Arts Alliance Media (AAM), is to launch a new version of its end
to end cinema software suite at CineAsia in Hong Kong this week. Software products
will be available in modules, so customers can select functionality that meets
their specific requirements and build a custom software suite over time as
their needs change.
The advanced version of AAM’s Theatre Management System
(TMS), Screenwriter Plus, will also be available with a mobile companion app,
providing maximum efficiency and flexibility by sending proactive error alerts
straight to a mobile device.
“We’ve heard from many of our
customers that they would like to be able to pick and choose which features of
our software best suit their needs.” said Eric Stevens, Commercial Director of
Arts Alliance Media. “We aim to give customers what they want, so we developed
a new modular version of our cinema software suite and added a mobile companion
app for Screenwriter Plus. This means we can offer even more flexibility to our
exhibitor partners and help them save time, keep their shows running smoothly,
and make sure their customers get the very best experience possible.”
The first products to be rolled out in modularised versions will be
Producer, AAM’s circuit management system, and Lifeguard, software to monitor
hardware across a circuit. Producer has base modules of Content Monitoring and Content
Management which provide the software’s core functionality of being able to
view and manage all pieces of content at sites throughout a circuit from one
central location. Optional modules which can be added to the base modules
include Log Collection and Live Playback,
enabling playback history reports and playout divergence reports, and Pack Management to enable head office to
create, target and deliver packs of pre-show content direct to sites.
Other available modules include those which automate the building of
templates for playlists, and the Locksmith
module, which manages KDMs across all sites and screens, along with the ability
to centrally upload, search and re-deliver keys throughout the circuit.
For the Lifeguard NOC Tools software, the base module of Asset Monitoring
essentials, such as the ability for an exhibitor NOC or head office to
continuously monitor the performance of any network device, including
projectors, servers, audio processors and quality control probes. Lifeguard Asset Monitoring
also alerts exhibitors
immediately to any errors through email or SMS notifications, and allows
historical equipment performance data to be recorded and analysed.
The Lifeguard Ticketing
module which can be added to the suite enables centralised prioritisation of
issues, ticket creation and tracking.
CineAsia will also provide customers in the APAC region an
opportunity to see the new Screenwriter Mobile Companion app. Launched at
ShowEast in October, the app provides essential TMS (Theatre Management System)
functionality to mobile devices. Any issues which threaten shows, such as
missing content or KDMs, are immediately sent as proactive notifications
straight to the device, allowing managers to review and fix problems in time to
avoid losing shows. The app also shows at a glance exactly what is happening
across all the screens in the complex with the Timeline View. Cinema operations
are also made easier by the ability to create and assign tasks using the app.
Arts Alliance Media will be at Booth #105 at CineAsia from December
9th – 11th.