Barco recently announced two new projectors with that same idea in mind, the G62-W9 and the G62-W11. The two new G62s complement this existing G60 platform with two brighter and improved projectors for even better results and improved solutions for fixed installs.
Barco has been making projectors since 1980 with their groundbreaking large-format CRT professional data projectors. In 1992, Barco shifted their very successful large-format projection business from CRT to a promising new technology, LCD. The introduction of the Barco LCD 5000 projector series set a new standard in how bright a large format LCD projector could be. Barco had a clear strategy to dominate the rental business market for large conferences and major events. The Barco LCD 5000 changed the game for projectionists, including myself, by reducing setup complexity and time. From trade shows and business conferences to stadium concerts, the LCD 5000 series' popularity spread like wildfire.
Barco continues to innovate today in its projection business to capitalize on the latest technology trends while finding ways to push the performance envelope in proven technologies such as DLP.
When Barco expands its projector portfolio, you can be sure that it’s going to be good for the customer and the industry. Barco says that they strive to raise the performance bar with each new projector.
With the introduction of the G60s in 2019, Barco enlarged its offering to a broader range of market segments. Single-chip laser projectors were designed to answer the needs of day-to-day projects without compromising quality.
The G62-W9 and W11 expand Barco's single-chip projection offering 9,000 lumens on the W9 and a whopping 11,000 lumens on the W11. In addition to their brightness ratings, these new G62 projectors provide high-quality WUXGA (1,920 x 1,200) resolution.
These new projector solutions are built to perform as stand-alone units or as part of multi-channel blends. Barco feels confident that they've got you covered from single HD to millions of pixels with enhanced, embedded warping and blending capabilities.
The laser light source ensures great image quality and lower maintenance compared to most lamp-based projectors on the market. Thanks to Barco's Projector Toolset software, installing and managing your projector(s) can be done from the comfort of your own computer.
The G62 models enable HDMI 2.0 input capabilities and higher bandwidth than their predecessors, making them 4K-compatible and 3D-capable of delivering sharper 3D images. What's more, the G62s have a new and improved interface designed to guarantee user-friendly and efficient operation. With the additional EssentialCare service options, Barco says that its customers can access an existing pool of G-series swap units with comparable brightness and long life to reduce response and replacement time.
Both the G62-W9 and the G62-W11 use Texas Instruments DLP technology. This TI DLP DMD (Digital Micromirror Device) is a digitally controlled MEMS (Micro-ElectroMechanical System) along with an SLM (Spatial Light Modulator) that enables high-resolution WUXGA display systems. Together with the display controller and power and motor driver, the DMD comprises the DLP WUXGA chipset.
While projecting the image, the micro-mirrors alternate between their on and off position. This means they change their orientation to either reflect the light towards the projector’s lens and onto the projection screen or the light is reflected away from the main lens into a light-absorbing area. It’s why DLP is called a reflective imaging technology. In a single-chip DLP projector, each primary color is directed to the imager sequentially, and the image for each color is formed separately. Because it happens so fast our brain is able to blend the images into a full-color result. The mirrors’ ultrafast continuous on/off alternation defines the brightness and color of the corresponding pixels and forms the projected image. This chipset serves as an optimal solution for any system that demands a cost-effective, high-resolution display.
The imagers in DLP projectors typically have a sealed DMD chip and cooling is done through the back of each imager device without hindering the optical path. This means that the DMD is shielded from the cooling air and dust particles. It makes sure viewers will see a clear and dust-free image.
DLP projectors are durable with guaranteed image uniformity, color accuracy and light output over time. Not only because the design prevents dust build-up but also because DMDs are micromechanical structures. They don’t change or fade over time and, it also reduces the time and money required for upkeep of your projector.
The G62-W9 and the G62-W11projectors are available in dark black and neutral white chassis colors that allow the projectors to blend in and provide a great fit for an almost limitless range of venues. Their uniform compact size, compatibility with other Barco products, and wide lens shift range increase the projectors' installation flexibility and customer value.
Having all this at very competitive pricing makes both the G60 and G62 an attractive package for all customers.
Since their launch in 2019, the G60 projectors have been a value tool for Barco professional customers. With the new G62 projectors, Barco will offer the same quality experience, stable performance and with Barco expert guidance with solutions that their customers have depended on for decades.
The G62-W9 is expected to cost $10,840.00, and the G62-W11 should sell for $12,900. Both should be available through the Barco sales distribution network. More information is available for these and other Barco projectors at https://www.barco.com/en/ and be sure to check out www.projectorreviews.com for more industry news and information as well as upcoming projector reviews.