Originally Posted by amve Let me introduce myself : my name is Anne-Mie Van Elsen and I work as a product/industrial design engineer (for 16 years already) in Barco (Belgium) and I like to react (rather late I know) on this thread. I copied some phrases out of yours and added my comment to it.
Hoi Anne-Mie, leuk dat je de moeite neemt te reageren op Peter's aannames.
The Barco factory is in Kuurne Belgium, which is in the Ardennes forrest, precisely where the Battle of the Bulge took place. (Anne-Mie) Maybe when you look at Belgium when you are in the US, but I can assure you that we are closer located to the sea then to the Ardennes. I agree, when you drive 2 hours you are in the Ardennes, but still....
Or up in Amsterdam, a long drive off, anyway.
(Anne-Mie) about the design : the first design was made with the Events/rental and staging market in mind, not Cinema and not home theatre. This explains maybe a little bit the "robustness" you notice in the design.
Apparently not robust enough, Anne-Mie, as Peter and his band of fiery latin men managed to shift at least one of the projector's DMD panels.
Could it be that the Belgian projector designer remembered seeing this masterpiece of engineering in his childhood and went back to that industrial design in order to take the rectangle out of a rectangular box?
(Anne-Mie) I have to disappoint you, I'm at the moment 41 years old. And I have never seen a tank in my childhood
As he mentioned elsewhere on this forum he was pleasantly surprised to learn the designer was female, so the he was misplaced, although rugged designs are generally associated with male designers, no idea why;-).
So, no school-outings to Ieper for Anne-Mie, it seems. There are WW I tanks up there dugg-out in one piece (more or less), at least I saw one of those on TV, recently.
Maybe nice to know : I also worked on the design of the Cineversum series (the grey ones) - single chip projector, especially designed for HT(not of Barco anymore - a Frech firm is now in charge)Regards,
Did you also do the 508, that looks like somewhat of a precursor to the Cineversum series, rather square and boxy, but a curvy plane on top?