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Dhanya Theatre Introduces Barco Auro 11.1 More and more theatres in India are discovering the benefits of high-end sound platforms, like Auro 11.1 by Barco, to differentiate themselves from the competition. Next up is the new Dhanya Theatre from the Dhanya & Remya theatre complex located in the town of Kollam and owned by the Muthoottu Mini Theatres group. In August the theatre opened its first Auro 11.1 equipped facility. Being the first to install this sound system in India's Kerala region, the Dhanya Theatre lives up to its promise to consistently offer its audience the best possible cinema experience. Traditionally, India has always been a major regional center for film, supported by a vast film-going public and a movie industry that ranks amongst the largest in the world. As a consequence, competition between multiplex cinemas is fierce. Providing audiences with an immersive auditory experience in addition to crisp clear images has proven to be a powerful tool for differentiation. "With Auro 11.1, we are aiming to reach the level of perfection in sound that we'd already achieved in imaging," says Mr. Abel Garamhegyi, Vice-President Sales-MEAI and Region Managing Director at Barco India. "The reason for this is that

people are driven by both sound and pictures, so we need both to create a total impression. And it works: Bookings for Auro 11.1 halls are much higher than the industry standard 5.1." Always looking for ways to improve the movie going experience of Dhanya & Remya Theatres, Mr. Roy M. Mathew, Managing Director at Muthoottu Mini Theatres, instructed sound engineer Mr. Baburaj to investigate new sound and projections systems that could be installed in the new theatre complex in Kollam. In Chennai, Mr. Baburaj visited GM Audio and an Auro Theatre to witness the Indian

blockbuster Vishwaroopam in Auro 11.1. "I was astonished by the immersive experience that ensued," says Mr. Baburaj. "It didn't take long to realize that this platform could give us the best possible performance at an affordable price. On top of that, it is easy to use and the implementation can happen really quick, without any show losses." Soon after the demo, Mr. Mathew contacted the people at GM Audio again to conclude the contract and install Auro 11.1 sound solution at the Dhanya Theatre in Kollam. By using a minimum number of speakers to create a 3D sound experience, Auro 11.1 by Barco proves to be a cost-friendly solution as well. "GM Audio has installed Auro 11.1 at more than 10 cinemas so far," Mr. Giri added. "In many cases the original layer of speakers can be reused and the additional surround speakers can be wired in groups instead of independently. As a result, the additional cost is kept low while, at the same time, reflective sounds can resonate in a bigger area of the auditorium. Furthermore, the added height and overhead layers enable sound mixers to move objects around in space, thus creating a life like acoustic experience."

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Manasa Theatre Chooses Barco Auro 11.1 to Create Ultimate Movie Experience Manasa Theatre, has recently installed Auro 11.1 by Barco immersive sound platform in its UltraScreen auditorium. Already an institution in India's progressive cinema sector, the theatre is taking the lead in the current trend of choosing state-of-the-art technology to offer the best possible cinema experience. By investing in Auro 11.1 by Barco, Manasa Theatre differentiates itself by offering an unmatched movie experience driven by crisp clear images and immersive sound. Active in the exhibition field for over 50 years, Manasa Theatre has a reputation for providing the best possible cinema experience to its visitors, through great images, comfort and sound. A while ago, the pioneering multiplex overhauled one of its theatres to deliver sharp and crystal clear images. In order to complete the immersive experience of the audience, the theatre's management decided to install Barco's revolutionary Auro 11.1 sound system. "Human beings are stimulated by both sound and pictures," says Abel Garamhegyi, Managing Director at Barco India. "That's why, at Barco, we strive for perfection in both, in order to create a complete and immersive movie experience.� With Auro 11.1,

we have managed to achieve maximum results in immersive sound at an affordable price. Why the investment in Auro? "The figures don't lie: ticket office results have shown that bookings for films screened in Barco Auro 11.1 are much higher than the standard 5.1," says Garamhegyi. "This proves that it can be a very powerful tool to make the difference in an increasingly competitive market." For Manasa Theatre, this was the very reason for contacting G.M. Audio along with Mr. Sails Raj, Sound Engineer and installing the revolutionary sound platform. "As a technology pioneer, we want to make sure that the Bangalore crowd always gets the best possible experience while watching blockbusters in our theatre," says Janardhan Reddy, Managing Director at Manasa Bangalore. "So, naturally, we were very pleased with Auro 11.1. Adding a height layer and an overhead layer to the traditional surround sound layer enables studio sound mixers to move objects around in space, really create a lifelike, acoustic experience. Moreover, the system is fully compatible with our existing audio equipment and current workflows. We are very impressed with the results!"

