Kortrijk, Belgium, 8 March 2021 – Barco, a world leader in visualization, introduces the next generation of its successful Barco UniSee 500. This generation further optimizes applications in environments such as control rooms, corporate lobbies, meeting rooms and television studios. Furthermore, the enhanced ease of deployment and servicing makes sure the product benefits the sales channel even more and effectively addresses the sustainability charter in line with Barco's strategy.
The award-winning Barco UniSee LCD video wall platform offers the world's smallest optical seam and almost eliminates the 'grids' that traditionally interrupt content shown on LCD video walls. Furthermore, because the platform was completely redesigned, it also takes a huge step forward in terms of image quality, installation precision, ease-of-servicing and reliability in critical environments. A follow-up version, Barco UniSee 500, answers the market demand for an LCD video wall that excels in image quality, reliability, and ease of servicing at a reduced brightness level and cost. Several innovations, including optimized Sense X algorithms to further improve both intra-tile and overall inter-tile uniformity, ensure an unequalled viewing experience.
Expanding to multiple markets
With an improved color performance under wider viewing angles, Barco UniSee 500 is now even more suited for use in environments where a frontal viewing is not the de facto case. In corporate lobbies, television studios and meeting rooms, for example, a superb viewing experience for every viewer is guaranteed. The built-in support for the latest encrypted 4K streaming content is also needed for these environments. Evidently, the traditional control rooms market will benefit from these new features as well.
The new Barco UniSee 500 is an even more channel-friendly solution. By further improving the ease of deployment and serviceability, it becomes easier for partners to get the video wall up and running after installation, and important to keep it operational for a long time. The innovative Video wall Management Suite solution allows resellers and managed service providers to monitor and manage the complete installed base of video walls from a central location. This solution will come free of charge during the warranty period and can be expanded with a service contract or subscription offer. Barco's service portfolio has been completely renewed and allows customers and resellers alike to experience the best possible protection and optimal uptime.
Expanding on a winning platform
The new version of Barco UniSee 500 excels in eco design and succeeded in obtaining the Barco Eco Product label, following Barco's ISO14021 compliant eco-scoring methodology. The scoring not only focuses on energy consumption but also use of materials, packaging & logistics and end-of-life management, this methodology really considers all aspects of eco-friendly design. For the new Barco UniSee 500, both simplified logistics and improved waste management were implemented.
"The Barco UniSee range brings exquisite value to any environment, and the next generation Barco UniSee 500 further builds on this success story", says Gerrit Vermeire, Director Product Management at Barco. "It offers all well-known benefits of the platform, including the innovative UniSee Mount for easy alignment, the bezel-less viewing experience and automatic color and brightness calibration system, but adds a set of additional benefits to the package. What's more, the existing eco-system of peripheral products built around Barco UniSee, remains fully compatible with the new generation Barco UniSee 500. This includes curved mounting structures, touch overlays, trim solutions, and more."
The next generation Barco UniSee 500 will start shipping from April '21 onwards.