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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.




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.

 





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 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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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. 



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.


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 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 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, 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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Kortrijk—Oct 14, 2005

1 x Robbie Williams = 21 x Robbie Williams

On Sunday 9 October, the Robbie Williams album-launching show was broadcast live in High Definition to 21 cinemas and special venues. In a vast majority of cases the visualization was made possible by visualization specialist Barco, either with a 2k Digital Cinema projector in the theatres or an R18 projector for IMAG (Image Magnification) at the special venues.

A majority of the cinemas used for the album launch are equipped with Barco’s Digital Cinema projectors. Recognized as the industry standard for Digital Cinema, Barco’s D-Cine Premiere projector range is based on the DLP Cinema™ technology of Texas Instruments and delivers a true cinema experience with rich color, incredible sharpness (2K display resolution), and high contrast (contrast ratio of 2000:1). The high-end projector range comes in 2 versions: DP90 for screens up to 15m, and DP100 for larger screens.

Nico Vernieuwe, VP Sales & Marketing of Barco's Media & Entertainment division, states: “Barco as a company strongly believes in the “alternative content” concept for cinemas. Broadcasting Robbie Williams’ show is a perfect example of how theater owners can turn their cinema into a multi-purpose environment offering entertainment and information of any kind.”

Alfacam, a Belgium-based company providing TV facilities and services to broadcasters and production houses, and its sister company, Euro1080, Europe’s first HDTV media company, took care of the recording of the Robbie Williams concert in Berlin and its satellite transmission to the various venues. In addition Alfacam was responsible for the organization and management of the event at the Eurocam Media Center in Belgium, and the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam. In total, more than 30,000 fans had the opportunity to watch one of Europe's most popular artists live in a show, which was sold out in Berlin within minutes.

Gabriel Fehervari, CEO of Euro1080 and Alfacam, comments: "We are extremely proud to have played a crucial role in this unique High Definition project. Both Alfacam and Euro1080 have been pioneering HDTV since many years and thanks to our solid cooperation with HDTV devoted companies like Barco, we are able to broadcast unique sports, music and cultural events in High Definition quality to venues and fans all over Europe.“

Nico Vernieuwe adds “Barco is able to offer a full visualization solution, building on our leadership in the Events market, where we offer high-end LED and high-brightness projectors for live IMAG applications, and our leadership in Digital Cinema offering true high-end digital cinema quality.”

Overview of the Robbie Williams venues (capacity)
UK London - Shepherd's Bush Empire (1715)
Birmingham Odeon (390)
Manchester - Printworks UCI (377)
Glasgow -Academy (2000)
Belfast - Waterfront (alt venue) (2500)
Ireland Olympia (alt venue) (1600)
Germany Hamburg, grosse Freiheit (1600)
Munich, Elserhalle (1500)
Cologne, Palladium (4000)
Berlin UCI (1066)
Dusseldorf - UCI (700)
Cinestar Frankfurt (650)
Cinestar Erfurt (569)
Spain Madrid La Riviera (4000)
Italy Limelight Milan (3500)
Sweden Stockholm, FHP (1500)
Austria Vienna Platinum (980)
Hungary Budapest Palace MomPark (500)
Croatia Multiplex Cinestar Zagreb (477)
Netherlands Heineken Amsterdam (2000)
Belgium Eurocam Lint (Antwerp) (3400)


About Alfacam
Alfacam is a Belgian company that was established in 1985. The company provides TV facilities services to mainly TV stations and production houses. In 2001, Alfacam started to offer HDTV technology services. At present, more than 60% of the 1200 jobs annually carried out by Alfacam occur in HD, thus making Alfacam to be one of the most important players on the European HD market. The Alfacam fleet of 22 multicamera television facilities trucks (OB vehicles), of which already 14 are equipped to make (HD) recordings in high definition quality, are omnipresent at lots of important crowd pulling events. Thanks to its professionalism and flexibility Alfacam enjoys a very good international reputation. In the recent past, Alfacam was chosen to capture images at various large and prestigious events (such as the Athens Olympics 2004, the European football championship Euro2004 in Portugal, the New Years Concert in Vienna, numerous operas, concerts of Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, the Rolling Stones, a.o., and European and World Championships of various sports). www.alfacam.com.


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 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 2017, we realized sales of 1.085 billion euro. We have a team of 3,600 employees, located in 90 countries, whose passion for technology is captured in 400 granted patents.

Barco is one of three licencees of Texas Instruments DLP Cinema™ technology. TI developed DLP Cinema™ technology working in close cooperation with Barco and others in the movie industry, to develop Cinema Projector and support systems based on DMD™ technology, to meet the requirement of studios, film distributors and exhibitors alike.
Barco Directory page
About Euro1080: Euro1080, the sister company of Alfacam, plays a pioneering role in the field of HDTV in Europe. For a long time Euro1080’s HD1 was the first and the only TV station to transmit in HD in Europe. Recently, Euro1080 launched two additional HDTV stations: HD2 and HD5. HD2 (the “focused” channel) does not only broadcast exclusive concerts, sports and other special events to cinemas, theatres and households, but is also very well suited for B2B purposes via satellite. HD5 is the demo and instruction channel. www.euro1080.com. Euro1080 Directory page
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