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iQ Series
A truly intelligent projector concept for professional meeting spaces
iQ™(PRO) Series,
Winner of 6 Technology Awards:
"Pick Hit of NAB"
Video Systems Magazine, US
"Most Creative New Product at InfoComm"
KNews InfoComm Show Awards, US
"SatisFecit Award"
SATIS Expo, France
"Vanguard Award"
Video Systems Magazine, US
"Standing Ovation Award" (x2)
Presentations Magazine, US
Barco iQ series
The intelligent projector concept
For boardrooms, training facilities, customer centers, and auditoriums. The iQ Series is
the intelligent projector concept you can build on.
Convince AND impress. Make sure your message is powerful and clearly
understood. Display multiple information sources simultaneously. Whether it’s a live
news broadcast, a spreadsheet, or a corporate movie shown alongside your
presentation, do it all on one screen with a single iQ projector. Switch input sources
in no time! The iQ Series will never leave you in the dark.
As an AV facility manager, you need absolute reliability. You can’t afford a projector
that fails during a critical presentation. You need a projector that is easy to set-up and
even easier to maintain! You also demand the best in image quality. The iQ series
gives you razor sharp, bright images with true colors. And with Barco, you can
count on connecting any future peripherals to an iQ Series projector.
The Barco iQ Series is specifically designed and engineered to increase your business
Smart people make smart presentations with iQ.
• Dual-lamp design
• Robust magnesium housing
• Advanced picture-in-picture
• Seamless source switching
• Intuitive user-interface
Future Proof
• Modular design
• Wide range of input boards
"Barco's revolutionary iQ G350
(and iQ R350) front LCD
projectors break new ground
with a unique built-in seamless
switcher and scaler for mixing
interlaced and progressive-scan
signals at any resolution. You
can also tile up to four signal
sources on both projectors in
windows of any size, in any
order, and at any depth another first for the industry."
Pete Putman, Senior Contributing Editor
Video Systems
Sound and Video Contractor
Show multiple source windows simultaneou
Make sure your audience gets the whole picture,
the big picture, and the picture-in-picture.
Use our advanced technology to get
the exact message you want across.
Add effective images alongside your
presentation, like your ad campaign,
live news broadcasts, a DVD source or
even a product drawing. Do it all - on
one screen and by using one projector.
The standard iQ projector allows you to
show up to three sources simultaneously (2 data and 1 video). With
the optional input boards, you can add
a second analog video connection or a
digital video connection. This way you
can display simultaneously 2 data and
2 video sources, a unique feature of the
iQ projector Series.
Efficient decision making often means
exchanging and retrieving information
in a fast and efficient way. Previously,
when exchanging data during
collaborative meetings, laptops needed
to be connected and disconnected, and
information was shown in a sequential
Now, the iQ enables you to connect 2
laptops simultaneously, so data can be
compared easily .
Innovative dual-lamp
Choose the
brightness you need
Higher contrast level
All iQ Series projectors come with an
advanced dual-lamp system to
maximize light efficiency and reliability.
If one lamp should fail, the iQ’s autosensing feature instantly switches to
the other lamp. All without going into
standby mode.
Depending on your application, your iQ
projector can be set to operate at its
highest brightness or or at a reduced
brightness, but with improved TCO.
During the first 100 operation hours of
the lamp, you can choose between the
following operation modes:
• Full Power Mode: the iQ will be
operating at 5,000 ANSI lumens (in
dual lamp mode) with a 1500-hour
lamp system lifetime.
• Economy Mode: the iQ will be
operating at 3,500 ANSI lumens (in
dual lamp mode) with a 3000-hour
lamp system lifetime.
The iQ Series combines high-quality
1.4" poly-silicon LCD technology and
BARCO’s renowned image processing
Silent by design
The carefully designed magnesium
housing ensures optimal cooling and
airflow, resulting in a low noise level
(<37 dBa in Economy mode).
The result is an unsurpassed color
reproduction and truly impressive
images. With our precision optical
elements, a high-contrast level of more
than 800:1 is achieved.
Switching to single-lamp mode means
doubling the lamp system lifetime
(6000 hours in Economy Mode).
up to
ANSI lum
Position and size
your source windows
on the screen.
Use your iQ projector
for videoconferencing.
As you add sources with your remote
control, you can resize and move the
source windows on the screen to
create the perfect layout for your
meeting. Save and load your preferred
settings and screen arrangement ,
allowing you to recall
it instantly.
Simply connect a standard codec and
video camera to the projector and your
videoconferencing space. Your iQ
projector displays your local audience,
the remote audience*, and the shared
* The optional Audio Switcher and Video Input
board allows to display 2 video sources
The iQ projector
allows you to digitally
window and scroll for
the details you want to emphasize. All
actions take place without freezing the
image, thanks to iQ’s real-time image
processing capability.
