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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.



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.



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 65 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.



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.




Dolby Laboratories develops and delivers products and technologies that make the entertainment experience more realistic and immersive. For four decades Dolby has been at the forefront of defining high-quality audio and surround sound in cinema, broadcast, home audio systems, cars, DVDs, headphones, games, televisions, and personal computers. Based in San Francisco with European headquarters in England, the company has entertainment industry liaison offices in New York and Los Angeles, and licensing liaison offices in London, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.



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.



DCIP is the largest digital cinema integrator in the world and provides industry leading software and management solutions to exhibitors and distributors. 

Cinergy is an enterprise suite of tools that helps you track, monitor, and efficiently manage cinema operations in one centralized platform.




Cinionic is transforming cinema, providing comprehensive WOW entertainment solutions to movie exhibitors across the globe. We help turn imagination into reality and ensure peace of mind for our customers by offering innovative services and flexible use of capital for a new era. Combining the technology expertise and heritage of our partners, Cinionic powers exceptional experiences across the entire theater to engage visitors at multiple touchpoints in their cinema journey. 



Bardan Cinema has been a leader in cinema equipment sales in Latin America and the Caribbean for over 40 years. With a well-established reputation and broad customer base that spans independent boutique theaters to large multiplexes, Bardan provides total solutions and services ranging from cinema design, equipment sales, installation, monitoring and VPF implementation. In collaboration with D-Cinema NOC, Bardan now offers comprehensive 24/7/365 proactive monitoring and remote support to exhibitors throughout the region.



Qube Cinema is committed to creating a seamless world of Digital Cinema with products that are innovative, powerful, reliable and cost-effective. Qube Cinema is a company with a passion for cinema and a thorough understanding of film, video, audio and computer technology along with vast experience in the production, post-production and exhibition industries - a unique combination of expertise that has helped in the development of the company's digital cinema technology.



Cielo is true proactive monitoring and support. Customers can access Cielo from any device connected to the internet, giving them the freedom to manage the customer experience outside the confines of their offices. Customers have circuit wide visibility into their theater operations so they are able to solve problems more efficiently.



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.



Sony Digital Cinema 4K gives audiences an entertainment experience they’ll never forget in 2D or 3D. There’s a complete family of Sony 4K projection systems to suit every cinema operator, from small boutique screens to the largest multiplex. All our easy-to-use projectors deliver 4K resolution images that viewers love, bursting with rich colour and industry-leading 8000:1 average contrast ratio. Sony’s SRX-R500 series of projectors are also HDR-ready, meeting brightness and contrast requirements for screening the latest 4K movies mastered for High Dynamic Range presentation. Spectacular 4K images are matched by impressively low running costs. The long-lasting HPM multi-lamp array in all our SRX-R500 Series projectors is more energy efficient than traditional Xenon lamps, reducing routine maintenance and cutting the risk of revenue-threatening dark screens. A compelling choice for the big screens, our Premium Large Format (PLF) projection solution outshines costly first generation laser systems, with unrivalled 4K picture quality at light levels up to 60,000 lumens.

 





Arts Alliance Media (AAM) is a global leader in digital cinema software and services,  offering cutting-edge solutions in software as well as installation, maintenance and support across the cinema ecosystem.

Industry



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. 



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, held April 1-4 2019 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, is expected play host to more than 6,000 motion picture theater industry professionals. Since taking its first step in 2011, CinemaCon has evolved and grown to become the largest and most important gathering for the worldwide motion picture theater industry. CinemaCon is truly a global event attracting attendees from more than 80 countries.



CineAsia 2018, held at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre on December 10-13, 2018.  Attendees will get the chance to hear about the current trends and new state-of-the-art technologies in the motion picture industry. Nowhere else in Asia can you accomplish as much in a short period of time to sustain, and help grow, your business in the year to come. Join your cinema exhibition, distribution, and motion picture industry colleagues to network; and see product presentations and screenings of major Hollywood films soon to be released in Asia. Attendees will also get the opportunity to visit the Trade Show where you will find the latest equipment, products, and technologies to help make your theatre a must-attend destination.




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San Diego, Calif.—Sep 19, 2011

UltraStar Cinemas Partners with Xiamen Culture and Arts Center and Xiamen University of Technology to Establish China’s First Digital Cinema Training and Education Organization

UltraStar Asia Aims to Build Digital Exhibition Network and Create a University Curriculum to Train Next Generation of Chinese Cinema Operators
UltraStar Cinemas, one of Southern California’s largest privately-owned movie theater groups, has formed a public-private partnership with the Xiamen Culture and Art Center and Xiamen University of Technology to create an organization dedicated to education and training in digital cinema management. 