Mumbai Film Festival to Launch 'India Project Room' The Mumbai Film Festival has announced a new initiative as part of the Mumbai Film Mart. 'India Project Room', an initiative aimed at showcasing under-production Indian films for pre-selection and interest by international Festival Programmers and Buyers will be launched at the 3rd Mumbai Film Mart (MFM) from 18th - 20th October. The 'India Project Room' initiative is aimed at encouraging more international festival programmers and buyers to easily access a larger number of quality Indian films at a single venue. "As a Festival Director, I understand the need for such an initiative, given that we are a diverse country and that scouting for films maybe difficult. The India Project Room will be a great way for Indian filmmakers and producers to showcase their forthcoming films to festival programmers and selectors to see what India has to offer for the coming year," said Srinivasan Narayanan, Director, Mumbai Film Festival. Applicants interested in submitting to the India Project Room must register for the MFM on http:// www.register.mumbaifilmfest.org and could for any queries contact Uma da Cunha and Sanjay Ram NFDC Film Bazaar, the market component of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), also includes 'Work-in-progress Lab' that selects five projects in their rough cut stage to be presented to a panel of international film experts and 'Viewing Room' where filmmakers seeking finishing funds, world sales, distribution partners & film festivals present their projects to investors, world sales agents and film festival programmers.

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Inox Rebrands Fame; to Add 47 Screens this Year Multiplex operator Inox Leisure announced that it will add about 45-47 new screens this year across cities like Gurgaon, Noida, Lucknow and Raipur besides rebranding the 'Fame' cinema halls to become one of the largest film exhibition companies in the country. In 2010, Inox had acquired 43.28 per cent promoter stake in Fame India for 44 crore. Under the rebranding exercise, 88 screens across 24 Fame properties will be added to the Inox brand. With its own 197 screens across 49 properties, Inox will now have 284 screens in 73 properties. "India is under-screened with 10 screens for one million people. The ratio is very different in Europe and US, where the numbers are much higher. Inox has been on a steady expansion mode through organic and inorganic routes. "Through this rebranding, we will continue to offer the best movie-going experience to consumers said," Inox Leisure CEO Alok Tandon. This is the second time Inox is undertaking such a rebranding exercise. A subsidiary of Gujarat Fluorochemicals, Inox had acquired 89 Cinemas promoted by Calcutta Cine Pvt Ltd in 2006. Later, 89 Cinemas was rebranded Inox Swabhumi. Talking about further expansion, he said the company is in the process of adding about 47 screens this year. "Work is underway on a lot of sites. In the next few months, hopefully within this fiscal, we expect to add 45-47 screens across cities like Jaipur, Kolkata, Vizag, Lucknow, Gurgaon and Greater Noida." The investment per screen could range between 2 crore and 2.5 crore and higher depending on the property, he said. The BSE-listed Inox has also invested in upgrading some of the Fam theatres. "All Fame theatres now

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have the latest projection technology and are 3D-enabled. In a phased manner, we are rebranding the Fame theatres in Mumbai, followed by Bangalore and Kolkata and then the other cities." With Fame now rechristened as Inox, the new brand expects to see footfalls of about 4.4 crore annually.

'Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara' Joins the UFO Millennium Club; Released Across 1010 UFO Digital Theatres

Akshay Kumar, Imran Khan and Sonakshi Sinha starrer 'Once Upon A Time In Mumbai - Dobaara' joins the UFO Millennium Club of films as it debuts in 1010 UFO digital theatres and joins other UFO Millennium Club films such as 'Chennai Express', 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani' 'Dabangg 2', 'Khiladi 786', 'Ek Tha Tiger', 'Agneepath', 'The Dirty Picture', 'Don 2', 'Ra-One', 'Bodyguard' and 'Singham'. The UFO Millennium Club comprises films which have screened in over a 1,000 UFO digital theatres (including Scrabble screens). Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer 'Chennai Express' continues its strong run in 823 UFO digital theatres in its second week. 'B. A. Pass', in its third week, screens in 43 UFO digital theatres. 'Ramaiya Vastavaiya' screens in 31 UFO digital theatres in its fifth week, while Farhan Akhtar and Sonam Kapoor starrer 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' screens in 26 UFO digital theatres in its sixth week. Among the non-hindi films, Telugu film 'Addaa' debuts in 165 UFO digital theatres. Telugu film 'Veyyi Abadhalu' debuts in 71 UFO digital theatres and 'Sri Jagadguru Aadishankara' debuts in 70 UFO digital theatres. Tamil film 'Thalaivaa' screens in 71 UFO digital theatres in its second week. Bengali film 'Boss', in its second week, screens in 89 UFO digital theatres.


