Barco and Vizrt demo integrated backdrop solutions at IBC ’07

At IBC
2007, Barco (Hall 1, Stand 235) and Vizrt (Hall 2, Stand 219) will demonstrate
the two company’s best-of-breed backdrop solution. Vizrt and Barco recently
completed the integration of Barco’s displays and processors with Vizrt’s 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.

Barco’s
IBC booth will feature a 3×3 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. Vizrt’s IBC booth will
have a Barco 4×2 times cDG67 67″ Overview D series video wall system
utilizing Viz|Video Wall ER technology on display and Peyote Design’s
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 Barco’s versatile display
technology brings our shared clients the industry’s 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 Vizrt’s 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.”