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Barco expands super-narrow bezel tiled LCD range with new high-bright version
Posted on Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Kortrijk, Belgium, 9 February 2016 – Barco, a global leader in professional visualization solutions, is proud to announce a new product in its super-narrow bezel LCD video wall portfolio. The OverView IVD range joins the existing OverView OVD and KVD ranges, Barco’s worry-free LCD video wall displays tailored for use in control rooms. With its high brightness (700 cd/m²), low TCO, and special display surface optimized for displaying bright backgrounds and content, the IVD range is recommended for use in control rooms that predominantly use content with a white background.

With the launch of its OverView OVD and KVD series in 2014, Barco introduced the first worry-free tiled LCD video wall portfolio that was tailored to critical control room environments. The OverView portfolio coupled the traditional advantages of tiled LCD video walls – excellent image quality, minimum space requirement, and an advantageous price setting – with a number of innovations to ensure availability and to optimize Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

Now, the new OverView IVD5521, with a 55” screen diagonal, joins this portfolio. With a high brightness of 700 cd/m², the IVD can be used even in environments with challenging light conditions. Plus, with a super-narrow bezel of only 3.5 mm (0.14 inch), the IVD5521 provides a virtually bezel-less tiled LCD canvas.

Tailored to use in critical environments
Because control rooms are highly critical environments, the uptime of all components needs to be assured. Not only must components be safeguarded against failure, but maintenance time must also be restricted to a minimum.

In order to optimize uptime, and also to contribute to the wall’s low TCO, Barco developed the unique Sense X automatic color and brightness calibration system ? based on integrated color sensors ? to counter the classic problem of shifts in color and brightness levels in LCD video walls. This technology balances the video wall automatically, avoiding the need for expensive and time-consuming manual calibration.

In addition, to eliminate downtime due to power supply failure, the optional redundant external power supply automatically switches to a new unit if one fails. And because the power supply is remote, it can be maintained without disturbing operations. Furthermore, this system also reduces labor cost by enabling any staff member – not only (expensive) certified technicians – to replace defective power supply units.

Most impressive images on the market
“The OverView IVD5521 creates the most impressive tiled LCD video wall images on the market today,” says Lutz Nehrhoff Von Holderberg, General Manager Large Video Walls at Barco. “The new display surface ensures that all colors stand out, making this display range perfect for use in control rooms that can impress operators and visiting stakeholders alike. The introduction of our OverView OVD and KVD series – the first worry-free LCD video walls for critical applications – already convinced many customers of the advantages Barco offers in this market. With our years of experience with large video walls, we are convinced that the new OverView IVD range is the perfect addition to our super-narrow bezel LCD video wall portfolio – further expanding our footprint in this market.”

Discover the OverView IVD5521 at the Barco booth at ISE (Amsterdam, 9-12 February) or DistribuTECH (Orlando, 9-11 February). For a complete overview of Barco’s portfolio of tiled LCD video wall solutions, visit

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 1.051 billion euro in 2014.

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