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Barco announces new targeted presentation package for its 3Gbps multi-format video switcher

At ISE 2010, Barco will introduce PlusPAK, a powerful new configuration package for the FSN Series switcher. Specifically designed for the presentation needs of the events market, PlusPAK leverages the field-proven FSN platform with new Universal Output Cards, Multiviewer, DVE, and full 2.5 M/E control.

ISE (Integrated Systems Europe) Amsterdam, Netherlands— 2 February 2010 — Image processing pioneer Barco is proud to announce the introduction of PlusPAK for the FSN Series multi-format switcher at ISE 2010 (2-4 February at the Amsterdam RAI). Tailor-made for the flexibility and agility needed in the events industry, PlusPAK is a new hardware and software suite comprised of four components — a new Universal Output Card (UOC), the system’s new Multiviewer (MVR), a Digital Video Effects Card (DVE) and new software capable of controlling 2.5 M/E’s from the compact FSN-150 Controller. Because contemporary presentations are often more complex than single screen, single output, single format shows, PlusPAK answers that requirement with a purpose-built solution.

The first component in PlusPAK is the plug-in UOC, a dual-channel Athena scaler card that enables any assigned Aux bus to output DVI, Analog or SMPTE SDI signals at any format — regardless of the switcher’s native resolution. Each UOC has two independent channels, and up to three can be installed for a total of six scaled outputs. With the ability to output digital and analog simultaneously, users can select from a standard list of output formats, or create custom formats with ease. In practice, the UOC enables customers to route video to projectors, monitors, servers and even the client’s VHS deck — without format restriction.

The second PlusPAK component is the plug-in MVR, a fully integrated Multiviewer that eliminates the need for multiple external monitors and the associated wiring complexity. The MVR displays up to 16 video signals (PIPs) in either single- or dual-monitor modes, and all routing is internal to the FSN-1400 chassis for unrestricted access to all inputs and outputs. Multiple layouts are provided with full UMD (Under Monitor Display) and tally support, and when combined with the FSN’s powerful memory registers, user’s can instantly switch between layouts and source configurations with ease.

The third PlusPAK component is the plug-in DVE, a two-channel 2D digital video effects card that offers full keyframe editing, dynamic PIP sizing and positioning, programmable borders and shadows, plus freeze, strobe and color effects. Up to two DVE cards can be installed, for a total of four DVE channels on line. In addition, the DVE interface includes a unique “shot box? that enables users to store up to 128 single-keyframe “looks,? for use on air individually, or combined into creative dual-keyframe effects.

To complete the PlusPAK, a creative new software enhancement enables full control of the system’s second M/E from the compact FSN-150 Controller. With one button, users can toggle the M/E bank between M/E 1 and M/E 2, providing full access to the system’s 2.5 M/Es and five keyers. In practice, when the event calls for three independent transitioning outputs, PlusPAK delivers full M/E control and memory register integration from one compact and intuitive panel.

When combined with the FSN Series’ plug-in NIC (8-channel Native Input Card), UIC (2-channel Universal Input Card), PlusPAK solidifies the FSN’s position as the industry’s most versatile “anything in, anything out? switching system.

“Our customers have asked us for a new, robust package to meet the market’s need for a cost effective, multiple output presentation system,? said Jed Deame, Vice-President of Image Processing for Barco. “With the versatility of the FSN multi-format platform and the power of the PlusPAK, our customers can now react quickly to any client requirement, from the simple to the complex — in a most economical manner.?

For a hands-on demonstration of the FSN system’s PlusPAK at ISE 2010, please visit the Barco booth (11J28, Hall 11).

About Barco
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 3100 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 725 million euro in 2008.

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