Barco introduces the next generation of its successful high-brightness Barco UniSee LCD video wall. This is the last step in the full LCD video wall portfolio renewal, after the recent introduction of the new Barco UniSee 500, OverView KVD-5521C and OverView LVD-5521C. This new generation builds on the unique strengths of Barco UniSee and further optimizes the state-of-the-art image quality for use in a broader range of applications.
Barco UniSee was launched in 2017 and was met with great market enthusiasm and a number of important awards, including the renowned 'Best of the Best' Red Dot Design award. Improvements in terms of image quality, installation precision, ease-of-servicing and reliability in critical environments, further boosted the success of the Barco UniSee platform. Today, more than 2,500 Barco UniSee video walls have been deployed for a wide variety of applications, in all regions in the world and from small size 2×2 installations to 40m wide video walls.
"The Barco UniSee bezel-free modular platform is future-proof and designed to evolve over time guaranteeing a superb viewing experience for every viewer. It embodies perfection in every sense as it enables a market-leading 95% uniform brightness, compared to the next-best solution on the market, which achieves only 77%. The patented technology ensures there are no shadow zones around the edges of the screen with backlighting 100% of the pixels in a uniform way by using a greater number of LEDs," said Ta Loong Gan, Managing Director, Barco Southeast Asia & Taiwan, and Vice President, Immersive Experience, Barco APAC.
Another step-up in image quality and worry-free operation
Updating the high brightness Barco UniSee to the next generation means another step-up in image quality. With an improved color performance under wide viewing angles and proprietary local dimming technology enhancing local contrast (improving contrast with dark backgrounds and reducing power consumption), Barco UniSee is suited for use in even more applications (including control rooms, corporate lobbies, television studios, boardrooms and experience centers). Barco's Sense X automatic calibration technology is further enhanced, fully perfecting the intra tile and full wall uniformity. The patented UniSee Mount solution keeps ensuring precise and uniform seams whatever the size and the age of the wall.
Barco also further evolved the deployment and serviceability of the platform, making it easier for partners to get the wall up and running and keeping it operational with minimum interrupts. Introducing the Video wall Management Suite allows resellers and managed service providers to monitor and manage the complete installed base from a central location. This solution comes free of charge during the warranty period and can be extended with a service contract or subscription offer. Also, Barco's service portfolio has been renewed, offering comprehensive packages for the complete product lifecycle. This allows customers and resellers alike to experience the best possible protection and optimal uptime.
Sustainability at heart
Eco design has grown into an important strategic focus point for Barco striving towards more sustainable solutions. The next generation of our Barco UniSee series, succeeded in obtaining the Barco Eco Product label, following our stringent ISO14021 compliant eco-scoring methodology.
"Barco is an innovation-driven market leader. This makes us push the benchmark every time in designing solutions that address the market demands for next-generation solutions. With an improved color performance under wide viewing angles and proprietary local dimming technology enhancing local contrast and reducing power consumption, Barco UniSee is the preferred next-generation eco-label product, be it for smart cities management, meeting rooms, broadcast studios, to name a few. With a gold standard in product design the UniSee portfolio reiterates our commitment towards ensuring bright outcomes across all enterprises," added Olivier Croly, Senior Vice President, Barco APAC.
The next generation high-brightness Barco UniSee will start shipping from July '21 onwards.
The announcement was on the side-lines of theBARCO FUTURE-READY WORKPLACE VIRTUAL CONFERENCE 2021, ASIA PACIFIC today. Barco rolled-out a blueprint for the future of work by resetting, recalibrating, and redesigning workplaces at the Conference. The session encompassed discussions around the future workplaces, re-inventing employee engagement and talent development, and relevance of post-pandemic era for investing in new generation visualization and collaboration solutions. Barco emphasised that organizations need to Reset, Recalibrate and Redesign workplace strategies to shock-proof businesses, and master resilience with cutting-edge and sustainable capabilities. It is imperative for organizations to make the transition from being 'hybrid by circumstance to hybrid by design'. The keynote address was by Simon Piff, Vice President, Practice Lead, Future of Work, IDC Asia Pacific.