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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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Austria—Oct 12, 2011

In-Vision Introduces New Generation of 4K Digital Cinema Lenses

In addition to the most successful 1,2” 2k lenses In-Vision has designed an new 4k DCine Visionar Cinema Lens Range.   In compliance with the guidelines of the Digital Cinema Initiative (DCI) for Digital Cinema projection equipment, the projection lenses provide outstanding performance and superb image quality for use in 2k and 4k DLP Cinema® Projectors offered by companies such as Barco, Belgium , NEC, Japan Christie, Canada. 
All lenses fully comply with the DLP Cinema® Projection Lens specification (defined by Texas Instruments as owner of the DLP® technology) and even noticeably exceed all critical imaging quality parameters, like image contrast, sharpness, distortion or color offset. Most importantly the lenses are first of their kind providing such extensive zoom ranges and 56% Off-axis shift range while maintaining image quality on the same excellent level. These features enable extremely flexible use of the projector equipment in a broad range of local space configurations. The excellent performance and superb transmission of all projection lenses of the D-CINE VISIONAR Zoom Lens series is resulting in extraordinary crisp and bright images on the screen, making DLP Cinema® a real cineaste experience.
Specifications :

D-Cine-Visionar Long Throw Zoom Lens series UNIQUE FEATURES:
Designed for true 2k and 4k DLP Cinema® projection systems. Vertical shift capability of 56 %,(i.e. optical axis of lens hits projection screen at the bottom of the projected image). This exceeds the nominal shift range in the DLP Cinema® Lens specification and any other lens vendor for DLP Cinema® projection lenses by almost a factor of two. Restrictions on projector positioning are significantly reduced. Full DLP Cinema® certification by Texas Instruments.
  • Lens Type: Strictly telecentric telephoto zoom lenses 
  • DLP Display Size: 2048 x 1080 pixels (13,68 micron pitch) and 4.096 x 2160 pixles ( 7,56 micron pitch) 
  • Throw Distance: ranging from 8 m to 45 m projection distance 
  • Lens Aperture: Telecentric f#/2.5 nominal 
  • Object field size: 40.7 mm 
  • Distortion: geometric < 1.0 % within object field 
  • MTF in production: 
  • MTF > 70% (Center) and > 50% (Corner) at 36 lp/mm 
  • MTF > 45% (Center) and > 20% (Corner) at 72 lp/mm 
  • Lateral Color Error: 
  • < 0.25 px Red-Green, < 0.50 px Blue-Green within 14 mm radial field 
  • < 0.50 px Red-Green, < 0.75 px Blue-Green within 20 mm radial field   
  • The new Lens series will be a :  0,9-1,15 / 1,35-1,86:1 /  1,46-2,10:1  /  1,65-2,60:1  Lens
Underlying technology that is used or was developed to make this entry viable for use in motion picture production:    
Development of the D-CINE VISIONAR Long Throw Zoom Lens series has been executed with the proprietary Optical Design Software and Optimization Package, developed and owned by In-Vision. Special software features exhibit maximum dedication on image performance features such as MTF contrast, distortion as well as axial and lateral color shift. Special attention was given to integrate \"green\" glass types to comply with RoHS (Restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances), i.e. toxic substances. This restriction led to significant challenges especially in using high refractive glass due to their lower transmission in the blue spectral range compared with non-RoHS glasses. Special anti-reflection coatings have been developed to enhance blue transmission and to balance the overall spectral performance of the projection lenses. 
Also some of the high-refractive index RoHS-compliant glass types tend to staining under normal room conditions. Special protective coatings have been developed and applied to the critical lenses, hermetically sealing the lens elements over lifetime of the equipment. Zoom lenses contain moving elements. In the special case of the D-CINE VISIONAR Long Throw Zoom Lens series up to 4 independently moving elements support the extraordinary long zoom ranges, while maintain image performance at every combination of magnification and projection distance. 
Innovative concepts in the mechanical engineering for guiding the moving elements have been developed and implemented to enable smooth moving without jolt.  Methods have been developed to test at subassembly level and to predict performance of each subassembly in the final product. This enables identification of critical deviations and definition of corrective actions already during very early stages of the lens assembly. The result of this process is a massive enhancement in error-free production output. 

Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC (DCI, was established in March, 2002, and is a joint venture of Disney, Fox, Paramount, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal and Warner Bros. Studios. DCI\'s primary purpose is to establish and document voluntary specifications for an open architecture for digital cinema that ensures a uniform and high level of technical performance, reliability and quality control. 
Celluloid film has been used to screen movies for more than 100 years. Nowadays, the movie industry is at the transition from film to digital. Since 1999 Texas Instruments\' DLP Cinema® microdisplay technology ( is used by several major digital projector manufacturers (Barco, Christie Digital Systems, NEC) to develop projectors, delivering clear, sharp, bright and accurate images to movie theatres around the world. Since then the total number of installed DLP Cinema® projectors grew to nearly 5,000 today, with theatres located in 35 countries around the world. 
In order to maintain consistently high standards and quality levels according to requirements proposed by DCI, Texas Instruments has established very strong thresholds and requirements on partners developing DLP Cinema® compliant projectors and projection lenses.

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About In-Vision – Digital Imaging GmbH: Founded 2000,  In-Vision is emphasizing their position as market leader in design and manufacturing of high end precision optical assemblies and systems. Relying on the highly experienced and knowledgeable design and engineering team combined with sophisticated manufacturing capabilities in optics and precision mechanics as well thin-film coating, In-Vision supplies products for a wide range of imaging and projection applications, designed to customer specification and manufactured and qualified with internal resources. In-Vision – Digital Imaging GmbH Directory page

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