A comparison of turnkey and standalone digital cinema projection setups

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "A comparison of turnkey and standalone digital cinema projection setups"

Transcription

1 Barco A comparison of turnkey and standalone digital cinema projection setups Author Tom Bert Product Marketing Manager Barco Page 1 of 7

2 INTRODUCTION Since the introduction of digital projection in the cinema industry, the mix of equipment in the projection booth has evolved a lot. The sound setup was the first to digitize, long before we started talking about digital cinema. Then followed the playout server and the projector, and the theater management system soon after that. That first wave of expansion is now being followed by a wave of integration. The most visible example of such integration is the Integrated Media Block (IMB), which integrates the playout server with the projector. We expect this integration with other systems to only grow in the future. With the digital conversion reaching its completion, we see many integrated turnkey packages being offered on the market. A compact affordable projector as part of a turnkey system is especially attractive to smaller independent theaters. This whitepaper looks at the current (Q4 2012) status of integration opportunities: what building blocks exist; how compatible are they; what the benefits are; and so on. The goal is to help exhibitors make the best choice: what setup is best for me; what are the consequences of choosing one or the other TURNKEY SYSTEM vs. STANDALONE In the following paragraphs, we use some technical terminology to explain the details of the various setups. This comparison between turnkey and standalone systems is like choosing between an all-in holiday and an à la carte trip in which you choose your own hotel room, pay for each meal separately, etc. Neither option is necessarily better: each individual will have his or her own preference. Furthermore, there is no guarantee that one will provide a better time than the other you understand what we re getting at. The scope of integration at this moment contains 3 building blocks: Screen management system (SMS): this is the perscreen processing hub that makes sure that the right content is played at the right time. It also usually contains the user interface for the per-screen interaction with the content: play, stop, pause, The SMS can be complemented with the per-theater management system (TMS), but this is not a must. Media server: this is the actual playout device that transforms the stored content (DCP) into a stream of frames transmitted into the projector. It can be physically part of the SMS, or it can be integrated into the projector (IMB). We ll go more deeply into the differences between the two setups later. Digital cinema projector: the DC projector translates the bits and bytes from the media server into light onto the screen. In its most basic configuration, it has no Page 2 of 7

3 source of content inside. The integration that is currently happening is projector-centric and focuses on adding functionality to the projector, so that ultimately all you need is a power connection and you re ready to go. In a most recent integration step, SMS and IMB have been merged into a so-called Integrated Media Server (IMS): both content storage and playback are now on the same component, built into the projector. The two alternative configurations available use all these building blocks, but in a different setup: Integrated turnkey system: the theater owner buys all components from a single supplier. The configuration and installation are already partially done by the manufacturer in the factory. This can range from a simple build-in and some basic pre-configuration to a 100% preparation that is truly plug-and-play. The information exchange between the different components is totally transparent: all in-depth parameters are accessible to other system components. Not only service, but escalation as well, are managed by a single support team. Standalone setup: the theater owner buys the components from multiple vendors. The equipment is shipped from different sources, and configurations are made at installation in the field. The interfaces are standardized, the units are compatible, and the parameter exchange is limited to standard operational and service-related data. For security and commercial reasons, manufacturers don t give third parties 100% access to their equipment. The theater owner can mix and match different brands to meet his specific requirements for each component: e.g. projector with lowest TCO; SMS with most advanced user interface; IMB with most advanced connector type; etc. Field service is typically done by a single partner; escalation branches off to the different suppliers. As in our holiday-comparison above, there is no single best solution. Depending on your personal preference and the dynamics of the market you re active in, both setups have their advantages. From a theater owner s viewpoint, these are some of the potential benefits of having an integrated turnkey system: Reduced installation time: since the manufacturer can do some of the configuration, on-site activities are reduced. Reduced service time: faster troubleshooting and root-cause analysis (no finger-pointing among suppliers). Page 3 of 7

4 Investment cost benefit: suppliers are likely to offer a package price that is lower than the sum of the component prices. Increased usability: one user interface to interact with all components of the system makes it faster to switch between tasks. This also reduces training time. Guaranteed software and hardware compatibility: the system is 100% compatible from the start, and components are upgraded in sync. Potential benefits of having a standalone setup: Best of both worlds: possible to choose highest priority parameters (TCO, ease-of-use, ) separately for each component. Tune investment cost to screen mix: possible to adapt the product mix to your screen mix (e.g. IMB only on 4K screens, ). Flexible rollout and upgrade of installed base: possible to add certain features or components in a later stage (e.g., if you change location); possible to switch only certain components and keep others; It is important to note that these are potential benefits : much depends on how the manufacturers implement the product (turnkey or standalone) and on how the theater owner deploys and uses it. For example, regarding potentially reduced service time: this benefit is realized only when the system is designed to be reliable, easy-to-service, stable, etc. A well-designed, highly reliable projector used in a standalone setup will still be easier and quicker to service than a turnkey system that is unreliable and difficult to service. It is also important to understand that a turnkey system does not exclude the possibility of adding external components (automation, NOC, TMS, ) that are not integrated. A welldeveloped setup is complete but still based on an open platform which guarantees full compatibility. It is also important to know that the above list of key parameters is not exhaustive. There are many more parameters to consider when investing in digital cinema equipment (see our other white paper [1]). Consider the cost aspect, for example: it is important to calculate the total cost of ownership (TCO) for the full lifetime of the complete installation. It might be tempting to buy a turnkey system that costs 1000 less than a comparable standalone setup; but you ll be less enthusiastic when you discover that the turnkey system will cost you 5000 more for bulbs every year. Next to the differentiating features, there are some common features that are important for any system, turnkey or standalone. Here are some of the features that are most relevant to evolving to greater integration (for a more complete list, see our other white paper [1]): Page 4 of 7

