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Cinema Equipment and Supplies offers a full range of state-of-the-art cinema products and services to outfit your theater with the latest and greatest in the most cost-effective manner. From 3D projection systems to 3D sound, TMS solutions to remote monitoring, CES has you covered. As global leaders in the industry, CES has factory-certified technicians that are fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese and have installed over 1,000 digital cinema systems in over 17 different countries.  
Harman International leverages the combined technical leadership and worldwide distribution networks of JBL Professional and Crown International to provide the most innovative digital audio systems available. JBL Cinema loudspeaker systems are the market leaders from sound stages and post production rooms to theatres worldwide. The new “next generation” ScreenArray® Series feature the latest JBL technical innovations. Crown DSi, Digital Screen Series, amplifiers provide the full range of power, while incorporating all digital processing required for the JBL cinema speakers, creating the perfect integrated digital theatre sound system.
Christie is a leader in visual solutions for world-class organizations, offering diverse applications for business, entertainment, and industry. A leading innovator in film projection since 1929 and a pioneer in projection systems since 1979, Christie has established a global reputation as a total service provider and the world's single source manufacturer of a variety of display technologies and solutions. Christie offers comprehensive solutions for cinema, large audience venues, control rooms, business presentations, training facilities, 3D and Virtual Reality, simulation and education as well as industrial and government environments.
QSC is the cinema leader of complete D-cinema audio technology under one brand. Complete QSC B-chain solutions provide the very best play back for Digital Cinema, for both feature release and alternative content. QSC system designs offer remote monitor and control of cinema complex sound systems integrated into the D-cinema network infrastructure. With 40 years in the pro audio business QSC provides innovative solutions that integrate, signal processing, amplification and loudspeakers seamlessly to provide both exhibitors and cinema patrons a true D-cinema experience.
USL, Inc., a global supplier of quality cinema products, is celebrating its 30th year of pioneering technical advancements for the motion picture industry.  In 1997, USL received an Academy Technical Achievement Award for its PSA Light meter.  Today, USL engages in the research, development and manufacture of cinema audio equipment, cinema visual and audio test equipment, and digital cinema integrated media blocks.  USL’s equipment and products are used by major cinema circuits, independent theaters, production companies, and sound stages.  USL’s cinema equipment is sold and used in every country in the world.
London-based Arts Alliance Media is the worldwide leader in digital cinema.  The company offers industry-leading cinema software solutions; financing solutions for digital conversion; installation, maintenance and support for digital cinema systems; management and delivery of content to cinemas; and world-class event cinema.
As one of the world's leading global solution providers for digital cinema, media delivery and display markets, GDC Technology (“GDC Tech”) has successfully delivered and installed digital cinema servers, projection and 3D systems worldwide. GDC Tech is currently the largest supplier of digital cinema servers throughout Asia and the second largest provider of digital cinema servers worldwide, serving its customers through offices in the US, Mexico, Spain, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, China and India. GDC Tech is a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group. 
Dolby Laboratories develops and delivers products and technologies that make the entertainment experience more realistic and immersive. For four decades Dolby has been at the forefront of defining high-quality audio and surround sound in cinema, broadcast, home audio systems, cars, DVDs, headphones, games, televisions, and personal computers. Based in San Francisco with European headquarters in England, the company has entertainment industry liaison offices in New York and Los Angeles, and licensing liaison offices in London, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.
Moving Image Technologies manufacturers and markets a full complement of cinema exhibition equipment and services to support the industry’s transition to digital cinema, including: custom engineering, systems design, integration, digital technology solutions for 3D, digital cinema, pre-feature on-screen advertising and components. Moving Image Technologies’ mission is to have the most talented, passionate people in cinema working to provide the best presentation tools for the cinema exhibition industry.
Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops networked visualization products for a variety of selected professional markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and APAC. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with 4,000 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1.158 billion euros in 2013.
MasterImage 3D, LLC is a stereoscopic 3D technology company that provides pioneering 3D solutions for theaters, television and handheld devices. With systems installed in 38 countries worldwide, MasterImage offers audiences the best 3D image experience, while providing exhibitors with a compelling ownership-based pricing model.
Unique Digital kick-started the digital cinema advertising revolution in Europe. Following the conversion of all Norwegian screens for digital advertising in 2002, and their move into providing full Digital Cinema solutions, the company's technology has been installed in over 1500 screens in Europe. Unique Digital Ltd. is an active member of SAWA (Screen Advertising World Association) and holds a seat on the digital sub committee. Unique Digital Ltd. today operates out of London and Dublin.
