Barco E2 Full-sized Event Master processor R9004698

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Raising the bar for live screen management, the E2 presentation system provides superior image quality, exceptional input and output density, great expandability and durability. Supporting native 4K input and output, it is the first and only screen management system on the market that can manage a 4K projector blend with refresh rates up to 60Hz. A truly versatile system, it offers eight mixable PGM outputs and four scaled Aux Outputs for full show control with a single box.

Native 4K input and output 

With native 4K input and output, the E2 provides impressive pixel processing power. Whether native or scaled inputs, two connectors or four, this HDCP-compliant system manages it all. With 28 inputs and 14 outputs (eight PGM, two Multi-viewer and four scaled Aux outputs), the E2 system offers full show control, including eight independent PIP mixers and a dedicated Multiviewer. Thanks to its linkable chassis, it can easily expand beyond these eight outputs without the need for additional external processing and routing to distribute the signals. And as it’s inputs and layers can also be expanded, the E2 will be capable of managing a blended screen with up to 32 4K projectors in the future.

Simple servicing and control

The E2 comes with a straightforward cross-platform user interface that provides touchscreen ergonomics. As the presets are stored on the chassis it enables easy control via third-party systems. Multiple users can control the system simultaneously, and the API allows third-party developers to create custom control programs and interfaces. Thanks to its modular design, users can simply add a new input or output card to support future signal interfaces. This modularity also ensures great serviceability, as users can easily swap a specific input or output card in the case of damage, without needing to ship or replace the entire box. 

Designed for life on the road

Designed for the live event industry, the rugged E2 features a steel chassis that’s able to withstand the challenging conditions of life on the road. What’s more, it offers screen control in a compact form factor of only four rack units, which makes it easy to ship and install. And thanks to its modular cards and dual redundant power supplies, the E2 is extremely reliable and easy to service in the field.

Layers, layers, layers

The E2 offers an extremely flexible layer management system. The E2 starts with a pixel perfect, full resolution, unscaled background layer that is the same resolution as the screen destination. As an unscaled mixing background layer it does not use any of the valuable scaling layers. With up to 32 layers available in HD, the E2 can customize the layer configuration to meet the needs of your application. The layers provide either pip or key effects, and can be configured for HD, Dual Link (2560x1600 or 3840x1200 max), or 4K resolutions. Each destination gets dedicated layers, so you know exactly how many resources are available. The layers can also be configured as single layers with cut transitions, or two of the scalers can be combined to create a mixing layer. Each destination can support a combination of mixers, single layers, pips, keys, and various sizes of layers, all to create a single composited image on the screen.


E2 - Live Design product of the year 2014-2015 AV Awards winner 2015

4K resolution12 bit6G ready9 layersAthena scalingblendingMultiviewerDisplayPort readyexceptional number of effects possiblecompliant with the HDCP protocolsdesigned for LED displaysscalable systemmodular system architecturedesigned to withstand the most severe conditionseasy installation



8x Input card slots supporting up to 4K resolution per slot. 
Each card slot will accommodate either 4x HD inputs, 2x 2,560 x 1,600 inputs, or 1x 4K input.

HDMI/DisplayPort input card 

  • 2x HDMI 1.4 connectors 
  • 2x DisplayPort 1.1 connectors 

Dual Link DVI input card
  • 2x Dual Link DVI-D connectors 

6G SDI input card
  • 4x BNC connector supporting 6G SDI 

Genlock input
  • 2x BNC connector (Input and loop output) 
  • Supports Black burst and trilevel analog signals 

Rental configuration will include 2x 6GSDI card, 2x DVI card, 4x HDMI/DP card


3x Output Card slots for PGM and Aux outputs supporting up to 4K resolution per slot.

HDMI output card 


  • 4x HDMI 1.4 

6G SDI output card
  • 4x BNC connector supporting 6G SDI 


1x Multi-viewer card slot  

HDMI Multi-viewer card




  • 4x HDMI 1.4 connectors 

Rental configuration will include:


  • 14 Outputs via 4 Output cards 
    • Up to 3 x 4K Outputs - each Output card supports up to 4K@60 out 
    • 4 x SD/HD/3G SDI (6G ready) 
    • 8 x HDMI 1.4 (297 Mpix/sec max) 
    • 2 x HDMI 1.4 for Multiviewer (297 Mpix/sec max) 
  • Eight (8) Program Outputs configurable as single screens or tiled/blended widescreens 
    • Configurable from 8 x 2,048 x 1x200@60 max to 2 x 4,096 x 2,400@60 max 

User interface

Event Master Software 
  • GUI based configuration and control application 
  • Cross platform (Mac/Windows) 
Event Master Console (available 2015)
API for custom User interface programming


Processing and latency




12 bits/color 
36 bits/pixel 
1 frame processing latency for progressive sources




PIP layers (per chassis)

