Digital cinema solutions co StrataCache opens India office

MUMBAI: StrataCache, which is a provider of scalable, high-speed data delivery solutions for the digital cinema and digital signage industries, has opened its India office in Mumbai.

The move will enable the company to support Asia-Pacific digital media projects and initiatives

StrataCache has several ongoing digital cinema, digital signage, and content distribution projects in India and has established a local presence to support these initiatives and fulfill demand. StrataCache’s award-winning digital signage solution, ActiVia for Media, and StrataCache’s recently upgraded digital cinema distribution software, OmniCast for Digital Cinema, both address the growing digital media distribution market in this region.

To spearhead these efforts, StrataCache has appointed Ramkumar Ramamurty as digital media business development manager for the region. In this role, Ramamurty will work closely with the StrataCache digital media team in the United States.

Ramamurty has significant experience in the digital cinema industry and has worked on various digital cinema projects, designing networks and conducting proof-of-concepts for end-to-end content flow of digital cinema packages (DCPs), including both MPEG-2 and JPEG2K files.

“DCP distribution over satellite and terrestrial networks is at a transformational stage, and StrataCache is excited to be at the forefront advancing this movement. Movie distributors and theatres expect a reliable, bandwidth-efficient means of distributing movies. Our investments in people and technology demonstrate our resolve to deliver a more efficient means of DCP distribution,” said StrataCache International vice president Filip Vandenbusshe.

Newly released OmniCast for Digital Cinema 4.0 represents StrataCache’s latest technology advancement in this area. OmniCast 4.0 now has even higher bandwidth capabilities for sending the largest files simultaneously at very high speeds (up to 300Mb/s) over satellite, terrestrial, wireless or hybrid networks. OmniCast for Digital Cinema can move files of any size and format (from MPEG-2 to JPEG 2000) over any network with 99 per cent bandwidth utilization.