Beaverton, Ore. -
launched its Digital Cinema Concierge service Tuesday for certified Runco dealers.
Under the program, Runco dealers will be able to provide clients with complete projection and media server systems custom configured to the specifications of each individual client and certified to meet Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI) standards.
DCI is a joint venture between Disney, Fox, Paramount, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal and Warner Bros. Studios, to establish a standard of technical specifications, performance, and quality control for first-run commercial digital cinemas.
"The home theater is unique, for unlike any other room in the house, it is designed to display some of the greatest products of the imagination -- our passion, hopes, and fears. A theater has a personality and life all its own; a sense of excitement lures us to the promise of an incomparable experience. And when the curtains part, our window upon the universe opens wide, and the heart begins to beat a little faster," said Theo Kalomirakis, TK Theaters president. "Runco understands the unique joy of home theater and, for decades, has created personal cinema displays that mirror - and often exceed - the powerful experience of the local cineplex."
Runco said its sales engineers will personally review plans for every new installation and develop a complete solution tailor-made for each project, complete with a DCI-compatible projector ideally suited for the job, lens options, and a proprietary Runco Digital Cinema Media Server (DCMS).
The Runco DCMS is compliant with DCI specifications enabling the playback of locked content, including Texas Instruments (TI) CineLink 2 encryption, MXF and JPEG2000 Interop specifications.
The Runco DCMS will support both DCinema and ECinema content formats in 2k and 1080p resolutions. Its web-based user interface shows status and can allow for transport control, scheduling, content ingest, key management, media management, as well as setup and maintenance.
Runco DCMS also enables playback of multiple 3D systems, including an optional Dolby 3D upgrade.
Runco's Digital Cinema Concierge is a total video solution custom configured to the needs of the most discriminating client for their private screening room.
Each system is set up at the factory and tested in a replicate environment to the eventual home and then shipped to the site where Runco will also provide on-site installation and calibration services as well as two years' worth of on-site service and repair as part of its PremierCare program.