Harman Professional Hosts Sambandh 2013 Business Conference in Bangalore Continuing its commitment to India's pro audio market, Harman Professional recently hosted its Sambandh 2013 business conference at the ITC Gardenia hotel in Bangalore, India. Sambandh 2013 brought the Harman Professional India team together with other key Harman executives from around the world to determine business and marketing strategies, assess growth opportunities, participate in product education seminars and outline the company's direction in the region. Overall, the event had over 150 attendees including dealers, leading system integrators, consultants, sound rental companies, and end customers. The Gala Night, on day one of the event, featured an integrated sound and light display with an introduction by Illuminati, India's leading UV Light Troupe, highlighting the arrival of Martin Professional in India. This was followed by a performance from AKG endorsee and world-renowned percussionist, Sivamani, along with pianist Stephen Devassey, vocalist Runa Rizvi, and Rajesh Vaidhya on sitar. The Prince Dance Group closed out the night with a dance performance showcasing the extensive sound and light capabilities of Harman with a unique touch of Indian mythology. Key Harman Professional executives attending Sambandh 2013 included Andy Trott, Vice President and General Manager Mixing, Microphones and Headphones Strategic Business Unit, Villad Thomsen of Harman's Martin Professional Lighting Business Unit, and Van Williamson, Director, Global Installed Systems Business. Day two began with a keynote address by Mr.Trott, updating the delegates on Harman Professional's global business. Prashant Govindan, Director of India Operations for Harman Professional, provided the delegates with an overview of the

current year's business and a preview of 2014. Ganesh Kumar, Service Manager for Harman Professional India highlighted the launch of a new service and support helpline. Villad Thomsen provided an overview of Martin Professional's lighting products and technologies. The sessions concluded with Brand Consultant, Ramanujam Sridhar, CW speaking about how marketing and innovative sales tactics can change brand perception. Sambandh, which is Hindi for "connection" or "relationship" follows Harman Professional's recent decision to adopt a direct distribution policy in India to better serve the market. Harman Professional's move to direct distribution for India has included an extensive investment in India-based R & D, operations, sales and support, and has resulted in the opening of new regional sales offices, new service and distribution centers, and strengthened technical, project design and application support.

"It is a momentous occasion for Harman Professional India as we successfully hosted the second edition of Sambandh 2013. The event was pivotal for us to address the requirements of integrated offerings in Sound & Light. With greater emphasis on Information, Education & Inspiration, the two day event aimed to achieve higher synergies with the channels partners providing them with comprehensive overview of Harman Professional Global & India operations, Installed Sound business & Martin Professional. Our greatest strengths in after sales service, design, product innovation and engineering capabilities. This confluence of sound professionals within Harman community marks a new benchmark of fostering relationships in an increasingly dynamic and competitive Indian Pro audio industry," said Ankush Agarwal, Director of Business Development and Marketing, Harman Professional, India.

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Madhur to be part of Filmmaking Meet in New York Cinema Beyond Boundaries is an initiative taken by Molecule Communications which will have film professionals, globally participating in this event on filmmaking. Madhur Bhandarkar

Communications' Cinema Beyond Boundaries would get the viewers and the filmmakers together and would help us in serving them with good quality cinema." It's a three day festival which will be held at New York from September 27 will focus on the global influence of Indian cinema. Actors, directors, writers and even music directors will come together

has been invited to join the likes of Micheal Canzoneiro, Dan Fogler, Vladan Nikolic, Wayne Sharp, a popular Bollywood music composer to grace the event. Excited about this conference, Madhur said, "Indian cinema is no more limited to audiences in India.

world and hence understanding the global perspective is a must. ‘Molecule

to bring cinema beyond the Indian Diaspora by blending different cultures.

