boosts creativity and decreases the time it takes to get sources on screen the way users want,” continues Mr. Colpaert, “In addition, the HDX is equipped with native blending and geometry correction for unusual screen shapes and sizes.”

While it is a heavy-duty three-chip DLP projector, Barco's HDX platform is 25% more compact than comparable solutions, and consumes up to 30% less power. Its modular design, consisting of just five building blocks, was conceived for quick servicing.

“The HDX builds on the legacy of its predecessor, the SLM-R12+ projector, which has long been one of our most successful and reliable products in the events market,” says Mr. Colpaert, “So when we designed the HDX, we knew we had to offer a product that was just as good. By making the HDX line smarter, more compact and more feature-rich, I think we succeeded in doing just that.”

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 3400 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 638 million euro in 2009.