barco control

The ideal platform for your control room

Simplicity. Scalability. Security. The list of requirements for control room software is long and demanding. With Barco CTRL, we provide a solid platform to answer these needs. It gives you full control over the information flow in an easy and intuitive way. Designed by the control room experts.


Powerful systems tend to be complex – but they don’t need to be. Although it has the potential to create a worldwide network, Barco CTRL is surprisingly simple to set up and use. The user interface was designed for intuitive operation, based on our many talks with control room professionals.


You need to prepare for the future – even if you don’t know what it brings. When designing CTRL, its flexibility was therefore a prime requirement. By simply adding encoders you can expand the number of inputs. Extra decoders add more operator positions and/or video walls.


Strictly following the ‘Security by design’ principles, the platform allows users to securely connect to their sources, from any location. Barco CTRL also has a Zero Trust architecture, which means it can be deployed in any environment.


Powerful decoder for integration in Barco CTRL platform
  • Secure Appliance Node
  • 4KUHD or 4x Full HD output
  • Compact design

Barco's SAN-050 is a powerful secured applications node. It is used in the networked visualization environment of a Barco CTRL system. The display controller has a high-end graphics card to perform all needed rendering operations.


  • Compact design
  • Up to 4K-UHD resolution, or 4x Full HD
  • Most extensive list of supported codecs and formats
  • Redundant network interface
  • Silent operation in a compact and flexible form factor
  • Mature Barco quality, robust and reliable


Powerful server for use in Barco CTRL environment
  • Security by design
  • Redundancy option
  • Compact form factor

The SAS-050 is the service node for Barco CTRL, delivering the core functionality of the networked visualization system. This device manages all hardware, and orchestrates the collaboration and visualization of the information shared between the different displays and operator workstations in a Barco CTRL system. Managing the security features of the Barco CTRL platform, the SAS-050 is a vital component of the system

Features and benefits:

  • Manages complete Barco CTRL system and its cybersecurity
  • Handles collaboration and sharing of information
  • Runs the Barco CTRL software


Compact 4K60 Encoder
  • Superb image quality
  • Network integrated
  • Easy installation and configuration
  • High performance
  • Part of the TFN and CTRL Product families

Barco's NGS-D440 is a powerful encoder. This device enables the support of HDMI 2.0 compliant 4K60 AV sources.

Features and benefits:

  • Superb image quality
    The NGS-D440 comes with Barco’s latest image processing engine, which provides the best scaling and color space conversion algorithms on the market today. Furthermore, resolutions up to 4K60 are supported through an industry-standard protocol.
  • Network IT-integrated
    The NGS-D440 requires standard IT services (DHCP, DNS, NTP) to be available in the network during operation. This allows to easily change the network configuration without the need to reconfigure the system. Furthermore, it provides easy and central management through its configured host name in your domain (no need to remember IPs).
  • Easy installation & configuration
    Because of the above-mentioned network integration, the device discovery is faster and simpler than ever. Additionally, it is very easy and fast to create a source via a utility button that can be used to identify a device.
  • Performance
    The NGS-D440 comes with an HDMI 2.0 input. This input supports up to UHD (3840 x 2160) at 60fps and features an active loop-through that creates a 1:1 copy of the input. Furthermore, the power (PoE+ and USB-C) and the network (bonding) redundancy guarantee a high uptime of the device.

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