Cinema Technology Oct. 04, 2022
Register & Log in

welcome to Cinionic
welcome to wow

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.

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.

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.  

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.​ ​

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.

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

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

# 1936 Scophony

RSS News
RSS Info About RSS

Skip Navigation LinksHome/Menu > Find News > Refresh this page
Bergin and Dublin—Feb 18, 2010

Unique Cinema Systems win 9 out of 10 Digital Cinema regions in Norway

Norway leads the world with a full conversion to Digital Cinema.
The much awaited result of the Norwegian Film & Kino tender process was announced today, with 9 of the 10 regional zones, representing more than 300 screens, being won by Unique Cinema Systems.

Following an intensive bid process involving a detailed response to a full range of technical, commercial and support criteria set out by Film & Kino, Unique Cinema Systems proved their commitment to the long term future of the Norwegian cinema market by offering the best value, and highest quality package for each of the separate regions they were awarded.

The tender was divided in ten subgroups assigned along both regional and organizational lines. Four sub-group contracts were allocated for each of the larger countrywide chains, and six contracts grouping independent cinemas within Norway’s primary regions. There are also separate contracts for mobile, or traveling, cinema systems that provide movies to smaller communities without permanent cinemas. The total value is estimated at NOK 300 million (€ 37m) .

Each sub-contract was separately awarded based on careful evaluation from a group-level committee that included local participants who understand the specific needs of cinemas in that group. Equipment and the integration partner was selected based on price and quality. Cinemas in each group will receive a base-level approved 2D cinema system package consisting of a digital projector, server, TMS and NOC services. Enhancements such as 3D, and 4K can be optionally purchased at the cinema’s expense.

Unique Cinema Systems, will provide each cinema a complete package of local support from their regional offices in Bergen, Lier, Trondheim and Tromsø provided by a team of experienced technicians utilizing a dedicated suite of network monitoring tools, theatre management software and NOC services.

“This is a major step forward for the long awaited digitalisation of the cinema industry. We at Unique are proud to be part of this country wide conversion to Digital Cinema in Norway,“ said Dave Spilde, Director of Unique Cinema Systems. “Credit is due to the Film & Kino for their ambition and determination in bringing this ambitious project to fruition. We look forward to continuing to work with Jørgen Stensland and his team in completing the project to the satisfaction of all the cinemas involved.”

Chris Olsson-Hagan, Managing Director, Unique Digital Ltd commented “This project will require collaboration between all the parties involved. We are delighted that the investment Unique has made in evaluating the equipment and the long term development of new software management systems will now benefit both the theatre owners and the Norwegian cinema public.”

For more information please contact:
Unique Cinema Systems
+44 207 384 5623 -

About Film & Kino
Norwayʼs cinema system is unique in Europe, originating in 1913, when municipalities started taking over cinema operations across the country. Since 1925 the municipally owned and operated theatres have held a dominant market share, standing today at 72,6 per cent (admissions) and 81,1 per cent (box‐office). As a consequence of this system, cinemas operate as individual enterprises, being individually programmed, and exhibition in Norway is thus not based on the classical organisational paradigm of cinema circuits/chains. Since 1970 municipally and privately owned cinema have collaborated closely on developing the exhibition sector as a whole, co‐ordinating these activities through the organisation which today is known as Film & Kino (

Central to these efforts have been the Cinema Fund. The Fund was set up in 1970 as a mutual fund, financed by a voluntary 2,5% levy on cinema ticket sales to finance projects of common interest and benefit to the exhibition sector: From support for film festivals and cinema literacy programmes, to ambulatory cinema services and P&A support in various forms, to training courses for cinema staff and technical and other consultancies.

The Regulations (‐19991220‐1515.html) given under the 1987 law provide general aims for the use of the Fundʼs resources, while establishing legal base for Film & Kino to determine concrete operations, under the superintendence of the Ministry for Culture. The Regulations furthermore stipulate that all stakeholders (i.e. representatives of contributors to the fund) have the right to be represented on the Board of Film & Kino.

For further information, please contact
Film & Kino P.O.Box 446 Sentrum, N‐0104 OSLO Tel. +47‐; fax +47‐; post @
Case officer: Jörgen Stensland, Head of Division

About Film & Kino: Film & Kino is the industry organisation for the Norwegian cinema and video industries and takes care of the interests of Norwegian municipalities as regards cinema, managing movie theatres and video activities. The organisation administers the Norwegian Cinema and Film Foundation and also runs the Mobile Cinema and the periodical Film & Kino. Film & Kino Directory page
About Unique Digital Ltd.:
Established 20 years ago, Unique Digital are the leading supplier of products and services to the Digital Cinema Industry with offices in Dublin, Manchester, London, Bergen and Vilnius. Products are tailored for Exhibition, Distribution and Cinema Advertising Sales companies including RosettaBridge TMS, RosettaNet (Theatre Management Systems), 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, amongst others.

We ♡ making software for the entertainment industry 

Unique Digital Ltd. Directory page

Share This Page
©Copyright 2003 - 2022 WHMCC, LLC .
| Contact | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy
All rights reserved.