KenCast continues to enhance its cinema offerings to meet the latest requirements in the way major Hollywood studios and entertainment vendors distribute content to theaters. KenCast has enabled delivery for the DCDC (Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition), the joint venture satellite distribution operation between AMC Theatres, Cinemark Theatres, Regal Entertainment Group, Universal Pictures and Warner Bros.  Powering the DCDC platform, KenCast has served 17,000 screens across 1,200 venues in North America and elsewhere.  KenCast provides ad splicing, 4K HEVC decoding, live event and file workflow management, large cinema movie file delivery and live-event streaming to theaters, homes, ships at sea and mobile devices with their EdgeSpan CinemaPro® appliance and the EdgeSpan Enterprise server.  Check out the KenCast digital cinema blog.


Sonic Equipment Company is a one stop provider for all of your Digital Cinema needs. From site survey to install, our knowledgeable staff is there with you.  Our certified and bonded technicians will work you and your staff through the install and training. Be sure to ask us about our Digital Service options. From digital conversions to building new theatres, our company is your best choice. We have been building and renovating theatres for more than 20 years across the Midwest. This experience allows us to be there with you from consultation to your grand opening. Call us today or follow us on the web.
Meyer Sound makes the finest loudspeakers for high-performance digital cinema applications, including VIP auditoriums and screening rooms.  Ideally suited for both feature movies as well as alternative content.  Meyer Sound is devoted to meeting the needs of exhibition, film post-production, music studios and sound reinforcement professionals with the finest audio systems available. 
Today, amongst the handful of companies across the world that are working to fulfil the exacting needs of DCI, there are fewer still that look beyond. Qube Cinema is committed to creating a seamless world of Digital Cinema with products that are innovative, powerful, reliable and cost-effective. Qube Cinema is a company with a passion for cinema and a thorough understanding of film, video, audio and computer technology along with vast experience in the production, post-production and exhibition industries - a unique combination of expertise that has helped in the development of the company's digital cinema technology.
USHIO manufactures the highest-quality digital cinema projection bulbs available. USHIO xenon short-arc lamps boast a spectrum that is closer to natural sunlight than that of any other artificial light source. In addition to commercializing products for search and spot lights, which demand precise, powerful white beam lamps, USHIO became the first in the world to develop a xenon short-arc lamp exclusively for large scale, theater-use movie projectors.
Bardan Cinema has been a leader in cinema equipment sales in Latin America and the Caribbean for over 40 years. With a well-established reputation and broad customer base that spans independent boutique theaters to large multiplexes, Bardan provides total solutions and services ranging from cinema design, equipment sales, installation, monitoring and VPF implementation. In collaboration with D-Cinema NOC, Bardan now offers comprehensive 24/7/365 proactive monitoring and remote support to exhibitors throughout the region.
Cinevise was launched in 2009 to provide the best possible service to our clients by unlocking the full potential of digital cinema through IT Networking. Our vendor-certified expert staff at our Network Operations Center (NOC) draws on over 30 years of experience in both Cinema and Information Technology and is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
2013 marks the introduction of the S2K models specifically designed for small screens less than 35 feet. The S2K models feature the same performance as the next generation projectors with the Series 2 electronics platform from DLP Cinema.  The new S2K projectors will display images in 2K and will feature the leading attributes for which DLP Cinema is known...precise colors, brightness and contrast complaint to the DCI specifications; and proven reliability.  In addition, the new S2K models feature High Frame Rate capability.  Affordability and reliability for small screens is no longer a vision...it’s a reality from the DLP Cinema licensed partners (Barco, Christie and NEC).  The most important benefit to exhibitors and audiences is images in DLP Cinema S2K, 2K and Enhanced 4K are displayed in exact colors.  But you don’t have to take our word. The DLP Cinema team received the 2009 Academy® Scientific and Engineering Award for Color Accuracy.  For unsurpassed reliability with unmatched brightness and the most options in resolution and pricing, make the right choice – DLP Cinema – the worldwide leader in digital cinema
NEC Display Solutions’ Digital Cinema Projector Series offers the most comprehensive digital cinema solution on the market today. These 3D-capable models enable theaters to deliver stunning digital images regardless of screen size, while simplifying theater management and reducing costs. All of NEC's digital cinema projectors meet DCI specifications for performance and reliability, meeting the requirements of today’s cinema industry. NEC also offers full digital signage solutions, highlighted by its award-winning 32”-82” LCD displays and multimedia projectors, for lobbies, concessions and concourses.
