Dassault Systèmes selects Barco’s visual display system to demonstrate immersive 3D experiences in its new state-of-the-art Executive Briefing Center

Duluth, Ga., USA – 6 June 2013 – Visualization pioneer Barco is providing an immersive, custom-designed visual display system, serving as the centerpiece of Dassault Systèmes’ high-profile Executive Briefing Center housed within its brand new North American headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts. Dassault Systèmes chose Barco’s sophisticated 3D visualization solution in keeping with its commitment to leading-edge sustainable technology and ergonomic design aesthetics, which are reflected throughout the new 27-acre corporate campus.

A world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes has embraced Barco’s immersive visualization and collaboration system to demonstrate its industry-leading 3DEXPERIENCE platform aimed at accurately rendering high-quality 3D content for designers, engineers and teams of decision-makers.  These applications include 3DVIA for Product Communications and Training applications, CATIA® for 3D Digital Product Experience, DELMIA for Digital Manufacturing and Production and SIMULIA for Virtual Simulation. Dassault Systèmes’ customers are among many of the world’s most innovative companies, from leading automotive and aerospace corporations, to consumer goods, construction and engineering manufacturers. 

3D collaboration enhances the customer experience
In an expanded partnership following the installation at the DS Campus in Velizy, FR, Barco is a Core Technology Alliance Partner of Dassault Systèmes, which is characterized by their mutual efforts to raise industry awareness on the importance of 3D stereo visualization in collaborative applications for engineering or public purposes.

“Our new Executive Briefing Center contains a virtual reality area that offers an incredibly powerful demonstration of 3D, where the visual quality and fidelity of these virtual worlds is unmatched,” comments Al Bunshaft, Senior Vice President of Dassault Systèmes’ Americas Corporation. “The new Barco display system plays an integral part in our ability to create a unique customer experience in context with our solutions.”

Versatile design for a multitude of applications
Barco’s Powerwall concept, formerly known as the CADWall, is a collaborative, multi-channel 3D stereo display system with a high pixel density, and consists completely of integrated Barco technology, from projectors to screens. Users can visualize multiple image sources simultaneously at extremely high resolution, in any combination of mono and 3D stereo, while Barco-patented stereoscopic filtering technology delivers uncompromised image quality, regardless of screen type. Dassault Systèmes is using a modified version of Barco’s Powerwall, called a Reconfigurable Cave Display, which enables reconfiguration of the system from a cave to a Powerwall to enhance its functionality for a multitude of applications.  Outfitted with Barco’s Galaxy NW-12 projectors, the system offers high-performance stereoscopic viewing of 3D images, featuring 12,000 lumens brightness and WUXGA resolution, and is easily controlled via a familiar Windows desktop. Multi-projector integration is optimized via Barco’s unique DynaColor and linked constant light output, edge blending and warping capabilities.

A strong, creative alliance
“We have prized our long-standing relationship with Dassault Systèmes over the years, which has afforded us unique opportunities for collaboration based on mutual respect and a passion for sustainable product engineering,” commented Steve Leyland, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Advanced Visualization Systems for Barco. “We are confident that our visualization solutions will dynamically showcase Dassault’s elite software tools, while representing their sophisticated brand in the best possible light.”

About Dassault Systemes

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Its world-leading solutions transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported. Dassault Systèmes’ collaborative solutions foster social innovation, expanding possibilities for the virtual world to improve the real world. The group brings value to over 150,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries. For more information, visit www.3ds.com. CATIA, SOLIDWORKS, SIMULIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA, GEOVIA, EXALEAD, NETVIBES, 3DSWYM and 3DVIA are registered trademarks of Dassault Systèmes or its subsidiaries in the US and/or other countries.

About Barco
Barco, Inc. a global technology company, designs and develops visualization products for a variety of selected professional markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with more than 3,900 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1.156 billion euro in 2012.


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