The latest incarnation of PirateEye is starting to roll off the production line. PirateEye 2.0: Coming to a theater near you!
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PirateEye covered all of the major screening and premiere events for this year’s industry show in Winnipeg, Canada. Canadian exhibitors have shown us that they really care about piracy and want to do their part to stop it. As our new systems become available, we are sure that plenty of them will find homes north of the border.
Long days and long nights are the name of the game at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. We love the challenge and the opportunity to have such a great presence there. PirateEye has successfully concluded its 2nd year of coverage of the leading industry event that sees some early footage of some of the biggest movies of the year. Our session and demo was well attended, as was our booth and kiosk in the Sony booth.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by. See you next year!
PirateEye sailed with the busy summer premiere schedule. We’ve protected elephants and penguins from being friended on sites their agents wouldn’t approve of. We’ve done it all gleefully and with super results, sometimes in 30 seconds or less. X’s and O’s mark the spot. We’ve installed our units in some of the grand dames of the exhibition industry. We could tell you where but then we wouldn’t be gentlemen. No speaking out of school. No more long lines to confiscate and return your cellphone (those tickets are only good for raffles now–sorry). Wanding and bag checks relegated to reruns and syndication. We’re going to take some credit for all the screenings getting off on time at CineEurope. It was a good weekend to be called into the O2 in London for Empire’s Big Screen. Oh, and we’ve been with child. It’s up and running in the lab and TMZ says it could be spotted soon in a cinema near you.
Let’s hear from you…and no thanks, we don’t need anything to make PirateEye stand up and do its job!
The first CinemaCon was held at Caesar’s in Las Vegas this week. Most of the major studios showed trailers, clips and in some cases the entire movie of their lineup of films releasing this summer. We deployed our PirateEye anti-camcording systems in the 4,000-seat Colosseum theatre to protect over 20 hours of screenings while scanning over 15,000 total seats.
We were located in the staging area for speakers just off the main stage. Some of the most famous actors, producers, directors and studio executives looked over our shoulders marveling at the capability of our fully automated, intelligent optical scanning system. Their reactions ranged from “fantastic” to “how soon will this be in every theatre.”
We got a shout out in the organizer’s opening remarks. Whether it was Senator Chris Dodd, the new CEO of the MPAA, urging cinema owners to impress upon their local congressman that piracy costs American jobs or James Cameron explaining that he had no choice but to release Avatar on five different formats simultaneously worldwide because of piracy, there was unanimous agreement that piracy continues to have devastating consequences for the film industry. PirateEye makes one simple promise— we will eliminate theatres as the source of pirated content.
Check back with us next week as we announce the installation of PirateEye units in the most famous cinema in the world.