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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.





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.



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.  





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.



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.



Industry Partners



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 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 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



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




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.



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 www.cineasia.com.


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Rancho Cordova, Calif., USA—Apr 17, 2013

Barco, Auro Technologies and DTS Collaborate in Support of Proposed New Open Format for Immersive Object-Based Cinema Sound

Alliance responds to NATO’s plea for universal audio rendering platform to simplify adoption of 3D sound by movie exhibitors
Barco, a global digital cinema technology leader, is aligning with cinema audio innovator Auro Technologies and DTS, Inc., a leader in high-definition audio solutions, to drive the development of an open format approach to producing immersive object-based cinema sound. Their efforts represent a collective desire to protect exhibitors’ freedom of platform choice, ensuring their ability to play any movie regardless of which 3D audio system they procure. 
 
Barco, Auro Technologies and DTS, Inc. are working together to address concerns expressed by the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) and the Union Internationale des Cinemas (UNIC) in their recent statement announcing cinema exhibitor requirements for immersive sound technologies. The goal is to enable theater owners to present movies on any new 3D audio format designed according to the open standard.

Ensuring freedom of choice
NATO has always been a strong supporter of innovation, while cautioning against overly proprietary or incompatible digital formats that could potentially hinder the ability of all stakeholders to easily and affordably adopt new technologies.

Bringing the issue to the forefront
Barco, Auro Technologies, DTS and other industry participants are working on standards-setting activities to help define and deliver both channel- and object-based audio to cinemas, benefitting content creators, sound engineers and movie exhibitors alike. One of those occasions includes an upcoming “Immersive Sound Session” hosted by Barco at CinemaCon 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 17, 2013. Representatives from NATO, Barco, Auro Technologies and others will engage in a panel discussion to explore options for enhancing workflow, creating flexible playback systems, and other technical benefits associated with the proposed open object-oriented 3D sound format.

Emerging technologies emphasize compatibility
Auro 11.1 by Barco offers content creators total freedom with regards to immersive sound development. “The Auro creative toolset from Auro Technologies provides the authoring capabilities for studios to create both channel- and object-based sound masters for movies, so they’re not locked into one sound platform or playback system,” comments Wilfried Van Baelen CEO of Auro Technologies nv.

Brian Claypool, Senior Director Strategic Business Development Entertainment for Barco, elaborates on the benefits of this approach to studios: “The open standard nature of how we create and playback Auro 11.1 by Barco fits with studios’ existing workflows, enabling them to easily create a sound master that can be played on any legacy or immersive audio system.”

DTS, Inc. has developed Multi-Dimensional Audio (MDA™) an open object-based audio creation and authoring platform to accelerate next-generation content creation. The MDA platform supports both channel and audio objects and adapts to any speaker quantity and configuration. During creation, sounds are directed throughout an auditorium by attaching specific X, Y, Z coordinates to audio objects to describe the location, resulting in highly realistic sound placement in concert with the video portion of a movie.

“We are committed to the continued development and adoption of a format-agnostic solution that enables the universal creation, delivery and playback of 3D audio content,” comments John Kellogg, Senior Director, Corporate Strategy and Development. “Like Barco, our entire approach is based on an inclusive, rather than exclusive, philosophy bent on encouraging studios to produce more movies featuring immersive sound while empowering exhibitors to show them in their best light.”

About Auro Technologies 
Auro Technologies (www.auro-3d.comwww.auro-technologies.com) is a spin-off of the Galaxy Studios Group and owner of the Auro-3D® Technology Suite. The Auro-3D® Concept and Listening Formats are designed by Wilfried Van Baelen, founder and CEO of Galaxy Studios and Auro Technologies. Galaxy Studios is renowned worldwide for its state-of-the-art leadership in audio innovation for music and sound for film. The Auro-3D® suite offers ground-breaking, easy-to-use and unprecedented levels of sound reproduction capabilities to the professional, automotive, broadcast and consumer electronics markets (such as gaming, smart phones, multimedia PC, notebooks, tablets, audio players, digital TV, media libraries and packaged media).


