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Morristown, N.J.—Sep 28, 2006

Access Integrated Technologies Completes 1,000th Digital Cinema Installation

- Christie/AIX Reaches Major Industry Milestone -
Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. ("AccessIT") (NASDAQ:AIXD) announced today it has reached an historic industry milestone, the installation and commissioning of Christie/AIX’s 1,000th digital cinema system, utilizing Christie CP2000 projectors and services.

Christie/AIX, a wholly owned subsidiary, was formed by AccessIT and Christie Digital Systems in June 2005 to serve as both integrator and administrator of a planned initial 4,000-screen digital cinema rollout. Supported by all of Hollywood’s major studios and major independent distributors, Christie/AIX is providing exhibitors with fully-integrated and networked digital cinema systems designed to conform to technical specifications set last year by DCI, a consortium of the major Hollywood studios.

The systems feature 2K DLP Cinema® projectors, JPEG-2000 media players, a central server running AccessIT’s unique Theatre Command Center software, two-way satellite connectivity, and some of the more robust security elements of the DCI Technical Specification including Cine-Link2 and video watermarking. When the plan was initiated last summer, only a handful of 2K digital cinema systems were operating worldwide in commercial cinemas. Today, as the movie industry’s transition to digital continues to gain momentum around the world, the Christie/AIX effort is the single largest deployment of Digital Cinema equipment in the world, representing the vast majority of the Digital Cinema systems now serving movie audiences.

“Today’s announcement is an important achievement not only for the movie industry – the studios and exhibitors -- but for the movie-loving public,” said Chuck Goldwater, President of AccessIT’s Media Services Group. “This achievement would not have been possible without the commitment and ongoing support of the studios, independent distributors, and our exhibitor partners as well as the tireless work of our talented teams at AccessIT and Christie. This milestone is only the beginning of what we expect to accomplish working together to reach our long-term goal of delivering the benefits of Digital Cinema to millions of movie-goers in the U.S. and around the world.”

Jack Kline, President and COO of Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc., commented: "We are pleased to play a leadership role with AccessIT in exhibition’s historic move to digital technology. The dramatic acceleration of global installations today is a testament to the proven technology, software, and services integrated in each system. Digital Cinema is a ‘win-win’ situation for the entire industry, by providing brilliant, razor-sharp images to audiences everywhere. This is an exciting time for all those involved and we all look forward to even greater achievements in the future.”


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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). Christie revolutionized the movie industry with the launch of digital cinema projection, and since 1929 has embraced innovation and broken many technology barriers. From the world’s largest mega-events to the smallest applications, our technology—from advanced RGB pure laser and SDVoE technology to image processing and LED display solutions—empowers people to create the world’s best shared experiences. Visit www.christiedigital.com. Christie Directory page Christie Web Site
About Cinedigm: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. is a leader in providing the services, experience, technology and content critical to transforming movie theaters into digital and networked entertainment centers. The Company partners with Hollywood movie studios, independent movie distributors, and exhibitors to bring movies in digital cinema format to audiences across the country. Cinedigm's digital cinema deployment organization, state of the art distributor and exhibition software, and marketing and distribution platform for alternative content and independent films are a cornerstone of the industry's digital cinema transformation. With the April acquisition of New Video, the world's largest aggregator of independent digital content and leading distributor of quality entertainment, CIDM has created a new full service end-to-end digital studio, enabling the Company to acquire and distribute independent films and specialty content both theatrically and via digital, mobile and home media platforms. Cinedigm Directory page

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