Alliance Media (AAM), the global leader in digital cinema software and
support services, has announced a new software agreement with Ster-Kinekor
Theatres, the largest movie exhibitor in South Africa.
As they seek to centralise asset management
and put an end to potential show-stoppers, Ster-Kinekor will deploy Lifeguard,
the cloud-based Network Operations Centre (NOC) solution, to monitor 436
screens across South Africa, becoming first recipient of its new-look user
interface and impressive suite of workflows and data points.
“We’ve worked with AAM for many years and
have been impressed with their tools’ versatility,” commented Motheo Matsau, Acting CEO of Ster-Kinekor
Theatres. “As parts and
consumables inevitably reach the end of their lifecycle, it’s imperative to
learn and understand how to manage those time-frames to help maintain our
schedule as intended and ensure no revenue is lost.”
Designed to make day-to-day theatre
management smooth and error-free, Lifeguard presents exhibitors with their own
NOC solution to help reduce the cost of operations, improve productivity, and
deliver increased profitability.
By adding Lifeguard to a software suite
that already includes AAM’s Screenwriter TMS, Ster-Kinekor will not only employ
operational automation, but gain additional business intelligence from over 30
operational reports, enable comprehensive visibility through meticulous device
monitoring, and identify issues early by measuring hardware performance.
Dale Miller, Chief Commercial Officer at
Arts Alliance Media, added “we’re delighted that Ster-Kinekor has chosen
Lifeguard as their trusted NOC solution. This new software not only helps to
manage assets and identify urgent issues but works to prevent cancelled shows
and keep sites running smoothly.”