Barco Unveils Patent-Pending Luminaire And New Lghting Control Console At LDI 2008


Barco is debuting a number of new High End Systems lighting and control products at LDI 2008, at the Las Vegas Convention Center October 24 to 26. Making its worldwide debut are the ShowBeam automated wash luminaire, and the ShowGun 2.5 automated luminaire. Also making its first appearance is the DMX Processor 8000 for Wholehog software.

ShowBeam features a jointly developed Philips MSR 2500-watt lamp source that produces 140,000 lumens of light output. A smooth field, soft edge illumination is produced with a new radial lenticular homogenizing lens system that provides the fixture with a unique look on stage. The dedicated soft edge light has user changeable fixed colors, a variable CTO and a full CMY color mixing system. The soft edge profile can be rapidly zoomed from 12 to 32 degrees.

ShowBeam also features the ability to produce an 11-degree fixed hard edge profile with fast color change and Electronic Strobe. A revolutionary patent pending effect, the Twin Beam, can be produced where two discrete hard edge beams exit the fixture upon operator command. The Twin Beams’ exiting angle can be varied, rotated and can change color. ShowBeam incorporates the LED tracking system that debuted with its ShowGun predecessor.

The new version of ShowGun, the ShowGun 2.5 automated luminaire, offers 30 percent more photonic output via a new 2500-watt Philips MSR lamp source producing 130,000 lumens of light.

For lighting control operation and programming Barco announces the Wholehog DMX Processor 8000, which manages 16 DMX universes with ease. By providing DMX and Art-Net output at a steady rate, the possibilities for lighting design are expanded. DMX Processor 8000 is 50 times more powerful than its predecessor the DMX Processor 2000. To celebrate its debut, attendees may enter a drawing to win a free DMX Processor 8000 by signing up at the booth. Also newly released is Wholehog v3.0 software, which offers improved functionality and gives the user increased ability to control more lighting and LED products.

In addition, visitors to the Barco booth can experience a wide variety of LED, projection and image processing solutions. Creative LED on display includes the MiStrip and MiTrix modules and true black NX-4 LED displays. Projection solutions feature the compact CLM HD8 and FLM HD20 projectors. For image processing, the award-winning Encore Presentation System will be shown, enabling users to blend up to 32 screens with multi-format precision. The StudioPix pixelation luminaire, a hybrid LED wash light and graphic image display fixture, will also be on display.

The Barco booth at LDI is # 738.