Freely assignable PiP layers seamlessly transition between sources
  • 2K mode: 8x seamless PiP or key overlay 
  • DL mode:  4x seamless PiP or key overlay 
  • 4K mode:  2x seamless PiP or key overlay 

Background mixer

Each PGM screen destination has an unscaled seamless background mixer supporting the full resolution of the destination
  • Any live input type can be a background source 
  • Matte color generator 
  • Still store as background 

Destinations (single chassis)

Eight (8) Program Outputs configurable as single screens or tiled/blended widescreens 


Program screens 

  • 4K Output 
    • 2x single screens 
    • 1x blended (2 outputs)
  • Dual Link output 
    • 4x single screens 
    • 2x blended 
  • HD (2K) Output 
    • 8x single screens 
    • 4x 2 output blended (2 output per blend) up to 1x 8 output blended 

Auxilliary Outputs

User definable from 4 x 2,048x1,200@60 to 1 x 4K@60  

4K output


  • 1x Scaled Aux output 
Dual Link output
  • 2x Scaled Aux output 

HD (2K) output

  • 4x Scaled Aux output 


4K output



  • 1x Multi-viewer output 
Dual Link output
  • 2x Multi-viewer output 

HD (2K) output

  • 2x Multi-viewer output 

Still stores

User-assigned still stores

  • Live capture 
  • Loaded via PNG file 



1,000 user defineable presets




Expandability (available 2015)

16x E2 chassis per system

4K output 







  • 32 projector blend 




Dual Link output








  • 64 projector blend 




HD (2K) output








  • 128 projector blend 


Dual Redundant PSU
Modular field swappable processing and I/O cards
Variable flow cooling
Rugged steel chassis

Video inputs

28 inputs via 8 input cards (Event Master series cards)

  • Up to 8 x 4K inputs - each input card supports up to 4K@60p
  • 8 x SD/HD/3G SDI (6G ready)
  • 8 x HDMI 1.4a (297 Mpix/sec max)
  • 8 x DisplayPort 1.1 (330 Mpix/sec max)
  • 4 x Dual Link DVI (330)
Video outputs

14 outputs via 4 output cards (Event Master series cards)

  • Up to 3 x 4K outputs - each output card supports up to 4K@60 p
  • 4 x SD/HD/3G SDI (6G ready)
  • 8 x HDMI 1.4a (297 Mpix/sec max)
  • 2 x HDMI 1.4a for Multiviewer (297 Mpix/sec max)
Genlock Analog reference input/loop on BNC connectors; bi-level and blackburst at SD and tri-level at HD
S3D Sync: 4x input Din connector, 2x output Din connector
Program output

8 program outputs configurable as single screens or tiled/blended widescreens

  • Configurable from 8x 2048X1200@60 max to 2 x 4096x2400@60 max
  • Independent edge blending/feathering control for all four sides
Scaled Aux outputs User definable from 4 x 2048x1200@60 to 1 x 4K@60
All outputs can be defined as Aux destinations for a total of 12 Aux outputs
Output color correction
  • Native resolution background mixer per output screen
  • Independent layer transitions or full Preview/Program transition
  • Flexible layer allocation – up to 16 mixable or 32 single scalable PIP/key layers assignable to Program output screens
Still stores Up to 100 HD stills available in background, Aux or PIP
Layer effects
  • Borders (hard, soft, halo) and drop shadows
  • Color effects
  • Strobe, H&V flip
  • Luma key
  • PIP moves via Keyframes
  • Flexible user-definable layouts
  • Monitor all Inputs and Outputs, including Preview and Aux
  • Two outputs
  • Dedicated hardware same E2 Event Master Processors
  • Easily expandable for larger display applications via proprietary links
  • Link units to increase available Inputs and Outputs for larger tiled/blended widescreen applications
  • Expansion via simple linking - up to 2 chassis
  • E2 ships with the ability to link 2 chassis for expansion. Linking additional chassis will be available in a future software release.
HDCP HDCP compliant
  • Event Master screen management software for PC or MAC
  • Ethernet RJ-45, 1000/100/10 Mbps autosense
  • Field-Serviceable I/O and processing cards (not hot-swappable)
  • Hot-swappable dual-redundant power supplies
  • Height: 17.8 cm (7.0 in) - 4 RU rackmount
  • Width: 43.2 cm (17 in) without chassis handles, 48.3 cm (19 in) with chassis handles attached
  • Depth: 56.9 cm (22.4 in) from front panel to rear panel, 62.2 cm (24.5 in) overall
Weight 31 kg / 68 lbs
  • Input power: 100-240 VAC 50/60Hz 700W
  • Dual-redundant, hot-swappable power supplies
Environmental temperature 0-40° C / 32-104 F
Environmental humidity 0-95% non-condensing
Warranty 3 years parts and labor