CinemaCon is just around the corner. The biggest annual get-together of cinema owners and operators from all over the world takes place 24-27 March and Celluloid Junkie will be there.
Please note that there will be NO Daily Cinema Digest next week. Instead we will try to bring you breaking news and analysis as and when it happens.
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NCR/Movio: As you would expect, the CinemaCon press releases are coming in fast and furious.
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, and Movio, the global leader in marketing data, analysis, insights, and campaign creation and management for theatrical exhibitors and distributors, announced today that the two companies will enable integration between NCR’s cinema point-of-sale (POS) and loyalty software and Movio’s data analytics and campaign management platform. This agreement will provide a seamless data flow and management between both platforms.
“In the cinema space, having all marketing campaign data seamlessly filter into one system will ultimately allow operators to make smarter business decisions and forge deeper connections with their customers,” said Peter Beguely, chief solution officer, Movio. “Additionally, the enhanced loyalty integration is an especially appealing feature as it offers their customers the ability to enroll, earn points, and even use their phone as a loyalty card.” LINK
Doremi: More pre-CinemaCon press releases, this one about Dolby’s new acquisition Doremi.
The world’s third largest theater chain, Cinemark USA, Inc., continues to see outstanding performance as it leverages a comprehensive set of cinema technologies provided by industry leader Doremi Labs. As 2014 progresses the actual numbers continue to stay extremely high. In approximately six (6) million performances in 2013, Doremi’s servers have delivered 99.992% uptime for Cinemark and its customers.
“The reliability of Doremi systems is extremely valuable to our operations” said Damian Wardle, SVP. Global Theatre Technology & Presentation, Cinemark Theatres. As a pioneer in the theatrical exhibition industry, Cinemark has used Doremi technology to take the cinema entertainment experience to outstanding levels of performance within our 298 theatres and 3,916 screens in 40 states. LINK
Vista: Not really announcing any new technologies, Vista instead “welcomes” delegates to CinemaCon.
As one of the premiere exhibitors at CinemaCon, Vista Entertainment Solutions, the world leader in creating cinema management software solutions for the global cinema exhibition industry, will welcome their worldwide clientele to the four day event. In 2012 Vista received both the Exporter of the Year to the USA $500,001 – $5m’ category, followed by the “Supreme Award” at the New Zealand 2012 AmCham-DHL Express Success & Innovation Awards.
Vista software is installed in cinemas in 63 countries around the world (and counting) and currently holds an estimated 35% global market share in their sector. The growth of Vista in the US market since their Los Angeles office was established in 2009 has been meteoric and Vista has confirmed a technology partnership with a number of high profile American cinema chains since. LINK