PRG Gearhouse Invests in Barco Screen Management

PRG Gearhouse have announced that it has expanded its extensive stock of video equipment with the addition of the award winning Barco E2 4K screen management system further increasing the company’s provision of 4K content and image management systems.

The fleet now includes the E2 full size, the S3-4K compact both supported by the EC-50 and EC200 controllers, and EX expansion unit. The addition of these units is a strategic expansion which brings the global inventory to over 50 full size units.

All systems are now available for immediate hire to support the increased demand for high-end screen control across multiple formats within our local events market.

Barco’s presentation switchers are the most advanced video processing and presentation control systems on the planet providing source selection, advanced windowing features, seamless switching, video effects and integrated control for professional video presentations. The system supports native 4K input and output with up to 32 programmable layers available in HD and is the first and only screen management system on the market that can manage a 4K projector blend with refresh rates up to 60Hz. The system also offers eight mixable PGM outputs and four scaled Aux Outputs for full show control with a single box.

The system was put to use on the Sheikh Zayed Book Awards in support of HQ Worldwide Shows. ‘‘Given the prestige and high level attendance of this annual event we were keen to use a system that could seamlessly manage our requirements across our formats and the S3-4K compact did just that. It even allowed the video team the freedom to setup a hot button interface on an I-Pad creating a no-frills control surface which was pretty impressive,’’ commented Andrew Stevens, Technical Director for HQ Worldwide Shows in Dubai

Bill Ainley, PRG’s Head of Video for the region added: “We are extremely excited about the arrival of these units as we are now the only provider in the Middle East that can provide a main and back-up solution across the full range of the Barco family.’’