We have viewers all around the

Sridevi to Team up with Meryl Streep Just when the jury is out on which Indian film goes to the Oscars this year, comes the news that could possibly clinch the matter in favour of Gauri Shinde's English Vinglish. Apparently, Meryl Streep has seen this highly influential film about a Maharashtrian woman struggling with the English language in America and has given her go-ahead to a film with the English Vinglish heroine Sridevi. The film entitled Cowboys & Indians is to be directed by American superstar Robert Redford's daughter Amy Redford.

Interestingly, Sridevi has appointed no casting agent in the US. Apparently, both Amy and Meryl have shown a keen interest in this film solely on the basis of Sridevi's sterling performance in English Vinglish. And now the script awaits the approval of Sridevi's elder daughter

Ali Fazal in Fast And Furious 7 After cashing on the surprise hit Fukrey, Ali Fazal seems to be going places. Ali Fazal has been roped in for Hollywood's popular franchise Fast And Furious. Ali Fazal revealed that it's a small role which is less action oriented but more of a brainstomer. Also, Ali Fazal will be seen sharing the screen space with Hollywood

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Jhanvi. Says Sridevi's doting husband Boney Kapoor, "Yes, Sri has received the script for the project that you've mentioned with Meryl Streep. We're yet to read it. Our daughter Jhanvi will read and approve it first. Only then would Sridevi and I go through it. But yes, in principle the project sounds right as a follow-up to English Vinglish for Sri." Unlike the cameos that many Bollywood superstars are happy doing in Hollywood films, Sridevi's role in Cowboys & Indians is a full-fledged one. Apparently both Meryl and Sridevi have equal roles.

bigwigs like Vin Diesel and Paul Walker in the film. He has already shot a few scenes with the cast and will be joining them soon, after he wraps up his Bollywood films in India. Fast And Furious 7 is directed by James Wan and will also star Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Kurt Russell and many others.


Gujarati Film The Good Road is India's Oscar Entry The highly-rated film The Lunchbox has lost the race as India's Oscar nominee for 2013. The elegiac, haunting tragic Gujarati travel drama The Good Road has won the coveted privilege of being India's official Oscar entry for this year.

not seen in our films. The film explores an entirely new cinematic space."

The film earlier won the National award for Best Feature Film in Gujarati. Speaking on the decision on Saturday evening the head of the jury for the Oscar selection, filmmaker Gautam Ghose said, "We chose this wonderful Gujarati film The Good Road. We were surprised by the film. There were other strong contenders in the short-list, Ritesh Batra's The Lunchbox Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's Bhaag Milkha Bhaag , Gauri Shinde's English Vinglish and Kamal Haasan's Vishwaroopam and also two regional films Kaushik Ganguly's Shabdo, and the Malayalam film Celluloid directed by Kamal."

There were 16 members in the jury. They were given the task of sifting through all the entries. A long 5-hour discussion followed before The Good Road was chosen. Says Gautam Ghosh, "The Lunchbox is very good too. I loved the performances of Irrfan and Nawazuddin. But The Good Road got our vote. It's a lost-and-found story set in the Kutch area. It reflects on an India

Jab Tak Hai Jaan to Release in Romania Yash Chopra's last labour of love is all set to release in Romania. Starring Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma, Jab Tak Hai Jaan will release in Romania with subtitles on October 18, 2013. The blockbuster film had a worldwide release on November 13, 2012. This benchmark release will be followed by another treat for

Gautam says he personally loved English Vinglish and saw it twice. Says Gautam, "Sridevi is fantastic. It's basically about the dignity of an individual. In India, we make many kinds of films regional, national, small-budgeted, bigbudgeted. So with such diversity we need to send at least 5 films to the Oscars. The Film Federation Of India has sent a request to the Academy Awards asking that we be allowed to send several Oscar entries per year as we are such a large cinema-making country. So many diverse kinds of films are being made in India. We make 1500 films. The Tamil film industry is itself bigger than the Korean cinema. Why should we send only 1 film to the Oscars? We cannot dance only to their tune."

Romanian audiences - the release of one more YRF historic blockbuster Ek Tha Tiger. Starring Salman Khan & Katrina Kaif in lead roles, the film has been directed by Kabir Khan. Yash Raj Films continues to make waves all over the world with its films reaching newer heights with each passing day.

