Barco Unleashes New 3D 3-Chip Galaxy Projector

It's designed for high-resolution, multichannel setups such as domes and immersive systems.
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Barco has released what it calls the most cost-effective three-chip DLP projector designed for multichannel applications on the market today, the Galaxy NW-7. It features both active 3D stereo and patented active Infitec capabilities.

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Barco Galaxy NW-7

This three-chip DLP, 7,000-lumens projector with WUXGA (1920x1200) resolution is designed for high-resolution, multichannel setups, such as domes and immersive systems. Its active 3D stereo capabilities are aimed at applications in scientific research and virtual design, while its smearing reduction makes it an attractive choice for simulated fast-jet training. Both applications typically use multi-projector systems.

Xenon lamp technology offers a saturated and stable color spectrum over time. Combined with its brightness equalization, warping capabilities and rigid design the Galaxy NW-7 is suited for demanding systems environments. Its stability is further highlighted by its improved liquid cooling and filterless design.

As an active 3D stereo projector, Barco's Galaxy NW-7 is also aimed at markets that require exact 3D data display, such as geophysical exploration, product design and virtual prototyping. In rooms that need just a single projector, the Galaxy NW-7's compatibility with Barco's XDS Control Center turns the display into a collaborative canvas. On a familiar Windows desktop, users can control various sources, exchange data and participate in video conferencing with just mouse and keyboard.

The NW-7 is an extension of the company's existing portfolio of Galaxy projectors that also includes a high-brightness version, the Galaxy NW-12. Like the Galaxy NW-12, the Galaxy NW-7 is a three-chip DLP projector with a WUXGA (1920x1200) resolution. However, its 7,000 lumens light output makes it more suitable for mid-level setups.

The Galaxy NW-7 is fully compatible with Barco's XDS Control Center software suite. This means users can display and control multiple sources simultaneously, in any mix of 2D and 3D, in a familiar Windows desktop environment. The XDS Control Center also allows you to use other networked desktops remotely, send your own desktop to the display, and makes video conferencing much easier.

Barco’s Galaxy NW-7 is optimized for multi-projector system integration through various features:

• Edge blending technology creates one continuous image without blurry overlap zones where projections converge.

• DynaColor and linked constant light output (CLO) ensure the same light and color levels across the entire screen.

• Warping (geometry correction) enables accurate projection from different angles and across spherical or curved surfaces.


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