5 DCI compliance: this might seem to be a no-brainer that your equipment should be DCI compliant to provide the image quality and content handling that digital cinema requires. However, as new products and combinations are being developed, the list of DCI compliant equipment is constantly changing. Be sure to verify that the system you are considering is compliant [2]. Completeness: do you have everything you need to run your cinema? Are the different building blocks compatible and able to do the job? Some suppliers offer what looks like a turnkey package, but in practice one or more components are missing. In that case, you re on your own to find, install and service those components. For example, peripheral components such as storage might seem less important, but they can literally be show-stoppers when not matched to the rest of your setup. Support for different formats: digital cinema content does not exist in a single shape and form. With regard to resolution, there are 2K and 4K (more info here [3]); in addition, extensions to the historic 24fps frame rate standard are being developed and deployed. Take these alternatives into account when selecting your equipment. You might not need all of them (e.g. 4K on a small screen). Or worse, you might buy a system or component that doesn t support the feature you need (e.g. high frame rate 3D is only possible with IMB). Service and after-sales support: the differences in (escalated) service between a turnkey system (single point-of-contact) and a standalone setup (branched escalation) are described above. Make sure that your supplier is also a good partner in these service-related aspects. Does the supplier have the local representation, partners and expertise to support you (now and in the future)? Conclusion: turnkey system or standalone setup it all boils down to how the manufacturer(s) implement the different core components. Of course, much also depends on the theater owner s profile and the market/region where he is active. We ll discuss this in the following section. MATCH BETWEEN USER PROFILE AND TECHNOLOGY In the previous section, we gave some guidance on which features and benefits to consider. In this section, we ll give some general guidance on the match with different exhibitor profiles. However, this is general guidance: your priorities might differ from those of the average theater owner. A typical user profile that matches with a turnkey system has the following properties: Page 5 of 7

6 Looking for ease-of-mind when installing and running the projection setup: either because of a lack of bandwidth or in-depth technical expertise, some exhibitors want to play it safe and choose a plug-andplay setup. Need to quickly convert from analog to digital (and therefore looking for fastest installation time): installation and deployment can be done more quickly when using integrated setups. Smaller company size, more dependent on external maintenance services: a single-source service and escalation for the complete projection booth can simplify service and maintenance management. As mentioned above, this also depends on the match between the supplier and your profile or market. If the supplier of your turnkey system is not active in your market and/or does not speak your language, then your efforts to select the setup that best matches your profile are wasted. Note that a standalone setup can also bring these advantages. When the various components are purchased from a one-stopshop supplier, they don t have to be physically and technically integrated per se to still provide (some of) these advantages. A typical user profile that matches with a standalone setup has the following properties: Developed background in digital cinema to select the preferred mix: when you have studied the different brands and have had hands-on experience with the different designs, you know how to combine components. Larger chain with different screens and cinemas: makes it possible to make maximum use of local and regional spread, diversification across technologies, etc. Experienced in-house staff: well-trained staff with technical backgrounds who are able to install, operate and service the different components and their configuration. Once again, the profile of the service partner is very important. An experienced local partner can be so adept at integration that all the complexities of a standalone setup disappear. When selecting your system, also determine: what steps the partner will handle; what steps you will handle; what his response time is, and so on WHAT THE FUTURE BRINGS One of the promises of cinema digitization is more efficient and fluid theater operation and management. The integration we Page 6 of 7

7 describe in this white paper helps realize this promise, but it is limited to the projection booth. We expect this integration to expand throughout the entire theater. Here are two examples that can apply to every theater: Integration between projection booth and POS: one minute before the movie ends, the projection booth setup sends an automatic trigger to the staff scheduling system for someone to open the exit doors. Integration between projection booth and lobby: all the advertisement content that is received for preshow is automatically shown on lobby screens as well expanding audience coverage and advertising revenue. These basic examples are ready to be deployed today, and Barco has the abilities to do so. More creative examples are limited only by your imagination. REFERENCES [1] What to look for when buying a digital cinema projector? 10 golden rules to remember. Downloadable at [2] [3] 4K resolution: more than meets the eye. Downloadable at Page 7 of 7

White Paper. 4K resolution: more than meets the eye. Dr. Ir. Tom Bert. Theodore Marescaux PhD. Product Marketing Manager. Barco. tom.bert@barco.

White Paper. 4K resolution: more than meets the eye. Dr. Ir. Tom Bert. Theodore Marescaux PhD. Product Marketing Manager. Barco. tom.bert@barco. White Paper 4K resolution: more than meets the eye Dr. Ir. Tom Bert Product Marketing Manager Barco tom.bert@barco.com Theodore Marescaux PhD Product Manager Digital Cinema Barco theodore.marescaux@barco.com

More information

Getting ready for high frame rates in Digital Cinema

Getting ready for high frame rates in Digital Cinema Barco Getting ready for high frame rates in Digital Cinema Author Tom Bert Product Marketing Manager Barco Page 1 of 7 INTRODUCTION The digitization of cinema projection started around the year 2000. Since

More information

CineCare services. Ensuring cinema without worries

CineCare services. Ensuring cinema without worries CineCare services Ensuring cinema without worries Ensuring cinema without worries In all facets of our conversion from 35 mm to digital 2D and 3D projection, Barco has worked alongside us as a trusted

More information

Remote service in Digital Cinema

Remote service in Digital Cinema Barco Remote service in Digital Cinema Author Tom Bert Product Marketing Manager Barco Vincent Detourbe Product Manager Barco Page 1 of 15 INTRODUCTION Remote service is a term that covers many contexts.

