In addition to partnering to represent VPF financing deals, the multi-territory agreement, with an initial focus on Italy and Germany, will also see dcinex become part of AAM’s software reseller programme and offer digital cinema software to all interested exhibitors. The first software deal under the new partnership is German exhibitor UFA Cinemas who installed AAM’s flagship TMS (Theatre Management System) software, Screenwriter, for their 41 screens. AAM already supplies more than 15,000 screens across the world with the Screenwriter TMS, and has 4,000 screens signed up under VPF programme.
Till Cussmann from dcinex said “This deal opens up a new opportunity mainly for German & Italian cinema owners – we’re very pleased to be working with AAM to provide a real tailor-made solution for customers. Being able to offer AAM’s range of digital cinema software, as well as the servicing of VPF deals, to the market is great for us and exhibitors throughout Europe, and means that those who already have a relationship with us now have access to AAM’s range of software products and financing offers. Especially in the markets where dcinex’s VPF model is now closed, we are looking forward to help exhibitors to go digital with AAM’s proven financing model. With this exciting partnership we can continue to offer VPF Financing solutions until end of 2014.”
Eric Stevens, Commercial Director of Arts Alliance Media, added “We’re very happy to be partnering with dcinex. They are one of the world’s most experienced and trusted integrators and we look forward to rolling out further VPF deals and software together.”
Arts Alliance Media offers exhibitors a full range of end-to-end software solutions, including Screenwriter to manage site-level operations; Producer, an enterprise TMS for entire circuits; Locksmith to manage collection and distribution of KDMs to cinemas, and AdFuser for advanced targeting of digital cinema advertising. AAM also has in-house developed solutions for monitoring of equipment (Lifeguard) and electronic content delivery (Courier).