Barco and Arts Alliance Media announce Screenwriter TMS integration with Barco Alchemy projectors

Kortrijk, Belgium, 18 June 2014 – Global digital cinema leader Barco is pleased to announce that the Screenwriter Theater Management System (TMS) from Arts Alliance Media (AAM) – a leader in digital cinema software – is the first TMS to support the new Barco Alchemy integrated cinema media processor. This feature will be available to all current and future Screenwriter users, allowing them to easily integrate projection systems equipped with the Barco Alchemy technology into their circuits. Support for Barco Alchemy adds to the support Screenwriter already provides to equipment from different vendors even within the same cinema, allowing exhibitors to seamlessly manage all screens and content in their complex from one central point.
Combining the functionalities of an integrated cinema processor (ICP) and a media server into a single projector, Barco Alchemy brings more simplicity and reliability into the projection booth, while providing future-proof modularity at unparalleled levels. Barco Alchemy technology also supports cutting-edge projection: the 4K Barco Alchemy projectors deliver stunning 4K 3D images and are the first digital cinema projectors that enable 4K 2D content to be shown at 60 fps.   

Freedom of choice
“AAM are passionately committed to freedom of choice for exhibitors,” said Rich Phillips, CTO of AAM. “We support all the key servers and media blocks, enabling exhibitors to use equipment from different vendors in the same facility seamlessly. We are delighted to be able to now offer the same support for the innovative Barco Alchemy product, giving exhibitors the freedom to make technology decisions that are not limited by compatibility with their existing systems.”

Offering exhibitors more simplicity and reliability
Theodore Marescaux, Product Manager at Barco, added: “We’re delighted that Screenwriter is now integrated with Barco Alchemy technology. In addition to having the best possible image technology, exhibitors can now seamlessly manage Barco Alchemy screens within their complex. Barco and AAM are both committed to offering exhibitors groundbreaking technology that’s easy to use, making cinema operations even more simple and reliable.”

Visit us at CineEurope
Barco will be showcasing the Barco Alchemy digital cinema projectors at the Cine Europe trade show, CCIB Exhibition Centre, Barcelona, Spain, from 16 - 19 June. You will find Barco at Suite E.


About Arts Alliance Media
Arts Alliance Media (AAM) is a global leader in digital cinema software and services, offering cutting-edge solutions in software as well as installation, maintenance and support across the cinema ecosystem.

AAM’s software products include the SCREENWRITER Theatre Management System (TMS); PRODUCER – an enterprise TMS and content management system operating across the entire cinema circuit; LIFEGUARD – an enterprise system designed to monitor and manage hardware as well as power Network Operations Centres (NOCs); and ADFUSER – a campaign management tool to simplify cinema advertising and increase incremental revenues.

AAM’s software touches over 20,000 screens worldwide across North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific while its NOC supports over 11,000 screens globally.

More information can be found at www.artsalliancemedia.com


About Barco
Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops visualization products for a variety of selected professional markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with 4,000 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1.158 billion euro in 2013.


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