Barco to Release Smartphone App to Run Digital Cinema Gear

barco-pj-0613With this new app, now even the guy making popcorn in the theater can truly run everything in a digital cinema! Barco’s latest mobile app (for both Apple iOS and Android devices), the CineMate, enables movie theater operators to easily control and operate their digital cinema equipment via a smartphone, tablet or other mobile device. The app will be available for download in the App Store and Google Play from mid-July onwards.

Once installed onto a tablet or smartphone, users can control and run their web-enabled digital cinema equipment via their mobile device. As a fully scalable system, they can simply add screens and build the structure of their theater from the user interface. The app plays nicely with Communicator LITE on Barco’s DP2K-10S projector and with media servers featuring a web-based user interface. Currently, CineMate automatically detects Barco projectors and the Doremi IMS1000. It also enables the integration of any other equipment with a Web user interface into the dashboard. In this way, the app allows you to group and structure your digital cinema equipment in a clear overview that enables faster operation.

From the theater overview on the app’s dashboard, users can zoom in on a specific projection booth and access the digital cinema equipment that’s in there (e.g. servers or projectors). Thus, they have centralized access to everything they need for the day-to-day operations of their servers (content management, planning, etc.) and projectors (lamp, macros, dowser, etc.).

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