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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.



SHARP 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 SHARP NEC's digital cinema projectors meet DCI specifications for performance and reliability, meeting the requirements of today’s cinema industry. SHARP 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.



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.



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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.





GDC Technology is a leading manufacturer and provider of cinema equipment and solutions including cinema automation systems, cinema servers, cinema enterprise software, cinema storage, cinema audio solutions, and cinema projectors that meet the highly demanding performance, security and reliability requirements established by motion picture studios.





QSC is the global leader in cinema signal processing, power amplifiers, and loudspeakers for all applications within today's modern cinema entertainment center. 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.



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.





Strong Cinema, a segment of Ballantyne Strong, Inc., consists of:

Strong Technical Services (STS) that offers a comprehensive suite of cinema-focused services, including installation, maintenance, and technical support, to exhibitors throughout the United States.

Strong/MDI Screen Systems Inc. one of the world's leading cinema screen manufacturers that produces and sells specialty screens, screen support structures, and other film exhibition equipment for customers globally.  





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.

Industry Partners



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.
 




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 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 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 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. 

Shows & Events



CinemaCon 2022 has been scheduled for April 25 - 28, 2022 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  Check the links below for the latest information. 




ShowEast 2021 -- cancelled --,  scheduled to be held in Miami from Nov 8-11, 2021 at Loews 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.



-- cancelled --  CineAsia 2021 has been scheduled for Dec 6-9th 2021 in Bangkok.  Check links for the latest  information. 



CineEurope 2021, has been re-scheduled for October 4-7 in Barcelona.  CineEurope 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.


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CES 2010, Las Vegas—Jan 7, 2010

THX Supports Sensio® 3D Format with THX Media Director

THX and SENSIO Team to Simplify the 3D Experience, Enabling TVs To Configure 2D and 3D Settings Automatically
THX Ltd. and SENSIO Technologies Inc. have partnered to integrate SENSIO® 3D video processing flags with THX® Media Director™, a technology designed to simplify the home entertainment experience. THX Media Director will provide TVs featuring both SENSIO® 3D video processing and THX Media Director with the ability to select appropriate 2D and 3D playback settings automatically, resulting in a seamless, high quality 3DTV experience for consumers.

THX and SENSIO will demonstrate THX Media Director at SENSIO’s CES 2010 booth #20931 in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC).  

“The introduction of 3D in the home will reshape how we experience movies, TV programs and digital downloads. 3D brings with it new playback modes, user interfaces and an added layer of complexity for consumers,” said Rick Dean, senior vice president at THX. “THX Media Director provides for a seamless 3D experience, as well as metadata to support a wide range of 2D images and home audio formats.”

THX Media Director enables SENSIO and its consumer electronics partners to showcase
signature 3D playback features and settings, while simplifying the user experience. THX Media
Director technology uses metadata to describe the creative and technical characteristics of 2D
and 3D content to TVs, AV receivers and other home theater playback devices. Acting on the
metadata, THX Media Director-enabled TVs can trigger the appropriate playback settings for
SENSIO® 3D video processing, or resume 2D playback, without requiring user intervention.
“The integration of SENSIO’s flags into THX Media Director brings us yet another step forward in creating a simple SENSIO® 3D ecosystem for consumers. We are offering multiple SENSIO
compatible products in the market today and with THX Media Director, consumers will enjoy the
benefits of SENSIO® 3D without requiring them to constantly reach for the remote control", said
Nicholas Routhier, SENSIO’s President and CEO. "We are very pleased to announce this
collaboration with such a prestigious partner and we look forward to working with THX on other
3D related solutions which will benefit consumers."


THX Web Site
About THX: Founded by legendary filmmaker George Lucas in 1983, THX Ltd. and its partners provide premium entertainment experiences in the cinema, in the home and on the go. Over the past 35 years, THX has expanded its certification categories beyond studios and cinemas to consumer electronics, content, automotive systems and live entertainment. Today, THX continues to redefine entertainment, providing exciting new cinema offerings, technologies and assurance of experiences which provide consumers with superior audio and visual fidelity and ensure an artist’s vision is truthfully delivered to audiences worldwide.  THX Ltd. is owned by Razer, and operates as a fully independent subsidiary. For more information visit THX.comhttps://www.thx.com/thx-ultimate-cinema/ and find us on FacebookInstagram, and follow us on Twitter.
 

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Sensio Technologies Inc. Web Site
About Sensio Technologies Inc.:
The award-winning SENSIO® Hi-Fi 3D technology has been trusted by some of the biggest names in event creation to power numerous live 3D firsts. These include the first live 3D broadcast, the first live 3D simulcast and the first worldwide live 3D event in cinemas. SENSIO’s unique expertise and network of contacts led to the creation of the only, ready-to-go worldwide distribution channel for live 3D events in cinemas: the SENSIO® 3D Live Network. As of 2011, SENSIO acts as a live 3D event promoter providing high-profile content and technical and promotional support to the cinema industry.
 
 
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Mar 29, 2021 THX Ultimate Cinema® Coming to the Nordisk Film Iconic Imperial Theatre in Copenhagen
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THX Ltd., acclaimed for the certification of world-class cinemas and consumer electronics, Cinionic, the global leader in laser-powered cinema solutions, and leading Scandinavian cinema company, Nordisk Film Cinemas, today announced their collaboration to launch the first THX Ultimate Cinema® in Europe, to be deployed at the Nordisk Film crown jewel, the historic Imperial Theatre in Copenhagen.

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THX Ltd., renowned for the certification of world-class cinemas and consumer electronics, today announced that the world’s first THX Ultimate Cinema at Regency Westwood Village Theatre will launch in spring/summer 2019.

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May 2, 2018 THX® and Cinemark Announce Certification of Over 200 Cinemark XD Screens in the United States and Latin America
Apr 24, 2018 THX® Announces Premium Large Format Cinema Offering at CinemaCon 2018
Apr 23, 2018 THX® Commemorates 35th Anniversary with New Deep Note Trailer
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