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Anurag Chourasia
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From: Santiago de Chile
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Could someone from exhibitor's side tell us how they are receiving the trailer DCPs? We generally ship them in Pen Drives to the Cinema Chain Head Quarter and they ship it to individual complexes but would like to know of the recent advancements to make this process better. Can the cinemas not pull in the DCP directly to TMS if i am somehow able to upload it to a WEB Service? Appreciate your guidance.

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Leo Enticknap
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Whether online delivery is feasible will really depend on how fast the Internet connection in and out of each theater is. Rather than have the TMS connected directly to the Internet, it might be an idea to have a cutoff arrangement, e.g. a NAS with connections to both the media and management networks into which content is initially uploaded, and goes from there to the TMS. That part of it is easily do-able, but a really slow connection that keeps dropping might make things difficult.

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Frank Cox
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And not all theatres are part of a chain. I get everything (trailers, one-sheets, whatever) shipped directly to me since there is no "head office".

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Marcel Birgelen
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Some integrators like Ymagis have content distribution systems that automatically download trailers and push them to your "TMS".

Unfortunately, trailer delivery from the studios and labs isn't sufficiently streamlined to easily integrate into your own automation. You might be able to talk to a TMS using the API, but getting the trailers themselves in adequate quality still requires jumping through several hoops.

I think trailers are sufficiently small though, to distribute over the web, as long as you have any form of decent Internet connectivity.

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Carsten Kurz
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Anurag - I suggest you perform a survey of all the sites in question concerning their internet connectivity/bandwith. In some parts of the world, online delivery of trailers through standard domestic broadband (from 6MBit/s up) is standard now. Of course, if location and money admit, a few 100MBit/s up to 1GBit/s is possible. Most lines in a cinema are more or less idle between midnight and noon, so there is always a large slot for downloads, even on slow lines.

- Carsten

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