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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 over 80 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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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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.



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 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 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. 

Shows & Events



CinemaCon 2021 has been scheduled for August 23-26, 2021 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  Check the links below for the latest information. 




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.



ShowEast 2021,  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.



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


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Beijing, China—Dec 1, 2010

Successful 2010 for Barco in the Asia-Pacific Digital Cinema Market

Digital cinema pioneer Barco rounds up a successful year in the Asia-Pacific digital cinema market with a number of reference contracts and the installation of more than 4,000 digital projectors – over 2,500 of which have been installed in Greater China, an increase of 67% compared with 2009.

Barco installed the 2,500th digital cinema projector in Greater China at the end of October 2010, demonstrating the company's leading position in the market. Key customers – including China's most prominent players in digital cinema, such as Heng Dian, Sichuan Pacific Cinema Ltd. and Zhejiang Time Cinema – continue to show their preference for Barco by choosing the Barco DP2K series over others. Barco has won the large market share and fine reputation thanks to the company's long-term investment in China's digital cinema industry and its strong focus on innovation and service. 

Fei Yan, Managing Director of Barco Greater China, says: “Since 2009, when Barco set up its manufacturing and assembly lines, we have been dedicated to providing high-quality products at a competitive price and offering more choices for customers to maximize their value. At the same time, this demonstrates our support of localization. We have witnessed rapid growth in China's digital cinema industry in 2010 – and we're proud that an increasing number of customers are choosing Barco.” 

Digital cinema deployments featuring Barco projectors in 2010 include: 

AHL TECHNOLOGY PTY. LTD. (AHL) 
Barco has signed an exclusive contract with AHL to supply the latest DP2K and DP4K digital cinema projectors to AHL's network of cinemas throughout Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the United Arab Emirates. Starting with the 2K projectors in 2010, and then following with the latest 4K projectors in 2011, the entire network will be digital within 3-4 years. 

Zhejiang Time Cinema – 200 units 
Zhejiang Time Cinema is a cross-province cinema chain involved in film and television production, cinema complex operations, cinema chain operations, and cultural and creative productions. ZTC is the leading multiplex cinema chain in Zhejiang Province and operates a number of media-related businesses. 

Heng Dian Film Entertainment Ltd. – 200 units 
Heng Dian Film Entertainment Ltd. is a leading Chinese company focusing on cinema chain operations, the filming and marketing of TV drama series, and the financing of TV and movie-related investment projects. 

Sichuan Pacific Cinema Ltd. – 200 units 
Sichuan Pacific Cinema Ltd. is a cross-province cinema chain, jointly sponsored by Sichuan Provincial Cinema Company and China Film Group Corporation. 

Shangdong Luxin Cinema Ltd. – 120 units 
As one of the culture industry's projects in Shandong, Luxin Cinema Ltd. is a third-tier subsidiary of Luxin Group. Luxin Cinema is planning operations in all 17 cities in Shangdong Province, and the company plans to expand into other provinces in the future. Luxin Group aims to integrate the Luxin Cinema chain into the nationally recognized Shangdong brand. 

CGV cinema chain (Korea) – 100 units 
CGV is a subsidiary of CJ Group. In 2006, CGV entered China's market and is currently running about 30 cinemas in Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhai, Xi'an, etc. 

Jiangsu Eudemonia Blue Ocean – 300 units 
A unit of Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation (JSBC), Jiangsu Eudemonia Blue Ocean was founded especially to develop and operate cinemas. The company owns several either wholly-owned or share-holding subsidiaries, covering a wide range of businesses including film production, film research, film presentation, movie and television bases, etc. 


About Barco: Barco designs technology to enable bright outcomes around the world. Seeing beyond the image, we develop visualization and collaboration solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences. Our focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions). In 2020, we realized sales of 770 million euro. We have a global team of 3,300 employees, whose passion for technology is captured in 430 granted patents. Barco Directory page

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