Ballantyne Strong Inc. is a provider of digital cinema projection equipment, screens and services as well as specialty lighting equipment. The Company supplies major and independent theater chains, top arenas, theme parks and architectural sites around the world. Ballantyne Strong is a value added reseller of major brands that include BARCO, NEC, Doremi, GDC, USL, Dolby and QSC. Excellent products coupled with Strong Technical Services providing installation, integration, NOC (Network Operation Center) and field service. Ballantyne Strong Inc.is a true turn-key provider for sales and service to cinema chains of all sizes.
With over 17,000 systems in the market, Sony Digital Cinema 4K technology lets movie goers experience exceptional picture quality from every seat in the cinema – with spectacular detail, contrast and colour on any size of screen. Sony Digital Cinema 4K projection systems give audiences a more immersive, emotionally engaging visual experience you simply can't get at home – in 2D or with a choice of smooth, easy on the eye 3D solutions. Sony 4K offers four times the resolution of an HD TV or previous-generation 2K digital cinema.  It’s captured the imagination of audiences and industry alike, winning Hollywood’s commitment as underlined by 4K releases from studios such as Paramount, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, and Sony Pictures. It has also won the support of Hollywood heavyweights like Christopher Nolan (“Dark Knight Rises”, “Inception”), David Fincher (“The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo”) and Harald  Zwart (“Karate Kid”), who have all released recent blockbusters in the 4K format.  The only manufacturer currently deploying 4K projection systems in volume, Sony serves many of the world’s biggest and most prestigious cinema chains, as well as small independent screens and art house cinemas.
Ymagis is a leading provider Digital Cinema services in Europe including VPF management, postproduction, DCP & KDM servicing, and digital cinema installation and maintenance.  Ymagis has deployed digital systems in cinemas under VPF representing close to 2,800 screens throughout Europe with both exhibition circuits and art house independents cinemas. Since 2014, Ymagis operates, through its subsidiary Smartjog Ymagis Logistics, the largest e-delivery network for cinema content in Europe, using both satellite capacity and ADSL/fiber lines. Ymagis has also become a software house, providing innovative solutions such as a theatre management system and a full electrical automation system.
Doremi is the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of digital cinema servers and mastering stations. Doremi’s DCP-2000 was the first commercially available server capable of playing JPEG2000 digital movies conforming to DCI specifications. With its technological head start, Doremi has over 50,000 servers installed worldwide, and continues to develop and introduce new products for theater owners as they transition to all digital exhibition.
Technicolor Digital Cinema has been a pioneer in the advancement of digital cinema initiatives.  By working side-by-side with content providers as a technology enabler and service provider, Technicolor is utilizing its industry knowledge and expertise to develop solutions for technologies and standards to facilitate the global commercialization of digital cinema.  With locations worldwide, Technicolor offers the most comprehensive set of digital cinema services including content mastering, satellite & physical distribution, digital key management, and fulfillment services for accessories such as 3D glasses—all supported by a 24/7 multilingual customer call center.  Technicolor has mastered and distributed features for every major studio, currently serving cinemas in 35 countries, and operates the largest digital cinema satellite footprint in the industry.  Additionally, Technicolor delivers pre-show advertising content via its satellite distribution network to over 6,000 screens weekly.

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2K Resolution Projection Technology
2K is the term used to describe images that have approximately 2K vertical lines. In digital cinema, a 2K image is delivered to the theatre in a digital "container" 2048 pixels wide by 1080 pixels high. A 2K image with a 2.39:1 ("scope") aspect ratio could be supplied having 2048 x 858 pixels. A 2K image with a 1.85:1 ("flat") aspect ratio could be supplied having 1998 x 1080 pixels. 2K resolution is specified by DCI as the minimum needed for showing theatrical content.
Press Releases: Jun 28, 2006 Kinoton D-Cinema Projectors Built on DLP Cinema® Components from Barco Now Certified Jan 17, 2006 NEC ANNOUNCES HIGHEST INSTALL OF DIGITAL CINEMA PROJECTORS IN DOMESTIC POST-PRODUCTION D-CINEMA HOUSES
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NEC Solutions (America), Inc. today announced that it has achieved the highest install level of its Starus™ iS8 digital cinema projectors with DLP Cinema® technology from Texas Instruments in digitally equipped post-production houses in North America. CineWorks, Complete Post, Digi-Flicks®, Digital Post, Disney® Projection Department, Warner Bros., Dolby Laboratories, FotoKem, LaserPacific Media Corporation, Post Logic, Sony Imageworks Inc., and Technicolor Creative Services USA Inc. have all selected the superior image quality of NEC’s Starus digital cinema projectors for their post-production needs.
