Chennai, India—Mar 14, 2005
Qube Digital Cinema Network Rolls Out Across Tamilnadu, India
Real Image Media Technologies, manufacturers of
Qube Cinema and a member of the MPEG Interop Initiative Group, have commenced
operation of an E-cinema network across cinemas in Tamilnadu, India.
The Qube Cinema server is a fully software based and format independent design
and offers significant advantages over conventional hardware dependent
solutions. Easily upgradeable and extremely flexible, it allows for leveraging
the price curves of computer industry hardware. The Qube Cinema system provides
for the multicast of shows from a central server to multiple cinemas.
High bit-rate MPEG-2 picture and 5.1 PCM sound are the primary formats for the
content. On offer is also its unmatched multilingual sound-track and subtitling
capabilities which are maintained as separate files with specified sync points
for each - the choice of the language being made at the cinema.
Qube Cinema comes equipped with powerful back-end tools for control, reporting
and media management.
The projectors being used for the deployment are a mix of Panasonic PT-D7600 and
PT-D7700 3-chip DLP projectors along with Schneider anamorphic lenses as
The Qube Cinema Network initiative of Real Image is being implemented as a
satellite based content distribution network with the flexibility to utilize
other media and composition transport options as well. Real Image has already
equipped 25 Cinemas in Tamilnadu, India with its Qube servers and is presently
on the verge of enabling the network’s first simultaneous release of two eagerly
awaited and high profile Tamil language feature films on April 14, 2005.
Real Image will be unveiling the latest version of the Qube server during
ShoWest 2005 at Stall No 1935.