Barco India Managing Director Rajiv Bhalla
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Moves to a Hybrid Workspace Facility for Software Product Development in India

Invests in scaling up capabilities to deliver unique experiences combining hardware, software, and services across enterprise, healthcare and entertainment

Largest CoE for Software innovation and R&D globally

Targeting to invest in expanding the team in India and position India as its new R&D and software hub

The team is internally known as Globally Empowered to Accelerate Xperiences or GEAX

New Delhi, NFAPost: Barco, a global leader in professional visualization and collaboration technology, is moving to a state of the art, hybrid work environment – its largest global Centre of Excellence for Software innovation and R&D in India.

With the new facility, Barco has reiterated its commitment to enabling bright outcomes by combining hardware with software and services to deliver exceptional customer solutions. As part of its digital transformation initiatives, Barco is continuing to invest heavily and is targeting to expand the GEAX team in India, internally known as Globally Empowered to Accelerate Xperiences or GEAX.

Commenting on the new facility, Barco India (a 100% subsidiary of BARCO NV Belgium) Managing Director Rajiv Bhalla said Barco is committed to driving innovative solutions and experiences for customers.

“The launch of the new facility will enable us to successfully transform to a more resilient and healthier platform while continuing to build capabilities to become a successful solutions company leveraging hardware, software and services. We are investing heavily in ramping up the software and R&D segments to enable Barco’s pivot towards Hybrid workplace solutions and offer employment opportunities in niche skill sets,” said Rajiv Bhalla.

To further expand our talent base, Rajiv Bhalla said Barco is also beginning campus hiring for engineers from India’s premier technology institutions.

The company offers a wide range of innovative, hi-tech and high-quality networked visualisation products for the Indian market, including Large Screen display solutions, Digital Cinema projectors, Hi-tech medical displays, rugged displays for professional applications.

Barco India has a strong team of talented software engineers who develop software products and solutions across the Enterprise, Education and Healthcare verticals using diverse technology stack from embedded software on hardware devices to SaaS solutions deployed in multi-cloud environment (Azure, AWS).

According to Barco India GEAX Vice President Ashish Gupta the company intends to develop India R&D Centre into Barco’s Global hub for software development and innovation.

“India has a strong pool of technology talent and we are keen and excited to offer this segment the opportunities required to drive innovation on a global platform for Barco. The new facility at Noida is developed keeping hybrid collaboration and agile mindset as the guiding principle to promote innovation and faster value delivery to our customers,” said Ashish Gupta.

Barco recently introduced the concept of Hybrid Workplaces, offering an entire gamut of technology geared up to enhance workplace agility and efficiency, ensuring that enterprises are primed for the new normal. Barco’s premium visualisation and collaboration solutions such as ClickShare Conference, SecureStream, weConnect etc. transform enterprises by enhancing productivity and continuity for businesses while facilitating a hybrid and resilient model that can withstand future challenges.

In keeping with the Hybrid Workplace model, the new two-floor Barco facility is designed to enhance productivity and features a common lab area offering flexibility for expansion or addition of new labs. One of the floors is divided into silent work areas, lab zone and collaboration zone, with each team having a personal space near to their sitting area, equipped with a whiteboard, display and Barco ClickShare Conferencing Solution.

Aimed at creating a relaxing and enjoyable work environment, the new facility has been designed keeping the needs of a hybrid workspace and a young team in mind. It also features full-fledged experience and demo centres for meeting room, healthcare, control room and education solutions, offering customers the actual feel of the experiences enabled by Barco.

Barco designs technology to enable bright outcomes around the world. Seeing beyond the image, the company develops visualisation and collaboration solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences.

The company’s focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting, classroom and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions).

In 2019, Barco achieved sales of 1.083 billion euro. The company has a global team of 3,600 employees, whose passion for technology is captured in 400 granted patents.

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