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Netherlands—Nov 4, 2011

MACCS International and XDC Make Breakthrough In Cinema Industry by Launching "DCinema Hub"

A Global Movie Distribution Platform
MACCS International, producer of blue chip accounting software for the international movie distribution market, and XDC, the pan-European leader in digital cinema services, create "DCinema Hub", a joint-venture company providing a global order and delivery platform for digital movies that will span the entire cinema industry from distributor to exhibitor including labs and delivery companies.

The new company DCinema Hub will provide a universal one-stop platform to enable the ordering, delivery and fulfillment of digital cinema. The platform will consist of four key elements: Content store in order to facilitate the direct order of movies, dispatch instructions about digital copy creation and delivery, key creation, Trusted Device List and relation management.

Bert Huls, CEO of MACCS International said: "DCinema Hub is a revolutionary service that we are very excited to launch together with a partner like XDC which has always been a pioneer in advanced digital cinema technology and services. DCinema Hub will create and maintain a central storage where, over time, a library of all available digital copies will be built up. Exhibitors will order any movie available in the library after which DCinema Hub will initiate the delivery process of the digital copy through the appropriate channel. Instructions for hard drive preparation will be sent to third-party labs while DCinema Hub will automatically process the electronic delivery via satellite (all major networks will be supported) or broadband internet. DCinema Hub will also generate and distribute keys to unlock the digital copies. We have already received a very positive feedback from distributors since DCinema Hub will tremendously ease their operations by acting as a single point of contact and an automatic delivery platform."

"We are very proud to have found MACCS as a partner in this ground breaking service", added Serge Plasch, CEO of XDC. "Today, the majority of the technical issues in the cinemas are related to wrong keys generated from non accurate screen info. Therefore, DCinema Hub has developed a unique push 'n pull technology that will automatically create and maintain a global Trusted Device List ("TDL") of all cinema's that want to participate. This global TDL has always been the ultimate dream of the digital cinema industry and DCinema Hub is the answer. Because of the importance for the development of Digital Cinema, DCinema Hub will be open to any stakeholder in the industry including trusted third parties."

The platform is aimed to be fully agnostic with respect to the booking system, i.e. working with MACCS software but also with any booking software used by the distributor. Booking instructions will be entered into DCinema Hub via an automatic, semi-automatic or manual interface allowing everyone, distributors and third-party labs, to use it.

For more info about DCinema Hub, go to www.dcinemahub.com, visit booth 5 in Atrium 5 (Loews Hotel) during AFM or contact:
dcinex™ Contacts:
Ymagis S.A.S 
106 rue la Boëtie
75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 175 448 888
 
Ymagis Germany
Reuchlinstr. 10-11
10553 Berlin, Deutschland
Tel. +49 30 21018431
germany@ymagis.com

Ymagis Spain
Pallars, 99
08018 Barcelona, Spain
Tel. +34 931 845 055

Ymagis Engineering Services 
85-87 Avenue Jean Jaurès
92120 Montrouge – France
Tel: +33 179 977 840
About dcinex™:
As part of Ymagis Group, Ymagis is a leading provider of Digital Cinema services in Europe including VPF management, postproduction, DCP mastering, KDM delivery, digital cinema installation, maintenance and technical support. The Ymagis Group has deployed digital systems in cinemas under VPF representing close to 5,800 screens throughout Europe with both exhibition circuits and art house independent cinemas. Since 2014, the Ymagis Group operates, through its subsidiary Smartjog Ymagis Logistics, the largest e-delivery network for cinema content in Europe, using both, satellite capacity and ADSL/fibre lines, as well as a number of HDD’s duplication hubs. The Ymagis Group has also become a software house, providing innovative solutions such as a theatre management system (TMS) and a full electrical automation system.
dcinex™ Directory page dcinex™ Web Site About MACCS International bv:
MACCS International is the largest developer of software for the motion picture industry. MACCS International’s leading technology is used to distribute films in 37 territories around the world by over 100 distributors. This includes smaller independent distributors as well as major studios. MACCS operates out of Los Angeles, The Netherlands, Germany, and Australia. MACCS International’s software includes:
  • MACCS – an integrated enterprise resource planning system developed specifically for motion picture distributors.
  • MaccsBox – a universal platform that automates digital content ordering, delivery, box office reporting and invoicing between distributors and exhibitors.
  • Rights & Royalties – a complete and robust module for managing content licensing rights purchases, sublicensing rights sales, and royalties reporting.
  • Prints & Advertising – a full accounts payable system for all content-related expenses managing budgeting, ordering, payment and inventories.
MACCS International bv Directory page
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