More information

Information Technology Services

Information Technology Services Information Technology Services 2011 Services Guide 77 Accord Park Drive, Suite A10 Norwell, MA 02061 (781) 871-3662 A proactive, preventative approach to IT management. System downtime, viruses, spyware,

More information

A pragmatic look at higher frame rates in Digital Cinema

A pragmatic look at higher frame rates in Digital Cinema Barco A pragmatic look at higher frame rates in Digital Cinema Author Tom Bert Product Marketing Manager Barco Page 1 of 8 INTRODUCTION The digitization of cinema projection started around the year 2000.

More information

Where-to-Web-to-Print? Hosted versus On-Site

Where-to-Web-to-Print? Hosted versus On-Site Where-to-Web-to-Print? Hosted versus On-Site Overview Where-to-Web-to-Print? Web-to-Print has crossed the chasm. This concept was introduced by Geoffrey A. Moore in his book Crossing The Chasm. Moore

More information

FTP-Stream Data Sheet

FTP-Stream Data Sheet FTP-Stream Data Sheet Problem FTP-Stream solves four demanding business challenges: Global distribution of files any size. File transfer to / from China which is notoriously challenging. Document control

More information

Whitepaper Accelerating Your Success with Avnet and HP

Whitepaper Accelerating Your Success with Avnet and HP Accelerating Your Success Whitepaper Accelerating Your Success with Avnet and HP Build your competitive advantage with stable, long-life platforms, global support, and direct engineering access Accelerating

More information

Cloud, Appliance, or Software? How to Decide Which Backup Solution Is Best for Your Small or Midsize Organization.

Cloud, Appliance, or Software? How to Decide Which Backup Solution Is Best for Your Small or Midsize Organization. WHITE PAPER: CLOUD, APPLIANCE, OR SOFTWARE?........................................ Cloud, Appliance, or Software? How to Decide Which Backup Solution Is Best for Your Small or Midsize Who should read

More information

Comparing Fax Servers to Hosted Fax Solutions

Comparing Fax Servers to Hosted Fax Solutions faxing simplified. anytime. anywhere. Comparing Fax Servers to Hosted Fax Solutions www.myfax.com Comparing Fax Servers to Hosted Fax Solutions Abstract Today faxing continues to be a dominant communications

More information

A new way to do data centers.

A new way to do data centers. A new way to do data centers. Get your business up to digital speed. Keep pace with prefabricated data center solutions. Your business is ready for a new data center or an upgrade. But is your data center

More information

i-poi TM Intelligent Point Of Interface The smart, streamlined base station interface solution for distributed antenna systems.

i-poi TM Intelligent Point Of Interface The smart, streamlined base station interface solution for distributed antenna systems. i-poi TM Intelligent Point Of Interface The smart, streamlined base station interface solution for distributed antenna systems. Compact. Powerful. Revolutionary. Take control over BTS conditioning and

More information

Cloud-Based, Distributed WiFi Management. Effortless and Affordable

Cloud-Based, Distributed WiFi Management. Effortless and Affordable Cloud-Based, Distributed WiFi Management. Effortless and Affordable WHITE PAPER Table of Contents MOBILITY MEANS BUSINESS... 3 CLOUD SOLUTIONS ARE COST-EFFECTIVE... 4 THE WIFI MANAGEMENT CHALLENGE... 4

More information

Deploying VSaaS and Hosted Solutions Using CompleteView

Deploying VSaaS and Hosted Solutions Using CompleteView SALIENT SYSTEMS WHITE PAPER Deploying VSaaS and Hosted Solutions Using CompleteView Understanding the benefits of CompleteView for hosted solutions and successful deployment architecture Salient Systems

More information

WHITE PAPER. Moving from Magento Community Edition to Magento Enterprise Edition

WHITE PAPER. Moving from Magento Community Edition to Magento Enterprise Edition WHITE PAPER Moving from Magento Community Edition to Magento Enterprise Edition INTRODUCTION Magento is a feature-rich ecommerce platform offering merchants a flexible and hands-on approach to their online

More information

The Benefits of Cloud Computing

The Benefits of Cloud Computing The Benefits of Cloud Computing Wise. Clever. Smart. sabioit.com 305 499 9088 It s only a matter of time before all businesses get on board with cloud computing. In 2014 alone, small businesses spent nearly

More information

Managed Service Plans

Managed Service Plans Managed Service Plans www.linkedtech.com 989.837.3060 989.832.2802 fax Managed Information Technology Services System downtime, viruses, spy ware, losses of productivity Are the computer systems you rely

More information

Streamit s audio streaming solutions for dummies

Streamit s audio streaming solutions for dummies Streamit s audio streaming solutions for dummies A professional user s perspective. By Wim van Dijk ========================================== If you are used to traditional ways of listening to (or distributing)

More information

ScienceLogic vs. Open Source IT Monitoring

ScienceLogic vs. Open Source IT Monitoring ScienceLogic vs. Open Source IT Monitoring Next Generation Monitoring or Open Source Software? The table below compares ScienceLogic with currently available open source network management solutions across

More information

Performance with a single touch

Performance with a single touch Need stock and employees control? Need fast check-out time and loyal customers? Need a powerful POS without implementation headaches? Your search is over! Performance with a single touch Whether you open

More information

All can damage or destroy your company s computers along with the data and applications you rely on to run your business.

