ccess Integrated Technologies, Inc.("AccessIT") (AMEX: AIX) today launched the ADM Theatre Command Center (TCC)
which centrally houses movie content in movie exhibitor locations and simplifies
the task of building shows and schedules across different brands of digital
cinema show players. This is one of many products AccessIT provides to the movie
industry that will ease its transition to digital cinema.
As digital cinema becomes more commonplace, theatres will receive their movies
as many different data files which have to be collected, collated, and delivered
to the right screen for presentation. TCC Content Manager is a fully automated
device that will act as a central server, collecting and ultimately compiling
the files into the movie intended for audiences.
Centralizing this function will add flexibility for the movie exhibitor as the
files are able to be played on any type of installed digital system connected to
the TCC Content Manager. Automation means that movies can be delivered at any
time of day or night without dedicated labor to manage the receipt and
installation of new movies.
An important adjunct to the TCC Content Manager is the TCC Show Manager
announced earlier this year. Coordinating the movement of files in a multiplex
can be challenging. With TCC Show Manager, theatre operators enter schedules via
user-friendly interfaces allowing the computer to calculate and perform
complicated file transfers. TCC Show Manager also acts as a universal translator
for differing brands of digital equipment ensuring that automated features, such
as start and stop times, work correctly. The use of these products together with
the Digital Express e-Courier Service provide a fluid, secure and time-saving
service for movie exhibitors.
ADM Theatre Command Center is primarily a software solution making it easily
configurable for any theatre design and style of operation. The software will
run on both Windows and Linux platforms and on readily available hardware from
basic to fully fault tolerant four 9's reliability servers.
"The transition to digital cinema provides greater possibilities for movie
exhibitors," said Bud Mayo, Chief Executive Officer of AccessIT. "We are pleased
to be at the forefront of the industry providing solutions that simplify use of
new technology," he added.
AccessIT will be demonstrating the TCC user interface in its suite at ShowEast
2004 in Orlando, Florida.