To complete its offerings for the fixed installation market, Barco is extending its F-
series platform with a flexible new projector, the F80. Billed as “the silent’ F’, it brings
three powerful assets to museums and venues that require under 10k lumen 24/7:
superb 4K resolution; the efficiency and economy of laser; and silence, or the ability
to host the projector in the same room as the audience.
“For the F80, we focused on users that require quality together with long-term
reliability,’ says VP Events Carl Rijsbrack. “Typically, this could be in closer settings
such as museum displays or corporate meetings. So the question of noise levels is
important. These users can now have the image quality they require based on the
latest projection technologies inside a compact unit.’

The Barco F Formula
The F80 builds on the fundamentals of the other Barco F-series phosphor laser
projectors, namely freedom, flexibility and 4K resolution. For users, this translates as
uniformity, increased uptime, very low maintenance (as no lamps need to be
replaced) and energy efficiency.
The constant brightness and long-life colour performance is further bolstered by Barco
Pulse’s unique Single Step Processing (SSPTM) technology that delivers 4K Ultra High
Definition (UHD) resolution in only one step. So users can offer their audiences a
sharper image and much higher overall image quality with less latency compared to
other products on the market.

Teamwork that drives innovation
More specifically, the F80 offers users the flexibility of using an ultra-silent projector.
Koen Van Belle, Product Manager, Entertainment: “For the F80, our teams in Belgium,
China and Norway combined all of our R&D expertise to develop a bright projector
with superb colours using a brand new chip and then further optimised the noise level
to make it silent. This is the first Barco projector that uses this new Texas
Instruments® technology and the first in the world to push it to these light output

“We wanted to produce the best-in-class projector for museums, theme parks, virtual
and augmented reality applications as well as executive boardrooms,’ says director
strategic marketing Peter Pauwels. “They want a projector that is reliable, flexible,
easy to set up and use, cost-efficient and that projects superb colours at 4K
resolution. The fact that it is also ultra-silent opens up options for installation and