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Integrated Media Technologies, Inc. Announces Sports Digital Asset Management Service

Essential for the Successful Future of Teams, Leagues, Universities & Associations

Integrated Media Technologies, Inc. (IMT) has announced a new Sports Digital Asset Management Service specifically designed for the athletics industry.  For sports content owners and producers, having a digital asset management strategy has become an essential part of doing business and affects virtually every aspect of the organization’s operations and future multi-media ROI opportunities.

“A well designed digital asset management strategy gives a sports organization the ability to properly manage rich media assets” explained Mike Braico, EVP of Sales at IMT.  “Think life cycle of the production process, including acquisition, editing and distribution for all digital media files and the underlying metadata.”

IMT worked with the Tennis Channel to design and build a new state-of-the-art file-based workflow, which allows their broadcast operations, editorial, graphics, and post-production teams to share and archive content.

“Growth at our network required an expanded approach to production workflow and storage,” remarked Dean Hadaegh, Senior Vice President of Broadcast Operations and CTO, Tennis Channel.  “IMT quickly targeted our specific needs and came up with an across-the-board strategy that allowed us to re-design our operation without any downtime.”

IMT’s Sports Digital Asset Management Service takes advantage of new technologies and distribution outlets through a centralized efficient digital workflow. It also enables real time collaboration and coordination throughout the organization, capitalizing on video assets through increased output, accelerated operations, and optimum utilization of staff.

“Our new Sports Digital Asset Management Service focuses on protecting video assets for the long term,” emphasized Tom McGowan, IMT VP of Business Development, “and provides our clients with the ability to create new marketing capabilities and revenue streams through increased advertising inventory, sponsorship opportunities, in-venue promotions, social media exposure and e-commerce platforms across broadcast, web and mobile distribution platforms.”

IMT’s Sports Digital Asset Management Service drives new branding opportunities and significantly increases the ability to reach fans on any platform, and anywhere they want to enjoy content.   As an internal competitive benefit, Sports Digital Asset Management Service also enables management to provide the coaching staff and players with the latest tools and innovations for video capture and display in the locker rooms, coaches’ offices, team meeting rooms/theaters, family lounges and with minor league and remote scouting operations.

IMT at NAB 2012, April 16-18, Las Vegas
IMT will be hosting a number of technology briefings in their hospitality suite on the second floor of the Renaissance Hotel located at 3400 Paradise Road. The hotel is conveniently located across the street from the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Please contact IMT’s Marketing Coordinator, Kate Metzger, for more information – kate@imtglobalinc.com.

ABOUT INTEGRATED MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (IMT)
IMT is a consulting, design, construction, and systems integration company providing scalable technology systems for business operations.  IMT addresses three major market sectors: Communications Media & Entertainment (CME), Information Technologies (IT), and Healthcare. Through an active engagement process, IMT consultants and engineers collect, interpret, refine, design, build and maintain technology systems that deliver optimum results for clients.
Learn more at: http://www.imtglobalinc.com    tel:  877.761.9770

 

XPAND 3D Bolsters Commitment To Japan Market: Names Yasunori (Yogi) Higashimura To Lead Business Development Initiative Operating From New Japan Offices

Yasunori (Yogi) Higashimura

Cyprus, Europe – Underscoring its commitment to provide partners and customers in the Japanese market with the highest levels of attention and support, XPAND 3D today announced the appointment of Mr. Yasunori (Yogi) Higashimura to the position of Business Development Manager. Mr. Higashimura is a veteran technology and business leader with considerable experience in senior engineering, business planning, financial analysis and operations positions at Panasonic Corporation in Osaka, Japan and the United States. He joins XPAND 3D with immediate effect and will be based from offices in Osaka and will have responsibility across all of XPAND 3D’s businesses including cinema, consumer electronics, retail, education, OEM, medical and licensing.

According to Maria Costeira, Chief Executive Officer, XPAND 3D, the addition of Mr. Higashimura to the executive team at XPAND 3D will provide deep insight into market needs coupled with a strong commitment to serve partners and grow the business.

“I am very pleased that Yasunori Higashimura has elected to join XPAND 3D and am very confident he will make a strong and immediate impact on our business in Japan,” Costeira noted today. “As a global organization with operations in every continent, we have grown our business by listening to customers and partners and then adjusting our offerings to provide innovation, interoperability and value packaged to address the unique needs of each market. In Japan, it will be a great asset to have someone of Mr. Higashimura’s caliber leading our business development initiatives, interacting with customers and partners and providing our executive team with the direction to succeed in this important, demanding market.”

