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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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Shows & Events

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.

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.

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

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

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Oslo, Norway—Mar 1, 2006

World's Largest D-Cinema Interoperability Trial Starts in Norway

NORDIC project will put the country on the path to complete digital switch-over in 2007
Norwegian cinema trade body FILM&KINO has approved funding for the NORDIC (NORway's Digital Interoperability in Cinemas) project, which will prepare the country for a complete migration to digital cinema, in line with DCI-specifications and future SMPTE standards. The project brings together Norway's leading experts in the field, including on-line ticketing portal Filmweb, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, telecom and pay-television operator Telenor, installation and service company Hjalmar Wilhelmsen and digital cinema advertising pioneers Unique Promotions/Unique Digital, as well as all of the major exhibitors and cinemas across Norway.

The twelve-month project will explore issues arising from a country-wide networked installation of digital cinema equipment. It will explore multi-platform distribution of digital film and other content, using all major projector and server technology available in the market. The purpose of the NORDIC project is in line with the call for a Beta Market prior to the initiation of a wide-scale digital cinema roll-out, as issued by the National Association of Theater Owners (NATO) last year and supported by the European cinema trade body UNIC. Projector and server manufacturers have already been briefed on the project and expressed their strong support and approval.

The total budget for the NORDIC project is NOK 14m ($2.1m), with the majority funding coming from the individual project partners and NOK 1.5m ($0.22m) from FILM&KINO. A total of 12 new digital installations will complement Norway's four existing digital cinema screens, which include the world's first Sony 4K SXRD projector installed in a commercial cinema, in Trondheim. Servers from all major manufacturers will take part in the testing, with a strong emphasis on researching JPEG2000 compression and security issues. Films tested will include both local, European and Hollywood features, as well as archive material, advertising, alternative content, business applications and other new uses.

Speaking on behalf of the Norwegian D-Cinema Alliance (DKA – D-kinoalliansen), an industry body working for the digitisation of Norwegian cinemas, exhibitor Stein Sandvik of Bergen Kino comments, “We believe that there is important groundwork to be done in preparing Norway for the looming digital cinema switch. That is why we look forward to the results of the NORDIC project, which we strongly believe will help guide the Norwegian film and cinema industry.”

As one of the co-authors of the JPEG-2000 image coding standard and a lead partner in the NORDIC project, NTNU's Professor Andrew Perkis, sees wide international relevance for the project. “We will not only be consulting with the international standards institutions and Hollywood studios about the issues involved in testing D-Cinema interoperability issues,” Professor Perkis affirmed, “but we will also be sharing the outcome and data of the NORDIC project as widely as possible.” Speaking on behalf of the NORDIC project partners, Unique Digital's Director of Technology Dave Spilde noted that “As the first country in the world where every cinema has already been digitised for cinema advertising as of 2002, we look forward to working with our partners Filmweb, Hjalmar Wilhelmsen, NTNU and Telenor to give exhibitors the means and confidence to take the cinema experience to the highest possible digital level.”

The NORDIC project will be complemented by another local project investigating digital film distribution over broadband, mainly of art-house films to smaller cinemas, but also Kristiansand and Oslo. In total around 25 screens across Norway will be digitised as a result of the two projects.

Details of the NORDIC project will be announced at the ShoWest 2006 cinema industry trade show in Las Vegas, on Monday 13 March.

For further information, please contact:

Patrick von Sychowski, Director of Business Development, Unique Digital Ltd.
tel: +44 (0)20 7993 2719, mob: +44 (0)7951 898 329,

About Unique Digital Ltd.:
Established 20 years ago, Unique Digital are the leading supplier of products and services to the Digital Cinema Industry with offices in Dublin, Manchester, London, Bergen and Vilnius. Products are tailored for Exhibition, Distribution and Cinema Advertising Sales companies including RosettaBridge TMS, RosettaNet (Theatre Management Systems), 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, amongst others.

We ♡ making software for the entertainment industry 

Unique Digital Ltd. Directory page
About Filmweb : Filmweb operates Norway's leading film portal and is the IT-company for the whole of the country's film and cinema industry. It is responsible for the operation of the sector's various Internet services and brings together more than 90 organizations from the industry. Every month has more than 500,000 unique visitors. Filmweb has developed a higly advanced system for on-line ticket transactions. Filmweb Directory page
About Videvox Norge AS: Videvox is one of Scandinavia´s oldest cinema technology companies and has supplied equipment to the cinemas since 1978. The company has, during the technology shift from analog to digital screenings, been the leading integrator in the Swedish cinema market. Videvoxgruppen now includes departments with considerable expertise in network architecture and content distribution, with a broad market segment as target. The core business has always been around professional screenings, but to meet the ever growing demands for flexibility and system integration Videvox has developed into a full-service digital video and audio distribution company. 
Videvox is also manufacturer of Digital Signage solution, Incode which was become the market leading cinema related digital signage system in Norway.
Videvox Norge AS Directory page
About Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Midgard Media Lab: The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, is a centre for technological education and research in Norway. NTNU's research staff are engaged in about 2000 R&D projects each year and the university also host 20-30 major scientific conferences annually. Norway is a full member of the framework research programmes run by the European Commision and in the 5th Framework Programme, NTNU has around 85 project contracts. NTNU has formal cooperation agreements with all the leading Norwegian industrial companies. Midgard Media Lab is a multidisciplinary project with goal to facilitate advanced new digital media research and find different ways to use new digital media. Midgard Media Lab cooperates with the leading actors within telecommunication, technology, media industry and research in the world and in Norway. Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Midgard Media Lab Directory page
About Film Web: Norwegian cinema trade body FILM&KINO has approved funding for the NORDIC (NORway's Digital Interoperability in Cinemas) project, which will prepare the country for a complete migration to digital cinema, in line with DCI-specifications and future SMPTE standards. The project brings together Norway's leading experts in the field, including on-line ticketing portal Filmweb, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, telecom and pay-television operator Telenor, installation and service company Hjalmar Wilhelmsen and digital cinema advertising pioneers Unique Promotions/Unique Digital, as well as all of the major exhibitors and cinemas across Norway. Film Web Directory page

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