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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.  





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.



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.



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.



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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.



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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 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 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. 

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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 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.



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 www.cineasia.com.


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San Francisco,—Sep 7, 2011

Dolby Delivers Premium Digital Cinema Experience to the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival

Dolby’s Content Services team delivers its most comprehensive set of technologies to help filmmakers share their artistic visions
Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB), announced today that it will provide a suite of Dolby technologies and services to the Toronto International Film Festival® (TIFF) to deliver a premium digital experience for filmmakers and festival attendees. The festival, held September 8 to 18, 2011, will feature Dolby technologies, including Dolby® Digital Cinema, Dolby 3D, the Dolby Professional Reference Monitor, and Dolby surround sound solutions, among other encoding and decoding solutions.
 
“As we continue our work to put filmmaking and the Toronto International Film Festival on a global stage, Dolby is a key ingredient and partner to ensure we do that at the highest levels,” said Andrei Gravelle, Technical Manager, TIFF. “While Dolby has been the recognized standard bearer for cinema audio, now they are proving themselves to be a force for the visual image too. The festival’s transition to Digital Cinema has been a learning curve, and the Dolby engineers that work with us have been an invaluable mentor and source of advice.”

The state-of-the-art TIFF Bell Lightbox, equipped with Dolby 3D and Dolby Surround 7.1 capabilities, will host a number of official festival selections. 3D titles include The Flying Machine, A Monster in Paris, Pina, Twixt, and the National Film Board production of ORA. As part of Short Cuts Canada programme 6, ORA will be presented in Dolby Surround 7.1, as will the world premiere of Samsara, from Magidson Films, Inc.

“This year’s Toronto International Film Festival brings together some of the best Dolby technologies and services available to deliver a digital experience that audiences will remember long after they leave,” said Bill Allen, Senior Director, Content Services, Dolby Laboratories. “The team at TIFF continues to push the boundaries for imaging and sound quality, making the festival one of the truly premier industry events.  It continues to be an influential event for filmmakers to share their artistic visions, and Dolby is proud to be a part of it.”
 
Dolby has worked closely with TIFF over the past two decades. This year will feature Dolby Digital Cinema servers and audio processors within every Premiere festival venue. Beyond providing technical support, Dolby Content Services mastered films, high-definition videotapes, and digital cinema packages (DCPs) that will play at the festival. Dolby E decoding solutions will also provide emerging filmmakers the flexibility to showcase their 5.1-channel mixes before engaging in the complex film postproduction process.
 
New to the festival’s digital technology repertoire is the Dolby Professional Reference Monitor. A precise color grading display device, the Dolby Professional Reference Monitor will be used to provide quality control in the festival’s inspection facility.
 
To ensure that audiences experience the highest-quality presentations possible, Dolby engineers will be on-site to prepare all venues to meet Dolby standards and to support filmmakers so they can accurately share their creative vision, whether they use film or digital cinema, in 2D or 3D.
 
Prior to the start of the festival, Dolby will also host SURROUNDED @ toronto, with a panel discussion called “Innovations Altering the Entertainment Landscape,” to be held in the TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 7, from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. Moderated by Steve Pond, Film Columnist for TheWrap.com, this panel will focus on cutting-edge imaging tools and the emotional impact of surround sound. Industry leaders will share insights on how new content creation tools and playback solutions are impacting the entertainment experience.
 
For real-time updates on the panel, follow twitter.com/dolby#surrounded. Additional information about Dolby’s involvement is available athttp://www.dolby.com/press.
 
For more information on festival screenings, to view schedules, and to buy tickets, visit www.tiff.net/festival/.
 
About Dolby 3D and Dolby Surround 7.1
Dolby 3D technology provides an efficient and flexible solution designed to deliver a superior 3D experience to every seat in the house. Dolby’s 3D solution uses a unique full-spectrum color-filter technology that provides realistic color reproduction and extremely sharp images. Theaters equipped with Dolby 3D retain compatibility for 2D presentations with a filter wheel that retracts for 2D presentations, ensuring a bright, crisp, and colorful experience every time. Additionally, Dolby Laboratories provides cost-effective and environmentally friendly passive reusable 3D glasses. Since November 2007, Dolby has shipped more than 8,300 Dolby 3D systems and has one of the largest global footprints, with hundreds of exhibitor partners in more than 80 countries.
 
With the ability for content creators to mix in a discrete 7.1 format, Dolby Surround 7.1 provides four surround zones to better orchestrate audio channels for both 2D and 3D movies in a theater environment. The four surround zones incorporate the traditional Left Surround and Right Surround with new Back Surround Left and Back Surround Right zones. The addition of the two Back Surround zones enhances directionality in panning 360 degrees around the theater. Dolby Surround 7.1 format comprises eight channels of audio and has the following channel layout: Left, Center, Right, Low-Frequency Effects (LFE), Left Surround, Right Surround, Back Surround Left, and Back Surround Right. Currently over 2,100 screens are equipped with Dolby Surround 7.1.
 
To find a cinema with Dolby 3D and Dolby Surround 7.1 near you, visit http://www.dolby.com/consumer/motion_picture/ddcinemas/index.html.
 
About the Dolby Professional Reference Monitor
Filling the gap left by the CRT, the Dolby Professional Reference Monitor delivers true blacks, exceptional dark detail, high contrast, wide dynamic range, and precise color rendering. It is one of the most consistent, accurate reference monitors for creating any type of entertainment content. The award-winning Professional Reference Monitor was used on numerous high-profile projects this past year, including the 4K restoration of Apocalypse Now and the making of The Social Network.


About Dolby Laboratories, Inc.: Dolby revolutionizes the science of sight and sound into truly unique experiences. Through innovative research and engineering, we create transformative experiences for billions of people worldwide through a collaborative ecosystem spanning artists, business partners, and consumers. The experiences people have –with Dolby Cinema, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Audio, and Dolby Voice –revolutionize entertainment and communications at the cinema, on the go, in the home, and at work. 

For the Cinema Industry, Dolby offers a full range of audio, imaging, accessibility, and content management solutions designed to give audiences the most spectacular, fully immersive cinema experience available to date. We collaborate with exhibitors, dealers, and the industry at large to deliver product solutions that are more innovative, flexible, cost-efficient, and scalable than ever before. 

Dolby Laboratories is based in San Francisco with offices in over 20 countries around the globe.
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