Echoing this sentiment, Yasunori Higashimura noted the opportunity XPAND 3D faces in the Japan market: “XPAND 3D under Maria Costeira’s leadership understands that the road to success in retail, education, cinema, medical, consumer technologies and OEM begins at the intersection of great technology and unique design. I am very pleased to join XPAND 3D on this exciting journey and I believe that my experience and energy equips me to make a valuable contribution,” Mr. Higashimura said. “I look forward to working with the international XPAND 3D team and to excel with customers and partners in the Japan marketplace.”

Yasunori Higashimura joined Panasonic Corporation as an Electric Video Engineer in 1970 and held engineering and sales positions in the United States and Japan. In 1983, Mr. Higashimura led Panasonic’s broadcast video business initiative and worked closely with leading broadcasters in Japan and North America and in 1995 he was appointed Vice President and Director of Panasonic’s Digital Video Compression Company in Universal City, Los Angeles. Returning to Japan in 2004, Mr. Higashimura held senior planning and analysis roles with the company’s AVC company.

For more information on XPAND 3D, please visit www.xpand.me

About XPAND 3D:
The global leader in the 3D technologies for home, business, education, cinema, military and medical applications, XPAND is committed to advancing the state-of-the art in technology to provide consumers, businesses, educators and medical professionals with the comprehensive advantages of stereoscopic 3D. XPAND provides glasses on a linear scale from the most advanced and feature-packed for sophisticated surgical, training and home theater to more ruggedized and affordable for cinema and mass market use. X6D Limited is a global company whose products and services are marketed under the XPAND brand name. XPAND 3D technology is used by over 5,000 3D cinemas in more than 50 countries and is the 3D solution of choice for post-production houses, educational and professional 3D applications. XPAND designs, manufactures and OEMs a range of consumer electronics 3D solutions that are driving the 3D revolution.

XPAND Infinity System Brings Powerful 3D Impact to Live Rental and Staging Applications

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands – There’s nothing like 3D to add impact to presentations at trade shows, product launches and corporate and media events. 3D technology can provide the difference between displays that get lost in the crowd, or ones that make an unforgettable impact on attendees and potential customers. XPAND’s X103c Infinity system is designed to deliver the ultimate 3D viewing experience, and is the only 3D system that can be used on any type of surface, including standard rental screens, perforated screens, inflatable screens and even building walls.

“At live events, the atmosphere is busy and hectic, with tremendous competition for attention,” noted Maria Costeira, CEO, XPAND. “In such a fast-paced environment, exhibitors need displays that really stand out. Our XPAND Infinity system can help companies create visual displays that engage the viewer and leave a memorable impression that will stay with them long after the event is over.”

The XPAND Infinity X103c is a complete 3D system that provides ultimate-quality 3D images on virtually any screen size, shape or surface. The system employs the patented Infinity projector controller, which is optimized to work with digital projectors and XPAND Infinity Deluxe 3D Glasses or Infinity 3D Glasses to provide the brightest, most vivid and realistic 3D images available.

The Infinity Deluxe 3D Glasses and Infinity 3D Glasses have a stylish appearance and offer a high 96 to 144Hz refresh rate for flicker-free images. The Infinity Deluxe 3D glasses have up to 38% transparency and a 3000:1 contrast ratio, while the Infinity 3D Glasses offer up to 37% transparency and a 2000:1 contrast ratio. The glasses’ lightweight ergonomic designs and choice of three interchangeable nosepieces ensure long-wearing comfort, and their wide 3D viewing angle provides an optimal 3D image across a large area.

The XPAND Infinity projector controller can support screen sizes up to 300 feet wide, whether the screen is flat, curved, dome-shaped or even Cinerama format. The Infinity controller assures multi-directional synchronization for perfect 3D images over a wide viewing range, without ghosting or artifacts. Up to seven controllers can be linked together to operate as a large-scale system.

