As cinemas increasingly take advantage of media-rich technologies to interact with moviegoers, they face the problem of how to deliver digital media to a diverse range of applications. Trailers, posters, and ads have to be delivered to websites, mobile applications, digital signage, and self-service terminals all of these in different environments, and using different technologies.
Setting up a file share or giving applications direct access to a database is no longer practical, and has inherent security risks and performance implications. What is needed is an efficient, reliable, secure interface that any application can consume media from.
Vista’s CDN (Content Delivery Network, also known as Media Library Service) provides that interface.