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Theatre Management Solution to be implemented in
AMC's largest sites
Radiant Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: RADS), a leading provider of integrated technology solutions to retailers worldwide, announced today that it has signed a 4-year contract with AMC Theatres to implement Radiant's Theatre Management Solution in many of its largest facilities around the world.
The Radiant Theatre Management Solution includes box office ticketing, concessions point of sale, site management systems and consumer-activated ticketing kiosks, and will be deployed at sites throughout the United States and in select international markets. Approximately 70 of AMC's largest theatres, representing more than 2,600 point-of-sale terminals, will be deployed in the second half of 1999.
The Theater Management Solution will support AMC's industry-leading MovieWatcher(R) customer loyalty program in providing patrons quick retrieval for advance ticket sales ordered through the telephone, Internet, or automated kiosks. Both the ticketing kiosks and the concession terminals will be deployed on Radiant's MediaClient CE hardware platform. "This is a great example of the ability that the MediaClient CE platform has to scale down and replace closed architecture, legacy point-of-sale systems," says Jimmy Fortuna, Product Line Director for Radiant Systems. "We understand that today's retailers want lower cost of ownership along with the benefits of open systems. "
Radiant Systems has worked with Microsoft in the development of Windows CE-based retail devices for the past two years. "Microsoft is committed to delivering high-performing products to the retail industry via the Windows CE platform," says Tony Barbagallo, Group Product Manager of Windows CE at Microsoft Corp. "Radiant Systems has consistently shown the ability to create a broad range of Windows CE-powered systems that allow companies to provide a new level of efficiency and service to their customers."
In addition to the software and hardware commitments, the program also includes a professional services team responsible for project management, retail consulting, product development and implementation services. "The aggressive nature of the schedule heightens the importance of project management, implementation services and consulting," says Chris Lybeer, Vice President and Managing Director of the Entertainment Industry Group at Radiant Systems. "We are thrilled to be working with AMC, helping them achieve their goals with regards to improved customer loyalty, operational efficiency and internet presence."
With the addition of AMC Theatres, Radiant Systems now counts five of the world's top ten movie theater chains among its clients.
Radiant Systems, Inc. provides integrated technology solutions to the retail industry. These solutions include consumer-activated technologies, point-of-sale systems, site management software, headquarters management software, and decision support systems. The Company also provides a full range of solution design, implementation, and support services. The Company is headquartered in Atlanta and has deployed its technology in tens of thousands of retail sites around the world. For more information about Radiant Systems, visit the Company's website at www.radiantsystems.com.
AMC Entertainment Inc. is a leader in the theatrical exhibition industry. Through its circuit of AMC Theatres, the Company operates 217 theatres with 2,735 screens in 23 states, the District of Columbia, Hong Kong, Japan, Portugal, Spain and Canada. Its Common Stock trades on the American Stock Exchange under the symbol AEN. The Company, headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., has a website at www.amctheatres.com.
Certain statements contained in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, such as statements relating to financial results and plans for future business development activities, and are thus prospective. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, economic conditions, competition and other uncertainties detailed from time to time in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
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