Together, they will establish the XMUT UltraStar Academy of Digital Cinema Management with a multi-disciplinary curriculum developed jointly by all three entities. The curriculum will be offered at the Xiamen University of Technology, a public university, under the major of Digital Cinema Management beginning in 2012.
 
“The Academy of Digital Cinema Management aims to equip Chinese workers with the understanding, experience, and skill set necessary to operate digital cinemas as high quality, profitable businesses,” said Terry Guo, Executive President of XMUT College of Digital Arts.
 
The curriculum will incorporate Chinese business, employment, and cultural standards in order to create an effective synthesis of management practices used in China and by UltraStar’s U.S. locations. Instruction and hands-on experience will be provided by Chinese educators and UltraStar representatives in areas such as: digital cinema design and construction; cinema management principles; cinema marketing techniques; booking and buying of content; digital equipment usage and maintenance; digital content alternatives; concessions management; human resources; and customer service.
 
“Chinese audiences represent a tremendous market for digital cinema and the associated exhibition of alternative content,” said John Ellison, COO and co-founder, UltraStar Cinemas. “This partnership combines the resources of one of China’s leading cultural institutions, the talents of a highly-respected technical university, and our 40-year experience as one of North America’s most innovative and successful exhibitors.”

“By establishing a network of digital cinemas across China, we believe we can serve an important cultural purpose and create successful businesses incorporating leading-edge technology for the 21st century," said Tony Gaston, Manager of UltraStar Asia’s operations.  "The digital medium will allow network locations to exhibit the wide array of entertainment and educational content now available to audiences and ‘fine tune’ programming to meet the specific demand of culturally diverse populations across China.”
 
“Box office has grown rapidly in recent years, and in the first quarter of this year, our cultural output increased by 37%,” said Xu Xiang Ming, Vice Director of the Xiamen Culture and Arts Center. “In China, we still have to fully develop the infrastructure necessary to receive and exhibit and digital content. The advent of digital cinema also requires individuals trained in digital cinema management and operations. We are thrilled to partner with UltraStar, the world’s first exhibitor to go all-digital, to create a course of instruction that will expose Chinese students to all aspects of the business and prepare them for leadership roles in this industry.”
 
UltraStar Cinemas is recognized industry-wide as the first adopter of digital cinema technology almost a decade ago and currently operates as one of the few all-digital circuits in the world. In June 2002, UltraStar completed the largest installation of digital projectors in the industry. In December 2005, UltraStar became the first theater group in the world to install digital projectors on 100% of its screens.   UltraStar’s founders have successfully established international cinemas, such as Xtreme Cinemas in Mexico, and plan to leverage their experience in worldwide theatrical digital presentation in China.
 
About Xiamen Culture and Art Center
The Xiamen Culture and Art Center is a large public cultural facility serving as a center of culture, tourism, and leisure. It is the largest public cultural area in Xiamen and the Fujian Province and also one of the largest, most comprehensive culture and art centers in China. The Xiamen Culture and Art Center consists of the Xiamen Library, Xiamen Museum, Xiamen Art Museum, Xiamen Science and Technology Museum, and facilities such as a performing arts center, conference center, amphitheater, visitor service center, cultural mall, and catering center.
 
About Xiamen University of Technology
Xiamen University of Technology (XMUT), established simultaneously with Xiamen Economic Zone, is a provincial public university, offering a wide array of degree programs at undergraduate levels. It was built and developed under the joint efforts of Xiamen Municipal Government and Fujian Principal Government. Currently, XMUT has a total enrollment of over 14,000 students. Over 11,000 are full-time undergraduate students and 3-year associate degree students. The University has a full-time faculty of more than 700 and comprises 16 departments which offer 24 bachelor’s degree programs.

About UltraStar Cinemas: UltraStar Cinemas is headquartered in San Diego County and has operated theaters throughout Southern California and Arizona. Recognized for pioneering the digital age of cinema, UltraStar was the first theater group in the world to be fully equipped with Pure Digital Cinema® powered by DLP Cinema® technology in all of its locations. In 2009, the company also became the first to offer D-BOX motion seats, which use motion effects specifically programmed for each film to create an immersive experience for movie goers. UltraStar Cinemas Directory page
Countries: China

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