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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.



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.



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.



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.  





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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.





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.





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.



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.





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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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 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 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.



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 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.
 


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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.



CinemaCon 2021 has been scheduled for August 23-26, 2021 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  Check the links below for the latest information. 




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



ShowEast 2021,  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.


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Paris—Sep 23, 2013

Ymagis and Smartjog Create the First Integrated Player in Digital Content Logistics for the European Cinema Industry

YMAGIS, specialist in digital technologies for the cinema industry, and SMARTJOG, a TDF subsidiary specialized in satellite and ADSL delivery of cinema content, have announced the signature of a binding agreement for the purpose of creating a joint venture which will provide an integrated offer for the physical and digital delivery of digital content to the cinema industry.

Jean Mizrahi, YMAGIS CEO, remarked: “We are very glad to announce this strategic operation for YMAGIS. The new company we are creating with SMARTJOG will be capable of providing film distributors and advertising agencies in Europe an integrated solution that will guarantee them the reliable delivery of their movies for releases across Europe. The solid positions held by both YMAGIS and SMARTJOG in European digital content logistics make it possible to create a strong player, upon whom their natural partners, distributors and exhibitors, will be able to fully count on.”

Julien Seligmann, Manager of TDF Media Services, said for his part: “With this alliance between SMARTJOG and YMAGIS, we are building a major player at the European level to supply end-to-end managed services, on which American studios and European independent distributors will be able to rely for ensuring their movie releases.”

CREATING EUROPE’S FIRST INTEGRATED PLAYER
On the eve of the 68th Congress of the National Federation of French Exhibitors, this agreement creates the first European player in digital content logistics for the cinema industry. Indeed, the agreement stipulates that YMAGIS and SMARTJOG will bring to the new entity all of their activities related to duplication and delivery of digital content dedicated to cinema exhibition. 

Upon completion of this operation, which should occur before December 31, 2013, YMAGIS and SMARTJOG will become shareholders for 60% and 40% respectively, of the new entity. 

The new venture will benefit from YMAGIS’s expertise in the duplication and delivery of digital copies (or “DCP”) on behalf of distributors, managed by the Group through its laboratories in Paris, Barcelona and Berlin (from the 4th quarter of 2013). In 2012, YMAGIS duplicated and delivered more than 25 000 movie DCPs (almost 16 500 in the first 2013 half-year alone) and more than 92 000 trailer and advertising DCPs. The new entity will also rely on the communication network implemented by YMAGIS, which now links together the 402 theaters serviced by the Group across Europe.

For its part, SMARTJOG provides activities and skills in transporting digital copies by satellite and terrestrial networks that it has developed on a European scale (France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux). To date, SMARTJOG has already deployed a network of 1 600 theaters in Europe, representing around 6 000 screens, connected via satellite or terrestrial networks. In this way, SMARTJOG ensured the delivery of 26 000 movie DCPs and 140 000 trailer and advertising DCPs in 2012 across Europe. SMARTJOG also brings developments related to download-on-demand, online archiving and advanced online reporting tools.

Together, YMAGIS and SMARTJOG are creating the European leader in this field, which will offer the cinema industry a global logistics service for the delivery of movies, trailers, commercials, alternative content, as well as static or dynamic posters. Its services will cover KDM (1) preparation, and delivery of DCPs and KDMs to cinema screens and laboratories internationally, via satellite, ADSL/fiber or physical media. 

The close relationships developed by YMAGIS with distributors and exhibitors since its creation and the key position held by SMARTJOG in Europe for digital transmission provide a robust foundation for this new entity’s business development. In particular, this agreement allows the new company to strengthen the services provided to its two shareholders’ existing customers but also to win new customers across Europe. This integrated offer is also a point of entry for commercialization of additional services.

AN INTEGRATED OFFER: A NEED SHARED BY THE WHOLE INDUSTRY
Today, distributors are looking for a movie logistics service that takes full advantage of the various models existing in Europe: satellite, terrestrial links (optical fiber or ADSL) and physical devices (hard disk). The full solution offered by YMAGIS and SMARTJOG answers this need for an integrated service at a European level. By managing all distribution channels, the new entity will be able to propose tailor-made solutions to the various players in the market, based on their distribution pattern. From its inception, the company will manage a communication network linking together more than 1 800 theaters in Europe, representing almost 8 000 screens.

A VEHICLE FOR BUSINESS ACCELERATION 
In order to offer a solution to every theater in France, the new company will provide a reception server, free of charge, to all theaters engaged in continuous activity, thus enabling them to receive digital content (movies, trailers, commercials) via electronic delivery. The goal is to quickly reach maximal coverage in France.

In parallel, the new entity will extend its service reach by deploying its network in all Western European countries, and then, at a later stage, in a large part of Eastern Europe, with the aim of completing its network as soon as possible.

(1) KDM: Key Delivery Message. The distributor sends an electronic message to the exhibitor, containing the key enabling the digital copy (or DCP) to be played.





About Ymagis Group: The Ymagis Group is a leader in advanced digital technology services for the cinema industry. Through CinemaNext and Eclair, the Group provides innovative solutions to movie exhibitors, distributors (feature films & event cinema), producers, right-holders, cinema/TV advertising networks, rights holders, broadcasters, VOD/S-VOD platform operators and video publishers.


Ymagis Group Directory page
About TDF Media Services: TDF Media Services brings together BeBanjo, Cognacq-Jay Image, Mediamobile, PSN, Qbrick and SmartJog.  It proposes turnkey solutions throughout the whole digital media value chain. It supports customers (broadcasters, VOD Operators, Content Owners) in managing their linear and on-demand workflows, whatever the level of complexity and scale.
Its end-to-end OTT platform enables customers to seamlessly manage content for multiple screens. It also offers solutions for VOD & Catch-up TV as well as interactivity on any devices with companion screen services.  Part of the TDF group, it benefits from a rich experience in the broadcast world and the hybrid TV environment through HbbTV.
TDF Media Services Directory page
SmartJog Web Site
About SmartJog: SmartJog is a subsidiary of the TDF Group and the operator of a highly secure and managed distribution network for digital audiovisual content. SmartJog manages a major worldwide network exchanging media content between broadcasters, distributors and technical suppliers. SmartJog also created and set up the first multi-domestic European CDN dedicated to audiovisual media. SmartJog Directory page

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