Burbank, CA —Sep 18, 2006
Doremi Cinema hits 2000 unit order mark for its JPEG2000 Digital Cinema Server
Doremi Cinema, LLC is pleased to announce that Christie Digital Systems, Inc. has ordered an additional 1000 Doremi DCP-2000 digital cinema JPEG2000 servers in support of their needs for the Christie/AIX plan. The order increases Christie's purchase to approximately 2000 servers for the year 2006. The order reinforces Doremi's leadership in cinema server technology and adds to Doremi's already sizeable share of the cinema server market.
Doremi Cinema currently has over 900 installed cinema servers worldwide. Doremi is scheduled to have over 2,000 servers installed by year end 2006, most of which will be installed by Christie/AIX.
Doremi Cinema has greatly outpaced the competition in server installations. Doremi was first on the market with a JPEG2000 server that conforms with the DCI Technical Specifications and continues to add advanced features to keep it comfortably ahead of the competition. Some of these features included 3D playback, CineLink II strong link encryption, and Thomson's NexGuard and Phillips' CineFence Forensic Watermarking.
Christie's order underscores the reliability and consistency of the DCP-2000 server to provide both the highest quality JPEG2000 images and the highest levels of security sought by the major studios to protect their content.
Jack Kline, president of Christie Digital Systems USA Inc., commented on the order "With our successful installation of approximately 800 Doremi servers already, it was a natural choice for us to continue to work with Doremi for this next order. They have a proven, reliable, high quality solution that meets the demanding needs of our digital cinema customers."
"Doremi's server is being utilized as part of the Christie/AIX digital cinema system, which is designed and is being implemented consistent with the DCI Technical Specification. The Christie/AIX system features Christie DLP Cinema projectors and related hardware and software including Access Integrated Technologies' (AccessIT) NASDAQ:AIXD) unique Theatre Command Center operating system. The system is being deployed by Christie/AIX, a unit of AccessIT."
"Doremi's ability to respond quickly to our commitment to the DCI Technical Specification has enabled us already to provide some of the more robust security elements the studios are looking for today. Their engineering efforts, which also continually improve the operating performance of the server, and their commitment to deliver at least 300 servers per month going forward are enabling Christie/AIX to stay on plan both to support our exhibitor customers' expectations and our accelerating rollout schedule," stated Chuck Goldwater, President/COO of Christie/AIX.
Michael Archer, VP of Sales at Doremi, adds "We are very pleased that Christie/AIX has shown continued support of our DCP-2000 with this significant order. Doremi Cinema was first to be recognized for supporting the DCI Technical Specifications for JPEG2000 playback. Today we are building on our industry leading technology to further advance digital cinema and ultimately the viewing experience of the public."
About the DCP-2000 server
The Doremi Cinema DCP-2000 was the first commercially available server capable of playing DCI conforming JPEG2000 digital movies at up to 250Mbs. Doremi continues to add advanced features to keep it comfortably ahead of the competition. Some of these features include 3D playback, CineLink II strong link encryption, and Thomson's NexGuard and Phillips' CineFence Forensic Watermarking making the DCP-2000 the most secure server on the market. The DCP-2000 features 800GBytes of RAID-5 storage in a 3RU chassis with redundant power supplies, and includes the CineLister software for easy movie clip and play list administration.