Kortrijk, Belgium, 7 September 2021 – Barco, the global technology manufacturer and visualization innovator, has expanded its laser projection portfolio with a pair of state-of-the-art RGB projectors. Designed to enable impactful experiences in the theme park industry, the XDM and XDX exceed all expectations with stunning Rec. 2020 colors, native 4K resolution and remarkable performances.
From Hollywood to theme parks
"With the XDM and XDX projectors, we have leveraged the strengths of our market-leading cinema projectors, to bring the same advanced color performances and Hollywood-worthy visuals to theme parks and other entertainment venues," explains Koen Van Belle, Product Manager Entertainment at Barco.
The RGB laser light source enables a wider color gamut, making the latest additions to the Barco portfolio ideally suited to those applications where exceptional image fidelity and extra color punch is needed to showcase the specialized Rec. 2020 content. In addition, the projectors make full use of evolving standards around High Frame Rate (HFR) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) that become more and more popular within the content creation community. And with Barco's patent pending ColorgenicTM technique, the XDM and XDX maintain their high brightness levels even when showing Rec. 2020 content.
Cost-saving design, a smart investment
Built with the accumulated know-how of the demanding performance and service criteria of both the cinema and live events industry, the Barco XDM and XDX projectors keep in mind the priorities of the location-based entertainment venue owners and operators. They provide unequalled consistency and accuracy over a long period of time with minimal maintenance interventions. Thanks to the choice of high-quality components and superior chassis design, including optimized cooling, laser lifetime of up to 40,000 hours can be achieved. Sealed optics and complete next-level modularity, even down to the individual laser plates within the light source itself, enable unrivaled projector uptime.
Just like our UDM and UDX projectors, the new portfolio members can be managed through Barco's cloud-based Projector Management Platform with remote health condition monitoring, targeting 24/7 uptime and increasing the reliability of the installation.
The XDM and XDX are engineered with a flexibility that supports an improved ROI. They offer a wide range of lens options including a total of fourteen high-brightness and five high-contrast variants with ratios ranging from an ultra-short throw 0.38:1 to a long throw 11:1.
When it comes to Barco's continuous eco-conscious efforts in the manufacturing of more sustainable products, the XDM and XDX are no exception. The projectors' durable design, smart material choices and industry-leading energy efficiency has resulted in an A-score within the Barco Eco Product label for both projectors based on the company's ISO14021 compliant eco-scoring methodology.
Nicolas Vanden Abeele, Senior VP Entertainment Barco, concludes: "Barco projectors have been game-changers in the laser projection world enabling cinemas, event organizers and museum owners to make the impossible possible. The new XDM and XDX will continue that tradition. For planetariums, dark rides and immersive destinations of all kinds, the XDM and XDX will help create those extra-ordinary experiences and exceptional moments that keep visitors coming back for more."
Learn all about the new XDM and XDX in our upcoming webinar September 14, 2021.