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Sony Digital Cinema 4K gives audiences an entertainment experience they’ll never forget in 2D or 3D. There’s a complete family of Sony 4K projection systems to suit every cinema operator, from small boutique screens to the largest multiplex. All our easy-to-use projectors deliver 4K resolution images that viewers love, bursting with rich colour and industry-leading 8000:1 average contrast ratio. Sony’s SRX-R500 series of projectors are also HDR-ready, meeting brightness and contrast requirements for screening the latest 4K movies mastered for High Dynamic Range presentation. Spectacular 4K images are matched by impressively low running costs. The long-lasting HPM multi-lamp array in all our SRX-R500 Series projectors is more energy efficient than traditional Xenon lamps, reducing routine maintenance and cutting the risk of revenue-threatening dark screens. A compelling choice for the big screens, our Premium Large Format (PLF) projection solution outshines costly first generation laser systems, with unrivalled 4K picture quality at light levels up to 60,000 lumens.

 





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.



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.



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 Cinema is the global leader in signal processing, power amplifiers, and loudspeakers for all cinema applications. Our “SystemSynergy” design approach ensures that the entire system, from source to sound, delivers an audio experience as intended by the filmmakers. Beyond cinema audio for the movies, QSC also provides complete audio systems with network control and monitoring for other areas in the cinema entertainment complex, such as lobbies, concession, food service, arcades, and bowling centers.



Dolby Laboratories has been a leader in developing many groundbreaking technologies and advancing the science of sight and sound for more than 50 years. Based in San Francisco with offices around the world, Dolby, through industry-leading research and engineering innovation, is expanding creative possibilities and enhancing collaborative relationships spanning musicians, filmmakers, and other artists as well as with businesses and consumers globally. Along with its partners, Dolby creates and delivers incredibly vivid experiences transforming entertainment and communications at the cinema, at home, on the go in mobile devices, and at work. Dolby Laboratories develops and delivers products and technologies that make entertainment experiences more realistic and immersive. By giving everyone the power to see, hear and feel the spectacular, Dolby is ideally positioned to transform the future of audio, voice, and imaging experiences worldwide.



GDC Technology Limited is a digital cinema solutions provider. GDC Technology develops, manufactures and sells digital cinema servers, content storage systems, theatre management systems and network operations center software for digital cinema. In addition, GDC is the appointed worldwide certification services agent, with exclusivity in Asia to certify DTS:X immersive sound auditoriums for DTS, Inc. GDC also provides a suite of digital cinema products and services, including integrated projection systems, 3D products, projector lamps and silver screens. GDC's subsidiary, GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, manages VPF for approximately 5,000 theater screens and 250 motion picture distributors worldwide.



CES+ is the premier partner in cinema solutions. For the past 35 years has been a pioneer delivering innovative first-in-market technology and will revolutionize the industry with his one-of-a-kind Cinema-as-a-Service solution offering to become the disruptive facilitator of the evolution of the modern movie theater operation. CES+ is headquartered in Miami, Florida, and serves clients globally.




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These days, it’s no longer just about technology, it’s about experiences – WOW experiences. We are a team of cinema and technology experts from around the globe – Barco, ALPD, and CGS – who help you in creating surprising experiences.  We combine innovative cinema technologies with our unique and comprehensive service models to guarantee your peace of mind. So you can focus on new ways to surprise and delight your customers for years to come. Together, we engage to deliver a world-class cinema experience - the one you’ve been waiting for.





CIELO is true proactive monitoring and support. Customers can access CIELO from any device connected to the internet, giving them the freedom to manage the customer experience outside the confines of their offices. Customers have circuit wide visibility into their theater operations so they are able to solve problems more efficiently.



DCIP is the largest digital cinema integrator in the world and provides industry leading software and management solutions to exhibitors and distributors. 

Cinergy is an enterprise suite of tools that helps you track, monitor, and efficiently manage cinema operations in one centralized platform.




DTS:X transports you into a new dimension of sound immersion by delivering truly captivating entertainment experiences. Be prepared -- this improved lifelike immersion and heightened realism makes horror movies scarier, comedies more laugh-out-loud, and car chase scenes even more intense. Movies are being shown with DTS:X sound at an ever-growing number of theaters in the U.S., China and Europe.





Unique X, Based in the UK, is a new brand for the future of digital cinema, providing intelligent autonomous solutions and content services.  Unique X operates in 65 countries globally. To date, more than 70 million GB of data have been transferred, and over 60 million advertising playlists have been delivered. Solutions include RosettaBridge TMS, RosettaNet Estate Management System, Movie Transit (DCP Content Delivery Network), Basekey (KDM management), RosettaPOS (Point of Sale), RosettaLive (Event Streaming) and our pre-show products of Advertising Accord, Ad Transit and Smart Trailering.