About Barco: Barco is a global technology leader that develops networked visualization solutions for the entertainment, enterprise and healthcare markets. Our solutions make a visible impact, allowing people to enjoy compelling entertainment experiences; to foster knowledge sharing and smart decision-making in organizations and to help hospitals provide their patients with the best possible healthcare.
Headquartered in Kortrijk (Belgium), Barco realized sales of 804 million euro in 2021 and has a global team of 3,000+ employees, whose passion for technology is captured in +500 granted patents. Barco has been listed on the Brussels Stock Exchange since 1985 (Euronext: BAR; Reuters: BARBt.BR; Bloomberg: BAR BB) .
For more information, visit us on www.barco.com, follow us on Twitter (@Barco), LinkedIn (Barco), YouTube (BarcoTV), or like us on Facebook (Barco).
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Since 1993, DTS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Xperi Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: XPER), has been dedicated to making the world sound better. In early 2015, DTS unveiled DTS:X, its open, next-generation, immersive, multi-dimensional audio technology. DTS:X replicates a real-world sound environment that transports the audience into a new level of sound immersion by delivering truly captivating entertainment experiences in the cinema. It provides numerous customization options for cinema theater owners and allows for a flexible speaker configuration that best fits the viewing space to more accurately convey the fluid movement of sound to create a richer entertainment soundscape. For more information about DTS, please visit www.dts.com or connect with DTS on Facebook, Twitter (@DTS) and Instagram (@DTS)
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Apr 22, 2022 AMC Theatres® Teams Up with Cinionic to Introduce “Laser at AMC”
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AMC Theatres (NYSE:AMC), the largest theatrical exhibitor in the United States, in Europe & the Middle East, and in the world, today announced its first major broadscale projector upgrade since the transition to digital with the launch of Laser at AMC. The announcement is the result of an exclusive agreement between AMC and Cinionic, the Barco cinema joint venture and global leader in laser-powered cinema solutions, to significantly upgrade the on-screen presentation at 3,500 auditoriums throughout the United States, with cutting-edge laser projectors.

Sep 21, 2021 Barco Celebrates 100,000 Digital Cinema Projectors Production Milestone
Jun 9, 2021 Cinionic and Barco Celebrate Belgian Cinema Reopening
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Barco and Cinionic, the companies at the forefront of worldwide technology and solutions for cinema, join with audiences across Belgium to celebrate today’s reopening of the movie theaters in the country. Moviegoers return to a blockbuster line-up at the cinema after Belgian authorities announced the ability to reopen as of June 9, 2021.

Apr 12, 2021 New Agreement Between IMAX and Barco to Further Collaborate on Cutting-Edge Laser Light Source Technology Worldwide
Dec 18, 2019 Cinemark Partners with Cinionic for Barco Laser in 10-Year Worldwide Exclusive Agreement
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Cinionic, the Barco cinema joint venture illuminating more than half of the world’s movie theaters, announces an exclusive laser agreement with long-term strategic partner Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK), one of the world’s largest movie exhibitors, operating more than 6,000 screens. During the 10-year deal, Cinionic will upgrade Cinemark’s chain with award-winning Barco Series 4 laser projectors and integrated Barco Alchemy media servers. The transformation of Cinemark’s fleet in the United States and Latin America into state-of-the-art, laser-powered entertainment destinations further solidifies both companies’ commitment to elevating the movie-going experience for global audiences.

Sep 12, 2019 Unilumin Collaborates with Barco to Expand its Global LED Display Business
Apr 1, 2019 Cinionic Takes Cinema into the Smart Projection Era at CinemaCon 2019, with All-New Barco Series 4 Laser Projectors
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Cinionic, the Barco, CGS, and ALPD cinema joint venture providing a new visual standard with enhanced services and technology solutions, today returns to CinemaCon with the launch of its brand-new Barco Series 4 projector line-up. This next generation of projectors will deliver an unmatched cinema experience for moviegoers today, future-proofed for tomorrow; leveraging 4K, RGB-laser, as well as being ready for 4K 120fps high frame rate, high-dynamic-range (HDR) and wide-color-gamut capabilities.