Om Puri in a Steven Spielberg Film Known for his out of the box roles, Om Puri is all set to act in the film Hollywood film titled The Hundred Foot Journey. The film is an adaptation on the book by the same name written by Richard C. Morais and is produced by Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey.

Om Puri who has already appeared in Hollywood films plays the role of a Muslim chef Papa who owns an Indian restaurant in a small French town. The film also stars Helen Miller as Madam Mallory along with Manish Dayal who plays Om Puri's son Hassan.

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Rani Seethai Hall

Experience with Rich Cultural Life! Chennai has rich cultural life with numerous cultural events, spiritual seminars, educational and literary seminars, being hosted within the city. Chennai is dotted with many auditoriums and halls. The auditoriums in Chennai are situated all throughout the city. These Chennai auditoriums portray the

diverse aspects of this culturally charged city of Chennai. The Auditoriums in Chennai are outfitted with all the necessary infrastructure and facilities that includes assembly halls, exhibit halls, facility for theatres, meetings and presentation facilities etc. The halls and auditoriums in Chennai are geared to give you the ultimate comfort and joy of watching various programmes at affordable prices. One of the halls which have recently created a comfort for holding cinema meets, cinema previews, theatre festivals is the Rani Seethai Hall in Anna Salai, Chennai. Rani Seethai Hall is a multifunctional hall more suitable for cinema previews/ screenings, stage programs, classical/ musical events, seminars, meetings, arathanai, wedding receptions, dramas, etc., Keeping in mind the patrons that come frequently and occasionally to the hall, and yes, the crowd, which is huge, it has three lifts for general

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• INSTALLS • audience and an exclusive lift for aged people to go to the stage. The main attraction to this Hall is the perfect audio visual system with complete QSC Audio digital system process and video system with Barco projector, which projects a very high quality image with clarity that is crafted with finesses to give the patrons a first-class audio-visual experience. The Stage of the hall is perfectly illuminated. The Hall is fully air conditioned with 350 sliding chairs with perfect view of LED screens, a VIP waiting hall and a Green (private) room. The hall is also equipped with smoke detector and fire projection systems keeping in mind the safety of the visitors. An UPS backup is installed for unfortunate and uncalled power cuts.

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Trends in Digital Content Delivery

TheatreWorld, Clancy D'souza in conversation with Sachin Shetty, Country Head of India. Sachin Shetty has over ten years of experience in the field of cinema exhibition across the entire gamut of exhibition. He was actively involved in the core management team of Big Cinemas (previously known as Adlabs) in various roles catapulting its growth from its first multiplex in Mumbai to becoming one of the leading cinema chains in India. Currently as Country Head he is spearheading the digital cinema implementation plan for GDC Tech in India. He is ably supported by a team of ten technical professionals who collectively have more than 25 years of experience between them, in the field of cinema exhibition. The team operates strategically across various cities in India, to ensure that necessary support and training are provided to clients, keeping downtime at bare minimum.

Sachin Shetty

TW – How important is digital content delivery for cinemas?

cinemas equipped with digital delivery equipment.

SS – It is very important because digital content and digital content delivery are in an irreversible trend. For several years studios have already been transitioning from film print to digital format. A corresponding transition has been underway among exhibitors who have traded in their 35mm projection systems for digital projection systems. Supply of the 35mm film format is becoming less and less, hence cinemas need to be digitalized in order to maintain their businesses, as studios may increasingly opt to distribute their movies in digital but not in 35mm. With the increase in digital format, this means a wider variety of film content in the digital format will be available for rental bookings by

According to a third party market research company, 89,341 cinema screens were digitized globally up through the end of 2012, reflecting a growth rate of 40 per cent over the previous year. At end of the first quarter 2013, the d-screen count had risen to 94,638. It is expected that 20,000 screens will be digitized during 2013, accounting for digitization of nearly 90% of all screens in the world.