Arts Alliance Media (AAM) is a global leader in digital cinema software and services,  offering cutting-edge solutions in software as well as installation, maintenance and support across the cinema ecosystem.



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.



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”-98” LCD displays, multimedia projectors and desktop monitors for lobbies, concessions and concourses.



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.

Industry Partners



The EDCF is a not-for-profit voluntary organisation that aims to act as a "Forum" to discuss key issues surrounding Digital Cinema in Europe. The purpose of EDCF is to provide a basis of common understanding across all European territories of the business and technical matters of digital cinema. 



For more than a century, the people of SMPTE (pronounced “simp-tee”) have sorted out the details of many significant advances in media and entertainment technology, from the introduction of “talkies” and color television to HD and UHD (4K, 8K) TV. Since its founding in 1916, SMPTE has received an Oscar® and multiple Emmy® Awards for its work in advancing moving-imagery engineering across the industry. 



The Union Internationale des Cinémas/International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) represents the interests of cinema trade associations and cinema operators covering 37 countries in Europe and neighboring regions.​ ​





The International Cinema Technology Association is a global network of professionals in the motion picture industry. Members of the ICTA are those companies that manufacture, service and create the equipment that goes into movie theatres. Our members are on the cutting edge of new technologies and have been the driving force in digital, 3D, immersive sound systems, high frame rates and lasers. The ICTA promotes technological advancements in the motion picture industry through educational seminars and programs. The ICTA logo stands for excellence and professionalism and when on a member’s letterhead signifies that the company is reliable, competent and committed.



The Inter-Society for the Enhancement of Cinema Presentation, Inc. promotes interactive dialogue and information exchange between cinema-related entities with the goal of resolving issues affecting the overall cinema presentation. Founded in 1978 by Eastman Kodak VP Ken Mason, membership is composed of its four charter trade organizations - International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA), the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) - along with over 40 member companies, made up of trade organizations, motion picture studios, exhibition companies, manufacturers, technical consultants, and other industry stakeholders.
 


Shows & Events



CineEurope 2020 to be held June 22th - 25th, 2022, promises to bring you another year with the very best in exclusive studio screenings and product presentations, cinematic technologies and innovations and educational seminars to keep your business on top of industry trends.

Produced by The Film Expo Group, CineEurope is the official convention of the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC), an international trade association representing cinema exhibitors and their national associations across 37 European territories whose focus is to better promote the social, cultural and economic value of cinemas in Europe and internationally.




CineAsia will take place at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre on December 9-12, 2019.  Nowhere else in Asia can you accomplish as much in a short period of time to sustain, and help grow your business in the year to come. Join your cinema exhibition, distribution, and motion picture industry colleagues for 4 days of networking and product presentations and screening of major Hollywood films soon to be released. CineAsia attendees will also get an opportunity to visit the Trade Show where you can learn about the latest equipment, products, and technologies to stay ahead of the trends.



ShowEast 2019,  held in Miami from Oct 14-17 2019 at the  Fontainebleau Miami Beach, features a range of exclusive product presentations and screenings from both Independent and Major Hollywood studios to help you make important programming decisions for the 4th quarter box office.  Powerhouse seminars offer valuable insight from top executives on the latest industry trends and concerns; while our EXPO experience offers delegates a glance at the latest and best technologies, entertainment, services, comforts, and conveniences to make their theatres must-attend destinations.  ShowEast’s International program draws a large contingency of Latin and South American delegates – more than any other convention of its kind. A one and a half day program dedicated to the latest content and concerns and within this rising region.


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LAS VEGAS—Mar 24, 2004

American Cinema Advertising Network and UltraStar Cinemas join in to a Long Term Digital Pre-Show Advertising Agreement

ACAN teams with Vyvx, DPI and EVS; UltraStar becomes first exhibitor in North America to use Texas Instruments DLP Cinema™ Technology for Pre-Show
merican Cinema Advertising Network (ACAN) today announced it has signed UltraStar Cinemas of San Diego, CA to a long term Pre-Show Advertising and Media Asset Marketing agreement. Under the agreement ACAN will supply projectors utilizing Texas Instruments DLP Cinema™ technology for digital pre-show advertising content, alternative programming and digital theatrical trailers and feature films.

"UltraStar Cinemas will be the first exhibitor in North America to be equipped with the necessary equipment (DLP Cinema™) to show all digital programming using one projector, including movies. The quality of the theatrical presentation should be the absolute best, including the pre-show. Anything less is a dis-service to the advertiser and an insult to the audience," said Alex Gorovitz, President and CEO of ACAN.

