Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief
As Billy Budwitz, Director, Information Systems at Rave Cinemas pointed out in a comment earlier on this site it was Christie’s Managed Service team who provided the installation services for the Rave Cinemas Network.
See our post ‘Rave Cinemas Launches Network To Augment Theater Experience‘
Billy told us “Christie Digital (Tom Clapp & team) have been providing installation services for this project from the beginning. They have been an awesome company to work with. We have found 2 truly world class companies in RDM & Christie”
We also got our hands on this (exclusive) pic which nicely (and neatly) tags all the elements of the installation. We are looking forward to both the Digital Signage Guided Installation Tour at #dse2012 and our own sneak behind the scenes look separately as well.
Looks like a great install and a nice network so big hats off to Ken Goldberg (though I am sure he had nothing to do with the clever bits) and his team!
February 14th, 2012 at 17:30 @770
Insightful and accurate on the clever bits comment, Adrian. I do my best to stay out of the way of the talented people here. The success of the project is in no small part due to the way in which all the entities involved have cooperated. We are looking forward to the DSE Tour where we’ll be on hand with folks from Rave and Christie to answer questions. And we are working on making the rack with all the players, switches and extenders look pretty before you get there. 😉
February 14th, 2012 at 18:01 @792
Neat installation. Nice variety of technologies and solutions. Any interactivity with mobile app and online CRM?
February 14th, 2012 at 18:58 @832
Currently, the digital signs do not have an interface with mobile or CRM apps. If you think about the different use cases of the signs themselves, a few ideas come to mind. We are talking about enhancements like that going forward, but focused on completing the full rollout in the short term. Making it happen after that would be a combination of content strategy and technology.