May 10, 2005 Access Integrated Technologies, Christie Team Up to Bring Movies to the Digital Screen in State-of-the-Art "2K" Format
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Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. ("AccessIT") (AMEX: AIX) and Christie Digital Systems (Christie) today announced they have teamed up to outfit AccessIT's wholly-owned Pavilion Digital Showcase Theatre with five, state-of-the-art 2K Digital Cinema projectors. Digital 2K-movie presentation offers viewers approximately twice the resolution of typical high-definition programming and is the highest-fidelity, projector technology currently commercially available. This installation makes the historic Brooklyn, New York-based Pavilion Theatre the most advanced digitally equipped 2K venue in full-time operation in the United States.
Mar 1, 2005 Barco reports increased buy in from Post Production Market for 2k DLP Cinema™ projection solutions.
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Barco Digital Cinema reports an increased interest by post production companies for 2k digital projection solutions. In the last few months, several D-Cine Premiere DP100 projectors, incorporating 2k DLP Cinema™ technology from Texas Instruments, have been sold worldwide to high-end post production facilities. It is not just the requirement for color-accurate, high-contrast images - the post production sector demands software control tools to ensure that digital projection can reproduce the full color gamut and feel of the final film print. Barco’s D-Cine Communicator software provides this added value thanks to the Look-up Table Management feature, enabling direct access and control over industry standard or proprietary Color, Gamma and 3D Look-up tables. Thanks to this feature, the post production community can be confident that the projected images will be accurate, both during the Digital Intermediate grade and the final 35mm print output.
Feb 26, 2005 UK Film Council Selects Arts Alliance Digital Cinema to Manage World's First Large Scale Digital Screen Network
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Arts Alliance Digital Cinema (AADC), the pioneer provider of digital cinema services, has been selected by the UK Film Council to install and run the world's first digital screen network, a core part of the UK Film Council's strategy for improving access to specialised film and broadening the range of films available to audiences throughout the UK.
Jan 10, 2005 Barco Digital Cinema welcomes Moving Image Technologies (MiT) as a Digital Cinema Partner
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Barco Digital Cinema is pleased to announce they have signed a contract agreement with Moving Image Technologies (MiT) to be a Value Added Reseller (VAR) of Barco’s digital cinema equipment. MiT, a leading manufacturer and integrator of cinema exhibition presentation systems, is the nineteenth company to join Barco Digital Cinema’s extensive network of VAR’s and dealers.
Dec 13, 2004 Barco wins exclusive order for ten Digital Cinema projectors in China
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In the latest development of its pioneering digital cinema network, the China Film Bureau, in cooperation with the China Film Group (CFG), have exclusively selected the Barco D-Cine Premiere DP100 2k digital projector for installation in a further ten of China’s premiere theaters.
Nov 11, 2004 NEC SOLUTIONS AMERICA ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS TO SELL NEC DLP CINEMA PROJECTORS TO THE CINEMA MARKET
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NEC Solutions (America), Inc., a premier provider of integrated solutions for the Connected Enterprise in North America, today announced that it has been awarded exclusive rights to market NEC 3-chip DLP Cinema™ projectors provided by NEC ViewTechnologies (NECVT) to the North American cinema market. Formerly, the projectors were marketed by Digital Projection International (DPI) as digital cinema equipment.
Oct 25, 2004 Barco and Cinemeccanica announce worldwide agreement
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Further to the announcement of the signing of its Letter of Intent at ShoWest, Barco Digital Cinema has now officially signed a worldwide contract with Cinemeccanica to develop and commercialize an OEM digital cinema solution incorporating Barco’s 2k technology, based on TI’s DLP CinemaTM technology.
Oct 21, 2004 Barco Digital Cinema captivates audience during open air Shark Tale movie premiere
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Barco Digital Cinema is pleased to announce its recent collaboration with DreamWorks Animation in the highly successful U.S. premiere of their new animated feature Shark Tale in New York City. The invitation-only, outdoor event, dubbed “Sharkspeare in the Park,” was held on Monday September 27, 2004 at the Delacorte Theater in New York City’s Central Park. For this event, Barco provided its Barco D-Cine Premiere DP 100 2K DLP Cinema™ technology projector. Among the 1,800 in attendance were many of the film’s all-star cast, including Will Smith, Robert De Niro, Angelina Jolie, Renee Zellweger and Martin Scorsese. The event was also attended by the film’s executive producer and co-founder of DreamWorks SKG, Jeffrey Katzenberg as well as all of the film’s filmmakers. Released on October 1st, the film has held the #1 spot on the boxoffice charts since its opening and has accumulated over $120 million in domestic boxoffice grosses to date.
