Imago Adds single chip DLP® Projectors to Barco Deal

London, 11 June 2013. Following the announcement in April that Imago Group plc, Europe’s largest video solutions company, had been appointed to distribute Barco’s ClickShare wireless presentation system, the company has now extended its distribution agreement in the UK to cover the new Barco Collaborate range, and this agreement also extends into the French market, where Imago Sarl will also be selling both product ranges.
The Barco Collaborate projectors will complement Imago’s existing portfolio of business-oriented audio visual and video communications products. With three models in the range, Barco’s 1-chip DLP® projectors are suitable for use in all presentation settings from small brainstorming rooms through to large boardrooms. Underpinned by Barco’s widely acknowledged high levels of quality, the Collaborate range produce high-quality images with an unmatched level of detail and contrast. Allowing for multi-window sharing, the projectors enable better collaboration and decision-making
“This is a great deal for Imago and one that we are particularly pleased to be announcing,” commented Ian Vickerage, Managing Director at Imago Group plc. “We have experienced a great start to our new relationship with Barco since taking on ClickShare less than two months ago, and we have already beaten our initial targets thanks to the proactivity of our channel partners. 
”Our Collaborate range sits naturally alongside ClickShare.  Many end customers, across a wide range of segments, are investing in business critical meeting room environments where the quality and ease of use of the AV technology is important,” commented Sid Stanley Channel Director EMEAI at Barco.  “The combination of ClickShare to easily switch content and state of the art projectors where the visualization is of the highest quality perfectly meets this market demand. Imago Group has delivered a fast start with ClickShare, I look forward to working with a select group of value added resellers to take the combined solution to market”
 
The Barco Collaborate range has been launched at Infocomm. Imago will be making the products available to its UK and French channel of specialist resellers with immediate effect.
About Barco 
Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops visualization products for a variety of selected professional markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with about 3,900 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of EUR 1.156 billion in 2012.
About Imago Group plc                                                                                                        
Imago Group plc is Europe’s largest video solutions company. Services offered by Imago include video conferencing and online meeting technology, video streaming, audio conferencing and IPTV and the company also provides projectors, HD cameras, interactive whiteboards and LCD displays. Imago has achieved certification under ISO9001 and Investors in People. The company has been operating successfully in the French market since 2003 and has since established subsidiaries in Belgium, Holland, China, South Africa and Spain. Imago has been included in The Sunday Times International Track 200 2012, a league table ranking Britain’s private companies according to the growth of their overseas sales.  – Imago is the only company involved in the distribution of video solutions to be included in the list. This year Imago has also been ranked 70th in the Thames Valley 250 list which ranks companies in the Thames Valley area according to their sales. www.imagogroupplc.com
Further press information:
Julie Kirby, 07956 955625, juliekirby1@sky.com
Ian Vickerage, 01635 294300, ianv@imagogroupplc.com

London, 11 June 2013. Following the announcement in April that Imago Group plc, Europe’s largest video solutions company, had been appointed to distribute Barco’s ClickShare wireless presentation system, the company has now extended its distribution agreement in the UK to cover the new Barco Collaborate range, and this agreement also extends into the French market, where Imago Sarl will also be selling both product ranges.
The Barco Collaborate projectors will complement Imago’s existing portfolio of business-oriented audio visual and video communications products. With three models in the range, Barco’s 1-chip DLP® projectors are suitable for use in all presentation settings from small brainstorming rooms through to large boardrooms. Underpinned by Barco’s widely acknowledged high levels of quality, the Collaborate range produce high-quality images with an unmatched level of detail and contrast. Allowing for multi-window sharing, the projectors enable better collaboration and decision-making
“This is a great deal for Imago and one that we are particularly pleased to be announcing,” commented Ian Vickerage, Managing Director at Imago Group plc. “We have experienced a great start to our new relationship with Barco since taking on ClickShare less than two months ago, and we have already beaten our initial targets thanks to the proactivity of our channel partners. 
”Our Collaborate range sits naturally alongside ClickShare.  Many end customers, across a wide range of segments, are investing in business critical meeting room environments where the quality and ease of use of the AV technology is important,” commented Sid Stanley Channel Director EMEAI at Barco.  “The combination of ClickShare to easily switch content and state of the art projectors where the visualization is of the highest quality perfectly meets this market demand. Imago Group has delivered a fast start with ClickShare, I look forward to working with a select group of value added resellers to take the combined solution to market”
 
The Barco Collaborate range has been launched at Infocomm. Imago will be making the products available to its UK and French channel of specialist resellers with immediate effect.

About Barco 
Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops visualization products for a variety of selected professional markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with about 3,900 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of EUR 1.156 billion in 2012.
About Imago Group plc                                                                                                        
Imago Group plc is Europe’s largest video solutions company. Services offered by Imago include video conferencing and online meeting technology, video streaming, audio conferencing and IPTV and the company also provides projectors, HD cameras, interactive whiteboards and LCD displays. Imago has achieved certification under ISO9001 and Investors in People. The company has been operating successfully in the French market since 2003 and has since established subsidiaries in Belgium, Holland, China, South Africa and Spain. Imago has been included in The Sunday Times International Track 200 2012, a league table ranking Britain’s private companies according to the growth of their overseas sales.  – Imago is the only company involved in the distribution of video solutions to be included in the list. This year Imago has also been ranked 70th in the Thames Valley 250 list which ranks companies in the Thames Valley area according to their sales. www.imagogroupplc.com

Further press information:
Julie Kirby, 07956 955625, juliekirby1@sky.com
Ian Vickerage, 01635 294300, ianv@imagogroupplc.com

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