IGI Becomes a Nationwide VAR for Barco Virtual Reality
COMMERCE, MI (September 9, 2011) – IGI announced today that it will be a national value added reseller (VAR) in the United States to distribute Barco's Virtual Reality (VR) projection systems. A leading producer of three-chip DLP projectors, control room projection cubes and virtual reality systems, Barco is offering its latest 3D stereo projector, the Galaxy 4K, through IGI as part of a wide array of exciting product offerings. The projector's 4K resolution (4096 X 2160) along with the color saturation of three-chip DLP technology produces ultra-vivid image quality with exceptional color uniformity and finest detail. In addition, the Galaxy 4K offers a choice of three brightness levels from 12,000 up to a remarkably brilliant 32,000 ANSI lumens of light output to precisely meet user requirements.
Poised to make a big impression in virtual reality installations and other applications requiring ultra-bright 3D, Barco's Galaxy 4K offers stereoscopic viewing options ranging from active 3D stereo and active Infitec 3D in 2K resolution to a stacked setup that enables passive Infitec 3D in full 4K resolution. The addition of the stereo-compatible Galaxy 4K to its already wide spectrum of leading-edge projection system offerings represents a significant technology expansion for IGI. The company for the first time will now provide active or passive stereo display using a single 4K projector in its advanced visualization systems to customers throughout the US. Apart from now offering the full line of Barco DLP projectors for use in its PowerWalls and PowerWindows, IGI will also focus on the command and control room markets which comprise Barco video wall cubes and processors.
"IGI is well-known in the industry for providing large scale, high-resolution visualization systems and we are proud to be represented by IGI as a key supplier in this highly sophisticated market. Their solutions planning, integration and support is unsurpassed in the industry, and they share our passion for quality and high performance, which makes them an ideal partner," commented Hernán Rodríguez, Director Channel Management Control Room and Virtual Reality for Barco North America.
"We are very excited about our new relationship with Barco," said Pat Hernandez, President and Founder of IGI on the occasion of his company becoming a VAR for Barco's VR business, adding: "With the addition of the full line of Barco products, including the Galaxy 4K DLP projector, IGI will remain one of the industry leaders providing advanced mono and stereo 4K visualization systems."
IGI has ordered one of the Galaxy 4K's first production units and will conduct live demonstrations of its unique capabilities and benefits in the company's Detroit and Los Angeles showrooms beginning in October. A series of 4K Forum regional events highlighting IGI's large-screen visualization solutions featuring the Barco Galaxy 4K projector is also planned for late 2011 into early 2012.
Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops visualization products for a variety of selected professional markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with about 3,500 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 897 million euro in 2010.
IGI is a leading provider of large-scale, ultra-high resolution projection systems for advanced visualization applications, dedicated to creating mission-critical value for organizations in conducting their core operations. Markets served include automotive engineering and design, military collaboration and intelligence, command and control room, oil and gas exploration and feature film post-production. Founded in 1998, IGI is based in Commerce, Michigan near Detroit with engineering and sales offices in Indianapolis and Los Angeles. For more information visit www.werigi.com.