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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Strong Cinema, a segment of Ballantyne Strong, Inc., consists of:

Strong Technical Services, that offers a comprehensive suite of cinema-focused services, including installation, maintenance, and technical support, to exhibitors throughout the United States.

Strong MDI, 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.  

Industry Partners

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 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 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

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.

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.

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Düsseldorf / Prague / Bucharest—Sep 24, 2010

FTT Increases Activities in Eastern Europe

Having opened a new subsidiary in Belgium earlier this month, FTT is now announcing new partnership in Czech Republic and Romania
For several years, the Eastern European markets have already made up for a good part of FTT’s success story. Hence, it was only a matter of time until the Düsseldorf-based cinema outfitter decided to put its activities in these markets on a new platform. Together with AV MEDIA a.s., a company with long-standing experience in selling and leasing presentation technology, audiovisual system integration and other services, FTT has now founded a new company, the FTT CINEMEDIA s.r.o., based in the Czech capital of Prague. As for Romania, the newly founded company FTT Digital Cinema s.r.l. based in Bucharest, a partnership with Magicview, a company offering media technology solutions and 3D post production since 1993, will service the Romanian and Moldavian markets.
These co-operations follow a long series of business activities in Central and Eastern Europe: In 2001, FTT founded Digital Cinema Polska based in Lodz to conquer the Polish market. In 2006, the company even crossed the Ural to install a cinema at Hotel Korston in Kazan, Russia, together with its Austrian business partner Kraftwerk who, for his part, opened a subsidiary in Belarus last year. What’s more, FTT also opened an office in Budapest, the FTT Digital Cinema kft. that very year.
Thomas Rüttgers, Chairman of the Board of Management of FTT group said: “We have already been active in the Czech and Romanian markets for several years. However, to promote sustainable growth in our core markets it is vital to have reliable and well-established local partners who know their markets and speak the language of the customer. We had good experience with our subsidiaries in Poland and Hungary that had continued growing ever since their opening. Furthermore, Mr. Rüttgers explained that due to FTT’s commitment in Austria, the group had gained access to a few other Eastern European markets in the last few years: “The ties between Austria and its neighbours have always been tied and deep due to their historical development and that is what facilitates trading across cultural and language barriers. These two new co-operations are the result of a long-standing business partnership that has been constantly growing over the years.”
David Lesch, Commercial and Financial Director of AV MEDIA, supports Mr. Rüttgers’s view: “In the digital age, service is a crucial factor. Service means hotline or helpdesk support as well as maintenance and emergency services and consultancy. Therefore, you need people who speak the language and know their customers well as the cinema industry has always been a face-to-face business. We are proud that FTT has chosen us as their partner it is a company with a proven track record in digital cinema.”
Teodor Munteanu, General Manager of Magic View, added: “To be close to the customer is also important to convince even hesitating customers of the benefits digital cinema offers them. We have already implemented some important projects with FTT and we are doing our best to contribute our share to promoting the digital rollout in Romania.” Mr. Munteanu explained that FTT Romania had been charged with two digital installations at the end of this year and the beginning of next year and that they had successfully been servicing Light Cinemas in Bucharest for some time.
Apart from local cinemas run by individuals and public authorities, FTT group has been chosen by Palace Cinemas and Kieft group, both active in several countries of Central and Eastern Europe, to support the groups’ digital rollout.

About Film Ton Technik GmbH: Film Ton Technik Hannsdieter Rüttgers GmbH (FTT) is based in Düsseldorf and affiliate of XDC Group. As a cinema service provider with more than 50 years of experience FTT has already implemented a large number of projects for multiplexes and independent cinemas in Germany and abroad and has got subsidiaries in Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania and the Netherlands as well as co-operation partners in other European countries. Apart from project planning as well as selling and installing traditional 35mm technology FTT has been active in the field of digital cinema and electronic advertising for more than ten years and established itself as a system integrator. To-date, FTT is fully dedicated to digital cinema and its range of service includes distribution, installation and maintenance of digital cinema systems and other related cinema equipment such as sound systems, screens, cinema seating and accessories. Film Ton Technik GmbH Directory page

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Christie®, a global leader in visual solutions for business, entertainment and industry, is proud to announce the successful conclusion of a framework purchasing agreement for 300 Christie Solaria series projectors with FTT, its German integration and service partner headquartered in Düsseldorf.

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Apr 3, 2006 XDC, Christie and FTT Complete Year One of a Successful Implementation and Extend Their Digital Cinema Presence in Germany.
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XDC is very proud to announce that with its partners Christie and FTT, it has successfully installed 63 Digital Cinema theatres across, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, making these countries the leaders in the Digital Cinema roll out in Europe. XDC, FTT and Christie have decided to consolidate their preferred partnership in Germany and hence wish to keep the momentum in order to accelerate the migration to Digital Cinema by offering a reliable and experienced winning team solution to the market.
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