Access Integrated Technologies has reported that its Christie/AIX subsidiary has signed a contract with Rave Motion Pictures to install 445 digital cinema systems, priced at $100,000 each.
Rave is the sixth exhibition company to sign a contract with AccessIT for its total conversion to digital cinema. The new contract brings the number of screens for the Christie/AIX deployment to almost 3,000 of the planned 4,000.
Digital cinema offers clearer images, 3-D, and alternative content applications that can play different versions of a film for non-English speaking or younger audiences.
Total digital conversion of Rave multiplexes is scheduled for completion by mid-2007.
The Christie/AIX-funded deployment of Christie DLP Cinema projectors also includes Doremi Cinema’s DCP2000 JPEG servers and a central ‘library’ server, which features AccessIT’s vendor-neutral Theater Command Centre software, allowing all digitally-equipped screens in a multiplex to be networked, simplifying theater operations through centralized content management, scheduling and reporting.