Barco’s New HDX-18

Kortrijk, Belgium, 30 January 2012 – Barco, a leader in projection technology for the rental and staging industry, is proud to add a new unit to its HDX range of three-chip DLP projectors. The HDX-W18 is the latest addition to the successful HDX family, sharing the on-board image processing, compact design, easy servicing, and preview mode features with its W12 and W14 cousins, but clocking in at 17,500 lumens. Barco will unveil the HDX-W18 at ISE from 31 January to 2 February 2012.
“After our very successful introduction of the HDX-W14 last year, we are excited to expand our HDX range with a 17,500 lumens unit. This new model supports the customer requirements of getting more brightness out of compact projector systems,” says Chris Colpaert, Director of Strategic Marketing ProAV at Barco. “The HDX is equipped with Xenon lamps and contains a high contrast optical engine. This results in stunning color reproductions, presenting audiences with crisp and vivid images on every occasion.” Pictured is the HDX-W14, but one could assume they share the same frame.

“The on-board image processing technology is based on Barco’s renowned ImagePRO signal processor, which offers high quality and flexible scaling capabilities and has been a reference in the events market for many years,” Mr. Colpaert continues. “This additional feature set boosts creativity and decreases the time it takes to get sources on screen the way users want.”

Barco’s HDX projectors consist of only five building blocks, which makes them exceedingly easy to maintain. They come with a WUXGA (1920×1200) resolution, which even exceeds industry-standard full HD. The projectors feature control through a user-friendly, built-in color LCD screen with a preview mode – and, thanks to a straightforward user interface, the projector can be set up in no time. Furthermore, users can easily control the HDX via a smart phone or tablet computer.

A quick look at the product features:
Quick preview
The HDX-W18′s built-in color LCD screen provides you with all the information you need on your projector’s connected sources, status, power, temperatures and lamp runtime. The LCD screen also allows you to preview your connected sources.

The HDX-W18 has a native 3G HDSDI/SDI input, which makes it compatible with progressive sources over a single BNC cable. This also means that the HDX-W18 allows for digital inputs that don’t come through fragile DVI fiber cables.

Wireless control
Barco’s HDX platform is designed for wireless control. Whether from one central PC or with a smartphone or tablet computer, you remain connected to the HDX at all times.

Only five building blocks
Barco designed the HDX-W18 with efficiency and quick setup in mind. It features just five building blocks that can be removed and replaced quickly, so that time spent servicing the projector is kept to a bare minimum.

25% more compact
The HDX-W18′s compact and functional design never takes up more space than strictly necessary. In addition, it can be easily boxed, shipped and fits into standard flight cases.

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