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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.




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.



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.



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.

 





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.



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. 



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.

Industry



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.
 




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, 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.





ShowEast 2018,  held in Miami from October 22-25, 2018 at the 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.



The MENA Cinema Forum will be held October 28-29, 2018 at the Grand Hyatt Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 
The MENA region is one of the fastest growing markets for the cinema industry.  The MENA Cinema Forum will bring together the entire spectrum of stakeholders involved within the cinema sector including but not limited to local and international governments, investment companies, mall owners, cinema operators and exhibitors, suppliers and industry leaders, to address the growing requirements of the cinema market within the region.




Emerging Cinema Markets Conference, to be held November 20 -22, 2018 at the Swissôtel The Bosphorus, Istanbul. The Emerging Cinema Markets Conference will focus on Turkey, Middle East, Central Asia, Balkans and Africa and will include key speakers and presenters to outline opportunities and issues for the industry. The Emerging Cinema Markets in Turkey, Central Asia, the Middle East, Balkans and Africa are at an early stage in their growth and development, but in combination they offer a significant opportunity for investors, studios, distributors, exhibitors and the specialist supply chains to the industry


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Tokyo, Japan/Burbank Ca U.S.—Oct 11, 2005

World's First Network Distribution and Commercial Theatrical Exhibition Using Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI) 4K Specifications To Be Held October 22nd

Event Marks One Year Field Trial Announced by Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Warner Entertainment Japan Inc., Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone West Corporation, and Toho Co., Ltd.
Five entertainment and technology pioneers from Japan and America-- Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Warner Entertainment Japan Inc., Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone West Corporation, and Toho Co., Ltd.--today announced they would collaborate on a major new joint field trial to test the world's first digital cinema system for digital distribution and exhibition of feature-length motion pictures. The trial will use the newly published Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI) Digital Cinema System Specifications at the highest quality standard of 4K, comparable to a professional 35mm film "answer print" and superior in many ways to traditional film "release prints" typically shown in local cinema theatres.

Chris Cookson, President, Technical Operations & Chief Technology Officer, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.; William Ireton, President, Warner Entertainment Japan Inc.; Norio Wada, President and CEO of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT); Shunzo Morishita, President and CEO of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone West Corporation (NTT West); and Hideyuki Takai, President and CEO of Toho Co., Ltd., explained their plans for a one year joint field trial to introduce Japanese movie-goers to what they have termed "4K Pure Cinema."

The first public showing as part of this international field trial will start Saturday, October 22, 2005, when "Tim Burton's Corpse Bride" opens commercially in Japan, with a digital release at "4K Pure Cinema" quality in multiple Toho cinemas in the Osaka and Tokyo regions. However, in a sneak preview for press and invited guests at the Virgin TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills theatre immediately following the announcement on October 11th, Rob Hummel, Senior Vice President, Production Technology, Warner Bros. Entertainment, introduced the world's first "4K Pure Cinema" screening of several scenes from "Batman Begins," the 2005 hit movie directed by Christopher Nolan, as well as a complete screening of "Tim Burton's Corpse Bride," both distributed by Warner Bros.

Subsequent digital cinema releases scheduled as part of the field trials through the summer of 2006 include "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," Warner Bros. Pictures' fourth and latest installment of J. K. Rowling's celebrated novels.

The five companies participating in these field trials share a common conviction that the introduction of digital cinema has the potential for providing real benefits to theatre audiences, theatre owners, filmmakers and distributors. They have agreed to work together on this field trial because they also recognize that the potential benefits of digital cinema cannot be fully realized without industry-wide standards supporting interoperability and compatibility around the world, as detailed in the Digital Cinema Initiatives Specification that establishes and documents voluntary specifications for an open architecture for digital cinema that ensures a uniform and high level of technical performance, reliability and quality control.

The Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC (DCI) was created in March 2002, as a joint venture of Disney, Fox, MGM, Paramount, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal and Warner Bros. Studios. In July 2005, after extensive testing and investigation by industry experts, all DCI Member Studios unanimously approved the publication of the DCI Digital Cinema System Specification v1.0.

The purpose of the year-long joint field trial announced today is to implement and test the DCI Digital Cinema System Specification. To make this possible, a fiber-optic testbed will be configured to send DCI-compliant digital cinema packages (DCP) containing feature-length motion pictures from Warner Bros. in Burbank, California to distribution servers at NTT's Yokosuka R&D Center and at NTT West's Dojima Data Center Japan. The DCP received from Warner Bros. will be then distributed via NTT's domestic fiber optic networks to Virgin TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills, Cinema Mediage, and TOHO Cinemas Takatsuki where secure digital cinema playback systems provided by NTT will be used to screen feature movies on a regular schedule for paying customers.

This field trial is designed to allow the participants to evaluate digital distribution and digital exhibition from various perspectives including image quality, viewer response, operational efficiency, security and reporting, network performance and reliability, and the costs related to both network distribution and theater management. The field trial will implement the DCI specifications for both the 4K format of 4,096 by 2,160 pixels (total resolution of eight million pixels) and the 2K format at 2,048 by 1,080 pixels (total resolution of two million pixels.)

The participants are each bringing to this joint field trial unique strengths that have made them leaders in their respective fields.
- Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (WBEI and WBJ) which played a major role in establishing DCI system specifications, will configure a D-cinema distribution-origination service center, provide operational management and supply D-Cinema content in accordance with DCI specifications.
- NTT, which has pioneered the development of highly secure networked distribution, DCI compliant digital cinema packaging and playback technology for super high-definition broadband content such as 4K digital cinema, together with its subsidiary company NTT West, will provide broadband fiber-optic links between the USA and Japan, between distribution centers in Japan, and from distribution centers to theaters. They will also establish two D-cinema distribution centers in Japan and a D-Cinema secure distribution system based on DCI specifications.
- Toho, which together with NTT West, conducted an earlier joint trial for digital distribution of the movie "Spirited Away" (produced by Studio Ghibli, distributed by Toho) in 2001, will provide movie theaters, manage theatrical entertainment content and operate the D-Cinema screening system used in this year-long field trial starting in October 2005.
 

About Toho Company Ltd.: Toho Cinemas is an exhibiting company that provides latest entertainment with a wide-ranging and diverse lineup including films, concerts, live stage performances and public viewing for sports through 67 theatres consisting of 626 screens* nationwide.    *Includes jointly managed 5 theatres 56 screens Toho Company Ltd. Directory page
About Warner Bros. Entertainment: Warner Bros. Entertainment is a global leader in the creation, production, distribution, licensing and marketing of theatrical motion pictures, television programming, video/DVD and related products. Founded more than 75 years ago as a motion picture company, the Studio has evolved into a fully integrated global entertainment company, standing at the forefront of feature films, television, home video, animation, product and brand licensing and international theaters. Warner Bros. Entertainment Directory page
About Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation Directory page

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