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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.  

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.

Arts Alliance Media (AAM) is the global leader in digital cinema software and services, offering a wide range of solutions which help exhibitors to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and improve the cinematic experience for their customers.

AAM’s extensive portfolio, including Producer, Screenwriter, Lifeguard, MX4D, and HeyLED, touches over 42,000 screens worldwide, 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.

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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.

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.

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.

Industry Partners

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 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 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

CineAsia 2022 has been scheduled for Dec 5-8, 2022 in Bangkok.  Check links for more information.  The CineAsia trade show is where cinema exhibition and distribution professional come to do business and network. The convention will also feature product presentations and screenings of major upcoming films, exclusive sponsored events, and seminars relating to current and future trends happening across the industry.  Additional information on CineAsia can be found at

ShowEast 2022 scheduled to be held in Miami from Oct 17-20, 2022 at Fontainebleau 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.

CinemaCon 2023 has been scheduled for 24-27 April 2023 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  Check the links below for the latest information. 

CineEurope 2022, has been scheduled for June 20-23, 2022 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.

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CineEurope, Barcelona—Jun 16, 2014

Sony Digital Cinema News Headlines at CineEurope 2014

Sony Digital Cinema is once again an official sponsor of CineEurope, Europe’s leading event for the cinema exhibition and distribution community. At CineEurope 2014, Sony is showcasing the best possible picture quality of 4K projection as well as giving visitors the chance to unwind and relax in the 4K experience chill out zone in room 132.

If you’re visiting CineEurope this year, head straight for the Sony screening room (#134, Level 1). Sony is presenting 2K, 4K and “easy on the eye” dual lens 3D content on the acclaimed R515 projector that puts world-beating 4K Sony picture quality within reach of small and medium-sized cinemas. Over 17,000 Sony 4K projection systems are already installed in theatres worldwide, bringing the best possible image quality and a more immersive movie-going experience to cinema audiences everywhere.

Sony Digital Cinema Laser Technology Development
Sony is pleased to confirm that in development is a new digital cinema projector which will use a laser light source to deliver appealing benefits in terms of picture quality, reliability and reduced running costs. Sony has always been at the forefront of developments in laser technology. In 2012, viability of high frame rate 3D projection with laser was introduced using advanced de-speckling technology for high-quality images on a silver screen. Laser technology is steadily maturing, and Sony is committed to the goal of delivering ultimate image quality to our customers at realistic cost. Sony will introduce these products to the market in the near future. In the meantime, Sony is continuing to support and evolve its best-selling family of industry-leading projectors that will keep giving cinemas – and their audiences – the best possible picture quality and an amazing 4K experience for years to come.
Sony Digital Cinema Introduces Managed Service Agreement
Sony Digital Cinema is introducing a four / five year managed service supply agreement across Europe. The agreement includes installation, training and on-going maintenance from Sony technicians as well as product investment meaning customers don’t need to worry about separate payments for the different Sony services and products. The managed service agreement will be available to all potential and existing customers subject to review. It’s also a great opportunity for those exhibitors who invested early in the digitalisation cycle to upgrade their equipment to Sony 4K in a commercially attractive way. Everyman Cinemas in the UK was the first customer in Europe to sign the new Managed Service Agreement.
Sony Digital Cinema and DSAT Cinema Announce Live 4K Workflow
Sony Digital Cinema and DSAT Cinema are pleased to announce the availability of a live 4K high frame rate (using HEVC compression) distribution workflow following recent test. The live 4K workflow is now suitable for theatrical distribution. Working with technology partners including DSAT Cinema, Eutelsat and International Datacasting, Sony Digital Cinema have now created a live 4K technical workflow that is compatible with the SRX-R320 projector – currently, the only 4K projector capable of projecting a live 4K feed. This new 4K workflow was successful testing in May 2014 where the partners created a broadcast on a 4K TV (UHD) 3840 x 2160 pixels which works out to be 50 flips per second. Following on from the successful live 4K transmission of the award-winning theatrical performance of War Horse in February 2014, there is a demand from cinema-goers to view live content no matter where they are located across the globe. Sony is excited about what new opportunities this brings for content providers.
Sony welcomes Weischer.Media’s CINEMA.RELOADED® ready TMS certification programme
Digital Cinema is proud to announce support of the CINEMA.RELOADED® ready TMS certification programme by Weischer.Media. CINEMA.RELOADED® ready is a certification programme for Theatre Management System suppliers. The initiative aims to clarify to exhibitors which TMS solutions are compatible with Weischer.Media’s sophisticated and highly-automated digital cinema advertising solution, CINEMA.RELOADED®. Sony is looking to obtain formal certification for its STM-100 Theatre Management System (TMS) imminently.
Thanks to Sony’s user-friendly STM-100, users can plan and create show playlists (SPLs) centrally for each individual auditorium, which enables cinemas to be managed simply and efficiently. This high level of convenience is now being increased once more: With this unified solution—the complete pre-programme including all advert bookings for each individual showing is digitally delivered to the respective projector from the central server at ONEDCN®, the digital system from Weischer.Media, eliminating the need for manual intervention.
CINEMA.RELOADED® makes cinema advertising even more attractive
This solution presents a win-win situation for cinema operators and advertisers, as it strives to combine the advantages of sophisticated digital systems and networks with the quality of classic screen advertising and makes the cinema an even more attractive advertising medium. CINEMA.RELOADED® can therefore enable advertising companies to reach specific cinemagoer groups in a transparent and targeted fashion. The enhanced quality of target group identification ultimately helps increase the return on investment for the cinema advertiser.
Sony Digital Cinema & Dolby Collaboration
Sony Digital Cinema is pleased to announce they are working with Dolby on a boutique cinemas project.  The collaboration sees Sony Digital Cinema and Dolby offering the best audio solution with Dolby Atmos and projection solution with the Sony R515 4K projector to the market for small and mid-sized high-end cinemas. The Dolby Atmos sound system and Sony 4K projectors together are a one-stop solution for creating the best possible digital cinema experience.
David McIntosh Appointed to Head Digital Cinema Business in Europe and Americas
David McIntosh is expanding his role in the digital cinema business, assuming the title of Vice President, Sony Digital Cinema 4K Solutions for Europe and the Americas. Having a unified global presence and centralised sales and marketing management streamlines Sony’s ability to respond to exhibitor needs in key international markets more rapidly and efficiently. David will oversee the direction of Sony’s 4K digital cinema business, and its relationships with theatre chains including AMC Entertainment, Regal Entertainment Group, Muvico Entertainment, National Amusements, Vue, Apollo, Everyman and Showcase Cinemas, among many others. Currently, more than 17,000 Sony 4K systems are installed at theatres worldwide.

About Sony Digital Cinema:
Sony Digital Cinema combines a full range of Sony technologies, alternative content offerings, training and service to provide a broad range of solutions for exhibitors. The world’s leading manufacturer of commercially available 4K resolution digital cinema projection systems, the group also offers Sony’s TMS (theatre management system); digital signage hardware, software and content development; security systems and Network Operations Centre (NOC) services for the exhibition community. 
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