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It’s Better with Barco – Like the E2 Presentation System


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When you need the ultimate presentation control, look no further than Barco and its E2 Presentation System. The scalable and modular system architecture delivers 12 bits/color (36 bits/pixel) with 1-frame processing latency for progressive sources. The E2 is LOADED with features and functions needed for complete presentation control. Its 6G SDI input card has 4x BNC connectors that support the 6G SDI – perfect for high-bandwidth maneuvers. The Event Master Software is GUI-based for simplistic configuration and control applications – even its API for allowing custom user interface programming.

E2 right 01 jpgSupporting native 4K input and output and designed especially for the live event industry, the Barco E2 Presentation System is ruggedly designed with a steel chassis for a life on the road. With its modular cards and dual redundant power supplies, along with its compact form factor of only four rack units, making it easy to ship and install, its modular design allows users the ability to simply add a new input or output card for future features. Ever tried to switch components in the field? E2’s modularity ensures easy serviceability, if and when the rare circumstance requires it, because users can quickly swap a specific input or output card in the case of damage, without needing to ship or replace the entire box.

Regardless of whether you’re using the E2’s native or scaled inputs, two connectors or four, this HDCP-compliant system manages it ALL – 28 inputs and 14 outputs (eight PGM, two Multi-viewer and four scaled Aux outputs) gives the E2 system the power to deliver full show control, including eight independent PIP mixers and a dedicated Multiviewer. Because of its linkable chassis design, E2 can easily expand beyond these eight outputs – without having to add additional external processing and routing to distribute the signals! If that wasn’t enough, its inputs and layers can also be extended, ramping-up its management capacity to blend up to 32 4K projectors!

It’s astounding to realize that 90% of the world’s events can be controlled with a single E2 processor! And when using E2’s expansion links and linking the processors together forming a larger system, the other 10% can be managed!

One of the greatest features about the E2 is that it’s future-proof. Because of the modular I/O cards, as new signal interfaces and/or cards with new features appear, the E2 accommodates! When you make an investment in such a fine show management controller, you want to know that your purchase will provide you with longtime hqdefaultuse. And that’s both the secret and the power of future-proofing. Coupled with E2’s expandability, this is a system that will handle all of your management needs for years to come.

Did I mention the event Master software? It’s easy to use GUI allows users to easily program and change settings of the E2 from either a PC or Mac (because of its cross-platform design) via an Ethernet connection. Configuring, programming, managing system functions and setting-up the Multiviewer is simple, thanks to the step-by-step approach provided by the program itself. In fact, the E2 is so versatile that you’ll be able to meet even the wildest of creative demands quickly and effortlessly!

Barco has engineered a groundbreaking 4K screen management system not only excelling in image quality high I/O density expandability and durability, while also providing four times as much detail as 1080p Full HD and giving greater texture and sharper imagery. This unit is made for the following applications: rental and staging, touring, broadcast studios, simulation, and high-end corporate venues. Its straightforward design provides unmatched performance and is a pleasure to work with.


Key Features in a nutshell:

  • 28 Inputs, 14 Outputs
  • Dedicated Multiviewer
  • Four scaled Aux outputs
  • 4K scaling
  • Each I/O card supports 4K
  • Eight independent PIP mixers
  • HDCP 1.4 compliant
  • EDID 1.3 compliant
  • Live native resolution background mixers per destination
  • Front-to-back forced air cooling
  • Dual redundant power supplies
  • Field-installable cards
  • Expansion via integrated link cards
  • Easy-to-use GUI control
  • Widescreen blending support
  • Seamless AUX switching
  • Roadworthy design

After working with the E2, you’ll wonder how you ever got along without it! Its versatility is almost beyond measure, and the ease with which it operates will leave you speechless. After working with this wonder, you, too, will know that it’s better with Barco.

About Barco

Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops networked visualization products for the Entertainment, Enterprise and Healthcare markets. Barco was established in Poperinge, Belgium by Lucien De Puydt in 1934. The company specialized in the assembly of radios with parts from the United States. The name, “Belgian American Radio Corporation” or BARCO is retained from the company’s early beginnings. Today, Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and APAC. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with 3,250 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1.051 billion euro in 2014. Check out their entire product line at: www.barco.com/en/.


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Editor-In-Chief, Publisher at Broadcast Beat Magazine, LLC.
Ryan started working in the broadcast and post production industry at the young age of twelve! He has produced television programs, built large post production facilities, written for some of the industry's leading publications and was an audio engineer for about ten years. Ryan previously wrote for Broadcast Engineering Magazine, Creative COW and his projects have been featured in dozens of publications.
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