Digital Cinema Equipment Storage Recommendations for Maintenance

Digital cinema equipment (projectors, servers, and media blocks) are designed with the expectation that they will be powered up and in use as they would be in a typical movie theater, i.e. for around 10 to 12 hours a day, seven days a week.

In situations when this is not the case, or if a theater is closed for a prolonged period, attention must be paid to some maintenance issues, to ensure that the equipment will work without faults when it is needed again.

This maintenance essentially falls into three categories:

  • Mitigating the effects of temperature and humidity when equipment is stored with no HVAC running,
  • Mitigating the effects of a prolonged shutdown on liquid cooling systems,
  • Preventing the batteries that maintain security certificates in DCI-compliant components from discharging completely.

Shutdown Procedures 

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