Digital Cinema Initiatives


Hollywood, California-Oct 17, 2007 - Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC (DCI) announced today the completion and availability of the DCI Compliance Test Plan (CTP). Six months ago, DCI engaged CineCert LLC to finalize the CTP, which includes validated test procedures for the DCI Specification, version 1.1, including all referenced SMPTE standards. It details test procedures appropriate for each class of digital cinema device, such as projectors, servers, and media blocks.

The CTP can be downloaded from the DCI website, With the availability of the CTP, DCI continues to promote its Digital Cinema System Specification, which sets forth the technical specifications developed by the six DCI member studios and serves as a guide to manufacturers, system integrators, exhibitors, and other stakeholders for digital cinema standardization, interoperability and quality.

DCI is considering several entities that have expressed interest in becoming licensed facilities to perform the tests detailed by the Compliance Test Plan. A selection process is underway, and testing entities are expected to be named in the near future.

In a joint statement, the DCI member studios said, "We are very pleased with the quality of work performed by CineCert. The test plan is comprehensive and provides the necessary insight and guidance to manufacturers, integrators and exhibitors on the details required for testing and compliance."

John Hurst, Chief Technology Officer of CineCert, added, "CineCert is grateful to DCI for the opportunity to apply our expertise to completing the Compliance Test Plan. We hope the Plan helps create an atmosphere of certainty in manufacturing, purchasing and deploying digital cinema equipment."

About Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC
Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC ( DCI ) is a limited liability company whose members include Disney, Fox, MGM, Paramount, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal and Warner Bros. Studios. The venture was formed in March 2002. The purpose of DCI is to establish and document specifications for an open architecture for Digital Cinema components that ensures a uniform and high level of technical performance, reliability and quality control.

About CineCert LLC
CineCert, LLC is a technology development and consulting organization specializing in Digital Cinema and other computing applications for the entertainment industry. CineCert provides services to industry leading content and service providers that are adopting Digital Cinema technology into their production workflows and distribution networks. for more information about Cinecert visit