February 18, 2008

Barco’s Network-centric Projection Wins Archi-Tech Readers’ Choice Award

Kortrijk, Belgium - Barco's iCon NH-12 projector has received the Archi-Tech Readers’ Choice Award. The Archi-Tech Awards, which are handed out in collaboration with AV organization InfoComm, “honor exceptional audiovisual projects.” Says Randal A. Lemke, PhD and executive director of InfoComm International: “These winning entries represent the pinnacle of design, functionality, and technological achievement.”

Barco’s iCon NH-12 is the world’s first three-chip DLP system that combines a native 1080p HD resolution and a light output of 12,000 lumens with Windows desktop integration. Controlled with mouse and keyboard, it allows users to project local and networked sources simultaneously in windows that can be resized, moved, or made to overlap easily. “This results in a free, intuitive way of working and collaborating,” says Peter De Meerleer, director of product management at Barco, “that does not involve any sort of learning curve.”

Additionally, the NH-12’s bright light output and noise-reducing, durable design make it a perfect choice for environments such as auditoriums, conference centers, and large meeting rooms. Thanks to its hardware innovations, the iCon NH-12 boasts a system lifetime that is 60% longer than that of conventional three-chip DLP projectors.

Another nomination for the Archi-Tech Readers’ Choice Award went to the NH-12’s smaller cousin for meeting rooms and boardrooms, the single-chip DLP iCon H500. In addition, the NH-12 was also nominated for the annual InAVation Awards, which single out recent products that have brought substantially new, innovative features that meet and anticipate evolving demands in the professional visualization market.

“We are extremely pleased with this attention,” adds Peter De Meerleer. “Not only does this award demonstrate the market’s interest in our unique solutions to meet important application needs, they are also recognition of the fact that Barco continues to be a frontrunner in the visualization industry.”