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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.​ ​

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. 

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

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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Paris, France—Oct 20, 2014

Ymagis Announces the Final Acquisition of Dcinex

Creation of the European leader in digital technologies for the cinema industry
Ymagis’ combined ordinary and extraordinary shareholders’ meeting approves all resolutions authorising the completion of the acquisition of dcinex's entire share capital 

Ymagis' combined ordinary and extraordinary shareholders' meeting held in Paris on Monday 20 October 2014, with a quorum of 79.05%, voted overwhelmingly in favour of all resolutions submitted by the Board of Directors, giving final approval to Ymagis' acquisition of dcinex

Commenting on the meeting, Jean Mizrahi, Chairman and co-founder of Ymagis, said: “I would like to thank all of the shareholders who participated in the shareholders' meeting for the trust they have shown in us by allowing us to complete this tie-up with dcinex and so become the leading European player in the industry. The key positions we currently hold across Europe make us a leader in each of our businesses.”

“We believe that the tie-up between dcinex and Ymagis will create synergies in the near term that will add real value for all Ymagis shareholders," added Bart Diels, outgoing Chairman of dcinex's Board of Directors and Partner at GIMV(1)
With the acquisition of dcinex, Ymagis has completed a deal that will create a European leader in the supply of financial and technological services for the cinema industry.

Following the acquisition Ymagis will become:
- the financer of the largest network of cinemas in Europe operated under VPF contracts with almost 5,800 screens in 14 European countries;
- the European leader in the sale and installation of cinema equipment to cinema exhibitors, with an estimated European market share of 20%;
- the operator of the largest European network for the digital delivery of content, with more than 3,200 connected cinemas in 15 countries in Europe;
- the technical partner of the largest network of cinemas in Europe benefiting from NOC (Network Operating Center) services and maintenance contracts, with almost 7,200 screens (out of around 36,000) under contract in 21 countries.

The Ymagis and dcinex teams are already actively working to integrate the two groups and to build synergies and economies of scale. These efforts will start to have an impact from 2015.  Significant progress has already been made commercially.  With strong positions in European across all businesses, Ymagis is currently in advanced discussions with several distributors to explore pan-European partnerships for digital delivery of all cinema content to cinema exhibitors.

Ymagis has also recently announced the marketing launch of the new version of its TMS suite (Theatre Management System), available on a licensed or SaaS subscription basis. TMS helps exhibitors to optimise film scheduling and facilities management, for one or more cinemas and is currently in use under NOC services contracts in a large portion of the Ymagis cinema network operated under VPF contracts. The combined entity’s teams are already marketing the solution to dcinex’s exhibitor customers. 

Ymagis’ shareholders voted overwhelmingly in favour of all resolutions at the combined ordinary and 
extraordinary shareholders’ meeting of 20 October 2014.

The ordinary resolutions approved at the meeting included:
· The appointment of Sparaxis SA (SRIW Group(1)), represented by Mr. Eric Bauche, as member of the Ymagis Board of Directors;
· The appointment of EVS Broadcast Equipment SA(1), represented by Mr Pierre Rion, as a non-voting member of the Ymagis Board of Directors.

And the following extraordinary resolutions:
· The valuation of 39,871 dcinex shares and 17,086 dcinex warrants tendered by dcinex shareholders to Ymagis; 
· The issue, as part of the payment for the dcinex shares and warrants, of 699,379 new Ymagis shares representing a capital increase with a nominal value of €174,844.75 and €5.7m including the issue premium.

· The issue, as part of the payment for the dcinex shares and warrants, of 94,477 equity warrants (obligations à bons de souscription d’actions – OBSA) representing a bond with a principal amount of €15.4m.  In addition to these securities, the balance of the payment to dcinex shareholders for the acquisition of 100% of capital and voting rights will be made through a cash payment of €5m, for a total of €26.1m.  Pursuant to Article L 233-8-1 of the French Commercial Code (Code de commerce), Ymagis informs its shareholders that the total number of real voting rights(2) at the annual shareholders’ meeting of 20 October 2014 was 10,993,205.

The resolutions submitted to the shareholders' meeting are available, in French, under “Information Réglementée” in the Investors section of the Ymagis website

(1) Gimv, EVS Broadcast Equipment SA and SRIW are three major shareholders of dcinex.
(2) Real total = total number of voting rights attached to the total number of shares – shares without voting rights 
(treasury shares)

About Ymagis Group: The Ymagis Group is a leader in advanced digital technology services for the cinema industry. Through CinemaNext and Eclair, the Group provides innovative solutions to movie exhibitors, distributors (feature films & event cinema), producers, right-holders, cinema/TV advertising networks, rights holders, broadcasters, VOD/S-VOD platform operators and video publishers.

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