Doremi Maintains 70% Latin America Market Share
by Hany Adeeb
During the past 3 years, Cinepolis has completed the exclusive installation of over 3000 Doremi IMB (Integrated Media Block) with ShowVault. Cinepolis, Latin America’s largest cinema chain has concluded its deployment in Mexico with 286 theaters that span 84 cities, and has expanded globally to operate over 3,000 screens.
To date, Doremi has shipped over 50,000 units globally, and is holding a 70% market share in Latin America, confirming its principal role in the digital cinema industry.
“Latin America’s cinema industry is rapidly growing, and we are thrilled to supply Doremi’s server technology to the cinema operators, ensuring their forefront position in digital cinemas.” said Michael Archer, VP of Digital Cinema, Doremi Labs.
“Our digital deployment has been facilitated by Doremi’s unparalleled reliability of products and exceptional quality of service” stated Gabriel Morales Becker, Digital Cinema Deputy Director of Cinepolis. “We have formed a strong alliance over the years, and look forward to future collaborations as we continue to expand globally.”
Cinépolis is a Mexican company with more than 40 years of providing entertainment and comfort to its customers. Cinépolis is the leading motion picture exhibitor in Mexico and Latin America with more than 350 theaters operating in 84 cities in Mexico. The Cinépolis brand also operates in countries such as: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Colombia, Peru, India, Brazil and United States.
Cinépolis operates 3,151 movie screens, all of them are 100% digital, 8 are IMAX, 53 Macro XE and 17 4DX, offering a total of 577,448 seats. With more than 20,000 employees and a cutting-edge technology infrastructure, Cinépolis has always been a pioneer in the movie industry. Cinépolis was the first Mexican company to introduce the concept of stadium-style multiplexes, IMAX theaters and the first in Latin America with a VIP concept. It is also a pioneer in the industry presenting, for the first time in North America, the fourth dimension technology “4DX” which also includes seats which are capable of moving, emitting aromas and producing wind and lighting effects, which offer moviegoers a much more intense experience. It is the chain with the largest number of digital screens in Latin America. Innovation has also been reflected in other concepts developed for the benefit of its customers, such as the Club Cinépolis loyalty program, reservation services, phone and Internet ticket purchasing services through “Cineticket”, Cinepolis.com and Facebook, as well as Numbered Seating in its movie theaters. For more information, please visit: www.cinepolis.com
About Doremi Labs:
Established in 1985, Doremi Labs has been a pioneer of technological advancement with the attainment of its 4K-technology patent, active involvement in High Frame Rate content delivery and DCI certified product line. Doremi’s install base of digital cinema playback servers has exceeded 50,000 units globally and remains the most installed server in digital cinema history to date. Product lines include digital cinema playback servers, Integrated Media Blocks (IMB) and Integrated Media Servers, post production and mastering solutions and digital cinema accessibility products for the visually impaired and hearing impaired.
Doremi maintains its world headquarters and production facilities in Burbank (USA), European headquarters and R&D in Sophia-Antipolis (France), an office in Tokyo (Japan) to service the rapidly expanding Asian digital cinema marketplace, and two R&D entities out of Canada and EMEA (Europe, The Middle East, Africa).