Vue Entertainment is making good progress in the rollout of J2s most powerful PC-based touchscreen EPoS units for its dual-purpose ticket offices and concession counters. The multiplex cinema operator reports that 25% of its estate is already feeling the benefit of using J2 650s.
Explains Vues Head of IT Operations, Dave Wilson: For many years, weve used a number of different J2 models ranging from the Viper through to the J2 560. Our goal is to move the whole estate over to J2s latest machine, the J2 650, which is designed for high performance. Were doing a full refresh cycle, removing ageing and obsolete hardware and adopting one standard unit for all our cinemas.
Whilst a number of the old tills were desk-mounted, Vue is now taking advantage of the J2 650s all in the head approach, which enables the unit to be adapted to pole-, wall- or counter-mounting without modification. Its particularly useful to have the J2 650s pole-mounted, says Wilson. This means we can freely twist the screens around towards the customers for seat selection. It generally makes the whole process smoother.
Wilson reports that installation went well and that cinema staff find the J2 650s neater, due to reworked cabling and a more modern design. The team also likes the J2 650s eco-options and green standards such as automatic screen dimming. Vue is using Solid State drives rather than conventional hard drives. With fewer moving parts, were consuming less energy and reducing the failure rate of the devices, which is good news, concludes Dave Wilson.