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HOLLYWOOD, Calif. and ERLANGEN, Germany—Feb 21, 2006
Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI) Announces Collaboration With Fraunhofer Institute to Develop Digital Cinema System Compliance Test Procedures
Comprehensive Test Procedures Will Establish a Certification Benchmark for Digital Cinema Projectors, Servers, and Associated Equipment
Digital Cinema Initiatives
(DCI) has signed an agreement with the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated
Circuits IIS in Erlangen, Germany to collaborate and jointly produce a
certification test plan comprised of test procedures and data to validate
compliance with the Digital Cinema System Specification published by DCI in July
Development of the test procedures and data is expected to take place over a
four-month period, followed by a three-month period of testing and validation.
Once complete, the procedures and data will enable equipment manufacturers to
validate their compliance with the Specification and promote interoperability
between key digital cinema theatrical equipment components. DCI hopes to
encourage an established process to test Specification compliancy in order to
gain certification of digital cinema equipment.
"As the transition from conventional 35mm film to digital projection systems
continues, many industry entities and manufacturers have been anticipating a DCI
supported methodology to provide certification for DCI compliant components,"
the DCI member studios jointly declared, "the Fraunhofer IIS is a
world-respected entity with demonstrated imaging and technology expertise that
will develop these robust and comprehensive test procedures."
"We are proud to be collaborating with DCI on such a fundamental project. The
DCI Specification is a milestone in the development of digital movie delivery
and projection. The certification test plan shall promote the worldwide
interchangeability of movies which was one of the great advantages of film over
the last hundred years. The digitization of feature delivery and projection is a
chance to enhance the attractiveness of cinemas in the future," said Siegfried
Foessel, project manager for digital cinema at the Fraunhofer IIS. "This
certification test plan will contribute to the interoperability of playout-systems
and secure content handling."
About Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC:
Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC (DCI) was created in March 2002, and is a joint venture of Disney, Fox, Paramount, Sony Pictures, Universal and Warner Bros. The primary purpose of DCI is to establish and document specifications for an open architecture for digital cinema that ensures a uniform and high level of technical performance, interoperability, reliability and quality. See www.dcimovies.com for more information.
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About Fraunhofer IIS:
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is the leading organization for applied research in Europe. Its research activities are conducted by 66 institutes and re-search units at locations throughout Germany. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft employs a staff of more than 24,000, who work with an annual research budget totaling 2 billion euros.
Founded in 1985, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in Erlangen, Germany, ranks first among the Fraunhofer Institutes concerning headcount and revenues. As the main inventor of mp3 and universally credited with the co-development of the AAC audio coding standard, Fraunhofer IIS has reached worldwide recognition. In close cooperation with partners and clients the Institute provides research and development services in the following areas: Audio & Multimedia, Communications Systems, Energy Management, IC Design and Design Automation, Imaging System, Medical Technology, Non-destructive Testing, Positioning, Safety and Security Technology, Sensor Systems plus Supply Chain Management.
More than 880 employees conduct contract research for industry, the service sector and public authorities. Fraunhofer IIS with its headquarters in Erlan-gen, Germany, has further branches in Dresden, Fuerth, Nuremberg, Coburg, Deggendorf, Ilmenau, Wuerzburg, Bamberg and Waischenfeld. The budget of 120 million euros is mainly financed by projects. Less than 25 percent of the budget is subsidized by federal and state funds.
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