Event Tech Case Studies, Applications, Technologies
Barco is a technology company that develops visualization and collaboration solutions to help professionals work together, share information, and projection images. They focus on 3 different markets, healthcare, enterprise and entertainment. Their services towards healthcare include diagnostics, surgical and clinical imaging. Control and meeting rooms for enterprise. Cinema, venues and hospitality for entertainment.
Introduction & History
Founded in 1934 by Lucien de Puydt, Barco was initially created to assemble radios from parts imported from the United States. In 1949, Barco started developing a multi-standard television that accepted different signal standards, becoming a leader in that field. From the 1960s, Barco branched out into numerous other activities, which included mechanical components for industrial use, and quality control monitoring for the textile and plastics industries. Barco first entered the projection technology in 1979 through its development of cathode ray tube (CRT) projection aboard airplanes. Through the ‘90s and the first decade of the new millennium, Barco developed and marketed new display technologies such as liquid crystal display (LCD), light-emitting diodes (LED), Texas Instruments’ Digital Light Processing (DLP), and later, liquid crystal on silicon (LCoS). It now covers markets that include media and entertainment, security and monitoring, medical imaging, avionics, 3D and virtual reality, digital cinema, traffic control, broadcast and training and simulation.