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Las Vegas, NV—Mar 5, 2003

Digital Cinema Providers Group Announces Formation of New Trade Association

DCPG To Work With Allied Organizations To Assist Commercialization Of Digital Cinema
At ShoWest, digital cinema industry providers today announced the formation of a new digital cinema trade organization, the Digital Cinema Providers Group (DCPG), which has been created to provide a forum for digital cinema equipment and service providers to respond to market needs and concerns in order to promote the further commercialization of digital cinema.
Membership in DCPG will be comprised of entities that sell products, provide services or make technologies related to digital cinema. Charter members of DCPG include: Avica, BARCO, Christie Digital Systems, Dolby Laboratories, EVS Digital Cinema, NEC Viewtechnology/Digital Projection International, QuVIS, and Texas Instruments.
DCPG will work in conjunction with existing industry representative organizations such as Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI) and the National Association of Theater Owners (NATO), and standards organizations such as SMPTE, to provide recommendations to enable a viable and sustainable commercial scale rollout of digital cinema technology. In addition, DCPG will establish mechanisms to inform, educate and advocate the benefits of digital cinema and its application to feature film production, distribution and exhibition.
Industry pioneer Curt Behlmer will serve as DCPG Executive Director, with members of the governing board to be announced soon. Additional organization resources, including DCPG materials and website, are currently being developed and will be available in the coming weeks.
"DCPG consists of a core group of digital cinema manufacturers dedicated to meeting the needs of all industry stakeholders and advancing digital cinema in a method that realizes long term viability," said Curt Behlmer. "By joining together key manufacturers, integrators and technology licensees, DCPG will address technology issues and suggest solutions that provide interoperability and a complete digital cinema system. We are excited about the opportunity to provide comprehensive and accurate information to educate the motion picture industry and consumers on the benefits and ongoing progress of digital cinema."

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Logo: Barco Digital Cinema About Barco Digital Cinema: Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops networked visualization products for the Entertainment, Enterprise and Healthcare 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 3,300 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1.029 billion euro in 2015. 

Barco is one of three licencees of Texas Instruments DLP Cinema™ technology. TI developed DLP Cinema™ technology working in close cooperation with Barco and others in the movie industry, to develop Cinema Projector and support systems based on DMD™ technology, to meet the requirement of studios, film distributors and exhibitors alike.
Barco Digital Cinema Directory page Barco Digital Cinema Web Site Logo: Christie About Christie: Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images. Christie Directory page Christie Web Site Logo: Dolby Laboratories, Inc. About Dolby Laboratories, Inc.: Dolby Laboratories (NYSE: DLB) is the global leader in technologies that are essential elements in the best entertainment experiences. Founded in 1965 and best known for high-quality audio and surround sound, Dolby creates innovations that enrich entertainment at the movies, at home, or on the go. Dolby Laboratories, Inc. Directory page Dolby Laboratories, Inc. Web Site About DLP Cinema® Products: Since 1996, Texas Instruments’ award-winning DLP technology has powered the world’s top display devices to deliver higher resolution images rich with color, contrast, clarity and brightness for a wide range of applications, including intelligent display technology. With DLP’s intelligent display capability, users can interact with content in a diverse range of applications, such as automotive, medical and interactive projection. DLP’s technology powers over 80,000 movie theatre screens worldwide (DLP Cinema®) and large-scale, professional venues; in conference rooms, classrooms, and home theaters; and with DLP Pico™-enabled mobile devices, the ability to display images from the palm of your hand. Every DLP chip features an array of up to 8 million microscopic mirrors that switch at ultra-high speeds. With this speed advantage, DLP enables applications unheard of by competing display technologies. To learn more about DLP technology, please visit, or follow DLP on Twitter at DLP Cinema® Products Directory page About QuVIS, Inc.: Quvis Technologies Inc. is a provider of digital cinema software and service. Quvis offers filmmakers, post-production houses and exhibitors a fast, reliable and attractively priced alternative for creating, archiving and distributing studio quality DCPs. For nearly two decades Quvis Technologies, Inc, a Seacoast Capital Partners company, has invented technology to move vast amounts of data in real time with extraordinary visual representation quality. Quvis' patented Quality Priority Encoding (QPE) enables ultra high quality image storage in an efficient format, without risking the distortion that often accompanies compression techniques. Quvis products have been trusted by more than 2,000 customers for digital mastering and cinema playback including Pixar, Universal, Paramount, Sony/Columbia Pictures, Fox, Miramax, Lucas Films, Warner Brothers, Light Storm, and DreamWorks. QuVIS, Inc. Directory page About EVS Broadcast Equipment sa: EVS Broadcast Equipment designs media servers, with the associated control software and production networks, for the international television and motion picture communities. EVS Broadcast Equipment sa Directory page About Avica Technology Corporation : Avica is a leading provider of technologies and services for Digital Cinema post-production, distribution and exhibition. Avica's FilmStoreTM family of products handles content delivery and presentation for distribution networks; including encoding and encryption, packaging and distribution, security and all aspects of theatre management and screening. For additional information on Avica and its products visit Avica Technology Corporation Directory page About Digital Projection Ltd.: DPI manufactures and distributes an extensive line of ultra high- performance 3-chip and single-chip DLP(TM) projection systems. These projectors are the reference standard for demanding applications such as large-venue, live-event staging, fortune 5000, homeland security, education, medical and scientific research, command and control, digital cinema, commercial entertainment, worship and elite home cinema. Digital Projection Ltd. Directory page About Digital Cinema Providers Group (Defunct): Digital Cinema Providers Group (DCPG) (Defunct) has been created to educate and influence the movie industry and consumers in order to promote the further commercialization of digital cinema. DCPG is comprised of entities that sell products, provide services or make technologies related to digital cinema, including: Avica, BARCO, Christie Digital Systems, Dolby Laboratories, EVS Digital Cinema, NEC Viewtechnology/Digital Projection International, QuVIS, and Texas Instruments. Digital Cinema Providers Group (Defunct) Directory page
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