All can damage or destroy your company s computers along with the data and applications you rely on to run your business. All can damage or destroy your company s computers along with the data and applications you rely on to run your business. Losing your computers doesn t have to disrupt your business if you take advantage

More information

STORNEXT PRO SOLUTIONS. StorNext Pro Solutions

STORNEXT PRO SOLUTIONS. StorNext Pro Solutions STORNEXT PRO SOLUTIONS StorNext Pro Solutions StorNext PRO SOLUTIONS StorNext Pro Solutions offer Post-Production and Broadcast Professionals the fastest, easiest, and most complete high-performance shared

More information

Developing a Backup Strategy for Hybrid Physical and Virtual Infrastructures

Developing a Backup Strategy for Hybrid Physical and Virtual Infrastructures Virtualization Backup and Recovery Solutions for the SMB Market The Essentials Series Developing a Backup Strategy for Hybrid Physical and Virtual Infrastructures sponsored by Introduction to Realtime

More information

Technology meets Marketing meets Business Processes

Technology meets Marketing meets Business Processes SERVICE OVERVIEW Technology meets Marketing meets Business Processes Whether you are responsible for sales, marketing, IT, an entire country division, or the whole company, you want to be successful and

More information

Saas vs. Traditional ERP: Which is Right for You?

Saas vs. Traditional ERP: Which is Right for You? Saas vs. Traditional ERP: Which is Right for You? Eric Kimberling President and Chairman Panorama Consulting Solutions www.panorama-consulting.com Phone: 720-515-1ERP Twitter: @erickimberling 1 Agenda

More information

The Next Generation of Corporate Communications

The Next Generation of Corporate Communications The Next Generation of Corporate Communications Videoconferencing White Paper Webcast-enabled videoconferencing systems deliver new, more cost effective one-to-many events Corporate Communications Will

More information

Agilysys rguest Analyze Solution

Agilysys rguest Analyze Solution Agilysys rguest Analyze Solution Improve Performance and Customer Service TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction...3 What Will Be The Role 0f Analytics for Hospitality Businesses?...4 What s Involved in an Analytics

More information

DRIVING BUSINESS VALUE WITH VBLOCK INFRASTRUCTURE PLATFORMS

DRIVING BUSINESS VALUE WITH VBLOCK INFRASTRUCTURE PLATFORMS DRIVING BUSINESS VALUE WITH VBLOCK INFRASTRUCTURE PLATFORMS Private clouds, built on pervasive virtual infrastructures, are increasingly appealing to organizations looking to deliver IT resources to end

More information

WHAT IS LIFEGUARD? AAM s Integrated Software Solution

WHAT IS LIFEGUARD? AAM s Integrated Software Solution TM AAM s Lifeguard monitors all hardware assets across a cinema circuit from one central point to provide a turnkey Network Operations Centre (NOC) solution. Lifeguard gives you: Continuous performance,

More information

- Product Information- Sony Theatre Management S System Lite and Hardware (Software Product Code: STM-100L)

- Product Information- Sony Theatre Management S System Lite and Hardware (Software Product Code: STM-100L) - Product Information- Sony Theatre Management System Lite and Hardware (Softwaree Product Code: STM-100L) Table of Contents 1. Introduction... 3 2. Differences between TMS and TMS Lite... 4 3. Features

More information

The Next Significant Breakthroughs in Software as a Service

The Next Significant Breakthroughs in Software as a Service The Next Significant Breakthroughs in Software as a Service Julien Chaumond Writing a paper on the next breakthroughs in Software as a Service demands some serious creative thinking, because of both the

More information

The business case for managed next generation firewalls. Six reasons why IT decision makers should sit up and take notice

The business case for managed next generation firewalls. Six reasons why IT decision makers should sit up and take notice The business case for managed next generation firewalls Six reasons why IT decision makers should sit up and take notice THREATWATCH Cyber threats cost the UK economy 27 billion pounds a year 92 percent

More information

CRM Compared. CSI s Guide to Comparing On-Premise and On-Demand. Tim Agersea Managing Director, Customer Systems Scottsdale, AZ

CRM Compared. CSI s Guide to Comparing On-Premise and On-Demand. Tim Agersea Managing Director, Customer Systems Scottsdale, AZ CSI s Guide to Comparing On-Premise Tim Agersea Managing Director, Customer Systems Scottsdale, AZ Copyright 2008 Customer Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Terms & Conditions Printed in the United States

More information

Transportation Management Systems Solutions:

Transportation Management Systems Solutions: Transportation Management Systems Solutions: The Workhorse of Logistics 866.672.2862 m33integrated.com 511 Rhett Street, Suite 3 Greenville, South Carolina 29601 Few advances in commercial transportation

More information

Benefits of Standardizing the Video Security System

Benefits of Standardizing the Video Security System SALIENT SYSTEMS WHITE PAPER Benefits of Standardizing the Video Security System Salient Systems Corp. 10801 N. MoPac Exp. Building 3, Suite 700 Austin, TX 78759 Phone: (512) 617-4800 For a variety of reasons

More information

Easier - Faster - Better

Easier - Faster - Better Highest reliability, availability and serviceability ClusterStor gets you productive fast with robust professional service offerings available as part of solution delivery, including quality controlled

