Cinema Technology Nov. 14, 2018
Register & Log in
X
Please login again. New Authentication System and User Account Options
April 2018

We have recently upgraded our login system.  An account is not required, but necessary to set your preferences and edit company information.  If you have previously registered, you can log in again using the same email address and password.  You can reset your password by following the "forgot password?" link on the login page.

  • You can now log in using your external account from GoogleTwitter or LinkedIn.  More services may be added.  Contact DCinemaToday for more information. You may still need to add (and confirm) your email address if its not provided by the external login provider.
  • When logged in, you can access your Account Manage page by clicking on your email address under the DCinemaToday logo. 
  • A login account allows you to request edit permissions for your company listing.  This permission is granted on a request basis to authorized employees and business principals.  More information on requesting to updating company information is available on the Account Manage page.  Once authorized, the companies you can update will be listed in the Authorizations section of your Account Manage page. 
  • A login account allows you to set the order of the Market Focus tabs on the DCinemaToday Home page.  You can set any tab as your default starting tab. To do this, go to the Tab Preferences section of the Account Manage page   (Desktop only - not yet ready for the Mobile App.)   More user-specific features are under development, so we recommend you log in when possible.
Please  Contact DCinemaToday  with any questions, feedback, issues, or bug reports .
Sponsors



Christie is a leader in visual solutions for world-class organizations, offering diverse applications for business, entertainment, and industry. A leading innovator in film projection since 1929 and a pioneer in projection systems since 1979, Christie has established a global reputation as a total service provider and the world's single source manufacturer of a variety of display technologies and solutions. Christie offers comprehensive solutions for cinema, large audience venues, control rooms, business presentations, training facilities, 3D and Virtual Reality, simulation and education as well as industrial and government environments.

Industry

Shows & Events


# 1962 Eidophor

RSS News
RSS Info About RSS

Skip Navigation LinksStart/Menu > Find News > Refresh this page
AIMC/Gold Coast, Australia—Oct 15, 2015

Christie Licenses KDM Management Software from Hoyts Cinema Technology Group to Enhance Exhibitor Offering in its Network Operations Centres

Christie®, the global leader in visual displays and audio technologies, is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with Hoyts Cinema Technology Group to exclusively license their KDM Krawler system for use in Christie’s Network Operations Centres (NOC). 
 
The move is part of Christie’s ongoing support of the NOCs it operates around the world, and continuing efforts to offer value-added services to its connected customers. Now known as the Christie KDM Assistant, the system allows the NOC to provide automatic delivery of KDMs directly to cinemas for movie playback. This will be an additional service provided to NOC-connected customers at no extra charge.
 
The Christie KDM Assistant service will be rolled out on November 1, 2015 in Australia and New Zealand, and subsequently in additional territories starting with North America.
 
“This will result in savings to cinemas that are already using the service and now it becomes available to all exhibitors connected to our NOC with no additional costs,” said Stephen Davis, General Manager, Christie-ICAA NOC. “This will add extra value to those who are already connected to the NOC. We hope to entice new exhibitors to sign up and enjoy the benefits of Christie’s KDM Assistant and all of the additional benefits of being connected.”
 
Adam Wrightson, General Manager, Hoyts Cinema Technology Group, added, “We are extremely proud of having the opportunity to take our homegrown ingenuity to the world through Christie and their world-class NOC services. This agreement underscores the close working relationship we have with Christie, and with Christie’s experience and expertise, this system will provide its connected customers with automated KDM delivery and the peace of mind which comes from a solution with a proven track record.”
 
“The KDM Krawler system is a great example of Australian Digital Cinema innovation,” said Dan Crack, Technical Manager, Grand Cinemas. “It runs unobtrusively in the background but provides us with a reliable delivery of KDMs on a constant basis. We’ve used it for the past two years and are looking forward to using it for many more years to come.”
  • Getting started and setting up of the KDM Assistant is simple, and no action is required for sites already using KDM Krawler system. The service will simply continue with the new name, Christie KDM Assistant. The advantages of this service include the following: 
  • Fully automatic delivery and ingestion of KDMs directly to players 
  • Cinemas receive report emails of KDMs delivered and ingested, including the Feature Title, Screen Numbers, and Valid Dates 
  • Time savings – Cinemas no longer need to extract KDMs from emails and ingest into their systems 
  • KDM Backups – Christie KDM Assistant keeps backups of all valid KDMs and reinstalls them if they are missing or deleted from a player 
  • Fast KDM delivery and ingestion after emergency server swaps 
The Central Hub for Cinema Support Activities
The Christie-ICAA NOC in Melbourne serves as the central hub for cinema support activities in Australia and New Zealand. It provides 24/7 monitoring of hardware such as projectors, players, IMBs, theater management systems and networks that connect all these components, and offers round-the-clock telephone support for all technical issues, including day-to-day operational questions.
 
