Cinema software company, Vista Entertainment Solutions has finished what they describe as one of the hardest projects the company has undertaken, rolling out 230 cinema sites across China in just six weeks.

Vista chief executive Murray Holdaway said the project, which involved total travel time of 2,376 hours had gone extremely smoothly and he was proud to have set a new "global benchmark".

"To embark on a project of this scale within such a short time frame was something that as far as we know, has not been achieved before in our industry, and I'm delighted that our teams - Vista people assisted by Dadi people - have executed so brilliantly. They have re-set the global benchmark for the speed at which installation projects such as this can be carried out and we are proud of them," Holdaway said.

The company secured the deal with China's Dadi Digital Cinema chain in September, before deploying 20 project team members to the country, supported from Dadi's Beijing headquarters. Dadi executive vice president, Dona Yu, said the team was happy with the speed and results from Vista.


"The project ran like clockwork," Yu said. "We couldn't be happier; when faced with what appeared to be an impossible deadline the Vista and Dadi teams planned and executed with military precision and in the most professional manner - it was a pleasure to watch."

The rollout spanned cities from Shanghai and Guangzhou in the South through to lesser known locations such as Tong Jiang in the North and Pu'er in Western Yunnan. Vista Entertainment currently have installations in 63 countries around the world and have a global market share of 37 per cent.

The company installs end to end cinema solutions from back end processing through to point of sale and staff management software.

Shares in Vista Entertainment Group, which listed in August, opened at $3.65 this morning.