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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.



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.



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.





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.





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.





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.



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.

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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 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 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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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 2021 -- cancelled --,  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.



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.



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


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London—Mar 23, 2014

Arts Alliance Media Takes Cinema Advertising to the Next Level with Adfuser

Arts Alliance Media, leader in cinema software and solutions, is launching its latest software product, AdFuser, at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. AdFuser is specifically designed and built for digital cinema and makes cinema advertising on-screen simpler, more reliable, and more profitable. 

Early private demonstrations to screen advertising companies and exhibitors managing their own advertising have yielded very positive reviews.  Customers particularly benefit from the increased flexibility and automation AdFuser provides.  A fully integrated software solution also enables screen advertising companies and exhibitors to specifically target audiences and deliver advertisements in new ways previously not possible. 
 
Plan
AdFuser builds a real-time picture of available advertising inventory by using data from the show schedules sourced from local POS systems.  AdFuser’s billing engine can be individually tailored, with multiple rate cards that are customisable for different pricing options. Inventory can be filtered to show remaining spots that are available to be sold, meaning cinemas can fill inventory effectively to maximise profits. Advanced features allow the software to forecast admissions estimates for each show and calculate accurate CPMs. 
 
Target
AdFuser targets advertising more precisely than ever before, allowing advertisers to reach any audience demographic in any location with just the click of a button. Brands can now target any combination of films, genres, audience demographics, specific shows, times, areas, local businesses and more using a simple intuitive interface. Advanced functionality will dynamically change ad copy based on external factors – for instance, using data from a weather feed to show an advert for barbecues when it is sunny and for indoor paints when it is wet. 
 
Build
AdFuser uses rules and templates to build advertising playlists with the minimum of effort. Configurable rules define where the spot should go within the playlist and the system automatically builds advertising playlists once the targeting criteria are entered into the campaign. AdFuser supports multiple media for each campaign: a brand can show a different spot every week to build a story, or different ads can be programmed to play in the daytime versus the evening. Advanced features allow campaigns to also include an admissions cap that automatically pulls the advertisement when the admissions cap is reached. 
 
Deliver
Getting ads to the right screens for playout was always a guessing game in the analogue world. Not with AdFuser.  The software automates the time-consuming and inaccurate process of creating playlists at each site. When integrated with AAM’s Producer (circuit-wide content management system), playlists are sent electronically to the right sites where they are populated with the relevant content automatically.  This process saves huge amounts of time compared to a projectionist in each site building playlists manually, and eliminates the risk of incorrect content being shown. 
 
Report
Full proof-of-play reporting using playback logs means brands can be confident that their ads are playing where they should be.  When AdFuser is integrated into the cinema’s POS system advertisers can see exactly how many people saw their ad. 
 
Eric Stevens, Commercial Director at AAM, notes that “Digital cinema is a complete game-changer for advertising. Now advertisers can reach exactly the audience they want, whether that’s families, action movie fans on a Saturday night, or city-dwellers. AdFuser makes it incredibly easy to see which spots are available, establish the best price for each spot, and then precisely target the ads. When integrated with Producer the system really gets clever: your whole ad playlists can be built automatically at head office and distributed electronically to site where the local content is inserted into the right place ready to play, all without human intervention.” 
 
AdFuser can allow local advertisers access to the system so that local brands can plan and target their own advertising thus directly increasing revenue for the cinema without the need for additional sales staff overhead.
AAM is also developing enhanced lobby and signage solutions that are fully integrated into other AAM software products including Producer (enterprise Circuit Management System), Screenwriter (Theatre Management System) and AdFuser. The lobby solution allows exhibitors to extend content management from the big screen to any screen within a cinema (or even outside the cinema).  Exhibitors can configure signage to show targeted advertisements or any variety of information including trailers, posters, concession promotions, Twitter feeds and other social media. Lobby screens can also be overlaid with real-time local information such as show times or available tickets, or automatically update displays based on film schedules. 
 
Arts Alliance Media will be demonstrating AdFuser and the whole digital cinema software suite at CinemaCon, booth 2809A, from 24 – 17 March. 
 
More information can be found at: http://www.artsalliancemedia.com/software/adfuser


About Arts Alliance Media:
Arts Alliance Media (AAM) is the global leader in digital cinema software and services. AAM offers a wide range of solutions to exhibitors which enable them to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and improve the cinematic experience for their customers.
AAM software touches over 45,000 digital screens globally, 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, alongside Volfoni, a global leader in 3D technology.
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