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Articles Sept-Oct 2020

IRAA 2020 Recording Arts Awards a Huge Success

Winners across 42 categories at India’s only technical excellence award for the sound recording industry represent the future of the industry setting new standards in sound engineering..... read more

Bose Professional Gives Befitting Tribute to War Heroes

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Ray of LIGHT in Conversation with Becket Tundatil

The Coronavirus has disrupted industries from all sectors including Lighting. The outbreak has left a significant impact on the events industry with shows being postponed or cancelled..... read more

NJSM-BNA Set the Ball Rolling for Virtual Live Entertainment Events in India

The advent of the Covid-19 pandemic mandated the cancellation of most concerts, music festivals, performances and other live entertainment events, but what emerged from this adversity..... read more

Acoustic and Audio System Design for Small Rooms - Part 3

In Part 2 of the series, Sarma elucidated about the importance of sound isolation and how background noise can adversely impact the dynamic range of the audio playback..... read more


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Barco Introduces New Series of Advanced Video Processing and Presentation Control Systems




Barco India, a global leader in visualization and collaboration technology announced the launch of PDS-4K presentation switcher, developed to meet audience requirements for high-quality image processing and fast seamless switching. The PDS-4K brings Barco’s expertise from the rental and events industry into the workplace, for the first time. It is an ideal fit for mid-sized live shows, corporate presentations in larger meeting spaces, multi-purpose auditoriums and boardrooms.

With 4K becoming the standard audience experience across markets, the industry requires a switcher that manages both the legacy HD sources and the newest 4K devices. Barco’s latest generation PDS includes eight 4K inputs and two 4K fully seamless mixing program outputs, designed to deliver all content as intended. The modular and scalable architecture supports a wide variety of show configurations.



The new generation PDS relies on the power of the tried and trusted Event Master processing product line. The PDS-4K incorporates the AthenaTM scaling technology for stress-free scaling and seamless mixing performance. It is built with a flexible principle, ensuring expandability and future-proof upgradability. The new presentation switcher is seen filling the dark hole of 4K processing for smaller rooms and will be a game changer for the corporate and live event industries. 

- Barco multi-format Presentation Switcher PDS-4K combines state-of-the-art, seamless integration and switching with visual experiences, allowing users to engage critical audiences

- Specifically designed for Live Events and Corporate Meeting Spaces

- PDS-4K switcher enables full-screen presentation switch, easy content management, advanced screen mapping, and integrated multi-screen control for professional video effects and presentations

Commenting on the launch, Rajiv Bhalla, Managing Director, Barco India said, “It is essential that enterprises invest in innovative solutions that increase the productivity and engagement of their workforce. Barco has a leadership position in the workplace collaboration and live events space, and with PDS-4K, we are offering enterprises, as well as live show platforms, a seamless solution for high-end switching between the legacy HD sources and the newest 4K devices, with premium video capabilities.”

Guaranteeing unsurpassed performances and outstanding visual experience, PDS-4K offers users simplicity, intuitive ease-of-use, and complete convenience. The switcher is compatible with all Barco visualization and collaboration solutions like LED, LCD, projection, and ClickShare, and enables smooth integration without compromising on video quality. PDS-4K can also be combined with the Event Master Toolset, Barco Overture, or other third- party control panels.

“The PDS-4K brings the outstanding quality and standard routinely expected in professionally organised events to the workplace and the boardroom. The ease with which corporate presenters can now switch between sources and platforms will wow the audiences both live and virtual. It is going to redefine corporate events and presentations as organisations focus on events with pre-qualified audiences in the region,” concluded Ta Loong Gan, Sales Director ProAV, Barco APAC. 

The presentation switcher can also be combined with Barco ClickShare devices, installed in over 750,000 meeting and boardrooms worldwide, for flawless presentations. The easy-to-operate full-screen presentation switcher brings the best visual experiences for boardrooms, lobby, and auditorium, sure to impress and have a lasting impact.

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