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Barco receives $11 million order from Creative Technology

Worldwide live events rental specialist has placed an order valued at $11 million with Barco for the latter's LiveDots LED display systems.

Barco LiveDots has announced a purchase agreement worth $US 11 million with Creative Technology, who rent LED products to the exhibition, broadcast and events markets.

Barco says that Creative Technology was closely involved in the development of Barco’s new 5mm LED tile, based on the existing C-series platform.

“After extensive research we have selected Barco as the most suitable partner for the development of our future indoor LED range,” said Dave Crump, CEO of Creative Technology Europe & Middle East. “Barco’s revamped product portfolio, international support and service outweighed competitive offerings. We have every confidence in the LiveDots team and look forward to continuing our partnership with the Barco group.”

“The C-5 is a new 5.5 mm pitch black face indoor display. It offers a 10% resolution premium over established 6 mm products on the market,” said Carl Rijsbrack, CMO of Barco LiveDots (pictured). “Other significant technical features include a flown weight of less than 40 kg per m², integral concave and convex curving, no fans (resulting in silent operation) and most importantly Barco’s network-to-network interface allowing full integration with the DX-700 processing unit. We will showcase the C-5 display for the first time at ISE, taking place from 31 January until 2 February 2012 at the Amsterdam RAI.”

“The development of the C-5 LED display perfectly illustrates our ongoing commitment to the rental market, and we are honored to renew our relationship with Creative Technology,” said Paul Matthijs, CEO of Barco LiveDots. “This deal will further stimulate the LiveDots team to respond quickly, effectively and competitively to customers’ needs.”

Barco LiveDots offers three LED platforms – the X-series, C-series and T-series – covering a wide spectrum of applications.