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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.



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.



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.



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.




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.



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.



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.





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.



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.





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.

Industry Partners



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. 



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.
 


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. 




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



ShowEast 2021,  scheduled to be held in Miami from Oct 18-21, 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.



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.


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Paris, France; Burbank and San Diego, CA—Aug 21, 2003

Thomson and QUALCOMM Restructure Technicolor Digital Cinema Joint Venture

Thomson Assumes Sole Ownership of Technicolor Digital Cinema

In a strategic step to more effectively serve the needs of the emerging digital cinema industry, Thomson (Euronext Paris;: 18453; NYSE: TMS), the worldwide leader in video technologies, products and services and QUALCOMM incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) today announced that QUALCOMM has sold its equity interest in Technicolor Digital Cinema (TDC) to Thomson, the parent company of Technicolor, a move that results in sole Thomson ownership of the venture. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed.

The agreement allows both entities to leverage Technicolor Digital Cinema's successful systems and service model while enabling each to focus on their respective core businesses - Technicolor in servicing the digital cinema needs of its customers and QUALCOMM in developing and producing innovative digital cinema technology and systems. The transaction is also consistent with Thomson's commitment to support content owners and network operators globally as they evaluate and embrace digital technologies.

"Many of the objectives of forming the joint venture company in 2000 have been met," said Gary Garland, Vice President and General Manager of the QUALCOMM Digital Media Division. "With the combination of Technicolor's service legacy to the entertainment industry and QUALCOMM's technical expertise in digital cinema enabling technologies, we hoped to move digital cinema forward by providing both systems and services specific to the digital cinema space. We have done that, and we've done it exceptionally well."

As part of the restructuring, Technicolor will acquire exclusive rights to manufacture, sell and service the multi-screen Theatre Management System (TMS) designed by QUALCOMM under the Technicolor Digital Cinema umbrella. In turn, QUALCOMM will continue to develop and market core digital cinema products and technologies, including decoder modules, encoders and conditional access systems (CAS) that are based on its ABSoluteä compression and decryption technology.

"This is a positive move that provides customers the freedom to independently select a service provider and a technology architecture that best fits their needs," said Dave Elliott, President of Technicolor Entertainment Services and Chief Executive Officer of Technicolor Digital Cinema. "Our intent has always been to offer the industry options. By restructuring the joint venture, we expand customer choice while at the same time restoring Technicolor's legacy to serve multiple architectures and enhancing QUALCOMM's ability to market their advanced digital cinema technologies."

Technicolor and QUALCOMM will continue to work closely together as QUALCOMM digital cinema technologies and products emerge, including ABSolute image compression technology and advanced security architecture as well as QUALCOMM's digital cinema decoder modules, encoder systems, and conditional access equipment for the industry. Technicolor Digital Cinema will continue to provide and support these technologies and products, but will also offer other technologies to meet industry demand and requirements.

Since launching in 2000, Technicolor Digital Cinema has evolved to offer the industry's most comprehensive set of digital cinema services and solutions, including compression, encryption, distribution, storage, and scheduling/playback as well as in-theatre management systems, maintenance and support. Technicolor Digital Cinema has installed and maintained digital cinema delivery technology and equipment through QUALCOMM -designed Auditorium Management Systems in nearly 40 theatres worldwide for first-run showings of digital movies. To date, Technicolor Digital Cinema has processed, packaged, delivered and downloaded 35 motion picture titles for a total of more than 33,000 showings to commercial audiences, including four titles that were released using the world's first end-to-end encryption approach, provided by QUALCOMM's technology. Recent encrypted digital cinema releases include Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Finding Nemo, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas and Pirates of the Caribbean.

Thomson and Technicolor Digital Cinema will continue to work with content owners toward advancing the digital cinema evolution by developing robust systems, support services and industry standards in anticipation of the widespread adoption of this new medium. QUALCOMM will continue to develop and provide advanced digital cinema technologies and products to meet industry requirements on an open-systems basis to OEM's, service providers and end-users.



About Technicolor: Technicolor, a worldwide technology leader in the media and entertainment sector, is at the forefront of digital innovation. Our world class research and innovation laboratories enable us to lead the market in delivering advanced video services to content creators and distributors. We also benefit from an extensive intellectual property portfolio focused on imaging and sound technologies, based on a thriving licensing business. Our commitment: Enhance media experience on any screen, in theaters, at home and on the go. Technicolor Directory page
About Qualcomm: Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is the world leader in 3G and next-generation mobile technologies. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of wireless communications, connecting people more closely to information, entertainment and each other. Today, Qualcomm technologies are powering the convergence of mobile communications and consumer electronics, making wireless devices and services more personal, affordable and accessible to people everywhere. Qualcomm Directory page
About Thomson: Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) provides services, systems and equipment, and technology to help its Media & Entertainment clients — content creators, content distributors, and users of its technology — realize their business goals and optimize their performance in a rapidly-changing technology environment. The Group is the preferred partner to the Media & Entertainment Industries through its Technicolor, Grass Valley, RCA, and Thomson brands. Thomson Directory page

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Technicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH) today announces a new strategic alliance with leading Asian global digital cinema solution provider GDC Technology (“GDC Tech”).  The Technicolor and GDC Tech alliance will streamline the distribution process for Asia, allowing customers to benefit from high-quality drive replication without the expense of transporting drives across distant international borders or the complexity of managing multiple vendors.

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