3/11/2014

Barco releases award-winning Corporate AV projectors as BIM objects

Easy access to complete and detailed product information is a must for every consultant, architect and engineer. Therefore, Barco has invested in making its newly launched range of Corporate AV projectors available as BIM objects for Revit.

Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops visualization products for a variety of selected professional markets. Barco is active in more than 90 countries with 4,000 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1.158 billion euro in 2013.The Barco Present projectors for Corporate AV won the 2014 InAVation Award for 'Most InAVative Projector' and were lauded for combining unrivaled ease of use with increased  productivity and business efficiency. The extensive range of Corporate AV projectors comprises single-chip and three-chip DLP® business projectors with brightness levels from 5,000 up to 10,000 lumens, and a wide choice in resolutions from XGA to WQXGA.

"Making our new range of Corporate AV projectors available as BIM objects was the next logical step for us in the Corporate AV industry," says Bram Dieryckx, Director Product Management Projection for Barco. "Simplicity is key for our Corporate AV projectors and by making them available as BIM objects we want to simplify our customers' planning processes in the design and specification phase."

The face-based BIM objects include features such as exchangeable lenses, AV-planning, MEP connections, throw ranges and no-go zones. The BIM objects contain such a high level of detail, enabling consultants, architects and engineers to get a complete bill of materials directly from their BIM software. With the above features available it gives planners and engineers great flexibility in choosing the right projector for the right environment. Planners have the ability to interactively change lenses giving them instant throw range feedback and the no-go zone ensures that the planner places the projector with adequate space around it. With the MEP connections, electrical engineers can produce complete electrical circuiting routing plans. 

"We have managed to visually re-create the elegant design of Barco's projectors, however - the complete package is what's important. Engineers and planners will have great use of the highly detailed BIM objects", says Ben O'Donnell, CTO at BIMobject AB.

All BIM objects available on the BIMobject® Portal are for free. Follow the link below for immediate download of Barco's BIM objects:
http://barco.bimobject.com/

For more information, please contact:
Stefan Larsson, CEO
Phone: +46 40 685 29 00
E-mail: info@bimobject.com

About Barco:

Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops visualization products for a variety of selected professional markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with 4,000 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1.158 billion euro in 2013. http://www.barco.com/en/

About BIMobject®:

BIMobject® is a game changer for the construction industry worldwide with its cloud based Portal offering development, maintenance and syndication of digital replicas - BIM objects - of manufactured building and interior products.

The marketing and pre-sales services associated with the Portal are channelled and integrated, through specialised software, into CAD/BIM applications to create a business-to-business communication across the globe.

Manufacturers use BIMobject® to promote and deliver their products directly into BIM processes enabling their products to be selected and generate a real improvement in sales. http://bimobject.com/

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This is an English version of a press release communicated by BIMobject®. In any case of doubt or possible differences regarding the different versions it is the Swedish version that shall apply.

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