Global projection technology company Barco announces the launch of the RLM-W14 – a three-chip DLP projector offering Active Stereo 3D, WUXGA (1 920 x 1 200) resolution, and a brightness level of 14 500 centre lumens.

This is the first three-chip DLP Barco projector that’s equipped with HDBaseT to provide video over a single Cat 5 cable. The RLM-W14 is designed for fixed installation in small- to medium-sized venues; but its rugged chassis, extended warping and blending functionalities, and optional rental frame make it equally suited for the rental and staging market as well. The new projector will be commercially available from October 2014.

“With the launch of our new RLM-W14 projector, we’re not only expanding the brightness spectrum of our three-chip DLP RLM family – now ranging from 6 000 up to 14 500 lumens – but we’re also meeting customer demands for brighter projectors in a compact and cost-effective form factor,’ comments Richard Marples, strategic market director Venues and Hospitality at Barco. “Featuring a fresh projector design with an improved lens mount, the RLM-W14 also offers Active Stereo 3D, extended warping and blending, and comes with video over a single Cat 5 cable functionalities (HDBaseT) as standard. It achieves its 14 500 lumens with twin 465W NSH lamps which – next to being very affordable – offer long lifetime. Thanks to these features, it’s perfectly suited for fixed installation in museums, theatres, houses of worship, hotels, lecture halls, or conference auditoriums, as well as for the rental market.’

Supporting point-to-point transmission of video signals from a source converter to a projector over a single Cat 5 cable, the RLM-W14’s integrated HDBaseT eliminates the need for multiple cables and connectors, leading to greater simplicity and lower installation costs. It covers signal distribution over a distance of more than 70 metres. Barco is gradually integrating HDBaseT into its projector fleet to satisfy growing market demand.

Thanks to the reliable DLP technology from Texas Instruments, the high-brightness RLM-W14 generates crisp and stable images with rich contrast. And thanks to its three-chip architecture, it can produce 35 trillion colours. Moreover, the RLM-W14 features a Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) simulated mode that guarantees accurate grayscales and highly detailed images – key requirements for use in medical training and education applications.

The RLM-W14 can be easily controlled in multiple ways: via the new wired or wireless remote control, the projector control app for Android and iOS devices, and the user-friendly Barco Projector Toolset software. This software ensures simple operation and management of all your Barco large-venue projectors via one straightforward tool. And thanks to its lens memory feature, specific settings for image size, lens shift, and the focus of the projector lens can be easily stored and recalled at a later time.