Rock-solid and powerful: Barco’s new true solid state projector delivers a vision to trust at ISE 2019

Kortrijk, Belgium, 28 January 2019 – Barco, a global leader in simulation projectors, proudly showcases its new FL40 series in a compact, interactive driving simulator at ISE 2019. Working alongside VI-grade, the leading provider of best-in class software products and services for the automotive industry and project:syntropy, professional system integrator and display solutions expert, the FL40 will be delivering a powerful performance not to be missed.

Following the successful launch of the FL40 at I/ITSEC in Orlando (November 2018), this is the first time the FL40 is showcased publicly in the EMEA region. The rock-solid FL40 projector is a true solid-state projector, using the latest in HLD and LED illumination technology. It combines amazing visual performance and extreme reliability with a low TCO. Even in the most demanding environments it delivers a vision to trust.

Built on the powerful Barco Pulse software platform, the FL40 has a flexible architecture that allows for up to 4K (3,840 x 2,400) resolution and advanced low-latency processing taking place in only one single step. Regardless of resolution or degree of geometry correction, the image latency is always kept to a minimum - a huge advantage in interactive, real-time environments like in a driving simulator or a dark ride.

Bringing the perfect image to driving simulators

Driving simulator using Barco's FL40 projectorIn the Barco Hospitality suite a two channel FL40 will be integrated into a compact VI-grade driving simulator with a curved screen by project: syntropy. ProjectionTools  by domeprojection.com is used to  perform projection alignment and calibration of the two FL40 projectors, an operation that is performed via the Barco Pulse software inside the FL40. The result is a perfectly warped and blended projection image, combined with meticulously precise correction of color, black-level and many more parameters.

“The FL40 is an extremely robust and flexible projector on so many levels,” says Christoph Bode, Owner & Technical Director, domeprojection.com. “As a projection alignment and calibration provider we really appreciate that we can develop our own management tools and value-add features utilizing the processing power of the Barco Pulse software architecture found on all the new Barco projectors. For us this means we can develop our tools once, after which they are applicable across the entire Barco portfolio. This saves us drastically on time and resources, future-proofing our investment”

Guido Bairati, VP Global Sales, VI-grade , adds: “We are really excited to show off our Compact Driving Simulator for the first time at ISE together with our close partners Barco and project: syntropy. The extremely high resolution, color rich and smooth imagery provided by the FL40 really brings out the best of the VI-GraphSim that runs the driving scenarios. Also important is the way domeprojection.com and project: syntropy have worked to align, calibrate and set everything up in the system”.

The FL40 and the Compact Driving Simulator solution can be found in the Barco Hospitality suite D504 on the 5th floor of the Elicium building.  


About Barco
Barco designs technology to enable bright outcomes around the world. Seeing beyond the image, we develop visualization and sharing solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences. Our focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions). In 2017, we realized sales of 1.085 billion euro. We have a team of 3,600 employees, located in 90 countries, whose passion for technology is captured in 400 granted patents.

For more information, visit us on www.barco.com, follow us on Twitter (@Barco), LinkedIn (Barco), YouTube (BarcoTV), or like us on Facebook (Barco). 

About VI-grade
VI-grade is the leading provider of best-in-class software products and services for advanced applications in the field of system-level simulation. Along with a network of selected partners, VI-grade also provides revolutionary turnkey solutions for static and dynamic driving simulation.

Established in 2005, VI-grade delivers innovative solutions for streamlining the development process from concept to sign-off in the transportation industry, and there mainly in the automotive, aerospace, motorcycle, motorsports and railway sectors. With its office locations in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, UK, Japan, China, and the USA and a worldwide channel network of more than 20 trusted partners, VI-grade is a dynamic and growing company with a highly skilled technical team.

Since September 2018, VI-grade has been part of Spectris. Spectris is an FTSE 250 listed global conglomerate with 2017 sales of over $2B and 9,800 employees. The firm conducts business in four major segments - materials analysis, testing & measurement, in-line instrumentation and industrial controls - and serves a broad range of industries ranging from automotive and aerospace to electronics, energy, mining and pharmaceuticals.

For further information about VI-grade, please visit http://www.vi-grade.com.

About project : syntropy GmbH

project: syntropy (Magdeburg & Berlin/D, Gothenburg/SE and Shanghai/CN) creates technologies and display solutions for professional Simulation- and Training Environments, interactive, immersive attractions and dome cinema as well as multimedia experiences. Our technologies and products are customized turnkey solutions (visual display systems / media based attractions), system replacements, dedicated hard- and software products (SYNtouch Multitouch / RADAR). We are integration partner for users of professional simulation environments as well as for themed entertainment, leisure parks, science centers, events, trade shows, museums and exhibitions. We are implementing projects all over the world – from Europe, Scandinavia, Middle East to Asia and US. For further information about domeprojection.com, please visit http://www.domeprojection.com.

About domeprojection.com GmbH
domeprojection.com (Magdeburg & Berlin/D, Gothenburg/SE and Shanghai/CN) develops Hi-End automatic Projection Alignment and Calibration Technologies for Visual Display Systems. Our software enables you to align an unlimited number of projectors projecting on any arbitrary screen or surface. ProjectionTools-generated calibration data results in a perfectly warped and blended projection combined with meticulously precise correction of color, black level and many more parameters. Continuous development and integration of almost all eligible 3rd party AV hard- and software. For further information about project syntropy, please visit http://www.project-syntropy.de/en.

For more information, please contact

Inge Govaerts picture 1 Inge Govaerts
Corporate Communications Manager
Barco nv

Telephone +32 56 36 80 52
inge.govaerts@barco.com

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