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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.

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.  

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.

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.

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.

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.

Industry Partners

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 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 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 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.

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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Ottawa, ON—Aug 21, 2012

CINECOLOR SAT Selects IDC for Digital Cinema Content Delivery Network in Latin America

Centient™ Pro Cinema Enables Movie and Live Event Distribution
International Datacasting Corporation (TSX: IDC), a global leader in digital content distribution for the world’s premiere broadcasters, today announces a contract with Grupo Chilefilms, which owns and operates CINECOLOR SAT, a satellite cinema distribution system delivering content throughout Latin America. This contract is one of the three Centient™ contracts announced by IDC on July 4th, 2012, and is valued at $1.3M US, including a 5 year support contract.

Under this contract, IDC’s Centient™ Pro Cinema Content Delivery Network (CDN) platform will be deployed to provide secure satellite delivery of both: movie content; and live sporting and musical events, to cinema locations throughout Latin America. Delivering content via satellite improves the speed and reliability and reduces the cost of movie content distribution, while coverage of live events provides theatre owners with lucrative sources of additional revenue.

IDC’s Centient CDN is media aware, enabling the platform to interpret, manage and process the content within files and streams as opposed to treating them simply as data. The Centient Pro Cinema platform is able to ingest, verify and confirm delivery of content conforming to the Digital Cinema Package (DCP) file and directory format devised by movie studios to enable the secure digital distribution of their valuable content. The platform is also able to encode and decode high quality 2D and 3D linear streams for the encrypted distribution of live events to theatre locations in either MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 formats.

Theatre locations within the CINECOLOR SAT network will be equipped with IDC SuperFlex Pro Cinema Cache Servers for movie content (DCP) reception and storage, and optionally with Pro Cinema Event Players for the reception and decoding of live events. Having separate devices for DCP storage and live event decoding allows each theatre location to be equipped in the most cost effective way according to its requirements. Both devices can be controlled and managed centrally from the Pro Cinema headend located in Santiago, Chile.

“CINECOLOR SAT selected IDC for the implementation of this digital cinema satellite distribution network because of its unrivalled experience in both movie and live event distribution,” stated Stefano Levera, Technical Director of the group. “Since this project is a key initiative for our group of companies, we decided to work with a company who has done this before, and deploy a technology that has already been proven through many years of reliable operation in the field.”

“IDC is proud to work with CINECOLOR SAT to build out their digital cinema network in LATAM, one of our key markets,” stated Frederick Godard, IDC President and CEO. “This deployment of IDC’s Centient CDN platform will give CINECOLOR SAT a reliable means to control and manage content over a vast network of cinemas, with strong revenue generation potential.”

IDC is the supplier of choice for the world’s leading digital cinema content distributors, its leadership built on over a decade of experience in digital cinema. IDC pioneered satellite-based Digital Cinema Package (DCP) and 3D live event delivery, and has currently shipped over 4,000 receivers to customers in six continents.

About Grupo Chilefilms:
Grupo Chilefilms is the most important audiovisual services provider operating in Latin America, with facilities in México, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Perú and Chile.

It is internationally well known as CINECOLOR, and CINECOLOR SAT is a new business branch developed to provide an immediate answer to the theatres digital roll-out and digital alternative content distribution in the region.

As of today, CINECOLOR is the most important partner for Hollywood Studios, delivering and distributing 35mm release printing as well as DCP authoring and duplication in the region. In that sense, a further step has been taken by CINECOLOR SAT in order to provide a simulcast digital satellite distribution network throughout the region.

“Using state of art IDC technology, in order to manage high volume data and IP encapsulation, plus hemispheric C-Band satellite coverage, and having the existing DCP disk duplication services as a natural backup, CINECOLOR SAT network will provide by the 4th Quarter of 2012 the most reliable and flexible digital content distribution platform, not only for Hollywood Studios, but also for regional 2D/3D feature films, alternative content, advertising and any digital content that might require local and or regional distribution,” said Juan C. Arriagada, Project’s Director.

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About Grupo Chilefilms: Grupo Chilefilms® is one of the largest entertainment industry conglomerate in the Latin American region, with local offices in Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Argentina and Chile. Its business units covers most of the entertainment industry, mainly focused on sound, image and film post production, digital and film mastering and duplication, front end laboratory operations, home entertainment distribution, theater exhibition, theater content distribution, advertising media, television and advertising production and services, as well as theater’s satellite content distribution, covering Latin America and The Caribbean.  With more than 25 years of local and global business experience, Grupo Chilefilms® has become the preferred supplier and technological partner for major studios and worldwide distributors, given its unsurpassed quality, reliability and world class services. Cine Hoyts® (Chile) became part of the conglomerate by 2011, and Grupo Chilefilms® has strengthened Cine Hoyts® (Chile) as the market leading brand, incorporating the most sophisticated and successful technology of the industry, so as to bring the customer experience to a new level of satisfaction. Grupo Chilefilms Directory page
About International Datacasting Corporation: International Datacasting Corporation (TSX: IDC) is a global leader in digital content distribution for the world’s premiere broadcasters in radio, television, data and digital cinema. IDC offers a broad portfolio of advanced solutions including the STAR Pro AudioTM Solution, LASERTM Targeted Ad Insertion Platform, and the Digital TattooTM DTH Over IP Gateway. The company’s products and solutions are in demand for radio and television networks, targeted ad insertion, digital cinema, 3D live events, satellite newsgathering, sports contribution, VOD, and IPTV. IDC is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with regional offices in Arnhem, the Netherlands and in San Diego, California. The company has installations in over 100 countries, a service office in Taiwan, and an international network of value-added partners and resellers. International Datacasting Corporation Directory page

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