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Articles July-August 2020

Bay Owl Studios – Not Just Music by the Bay

Launched in February 2020, Bay Owl Studios was founded by Varun Parikh who is an audio engineer and had no significant musical influence while growing up. His first exposure to music came when he was in high school..... read more

Harman all the Way

India’s First Domestic Hotel Chain – the Luxurious MAYFAIR Lake Resort – hires Qubix Technologies to provide state-of-the-art, end-to-end Integration with HARMAN Professional Solutions. PT reports..... read more

ANGRIYA Cruises the Seas with Bose

Latest cruise ships are teaming with audiovisual technology designed to keep passengers awed and coming back for more. In this feature PT reports on the audio installation of one such cruise ship - The Angriya Luxury Cruise Liner..... read more

Sennheiser 75-year Milestone

June 2020 marked the 75th anniversary of the foundation of Sennheiser, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of headphones, loudspeakers, microphones and wireless transmission systems. Through these 75 years, Sennheiser..... read more

Adiyogi Divya Darshanam Continues to Raise Standards

Since it’s unveiling in 2019 by the President of India Shri Ram NathKovind, the Adiyogi Divya Darshanam has enthralled spectators from across the globe. In May this year, this one of its kind projection mapping..... read more

Shankar & Siddharth Mahadevan’s Lambodara Studios

In the March-June 2020 issue of PALM Technology, PT did a cover story on Shankar and Siddharth Mahadevan’s new studio Lambodara. Here are some more images of the new studio..... read more

Acoustic and Audio System Design for Small Rooms- Part 2

In part 1 of this series we defined a small room, introduced the concept of sound waves as they relate to phase shift and comb filtering, and even touched on the Haas (precedence) effect. In this article, we will talk..... read more

IRAA 2020 Goes Virtual

PALM expo’s concern to ensure safety from ongoing pandemic mandated cancelation of the 2020 edition of PALM expo and in the best interest of the industry and business, decided not to move forward with the expo in 2020, carrying forward the show to May 2021..... 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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