Kinoplex, which has over 170 screens across Brazil, has signed a contract to be part of Quanta DGT/AAM’s VPF program to digitise its movie theatre chain. All of Kinoplex’s screens are part of the contract. The project includes the VPF integration, with Arts Alliance Media’s TMS (Theatre Management System) software solution and funding through the Audiovisual Sector Fund of ANCINE (the National Cinema Agency) via BNDES (the National Bank for Economical and Social Development).
According to Quanta DGT’s director of Business Development, Luiz Fernando Morau, the agreement represents the consolidation of Quanta DGT/AAM in the Brazilian market, with over 70% of the national exhibitors having joined their VPF. “Quanta DGT/AAM, with the goal of always offering full flexibility regarding exhibitor’s choices, allowed Kinoplex to acquire the solution that better fitted the company’s needs, fulfilling the expectations of their demanding staff.”
Doremi was chosen to equip the entire chain with servers, and the selected model is the ShowVault/IMB. “The decision was made based on the reliability of Doremi servers, which guarantee the highest uptime which means a longer seamless operation period”, explains the company’s Cinema Sales Manager for Brazil, Lucas Crantschaninov.
The projectors will be supplied by Christie. “We are honoured for Kinoplex having chosen Christie’s technology to build its digital cinema base”, says Bruno Tavares, Christie Digital Systems South America’s General Manager. “We are very satisfied in adding this visionary exhibitor to our customer base, which is quickly growing in South America. The entire Christie staff, worldwide and also in Brazil, is eager to start working along Kinoplex, a company we have developed a solid relationship with.” The installations will be handled by Kelonik. The rollout operation of Kinoplex is scheduled to start mid-July, when the equipment starts arriving in Brazil.