It all starts in 1934 when a young and bold entrepreneur named Lucien De Puydt begins a Flemish technology company: the Belgian American Radio Corporation (BARCO). His ambition is to produce and sell the most significant high-tech consumer product of that era, the radio, in Flanders and its surroundings. In our first year, we assemble no less than 2,000 radios.
We successfully make the change to TV technology and launch the first TV prototypes three years ahead of other Belgian manufacturers. In 1949, a receiver mast is installed near the office, which makes it possible to test different types of transmission signals from London and Lille. This makes Barco TVs the only TVs that can accurately transmit television programs from the RTF and the BBC.
We start to produce multi-standard television sets. From now on, our TVs can receive no less than five different transmission standards, which propels TV setmaking to higher levels. The most striking aspect, however, is the fact that we are the first producer of universal TV sets with a wireless ultrasonic remote control.
Making a successful move into the color television market, we take over the Belgian market by storm. Barco color televisions were the only ones to receive both PAL and SECAM systems. In other words, multi-standard remains our key focus. It allows us to compete with ‘monostandard' giants such as Philips.
Our data projector is an answer to the growing demand for large-screen projectors that can project both sharp alphanumeric data as well as complex charts. We succeed in developing a projector that is able to generate a perfect image with virtually every connection. Thanks to IBM orders, the Barco data projector becomes the de facto standard in the early 1980s.
We achieve a technological milestone when our new video monitor line, the Color Video Scope (CVS), is introduced. It is recognized as the most versatile monitoring system for television studios and is crowned with an Emmy award in 1988. The microprocessor is able to produce a uniform image via automatic calibration, a world first.
LCD technology, a high-quality substitute for CRT technology, is redefining the market. We decide to apply ourselves to the production of very big and bright projectors. With our LCD 5000 projector range, we set a new standard for brightness, conquering the rental business market for large conferences and major events.
Together with the Dutch PTT Telecom, we develop a cable television network management system, named ROSA. A headend makes it possible to transmit several television channels through a cable network. From now on, terminals can be supplied with television signals from the broadcast studio and at the same time be remotely controlled by the ROSA system. Networking avant la lettre!
Pioneers in ultra-high resolution, we introduce the world's first three-chip DLP projectors with a native WUXGA resolution, which is a step up from the common Full HD format. Over the years, we'll develop a host of Galaxy projector models. They are the ideal solution for markets that require exact 3D data display, virtual prototyping and collaborative videoconferencing.
We reinvent the LCD video wall with the launch of Barco UniSee. By completely rethinking and optimizing every aspect of tiled LCD video walls, UniSee introduces a single uniform view ensuring faster installation, easier servicing, and higher reliability. This makes it the perfect platform for control rooms, experience centers, high-end meeting rooms, and more.
Whether you're looking for the flexibility of the G60 series or the exceptional fixed installation experience of the F80 series, Barco offers top-quality projectors for a wide range of applications, from boardrooms and classrooms to museums, auditoriums and interactive experiences.Discover More
With brightness from 7 to 10K lumens, Barco’s G60 series have got you covered with superb image quality to simply meet the needs of any installation and blend in perfectly in every environment. The G60’s laser light source ensures great image quality, but lower maintenance compared to most lamp-based projectors on the market and up to 20,000 hours light source lifetime.View The Range
wePresent offers professional wireless presentation systems that allow up to 64 users to share content from any device to present, interact and collaborate.
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Barco's industry-leading OverView LCD video wall portfolio utilises the innovative Sense X colour and brightness calibration system to ensure that the complete wall always produces a perfectly balanced image.Discover More
The award-winning Barco UniSee platform takes a completely new approach to truly seamless LCD video walls. Redesigning and optimizing every component, Barco UniSee is not only a step forward in terms of image quality, but also in installation precision, ease-of-servicing, and reliability.Discover More
Barco offers a wide array of high-performance image processing and scaling tools to serve as a versatile front-end for its LED displays. Thanks to their integrated control, monitoring and diagnostics capabilities, Barco's LED image processors boost the performance of your LED display.Discover More
Barco's One Campus offers an immersive insight into the latest technologies from Barco, such as projection, displays, collaboration and much more. Have a sneak peak, covering a wide range of markets and applications - from healthcare to cinemas, retail, public sector, education and corporate, to name just a few.Take a 360 Tour