- Barco NV
company_name = Barco N.V.
company_slogan = Visibly yours
foundation = 1934
Martin De Prycker, CEO Dirk De Man, CFO
Display technology| revenue = € 747 million (2007)
num_employees = 3,800 (2006)
products = CRT, LCD,
DLPand LCoSprojectors, LEDand Flat panel displays
homepage = [http://www.barco.com/ www.barco.com]
Barco N.V. (Euronext|BAR) is a display
hardwaremanufacturer specialising in CRT projectors, LCD projectors, DLP projectors, LCoS projectors, LEDdisplays, display walls, flat panel displays, automated luminaires, digital lighting and lighting controls.
Barco is headquartered in
Kortrijk, Belgium, and has facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North Americaand Asia- Pacific. Worldwide, Barco employs more than 3600 people and realized sales of 747 million euroin 2007.
Barco offers display and visualization solutions for professional markets. The company designs and develops solutions for large screen visualization, display solutions for life-critical applications, and systems for visual inspection. Currently Barco is active in the markets of traffic, surveillance,
broadcasting, presentation, simulationand virtual reality, edutainment, events, media, digital cinema, air traffic control, defense & security, medical imaging, avionics, and textiles.
Barco is an acronym that originally stood for Belgian American Radio COrporation.
* Barco Graphics was the graphics division of the Belgian Barco Group. It was the result of the 1989 merger of Digitised Information Systems Corporation (D.I.S.C.), Aesthedes and Barco's own "Creative Group".
* In 2004 Barco acquired Voxar, a leading 3D medical imaging software company, based in
Edinburgh, Scotland. The same year, it also acquired Folsom Research, Inc, based in Rancho Cordova, California. Folsom's product lines cover solutions for image processing, image communication and image functionality & interactivity.
* In 2008 Barco acquired
High End Systems, an automated luminaires, digital lighting and lighting controls company, based in Austin, Texas.
* In the early 2000s Barco Graphics was acquired by Danish Purup-Eskofot, and renamed Esko-Graphics, which was again renamed Esko in 2006.
* [http://www.barco.com/ Barco web site]
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