For more information on XPAND 3D, please visit www.xpand.me

About XPAND 3D:
The global leader in the 3D technologies for home, business, education, cinema, military and medical applications, XPAND is committed to advancing the state-of-the art in technology to provide consumers, businesses, educators and medical professionals with the comprehensive advantages of stereoscopic 3D. XPAND provides glasses on a linear scale from the most advanced and feature-packed for sophisticated surgical, training and home theater to more ruggedized and affordable for cinema and mass market use. X6D Limited is a global company whose products and services are marketed under the XPAND brand name. XPAND 3D technology is used by over 5,000 3D cinemas in more than 50 countries and is the 3D solution of choice for post-production houses, educational and professional 3D applications. XPAND designs, manufactures and OEMs a range of consumer electronics 3D solutions that are driving the 3D revolution.

XPAND Delivers the Ultimate 3D Experience in High-End Home Theaters at ISE 2012

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands – At Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2012, XPAND is demonstrating its unmatched ability to provide the ultimate high-end 3D home theater experience. The XPAND YOUniversal 3D Electronic Eyewear and AE125 IR emitter deliver unsurpassed 3D image quality in high-end home cinema installations.

“Devoted home theater enthusiasts are committed to creating a true cinema-quality environment in their viewing rooms, with big-screen projection, the very best picture quality and immersive surround sound,” said Maria Costeira, CEO, XPAND. “At ISE 2012, XPAND is demonstrating its commitment to serving the high-end home cinema market with products that bring the same spectacular level of 3D realism enjoyed in the movie theater right into the home.”

XPAND’s YOUniversal 3D Electronic Eyewear optimizes the 3D experience for every viewer, by modifying the 3D parameters for each user and for different 3D environments. These top-quality glasses offer unprecedented personal customization, compatibility with all types of 3D devices, long wearing comfort and appealing style.

The glasses accommodate the fact that every person’s eyes and facial structure is different, and that each wearer’s viewing requirements and home theater system are different. XPAND YOUniversal 3D Glasses are available in a variety of colors, sizes and styles, and can be configured to communicate with infrared (IR), Bluetooth (BT) and radio frequency (RF) 3D systems.

XPAND’s AE125 IR emitter is specifically designed to meet the requirements of home theater environments. The AE125 is installed at the front of the theater and aimed at the viewers, providing full coverage in domestic applications where bouncing the IR signal off the screen (the 3D synchronization signal required by the glasses) is impractical. The AE125 utilizes 56 high-power, wide-angle diodes and can be used by up to 50 people.

For more information on XPAND, please visit www.xpand.me

About XPAND 3D:
The global leader in the 3D technologies for home, business, education, cinema, military and medical applications, XPAND is committed to advancing the state-of-the art in technology to provide consumers, businesses, educators and medical professionals with the comprehensive advantages of stereoscopic 3D. XPAND provides glasses on a linear scale from the most advanced and feature-packed for sophisticated surgical, training and home theater to more ruggedized and affordable for cinema and mass market use. X6D Limited is a global company whose products and services are marketed under the XPAND brand name. XPAND 3D technology is used by over 5,000 3D cinemas in more than 50 countries and is the 3D solution of choice for post-production houses, educational and professional 3D applications. XPAND designs, manufactures and OEMs a range of consumer electronics 3D solutions that are driving the 3D revolution.

3D Now Theater Easily Converts Any 2D HD Display to Stunning 3D Experience

3D Now LLC is proud to introduce 3D Now Theater, the world’s first External 3D Processor for 2D TV’s and Projectors. The 3D Now Theater is a non-anaglyphic frame-sequential stereoscopic processor that generates a true, high quality 3D viewing experience up to 1080p resolution on almost any 2D display, including those that operate at only 50-60hz.

“Everyone wants to enjoy a great 3D experience from the comfort of their home, but most people don’t want to invest in a new 3D-ready flat panel display or projector,” said Doug Smith, director of sales for 3D Now. “3D Now Theater is the perfect installation solution for easily adding a true 3D component to an existing home entertainment setup.”

3D Now Theater plays 3D content from virtually any 3D-enabled source, including Blu-ray players, gaming consoles, cable and satellite, the internet and more, in stunning 1080p resolution–all for the fraction of the price of replacing a users existing 2D TV or projector. The applications for 3D Now Theater are unlimited and it’s so easy to setup, users could disconnect it in minutes and take to a friend’s house to watch a 3D movie or TV broadcast or play at 3D game.

To achieve “instant 3D”, 3D Now Theater utilizes 3D Now’s proprietary frame interleaving with active shutter technology. 3D Now’s system integrates the latest 3D standards and is far superior to either the passive shutter or the older anaglyphic technologies – used in alternative products. Passive technology skips every second line of the frame in the processing thus delivering a lesser quality picture while the anaglyphic format does not store the color schemes in the processing degrading the picture quality. 3D Now’s active shutter technology is the most advanced technology and delivers a true stereoscopic 3D viewing that doesn’t derogate the original source.

