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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.



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.



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.



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.




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.



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. 



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.

 





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.



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.



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.



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.

Industry



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.
 




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. 

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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Asian D-Cinema Summit 2005, Singapore—Jun 16, 2005

Singapore’s Digital Exchange Offers Commercial Services for Digital Processing, Distribution and Management of Digital Content

Commercial Services A Reality Through Government - Industry Collaboration
Content owners can now use Singapore to localise their digital content and re-distribute it worldwide. This is a result of the joint government-industry collaboration in the form of the Cross Continent Digital Content Transmission or CCTx. Today, the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore revealed this significant milestone at this year's Asian D-Cinema Summit, held in conjunction with the Infocomm Media Business Exchange.

CCTx is a pilot driven by government and industry players to develop a viable business model for digital delivery across continents from the United States to Asia. The earlier test of transmitting 3 movie trailers already established a secure, reliable and cost-effective digital delivery work flow from the United States to Singapore.

At today's Asian D-Cinema Summit, the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore and Singapore infocomm & Technologies Federation Digital Media Chapter or SiTF DMC together with industry players updated on the progress of CCTx. In addition to distribution, the CCTx latest results demonstrated Singapore's ability to receive digital content from the United States, process it in Singapore and re-distribute it to other markets such as the United States and Thailand.

"CCTx offers a secure and reliable working model for digital content delivery. Singapore, as a digital exchange, is able to offer the necessary services and capabilities to receive content from anywhere in the world, process and package it and deliver it across continents, globally. The Singapore government and industry players are proud to collaborate and act as a catalyst in the digital cinema space," said Mr Thomas Lim, Director for Games and Entertainment, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore.

The cross continent digital delivery successfully deployed by the CCTx project witnessed the distribution of an 11-minute test movie called the "Standard Evaluation Material" (StEM) file produced by The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) and Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCIdeveloped by Digital Cinema Initiatives LLC). Previously tTransmitted from GlobeCast in Culver City, California the Digital Cinema Lab in Entertainment Technology Centre at University of Southern CaliforniaETC-USC, Los Angeles to 1-Net, a data exchange in Singapore, the original StEM narration was localised with Chinese subtitles and Mandarin voiceover. The process was made possible by local industry partners, Mega Films and post-production company, VHQ.

The localised content was then re-distributed digitally to the United States and Thailand via satellite through GlobeCast. In the United States, GlobeCast worked with Microspace to deliver the localised StEM to the Digital Cinema Laboratory at ETC-USC. In Bangkok, Thailand, GlobeCast worked with Asia.Net to deliver the localised StEM to SFX Cinema at Central Plaza, a cinema chain of SF Cinema City cinema. The localised StEM was also transmitted directly via fiber by Starhub to two a cinema halls in Singapore at, Eng Wah Suntec and Cathay Cineplex Orchard.The 170GB StEM file with a total duration of 12 minutes was successfully screened. This display of a multi-distribution network establishes Singapore's capabilities as a global distribution hub for digital content.

Following the progress from the initial phase of the CCTx, the transmission to a regional city signals another step closer for Singapore in the distribution of digital movies. "The digital retransmission of the localised StEM to the studios and the region by the CCTx project members allows the industry to identify and resolve process and business issues critical to commercial adoption of a worldwide digital distribution system for digital movies," said Mr Mock Pak Lum, Chairman of SiTF DMC.

"ETC-USC is committed to helping establish a digital cinema system that can thrive worldwide," said Charles S. Swartz, CEO/Executive Director of the Entertainment Technology Center at USC (ETC-USC). "The CCTx members' repackaging and re-transmission of StEM back to the States will take the industry one step closer to that goal."

The CCTx also engages the latest commercially available digital technologies in the market, the MPEG 2 - MXF format. Moving forward, it will embrace the DCI recommended standard, the universal JPEG2000 platform, once it's commercially available.

In strengthening Singapore's position as a Digital Exchange, international digital media players are already partnering with local companies to tap on the Digital Exchange business proposition. Technicolor Network Services is already partnering with SingTel to ride on Singapore's infrastructure to digitally distribute content to the rest of Asia. As part of the commercial offerings, the set-up of a local digital cinema encoding facility by Mega Media, also paves the way for Singapore to offer content owners and advertisers cost-effective solution for processing and management of content.

"The processing of the digital content, particularly in the area of localisation, furthers positions Singapore's another step closer in becoming a Digital Cinema Exchange aspirations," said Mr Thomas Lim, Director for Games and Entertainment, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore. The IDA's Digital Cinema initiative isefforts are part of the its Digital Exchange (DX) programme to position Singapore as the global distribution hub and trading centre for the processing, management and distribution of digital content such as, movies for studios and content conglomerates. The DX initiative programme aims to extend Singapore's hub status into the digital realm to distribute, processing and management of content through Singapore to the Asian markets.

Singapore as Ideal Location for Processing, Management and Distribution of Digital Content

Singapore is well-placed as the regional digital distribution hub for content leveraging on its cutting-edge infocomms infrastructure, well-established status as a business hub, competitive regulatory policies, strong IP rights protection and ready availability of skilled manpower.

Singapore already has over 1 million square feet of advanced data centre space. It is one of the most connected cities in Asia with more than 16 Gbps of extensive and direct Internet connectivity to over 20 countries. This comprises 6 Gbps to the United States and over 8 Gbps to Asian cities such as Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia and Vietnam. In addition, Singapore's direct Internet connectivity to major ASEAN countries is at least 100 Mbps per country. Singapore's network infrastructure is also particularly well-suited for digital delivery of data.

Singapore is ranked first in the World for Networked Readiness Index 2004 - 2005 in World Economic Forum's latest Global Information Technology Report. In January 2005, Singapore was ranked as one of the Top Seven Intelligent Communities in the World by Intelligent Communities Forum (ICF) for its Digital Exchange vision, excellent infocomm infrastructure and global connectivity.

About Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore: The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) is committed to growing Singapore into a dynamic global infocomm hub. IDA uses an integrated approach to developing infocommunications in Singapore. This involves nurturing a competitive telecoms market as well as a conducive business environment with programmes and schemes for both local and international companies. For more information, visit www.idanews.gov.sg Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore Directory page

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