Barrcode Software - BCX - has been in development for over thirty years, starting life controlling CD jukebox's in radio stations. It was then developed into a sophisticated hard disk media playout system used in many of the UK's leading broadcasting organisations including ITV in London.
The technology was so ground breaking at the time, that it appeared on the BBC's flagship programme
'Tomorrow's World' in 1992. The origin of this technology was conceived by Brian Barr, he was 'head hunted' to take responsibility for the 'build' as Chief Engineer of the new independent local radio station, Radio Broadland, Norwich in the UK.
Brian wanted to replace taped cartridges due to quality, breakage and mislaying problems all associated with the infernal little blue boxes! Computers were becoming a realistic proposition to repalce traditional magnetic tape; Brian had a keen interest in software writing and this was an ideal opportunity for him to develop a system.
Barrcode will be visiting IBC 2016
The International Broadcasting Convention 2016 will feature more than 280 speakers who will share their knowledge and experience as well as keynote sessions about the challenges, new innovations, and much more from the field of electronic media as well as entertainment industry.
Barrcode will be visiting the NAB show
in Las Vegas.
The media and entertainment industry has become unleashed. Dynamic innovation and cutting-edge technologies are shattering the boundaries of content and opening up limitless opportunities. NAB Show® is the only place to break free from conventional thinking and open your mind.
What's in the pipeline at Barrcode?
Barrcode DMX2 We have a DMX lighting control system for small theatres coming along. The system has already been in use at hundreds of productions at theatres.
Barrcode BCX5 Our popular BCX playout system is being re-engineered for larger installations at radio & TV stations.