The 3D Now Theater recognizes over 26 different 3D formats and is upgradeable via firmware updates should any future 3D formats become available.

High quality 3D performance is also achieved thanks to 3D Now’s Active Shutter RF Eyewear. Unlike competitive IR eyewear, the 3D Now Eyewear allows the viewer to turn his or her head without losing synchronization, achieving a smooth, continuous 3D presentation. Critical to maintaining the qualities of the original content, the 3D Now Eyewear features high contrast ratio, high uniformity and fast response time. The 3D Now Eyewear is comfortable to wear and large enough to wear comfortably even over prescription glasses.

The 3D Now Theater processor will be available through authorized dealers and retailers beginning in early Spring 2012.

3D Now will showcase the new 3D Now Theater at Stand #11F70 at 2012 Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), held January 31-February 2, 2012 in Amsterdam.

About 3D Now LLC
3D Now is the world’s first producer of non-anaglyphic frame-sequential stereoscopic processors. 3D Now’s unique technology allows users to instantly and easily convert high definition 2D displays into 3D displays. For more information on 3D Now, visit http://www.3dnow.com.

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Saran Media Chooses SterGen to Bring 3D Sports to Turkey

(Istanbul, Turkey) SterGen Hi Tech Ltd. and Saran Media—a premiere sports broadcast and entertainment rights distributor in Istanbul, Turkey—have signed an agreement to use SterGen’s patented real-time stereo 3D conversion platform to make 3D sports programming available to Turkish broadcasters and mobile carriers. more

InfoComm International to host Future Trends Summit at ISE 2013

Eve-of-show gathering returns to provide actionable intelligence on markets, technologies and customer needs

For the third year in a row, InfoComm International will host a one-day Future Trends Summit the day before the Integrated Systems Europe 2013 tradeshow.

Running from 11.00am to 5.30pm on Monday 28 January, the Summit programme will be moderated by Clive Couldwell, Editor of AV Magazine.

In a departure from tradition, the day will be divided into three fresh and distinct segments. Part 1, Future Customer Needs, will comprise an end-user panel including AV users from a number of market sectors including corporate, education and healthcare. Part 2, Future of the AV Business and Market, will offer a glimpse into how the world of systems integration will look in 2015 and beyond. And Part 3, Future of AV Technologies, will provide an overview of the cutting-edge developments likely to impact on integration businesses in theyears to come.

Scott Wills, CTS-D, CTS-I, InfoComm’s Director of International Education and Member Services, says the Summit holds a unique place within the conference and education programme at ISE.

“While other events deep-dive into a particular aspect of technology or a particular application, Future Trends takes a comprehensive look at our industry from a number of different viewpoints – consultant, integrator, end customer and more. We discuss market opportunities, disruptive technologies and outside threats, offering a complete picture of the future of AV to today’s business leaders.”

Aimed as in previous years at C-Level owners and managers, Future Trends promises not just industry insight, but actionable intelligence for delegates to take away from the day.

The programme will be driven by InfoComm’s 2012 Global Market Definition and Strategy Study (MDSS).

“If you are keen to get some input on how to position yourself or your company over the next three to five years, the Future Trends Summit is for you,” adds Wills.

“We will hear from end users in growing vertical markets about what their specific requirements will be in coming years; from some of the hottest industry experts about which markets will shrink and which will grow; from innovators positioned at the cutting edge of technology.”

Visitors are encouraged to register early. Pricing and more details about speakers can be found at: www.iseurope.org/futuretrends/

IMT Delivers Media Private Cloud for Visual Data Media Services

Rhozet and EMC Isilon Scale-out NAS Essential in New Transcoding Workflows with Big Data Storage

Integrated Media Technologies, Inc. (IMT) has designed and implemented at Burbank’s Visual Data Media Services (VDMS) a new high performance transcoding system and shared storage workflow.  Key components in the new VDMS install are a Rhozet Carbon Coder transcode farm from Harmonic, Inc., combined with EMC Isilon’s no compromise scale-out NAS to create a large private cloud for asset management services.

