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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Introducing the LG Miraclass, the DCI-certified cinema LED screen that will revolutionize the way you experience movies. This is more than just a technology upgrade, it's an opportunity to transform your theater into a space for imagination, creativity, and community. Join us on this journey into a new world of cinema, where the theater becomes a destination beyond entertainment.

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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 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 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.

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

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

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.

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.

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Berkeley—Dec 18, 2009

Meyer Sound Sets New Benchmarks for Outdoor Cinema at Doha Tribeca Film Festival

In its inaugural year, the Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) laid claim to a giant outdoor screening venue equipped with what may have been the most powerful Dolby 5.1 surround sound system ever assembled. On a grassy expanse next to the Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar’s capital, 104 Meyer Sound loudspeakers complemented a towering 24-by-10 meter screen, providing faithful audio reproduction for the much awaited screenings and ­performance of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra to the pleasure of 5,000 guests.
The audio systems for all four of DTFF’s temporary venues were designed and specified by Michael Rome of Boston Light and Sound, a world-renowned consulting firm in specialty cinema systems.  For Rome, the vast scope of the principal outdoor venue presented an extraordinary challenge for maintaining exacting cinema audio standards.
“Dolby has a specification for how a system should respond in any venue,” notes Rome. “It’s the same response we would expect in a screening room, a movie theater, or on a scoring stage. It’s the SMPTE “X curve” specification of 85 dB, plus or minus two dB, front to back and side to side—something not easily achieved in a large open space.” 
To fulfill this requirement, Rome specified a system comprising front LCR arrays each with eight MILO® line array loudspeakers backed by two flown 700-HP subwoofers. Eight surround towers were erected on the perimeter, each carrying three MILO and three smaller M’elodie® line array loudspeakers for near-field coverage.  Eight UPJ-1P VariO™  loudspeakers provided front fill, while a Galileo® loudspeaker management system with two Galileo 616 processors supplied signal matrixing and processing.  All Meyer Sound equipment was supplied by TechoPro LLC of Dubai, under a subcontract from the primary AV supplier for the festival, Creative Communication Group (CCG) of Qatar.
Tuning the system to meet Dolby’s specification was the primary responsibility of Boston Light and Sound’s Charlie Greenough and Canada-based Dolby sound consultant Matt Kunau.  According to Greenough, the power and linearity of the Meyer Sound arrays were key to delivering performance that, he states, met or exceeded all expectations. “The surrounds impressed me the most, with plus or minus two dB front to back, and the three dB points penetrating to the opposite sides.”
Albeit known for its power to anchor the main system on a tour like Metallica’s, the MILO met a different set of requirements in this cinema application. “The system gave us excellent dialog clarity throughout the seating area,” says Rome. “It did exactly what it was tuned to do, which is what you want in cinema sound. You’re not looking for the subjective, overwhelming power of a rock concert, but rather a precise match to a specification.”
The massive outdoor system delighted audiences for three evenings of the festival, including the Middle East premiere of director Mira Nair’s “Amelia”on opening night.  The response of both the audience and festival organizers, according to Greenough, was highly gratifying. “I received word from the DTFF executive producers and the director of “Amelia,” and they thought the outdoor screening was fantastic,” he reports.
Rigging and tuning the sprawling audio system proved a formidable effort that required close coordination of a large team. Jalal K. Dudin, managing partner of CCG, supervised the role of his firm, with Philip Venter serving as CCG’s lead technician for the event. TechnoPro owner Nabil Bourgeili and head technician Hadi Nassar worked closely with Meyer Sound contract consultant David “dB Dave” Dennison on configuration specifics and alignment with the SIM® 3 audio analyzer.
In addition to the Doha Tribeca Film Festival, other notable film industry events and venues have selected Meyer Sound audio systems. Acheron loudspeakers, part of the company’s new Cinema Experience line, have been installed at Skywalker Sound, ImageMovers Digital, and American Zoetrope as well as at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
The Doha Tribeca Film Festival is a partnership formed between the Qatar Museum Authority and New York’s esteemed Tribeca Film Festival.  Although following the New York festival’s lead in many respects, including a dedication to promoting emerging filmmakers, the DTFF maintains its own regional identity by highlighting the work of acclaimed filmmakers from the Arab world.
Representing the Qatar Museum Authority in the DTFF partnership are the Chair, Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, QMA CEO Abdulla Al Najjar, and DTFF Executive Director Amanda Palmer. New York’s Tribeca is represented by the festival founders: producer Jane Rosenthal, entrepreneur Craig Hatkoff, and celebrated actor Robert De Niro, who was on hand to present awards at the close of the event. Other prominent industry figures participating in the first DTFF included actor Ben Kingsley and director Martin Scorsese.

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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