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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.



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.



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.





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 over 80 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.



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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.





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.



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.



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.  





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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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.



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. 

Shows & Events



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.



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



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. 



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Las Vegas—Mar 24, 2014

Sales of Digital Cinema Projectors with Award-Winning DLP Cinema® Technology Surpass 100,000-Screen Milestone

Major achievement recognized in pursuit of TI's vision to convert the motion picture industry from film-based projection to digital cinema
Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today announced that more than 100,000 global movie theatre screens use its DLP Cinema technology. More than 8 out of 10 of the world's screens, from art houses to multiplexes, count on DLP Cinema to enable new possibilities for big screen content and experiences. TI and its customers, Barco, Christie, and NEC, will showcase their latest projector models on the tradeshow floor and other venues at CinemaCon 2014. Demonstrations will include innovative laser illumination models.

"The digital cinema revolution has raised the presentation standards of quality and consistency in cinemas around the world. More than ever before, audiences everywhere can see on screen exactly what movie makers imagined for them," said John Fithian, president and chief executive officer, NATO. "On behalf of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) and our members worldwide, we congratulate the TI DLP Cinema team and their customers, Barco, Christie, and NEC, for their contributions to the cinema industry."
Benefits and impact of DLP Cinema technology include the following:

For directors and content creators: Digital cinema has ushered in a new era where the artist's vision can come to life with immersive qualities and features, such as digital 3D and high frame rates (HFR). With the high speed (144 Hz) and high brightness of DLP Cinema technology, the cinema industry is now better equipped to stay ahead of home entertainment and other options to watch content.

For exhibitors: Digital cinema allows for pristine quality showings of movies and alternative content from the first day of release to the last showing. Most importantly, all DLP Cinema-powered projectors are DCI-compliant and light source-agnostic, and they offer award-winning color reproduction.*

For audiences: Digital cinema provides a visual experience beyond what is possible via home theater installations and mobile devices. DLP Cinema technology is used to illuminate all IMAX® digital and other premium large format screens. DLP Cinema technology also offers the possibility of augmented reality, interactivity and even holographic-style showings.
"With this milestone, the filmmaker's true vision is now coming to life in nearly every cinema around the world," said Dave Duncan, manager of TI's DLP Cinema & Professional Display and DLP Front Projection Products. "For the DLP Cinema team, the real cause for celebration is that more than 10 years of development and innovation are being enjoyed by millions of moviegoers."

With DLP Cinema technology used in projectors around the world – from S2K models designed for small screens to enhanced 4K models used in premium large format screens – the 100,000-screen milestone marks the beginning of cinema's digital era. Based on information from the Theatre Distribution List database, in the period between March 1, 2013, and March 1, 2014, 21,927 new DLP Cinema screens were installed worldwide. The highest growth region for new screens was Asia Pacific, with 8,780 (a 38 percent boost) during the same period. The EMEA region followed, installing 6,474 more screens during the year. The Latin America region installed 3,766 new screens, representing an amazing growth of nearly 75 percent. IMAX digital screens powered by DLP Cinema climbed to 692 theatres globally (354 in North America and 338 internationally).
For more information on DLP Cinema technology, please visit www.DLP.com/Cinema.

* A.M.P.A.S® Board of Governors Bestowed the 2009 Scientific and Engineering Award (Academy Plaque) to DLP Cinema engineers for Color Accuracy. D. Scott Dewald, Greg Pettitt, Brad Walker, and Bill Werner were recognized for their contributions furthering the design and refinement of the Texas Instruments DLP Cinema projector, achieving a level of performance which enables color-accurate, digital-intermediate previews of motion pictures.


About DLP Cinema® Products: Since 1996, Texas Instruments’ award-winning DLP technology has powered the world’s top display devices to deliver higher resolution images rich with color, contrast, clarity and brightness for a wide range of applications, including intelligent display technology. With DLP’s intelligent display capability, users can interact with content in a diverse range of applications, such as automotive, medical and interactive projection. DLP’s technology powers over 80,000 movie theatre screens worldwide (DLP Cinema®) and large-scale, professional venues; in conference rooms, classrooms, and home theaters; and with DLP Pico™-enabled mobile devices, the ability to display images from the palm of your hand. Every DLP chip features an array of up to 8 million microscopic mirrors that switch at ultra-high speeds. With this speed advantage, DLP enables applications unheard of by competing display technologies. To learn more about DLP technology, please visit www.DLP.com, or follow DLP on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/TI_DLP. DLP Cinema® Products Directory page

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Jun 28, 2011 Texas Instruments DLP Cinema Will Celebrate 15 Years Of Leadership In Digital Displays Worldwide At CineEurope 2011
Mar 28, 2011 DLP Cinema® Leads Delivery Of Digital Cinema to Exhibitors Worldwide With The Brightest And Broadest Range Of Digital Cinema Projection Options
Dec 7, 2010 DLP Cinema® Celebrates Record-Breaking Increases in the Asia Pacific Region, and Across the Globe
Aug 30, 2010 DLP Cinema® Delivers Enhanced 4K Chip to Light Up The Biggest Screens
Mar 15, 2010 DLP Cinema Reaches Major Milestone of DCI Compliance for 2K and Enhanced 4K Platforms
Feb 22, 2010 Academy Board of Governors Bestows 2009 Scientific and Engineering Award to DLP Cinema Team for Color Accuracy
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Jun 18, 2009 Texas Instruments Unveils Enhanced 4K Technology on Next Generation DLP Cinema® Electronics Platform
Mar 11, 2008 Texas Instruments Announces IMAX Digital Projection System to be Powered by DLP Cinema®
Oct 17, 2007 DLP Cinema® Technology Surpasses 5,000 Screen Milestone
Jul 6, 2007 Barco lights up Transformers movie premiere at LA film festival
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