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



CES+ is the premier partner in cinema solutions. For the past 35 years has been a pioneer delivering innovative first-in-market technology and will revolutionize the industry with his one-of-a-kind Cinema-as-a-Service solution offering to become the disruptive facilitator of the evolution of the modern movie theater operation. CES+ is headquartered in Miami, Florida, and serves clients globally.




QSC Cinema is the global leader in signal processing, power amplifiers, and loudspeakers for all cinema applications. 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.





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.



Unique X, Based in the UK, is a new brand for the future of digital cinema, providing intelligent autonomous solutions and content services.  Unique X operates in 65 countries globally. To date, more than 70 million GB of data have been transferred, and over 60 million advertising playlists have been delivered. Solutions include RosettaBridge TMS, RosettaNet Estate Management System, 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.



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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.



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.



Qube Cinema is committed to creating a seamless world of Digital Cinema with products that are innovative, powerful, reliable and cost-effective. Qube Cinema is a company with a passion for cinema and a thorough understanding of film, video, audio and computer technology along with vast experience in the production, post-production and exhibition industries - a unique combination of expertise that has helped in the development of the company's digital cinema technology.



GDC Technology Limited is a digital cinema solutions provider. GDC Technology develops, manufactures and sells digital cinema servers, content storage systems, theatre management systems and network operations center software for digital cinema. In addition, GDC is the appointed worldwide certification services agent, with exclusivity in Asia to certify DTS:X immersive sound auditoriums for DTS, Inc. GDC also provides a suite of digital cinema products and services, including integrated projection systems, 3D products, projector lamps and silver screens. GDC's subsidiary, GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, manages VPF for approximately 5,000 theater screens and 250 motion picture distributors worldwide.



DCIP is the largest digital cinema integrator in the world and provides industry leading software and management solutions to exhibitors and distributors. 

Cinergy is an enterprise suite of tools that helps you track, monitor, and efficiently manage cinema operations in one centralized platform.




Moving Image Technologies manufacturers and markets a full complement of cinema exhibition equipment and services to support the industry’s transition to digital cinema, including: custom engineering, systems design, integration, digital technology solutions for 3D, digital cinema, pre-feature on-screen advertising and components. Moving Image Technologies’ mission is to have the most talented, passionate people in cinema working to provide the best presentation tools for the cinema exhibition industry.



Bardan Cinema has been a leader in cinema equipment sales in Latin America and the Caribbean for over 40 years. With a well-established reputation and broad customer base that spans independent boutique theaters to large multiplexes, Bardan provides total solutions and services ranging from cinema design, equipment sales, installation, monitoring and VPF implementation. In collaboration with D-Cinema NOC, Bardan now offers comprehensive 24/7/365 proactive monitoring and remote support to exhibitors throughout the region.

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 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.
 




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.

Shows & Events



CineAsia will take place from 7-10 December 2020 at the Royal Paragon Halls at the Siam Paragon Mall in Bangkok Thailand. 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 www.cineasia.com.



ShowEast 2020,  held in Miami from Oct 19-22, 2020 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.


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Liège-Ougrée, Belgium—Dec 16, 2004

EVS Spin-out XDC raises 9 millions Euros to deploy the first European digital cinema network

XDC S.A., the 60% spin-out of EVS Broadcast Equipment, has increased yesterday its capital by € 9,000,000 with 10 new partners from Belgium, France and Luxembourg who will have a 40% holding in the company when the operation is completed: BGL Investment Partners S.A., Audiolux S.A., Beaufagne S.A., Compagnie du Bois Sauvage S.A., G.Consulting S.A., Meusinvest S.A., Partners @ Venture N.V., Vivium Life S.A., Pierre Rion and Laurent Minguet. XDC has been advised by Delwaide Lawyers for the legal work.

XDC aims to digitise 500 cinema screens over the next two years to create the first European digital cinema network. Europe has more than 30,000 screens and XDC is positioning itself as a third party investor between distributors and exhibitors, controlling the digital technology which has made EVS successful. At the same time, XDC is continuing its developments in Asia and America through its subsidiary XDC Inc., based in New York and Hollywood.

Today, XDC includes the whole of the EVS Digital Cinema division which covers research & development, production and sales of the "CineStore" servers. This division was set up 5 years ago and has a team of 30 people who develop technological solutions for replacing projectors and 35 mm films with digital systems. Amongst other benefits, these systems offer better picture and sound quality, lower distribution costs and simplified logistics as films will be eventually distributed via satellite. The digital technology also makes it easier to prevent films piracy. Most of the content providers, among which some of the Hollywood Majors and many independent are interested in digital distribution and projection. Up to date, there have already been more than 60,000 digital cinema screenings on the hundred + CineStore servers which XDC has already sold throughout the world. XDC represents today a market share of around 30%.

XDC is also working in partnership with several European companies on this project. These include: Studio l’Equipe, Cast4all, UCL… (Belgium), Astra, BCE (Luxembourg), Denmark (VLL), Mikrom, FTT… (Germany), Filmteknik, Display It, Public Entertainment (Sweden), MarinaStudios, Elsacom (Italy), CST, AFNOR, Digimage (France), Bell Theater Services and British Telecom (UK). XDC has also developed some preferred business relationships in the US and in Asia.

Laurent Minguet, CEO of XDC: "The new financial resources we have now will enable XDC to become a leader for services in the digital cinema industry. XDC's aim is to become a trusted partner for distributors and exhibitors.


About CinemaNext: CinemaNext is the Ymagis Group’s business unit dedicated to exhibitor services. Founded in 2007 and managed by professionals from the motion picture and high-tech industries, Ymagis Group is a European leader in advanced digital technology services for the cinema industry. The company’s core business is structured around three main units: CinemaNext (exhibitor services: distribution, customer services and field services), Eclair (content services: theatrical delivery, digital distribution, versioning and accessibility, and preservation) and Others (Illucity and Virtual Reality). A publicly traded company listed on Euronext, Ymagis Group is headquartered in Paris (France) and has close to 750 employees. For more information, please connect to https://www.cinemanext.com CinemaNext Directory page
About EVS Broadcast Equipment sa: EVS Broadcast Equipment designs media servers, with the associated control software and production networks, for the international television and motion picture communities. EVS Broadcast Equipment sa Directory page

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Mar 24, 2004 American Cinema Advertising Network and UltraStar Cinemas join in to a Long Term Digital Pre-Show Advertising Agreement
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Nov 21, 2003 EVS part of the Kinepolis new Digital Cinema network in Belgium
Sep 26, 2003 MPEG Interop Initiative Releases Digital Cinema Specification Document
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The members of the MPEG Interop Initiative, Avica Technology Corp. of Santa Monica, California, EVS Digital Cinema of Belgium, and newest member GDC Technology Private Ltd. based in Singapore, today announced the completion and publication of their Digital Cinema Packaging Specification 1.04 that defines standards for interoperable mastering, content delivery, security and theater playout.

Mar 5, 2003 Digital Cinema Providers Group Announces Formation of New Trade Association
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At ShoWest, digital cinema industry providers today announced the formation of a new digital cinema trade organization, the Digital Cinema Providers Group (DCPG), which has been created to provide a forum for digital cinema equipment and service providers to respond to market needs and concerns in order to promote the further commercialization of digital cinema.

Oct 31, 2002 Sweden Has Opened its First National Digital Cinema Network on EVS Cinestore™ !
Oct 29, 2001 Digital Cinema Manufacturers Demonstrate Server Interoperability, Announce Interoperability Initiative
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