Kortrijk, Belgium, 23 November 2021 – Barco, a world leader in simulation projectors, announces the introduction of the F400-HR. This is the industry’s first single-chip native 4K resolution projector, creating a new chapter in high-resolution simulation systems. Add very high-speed processing, superb laser illumination and extreme reliability to the mix, and you get a projector that ticks all the boxes for the training & simulation customers.
Extreme situations bring out your instincts. And your instincts are only as good as your training. That is why Barco aims to design projectors that create the highest level of realism possible. The new F400-HR is specifically designed for the training & simulation market and ensures a smooth experience that allows trainees to sharpen their skills and let every action become part of their instincts.
Extreme detail at extreme speed
The F400-HR is developed to bring the ultimate image quality to advanced simulator systems. With a native resolution of 4K (4,096 x 2,176) – which can be lifted to even 6K and higher using the powerful built-in pixel-shift capability – the F400-HR brings even the smallest details to life. The extremely high-speed processing of up to 240 Hz at native 4K resolution, makes sure that even the fastest moving scenarios show all details.
Built on the next-generation proprietary Barco Pulse platform, the F400-HR also benefits from the extraordinary high bandwidth capacity of this software architecture, that efficiently ensures multiple advanced processing operations can take place with minimal time delays. What’s more, Barco Pulse features an expansion port for optional modules to increase the range of stan¬dard inputs, and our API enables partners to integrate custom management tools and value-add features to complement the projector’s software.
Another step-up in reliability
A revolutionary high-speed laser light source creates speckle-free images of outstanding clarity and color intensity in every situation. With limited energy consumption and a lifetime of up to 50,000 hours (depending on the mode of operation) without the need for maintenance, the projector also ensures a minimal TCO.
The F400-HR is fully rated for shock and vibration, so it is fit for use on motion platforms. The electronics and hardware are built around a unique H-beam shaped aluminum core, to give the projector an optimized strength-to-weight ratio. This special design also facilitates simplified maintenance and service, with critical components directly accessible from top and bottom.
Another pioneering Barco product
"The F400-HR concentrates all Barco’s technology leadership into one projector", says Dave Fluegeman, VP of Barco’s Simulation Division. "It is built on the next generation of our renowned Barco Pulse platform and features optimal state-of-the-art performance for any simulation environment. A worldwide service team is also available to assist our customers, providing true peace of mind. The F400-HR will be a flagship device in our portfolio for the coming years."
Also available is the purpose-built FS400-HR, designed for NVG simulation applications. This projector adds a dedicated IR light source to the F400-HR’s solid-state RGB light engine, allowing for individual control of visible light and IR intensity.
Complementing the launch of the two new native 4K simulation projectors, is the ultra-high resolution EN83 lens, optimized for native 4K and higher resolutions. The EN83 has an extremely high optical quality and is designed specifically to maximize brightness, eliminate dust contamination, and to withstand motion and vibration through an improved barrel design. The lens is the first in the new Barco FLC series of lenses designed for the new native 4K projection platform. The F400-HR series is also compatible with the current FLD-type lenses safeguarding past investments when updating to higher performance visual systems.
Come visit us at ITSEC 2021 (Orange County, US from 29 November to 3 December) in booth #1338 and see the F400-HR.