Qube Wire is a web-based service for global theatrical distribution. With a simple but comprehensive user interface, distributors can manage their digital cinema assets, assign territorial rights for their content and have their Digital Cinema Packages (DCPs) and keys (aka Key Delivery Messages or KDMs) delivered to movie theatres throughout the world. Theatres can manage their own digital cinema device details, provide KDM providers a standards-compliant FLM-x data feed and access their Universal Inbox on the Qube Wire service, all for free.
To sign up for the Qube Wire service, visit www.qubewire.com
Worldwide Theatre Database
Qube Wire taps into a comprehensive database of over 130,000 screens around the world built through partnerships with key digital cinema companies. A dedicated and meticulous team works tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure the accuracy of the theatre data.
Territorial Rights Assignments
Qube Wire introduces an amazing feature that lets you pick specific territories within which a Distribution KDM will work. A company can issue Distribution KDMs to other companies within the Qube Wire ecosystem with restricted rights to issue KDMs only to theatres within certain countries, states or cities, with the added ability to specify exclusions within a territory. Together with multi-level approvals, Territorial Rights Assignments allow one company to provide Distribution KDMs to another company that mirror the contractual distribution terms between them!
When you issue a Distribution KDM to another company, you can optionally specify that your company needs to approve each booking made by that company. Or you can ask to simply audit what they’re doing. And best of all, this continues to work even if they in turn issue a Distribution KDM to some other company. So when you distribute internationally, you get to retain overall control of your movie while ceding the part that requires local knowledge – picking the actual theatres and creating a booking.
Award-winning Security Architecture
We applied all of our experience in building digital cinema servers with their FIPS 140-2 Level 3 secure media blocks to design an advanced security architecture for Qube Wire that is unmatched in the industry. We use redundant Thales Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) in Qube Wire to encrypt every Private Key and these are never decrypted outside the HSM’s FIPS secure boundary. We’re also proud of the fact that the Qube Wire security design won the silver award for Best Deployment and Case Study Info Security Products Guide Global Excellence Awards at the 2015 RSA Conference.
Because things change all the time and equipment is sometimes down for maintenance or moved between screens, we have a 24/7 support team that ensures any issues are attended to quickly and efficiently. Every KDM email we send to theatres has all of our international support contact details so we can fix any problems without you having to worry about it.
Qube Wire lets you manage all your devices and the screens they’re installed at. And every change you make is instantly available in your free standards compliant FLM-x feed for the world to consume, immediately able to update KDM facilities across the world, accurately and without a fuss. Stop emailing your data as spreadsheets and start managing your devices the way it should be done!
The powerful Universal Inbox automagically routes any KDMs sent to firstname.lastname@example.org to the right theatre and screen. You can see all your KDMs in one place, organized intelligently by chain, theatre or by composition. Once you start using your free Universal Inbox, there’s no going back to sifting through primitive emails ever again!
Free QubeMaster Xpress/Xport Software for Qualifying Exhibitors
As an introductory offer, all chains of 20 or more screens that sign up on Qube Wire to manage their own digital cinema device data and take advantage of their free FLM-x data feed and Universal Inbox will also receive a free copy of QubeMaster Xpress for Windows or QubeMaster Xport for Mac. So sign up right away and take advantage of this irresistible offer!
Qube Wire has several features aimed at filmmakers participating in a supported film festival that makes sending an encrypted DCP of your movie to the festival fast, easy and free!
If your DCP is unencrypted because you dread the pain of managing keys, you don’t have to compromise security for convenience – Qube Wire gives you both! The Qube Wire desktop app makes it easy to upload your DCP to Qube Wire and it lets you optionally encrypt the DCP as well.
You can then assign your movie to a participating festival and that will not only transfer the DCP to the festival, it will also provide restricted rights to the festival to issue KDMs just to their official festival screens, including any preview and quality check screens.
For Film Festivals
Qube Wire is a great solution for film festivals that totally eliminates the pain of managing the content and keys for a large number of movies. Filmmakers can upload their content to Qube Wire using the Qube Wire desktop app and the system verifies the DCP at every stage. And the filmmaker can assign their movie to the festival which will not only transfer the DCP to the festival but will also provide restricted rights to the festival to issue KDMs to all the official festival screens, including any preview and quality check screens. The festival will receive a Qube Wire appliance with the capacity to store a large number of movies and these can be ingested into each screen’s server over the network on through CRU drives that the Qube Wire appliance can output.
Contact us at email@example.com to learn how your film festival can take advantage of Qube Wire to eliminate your logistical nightmares.