Razor sharp in every
Sharp, vibrant
State-of-the-art optics ensures
unsurpassed clarity in every portion of
the projected image.
Barco's patented True Color
Reproduction (TCR Plus ) software
enhances the quality of conventional
video sources. The result is vibrant
images with remarkable color depth,
sharpness, and clarity.
Choice of resolution
You can choose super high-quality
S-XGA+ (iQ R500) or XGA (iQ G500)
panels, depending on your presentation
Unsurpassed color
Barco’s exceptional tuning facilities,
result in remarkable color uniformity.
The UHP Lamp, with its blue-weighted
color point, makes it the ideal projector
for data presentations.
Optimal character
Barco’s pixel map processing
technology adds even more versatility
and compatibility. The projector
optimizes the resolution of the
incoming source automatically to map
the resolution of the LCD panels. You
get crisp graphics with smooth and
exceptionally readable characters.
Switch sources seamlessly ...
Use transition effects when
switching from e.g. data to video
Use special transition
Make sure your logo
is always there.
Switch sources on-the-fly without
distracting on-screen warning
messages or irritating intervals. Use
special effects like fade-in/out or
vertical curtain to change sources. Now
that's professional!
You can pre-program your company
logo or some other appropriate image
to appear on the screen. Then during
intermissions or long discussions, the
screen never goes blank. With one click
on the remote control, you can switch
from the display source to a full-color
rendition of your logo or to another
image you have chosen.
Your iQ projector can be programmed
to display this image when no signal is
Different BNC-input configuration
possibilities allow combinations with
up to seven composite video sources.
Some examples are shown left.
... with boundless co
The iQ comes standard with following
connections: all RGB configurations,
D15 connection, Composite Video, SVideo, Component Video and DVI. This
Series also displays an extremely wide
range of signals, including analog data
to digital video and from the latest
HDTV sources to all of today’s popular
RGB computer formats.
Connect any
The iQ array of input connections is
enough to impress the most
sophisticated electronics user. And
they're all located for easy access in
the cable basket on the projector’s
front panel. The iQ Series offers unique
video application possibilities. Connect
up to seven composite video sources or
up to three S-Video sources. An
intelligent video switcher is included to
provide easy management of the
various connections.
There is no need to go to the expense
of external switchers.
DVI (Digital Visual Interface) is the new
open industry specification for digital
connectivity. It replaces today's multiple
standards for data connections. The
digital signal from a computer is
transmitted directly to LCD panels with
minimal degradation or interference.
RS232 for software uploads and for
communication with third party control
panels or PC’s
Shut the light in
The light shutter button on the remote
control, enables you to hold back any
light of the projector.
This way you can keep preparation,
setup and startup screens hidden for
the audience, by blocking the light of
the projector. You only open the lens
shutter when you’re ready to start your
onnection facilities.
SDI input board
This optional board offers an SDI (Serial
Digital Interface) connection, with an
SDI in and an SDI out connector,
commonly known as active SDI loop
Audio switcher and video input
This optional board consists of a video
decoder, and an audio switcher and
mixer. It includes a Composite Video,
S-video, 4 Stereo Audio Input and a
Stereo Audio Output to connect up to
four audio sources attached to each of
the maximum four windows in picturein-picture mode. All four audio inputs
can be routed and mixed in any
number of ways to the audio output
Optional input layers
The iQ makes pre
The iQ Series is designed for maximum
ease-of-use. Each projector automatically identifies the input source
signal mode and optimizes all display
settings accordingly. This guarantees an
optimal image quality, with no manual
adjustment necessary. You concentrate
on your presentation without the
distraction of having to constantly
fiddle with adjustments.
Default handling
of 1280 x 1024
aspect ratio is
whith maximum
display size
End the cable mess.
A state-of–the-art meeting area
doesn't have to look like an electricians
worst nightmare.
The iQ’s cabinet comes with an eye
catching magnesium cover and a cable
basket at the projector front, concealing
all of the input cables and creating a
clean line and contemporary design.
Both images projected by iQ R350/R500
1280 x 1024
source fitting the
“full screen”
Besides the default mode of source
resolution handling, you can choose "full
screen representation" (as shown above) or
"show native resolution of source".
esenting a snap, ...
A simple remote
control gets the job
With the specifically optimized remote
control, setting up the projector is as
simple as "plug & play". You have easy
access to simplified vital functions like
source selection, picture-in-picture,
and switching between sources. Three
Quick Access buttons are available for
customized programming to fit your
particular needs.
Familiar menu
BARCO’s enhanced and intuitive user
interface guides you easily through all
features. You control the projector just
like your PC by means of the remote
... servicing and maintenance are even easier.
Reduce maintenance
installation flexibility
Innovative dual-lamp system
The iQ projector lamps alternate
intelligently, in order to reach end-oflife simultaneously. This way you can
replace both lamps at the same
moment, saving maintenance time.
