Belgium - Global projection technology specialist Barco is expanding its projector portfolio for events and large venues with a three-chip DLP, 30,000 lumens model with WUXGA (1,920 x 1,200) resolution. The brand-new HDF-W30 FLEX shares its modular design, preview mode, and ImagePRO scaling with the other HDX, HDF, and HDQ family members, while offering Barco's unique flexible brightness. The new projector will be commercially available as of April 2015.

"Barco is the market leader in large venue projection - and our HDX, HDF and HDQ projector platforms are renowned in the industry for their image quality, modularity, and reliability," comments Richard Marples, Barco's strategic marketing director for venues & hospitality. "The HDF platform was previously limited to only 26,000 lumens but with the launch of this new upgraded 30K lumens model, we now cover the entire brightness spectrum - from 10K to 40K lumens, without gaps - offering rental companies the widest choice in brightness levels on the market."

Geared with 3-chip DLP technology, single Xenon lamp illumination, and a high-contrast optical engine, the HDF-W30 FLEX makes no compromises on brightness, colour accuracy, and stability. Xenon lamp colour accuracy delivers the best performance required for premium large-screen projection. It's also equipped with Barco's ImagePRO technology for remarkable scaling power. Another benefit is that it offers FLEX brightness, as standard, so rental companies have the flexibility to tune the projector's brightness to a specific show - from 18,000 to 30,000 lumens in incremental steps of 2,000 lumens.

The HDF-W30 FLEX produces its 30,000 lumens brightness with a single Xenon lamp. Compared to projectors with multiple lamps, managing this projector is a breeze. Moreover, this not only makes it easier to align images during setup but servicing the projector and replacing the lamp also take less time - thus reducing total cost of ownership.

Barco will showcase the HDF-W30 FLEX projector at the ISE in Amsterdam this month. You will find Barco at Hall 11, booths F78 and H75.

(Jim Evans)

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