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TW – Tell us about the alternative content and its future? SS – Apart from featuring movies, cinemas are exploring more business opportunities by delivering alternative content such as live concerts, sporting events, ballet,

musicals, speeches, religious events, opera, by satellite or network live streaming on big screens. In addition, alternative content may be delivered via Blu-ray Disc/DVDs via HDMI, 3GSDI. According to a third party market research company, global alternative content revenues reached over US$400mn in 2012, an increase of 100% since 2010. Taking the UK as an example, there were 109 alternative content events screened in cinemas in 2011 and the New York-based opera house, the Metropolitan Opera, now broadcasts its shows to more than 1,000 screens in more than 40 countries around the world. TW – Tell us about one big technological change that has happened recently on content delivery? How would you describe the technological change that has evolved for


cinema content distribution over the years? SS – Cinema content distribution has changed from historical distribution of film movies to that of digital movies by storage of content on hard drives, content delivery over the internet and dedicated satellite links e.t.c. With continuous technological development, not only can we distribute the digital movies physically but we can also do so via virtual private networks. TW – What is the screen count of GDC servers worldwide and what is the market share of GDC in the segment? SS – According to a third party market research company, GDC's global market shares by incremental installations increased from 8% in 2009 to 35% in Q1 2013, while that of Asia-Pacific increased from 30% in 2009 to 54% in Q1 2013. TW – What future innovation in cinema exhibition do you expect?

the need for an external file server and comes with SMS software. It is proved to work seamlessly with the new, cost effective and highlyreliable content storage solution the PSD-3000-P, which can be mounted on projectors easily with its lightweight feature. The SX-3000 adopts an ethernet connection which significantly simplifies theatre operations and can connect up to 3 units of PSD-3000-P via eSATA that can support 9TB storage in total. The SX-3000 supports high frame rate content in 2D and 3D, 2K and 4K resolution, as well as alternative content that supports HDMI input, 3G-SDI input and network live streaming. It's always easy to switch between HDMI and DCP playback which is especially well received by those independent theatres commonly using blu-ray devices in their daily operations. TW – Is the SX-3000 compatible with all the latest and future projectors?

SS – 3D audio effect with surround sound technique is probably one of the upcoming innovations. Surround sound is a technique for enriching the sound reproduction quality of an audio source with additional audio channels from speakers that surround the listener, providing sound from a 360° radius.

SS – The SX-3000 is compatible with world-renowned DLP Cinema projectors including Barco, NEC and Christie projectors.

Laser projection is another exciting innovation coming around the corner so as to stretch the boundaries of digital cinema projection. With the expected future adoption of laser projection technology in commercial cinema projection, the general public will be able to enjoy compelling and immersive 3D images delivered at light levels normally only possible for 2D movies.

SS – GDC products such as the SX3000/ DCI-3000 support high frame rate content in 2D and 3D and also 4K image resolution. GDC is also the first third-party manufacturer licensed to incorporate Dolby Atmos playback into its servers that can enable a sound experience way beyond 5.1, 7.1, or 11.1 channels. Once the software enabling Dolby

TW – Tell us about GDC's new SX3000 Standalone Integrated Media Block for cinema? How beneficial is the SX-3000 technology for the cinema content market? SS – The SX-3000 is the industry's first Standalone IMB which eliminates

TW – How is GDC geared up to deliver content in new formats such as 4K, HFR, Auro 3D, Atmos, etc

Atmos playback is updated, the GDC server will be able to take Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers Digital Cinema Packages (SMPTE DCPs) containing Dolby Atmos soundtracks and play them back with the Dolby Atmos Cinema Processor CP850. TW – Tell us about achieving DCI compliance for GDC's Integrated Media Block (IMB). SS – GDC's IMB is a DCI compliant product. We went through the testing procedures set out by the DCI and demonstrated compliance with the Digital Cinema System Specification to ensure a high level of technical performance, reliability and quality control of all our DCI compliant products. TW – Can you explain the importance of RAID 5 technology in the PSD-3000? SS – With RAID 5 technology, the PSD-3000 can remain operational in the event of a single drive failure and we can simply renew the damaged hard disk to resume its normal operation which keeps exhibitors away from storage hassle. TW – How is the Theatre Management System (TMS-1000) supporting cinema theaters? SS – The TMS-1000 is a theatre management system that offers users a centralized point of control for an entire cineplex. It is a comprehensive solution managing user security, content, show playlist and scheduling, error and screen control. The TMS-1000 allows exhibitors to automate and streamline the entire theatre operation at their fingertips. TW – What rapid response services are available for customer services, network management and technical support in smaller cities? SS – We have to respond fast to customers' requests given the geographical constraints and to provide prompt solutions through our 24/7 global service team and NOC (Network Operations Centre).

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