The Kinoton Theatre Management System (TMS) is
being well-received by the industry. A number of systems are already proving
their value for everyday cinema operation. A recent example is the Cineplex
Marburg, a prestigious German film theatre with seven auditoriums.
are now busily introducing new TMS-based operating procedures. Kinoton is
actively supporting this process and will continue to help them optimize the
cinema workflow. The Cineplex is already registering a reduction in the amount
of work that needs to be done. The TMS also decreases the likelihood that
digital cinema projection systems will fail, resulting in greater reliability
“Instead of operating each D-Cinema server individually, we can now create
playlists for all of the auditoriums on the TMS and easily distribute them to
the servers," says Jens Meissner, the technical manager of the Cineplex
Marburg. “Now the content is also efficiently distributed via the Kinoton
Theatre Management System. In addition, the TMS automatically recognizes and
extracts new key delivery messages sent to a designated e-mail account, and
stores them for further use. All we have to do is send the KDMs to the
corresponding auditoriums, simply by clicking with the mouse. Other valuable
features include various functions that let us conveniently monitor the status
of shows and projection booth equipment to identify any potential problems.”'
A TMS is a complex theatre-wide system that has
to be carefully adapted to meet a movie theatre’s specific technical conditions
and user requirements. At the Cineplex Marburg, Kinoton’s service technicians
integrated Dolby servers of several different generations into the TMS and
configured the system to optimize operation of this heterogeneous environment.