Digital keystone correction
The trapezoidal keystone distortion of
the image is electronically corrected
when it is projected upward or
downward onto the screen.
Lamps take only seconds to replace
with our innovative click & plug
concept. No special tools are required.
Our ceiling mount system makes fixed
installations and maintenance easy.
The platform is horizontally and
vertically adjustable.
Extreme lens shift capability
Centering the picture on the screen in
fixed ceiling applications is a snap. The
motorized zoom lenses can vertically
shift 110% up and 30% down.
110% off-axis
110% off-axis
Broad range of quality lenses
Enjoy the flexibility to optimize
performance for any setting. Shortthrow lenses for rear projection, longthrow lenses for front projection in
seminars, conference rooms or large
iQ series specifications
2 x 250 Watt UHP lamp, in lamp housing,
pre-aligned for max. light output.
Typical lifetime:
Full Power Mode: 1,500 h/lamp.
Economy Mode:
3,000 h/lamp
Available Lenses
Lens Type
Order No.
Motorized Zoom Lenses
QVD (1.3 – 1.8:1)
QVD (1.9 – 2.6:1)
QVD (3.0 – 6.0:1)
Fixed Focal Length Lenses
QVD (0.85:1) including rear
screen optimization
QVD (7.0:1)
Lens shift range
Max. vertical shift from -30% to +110%
Recommended Screen Width
From 1-6 m/3-20 ft.
Scan Frequencies
Horizontal 15 kHz - 110 kHz
Vertical 25 Hz - 150 Hz
Special Features
• Advanced picture-in-picture
• Seamless source switching with effects
• Standard cable basket
• Standard light shutter
• Advanced digital zoom
The iQ series is compatible with:
• All current video sources (PAL, SECAM,
NTSC) in Composite, S-VHS, Component
or RGB formats
• All currently proposed HDTV, extended
and improved television standards
(1080i, 720p)
• Most sources with a pixel clock up to
160 MHz
• All computer graphics formats from
VGA, S-VGA, XGA, S-XGA and U-XGA (75 Hz)
• Most Macintosh computers
• Electronic workstations with a resolution up to 1600 x 1200 pixels/75 Hz
• DVI sources up to SXGA+
Noise level
< 38dB (Full Power Mode)
< 37dB (Economy Mode)
dimensions in mm
< 2117 BTU/h
< 1775 BTU/h
Net weight, body only: 12.9 kg/28.5 lbs.
Shipping weight:
- without lens max.17.5 kg / 38.5 lbs.
- with lens
max. 20 kg / 44 lbs.
Safety Regulations
Compliant with UL1950 and EN60950
Order information
iQ G500
iQ R500
Lamp 250 Watt
Dual lamp package
Ceiling mount
Ceiling mount bar short
Ceiling mount bar long
Flight case
SDI input board
Audio switching & video input board
Factory fitted SDI board
Factory fitted audio & video board
Barco Presentation
Noordlaan 5, B-8520 Kuurne - Belgium
Tel. +32 56 36 82 11 - Fax +32 56 36 85 26
Barco Presentation is an ISO 9001 registered company.
The information and data given are typical for the equipment described. However any individual item is subject to change without any notice.
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Electromagnetic Interference
BARCO’s iQ series comply with FCC rules
& regulations, part 15
Class B, CE EN55022 Class B and CCC
AC Power
Power factor pre-regulated SMPS,
90-254 VAC / 50-60Hz
Ref. no. R599575(9) June 2006
(1) with QVD (1.9 - 2.6:1) zoomlens
Power consumption
Full Power Mode:
620 Watt
Economy Mode:
520 Watt
Power dissipation
Full Power Mode:
Economy Mode:
Contrast ratio
> 800 : 1 (full white/full black)
1x Configurable 5-Wire (BNC) for:
Composite Video, S-Video, Component
1x Composite Video (BNC) (up to 7
Composite Video’s when using all
connectors on top input board)
1x S-Video (4-pin mini-DIN) (up to 3
S-Video’s when combining BNC’s)
1x VGA (D15 connector)
1x DVI (Digital Visual Interface)
Native resolution
iQ G500: XGA (1024 x 768 pixels)
iQ R500: SGXA+ (1400 x 1050 pixels)
(with QVD(1.9-2.6:1) zoomlens)
LCD Panels
3 active matrix 1.4” diagonal polysilicon
LCD panels
An aspect ratio of 4:3 is maintained.
LCD panels are selected for a minimum of
pixel defects.
1x D9 connectors for RS232 In/Out
1x spherical IR receiver
1x mini-jack for wired remote
Light output
5,000 ANSI lumens in Full Power Mode
3,500 ANSI lumens in Economy Mode
This mode can be decided during the first
100 operation hours of the lamp.
Brightness uniformity: > 95 % for the
total screen
3059 Premiere Parkway
Duluth, GA 30097-4905
Tel. +1 678 475 8000 - Fax +1 678 475 8100