More information

Optical efficiency in Digital Cinema projectors

Optical efficiency in Digital Cinema projectors Barco Optical efficiency in Digital Cinema projectors How to maximize the amount of light your projector shines onto the screen Author Tom Bert Product Marketing Manager Barco Page 1 of 7 INTRODUCTION

More information

HMS Industrial Networks

HMS Industrial Networks HMS Industrial Networks The guide to connecting automation devices to industrial networks Whitepaper Five ways to connect devices to fieldbus and industrial networks. HMS Industrial Networks AB Stationsgatan

More information

Technology s evolving role in hotel parking

Technology s evolving role in hotel parking Technology s evolving role in hotel parking Hotel parking has never been perceived as a high-technology leader. In simpler times it didn t need to be. There are spaces available for guests, passes to hand

More information

The Power of BMC Remedy, the Simplicity of SaaS WHITE PAPER

The Power of BMC Remedy, the Simplicity of SaaS WHITE PAPER The Power of BMC Remedy, the Simplicity of SaaS WHITE PAPER TABLE OF CONTENTS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY............................................... 1 BUSINESS CHALLENGE: MANAGING CHANGE.................................

More information

AAM s Screenwriter is the most powerful, flexible and widely deployed cinema Theatre Management System. Screenwriter gives you:

AAM s Screenwriter is the most powerful, flexible and widely deployed cinema Theatre Management System. Screenwriter gives you: TM AAM s Screenwriter is the most powerful, flexible and widely deployed cinema Theatre Management System. Screenwriter gives you: Control of all screens from a single easy-to-use interface Automation

More information

Synchronization Best Practices

Synchronization Best Practices CWR Mobility Customer Support Program Page 1 of 10 Version [Status] May 2012 Synchronization Best Practices Configuring CWR Mobile CRM for Success Whitepaper Copyright 2009-2011 CWR Mobility B.V. Synchronization

More information

Wireless Device Management: Controlling The Wireless Enterprise And Reducing Total Cost of Ownership

Wireless Device Management: Controlling The Wireless Enterprise And Reducing Total Cost of Ownership Wireless Device Management: Controlling The Wireless Enterprise And Reducing Total Cost of Ownership Today s Wireless Environment The technology platform of today s enterprise has a rapidly growing component:

More information

Minder. simplifying IT. All-in-one solution to monitor Network, Server, Application & Log Data

Minder. simplifying IT. All-in-one solution to monitor Network, Server, Application & Log Data Minder simplifying IT All-in-one solution to monitor Network, Server, Application & Log Data Simplify the Complexity of Managing Your IT Environment... To help you ensure the availability and performance

More information

THE HYPER-CONVERGENCE EFFECT: DO VIRTUALIZATION MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENTS CHANGE? by Eric Siebert, Author and vexpert

THE HYPER-CONVERGENCE EFFECT: DO VIRTUALIZATION MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENTS CHANGE? by Eric Siebert, Author and vexpert THE HYPER-CONVERGENCE EFFECT: DO VIRTUALIZATION MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENTS CHANGE? by Eric Siebert, Author and vexpert THE HYPER-CONVERGENCE EFFECT: DO VIRTUALIZATION MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENTS CHANGE? There

More information

Barco Partner Program. Partner Program. Service Program Guide

Barco Partner Program. Partner Program. Service Program Guide Barco Partner Program Partner Program Service Program Guide Barco Connect! Service Program Our customers expect a superior product experience. To achieve this, a highquality product alone is no longer

More information

Connecting with Digital Photographers Labtricity Overview

Connecting with Digital Photographers Labtricity Overview Connecting with Digital Photographers Labtricity Overview Patent Pending 9780 Mt. Pyramid Ct. Suite 120 Englewood, CO 80112 (303) 790-1004 Overview Labtricity is a patent pending, digital connectivity

More information

SIP Trunking. The line is virtual. The benefits are real. Savings, scalability, and service for any business

SIP Trunking. The line is virtual. The benefits are real. Savings, scalability, and service for any business SIP Trunking The line is virtual. The benefits are real. Savings, scalability, and service for any business What is SIP trunking? In the days before the internet, a trunk was the name for a dedicated line

More information

Replication and Recovery Management Solutions

Replication and Recovery Management Solutions The Essentials Series: Virtualization and Disaster Recovery Replication and Recovery Management Solutions sponsored by by J. Peter Bruzzese Re plication and Recovery Management Solutions... 1 Pricing Models

More information

White Paper. What to look for when buying a digital cinema projector? 10 Golden Rules to remember. Dr. Ir. Tom Bert. Wim Buyens

White Paper. What to look for when buying a digital cinema projector? 10 Golden Rules to remember. Dr. Ir. Tom Bert. Wim Buyens White Paper What to look for when buying a digital cinema projector? 10 Golden Rules to remember Dr. Ir. Tom Bert Product Marketing Manager Barco tom.bert@barco.com Wim Buyens Vice President Digital Cinema

More information

BLACK BOX. Considering digital signage? Choosing the right digital signage system. Seven questions you need to ask.

BLACK BOX. Considering digital signage? Choosing the right digital signage system. Seven questions you need to ask. Considering digital signage? BLACK BOX Seven questions you need to ask. 724-746-5500 blackbox.com 724-746-5500 blackbox.com Table of Contents Introduction... 3 Getting Started with These Five Steps...

