SmartJog, a digital delivery service provider,
and XDC, a digital cinema deployment company, announced today, that they have
signed a non-exclusive partnership agreement. XDC will offer the SmartJog solution to exhibitors
under contract with them, as part of their portfolio of services including
electronic distribution and storage of content.
Exhibitors who are part of the XDC network will
have the possibility to deploy the SmartJog Central Library Servers for the
electronic reception and storage of DCPs (Digital Cinema Packages) into their
cinemas. SmartJog’s and XDC’s equipment will be integrated to provide exhibitors
a complete solution for the management of content within their cinemas.
In addition, XDC and SmartJog have inked a
digital distribution partnership agreement enabling XDC to use the SmartJog digital
delivery platform to deliver DCPs to cinemas under contract with XDC but also
to any connected cinemas to the SmartJog network in Europe.
From XDC’s Mastering Facility in Liège, which is equipped with a SmartJog
system, XDC will be able to securely transmit mastered content to over 160
cinemas already connected to the SmartJog digital cinema network.
an initial phase of testing, we have decided to broaden our service offering to
include the SmartJog solution. Our cinema customers will have the possibility
to receive digital cinema content via SmartJog and our XDC Digital Content Lab
will also offer to theatrical distributors a digital delivery service to all
cinemas connected to the SmartJog network.” says Fabrice Testa, Vice President
Sales & Business Development of XDC.
Initially, XDC will propose the SmartJog
solution to exhibitors in Belgium.
The digital delivery service offered by XDC Digital Content Lab will be
“SmartJog is thrilled about this agreement as
our XDC & SmartJog services complement each other, allowing distributors
and exhibitors to benefit from an integrated and complete solution for content
distribution and storage,” says Nicolas Dussert, European Theatrical Sales
Director for SmartJog.