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London and Bangkok—Jun 15, 2012

Arts Alliance Media Expands Services into South East Asia in Partnership with the Goldenduck Group

Arts Alliance Media (AAM) and Bangkok, Thailand based Goldenduck Group (GDG) have announced a strategic partnership whereby AAM will offer their Theatre Management System (TMS) and their VPF management, asset management, NOC monitoring and maintenance solutions through GDG's role as the leading cinema integrator and deployment company in the region. 

The deal will expand AAM's presence in cinemas throughout Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam with great potential in Myanmar as business rapidly expands in that country.
 
AAM’s digital cinema software presence already exceeds 12,000 screens worldwide with continued rapid expansion set to propel the number to 18,000 in the coming months. The GDG partnership is expected to add over 500 screens to this total.
 
The TMS, version 2.0, which will be launched this month, offers cinemas a powerful way to operate their digital screens. The software refresh encompasses one-click content and KDM management, intuitive playlist creation and scheduling, intelligent CPL selection, and automated pre-show management. Further features include comprehensive equipment monitoring and reporting, and an optional enhanced advertising module to insert ads based on playlist templates.
 
For screens which operate under a VPF (Virtual Print Fee) system, GDG will utilize AAM’s custom built software which manages reconciliation of distributor and exhibitor booking reports against playout data from secure logs, to provide accurate billing. It will also use AAM’s asset management software to track the location of all assets and automatically report deployment to distributors. The asset management software integrates seamlessly with the NOC (Network Operations Centre) software, which Goldenduck will also utilize to provide a NOC service to its clients. The Network Operations Centre software provides centralized equipment monitoring and issue resolution for cinemas – 24/7 monitoring of equipment that ensures early alerts to any problems, and a trouble ticketing system that ensures problems are resolved by a support team or local integrator.
 
For more than 20 years, the name of Goldenduck has been recognized as the leading cinema system integrator in Asia. GDG through its integrated companies handles complete cinema services from conception design through provision of traditional and digital equipment, operation and maintenance services, to ProAV and broadcast equipment and technical services, film digital mastering and content duplication. The Goldenduck Group operates in all 10 of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
 
Howard Kiedaisch, Chief Executive Officer of Arts Alliance Media said “We’re delighted to announce our first South East Asian pact to add to our worldwide portfolio of software customers, and are thrilled to be working with Goldenduck, Asia's leading cinema equipment integrator. AAM welcomes other integrators and exhibitors from across the globe to leverage our best in class technology for their own rollouts.”
 
Sittiporn Srisaguansakul, President of the Goldenduck Group added “We have been working in digital cinema in Asia since its inception and spent a lot of time and effort evaluating software from different providers:  Arts Alliance Media’s stood out as being comprehensive and flexible. We look forward to working with exhibitors in South East Asia to offer these proven solutions to simplify digital cinema.”
 
More information about AAM’s software offering can be found at www.artsalliancemedia.com.  TMS 2.0, featuring significant improvements and new features, will be officially launched at CineEurope from June 18th.
 

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About Arts Alliance Media: Arts Alliance Media (AAM) is the global leader in digital cinema software and services. It offers a wide range of software solutions to exhibitors which allow them to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and grow revenues, and improve the cinematic experience for their customers.  

Its software touches over 25,000 digital screens globally, while AAM’s network operations centre (NOC) supports several thousand screens. Clients include Cinépolis, Wanda, Hoyts and Odeon UCI.
 
AAM’s latest offering is Thunderstorm – a unique online marketplace for cinema where exhibitors can browse the latest technologies to enable them to increase revenues and improve customer interaction.
Arts Alliance Media Directory page Arts Alliance Media Web Site About Goldenduck Group: GOLDENDUCK GROUP  is well known as the leading cinema system integrator in Southeast Asia.  For more than 20 years, we have constantly introduced new cinema technology and improved and expanded our services to meet our regional clients’ growing demands. We’re proud to be part of our client’s success by continuously working to improve their cinema projection and sound systems in order for them to serve their customers better. We also do non-cinema related businesses (such as conference centers and recording/TV studios) which also require specialized audio/video expertise.  As of today, GOLDENDUCK GROUP employs a total of more than 160 staff, with offices located in five different countries in Southeast Asia (Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Vietnam), providing services to more than 1,000 screens across the region. Goldenduck Group Directory page
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