More information

RAID Storage System of Standalone NVR

RAID Storage System of Standalone NVR ACTi Knowledge Base Category: Installation & Configuration Note Sub-category: Hardware; Recording & Storage Model: XNR-4200, GNR-2000 Firmware: Software: Author: Ando.Meritee Published: 2011/05/04 Reviewed:

More information

Get their best. Are you talking to me?

Get their best. Are you talking to me? Get their best. Are you talking to me? Get their best. WE CONNECT YOUR MACHINES Talk2M is a Web service designed to address the growing need for broadband and wireless access for remote maintenance, diagnostics

More information

IP PBX Buyer s Guide. Learn what an IP PBX system can do for you and understand what issues you should consider during your decision-making process.

IP PBX Buyer s Guide. Learn what an IP PBX system can do for you and understand what issues you should consider during your decision-making process. Learn what an IP PBX system can do for you and understand what issues you should consider during your decision-making process. IP PBX Buyer s Guide Copyright 2007, Tippit, Inc., All Rights Reserved Contents

More information

RESEARCH NOTE NETSUITE S IMPACT ON MANUFACTURING COMPANY PERFORMANCE

RESEARCH NOTE NETSUITE S IMPACT ON MANUFACTURING COMPANY PERFORMANCE Document K59 RESEARCH NOTE NETSUITE S IMPACT ON MANUFACTURING COMPANY PERFORMANCE THE BOTTOM LINE When Nucleus analysts investigated the use of NetSuite by manufacturers, they found these companies were

More information

Service and Support Portfolio. Best-in-class services and support. for a smooth-running business and increased productivity

Service and Support Portfolio. Best-in-class services and support. for a smooth-running business and increased productivity Service and Support Portfolio Best-in-class services and support for a smooth-running business and increased productivity Service portfolio Superior support and services your ingredients for highest productivity

More information

Sage ERP I White Paper. ERP and the Cloud: What You Need to Know

Sage ERP I White Paper. ERP and the Cloud: What You Need to Know I White Paper ERP and the Cloud: What You Need to Know Table of Contents Executive Summary... 3 Increased Interest in Cloud-Based ERP and SaaS Implementations... 3 What is Cloud/SaaS ERP?... 3 Why Interest

More information

KIOSK VS. TABLET. Maximizing your investment

KIOSK VS. TABLET. Maximizing your investment KIOSK VS. TABLET Maximizing your investment BACKGROUND When the first interactive, self-service kiosk was developed in 1977, no one imagined that it would spawn a new way of doing business. Today s consumers

More information

STORNEXT PRO SOLUTIONS. StorNext Pro Solutions

STORNEXT PRO SOLUTIONS. StorNext Pro Solutions STORNEXT PRO SOLUTIONS StorNext Pro Solutions StorNext PRO SOLUTIONS StorNext Pro Solutions offer post-production and broadcast professionals the fastest, easiest, and most complete high-performance shared

More information

WHO ARE WE AND WHAT WE DO?

WHO ARE WE AND WHAT WE DO? 1 WHO ARE WE AND WHAT WE DO? itgroup was founded in 2010 through integration of company Net Service s 2003, modern IT management platforms and new business concept. We passed a long way and become leading

More information

Using HART with asset management systems

Using HART with asset management systems Using HART with asset management systems Since it s the most broadly deployed smart device platform, is HART the right choice for your plant? Here are some considerations for end users. John Yingst, Sr.

More information

VOXOX 5BENEFITS OF A. HOSTED VoIP SOLUTION FOR MULTI-OFFICE BUSINESSES. a VOXOX ebook. Communications to the Cloud:

VOXOX 5BENEFITS OF A. HOSTED VoIP SOLUTION FOR MULTI-OFFICE BUSINESSES. a VOXOX ebook. Communications to the Cloud: VOXOX 5BENEFITS OF A HOSTED VoIP SOLUTION FOR MULTI-OFFICE BUSINESSES a VOXOX ebook 0Taking 2013 VOXOX, Inc. Communications to the Cloud: CONTENTS 2 INTRODUCTION 3 TOP CHALLENGES 7 FINDING A SOLUTION 12

More information

What Can Software as a Service Do for Your Business?

What Can Software as a Service Do for Your Business? I D C E X E C U T I V E B R I E F What Can Software as a Service Do for Your Business? November 2010 Global Headquarters: 5 Speen Street Framingham, MA 01701 USA P.508.872.8200 F.508.935.4015 www.idc.com

More information

Research Report Charging and Billing for the Digital Economy

Research Report Charging and Billing for the Digital Economy Research Report Charging and Billing for the Digital Economy Copyright Openet Telecom, 2013 Index Introduction 3 1. The Future for Traditional Billing and Charging 4 2. Innovating and Accelerating Time

More information

Contact Center Technology Monitoring

Contact Center Technology Monitoring tech line / oct 2012 Contact Center Technology Monitoring Monitoring allows companies to detect outages and issues for quick resolution, and enables effective planning for prevention and optimization going

More information

BRIDGE A NEW APPROACH TO INSURANCE POLICY ADMINISTRATION SYSTEMS

BRIDGE A NEW APPROACH TO INSURANCE POLICY ADMINISTRATION SYSTEMS BRIDGE A NEW APPROACH TO INSURANCE POLICY ADMINISTRATION SYSTEMS Founded in 1996, Oceanwide has been at the forefront of delivering SaaS insurance software for 17 years. Bridge, the latest offering from

More information

http://ubiqmobile.com

http://ubiqmobile.com Mobile Development Made Easy! http://ubiqmobile.com Ubiq Mobile Serves Businesses, Developers and Wireless Service Providers Businesses Be among the first to enter the mobile market! - Low development

