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Barco’s F22 projectors help UK’s Ministry of Defence step up the performance of its simulation training infrastructure PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 23 February 2016 08:30

Kortrijk, Belgium, 15 February 2015 – Global simulation expert Barco has announced that the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has purchased 160 of its high-performance F22 projectors. The single-chip DLP projectors will be integrated into the MoD’s fleet of DCCT(S) training systems. In this way, the MoD will bring these to a comparable hardware baseline with its 59 Enhanced DCCTs (DCCT(E)), which already incorporate Barco’s F22 projectors. The MoD explicitly chose the F22 series on account of their required level of performance at a competitive price.

DCCT is a simulated training system that the UK’s MoD has been using since 2003. In 2015, the British Army decided to bring its whole fleet of DCCTs – Enhanced and Standard systems – to a common baseline to ensure consistent training capability and visual performance, while reducing configuration management costs. In 2014 UK MoD equipped their DCCT(E)s with the F22 projectors[1] of Barco Fredrikstad – then projectiondesign – on account of their excellent visual performance, at a competitive price, and their full compatibility with the DCCT system and infrastructure. Satisfied as they are with the solution, they chose the same projector for their DCCT(S).  Ultra-high resolution, ruggedness and seamless integration Training in a simulated environment requires extremely accurate, bright visuals. Featuring WUXGA, 1080p and SXGA+ resolutions with up to 3,300 lumens, Barco’s F22 projectors provide high resolution and reliability, thus meeting the British Army’s visualization needs. Their ruggedness and ease of integration into a variety of simulation applications as well as their compact footprint further make the F22 series a perfect fit for the DCCT set-up. 

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The DCCT’s Original Equipment Manufacturer is now updating the training systems, equipping 89 units with Barco’s F22 projectors by the end of 2016. In addition, six brand-new portable DCCTs will also feature the Barco projector. DCCTs are in use at MoD sites in the UK but also in Germany, Cyprus, Brunei, Belgium and the Falklands, as well as on board the Royal Navy’s HMS Ocean ship.

“At Barco Fredrikstad, Barco’s Center of Excellence for simulation solutions, we’re on a constant mission to meet the needs of the growing training and simulation industry. We are delighted to see that the UK’s MoD has reconfirmed its trust in our projectors to improve the performance of its training tools,” says Espen Olsen, Director of Sales Simulation Europe.

About Barco
Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops networked visualization products for the Entertainment, Enterprise and Healthcare markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and APAC. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with 3.300 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1.029 billion euro in 2015.

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