Barco, a global leader in simulation projectors, recently announced the introduction
of its F70 series. Specially built for the simulation market, the laser phosphor-based
F70 range addresses this market’s specific requirements. With 4K UHD resolution,
higher brightness, longer lifetime and dedicated design features, the F70 family of
simulation projectors is the most advanced on the market today.

Many projectors currently offered to the simulation market are general purpose
models that are used for other applications as well – including theme parks,
museums, and even corporate meeting rooms. However, simulators demand
projectors with special requirements, including high robustness, longer lifetime, and
laser-sharp image quality. Projectors that do not meet these demands don’t last
long or require frequent and expensive maintenance. Especially designed with these
requirements in mind, Barco’s F70 series enables customers to focus on the mission
at hand.

A motion platform’s rapid and sudden movements are a significant challenge to
projectors. Fitted with protective metal encasing the entire projector, Barco’s F70 is
robust enough to withstand these harsh conditions, making it the perfect choice for
motion platform mounting. With a lifetime of up to 60,000 hours (depending on the
mode of operation), the F70 is one of the most durable projectors on the market
and is ready for service in the most demanding simulation environments – including
24/7 mode.

The F70 is designed for performance and reliability. With the Constant Light Output
(CLO®) functionality, the projector produces constant brightness and colour over an
extended period of time. And thanks to Barco’s unique and proprietary Single Step
Processing (SSP®) technology, all image processing for 4K UHD − including warp,
blend, gamma and colour − is calculated in a single operation. Performing this
procedure in just a single step produces a much higher overall image quality, with a
sharper image and fewer artefacts and less latency.

The design of the F70 also takes into account the mounting requirements and suite
of lenses of the highly successful F3x series − including the FL and FS models −
making the F70 the perfect choice for technology upgrade decisions.

With brightness levels in simulation configurations of up to 5,000 lumens, the F70 is
one of the brightest single-chip DLP projectors on the market with 4K UHD
resolution. This means that, along with minute details, you also have the matching
brightness to see every single aspect of the simulation scene in absolute clarity.
Additionally, with a brightness budget of up to 5,000 lumens, you have great
flexibility in using any excess brightness to extend the lifetime of the illumination or
to adjust the contrast levels to match the application’s requirement.

Barco’s F70 will make its debut at I/ITSEC (Orlando, Florida) from 28 November – 2
December, at booth #1563.