More information

Making Open Source BI Viable for the Enterprise. An Alternative Approach for Better Business Decision-Making. White Paper

Making Open Source BI Viable for the Enterprise. An Alternative Approach for Better Business Decision-Making. White Paper Making Open Source BI Viable for the Enterprise An Alternative Approach for Better Business Decision-Making White Paper Aligning Business and IT To Improve Performance Ventana Research 6150 Stoneridge

More information

The Ultimate in Scale-Out Storage for HPC and Big Data

The Ultimate in Scale-Out Storage for HPC and Big Data Node Inventory Health and Active Filesystem Throughput Monitoring Asset Utilization and Capacity Statistics Manager brings to life powerful, intuitive, context-aware real-time monitoring and proactive

More information

Customers and Shareholders Benefit as Global Manufacturer Deploys Management Solution

Customers and Shareholders Benefit as Global Manufacturer Deploys Management Solution Microsoft Dynamics Customer Case Study Customers and Shareholders Benefit as Global Manufacturer Deploys Management Overview Country: United Kingdom Industry: Manufacturing Customer Profile Sevcon is at

More information

Streamline EDI Using A Managed Service

Streamline EDI Using A Managed Service Streamline EDI Using A Managed Service Simplifying Electronic Data Interchange Research Perspective Sponsored by Aligning Business and IT To Improve Performance Ventana Research 2603 Camino Ramon, Suite

More information

Evaluation Framework: To Build or to Buy CRM Software?

Evaluation Framework: To Build or to Buy CRM Software? White paper Evaluation Framework: To Build or to Buy CRM Software? Abstract Creating new customers and managing loyalty of existing customers has become a key challenge for businesses in today s hyper-competitive

More information

Sales success through optimised processes from branch to head office. Retail Software Solutions

Sales success through optimised processes from branch to head office. Retail Software Solutions Sales success through optimised processes from branch to head office Retail Software Solutions Introduction Finely fitted targeted expertise from the global partner for retail success MICROS-Retail, the

More information

END TO END DATA CENTRE SOLUTIONS COMPANY PROFILE

END TO END DATA CENTRE SOLUTIONS COMPANY PROFILE END TO END DATA CENTRE SOLUTIONS COMPANY PROFILE About M 2 TD M2 TD is a wholly black Owned IT Consulting Business. M 2 TD is a provider of data center consulting and managed services. In a rapidly changing

More information

AN ENVOY WHITE PAPER TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP A SAAS B2B WHOLESALE ECOMMERCE PLATFORM

AN ENVOY WHITE PAPER TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP A SAAS B2B WHOLESALE ECOMMERCE PLATFORM AN ENVOY WHITE PAPER TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP A SAAS B2B WHOLESALE ECOMMERCE PLATFORM 02 Executive Summary There has been a great deal written about determining the total cost of ownership (TCO) of implementing

More information

Minimize the Costs of Server Ownership and Gain Peace of Mind

Minimize the Costs of Server Ownership and Gain Peace of Mind Minimize the Costs of Server Ownership and Gain Peace of Mind World-class Service and Support From Lenovo June 2015 In organizations, servers have become essential productivity tools. In highly efficient

More information

Making the Transition from VAR to MSP. Four essential requirements for building and running a successful managed services business

Making the Transition from VAR to MSP. Four essential requirements for building and running a successful managed services business Making the Transition from VAR to MSP Four essential requirements for building and running a successful managed services business It s hard to be A VAR. If you re a value-added reseller (VAR), you know

More information

White Paper. The Ten Features Your Web Application Monitoring Software Must Have. Executive Summary

White Paper. The Ten Features Your Web Application Monitoring Software Must Have. Executive Summary White Paper The Ten Features Your Web Application Monitoring Software Must Have Executive Summary It s hard to find an important business application that doesn t have a web-based version available and

More information

An Epicor White Paper. SaaS ERP for Small Distributors

An Epicor White Paper. SaaS ERP for Small Distributors An Epicor White Paper SaaS ERP for Small Distributors Table of Contents Executive Summary...1 Small Businesses And SaaS...1 Benefits of SaaS...2 Low initial and predictable on-going costs...2 Faster implementations

More information

ITSM Software: Is SaaS the Model for You?

ITSM Software: Is SaaS the Model for You? ITSM Software: Is SaaS the Model for You? By Kai Holthaus, ITIL v3 Expert and Director for Third Sky, Inc. Software as a Service (SaaS) has gotten a lot of attention recently. Many companies and IT organizations

More information

ICMP HDD. Installation manual

ICMP HDD. Installation manual ICMP HDD Installation manual R5905769/02 17/04/2015 Barco nv Noordlaan 5, B-8520 Kuurne Phone: +32 56.36.82.11 Fax: +32 56.36.883.86 Support: www.barco.com/en/support Visit us at the web: www.barco.com

More information

Digital Cinema for all Exhibitors and all Distributors NEW 2012 EDITION

Digital Cinema for all Exhibitors and all Distributors NEW 2012 EDITION www.ymagis.com Digital Cinema for all Exhibitors and all Distributors NEW 2012 EDITION Dedicated to Digital Cinema YMAGIS is the only European company exclusively dedicated to Digital Cinema. The company

More information

Soaring Workforce Management Costs

Soaring Workforce Management Costs White Paper Soaring Workforce Management Costs Our mission is to harness combined power of domain knowledge, expert technology, and firm commitment to deliver intelligent and intuitive Software as a Service

