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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.



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.



Dolby Laboratories has been a leader in developing many groundbreaking technologies and advancing the science of sight and sound for more than 50 years. Based in San Francisco with offices around the world, Dolby, through industry-leading research and engineering innovation, is expanding creative possibilities and enhancing collaborative relationships spanning musicians, filmmakers, and other artists as well as with businesses and consumers globally. Along with its partners, Dolby creates and delivers incredibly vivid experiences transforming entertainment and communications at the cinema, at home, on the go in mobile devices, and at work. Dolby Laboratories develops and delivers products and technologies that make entertainment experiences more realistic and immersive. By giving everyone the power to see, hear and feel the spectacular, Dolby is ideally positioned to transform the future of audio, voice, and imaging experiences worldwide.



DTS:X transports you into a new dimension of sound immersion by delivering truly captivating entertainment experiences. Be prepared -- this improved lifelike immersion and heightened realism makes horror movies scarier, comedies more laugh-out-loud, and car chase scenes even more intense. Movies are being shown with DTS:X sound at an ever-growing number of theaters in the U.S., China and Europe.





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.



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.



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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.





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.



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 over 80 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.

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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. 



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 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.



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.​ ​



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CineEurope 2021, has been re-scheduled for October 4-7 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.



CinemaCon 2021 has been scheduled for August 23-26, 2021 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  Check the links below for the latest information. 




CineAsia 2021 has been scheduled for Dec 6-9th 2021 in Bangkok.  Check links for the latest  information. 



ShowEast 2021,  scheduled to be held in Miami from Nov 8-11, 2021 at Loews 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.


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Houston, TX—Mar 15, 2012

Qube Cinema 4K 3D System Installed at Houston Museum of Natural Science

New Single-Server Solution Delivers “Picture Perfect” Image Quality to the Giant Screen
The first commercial installation of Qube Cinema’s single-server 4K 3D system has been completed at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Using a single Qube XP-I server, the new configuration streams 4K image data to two Barco 4K projectors each with its own Qube Xi 4K Integrated Media Block (IMB). Visitors can now enjoy stunning 3D digital imagery on the giant screen, delivered from a system that is much easier to operate than the 70 mm film setup the museum used previously.

The digital cinema playback system at the museum’s Wortham Giant Screen Theater features a Qube XP-I server paired with two Qube Xi 4K IMBs installed in two Barco DP4K-32B projectors. Using a single DCP, the system is capable of streaming up to 1,000 Mbps of data through a dual Gigabit Ethernet interface, sufficient throughput to support dual 4K projectors at up to 30 fps, an industry first. 

“Giant screen theaters have been anticipating 4K 3D for years. We’re very pleased to have partnered with Qube to finally make it happen,” said Derek Threinen, vice president, business development at D3D Cinema, which designed and integrated the new theater system. “The Houston Museum of Natural Science is one of the most prestigious giant screen venues in the world. To see full 4K content on the giant screen at HMNS is an important milestone for the industry.”

Moving from Film to Digital

“We decided a while back that we wanted to upgrade from 70 mm film to digital 3D,” said Charlotte Brohi, VP giant screen operations and film production at the museum. “When we saw a demonstration of the Qube technology in January, we knew we had found the way to do it. We showed our first 4K 3D digital movie on Feb. 19.”

“We wanted to give our audience the image quality they were used to with 70 mm film,” explained Brohi. “With the Qube Cinema 4K 3D system, not only are the images picture-perfect, but they’re steadier. And the artifacts we used to get from the wear and tear on film are gone. The quality exceeds that of 70 mm film.”

“Our projectionists love it because it’s so much easier to operate,” added Brohi. “Our techs used to have to haul 200-lb film reels up several flights of stairs to get them to the projection room – and then they had to load them onto the platters in our tight booth! We only had enough space for three 3D films at a time. It was a logistical challenge if we wanted to bring in a new film for a special event.”

With the new system, the Houston Museum of Natural Science is currently showing four different digital 3D movies: Space Junk 3D, Tornado Alley 3D, Flying Monsters 3D and Ultimate Wave 3D.

Established over a century ago, the Houston Museum of Natural Science is one of the premiere institutions in the U.S., hosting over two million visitors per year. HMNS opened its movie theatre in 1989. The theater was converted to 3D in 2006, and has been one of the museum’s key attractions. The transition to 4K 3D digital technology allows the Wortham Giant Screen Theater to enhance its offerings while cutting costs and streamlining operations. 

“Screening movies on the giant screen has always been a good revenue generator,” Brohi explained, “and that will continue. But we needed to find a way to reduce our expenses while maintaining, or in this case improving, the quality of the experience for our audience. We estimate we will save at least $200,000 in operating costs each year with the move to digital.”

HMNS is one of a very few museums which distributes and executive produces large format films in addition to screening them. According to Brohi, they will soon make the move to an all-digital pipeline. “Sticking with digital prints saves money while keeping production quality really high,” she noted. “Other theaters will be looking to us as a leader using this technology. Very soon there will only be digital film in the giant screen theaters.”

“3D movies allow museums to extend their visitor experience, giving their audiences an immersive experience with documentaries which augment exhibitions and promote lifelong learning,” explained Threinen. “Visitors love them, and the simplicity and quality of the new Qube 4K 3D system makes this a win-win for the public and the exhibitor.”

The Qube XP-I server and Qube Xi 4K IMB are available now from Qube Cinema and its worldwide network of resellers and system integrators, including D3D Cinema. For more information visit  www.qubecinema.com/products.



About Qube Cinema, Inc: Qube Cinema ( www.qubecinema.com )  is a pioneer in crafting end-to-end digital cinema technology and solutions. Drawing on decades of experience in the cinema business, Qube provides a seamless digital environment across the industry right from filmmakers and post-production companies to exhibitors with DCI compliant products to moviegoers.
Qube's products are used in every step of the filmmaking and exhibition process.  Qube Cinema’s portfolio of products are powerful, flexible, reliable, and cost-effective, and include Qube Wire, a service for global content distribution; Qube XP, fourth generation DCI compliant digital cinema servers; QubeMaster, a family of digital cinema mastering software solutions; iCount, a camera-based occupancy measurement solution; Slydes, a system that automatically creates just-in-time Digital Cinema Packages; Cheers, a web service for movie audiences that offers personalized greetings cards on the big screen; Justickets, a cloud-based SaaS ticketing solution; and Moviebuff, a website and mobile apps for accurate movie information. The Qube product line is well established globally, with thousands of installations across 50 countries.
Qube's service offerings are constantly evolving to cater to the needs of the global cinema business.  Qube has digital cinema operations in over 4,000 screens (42%) across India, masters over 1,800 movies per year across 6 locations in India and the UAE, designs and delivers the most cost-efficient Premium Large Format screens under its EPIQ brand, and operates a patented advertising network for central control of advertising with local control of movie selection as the Qube Cinema Network (QCN).
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About D3D Cinema: D3D Cinema offers complete digital 3D cinema solutions and services to museum and attraction industry clients worldwide, providing a unique partnership approach to cinema design and 3D content production. Comprised of institutional theater specialists, D3D excels in bringing first-to-market immersive cinema technologies to its clients, offering technology-agnostic consultation, strategic planning, installation, content production & distribution, operational support, and ongoing service. D3D is headquartered in Evanston, IL with offices in the greater Philadelphia and New York areas, and Ottawa, Canada. D3D Cinema Directory page

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