Barco has expanded its laser projection portfolio with a pair of RGB projectors. Designed to enable impactful experiences in the theme park industry, the company says the XDM and XDX exceed all expectations with stunning Rec. 2020 colors, native 4K resolution and remarkable performances.
“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 and high dynamic range that become more and more popular within the content creation community. And with Barco’s patent pending Colorgenic technique, the XDM and XDX maintain their high brightness levels even when showing Rec. 2020 content.
The Barco XDM and XDX projectors keep in mind the priorities of the location-based entertainment venue owners and operators. They provide what the company says is 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.
The XDM and XDX 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.
Both are engineered with a flexibility that the company says 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.
Nicolas Vanden Abeele, senior vice president entertainment Barco says, “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.”