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BARCO : introduces next generation of multi-format processor

11/21/2011 | 05:40am US/Eastern

Kortrijk, Belgium, 21 November 2011 - Barco, a global leader in image processing technology, is pleased to launch the new ImagePRO-II, a high performance video scaler, scan converter, switcher and transcoder in one. Converting any input signal to any output format, the ImagePRO-II is the most advanced multi-format processor for the rental and staging industry. The ImagePRO-II will be showcased at Integrated Systems Europe from 31 January to 2 February 2012.

Building upon the industry's standard for signal conversion, ImagePRO-II raises the bar again as the most versatile and advanced all-in-one video scaler, scan converter, switcher and transcoder. Signal interfaces have been expanded to include HDMI, DisplayPort and Dual Link DVI, all with HDCP support, as well as 3G HDSDI. Controlling the ImagePRO-II has been made easier with the addition of a USB port allowing firmware upgrades and system configuration backup and restore. Further improving the ease of use, a webpage interface allows the unit to be remotely controlled from a PC or mobile devices.

"As the ImagePRO-II is the ultimate video tool box for professionals in the live event industry, it has been designed with the road in mind," says Kevin Clarke, Director of Image Processing at Barco, "With features like field replaceable DVI connectors, 1 RU form factor and professional EtherconTM and BNC connectors it supports the demanding environment of any live event. ImagePRO-II is built to withstand the abuse of the road as our customers have come to expect from all of our products."

Incorporating the fifth generation of the AthenaTM scaling - Barco's custom-designed image processing technology - the ImagePRO-II offers higher resolutions (up to WQXGA), higher frame rates, higher quality de-interlacing with advanced motion adaptive processing, faster source acquisition, enhanced color depth and native support for all the latest computer signals. Lastly, a dedicated menu supports for easy setup and configuration of LED walls.

Barco provides rental & staging companies all over the world with advanced video and lighting solutions. The company's comprehensive product portfolio includes cutting edge digital projection, image processing, indoor and outdoor LED solutions, creative LED and an array of lighting and show control products.

The ImagePRO-II will be showcased at Integrated Systems Europe at Amsterdam RAI, from 31 January to 2 February 2012. You will find Barco in hall 11, booth #11H65.

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 (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with about 3,500 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 897 million euro in 2010.

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Sophie Hautekeete
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Phone:+32 56 36 80 59

Annette Davis
Press & PR Specialist, North America
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Nancy Xiao
Press & PR Manager APAC
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Phone:+86 10 8012 0885

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