Barco 4K DLP L/P Unit is Quiet

To complete its offer 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: DCI resolution up to 4096 x 2160; the efficiency and economy of laser; and silence, or the ability to host the projector in the same room as the audience.

Output is 7,000 lumens with 1,300:1 contrast from a single chip 0.67″ 2560 x 1600 resolution DLP chip with a laser phosphor light source with a 40,000 hour lifetime. Barco said that this is its first projector to use this TI chip.

A range of lenses is available and the projector has motorised vertical and horizontal shift, focus and zoom. Noise level is 35 dB(A).

VP Events Carl Rijsbrack said:

“For the F80, we really focused on users that require quality together with long term reliability. 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.”

A range of lenses is available and are compatible with FLD/FLD+ series (with adaptor). The projector can be mounted at any angle and inputs include HDMI, DVI, HDBaseT, DisplayPort, SDI and DMX.

Power consumption is 700W to 850W and weight is 25.5kg/56.2lbs.

The Barco F80 will be available from the fourth quarter of 2017.