Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Medialon acquired by Barco; show control product announced

BarcoMedialonLetterBarco has acquired the totality of Medialon shares in a move that is said to fit with both companies’ long-term strategies to strengthen their respective positions in networked show and AV control.

Barco, an international company headquartered in Kortrijk, Belgium, is active in imaging technology including large screen visualization.

In a letter to customers, Medialon CEO Alex Carru explained: “You can expect accelerated product feature developments, integration of functionalities into broader media networking platforms as well as the global customer service and professional services capacity which Barco provides all its customers today.”

New Events Controller

In a related announcement, the two companies introduced the new Events Controller show control system.

Described as a fully integrated show control system based on Barco’s D320 platform, the Events Controller is designed to enable control of all daylight and projection displays, as well as the Catalyst System™, automated and conventional lighting devices, smoke machines, image generators, truss motors, hydraulics and other show equipment.

Medialon’s Alex Carru described it as “a highly innovative product that represents a very powerful solution in image processing to achieve an exciting combination of video images.”

Steve Scorse, Division Manager, Barco Events, indicated that the product would be welcomed by the rental and staging industry.

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Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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