Dec 9, 2018 PVR Cinemas and Cinionic Form Long-Term Alliance to Elevate Cinema Experience in India with Barco Projection
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PVR Cinemas, one of the largest and most premium film exhibition companies in India, today inked a long-term alliance with Cinionic, the Barco cinema joint venture.

Sep 26, 2018 EclairColor HDR Solution for Cinemas to Be Showcased in Deauville at the Annual Convention of French Theater Owners with Support from Cinionic
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CinemaNext, the European specialist in cinema exhibitor services (Ymagis Group, ISIN: FR0011471291, TICKER: MAGIS, PME-PEA, TECH 40), today announced that it will be presenting its revolutionary EclairColor HDR cinema solution at this week’s Annual Convention of French Theater Owners (FNCF) in Deauville (France).

Aug 21, 2018 Theater Pole Pole Thrills Audiences with Barco Laser
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Japanese movie fans are in for a treat next time they visit the Pole Pole theater in Onahama: nine brand new Barco laser projectors will present movies in dazzling brightness and vibrant color.
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Oct 12, 2021 GDC Technology Unveils IAB Upgrade Option for DTS:XTM enabled SX-4000 Standalone Integrated Media BlockTM
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GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’), a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today its award-winning GDC SX-4000 Standalone Integrated Media Block™ (IMB) featuring DTS:X immersive audio solution is provided with an upgrade option to enable IAB support.

Aug 31, 2021 GDC Technology and DTS Sign Landmark Agreement to Deliver DTS:X™ IAB Solutions
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GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’), a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, and DTS®, a global leader in next-generation audio, imaging and sensing technology and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Xperi Holding Corporation (Nasdaq: XPER) (“Xperi”), announced today that they signed a landmark agreement to deliver DTS:X IAB solutions. The IAB solution is designed to fully support SMPTE’s immersive audio bitstream (IAB) standard ST 2098-2.

May 22, 2019 DTS, GDC, and B&B Theatres Extend Partnership to Deliver Additional DTS:X Enabled Theaters
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DTS, a global leader in high-definition audio solutions and a wholly owned subsidiary of Xperi Corporation (Nasdaq: XPER) (“Xperi”), is proud to announce the addition of 14 new DTS:X enabled cinema screens as an extension of its long-standing partnership with GDC Technology (USA) LLC (“GDC”) and B&B Theatres (“B&B”).

Apr 2, 2019 GDC Technology and DTS Take Major Strides to Bring Immersive Cinema Sound Experience to Broader Audience
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GDC Technology Limited, (“GDC”) a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today at CinemaCon 2019 over 1,000 global movie theatre screens are installed or committed with its award-winning immersive sound media server with a built-in DTS:X™ decoder and cinema processor (GDC Immersive Sound Solution) to exhibit motion pictures released with a DTS:X soundtrack.

Apr 1, 2019 DTS Certifies DTS:X® Immersive Audio System for Direct View Display in Cinema
Feb 20, 2019 DTS and CJ 4DPLEX Join Forces to Raise ScreenX Theatres’ Immersive Experience to a New Level
Dec 11, 2018 GDC Immersive Sound Solution Featuring DTS:X Breaks the 1,000 Mark
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GDC Technology Limited, a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today at CineAsia 2018 that its innovative SX-4000 immersive sound media server with a built-in DTS:Xä decoder, and the XSP-1000 cinema processor (GDC Immersive Sound Solution) reached a milestone of 1,000 screens worldwide.

Apr 4, 2018 Abbey Road Studios Installs DTS:X Mixing Tools
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Dec 13, 2017 GDC Technology Raises Immersive Sound to the Next Level
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GDC Technology Limited, a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today that cinema owners’ adoption of its innovative SX-4000 immersive sound media server with a built-in DTS:X® decoder, and the XSP-1000 cinema processor (GDC Immersive Sound Solution), continues to expand in theatres around the world. The GDC Immersive Sound Solution has been installed, or committed to installing, in more than 750 screens, operated by a host of theatre companies around the globe. This allows a new generation of audiences to experience rich, immersive sound.
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