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Barco-powered projection mapping at Hoover Dam wins Silver APEX Award at Digital Signage Expo
Posted on Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Sacramento, Calif. USA – 3 May 2016 – Barco, a leader in visualization technology, was honored at the 2016 Digital Signage Expo with a prestigious Silver APEX Award in the immersive environment category. The award recognizes the projection mapping event at the Hoover Dam, in which Creative Technology selected Barco large venue projectors to showcase a dynamic visual spectacular at the national landmark on behalf of Daimler Trucks North America.

The annual DSE APEX Awards are designed to recognize and honor achievement in the installation of digital displays and interactive technology and the creation of compelling viewer content. The awards have honored hundreds of companies for their innovation throughout the years.

Leading the world in iconic projection mappings
Barco is becoming a well-known icon in the projection mapping arena due to its in-depth experience in pixel mapping applications, ultra-high brightness projectors and advanced media servers. For the Hoover Dam projection mapping, 30 Barco HDF-W26 and 30 HDX-W20 FLEX projectors were set-up in three banks, with six projectors required to create each image. All images were seamlessly blended to create a single 4592 x 2048 pixel image on the 420,000-square-foot surface, generating an astonishing, record-breaking 1.17 million lumens. In fact, the project received a Guinness World Record for being the highest light output projection at that time.

“Given the requirements and challenges of the work environment, the decision to use our vast inventory of Barco projectors was a quick one,” comments Angie Dellapi, Project Lead for Creative Technology. “The results of the decision paid off in a flawless event, brilliant and vibrantly displayed over the entire face of the dam for all the world to see.”

“We were amazed by the opportunity to map one of the world’s top 10 engineering marvels with our long-time partner Creative Technology, and we are honored to share this recognition for such an amazing feat with an APEX award,” comments Carl Rijsbrack, Vice President Events for Barco.

An outstanding honor among top digital innovators
DSE’s APEX Awards were individually assessed and juried on the basis of originality and innovation by 13 industry experts and journalists, all of whom have long reported on the digital signage sector, have published on the many facets of the industry and are recognized as versant in current industry trends. This year’s APEX Award finalists were chosen by an independent panel of 13 industry experts and journalists from a field of 155 entrants from 11 countries vying in 9 major digital signage categories.

Digital Signage Expo (DSE) is the world’s largest international trade show and educational conference dedicated to digital displays, interactive technology and digital communications networks.

About Barco
Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops networked visualization products for the Entertainment, Enterprise and Healthcare markets. 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 3,300 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1.029 billion euro in 2015.

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