Deluxe Achieves Industry's First 2K Uncompressed Data File Transfer from the U.S. to the U.K.

Deluxe Express(TM) Revolutionizes Post Production Workflow Making Geography Irrelevant

Jun 28, 2010, 08:00 ET from Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc.

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Deluxe Entertainment Services Group has achieved an industry breakthrough with the first of its kind 2K Real Time Uncompressed Data file transfer from Los Angeles to London via Deluxe Express(TM), Deluxe's new private, secure global data service.  

Deluxe Express(TM) is exclusively connected to Deluxe's 10Gig network backbone powered by Core180 that includes trans-atlantic optical connectivity allowing for fast and secure encrypted digital file transfers between continents. The entire 2-hour uncompressed 2K data file of 20th Century Fox's "A-Team" was transferred SAN to SAN from EFILM® Hollywood to Deluxe Digital London in just two hours.  

This high speed solution is capable of transferring one terabyte of uncompressed content in 38 minutes. A one-hour 2K data file is 1.3 terabytes. Deluxe Express(TM) represents an unprecedented advancement for the entertainment industry by rapidly and cost-effectively transferring massive volumes of data globally in a secure, reliable environment.  Deluxe partnered with Core180 to assist in the design and implementation of this purpose-built network levering its integration expertise and Network-as-a-Service model to balance technical and operational requirements.

Phil Provenzale, 20th Century Fox's Sr. Vice President of International Post Production and Theatrical Services says, "When we were told that Deluxe had developed this solution, we knew we would save valuable time transferring files from EFILM rather than writing the files to a drive and shipping them overseas to produce the elements needed for our European releases.  Shipping delays and airline disruptions beyond your control suddenly go away with this new service," adds Provenzale.

Immediately upon receipt of the file, Deluxe created the 35mm film negatives for theatrical release prints, digital cinema packages and foreign versioning for the European market.  

"We have seen post production schedules become exceedingly more complex as so many versions are required for distribution today," says Deluxe President and CEO Cyril Drabinsky.  "The key to Deluxe Express was finding a way to transfer content faster than existing solutions while keeping the data secure," adds Drabinsky.

"We are proud to have worked closely with Deluxe in developing their purpose built network, and to have played a part in achieving this industry milestone, "said David Baule, CEO of Core180.

In addition to EFILM® Hollywood and Deluxe Digital London, Deluxe Express(TM) is connected to Deluxe New York.  Efforts are already underway to expand to Deluxe's other post production facilities around the world over the next few months.

About Deluxe

Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc., is the leading provider of a broad range of entertainment industry services and technologies to major Hollywood Studios and an international client base. Services include motion picture film processing, printing and distribution; EFILM® digital intermediates; post production and subtitling services; titles design and digital VFX; DVD compression, encoding and authoring; digital cinema services, digital asset management, digital distribution; and marketing fulfillment services.  Laboratory and post production facilities are located in North America, Europe, and Australia.  Deluxe Digital Studios offer home entertainment services in North America, Europe and India.  For more information, please visit www.bydeluxe.com.

About Core180

Core180 is a telecom network integrator that provides "Purpose-Built" networking solutions to government agencies, large enterprises, carriers and systems integrators. The company utilizes its private platform to design, deploy and manage networks that meet each client's individual needs.  Benefits include improved network flexibility, control and visibility with reduced expense and operational efforts.  Core180 maintains offices in Metro New York (Hoboken, N.J.) and in the Washington, D.C. region (Fairfax, Va.).  For more information, please visit www.core180.com.

SOURCE Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc.



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