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Runco Launches DCI Concierge Service

Beaverton, Ore. –


launched its Digital Cinema Concierge service Tuesday for certified Runco

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.