Content Delivery & Management

When you combine the Barco Alchemy ICMP module with your digital cinema projector you create a powerful all in one solution that is streamlined for compatability and performance. The days of external server boxes and hardware are behind us. With the Barco Alchemy and Web Commander software suite, you have a fully integrated and expandable content management and scheduling system. This solution has the added advantage of bridging projector control and communication with content management all on the one interface. No more separate screens, software and login credentials! One interface to manage content and hardware. Built in storage, easy connection to external NAS devices and a range of alternative content input sources support make the decision easy. The Barco Alchemy module can be includes as part of a projector package making it an extremly cost effective solution for exhibitors.

Barco Alchemy ICMP

The Barco ICMP module combines the functionalities of an Integrated Cinema Processor (ICP) and media server into one single board and forms the core of the Barco Alchemy digital cinema projectors. Reducing the required hardware increases simplicity and reliability into the projection booth. The smart projector even detects potential operational errors and warns users in case of mishaps. It turns any Barco Series 2 projector into a full-fledged DCI-compliant projector and media server, and includes on-board storage. With rich alternative content inputs and the most powerful DCI decoding in the industry, the Barco ICMP is future-proof and greatly enhances your Barco Series 2 digital cinema projector. Great in TMS environments, a projector equipped with the Barco ICMP module operates as stand-alone in single screen applications. The Barco ICMP is DCI-compliant with the Compliance Test Plan (CTP) version 1.2. Increased operational efficiency.

Thanks to the embedded Barco Web Commander user-interface the projector can be controlled remotely, including show creation and scheduling. Configuration and setup can simply be performed by service technicians via Barco Communicator.

Future proof
When coupled with a single 4K digital cinema projector, the Barco Alchemy technology enables 4K 2D at 60 fps and 4K 3D images, supporting all standard and 2K 3D HFR DCI movies.

Unique benefits of Barco Alchemy technology
- Simple operation thanks to intuitive 'Barco Web Commander' user interface
- Fewer boxes lead to more reliability and ease-of-use
- Future-proof with higher resolutions at high frame rates and high bit-rates
- Includes storage and dedicated hardware RAID-5 controller
- Intelligent switching between resolutions and frame-rates in the same show
- Smart mixing of DCI and alternative content sources in the same show
- Rich alternative content inputs
- Easy upgrading of Series 2 projectors with Barco Alchemy module

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Barco Web Commander

The Barco Alchemy projectors have been carefully designed to greatly increase the level of operational efficiency. Projectionists can now enjoy a streamlined and intuitive user interface that seamlessly blends projector control with a full-fledged screen management system. The 'Barco Web Commander' user interface is readily available on the projector without any additional software installation. It is accessed via a web browser and is also fully supported on iOS and Android tablets thanks to the free 'Barco CineMate' iOS and Android app.

Barco Web Commander in a nutshell
Integrated projector and media control
Flexible screen management
Easy show scheduling
Intuitive user interface
Runs from any PC or mobile device

Projector Dashboard
See projector status at a glance
Check current playout and schedule statuses
Assess storage space and content integrity

Projector Media Player
Control integrated media player
Load, play, pause, stop shows
Reposition within a show
Toggle scheduled or manual play mode

Projector Control
Control lamp, dowser and test-pattern states
Select projector macros and switch source (media player, alternative content...)
Easily access custom in-theater automation

Show Editor
Create & manage shows
Easy drag & drop
Simple automation cues insertion and control
Use templates for fast show and pre-show creation

Show Scheduler
Create your show schedule
Intuitive user interface
Easily copy days or weeks

For full product specification visit Barco Digital Cinema Web Commander