SmartJog Signs Agreement with Europalaces

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Mon, 06/29/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

SmartJog has announced that French theatre chain Europalaces the owner of Gaumont and Pathe cinemas has signed an agreement for the purchase and deployment of its high capacity SmartJog Digital Cinema Central Library Servers. The first phase of deployment was recently completed to 33 sites in France with planned Phase 2 to start shortly. While SmartJog has been deploying its libraries since last year to theatres in France Europalaces is the largest chain to commit to a substantial rollout in Europe. Over 65 theatres and 400 digital screens are currently connected to the SmartJog delivery platform. With this major deployment into Europalaces theatres in France Switzerland and the Netherlands the TDF Pan-European Digital Cinema Network a secure satellite and fiber delivery service operated by TDF subsidiaries SmartJog and Media Broadcast will grow to more than 200 theatres by the end of 2009. SmartJog says its Digital Cinema Central Library Server is the only hardware on the market capable of storing very large amounts of data and receiving Digital Cinema Packages via satellite and fiber. This agreement will enable Europalaces to receive all its digital content via SmartJog. The theatres that were part of the first phase of deployment are already electronically receiving trailers and pre-show material from Mediavision  the leading cinema advertising company in France.