"We've been a leader in the adoption of digital cinema and are hopeful that other exhibitors will follow our lead by making the jump to DLP Cinema™ for all applications rather than giving in to the temptation of using inferior non-DLP technology. "ACAN obviously shares our vision and commitment to superior digital presentation as evidenced by their willingness to provide this technology without any financial or technology risk" said Alan Grossberg, President and CEO of UltraStar Cinemas.

In addition, ACAN will be UltraStar's exclusive sales representative for all Media Assets including alternative content, special events, in-theatre signage, etc. "This consolidation allows advertisers to buy from UltraStar's entire selection of media assets from one source which is important to the advertising community and therefore important to UltraStar" added Grossberg.

ACAN has assembled a team of leading companies in the execution of digital cinema for this project. Texas Instruments, Digital Projection International, WilTel Communications' Vyvx division and EVS, Inc. "ACAN has selected teammates, which as individuals are experts is their respective fields, but more importantly as a team are a very power and cohesive group which will continue to successfully forge the road to digital theatres, said Fred Garroy, General Manager of the Americas for EVS.

ACAN will utilize DPI/TI DLP Cinema™ projectors in 20 screens initially which represents more DLP Cinema™ screens than any other exhibitor in North America. All 81 screens are expected to be converted within a year which will likely make UltraStar the first exhibitor in the world to be equipped for DLP Cinema™ and cinema grade servers for every screen. UltraStar currently has 6 Barco digital cinema projectors which will be replaced with DPI units. "We are so pleased that a company and an exhibitor have finally stepped up to put into place high quality projection technology for the exhibition or all digital content" said Peter Nicholas, Director of Cinema Sales and Marketing for DigitalProjection Inc.

"With the announcement of 20 DLP Cinema screens UltraStar is moving forward with a significant deployment that shows their commitment to the best presentation quality for theatrical applications," said Doug Darrow, Business Manager, and TI DLP Cinema™.

ACAN will utilize EVS for the storage, management, and playback of all digital content within the theatre, providing a single solution for UltraStar. "This is the future of digital theatres", said James Campanella, Chief Systems Engineer of EVS. "Combining pre-show, alternative, and digital cinema content into one system provides the exhibitor with the most flexibility and enables them to leave no potential revenue source untapped. Utilizing digital cinema quality equipment for all aspects of the show raises the picture quality bar of pre-show and alternative content. EVS is very excited to once again be part of another digital cinema milestone".

To deliver content - both file based and live video - to theaters across the country, ACAN will utilize WilTel Communications' Vyvx division, a market leader in providing fiber-optic and satellite transmission solutions to the media and entertainment industry for 15 years. On an annual basis, Vyvx provides broadcast transmission services for nearly 10,000 live sports events; transmits nearly 200,000 live video feeds, or the equivalent of more than 12 million video minutes; and nearly 3,000,000 national television and radio spot advertisements.

About UltraStar Cinemas: UltraStar Cinemas is headquartered in San Diego County and has operated theaters throughout Southern California and Arizona. Recognized for pioneering the digital age of cinema, UltraStar was the first theater group in the world to be fully equipped with Pure Digital Cinema® powered by DLP Cinema® technology in all of its locations. In 2009, the company also became the first to offer D-BOX motion seats, which use motion effects specifically programmed for each film to create an immersive experience for movie goers. UltraStar Cinemas 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 American Cinema Advertising Network: ACAN, formerly Century Media Advertising, was founded in 1982 and has been a major provider or pre-show slide advertising representing exhibitors such as Loews, Mann, Village, Century, Village, and others. American Cinema Advertising Network Directory page

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Dec 16, 2004 EVS Spin-out XDC raises 9 millions Euros to deploy the first European digital cinema network

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.

Nov 21, 2003 EVS part of the Kinepolis new Digital Cinema network in Belgium
Sep 26, 2003 MPEG Interop Initiative Releases Digital Cinema Specification Document
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The members of the MPEG Interop Initiative, Avica Technology Corp. of Santa Monica, California, EVS Digital Cinema of Belgium, and newest member GDC Technology Private Ltd. based in Singapore, today announced the completion and publication of their Digital Cinema Packaging Specification 1.04 that defines standards for interoperable mastering, content delivery, security and theater playout.

Mar 5, 2003 Digital Cinema Providers Group Announces Formation of New Trade Association
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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.

Oct 31, 2002 Sweden Has Opened its First National Digital Cinema Network on EVS Cinestore™ !
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