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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.



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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.





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.





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.





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.



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.  





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.

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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.



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 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. 

Shows & Events



CineEurope 2021, has been re-scheduled for October 4-7 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 2022 has been scheduled for April 25 - 28, 2022 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  Check the links below for the latest information. 




ShowEast 2021 -- cancelled --,  scheduled to be held in Miami from Nov 8-11, 2021 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.



-- cancelled --  CineAsia 2021 has been scheduled for Dec 6-9th 2021 in Bangkok.  Check links for the latest  information. 


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Ottawa, Ontario—Oct 26, 2010

International Datacasting Deploys Digital Cinema Network for Deluxe / EchoStar Joint Venture

International Datacasting Corporation (TSX:IDC), a leader in IP-based solutions for the distribution of broadband multimedia content, and Deluxe / EchoStar LLC today announced an agreement for an initial order of IDC's digital cinema specific equipment and content distribution solutions, that will potentially be worth several million dollars.

Deluxe / EchoStar LLC is a joint venture formed by Deluxe Digital Cinema Inc. and EchoStar Satellite Services, L.L.C. to distribute digital content via satellite to cinemas throughout Canada and the United States. Deluxe / EchoStar will deploy a turn-key content delivery system that includes IDC's Pro Cinema Cache Servers, with dual DVB-S2 satellite demodulators, on board storage, and DCP aware applications. 

Vern Smith, Senior Vice President of EchoStar, commented "EchoStar has a strong relationship with IDC for ViP-TV services and this is a logical extension of our IP-based platform for content delivery." Smith added, "IDC has integrated next generation digital cinema-functionality into its solution that will allow Deluxe / EchoStar to operate our network in a converged mode with live, file-based, and on-demand delivery. This is very exciting for the future of digital cinema distribution."

"Deluxe / EchoStar selected International Datacasting as our technology partner for deployment of our satellite-based distribution network after an exhaustive evaluation of all currently available technologies," said Rick O'Hare, Managing Director of Deluxe / EchoStar. "IDC's leadership and experience in digital cinema distribution, including alternative content and live 3-D, gave IDC an important advantage in our selection. We value IDC's experience and innovation in this market and recognize that working with IDC would help to minimize the risks associated with such a critical deployment," added O'Hare.

Fred Godard, President and CEO of IDC commented, "We have been working with this important customer for several months and in concert have developed the most comprehensive solution for digital cinema distribution available today." Godard added, "This is a significant strategic win for IDC achieved through our innovative approach to solving the complex technical challenges associated with this unique network deployment. Further, our capacity to work collaboratively with our customers has put us well on our way to becoming the de facto standard in this rapidly evolving industry. We have a greater number of advanced systems deployed around the globe than any other provider."


About International Datacasting Corporation: International Datacasting Corporation (TSX: IDC) is a global leader in digital content distribution for the world’s premiere broadcasters in radio, television, data and digital cinema. IDC offers a broad portfolio of advanced solutions including the STAR Pro AudioTM Solution, LASERTM Targeted Ad Insertion Platform, and the Digital TattooTM DTH Over IP Gateway. The company’s products and solutions are in demand for radio and television networks, targeted ad insertion, digital cinema, 3D live events, satellite newsgathering, sports contribution, VOD, and IPTV. IDC is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with regional offices in Arnhem, the Netherlands and in San Diego, California. The company has installations in over 100 countries, a service office in Taiwan, and an international network of value-added partners and resellers. International Datacasting Corporation Directory page

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Sep 6, 2013 IDC Signs Landmark Agreement with DSAT Cinema to Encourage Expansion and Development of Digital Cinema Satellite Technology
May 16, 2013 CinecolorSAT Orders IDC' Digital Cinema Distribution Products
Jan 17, 2013 International Datacasting Wins Contract with Premiere European Digital Cinema Distributor
Aug 21, 2012 CINECOLOR SAT Selects IDC for Digital Cinema Content Delivery Network in Latin America
Apr 16, 2012 IDC Announces Cinema Distribution with Thaicom
Oct 21, 2011 International Datacasting to Demonstrate High Frame Rate Live Event Technology at ShowEast
Oct 6, 2011 International Datacasting Showcases 3D and HD Broadcast Technologies at CCW / Satcon
Sep 1, 2011 International Datacasting Unveils Innovation in High Frame Rate 3D Digital Cinema Technology
Aug 25, 2011 International Datacasting to Unveil New Broadcast Distribution Products at IBC 2011
Apr 4, 2011 Broadcasters Partner with International Datacasting for Digital Content Distribution
Dec 8, 2010 International Datacasting Corporation Announces Major Digital Cinema and 3D Live Contract

Oct 4, 2010 International Datacasting Expands Arqiva's Digital Cinema Network with Comprehensive Distribution Solution
Oct 27, 2009 International Datacasting and SENSIO Technologies Selected for First Live 3D Broadcast of Major Soccer Event
Mar 30, 2009 Dolby's 3D Color Correction Solution Licensed to International Datacasting Corporation for 3D Live Events
Jun 17, 2009 International Datacasting Corporation Participating in European Digital Cinema Events in Amsterdam
Apr 23, 2009 International Datacasting and SENSIO Technologies Announce First Operational Deployment of 3D Live for Digital Cinema in Europe in collaboration with OPENSKY
Mar 30, 2009 Dolby’s 3D Color Correction Solution Licensed to International Datacasting Corporation for 3D Live Events
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At ShoWest 2009 today, Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB), and International Datacasting Corporation (TSX: IDC) announced they have signed a licensing agreement to incorporate Dolby’s 3D color correction solution into IDC’s 3D live decoder hardware for live 3D content delivery to movie theatres.

Feb 5, 2009 International Datacasting Corporation Selected by Arqiva as Technology Partner for Major European Digital Cinema Network
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