Entertainment

A major motion picture studio’s digital entertainment division, asked Viant Inc. to take over the development of the company’s broadband entertainment web site (www.screenblast.com). Kamyar Consulting’s founder provided the following services:

  • Developed logical and physical architectures, and led third party tool & vendor integration.
  • Coordinated and facilitated the activities of the development team with the web hosting and network content-caching providers.
  • Managed the build-out of the QA environment, testing activities, defect resolution, and reporting.
  • The site was constructed using ATG Dynamo 5.1 Application Server, Apache Web Server, Flash 5, Java, XML, JavaScript and Oracle 8.1.6 on Windows 2000, Solaris, and Linux operating systems.  Other tools used included JBuilder, ERWin, Visual Source Safe, Star Team, TogetherJ, and TOAD.

 

The UK-based parent of one of U.S.’s major fast-food chains asked Viant Inc. to lead a major initiative to setup internet-based entertainment consoles in all of its restaurants. Kamyar Consulting’s founder led the design of the necessary technical architecture to enable the solution. Some components of the architecture included:

  • Wi-Fi Wireless network in each restaurant
  • Satellite-based internet connectivity with the central data center
  • Nightly upload of customer information to feed central Customer Relationship Management applications
  • Interfaces with major content providers (games, news, entertainment shows)
  • Interface to Web Mail

 

One of the early pioneers in web-based ticket sales for movie theaters requested help in finding a solution to communication latency and transaction integrity problems commonly found in high volume real-time applications.  Kamyar Consulting’s founder performed a current state assessment and provided recommendations to address the company’s problems. Some components of the architecture included:

  • Interface to the Theater management system
  • Satellite-based high speed communication between the data center and the vendor’s web site, hundreds of theaters, and credit card processors. The application had to be able to handle real-time changes to movie showings, and high volume bursts of transactions before movie showings.