Arts Alliance Media (AAM), Europe’s leading digital cinema company, and Cinépolis, Mexico’s largest cinema chain, have announced a software licensing deal for a suite of digital cinema products including AAM’s Theater Management System (TMS), circuit management system (known as Director), and Back Office and remote monitoring solution.
The deal represents AAM’s first foray into Latin America – a region which will be an important growth area for the company’s future development.
Under the terms of the agreement, AAM will be the exclusive supplier of its Theater Management System to all of Cinépolis's screens in Mexico as well as Central and South America. Cinépolis will also be utilizing Director, AAM’s circuit management system for centralized visibility and control of its vast array of cinema screens.
With a footprint of over 275 theaters as of the end of September 2011, Cinépolis is both the largest theater chain in Mexico and the leading exhibitor in Latin America, as well as being the world’s fourth largest exhibitor.
AAM will also supply its remote monitoring tools for use in Cinépolis’s own Network Operations Center.
“Cinépolis is one of the fastest growing and most successful exhibitors in the world and we’re absolutely thrilled to be working with them”, stated Howard Kiedaisch, CEO of Arts Alliance Media. “We see this as a significant vote of confidence for our products and services and look forward to a long partnership with Cinépolis.”
Gabriel Morales, Technology Strategy Manager of Cinépolis added, “We intend to move quickly to convert our entire estate into digital and AAM’s software will be a critical component of helping with the transition and ensuring Cinépolis can make the most of the latest in digital technology. After looking around at the various software products on the market, we found AAM’s to be best in class and the obvious choice for us going forward.”
Arts Alliance Media will be showcasing its entire suite of software at its booth (#914) on the trade show floor at Showeast, from October 24th - October 27th.