Television design program “Office Spaces” showcases Barco collaboration and corporate AV solutions

Sacramento, Calif. USA – 3 February 2016 – Barco, a global leader in visualization technology, plays a starring role in a new commercial design reality show “Office Spaces,”™ in which the transformation of an outdated warehouse into a modern high-tech office space features a wide array of Barco’s corporate AV solutions designed to boost collaboration and working efficiency.

Office SpacesA well-designed office space stimulates employee productivity, promotes efficiency and working comfort, and ultimately plays a role in fueling company growth. Not only can it serve as a strategic tool to convey creativity and innovation to the industry, but also enhance the spirit of the company, building employee morale and workplace satisfaction.

Designing the office of the future, today

Produced by BrandStar’s award-winning home improvement show Designing Spaces®, the newOffice Spaces series follows the step-by-step renovations, from design to installation, of a building for the company’s new headquarters. An important objective for the new space is to create a collaborative work environment in a modern and efficient workspace, one that increases productivity and encourages a new culture for its employees.

Fueling real-time collaboration

This is where Barco shines, offering a wide array of innovative, easy-to-use visual collaboration tools and high-impact presentation solutions that improve the way employees share information, knowledge and ideas. Upon entering the lobby, visitors are welcomed by a Barco LCD video wall powered by X2O content management system. Visual communications continue through to the conference rooms where additional visual and collaboration solutions are used by business professionals.

The combination of Barco ClickShare, high-resolution business projectors, LCD video walls, and the X2O content management and communications platform offers a powerful, connected solution that harnesses the collective genius of an organization to fuel better decision making.

“Barco provides a critical piece of the puzzle in designing today’s modern work environments,” comments Kalyn Rothaus, host of Office Spaces.

“With a growing focus on collaboration and a bring-your-own-device office culture, ClickShare is the ideal solution to quickly and easily facilitate better communication. Barco business projectors and LCD displays also provide versatile canvasses for showing images and data in their best light, elevating the professional quality of visuals for any meeting, presentation, or public display.”

Enterprise solution connects people and information

As the show progresses from the first episode, featuring a virtual tour of the newly imagined office space, to the final unveiling of the new headquarters at the end of the season, Barco corporate AV solutions will be present throughout the facility, from the lobby, to meeting rooms and the boardroom.

“We are excited to participate in the new Office Spaces television series, where viewers will be able to see our meeting room collaboration solutions in action,” comments Romeo Baertsoen, Vice President Strategic Marketing for Corporate. “We have designed all of our corporate AV tools with ease of use, high image quality, and versatility in mind, making them a welcome and impressive addition to any office environment.”

Tune in to Office Spaces!

Office Spaces debuted to national audiences on Thursday, September 24 at 7:00 AM (ET/PT) on Lifetime® Television, which can be viewed here. The first episode of the 9-part series will begin on February 12, 2016. Consult local listings for specific channel information.

About BrandStar

BrandStar is a fully-integrated, global marketing firm offering breakthrough creative; a state-of-the-art, full-service production studio; highly evolved strategic direction; planning for both digital and traditional media; as well as social and digital activation. Designing Spaces is one of nine original shows created and produced by the company to enlighten, inform, inspire and educate today’s modern woman.

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 1.051 billion euro in 2014.

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