Weischer.Media and Ymagis Group today announced that the 2.1 version of the Theatre Management System Melody has been certified by Weischer.Media as Cinema.Reloaded ready, signifying that Melody TMS is fully compatible with Weischer.Media’s digital cinema advertising solution, Cinema.Reloaded when interfaced with the required OneDCN pre-show system.
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A group of broadcast and media industry suppliers including Grass Valley, Imagine Communications, Lawo and Snell Advanced Media have collaborated to form the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS). This new, independent trade association’s mandate is to bring IP solutions to market that offer complete interoperability, are based on open standards, and integrate seamlessly into media workflow environments to foster industry innovation and efficiency. The group’s efforts will be focused on promoting the adoption, standardization, development and refinement of open protocols for media over IP, with an initial emphasis on VSF TR-03 and TR-04, SMPTE 2022-6 and AES67.
MediaMation has been commissioned to produce a 132-seat MX4D Motion EFX Theatre for Reel Cinemas in The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest and most-visited retail and entertainment destination. The Reel Cinemas project is scheduled for installation this month. Middle Eastern systems integrator Scrabble is handling the installation.
Cinemark will open a new 14-screen theatre in Downey, California December 11. Cinemark Downey and XD will feature Cinemark’s NextGen cinema design concept, Luxury Lounger recliners, favorite concession items, and Cinemark XD.
M-Go has unveiled a new monthly campaign called Movies that Matter. DreamWorks Animation and Technicolor created the video on demand service to reinforce their commitment to socially relevant films. The campaign will highlight a new film every month, beginning with the debut of the documentary film Imba Means Sing.
Christie has announced that an increasing number of exhibitors around the world have chosen its groundbreaking 6-Primary (6P) dual-head laser projection system as their preferred choice for a premium 3D cinema experience.
Qube Cinema has launched the CinemaDB website https://www.cinemadb.io, a comprehensive database of cinemas worldwide that allows theatre chains, single screens and digital cinema integrators to manage their own facility details and the devices used in each auditorium.
Cinedigm’s over-the-top streaming channels – Dove Channel, CONtv and Docurama – are now available to Amazon Prime members as part of Amazon’s new Streaming Partners Program. Prime members can view Cinedigm’s channels with the Amazon Video app available across hundreds of devices.
At the CineAsia 2015 tradeshow in Hong Kong December 8–10, Dolby will showcase a full range of integrated, end-to-end post-production, audio, and imaging solutions for the cinema industry.
Barco is expanding its portfolio of laser-illuminated cinema projectors with a range of laser phosphor projectors. The new projectors have a laser phosphor retrofit module, so that exhibitors who already own a Barco cinema projector can now also benefit from laser technology. The DP2K-20CLP and DP2K-15CLP are the first two models and will be shipping globally in the second quarter 2016.