XL Video, the UK’s leading live video production specialist, has taken delivery of the first new Barco R18 projectors in the UK. XL has made an initial purchase of four of the new units.

This purchase brings XL’s total stock of large projectors to over 50. XL director Lee Spencer says, "It’s important to stay at the cutting edge of the industry, and to keep investing in the latest technology as it comes on stream. This has always been XL’s philosophy".

The Barco ELM R18 Director projector combines extreme light output, high resolution, and advanced signal processing to deliver remarkable performance. It is specifically designed for large screen video projection, and is equipped with the state-of-the-art DLP™ technology. Combined with Barco’s expertise in electronics and optics, the R18 features an impressive 17,000 ANSI lumens and SXGA resolution.

XL Video’s busy autumn schedule includes UK tours with top pop acts Blue and Will & Gareth; European tours with Coldplay, the Doves, Ronan Keating, Jah Rule, and Oasis (also in Japan), and the American Idol tour in North America. XL is also supplying a projection system for the hit West End musical Our House, and has serviced many corporate events, including the Apple Expo in Paris, the Ryder Cup, the FedEx Rockingham International Cart Series, and General Election in Turkey.