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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.

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 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.

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.  

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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.

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.

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.

Arts Alliance Media (AAM) is the global leader in digital cinema software and services, offering a wide range of solutions which help exhibitors to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and improve the cinematic experience for their customers.

AAM’s extensive portfolio, including Producer, Screenwriter, Lifeguard, MX4D, and HeyLED, touches over 42,000 screens worldwide, while their network operations centre (NOC) supports several thousand screens.

AAM is part of the Luxin-Rio Group, the world’s foremost cinema technologies provider.

Industry Partners

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 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. 

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.​ ​

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 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 2022, has been scheduled for June 20-23, 2022 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.

CinemaCon 2023 has been scheduled for 24-27 April 2023 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  Check the links below for the latest information. 

ShowEast 2022 scheduled to be held in Miami from Oct 17-20, 2022 at 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.

CineAsia 2022 has been scheduled for Dec 5-8, 2022 in Bangkok.  Check links for more information.  The CineAsia trade show is where cinema exhibition and distribution professional come to do business and network. The convention will also feature product presentations and screenings of major upcoming films, exclusive sponsored events, and seminars relating to current and future trends happening across the industry.  Additional information on CineAsia can be found at

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Berkeley, CA—May 14, 2009

Meyer Sound’s New Cinema Experience Products Shows the Future of Cinema Sound at UC San Diego

At the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), the Digital Cinema Auditorium plays a pivotal role for the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), a unique public-private research consortium. In this intimate 200-seat auditorium, teams of artists and scientists work to push the limits of movie technology ranging from production and distribution to exhibition. Tools at hand include connections to the world’s fastest fiber optic networks (up to 10 GBs), a Sony 4K ultra-high definition projector, and a multi-format surround system featuring Meyer Sound’s new Cinema Experience products, highlighting the THX-approved Acheron 100 screen channel loudspeaker.
The Digital Cinema Auditorium is used for high-resolution international teleconferences as well as for ultra-detailed scientific visualization. The room also promotes remote collaboration in movie making by connecting via the high-speed networks to other universities, such as Keio University in Tokyo, or to other production facilities, such as Lucasfilm in San Francisco.
“Extremely high audio quality is critical for nearly everybody who uses the auditorium,” states Peter Otto, director of Sonic Arts R&D for Calit2. “For example, we’ve been using it for experiments in long-distance networked audio post-productions with Skywalker and San Francisco-based Industrial Light and Magic. We can operate the room as a mixing stage, using uncompressed audio streaming from two or three distant sources. And we can also exhibit streaming productions with up to 12 channels of surround, at the very highest resolutions for sound and picture.”
The audio system relies exclusively on self-powered loudspeakers by Meyer Sound to support these quality levels. The LCR screen channels each utilize the Acheron 100, designed for optimal performance behind perforated screens. The Acheron features a single 15-inch driver and an innovative soft-rolloff horn that provides exceptional coverage and a uniform LCR perspective at all locations. The crossover point of 580 Hz puts most of the dialog frequencies in the horn for better intelligibility and control.
“As soon as we heard that Meyer was developing a new cinema speaker, we asked to have some of the first ones in here,” says Otto. “And we’ve found them to be incredibly versatile and transparent, and they sound superb no matter where you sit in the auditorium. That had been a challenge in the past because of the steeply raked seating. But the Acherons keep the imaging and frequency response absolutely uniform at every seat.”
The balance of the Meyer Sound equipment comprises five X-800 subwoofers, nine UPJ-1P VariO™ loudspeakers for surrounds, and a Galileo™ loudspeaker management system with two Galileo 616 processors.
The Acheron demonstrated its superior sonic quality during a workshop at the Digital Cinema Auditorium. “We did a demonstration of some remixes we did on “Iron Man” using raw tracks streamed from Skywalker and the University of Washington in Seattle,” adds Otto. “I’ve never heard so many incredible, over-the-top comments. People were telling me that it was the best audio they’ve ever heard in a cinema context—and these are people from the top ranks of the industry, accustomed to working in premier facilities.”
Calit2 at UCSD is the birthplace of CineGrid, an international membership organization dedicated to research in multimedia production over high-speed networks. In addition to university research entities like Calit2, founding members of CineGrid include industry leaders in digital and multimedia such as Cisco Systems, Sony, and Lucasfilm. Meyer Sound is also a member of the organization.
The home of Calit2 at UCSD is Atkinson Hall, a gleaming six-story structure that also hosts various projects of the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA), an organized research unit of the university. Other research facilities in Atkinson Hall also installed with Meyer Sound products include two virtual reality environments, the StarCAVE and the Varrier Wall, both equipped with MM-4 miniature loudspeakers and UMS-1P subwoofers; the StarCAVE also employs the Matrix3™ audio show control system. A reconfigurable “black box” theater provides sound reinforcement through 16 UPJ-1P VariO loudspeakers and a pair of the USW-1P subwoofers.
Design of the audio systems in Atkinson Hall was a collaborative effort by Calit2 staff and Meyer Sound Design Services. Systems were provided and installed by Sound Image of Escondido, Calif.
Elsewhere on the UCSD campus, the new Conrad Prebys Music Center features Meyer Sound’s Constellation® electroacoustic architecture. Constellation applies highly advanced digital technology, in concert with dedicated microphones and 12 UPJ-1P VariO loudspeakers, 28 MM-4 miniature loudspeakers, and eight UMS-1P subwoofers to provide the room acoustics best suited for each type of events.

About Meyer Sound Laboratories, Inc.: Family owned and operated since 1979, Meyer Sound Laboratories, Inc. designs and manufactures high-quality sound solutions that include self-powered sound reinforcement loudspeakers, digital audio systems, passive and active acoustic systems, cinema sound systems, and sound measurement tools for the professional audio industry. Founded by John and Helen Meyer, the company has grown to become a leading worldwide supplier of systems for theatres, arenas, stadiums, theme parks, convention centers, houses of worship, and touring concert sound rental operations. Meyer Sound’s main office and manufacturing facility are located in Berkeley, California, with field offices and authorized distributors located throughout the USA and around the world. Meyer Sound Laboratories, Inc. Directory page

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