Australian partnership expands automated KDM delivery
AUSTRALIA: Hotys Cinema Technology Group has agreed to license its KDM Krawler system for use in Christie Network Operations Centres (NOC). Now known as the Christie KDN Assistant, the system reportedly allows an NOC to provide automatic delivery of KDMs directly to cinemas for movie playback. The service will be rolled out in Australia and New Zealand in early November 2015, and subsequently to additional territories.
‘This will result in savings to cinemas that are already using the service and now it becomes available to all exhibitors connected to our NOC with no additional costs,’ said Stephen Davis, general manager, Christie-ICAA NOC. ‘This will add extra value to those who are already connected to the NOC. We hope to entice new exhibitors to sign up and enjoy the benefits of Christie’s KDM Assistant and all of the additional benefits of being connected.’
Adam Wrightson, general manager at Hoyts Cinema Technology Group, added: ‘We are extremely proud of having the opportunity to take our home-grown ingenuity to the world through Christie and their world-class NOC services. This agreement underscores the close working relationship we have with Christie, and with Christie’s experience and expertise, this system will provide its connected customers with automated KDM delivery and the peace of mind that comes from a solution with a proven track record.’