Doremi Cinema, a global leader in digital cinema technology, today announced that Sydney based Hoyt's Cinemas, has awarded Doremi exclusive rights to supply all the playback server technology for the next phase of its digital cinema deployment. The deal also includes delivery of Doremi’s CaptiView Closed Caption Viewing Systems for hard of hearing patrons.
The deal was finalized at last weeks Australian International Movie Convention (AIMC) on the Gold Coast. The installations are set to begin immediately, and expected to be completed by the end of 2013. Hoyts Cinemas manages 400 screens across 38 Australian and 11 New Zealand cinema complexes, making it Australia's second largest cinema chain.
Delfin Fernandez, Chief Executive Officer, said, “Our goal is to have 100% of our circuit converted to digital cinema over the next 36 months. Having already installed over 80 Doremi servers, we are comfortable knowing Doremi will deliver reliable products along with the innovation necessary to keep Hoyts at the forefront of technology as digital cinema advances into the future. ". "Doremi's expertise in large, international deployments, as well as their capacity to meet installation deadlines, makes for an excellent partnership".
Adam Wrightson, Group Technology Director comments "Doremi has provided outstanding service to us over the last few years since our first round of installments of their server technology. For this next phase, the 2K/4K option on the Doremi IMB/ShowVault is essential to our expansion as it allows us the flexibility to convert to 4K when the time is right. The IMB also provides us the benefit of its alternative inputs and full scaling capabilities for alternative content. We are thrilled to secure our ongoing partnership with Doremi."
“We've enjoyed working with Hoyt's since their initial installation of our servers" comments Michael Archer, VP of Doremi Cinema. "They represent the next generation of exhibition with their commitment to the latest technology and patron satisfaction. Their commitment to deploying three of Doremi’s products solidifies Doremi’s position as an innovative product company that meets the needs of digital cinema. We are dedicated to exceeding Hoyts’ expectations on this next deployment."
To date, Doremi has shipped over 15,570 digital cinema servers around the world. Their DCI compliant technology remains at the forefront of innovation and sets the standard for the industry.