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Miami, FL—Jan 19, 2015

Southern Theatres and Silverspot Cinemas See Promise in Cielo Cinema Software

Cielo smart alerting points to smoldering issues before they become an operational inferno
Cinema Equipment and Supplies (CE+S) closed enrollment in the beta testing phase for Cielo, their patent-pending mobile software application, while current beta partners such as Silverspot Cinemas, Southern Theatres and others continue to provide the team with invaluable feedback as development readies for Q1 product launch. This announcement came on the heels of an unprecedented amount of exhibitor interest.
Cielo is a software application focused on relieving operational headaches by delivering real-time alerts on servers, projectors, lamp hour usage and more. The Cielo user receives this information on any internet connected device like their smartphone or tablet from absolutely anywhere. This portability gives the Cielo user the freedom to be on the floor ensuring their customers are receiving the best movie-going experience, rather than tied to their office and desktop.
Into The Wild With Cielo
The close of enrollment in the beta testing phase does not mean beta testing is complete. Phase One testing partners are deep into Cielo usage with Phases 2 and 3 close behind.
Jack Wagner, Director of Facilities, Southern Theatres, LLC, is a Cielo Beta Partner and his participation has already provided the Cielo development team with insight to make Cielo alerting smarter. Jack is an industry veteran and has seen and implemented a variety of solutions for his theaters. “What got me interested in Cielo is the focus on the hardware side and the alerting.  I’m a fireman, “Jack continues, “my team and I spend a lot of our day putting out fires. Cielo’s real-time alerting points out the fires while they’re smoldering - before they become a full blown blaze.”
“When you develop software initially the requirements are based on strategic market research,” explains Peter Malloy, VP of Product at CE+S, “but the real test is when our target market actually uses it in real world scenarios and they tell us what works, what they need. Southern Theatres and Silverspot Cinemas are perfect examples of vocal beta partners who are helping to make Cielo a valuable product for all of our customers.
Nerd Alert: Cielo Helps Teams Problem Solve More Efficiently
Travis Batson, Head of IT and Projection at Silverspot Cinemas is the kind of dedicated employee a GM dreams about. “On his days off, he comes in to watch movies, “ laughed Patricia Baker, General Manager at Silverspot Cinemas, as she shared an anecdote with the Cielo team at their ShowEast booth. “Travis is really nerding out about Cielo.”
Before Cielo, Travis would clock out, but support of his team didn’t end there. “When I was off the clock and away from the theater, it was really hard for managers to describe to me what was off with the projectors,” explained Travis. “The Cielo alerts combined with the detailed email notifications has not only enabled me to proactively reach out to my managers, but the notifications have also made me a more efficient problem solver. It has made the managers happy.”
Cielo’s mission is to provide cinema managers and owners with a sense of ease so when they are off-site they can still manage their cinemas from any internet connected device.  For Travis, it’s a little different: “I’ve been told that I shouldn’t be doing any work on my days off,” he laughs, “so, sometimes, I’ll just look at Cielo to get my fix.”
Coming Soon To a Theater Near You
Cielo beta partners represent 5,577 screens internationally. Cielo is slated for a full product release in Q1. Learn more about Cielo - visit us at Art House Convergence in Midway, UT, January 19-22, 2015 or at ICTA in Los Angeles, January 19th - 21st, 2015. Sign up to keep tabs on Cielo’s progress: 

Logo: Cinema Equipment and Supplies About Cinema Equipment and Supplies: Cinema Equipment and Supplies (CE+S) is the undisputed global leader in digital cinema solutions. For the past 30 years, CE+S has been a pioneer in delivering first-in-market innovative technology and its certified technicians have deployed over 1,500 digital cinema systems worldwide. In 2009, CE+S created the first home-grown tech support solution in Latin America and in 2015, it revolutionized the movie industry with the launch Cielo, a first-of-a-kind, cloud-based, remote monitoring and technical support platform developed for the Internet of Things (IoT) era. Cinema Equipment and Supplies Directory page Cinema Equipment and Supplies Web Site Logo: Cielo About Cielo: Cielo is a cloud-based, remote monitoring and technical support platform developed by Cinema Equipment and Supplies (CE+S), the undisputed global leader in digital cinema solutions. Launched in 2015, Cielo is the pioneer platform in the Internet of Things (IoT) era for the movie industry, providing customers with circuit-wide visibility into their theater operations, anytime and anywhere, from the palm of their hands. Cielo’s one-stop mobile management capabilities include remote monitoring, real-time reporting and alerts, rapid-response technical support, and advanced visibility features that allow clients to increase business efficiencies and provide superior customer experience to their movie theater audiences. Cielo Directory page Cielo Web Site About Silverspot Cinemas: With locations in Florida and North Carolina and plans for expansion, Silverspot offers its customers a one-of-a-kind movie-going experience. Its theaters offer a combination of blockbusters, independent and foreign films as well as European opera and ballet presented with state-of-the-art projection and sound technology. All locations offer hand-stitched leather seats, 100 percent reserved seating, casual restaurants and bar/lounges and an exquisite fresh menu customers rave about. Silverspot Cinemas Directory page About Southern Theatres, LLC.: Southern Theatres, LLC. Is the eighth largest theatre circuit in the United States and is currently responsible for the daily operations of The Grand Theatres, Amstar Cinemas, The Theatres at Canal Place and oversight of operations for Movie Tavern. The company operates 44 locations with 494 screens in Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia. Southern Theatres LLC., is well positioned for continued expansion to key markets throughout the United States and is proud to be headquartered in New Orleans, LA. Southern Theatres, LLC. Directory page
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