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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.  

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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

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

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.

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. 

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The Netherlands—Jul 8, 2010

Bergen Kino: Alcons Cinema Experienced

“cinema sound as it is intended”
Cinema is as popular a form of entertainment as it has ever been, but today’s audiences are more demanding than ever. Fulfilling those expectations was the main requirement of Norway’s Bergen Kino, when it commissioned the installation of an Alcons system at the country’s highest profile cinema.
Built in 1918, originally as a concert hall, Konsertpaléet screen 1 (KP1) is the premier cinema auditorium in Bergen, Norway and attracts cinephiles from across Scandinavia to enjoy its quality surroundings, sound and vision facilities. Recently it underwent a major refurbishment programme to become a true reference class cinema, with owning company Bergen Kino keen to provide filmgoers with a cinema experience that was in a league of its own.
Alongside contractors providing new seating, lighting and improved interior design, Bergen Kino contracted Unique Cinema Systems to install Alcons’ latest, cutting-edge C series system, designed for superior (digital) cinema sound reproduction. 
The system comprises 5 pcs. CR5 front of house pro-ribbon screen systems, designed for auditoriums of 500 seats and upwards, 20 pcs. Cinema Ribbon Monitor System (CRMS) surround speakers and 4 pcs. BF362 double 18” subwoofers.
The first true cinema system that utilises line-source technology throughout, the CR5 provides non-compressed reproduction and extended dynamic range and optimal acoustic coupling efficiency.  A triple RBN401 pro-ribbon array HF section allows a cinema-unique flat SPL coverage from front to rear, with very precise projection;  while the quad-6.5” MF section features projection control and increased output through acoustical coupling with a minimal depth waveguide. Despite the system’s shallow, 35cm design allowing it to be very economical in its spatial requirements, it makes no compromise on audio quality.
The CRMS surround speakers feature an RBN401 pro-ribbon HF section with an 8” midbass woofer. The system’s 800W peak power handling offers a 1:15 dynamic range. The CRMS surrounds were chosen to obtain the same mid-high frequency response “ear print” as from the front system, offering the same unique sound timbre throughout the auditorium.
“UCS was the first company to offer Alcons loudspeaker products to the Scandinavian cinema industry. The company’s pro-ribbon technology, though more costly, offers much more transparent and crisp sound reproduction than conventional systems,” says Eyvind Ljungquist of UCS.
“The clarity and lack of distortion, which listeners have learned to appreciate and expect from high-end headphones and HiFi systems, have always been missed in cinema audio. The sound system installed at KP1 is a major leap forward in that direction. UCS felt that these speakers would perfectly suit KP1 as a reference-class cinema. 
Through the array of pro-ribbon and mid-frequency drivers, the CR5 acts in a line-array-like manner, offering vastly improved coverage control and directivity, which are both very important features in cinemas,” Eyvind continues.
As the first installation of the CR5 system, UCS was confident that the Alcons technology would provide audio quality unsurpassed by any other system designed for large auditoria. In this, they - as well as Bergen Kino and its audiences - have not been disappointed.
The Bergen Kino management understands that customers are becoming increasingly demanding and that what was ‘good enough’ yesterday won’t suffice now and in the future. 
Einar Jakobsen, technical manager Bergen Kino: "we are truly very pleased with the Alcons systems; The cinema experience in KP1 is unsurpassed and it is very well recognized by our visitors, proven by the excellent feedback we get". 
Following the KP1 project, new Bergen Kino cinemas are developed with Alcons pro-ribbon sound systems.
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About Alcons Audio B.V.:
Alcons Audio is a Dutch manufacturer of professional sound systems for quality-conscious clients in the cinema, installation and rental/touring industry.
The Alcons Audio team continuously strives for obtaining the most natural possible sound reproduction at any SPL with utmost day-to-day consistency and reliability. This is achieved through a tameless curiosity combined with a fearless drive to develop and implement unconventional technologies and techniques. Alcons’ multiple-patented high-power pro-ribbon technology is just one example.
Recent Alcons ambassadors include: Levels Audio studios Hollywood, VUE cinemas, Google/YouTube London, OsloKino Colosseum Norway, Lucasfilm Singapore, NBC Universal Pictures London and Beijing, Walt Disney Germany, Deluxe Digital studios, Factory Post studios UK, Pathé Tuschinski Amsterdam, Norwegian Film Institute, Berlinale Palast Berlin Germany, Savannah Film Festival USA
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