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Our technology

The four pillars of our technology stack

“Our technology tool chest includes a broad range of building blocks – from display and projection technologies through to younger disciplines such as computational optics and machine intelligence. Every technology is, however, merely an enabler to provide our customers with end-to-end solutions that deliver outcomes.”

Gerwin Damberg

CTO

In today’s fast-paced, digital world, innovation and agility are more important than ever. Building on decades of experience and expertise in imaging, Barco continues to generously invest in R&D in order to fuel the innovation pipeline and consolidate our market position. As we are committed to be a partner that delivers outcomes, we increasingly complement our market-leading hardware solutions with software and services. At the same time, we continue to embrace new technologies that help us enable ever-brighter outcomes.

Image Processing

Advanced display & projection

The display and projection technology that lies at the heart of Barco’s visualization solutions include optics, electronics and signal processing, manufacturing and calibration techniques related to projection systems and direct view display technologies, including LCD and LED. This advanced technology powers a wide range of advanced display solutions for use in demanding markets – from cinema projectors and high-resolution medical displays to video walls for large screen visualization.

Image processing & insights

Professional visualization requires both classical image processing algorithms and data-driven approaches. Barco’s ‘image processing & insights’ technology domain covers image and video capture, enhancements, processing, understanding and rendering as well as techniques to enhance human-machine interaction. Increasingly important is the implementation of high-performance software solutions on modern hardware such as graphics processing units.

Connectivity & data analytics

Technology that enables connectivity is at the core of Barco’s visualization solutions, as it allows the real-time monitoring of devices or the local or remote streaming of audio and video data. The connectivity platforms that power Barco solutions are always highly optimized for the professional application at hand, whether that is live entertainment, diagnosis or surgery in healthcare settings or sharing content in the workplace. On top of enabling connectivity, Barco increasingly helps customers understand the data transmitted, thus providing trustworthy, actionable insights and boosting productivity, collaboration and engagement.

Computational optics

Computational optical technology exploits the properties of light to enable visual experiences that cannot be delivered using traditional optical systems alone. This technology opens the door to a spectrum of new solutions with functionalities or value that cannot be delivered by other visualization or imaging techniques.  Examples include Demetra, Barco’s multispectral skin imaging platform and the high dynamic range (HDR) light-steering technology that uses real-time programmable lasers and lenses to shape light into high-contrast, high-brightness images on screen.