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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.

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.

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.  

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

Industry Partners

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.

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 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 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

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. 

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.

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

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Amsterdam—Jun 27, 2011

Sony Digital Cinema 4K Momentum Continues to Build with 8,800 4K Projection Systems Shipped Worldwide

Sony today announced it had shipped 8,800 Sony Digital Cinema 4K projection systems globally by May 2011. With soaring technological and market growth, Sony is seeing even more audiences around the world experience Sony’s remarkable 4K technology in a wide range of content.
Future Technological Innovations 

One development which will continue to see Sony Digital Cinema 4K reach further success points and growth, will be Sony Digital Cinema 4K’s support to High Frame Rates in 3D. All Sony Digital Cinema 4K projectors already support 48p and 60p 3D by DVI input since its initial shipment in April 2007 for SRX-R220 and October 2009 for SRX-R320. With an upgrade expected to be available next year, which will come at a potential upgrade cost, all Sony Digital Cinema 4K projectors with their integrated media blocks will be able to support 48P and 60P 3D screening, offering the ultimate 3D experience to its exhibitors and their customers.
Elsewhere, at CineEurope, Sony is showcasing its Closed Caption Glasses prototype. This is a technology concept Sony has developed, which aims to support the hearing impaired community. This prototype see-through eyewear displays a virtual closed caption to the hearing impaired wearer, enabling users to join friends and families to experience the same movie going experience.
Sony continues to develop innovations for the smaller cinema chain market by announcing that it will be rolling out a downsized 4K technology projector tailored for small and medium screens. This development in projectors is expected to be launched in the autumn of 2012.
Broadening offering through key industry partners
Sony Digital Cinema will also be celebrating its partnership with RealD, a leading global licensor of stereoscopic 3D technologies, which over the past three years has accounted for the delivery of more than 5,000 RealD 3D systems with Sony Digital Cinema 4K projectors globally.  By creating its bright and ‘easy on the eyes’ 3D experience, it remains the leading choice for many exhibitors.
Sony and DPVO Theatrical, LLC – which is a joint venture of Panavision and Omega Optical – announce they are working on a solution that will enable Panavision 3D Systems to be compatible with Sony Digital Cinema 4K projectors. This willallow exhibitors to keep their white screens and still have a 3D system which delivers Sony’s ‘easy on the eyes’ experience,with superior 4K picture quality in 3D.  The launch of the Panavision 3D system for Sony Digital Cinema  4K projector is expected towards the end of 2011 in Europe.
Another key development to the ease with which Sony Digital Cinema’s 4K technology is projected in cinemas is the partnership with SmartJog, a global leader in managed digital delivery services and subsidiary of TDF Group.  The SmartJog delivery system will be showcased at Sony's European headquarters as part of their collaboration effort.  The companies will extend their relationship by implementing close communication between the Sony Theatre Management System (TMS) and the SmartJog gateway and library server.
One of the key successes to Sony Digital Cinema’s developments in alternative content is its close partnership with the communications infrastructure and media services company, Arqiva. It is thanks to this partnership that the upcoming Wimbledon 3D live transmission will be distributed globally to worldwide cinemas. It will be the first time this famous tournament has been transmitted live to cinemas or seen in stunning high definition 3D, and so represents an innovative and unique viewing opportunity for tennis enthusiasts all around the world.
To further support the growing need to screen alternative content,  Sony will launch a new HDMI 1.4a input option board later this year, that will support 3D input formats such as 1080-24p and  720-50p /60p frame packing,  1080 & 720-50p/60p side-by-side. 
Reflecting upon Sony Digital Cinema’s successes and recent developments, David McIntosh, Director, Sony Professional Solutions, Europe, said: “We are delighted to develop and expand the world of Sony Digital Cinema 4K in Europe, supported by key technical partners in the cinema industry.  Signing key Virtual Print Fee (VPF) business in the UK has certainly enforced our position as a key player in this industry, not only as a projector manufacturer, but clearly as a total solution provider. 
To be certified as the industry first DCI compliant projection system supplier clearly shows how committed we are to bring the highest standard of quality to cinemas, and to consumers.  We are also delighted that not only our future, but also all our existing customers, will be able to upgrade their  Sony Digital Cinema 4K projector system to support 48p and 60p 3D screening next year, fully preparing them for the next innovation in 3D screening experience.  Supplying premium content globally, such as Wimbledon, demonstrates our commitment to deliver the Sony 4K digital entertainment experience to cinemas and their customers.  We know that Sony Digital Cinema 4K has already set the quality standard in cinema exhibition, and I believe in the coming years, 4K will also become the consumer experience standard.”

About Sony Digital Cinema:
Sony Digital Cinema combines a full range of Sony technologies, alternative content offerings, training and service to provide a broad range of solutions for exhibitors. The world’s leading manufacturer of commercially available 4K resolution digital cinema projection systems, the group also offers Sony’s TMS (theatre management system); digital signage hardware, software and content development; security systems and Network Operations Centre (NOC) services for the exhibition community. 
Sony Digital Cinema Directory page
About Sony Professional Solutions (UK): Sony Professional Solutions exists to unleash the incredible power of images. Helping customers tell stories, springboard change, connect emotionally, stimulate learning and activate potential is at the heart of our vision. With a winning combination of technology and creativity Sony partners with businesses across a wide variety of sectors including Media and Broadcast, Theatre, Healthcare, Sports and Corporate and Education markets to deliver innovative and transformational customer solutions. Operating with over 30 years’ experience and a trusted network of established technology partners Sony’s wide portfolio of product and services propositions provides true value to businesses and informs, educates, entertains and inspires their customers. Sony Professional Solutions (UK) Directory page

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