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Veezi, a Vista Group Business, Enables Indie Theatres to Share in the Bonanza of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

/ -- AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND--(Marketwired - January 21, 2016) - A film like Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes along once in a very great while. Veezi, the cloud-based SaaS product that has been designed and developed specifically for the Small Circuit Market by worldwide cinema management market leader Vista Entertainment Solutions, enabled independent theatre owners to participate in the film's phenomenal theatrical performance incident free.

Veezi noted a 230% increase in online transactions for their customers from November to December 2015, a direct result of the film's phenomenal performance. Meeting this need, Veezi provided increased computing resources to its customers for this cinematic 'event' with no outages recorded and with no additional costs. 

"We were excited and a little bit anxious as the release date for Star Wars: The Force Awakens approached," said Matthew Preen, Veezi's Worldwide General Manager. "Our Infrastructure Management team anticipated what the increased demand would be and how best to enable our customers to meet it. That preparation resulted in a flawless performance, no outages at all. That's a testament to the efficacy of our cloud-based theatrical management system and another explainer of the product's phenomenal global rate of growth."

Veezi always provides 24/7 technical coverage but really upped the ante and had a significant increase in on-call staff ready to jump in to fix issues at a moment's notice. Personnel in Los Angeles, London and New Zealand were mobilized and nothing happened! A great anti-climax if ever there was one.

"The performance of Veezi reaffirms our decision to develop the product as a cloud-based SaaS solution," said Kimbal Riley, Chief Executive of Vista Entertainment Solutions. "Independent theatre owners find themselves in an increasingly competitive environment and we're thrilled that Veezi's performance on one of the highest grossing films in cinema history was flawless." 

About Vista Entertainment Solutions' Veezi

Vista Entertainment Solutions Ltd (VES) is the world leader in cinema management software solutions with installations in over 60 countries across all continents and an estimated 38% global market share in the Large Cinema Circuit market. The VES software product line comprising multiple modules is both integrated and scalable, suited to cinema exhibitor's operating 20+ screens and up to 100's of cinemas.

VES is head-quartered in Auckland, New Zealand and has subsidiaries incorporated in Los Angeles, London, and Shanghai.

Veezi, a cloud-based cinema management solution, was developed in response to a recognised gap in the independent cinema circuit sector and was launched in 2012. Like Vista, Veezi is a global offer and already has a customer base across 16 countries as of December, 2015.

Twitter: @VistaCinema @VeezibyVista

About Vista Group International

Vista Group International (Vista Group) is a public company, listed on both the New Zealand and Australian stock exchanges (NZSE: VGL) (ASX: VGL). Vista Group provides cinema management, film distribution and customer analytics software to companies across the global film industry. Cinema management software is provided by Vista Entertainment Solutions, the core business of the Group. Movio (data analytics), Veezi (cloud-based SaaS software for the Independent Circuit Market), MACCS International (film distribution software), Numero (box office reporting software for film distributors and cinemas) and Share Dimension (business intelligence solutions for exhibitors) provide products that leverage the success of this platform into other parts of the film industry; from production and distribution, to cinema exhibition through to the moviegoer experience. Vista Group has over 300 staff across seven offices in New Zealand (Auckland headquarters), Australia, the USA, the UK, the Netherlands, and China.


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Vista Group International/Auckland, New Zealand
Christine Fenby
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