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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.  

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Industry Partners

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. 

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.

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.

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

CinemaCon 2023 has been scheduled for 24-27 April 2023 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  Check the links below for the latest information. 

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Orlando, Fla.—Oct 24, 2005

Digi-Flicks Entertainment Changes Name to DFE Technologies

Name Change Signals Expansion to Broad-based Digital Cinema and Post-productionTechnology Company
Digi-Flicks® Entertainment, a leader in digital cinema research and technology, is officially changing its name to DFE Technologies, effective today. Best known for its Digital Cinema Delivery System, a complete end-to-end solution for distributing high-density digital content, the company is rebranding itself to reflect its commitment to developing a broad range of entertainment-related technologies including leading-edge digital cinema solutions, and announcing its entry into other areas such as digital film post-production.

The announcement was made at Showeast 2005 by Mark Jankins, Chief Technology Officer of DFE Technologies. The company’s new website also is public today (

“Our name change to DFE Technologies signals our ongoing transformation to a entertainment technology company with emphasis on digital cinema and digital post-production,” said Jankins. “With digital cinema on the cusp of becoming part of the movie-going experience, a broad range of technologies are necessary to support all parts of the entertainment production chain: from the studios where product is created, to the post houses that process and edit the content, to the distributors and theaters where content is screened. DFE Technologies is developing products to stimulate the growth of this community, based on its expertise with handling, storing and distributing high-density digital content.”

Through its sister companies, PlasterCITY Digital Post, a Hollywood-based post-production facility and Ears XXI Productions, a digital film production company founded by filmmaker Christopher Coppola, all avenues of digital cinema technology will be explored, Jankins added.

At Showeast, DFE Technologies is showcasing a pre-production prototype of the Digital Cinema Delivery System. Components include:
● DFE Network Port: A network-attached storage device designed for exhibitors which delivers a full gigabit of network connectivity. Each Network Port contains two drive bays for rugged DFE SmartPacs that are hot-swappable. The Network Port is rack mounted with a 2RU chassis. Network connectivity is maintained even when drives are not installed.
● DFE SmartPacs: A rugged storage and distribution solution for digital cinema content. Each SmartPac contains two drives: a 250 or 400 GB SATA drive, and a separate memory for storing status drive performance and user-defined data. Drives are encased in a protective milled aluminum shell Each SmartPac includes a rugged shipping case which simplifies distribution to and from exhibitors.
● DFE Duplicator: Creates identical copies of DFE SmartPacs. Additional modules can be added to increase duplication capacity as necessary, with no increase in duplication time. Sector-by-sector duplication via a two-pass duplication algorithm ensures that all duplicated drives are identical.
● DFE Drive Diagnostic Backbone: Unique technology that continually monitors every drive throughout duplication, use and reuse by exhibitors. The DFE Duplicator analyzes the “health” of each drive’s performance to insure perfect failure-free picture delivery to theaters.

About DFE Technologies: DFE Technologies, a leader in digital cinema, is ushering in a new era of digital cinema content distribution with a suite of products designed specifically for use by studios, distributors, and exhibitors. Studios are already making the transition to digital, and more and more exhibitors are beginning to embrace this digital revolution. The DFE Technologies product suite bridges the gap between studios, distributors, and exhibitors with a rugged, reliable, and easy-to-use transport and transfer mechanism designed specifically for digital cinema. DFE Technologies Directory page

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