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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.



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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.





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.





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.



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.





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.



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.  





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.



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.

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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 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. 



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. 

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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 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.



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


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Rancho Cordova, Calif.—Apr 22, 2014

Cinex Selects Barco and Bardan Exclusively to Outfit its Entire Circuit with Barco Projectors

Barco, the worldwide market share leader in digital cinema, in collaboration with Bardan Cinema, a full service distributor and digital cinema integrator serving Latin America, is empowering Cinex (Suramericana De Espectaculos) to elevate the quality of cinema entertainment in Venezuela with its new ultra-bright DLP Cinema® projectors. 
 
Venezuela’s cinema industry has experienced positive changes, with national and foreign cinema box office continuously growing, providing an opportunity for Cinex to proceed with a comprehensive digital cinema conversion for all of its complexes. A positive relationship between Bardan and Barco over the years has facilitated Cinex’ decision-making process, fostering excellent cooperation and understanding of the exhibitor’s needs among all parties. Fully confident in the timing of this deployment, Cinex will ultimately install 70 Barco digital cinema projectors, choosing from a wide array of options to ensure the perfect match for every screen.

Delivering a heightened cinema experience
“We at Cinex are engaged in a medium- to long-term investment plan focused on incorporating the latest technology and innovation into our business operations. Our goal is to provide a new cinema experience to our customers by offering the best and widest array of products and services, thus clearly differentiating Cinex as being on the cutting-edge in the Venezuelan market. Partners like Bardan and Barco are key players in helping us to reach our goals,” said Santiago Otero, President of Cinex.

Dedicated to full service integration and support
Barco provides 24/7/365 onsite technical support through local service teams, with parts conveniently available from eight locations in Latin America. In addition, Barco’s installation and advanced service certification training is available in Sao Paulo, Brazil; Mexico City, Mexico; and Sacramento, California.
Like Barco, Bardan maintains a keen dedication to the full continuum of customer support, from site planning to projector selection, sales and installation, to comprehensive technical assistance.

"Not only does Barco offer the most robust and high-performing projectors on the market for the lowest, long-term operating cost, but their fervent commitment to Bardan to adapt to the individual needs of exhibitors in regions like Venezuela makes them an invaluable partner in serving discerning clients such as Cinex," said Daniel Benitez, CTO of Bardan Cinema.  "As they have continued to establish themselves as a leader in digital cinema, Cinex has shown a deep dedication to providing the Venezuelan people with a superlative moviegoing experience. Bardan is proud to take this journey with them."

Committed to movie exhibitors in Latin America
“We have steadily grown our commitment to serving the unique needs of our cinema customers in Latin America, and Cinex is a perfect example of what’s possible if an exhibitor is focused on offering a high-quality moviegoing experience,” comments Ney Corsino, Senior Vice President of Barco, International Sales. “We are delighted to partner with Bardan to deliver solutions that will take Cinex to the next level in cinema entertainment.”


About Cinex (Sudamericana de Espectaculos)
Cinex is one of the pioneers in the Venezuelan cinema industry with a history of over 50 years in the market. In 1996, an aggressive work began to transform the experience of going to the movies in their country. They introduced the latest technology, new concepts, new products and high quality services at competitive prices to ensure demand and high volume viewers. Today, Cinex forms one of the largest and most modern circuits of theaters in the country with more than 140 screens, continually growing and consolidating their leadership position in the country. 



About Barco: Barco designs technology to enable bright outcomes around the world. Seeing beyond the image, we develop visualization and collaboration solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences. Our focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting, classroom and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions). In 2020, we realized sales of 770 million euro. We have a global team of 3,300 employees, whose passion for technology is captured in 461 granted patents. For more information, visit us on www.barco.com, follow us on Twitter (@Barco), LinkedIn (Barco), YouTube (BarcoTV), or like us on Facebook (Barco). Barco Directory page
About Bardan Cinema: Founded over 40 years ago, Bardan has built a reputation for technical excellence, outstanding customer service, and leading product lines, offering cinema exhibitors a portfolio of turnkey solutions for building out, enhancing and maintaining their theaters. The company currently services 1,800 screens across the Americas and Caribbean and operates its DCinemanoc Network Operations Center, which offers 24/7 comprehensive monitoring and remote support, assuring exhibitors optimum equipment health and minimum downtime. Additionally, Bardan services other retail, hospitality, commercial, educational, healthcare and live entertainment venues in design, integration, and management of complex large-scale digital installations.  For more information, visit www.bardaninternational.com or call (305) 374-9767. If you are outside of the US, Bardan maintains local phone numbers in most of the countries it serves for your convenience. Bardan Cinema Directory page
About Cinex Plaza: Cinex Plaza is the third-largest movie theater circuit in Venezuela. The company was founded in 1944 and has remained a family-owned business ever since. Today, Cinex Plaza operates a network of 10 complexes and 60 screens across the country, located in the most premium shopping centers in Venezuela. Cinex Plaza Directory page

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Cinionic, the Barco, CGS, and ALPD cinema joint venture providing a new visual standard with enhanced services and technology solutions, today returns to CinemaCon with the launch of its brand-new Barco Series 4 projector line-up. This next generation of projectors will deliver an unmatched cinema experience for moviegoers today, future-proofed for tomorrow; leveraging 4K, RGB-laser, as well as being ready for 4K 120fps high frame rate, high-dynamic-range (HDR) and wide-color-gamut capabilities.

Dec 9, 2018 PVR Cinemas and Cinionic Form Long-Term Alliance to Elevate Cinema Experience in India with Barco Projection
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PVR Cinemas, one of the largest and most premium film exhibition companies in India, today inked a long-term alliance with Cinionic, the Barco cinema joint venture.
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Apr 23, 2018 Cacinesa Partners with Barco and Bardan to Become First All-Laser Cinema in El Salvador
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Cinionic, the new Barco cinema joint venture, and digital cinema integrator Bardan Cinema, are supporting Cacinesa’s desire to offer guests the best moviegoing experience at Cacinesa Mundo Plaza while helping the exhibitor streamline operations across the theater with 100 percent Barco laser projectors.

Apr 23, 2018 Cinionic and Bardan Power First All-Laser Multiplex in Chile with Cineplanet
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Cinionic, the Barco cinema joint venture, and digital cinema integrator Bardan Cinema, both long-term supporters of Cineplanet, have teamed up to outfit the exhibitor’s Costanera Center multiplex in Santiago, Chile exclusively with Barco laser projectors.

Jul 12, 2016 Severtson and Bardan Provide 12 Cinema Screens & Giant 3D Cinema Screen for Cineplanet’s New State-of-the Art Mall del Sur Multiplex in Lima, Peru
Jun 28, 2016 Bardan Cinema Installs Latin America’s First Laser Cinema Projector for Cineplanet in Peru’s Largest Mall
May 3, 2016 Bardan Cinema Completes Eight Dolby Atmos® Installations For Caribbean Cinemas
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