Mar 1, 2002 12:00 PM
Barco and High End Systems Announce Strategic Alliance
BarcoProjection, a division of Barco n.v., Belgium, and High End Systems Inc., of Austin, Texas, announced a strategic alliance that will enable the two companies to market their products together to the entertainment and events markets. Barco Events specializes in providing custom visualization and show-control systems, and manufactures a range of professional projectors. High End Systems makes automated lighting products and has recently introduced Catalyst, a system that converts video projectors into automated lights. It can also be used with Barco's ILite and DLite LED displays to create a wide range of effects and imagery.
“Barco sees lighting and video technology moving toward a closer interaction,” says Kristoff Henry, marketing manager of Barco Events. “The combined knowledge of the two groups will enable a new generation of products that will span the two markets and deliver many new creative possibilities.”
“We believe video is the future of entertainment lighting,” says John Wiseman, vice president of global sales at High End Systems. “High End will be in the forefront of this development as a result of this cooperative agreement”.