The introduction of Barco Insights is aimed at bringing efficiency, reliability and flexibility. It cuts out time-consuming and error-prone manual administration thanks to the cloud-based storage of projectors’ usage data and light-source run-times. The live dashboards also give real-time information on the operating and environmental conditions of the projectors for more effective device analysis and proactive troubleshooting. Users can securely access the IoT platform on any device with an internet connection. There’s no complex setup and network configuration, no local host PC and no software to install to make it all work.
Rollout of this subscription-based cloud platform will happen in different stages with functionality becoming gradually available throughout 2020. The basic features will be automatically embedded in the UDM projectors, of which Barco is also launching a 15K lumens version at ISE 2020, for the first two years of usage.
According to the first reviews coming from the field, Barco Insights is a big win when it comes to fleet management and serviceability. “It has enabled us to very quickly get a snapshot of the usage on the entire fleet. We find this really useful when it comes to ensuring we keep our stock at even usage levels. It enables our teams to spend their precious time on more important tasks, and eventually it will also save us money in the long run,” says Craig Lawrence, Video & Projects director for SFL Group.
You can get a first taste of what the Barco Insights platform will have to offer in our Whisper Suite (D503) at ISE 2020 (Amsterdam, February 11-14).