Axent's high intensity electronic displays have been a success Victoria wide at many cinema locations. They show session times as well as alerting the viewer to the degree of seating available for every session with the use multiple 5 line LED message boards. The displays use high intensity LEDS which are visible from long distances and wide angles and are specifically created for indoor light and environmental conditions. Theses systems are fully automatic, accessing information from a centralized database.
The system uses the following data:
• Movie names
• Movie times
• Cinema capacities
• Remaining tickets
One of the features of the system is the seating capacity status which changes the display color, depending on the amount available seats for a particular session.
• Sessions are displayed in green when seats are 60% full,
• Sessions are displayed in amber when seating is between 61% and 90%
• Sessions are displayed in red when seating is 91% to 100% full
While the amount of cinemas with this technology is growing constantly, some of the cinemas that have the session display as of March 2007 include:
• Fountain Gate
• Jam Factory
• Century City
• Crown Casino
• and many more…
• The sign shall be controlled via a RS232 Interface that allows connection to a compatible computer system.
• The information to be displayed on the signs will be extracted from their existing ticketing system via file information storage.
• The software used to control the sign will allow extraction of movie titles, session time current seating available, movie duration, rating and other information available from their ticketing system.
• The signs utilize light emitting diode (LED) technology as the display medium. Each sign will receives the front end computer (FEC).
• Each line of the sign is microprocessor controlled, any message can be programmed and displayed as well the sign having the ability to alter the display this message in a various display modes, like flashing, etc.
• Each sign will have one standard 240v AC power supply, which enters the side of the sign by way of gland terminations.