Rancho Cordova, CA---With the acquisition of Folsom Research, Barco reinforces its commitment to offer state-of-the-art imaging solutions specifically designed for the Rental & Staging market.

Barco and Folsom Research (now Barco-Folsom, LLC) will combine their core strengths to provide technology leadership through continued investment in R&D and building long-term strategic alliances with Rental Partners.

Barco dominates two segments of the Rental and Staging market with high-performance LED displays and Large Venue Projectors. The acquisition of Folsom offers Barco the opportunity to become an important player in segments beyond displays, enabling further growth in the Rental and Staging market.

Since Folsom is also active in Radar, Presentation and Simulation applications, this acquisition also provides synergies with other Barco business units and increases sales of Barco in North America.

About Folsom Research, Inc.
Folsom Research is a leading manufacturer of professional A/V system products including seamless switchers, matrix switchers, distribution amplifiers, video scalers, wide-screen image processors, scan converters, signal processing devices and image warping and rotation. Folsom products are used in the Rental and Staging, Integration, Broadcast and Presentation markets. For more information, please visit the web at www.folsom.com.

About Barco
Barco, an international company headquartered in Kortrijk, Belgium, is active in three key areas of imaging technology. Barco designs and develops solutions for large screen visualization, display solutions for life-critical applications, and systems for visual inspection. Barco has a network of subsidiaries, distributors and agents in almost 100 countries. Barco is quoted on Brussels/Euronext and is a BEL 20 and a Next 150 company.