John Trautman, CEO at VDMS, explained, “With IMT’s guidance, we have launched the backend infrastructure for our new and proprietary  asset management system that provides global broadcast file distribution and web publishing of all our clients’ digital assets.  With an optimized transcode platform and a large private cloud for storage, it makes managing and moving assets a straightforward and automated process.”

Pictured in Burbank, CA is John Trautman, CEO of Visual Data Media Services.

Visual Data Media Services has earned a solid reputation for quality, service and dependability by providing integrated end-to-end post-production solutions for over 15 years.  To meet the ever-evolving needs of television, feature film, and new media clients, VDMS focuses on the seamless repurposing and distribution of content for all media outlets, including Domestic Syndication, Network Broadcast, International Distribution, Home Video, Video-On-Demand, the Internet, and Mobile Devices.

As the industry transitions from physical asset inventories and distribution to digital catalogs and deliveries, it is increasingly difficult to manage assets and meet tightened delivery windows.  With a multitude of file formats, codec’s, and non-standard delivery platforms to deal with, the traditional methods no longer worked.

“We met with VDMS to determine the best of breed solution that would meet their workflow and performance needs,” explained IMT’s Jason Kranitz.  “Rhozet Carbon Coder was the most flexible of the transcoding products and fit their model nicely.  For the most comprehensive storage solution, Isilon provided the scalability and flexibility, plus the ultra-performance of their new X200 nodes.”

According to IMT’s Director of Architecture Jose Palencia, “The EMC Isilon system at VDMS accelerates high-concurrent and sequential throughput media applications, speeding access to massive amounts of critical data, dramatically reducing costs and complexity.”

The new Harmonic Rhozet and EMC Isilon X200 installation at VDMS enables clients to manage and distribute their content in a secure online environment.  Key features include customizable metadata schemas, file downloads, push files via Aspera, Smartjog and Signiant, full online asset screenings, and unlimited user access for client screenings to assist in licensing content.  All major formats and codec’s are supported.

“We realized we had to completely redesign our operation if we wanted to satisfy our clients and continue to grow at our current rapid pace,” remarked VDMS’s John Trautman.  “After many meetings with vendors at trade shows and interviewing a number of consulting companies, IMT clearly stood out.  They fully understood our complex workflows and gave us the media and storage networking solutions that are working flawlessly.  Obviously, we were under a time crunch, but after IMT’s strategy was finalized, we were able to get the entire project turned around in less than 60 days.”

ABOUT VISUAL DATA MEDIA SERVICES, INC.
Visual Data has earned its reputation for outstanding quality, service and dependability by providing integrated end-to-end post-production solutions for over 16 years.  Visual Data’s veteran management team, with over 85 years of combined industry knowledge, ensures that customers will be met with a high level of service and efficient turn-around on tight deadlines. Strategically integrated services, all under one roof, allow Visual Data to fulfill complex deliveries and solve difficult problems for clients with ease.
Learn more at:  http://www.visualdatainc.com

ABOUT INTEGRATED MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (IMT)
IMT is a consulting, design, construction, and systems integration company providing scalable technology systems for business operations.  IMT addresses three major market sectors: Communications Media & Entertainment (CME), Information Technologies (IT), and Healthcare. Through an active engagement process, IMT consultants and engineers collect, interpret, refine, design, build and maintain technology systems that deliver optimum results for clients.
Learn more at: http://www.imtglobalinc.com    tel:  877.761.9770

 

Christie Surpasses 26,000 Digital Cinema Projector Milestone

Christie announced that it has shipped and installed more than 26,000 digital cinema projectors worldwide, led by the firm’s DCI-compliant Christie Solaria™ Series 2K and 4K projectors, from the popular Christie CP2220 and Christie CP2230 workhorses to the CP4220 and CP4230 thoroughbreds.

Christie’s news follows on Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) announcement today that in the 12-month period between December 1, 2010 and November 30, 2011, the number of DLP Cinema® screens worldwide grew to a total of 51,620 for an increase of 84 percent. As part of TI’s announcement, coincident with the Cine Asia 2011 conference in Hong Kong, TI awarded a commemorative plaque to Christie customer, United Circuit Cinemas, Shanghai Film Group.

“The versatility and convenience of our one-stop shopping approach based on our deep understanding of exhibitor needs has won us new customers across the globe. Christie continues to be the exhibitors’ choice for financing options like our innovative Virtual Print Fee (VPF) program in North America, leading edge-hardware and software and unparalleled support from Christie’s Managed Services,” said Jack Kline, president and chief operating officer, Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc.

