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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.



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.  





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 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.





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.



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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.



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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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.
 




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.



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. 

Shows & Events



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.



ShowEast 2021 -- cancelled --,  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.



CinemaCon 2022 has been scheduled for April 25 - 28, 2022 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  Check the links below for the latest information. 




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


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Beijing, China—Dec 11, 2012

2012-12-11 - Chinese Exhibitor First to use a Barco S2K Projector to Show Commercial Movies in China

Digital Cinema pioneer Barco announces that its newest DP2K-10S digital cinema projector, based on the 0.69” DLP Cinema® chipset, has been selected by Hunan FAYOO Film Culture Industry Investment Management Co., Ltd. (‘FAYOO’) and installed at its newly-opened cinema in Taojiang, Hunan Province, China. This makes FAYOO the first exhibitor in China to use an S2K projector to show commercial movies.

In order to meet the requirement for exhibiting domestic and Hollywood blockbusters, small and medium-sized digital cinemas need to upgrade to a cost-effective solution. To meet this demand, Barco has launched the DP2K-10S projector, the industry’s first DCI-compliant and fully integrated digital cinema projector for small screen theatres.

Barco S2K projectors are being installed in 5 theaters of FAYOO’s newly-opened cinema. Furthermore, CFG-Barco, the joint venture between Barco and China Film Group, has stated that over 100 Barco S2K projectors will be provided to local cinemas in China by the end of this year.

Mr. Cao Yu, Chairman of Hunan FAYOO Film Culture Industry Investment Management Co., Ltd., commented: “Investments in local theaters are part of our strategic deployment. Barco’s cost-effective, highly reliable S2K projector is just what we need to enable our small-sized cinema to exhibit domestic and overseas blockbusters and provide moviegoers with a premium cinema experience.”

Wim Buyens, Senior Vice President Barco and Head of the Entertainment Division, said: “I am very proud that our DP2K-10S projector has received such high recognition from the market worldwide. This proves that our product research and development are on the right track, the best of 2 worlds no compromised towards the cinema experience and DCI requirement and the lowers TCO, well suited for our China market. We will continue to increase the R&D investment and supply more digital cinema projection systems for more cinemas.”

Specifically designed for small screens
Based on the 0.69” DLP Cinema® S2K chipset, Barco’s DP2K-10S features exceptional brightness, vibrant and stable color, and perfect image ratio, enabling small and medium-sized theaters to provide an outstanding visual experience for their audiences. Furthermore, the DP2K-10S won the Best Product Award at the 2012 Beijing International Radio, TV & Film Equipment Exhibition (BIRTV) in August – a clear indication of its exceptional market potential in the future.

Mr. Chen Xuxiang, General Manager of CFG-Barco (Beijing) Electronics Co., Ltd., stated: “The DP2K-10S projector was developed with the involvement of Barco's China R&D team and currently rolling out of our production line in China. FAYOO is an important partner, and I am very glad that this product’s first installation is in FAYOO’s cinema. This encourages us to continue to provide comprehensive solutions for a variety of clients, with the goal of accelerating the development of China’s cinemas.”

About Hunan FAYOO Film Culture Industry Investment Management Co., Ltd.
Hunan FAYOO Film Culture Industry Investment Management Co., Ltd. (FAYOO) is a pioneering comprehensive enterprise with operations covering modern high-standard cinema investment, cinema decoration design, cinema construction, cinema equipment, and professional management training. FAYOO has established long-term, close partnerships with many local theaters, film production and investment companies, such as China Film Group Corporation and its digital circuits, Golden Age Digital Cinema, Hengdian circuits, Hunan Film Group, China Film Stellar Theater Chain, Beijing Fengshang Digital Cinemas, Hunan Xiaoxiang Digital Cinemas, etc.

FAYOO has many cinemas that have been established, or are being established, in Hunan Province of China, including FAYOO Xiledi International Cinema in Changsha, FAYOO Jindian International Cinema in Lengshuijiang, Ningyuan, Taojiang and Xiangxiao FAYOO Xingsha International Cinema. FAYOO is committed to becoming an influential and leading investment management company for medium-sized theaters.


About Barco: Barco designs technology to enable bright outcomes around the world. Seeing beyond the image, we develop visualization and collaboration solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences. Our focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting, classroom and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions). In 2020, we realized sales of 770 million euro. We have a global team of 3,300 employees, whose passion for technology is captured in 461 granted patents. For more information, visit us on www.barco.com, follow us on Twitter (@Barco), LinkedIn (Barco), YouTube (BarcoTV), or like us on Facebook (Barco). Barco Directory page
About CFG-Barco (Beijing) Electronics Co. Ltd.: CFG-Barco (Beijing) Electronics Co., Ltd. [CFG-Barco], founded in 2011, is the joint venture of two Barco subsidiaries — Barco Visual (Beijing) Electronics Co., Ltd. and Barco China (Holdings) Limited Company — and China Film Equipment Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of China Film Group.

CFG-Barco is the embodiment of Barco and China Film Group's determination to develop China's digital cinema market by strengthening the localized development and production of digital cinema products and services in China.

Through its customer service facilities, sales, local R&D, and production initiatives, CFG-Barco will maintain the Barco brand and world-class quality to provide end users with targeted local services. Leveraging the experience and influence of China Film Equipment Co. Ltd., CFG-Barco will also build more effective communication channels and a more intimate relationship with customers.

The headquarters and manufacturing factory of CFG-Barco (Beijing) Electronics Co., Ltd. are located in Changping District, Beijing.
CFG-Barco (Beijing) Electronics Co. Ltd. Directory page

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