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Barco And Vizrt Demo Integrated Backdrop Solutions At IBC 07

(August 01, 2007)
DMN Newswire--2007-8-1--At IBC 2007, Barco (Hall 1, Stand 235) and Vizrt (Hall 2, Stand 219) will demonstrate the two companys best-of-breed backdrop solution. Vizrt and Barco recently completed the integration of Barcos displays and processors with Vizrts 3D graphic renderer, Viz|Engine.

The combined Vizrt and Barco systems enable very high resolution backdrop outputs that allow the studio presenter to work interactively with the displayed graphic materials on set. This is achieved by integrating the high-resolution graphic output provided by Vizrt with Barco displays.  It creates a more flexible set design capable of easily inserting interactive graphics and background scenes while maintaining the natural delivery of the presenters.

Barcos IBC booth will feature a 3x3 times mDG50 50" OverView D series video wall system, that integrates cutting-edge DLP technology and is designed and optimized for use in 24/7 mission critical environments. Vizrts IBC booth will have a Barco 4x2 times cDG67 67" Overview D series video wall system utilizing Viz|Video Wall ER technology on display and Peyote Designs interactive technology within its booth. The demonstration will highlight a complete production workflow solution, including integration with the full line of Vizrt software, including Viz|Trio character generator to control the real-time interactive show, Viz|Multi-Platform Suite (MPS) for real-time graphics and video content delivery to mobile devices; Viz|Curious Maps mapping software; and Viz|Quattro, a still and clip store workflow solution.

?The integration of our Viz|Video Wall ER technology with Barcos versatile display technology brings our shared clients the industrys most flexible solution for studio backdrop solutions, said Petter Ole Jakobsen, Corporate Technical Officer, Vizrt. ?By combining these best-of-breed technologies, we can assure our joint customers that their integration will go smoothly and that they will realize the most presenter-friendly and interactive solution possible for studio set designs.

?The integration of our processors and display technology with Vizrts Viz|Video Wall ER technology is a natural fit, said Alain Solomon, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Barco Security & Monitoring Division. ?Therefore, with this relationship, we deliver more value to our joint customers and ensure high performance, real-time interoperability of the systems we provide our clients.

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 (Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with about 3800 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of euro 751 million in 2006.

About Vizrt:

Vizrt offers a new vision for content creation and delivery with an end-to-end solution from ingest to visualization. Our solution combines Vizrts true 2D/3D graphics tools with Curious Softwares World Maps and Ardendos asset management. Running on non-proprietary hardware, the combination of these unique cutting-edge products ensures a seamless workflow from conception to multi-format distribution. The latest addition to the Vizrt product suite is Viz|MPS for handheld devices.

Vizrts product suite is used by the worlds leading broadcasters including: CNN, CBS, Fox, BBC, Sky, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, TV Today, CCTV and NHK. Also, many world class production houses and corporate institutions, including both the New York and London Stock Exchanges, utilize Vizrt solutions.

Vizrt is a public company traded on the Frankfurt Prime Standard and on the Oslo Main List: VIZ, ISIN: IL0010838154. For further information, please refer to


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