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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.



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.





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.



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.



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.  



Industry Partners



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.​ ​





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 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



CinemaCon 2022 has been scheduled for April 25 - 28, 2022 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  Check the links below 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.



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.



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


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Morristown N.J.—Dec 12, 2005

AccessIT Pioneers Presentation of Disney and Walden Media’s “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” In JPEG2000 Digital Format

First Commercial Release of a JPEG 2000 Digital Cinema Feature Compatible with the DCI Specifications At Company’s Pavilion Digital Showcase Theatre
In another digital cinema technology “first,” Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. (“AccessIT”) (AMEX: AIX), in cooperation with The Walt Disney Studios (“Disney”) and media player hardware provider Doremi Labs, Inc., said today, it has premiered Disney’s and Walden Media’s “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” at its Pavilion Digital Showcase Theatre in JPEG2000 compression format as provided for in DCI specifications. The Pavilion Theatre is the first, and to date, the only movie theatre equipped to show digital movies to paying audiences utilizing this advanced technology standard. By December 31, 2005, an additional 150 digital cinema systems currently being installed by Christie/AIX, a subsidiary of AccessIT, with regional theatre chains under its 4,000-screen rollout plan will be JPEG2000-capable. Disney’s “Narnia” was released nationally December 9th in both analog and digital versions.

“Today, thanks to the efforts of the talented team at AccessIT, we have been able to achieve a significant digital cinema milestone, the presentation of a full-length movie to audiences in compliance with the compression standards created by the industry’s Digital Cinema Initiatives. AccessIT’s technology leadership, operating digital cinema equipment at its Pavilion Showcase theatre, was instrumental in making this important development possible,” said Chuck Viane, president, Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Disney’s distribution arm.

“We are pleased to play a supporting role in the effort to bring the most advanced technology to exhibitors and audiences nationwide,” said Bud Mayo, chairman and chief executive officer of AccessIT. “This presentation of Narnia, the first to use DCI specified JPEG2000 before a paying audience, is a major technological advance for everyone that has worked long and hard to see digital cinema become a reality.”

In July 2005, Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC (DCI), a joint venture formed by Disney and the six other major studios in 2002, issued the Version 1.0 Technical Specification for digital cinema systems. Included in the Specifications was the designation of JPEG2000 as the uniform file compression format. While movies have previously been shown on 2K digital projector systems, the commercial presentation of full-length films in DCI-conforming JPEG2000 format had not been previously achieved.

AccessIT’s Pavilion Theatre features five state-of-the-art 2K DLP Cinema® digital projection systems produced by Christie Digital Systems as well as media player hardware developed by Doremi Labs, among others. Doremi’s DCP-2000 digital cinema server, like the unit deployed at the Pavilion, is the first commercially available server capable of playing DCI-JPEG2000 digital movies. It is AccessIT’s intent to include Doremi players in many of the digital system installations anticipated under its 4,000-screen rollout plan.

Russell Wintner, President and COO of AccessIT’s Digital Media Division, added: “As soon as we decided to partner with Christie in a major deployment of Digital Cinema systems, we set our goal on JPEG2000 for installations to begin this same year. Our ability to support Disney’s ambitious agenda using JPEG2000 for ‘Narnia’ marks a critical objective met by our dedicated development team and further evidence of the value of having a digital cinema showcase theatre for advancing the joint goals of our movie industry partners.”

Camille Rizko, President and CTO of Doremi Labs, Inc. added: “We have been at the forefront of JPEG2000 technology integration since its introduction. The DCP-2000 server is the culmination of our effort to provide the Digital Cinema market with the first server capable of playing digital movies with JPEG2000 compression. We are proud to participate in this historic event.



About Cinedigm: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. is a leader in providing the services, experience, technology and content critical to transforming movie theaters into digital and networked entertainment centers. The Company partners with Hollywood movie studios, independent movie distributors, and exhibitors to bring movies in digital cinema format to audiences across the country. Cinedigm's digital cinema deployment organization, state of the art distributor and exhibition software, and marketing and distribution platform for alternative content and independent films are a cornerstone of the industry's digital cinema transformation. With the April acquisition of New Video, the world's largest aggregator of independent digital content and leading distributor of quality entertainment, CIDM has created a new full service end-to-end digital studio, enabling the Company to acquire and distribute independent films and specialty content both theatrically and via digital, mobile and home media platforms. Cinedigm Directory page
About Walt Disney Company: Walt Disney Company Directory page

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