More information

8000 Intelligent Network Manager

8000 Intelligent Network Manager SOLUTION BRIEF 8000 Intelligent Network Manager Improve Profitability and Competitiveness with Operational Efficiency The Coriant 8000 Intelligent Network Manager is a powerful network and service management

More information

Buying Guide: On-Demand vs. On-Premise IVR Systems

Buying Guide: On-Demand vs. On-Premise IVR Systems White Paper Buying Guide: On-Demand vs. On-Premise IVR Systems Selecting a Deployment Platform for Voice-Based Services NOVEMBER 2008 1310 Villa Street Mountain View, CA 94041 T: 650.930.9000 clients@tellme.com

More information

What is the HP Business Helpdesk number to call for support? Call 1-877-219-5006 to get support or for questions about the program.

What is the HP Business Helpdesk number to call for support? Call 1-877-219-5006 to get support or for questions about the program. FAQ General information and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) What is the HP Business Helpdesk number to call for support? Call 1-877-219-5006 to get support or for questions about the program. What are

More information

WHITE PAPER: Egenera Cloud Suite

WHITE PAPER: Egenera Cloud Suite WHITE PAPER: Egenera Cloud Suite ... Introduction Driven by ever-increasing business demand, cloud computing has become part of many organizations IT strategy today. Driving this transition is the need

More information

AcroWiFi. Professional WiFi Connectivity Service. Detailed Service Catalog

AcroWiFi. Professional WiFi Connectivity Service. Detailed Service Catalog AcroWiFi. Professional WiFi Connectivity Service. Detailed Service Catalog Service Overview We live in an era of technology and connectivity. With the explosion of mobile devices such as laptops, smart

More information

Build at Your Own Risk: Why Managed Services for Multiscreen Video Make Sense

Build at Your Own Risk: Why Managed Services for Multiscreen Video Make Sense Build at Your Own Risk: Why Managed Services for Multiscreen Video Make Sense The trend of consumers watching TV and videos on their mobile devices is gaining momentum. Research firm IDC predicts that

More information

Flagship laser cinema projectors. Unprecedented image quality for a premium experience

Flagship laser cinema projectors. Unprecedented image quality for a premium experience Flagship laser cinema projectors Unprecedented image quality for a premium experience The pinnacle of cinema projection Barco s flagship laser projector portfolio is the pinnacle of cinema projection technology,

More information

Network Cost of Ownership:

Network Cost of Ownership: Network Cost of Ownership: Benefits of Vendor Standardization Manufacturing Case Studies August 2003 220 North Main Street, Suite 203 Natick, MA 01760 508.655.5400 www.sageresearch.com Case Studies To

More information

Seven Critical Steps to a Successful CRM Solution

Seven Critical Steps to a Successful CRM Solution Western Territory 515 South Figueroa Street, Suite 1050 Los Angeles, California 90071 19000 Mac Arthur Boulevard, 5 th floor Irvine, California 92612 888-SEI-SEI3 www.sei-it.com SEVEN CRITICAL STEPS TO

More information

Comparing Fax Servers to Outsourced Messaging Services. April 28, 2005

Comparing Fax Servers to Outsourced Messaging Services. April 28, 2005 Comparing Fax Servers to Outsourced Messaging Services April 28, 2005 Comparing Fax Servers to Outsourced Messaging Services Abstract Faxes are embedded into the workflow of many business processes: in

More information

Using Rocket Software s PASSPORT as an Alternative to Attachmate EXTRA!

Using Rocket Software s PASSPORT as an Alternative to Attachmate EXTRA! white paper Using Rocket Software s PASSPORT as an Alternative to Attachmate EXTRA! Rocket bluezone.rocketsoftware.com using passport as an alternative to attachmate extra introduction Regardless of your

More information

Quantifying ROI: Building the Business Case for IT and Software Asset Management

Quantifying ROI: Building the Business Case for IT and Software Asset Management Quantifying ROI: Building the Business Case for IT and Software Asset Management Benefits of IT and Software Asset Management In today s increasingly competitive business environment, companies are realizing

More information

SELECTING ECOMMERCE WEB HOSTING & SUPPORT

SELECTING ECOMMERCE WEB HOSTING & SUPPORT SELECTING ECOMMERCE WEB HOSTING & SUPPORT Stephen Chinn May 2015 LYONSCG White Paper: Selecting ecommerce Web Hosting & Support 1 When you design and build a new online store, it s easy to anticipate all

More information

Optimizing EDI for Microsoft Dynamics AX

Optimizing EDI for Microsoft Dynamics AX WHITE PAPER Optimizing EDI for Microsoft Dynamics AX Common challenges and solutions associated with managing EDI requirements, and how Accellos approach optimizes EDI performance for Dynamics AX users.

More information

November 2011. Whitepaper Series. ucloud Computing. Richard Lew

November 2011. Whitepaper Series. ucloud Computing. Richard Lew November 2011 Whitepaper Series u Richard Lew Introduction and In/on the Cloud are the latest in a long history of overused and commonly misunderstood terms to come out of the computer industry. There

More information

Cisco IP Communications Express: Cisco Unified Callmanager Express with Cisco Unity Express

Cisco IP Communications Express: Cisco Unified Callmanager Express with Cisco Unity Express Cisco IP Communications Express: Callmanager Express with Cisco Unity Express Cost-Effective IP Communications Solution for the Small Office Cisco Unified CallManager Express provides call processing for

More information