Christie-ICAA NOC operators are fully connected to the equipment on site to quickly fix problems remotely with log files and this help to free up employees at the cinema to deal with their customers during the delay. Besides these, the NOC delivers value-added services such as remote software, firmware upgrades, patches and hot fixes to customers’ equipment. These services translate into savings for end users.
 
In the event of a major equipment failure, the NOC can escalate a technical problem to the respective service provider if needed, and supply them with details of the problem and equipment log files in advance of them being on site.
 
Backed by more than 85 years of experience in the cinema industry, the Christie-ICAA NOC and the new Christie KDM Assistant demonstrate Christie’s continued strong commitment to improve its on-going valued-added support services to exhibitors in Australia and New Zealand.
 

Logo: Christie
About Christie: Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual and audio technologies company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio Inc., Japan (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors, complete system displays, and cinema audio solutions; Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images, accompanied by awe-inspiring sound. Visit www.christiedigital.com. Christie Directory page Christie Web Site
Tags: Software
Countries: Australia

Share this page:
More Christie News: Nov 13, 2018 Christie Strengthens Association with CineAsia 2018 as Official Projection Provider
Oct 30, 2018 Christie Projectors Illuminating All Three Screens for New York’s Historic and Recently Renovated Bedford Playhouse
Oct 18, 2018 Christie Brings Projection and Audio Expertise to ShowEast 2018
Oct 16, 2018 Christie RealLaser makes UK debut at BFI London Film Festival 2018
Oct 5, 2018 CGR Cinemas Declares Future of Cinema is RGB Laser and the Future Is Now
Sep 10, 2018 New Crowne Pointe Theatre in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, Features Christie Projectors in All Nine Auditoriums
Sep 4, 2018 Christie Brings Cinema to Life, Repeating as the Official Projection Partner of the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)
Aug 30, 2018 Christie CP4230 Impresses Cinema Goers at Düsseldorf Airport Throughout the 2018 OpenAirport Cinema Event
Aug 27, 2018 Christie Cinema Projectors and Vive Audio Sound Systems on the Menu at New Moviehouse & Eatery Theater Complex in Austin, Texas
Aug 22, 2018 Christie Showcases Next Generation Cinema Projection Solutions with Proprietary RealLaser™ Illumination Technology at BIRTV
Aug 15, 2018 Cinemark Theatres Acquires Christie® CP4325-RGB Pure Laser Cinema Projector for its Multiplex in Kaohsiung
Jul 27, 2018 Christie Continues to Set the Standard for Cinema Technology Innovation at the 2018 Australian International Movie Convention
Jul 4, 2018 Christie Brings its Expertise to Big Cine Expo for the Third Time as Official Technology Partner
Jun 18, 2018 Christie Marks Ten Years of Collaboration with Shanghai International Film Festival as Exclusive Cinema Projection Partner
Jun 7, 2018 Christie Debuts Cinema Industry’s First Affordable RGB Pure Laser Projector at CineEurope 2018
Jun 4, 2018 Conque 2018, the Mexican Comic Convention, Came to Life with Christie
May 29, 2018 Christie Projector Lighting Up Wes Anderson Retrospective at Mexico’s National Film Theatre
May 18, 2018 Twelve Years A Partner – Christie Clocks Up Perfect Dozen at Cannes Film Festival
Apr 23, 2018 Wanda Film Holding and Christie to jointly establish Cinema Technology Center of Excellence (CTCE) research and development laboratory
Apr 20, 2018 CEN Engages Cinema Audiences Nationwide, Rewards Moviegoers for Sharing Behaviors with Surveyme
©Copyright 2003 - 2018 WHMCC, LLC .
| Contact | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy
All rights reserved.
banner