COMMERCE, MI (December 13, 2011) – Advanced visualization leader IGI announced that it has received the first production unit of the new Barco Galaxy 4K projector. These 3-chip DLP projectors, dedicated mainly to the commercial markets, project high-quality images with the stunning detail of 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution to large format 2D or 3D advanced visualization systems. The Barco Galaxy 4K projector represents a significant technology expansion that will provide IGI with increased flexibility in meeting the demanding requirements for large scale 3D stereoscopic projection.
The Barco Galaxy 4K allows for active stereo and active Infitec stereo projection. In order to counter the typical brightness issues that often occur in large scale 3D installations, 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.
The projector's 4K resolution along with the known color saturation of three-chip DLP technology produces ultra-vivid image quality with exceptional color uniformity. Thanks to a hermetically sealed optical engine, no dust or dirt will affect the DLP 4K chip. This guarantees undiminished brightness, color uniformity and contrast levels over time. A liquid cooling system protects the projector's core components from overheating which in turn extends their lifetime dramatically and reduces the cost of ownership while increasing uptime.
The Barco Galaxy 4K is poised to make an immediate impact in virtual reality, visualization and simulation installations throughout the automotive design, oil and gas exploration, aerospace simulation, and military intelligence markets. Specifically, IGI will leverage the Barco Galaxy 4K's abilities to produce advanced stereoscopic IGI PowerWalls 4K, IGI PowerWindows 4K, and Custom projection systems.
"We are very excited about receiving our new Barco Galaxy 4K," said Pat Hernandez, President and Founder of IGI. "With the addition of this projector, IGI will remain one of the industry leaders providing advanced mono and stereo 4K visualization systems."
Recently, Barco announced IGI was selected to be one of the few national value added reseller (VAR) in the United States to distribute Barco's immersive projectors. 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.
"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.
IGI will conduct live demonstrations of the Barco Galaxy 4K projector in the company's Detroit and Los Angeles showrooms beginning in January. A series of 4K Forum regional events highlighting IGI's large-screen visualization solutions featuring the Barco Galaxy 4K projector are planned for 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.