Oct 19, 2004 ARCADIA presents 20th Century Fox's I, ROBOT in Digital Cinema projection Oct 18, 2004 NEC Solutions America Delivers STARUS Multiplex-Wide Digital Cinema System to Theatres
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NEC Solutions (America), Inc., a premier provider of integrated solutions for the Connected Enterprise in North America, today announced the delivery of the NEC STARUS Digital Cinema system that includes a line of STAR*Beam DLP™ projectors; STAR*Cor Multiplex servers and software; and STAR*Show screen servers. The multiplex-wide digital cinema system deployment is the first and only complete solution available from a single vendor for theatres.
Aug 12, 2004 Nordisk Film Cinemas Implementing EVS Servers and Barco DLP-Cinema Projectors in 3 Screens in Denmark. Jul 15, 2004 Texas Instruments DLP Cinema™ Utilized for Premiere of Universal's The Bourne Supremacy
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Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today announced that its DLP Cinema™ projection technology will be utilized for the premiere of Universal Pictures' The Bourne Supremacy on July 15th at The ArcLight Cinema in Hollywood, CA.
Jun 24, 2004 CHRISTIE CP2000 DLP CINEMA™ PROJECTOR GIVES COMPETITIVE EDGE TO DELUXE SOUND & PICTURE OF CANADA
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Christie Digital Systems, Inc., a leading provider of visual solutions for business, entertainment and industry, continues to drive digital implementation in the post-production market worldwide with the installation of the Christie CP2000 2K DLP Cinema™ projector at Deluxe Sound and Picture of Canada, establishing 2K-resolution as the new industry standard. The facility is the Toronto-based postproduction unit of Deluxe, one of the world’s largest providers of media services to the entertainment industry.
Jun 21, 2004 EFILM Selects BARCO and SGI Professional Services to upgrade four Digital Intermediate Suites with Barco DP100 2K resolution projectors
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To upgrade its four Digital Intermediate (DI) suites from 1K to 2K projection, EFILM LLC, a cutting-edge digital film laboratory in Hollywood, chose Barco Digital Cinema and a new offering of product and services now available through the SGI Professional Services arm of Silicon Graphics (NYSE: SGI). SGI Professional Services will sell and provide expert installation and integration services for the recently released Barco® D-Cine Premiere DP100, a state-of-the-art 2K resolution digital projector. Maintenance will be provided by SGI's world-class Support Services organization. With this comprehensive system solution launch, SGI and Barco—long-term collaborators in the implementation of SGI Reality Center visualization environments for the sciences, manufacturing, government and energy industries—begin a new strategic relationship in digital cinema.
May 19, 2004 Rave Motion Pictures to premiere Shrek 2 digitally with Barco Digital Cinema 2K projectors
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Barco Digital Cinema is pleased to announce that Rave Motion Pictures will show the highly anticipated movie Shrek 2, debuting nationwide today, in two of its state-of-the-art theatres. Rave’s Vestavia Hills 10 in Vestavia, AL and the Grand Prairie 18 in Peoria, IL, are both newly equipped with Barco’s advanced D-CINE PREMIERE DP100 2k resolution projector. These engagements are the first time to show a film in digital projection in their respective markets.
Mar 8, 2004 EVS Digital Cinema at the Birmingham Screen Festival, March 2004
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Arts Alliance Media continues to lead the UK digital cinema rollout with the first UK commercial screening of a digital film on a Texas Instruments 2K DLP Cinema™ projector. The screening, of the film Finding Nemo, took place at the Birmingham Screen Festival on Saturday.
Feb 6, 2004 DIGITAL PROJECTION INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH AND DELIVERY OF THE WORLD'S FIRST INTEGRATED AND COMPACT 2K x 1K RESOLUTION DLP CINEMA™ PROJECTOR
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Digital Projection International (DPI), an Emmy® Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, announces the launch and first delivery of the iS15-2K, the world's first DLP Cinema™ projector to combine Texas Instruments' DC2K DMDs™ and associated DLP Cinema™ electronics in a fully-integrated, compact chassis. In January, DPI delivered the first unit to Fotokem, a well-known and respected postproduction company. DPI expects to announce additional commitments shortly.
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