Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC (DCI) announced today that it has signed a licensing agreement for compliance testing with Aegisolve, Inc. in the United States. Aegisolve joins CineCert in the US and Keio University in Japan as the third compliance entity to perform testing to determine whether manufactured digital cinema equipment and products are compliant with DCI's Digital Cinema System Specification (the DCI Specification).
In late 2007, DCI began publication of its Compliance Test Plan (CTP), which includes validated test procedures for the DCI Specification, including all referenced standards of the Society for Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE). The DCI Specification and CTP continue to be maintained and updated by DCI.
In a joint statement, the member studios of DCI said, "With the exponential increase in digital cinema conversions worldwide, the additional licensing agreement comes at a critical time for distributors, exhibitors, manufacturers and technology providers alike to have the assurance that equipment and products have been rigorously reviewed and comply with DCI requirements."
"Aegisolve is a one-stop shop for DCI CTP compliance testing and FIPS validations," said Desiree Spann, Aegisolve VP and Director of Quality Assurance. "Our services provide assurance that digital cinema technologies are compliant and function as specified, resulting in an enhanced movie-going experience for all."