“All of this enables exhibitors to deliver a filmmaker’s vision today in 2D, 3D, 4K and future-proofs their investments for 3D High Frame Rate (HFR) projection quality, depending upon the movie’s format and our clients’ budgets and audience expectations,” added Kline. “Combined with display support for 2D, 3D, 4K and 3D High Frame Rate (HFR) projection, exhibitors can choose between formats to suit their budgets and audience expectations and deliver a filmmaker’s vision or broadcast content the way it was intended while future-proofing their investments.”

Contributing to the total were projectors shipped to a score of exhibitors across the globe in November 2011, including units bound for Canada, Costa Rica, China, France, Japan, Mexico, Poland and the United States.

Not Resting on Success
Since 1999, Christie has been the dominant leader and expert in digital cinema projection. More than 12 years ago, Christie introduced the world’s first digital cinema projector, the Christie DCP-H, followed by the Christie CP2000 series and, most recently, the Christie Solaria™ series for both 2K and 4K resolutions. In addition to product launches and technology firsts, Christie was selected for the first large scale digital cinema deployments in all major regions of the world, including Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific.

In keeping with its technology leadership and reputation for innovation at the service of its customers, the Christie Solaria™ Series solutions are being continually improved and expanded upon, with recent announcements including:

• Christie’s Solaria V.2.2 software application, to include Christie Previsto™ High Frame Rate (HFR) technology, among other firmware upgrades, which will allow Christie Solaria Series 2 projectors to accept video content at frame rates as high as 48 and 60 frames per second (FPS) per eye in 3D and up to 120 FPS in 2D;

• A fully integrated media block (IMB) solution with 4K and HFR capabilities that is physically integrated into the projector, becoming an integral part of the display device, giving the Christie IMB a secure, high bandwidth connection that can manage HFR and 4K content without compromising image quality;

• The new Christie Avias-TMS™, a Theater Management System (TMS) software application that allows exhibitors to centrally manage and orchestrate all of their projection operations within a cinema multiplex – regardless of the diverse projector, servers or operating systems (OS) in use.

All Christie projectors are designed to meet Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI) specifications. They feature a new modular architecture for improved serviceability and ease of maintenance, with up to 25 percent lower cost of operation than competing technologies.

Cinemas Guzzo Choose Christie for Digital Cinema Projectors

Les Cinémas Guzzo (“Guzzo”), one of Canada’s leading independent chains and the largest privately owned cinema chain in Quebec, is going 100 percent digital with its recent purchase of projectors, support and services from Christie®. The contract includes the Christie CP2000ZX, Christie CP2000-SB, Christie CP2210, Christie CP2200, and Christie CP2300 projectors. It also includes the upgrading of 27 screens to the Christie CP4220 and Christie CP4230 4K projectors.

With installation managed in-house – supported by Christie – the conversion of all 142 Guzzo screens is planned for completion by April 2012.

“In addition to the terrific image quality offered by digital projection, the conversion will give us more flexibility in the types of presentation we can offer, such as 3D and 2D, and more personalized pre-show and alternative content,” says Vincenzo Guzzo, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Cinémas Guzzo. “It will also help us decrease booth labor cost.

“With Christie, we get first-class service and great after-sale support. It’s also a bonus that their manufacturing is centered in Canada, since that means few border-crossing issues. We’ve been with Christie from our first installs in 2008, so we know they’re the most reliable choice for this project.”

Dave Muscat, senior director of sales, Christie Canada, said, “Christie is honored to help Cinémas Guzzo make this pivotal transition to digital, with best-in-class product and flexible, customized service. Christie is committed to meeting the needs of all exhibitors, including independents. We have earned more than 85 percent of Canada’s digital cinema exhibition market through our commitment to long-term partnership with our customers.”

Services as Well as Projectors Included
Guzzo has committed to working with Christie Managed Services in support of sourcing, integrating and validating hardware that enables Managed Services to remotely monitor and manage Guzzo’s digital cinema projection environments. Included with the hardware will be Library Management Servers that hold the feature films, advertisements, trailers and other digital content for playing on multiple screens.

In addition, Cinémas Guzzo will use Christie ACT™, a theater automation controller to automate presentations in some of its theaters. Christie ACT translates cues from connected devices to control most theater equipment including lighting, curtains, sound, masking and projectors. Christie ACT is accessible on any networked computer, laptop or handheld device using any web browser.

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