Kortrijk, Belgium
Kortrijk, Belgium

Barco N.V. is a display hardware manufacturer specialising in digital cinema projection, video projectors, DLP projectors, LCoS projectors, Image Processing, LED displays, video walls, flat panel displays, automated luminaires, digital lighting, lighting controls, display controllers and RAMDACs.Barco is headquartered in Kortrijk, Belgium, and has facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. Barco is active in more than 90 countries and employs about 4,000 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1.158 billion euro in 2013. Wikipedia.


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Patent
Barco NV | Date: 2016-09-09

A method and system for conducting meetings, e.g. making it easy for the user to connect his device to the meeting or come to a common shared view of the meeting content, where all devices participating in the meeting are located within one physical meeting room. In another embodiment, at least some devices are located outside the meeting room. In principle there is no meeting room necessary, but all devices can be distributed anywhere in a region or in the world, and after connection, the meeting content is shared to all physical meeting rooms and remote devices of the system.


Patent
Barco NV | Date: 2016-11-01

A light-emitting display system has interlocking tiles. In an implementation, each tile has a portion of a clamp that joins with another portion of the clamp on another tile. A tile is removed from the display by unlocking the clamp portions. The tile is removed without affecting the position of the other tiles in the display.


The invention relates to a method for reducing imaging artefacts during a frame-changeover from a current frame to a following frame displayed by a display device comprising a plurality of pixels, wherein the artefacts are reduced by overdriving at least one control signal for controlling the pixel intensity of the related pixel during the frame-changeover, wherein the overdrive is carried out in dependence of the magnitude of an intensity step between a designated start intensity value of the pixel within the current frame and a designated target intensity value of the pixel within the following frame.


Patent
Barco NV | Date: 2017-03-15

The present invention relates to methods and devices for sharing a presentation, allowing the presenter to capture and archive key elements of a meeting (KEMs) such as image frames for storage and later retrieval. The capture may be done via a device connected to one of a plurality of screens. The invention also allows the presentation to be followed on a personal device such as a smart phone, which can also access archived KEMs.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: JTI-CP-ARTEMIS | Phase: SP1-JTI-ARTEMIS-2012-AIPP1 | Award Amount: 81.51M | Year: 2013

CRYSTAL aims at fostering Europes leading edge position in embedded systems engineering in particular regarding quality and cost effectiveness of safety-critical embedded systems and architecture platforms. Its overall goal is to enable sustainable paths to speed up the maturation, integration, and cross-sectoral reusability of technological and methodological bricks of the factories for safety-critical embedded systems engineering in the areas of transportation (aerospace, automotive, and rail) and healthcare providing a critical mass of European technology providers. CRYSTAL perfectly fits to other ARTEMIS projects, sharing the concept of a reference technology platform (RTP) as a consistent set of integration principles and seamless technology interoperability standards. Based on the methodologies of a service-oriented architecture and the results of previous projects CRYSTAL focuses on an industry-driven approach using cross-domain user stories, domain-specific use cases, public use cases, and technology bricks. This shall have a significant impact to strengthen European competitiveness regarding new markets and societal applications. In building an overall interoperability domain embedded systems, CRYSTAL will contribute to establishing a standard for model-based systems engineering in a certification and safety context which is expected to have global impact. By bringing together large enterprises and various industrial domains CRYSTAL will setup a sustainable innovation eco-system. By harmonizing the demands in the development of safety-relevant embedded systems including multi-viewpoint engineering and variability management across different industrial domains, CRYSTAL will achieve a strong acceptance from both vendors and the open-source community. CRYSTAL will drive forward interoperability towards a de facto standard providing an interoperable European RTP. Approved by the JU on 20-03-2015


Disclosed herein are systems and methods for packaging, distributing, and utilizing digital cinema packages (DCPs) with multiple screens or projectors. A merged DCP generation system is disclosed that includes a DCP ingestor module configured to receive and decode a main screen DCP and a peripheral screen DCP, the main screen DCP and the peripheral screen DCP each comprising digital files that include audiovisual information and metadata to enable the presentation of audiovisual content. The system includes a DCP editor module configured to combine the digital files of the main screen DCP and the digital files of the peripheral screen DCP to generate a merged composition playlist (CPL) comprising reels designating audiovisual content shown on the main screen and the peripheral screen. The system includes a DCP mastering and packaging module configured to generate a merged DCP from the combined digital files and the merged CPL.


Patent
Barco NV | Date: 2016-11-30

An electronic meeting tool and method for communicating arbitrary media content from users at a meeting is described. These can include a node configuration means adapted to operate a display node of a communications network, the display node being coupled to a first display. The node configuration means is adapted to receive user selected arbitrary media content and to control display of the user selected arbitrary media content on the first display. At least one peripheral device adapted to communicate the user selected arbitrary media content via the communications network is provided, wherein the peripheral device is a connection unit comprising: (e) a connector adapted to couple to a port of a processing device having a second display, a memory and an operating system; and (f) a transmitter for communicating with the communications network, A program is provided that is adapted to be loaded onto the processing device and to run on the operating system of the processing device, said program being adapted to obtain user selected arbitrary media content, said program leaving a zero footprint on termination. An input device is provided to allow the user to carry out a user action that triggers transfer of said user selected arbitrary media content to said transmitter through said port.


Patent
Barco NV | Date: 2016-02-02

A 3D laser projection systems and methods are disclosed herein. A laser projection system includes a left projector head and a right projector head, wherein a first video projected onto a movie screen by the left projector head has a first polarization and a second video projected onto the movie screen by the right projector head has a second polarization different from the first polarization. The laser projection system can include a laser light generator located a first defined distance away from the left projector head and a second defined distance from the right projector head and coupled to the left projector head and the right projector head with fiber optic cables that transmit light from the laser light generator to the left projector head and the right projector head. The laser light generator includes a laser diode configured to output light and to transmit it to the fiber optic cables.


Patent
Barco NV | Date: 2016-06-10

A display having a spatial light modulator for dynamically controlling a luminance of each pixel according to an input signal, the spatial light modulator having a non uniform spatial characteristic, the display also having an optical filter having a spatial pattern to alter the luminance to compensate at least partially for the non uniform spatial characteristic. An electronic signal processing element applies some pre compensation predominantly of higher spatial frequencies for the non uniform spatial characteristic. Such dynamic and optical compensation can enable tuning for different optimizations or for compensating for variations over time. A backlight has an optical source and an optical filter, the source having a colour output which has a non uniform spatial characteristic, and the optical filter having a spatial pattern to alter the colour to compensate in part at least for the non uniform spatial characteristic.


Support wires can be used to hold up light tiles to provide a lightweight display system or technique.

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