Digital Cinema Systems Corporation (DCSC) announced that its DigiCine
DCinema Sleeve and DigiCine digital-cinema server combination have passed the
DCI Compliance Test Plan (CTP). The DCI compliance testing was conducted by
The DigiCine server has been CTP
compliant since December 2012. This version allows the DigiCine series 2
player to work in conjunction with the DCinema
Sleeve to provide the latest media player functionality to be backward
compatible with a series 1 projector.
This latest solution from DCSC allows the exhibitor to place the IMB in
the DCinema Sleeve, marry it with the DigiCine server, and enjoy the
functionality of features such as advanced integration with TMS, SMPTE DCP, closed
caption / subtitling and ATMOS support for their existing projector. This will extend the life of the estimated
17,000 plus Series 1 projectors in the field today and gives exhibitors a real
choice to the projector manufacturers replacement strategy.
The DigiCine Digital Cinema Playback Solution offers exhibitors a
premium, easy-to-use, software-based SMS with flexible choices in capability,
servers and configuration for new installations, upgrades and replacements. The
DigiCine Digital Cinema Media Player is the only software solution on the
market that is designed with the intention of being computer hardware vendor
agnostic, while the DigiCine DCinema Sleeve which houses a Series 2 capable
IMB, for use with a Series 1 Projector has a low cost migration path to a
Series 2 Projector via a simple upgrade kit.
The DigiCine approach continually meets operational and industry
requirements through software updates. Therefore, the digital cinema playback
system will always take advantage of its full potential. Changes in server
features such as subtitling, audio capabilities and DCP formats, etc., will be
continually kept current. DigiCine leverages the commodity nature of hardware
allowing for a solution tailored to the exhibitor’s exact needs, be it a low
cost solution, high performance and resilience solution or any combination of
capabilities, whilst remaining compliant to distributor requirements as
outlined by DCI.