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DCIP is the largest digital cinema integrator in the world and provides industry leading software and management solutions to exhibitors and distributors. 

Cinergy is an enterprise suite of tools that helps you track, monitor, and efficiently manage cinema operations in one centralized platform.




CIELO is true proactive monitoring and support. Customers can access CIELO from any device connected to the internet, giving them the freedom to manage the customer experience outside the confines of their offices. Customers have circuit wide visibility into their theater operations so they are able to solve problems more efficiently.



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.





Sony Digital Cinema 4K gives audiences an entertainment experience they’ll never forget in 2D or 3D. There’s a complete family of Sony 4K projection systems to suit every cinema operator, from small boutique screens to the largest multiplex. All our easy-to-use projectors deliver 4K resolution images that viewers love, bursting with rich colour and industry-leading 8000:1 average contrast ratio. Sony’s SRX-R500 series of projectors are also HDR-ready, meeting brightness and contrast requirements for screening the latest 4K movies mastered for High Dynamic Range presentation. Spectacular 4K images are matched by impressively low running costs. The long-lasting HPM multi-lamp array in all our SRX-R500 Series projectors is more energy efficient than traditional Xenon lamps, reducing routine maintenance and cutting the risk of revenue-threatening dark screens. A compelling choice for the big screens, our Premium Large Format (PLF) projection solution outshines costly first generation laser systems, with unrivalled 4K picture quality at light levels up to 60,000 lumens.

 





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.



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 NEC's digital cinema projectors meet DCI specifications for performance and reliability, meeting the requirements of today’s cinema industry. 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.



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.



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.



Unique X, Based in the UK, is a new brand for the future of digital cinema, providing intelligent autonomous solutions and content services.  Unique X operates in 65 countries globally. To date, more than 70 million GB of data have been transferred, and over 60 million advertising playlists have been delivered. Solutions include RosettaBridge TMS, RosettaNet Estate Management System, 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.



GDC Technology Limited is a digital cinema solutions provider. GDC Technology develops, manufactures and sells digital cinema servers, content storage systems, theatre management systems and network operations center software for digital cinema. In addition, GDC is the appointed worldwide certification services agent, with exclusivity in Asia to certify DTS:X immersive sound auditoriums for DTS, Inc. GDC also provides a suite of digital cinema products and services, including integrated projection systems, 3D products, projector lamps and silver screens. GDC's subsidiary, GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, manages VPF for approximately 5,000 theater screens and 250 motion picture distributors 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.





Qube Cinema is committed to creating a seamless world of Digital Cinema with products that are innovative, powerful, reliable and cost-effective. Qube Cinema is a company with a passion for cinema and a thorough understanding of film, video, audio and computer technology along with vast experience in the production, post-production and exhibition industries - a unique combination of expertise that has helped in the development of the company's digital cinema technology.



QSC Cinema is the global leader in signal processing, power amplifiers, and loudspeakers for all cinema applications. 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.



Moving Image Technologies manufacturers and markets a full complement of cinema exhibition equipment and services to support the industry’s transition to digital cinema, including: custom engineering, systems design, integration, digital technology solutions for 3D, digital cinema, pre-feature on-screen advertising and components. Moving Image Technologies’ mission is to have the most talented, passionate people in cinema working to provide the best presentation tools for the cinema exhibition industry.



Bardan Cinema has been a leader in cinema equipment sales in Latin America and the Caribbean for over 40 years. With a well-established reputation and broad customer base that spans independent boutique theaters to large multiplexes, Bardan provides total solutions and services ranging from cinema design, equipment sales, installation, monitoring and VPF implementation. In collaboration with D-Cinema NOC, Bardan now offers comprehensive 24/7/365 proactive monitoring and remote support to exhibitors throughout the region.



CES+ is the premier partner in cinema solutions. For the past 35 years has been a pioneer delivering innovative first-in-market technology and will revolutionize the industry with his one-of-a-kind Cinema-as-a-Service solution offering to become the disruptive facilitator of the evolution of the modern movie theater operation. CES+ is headquartered in Miami, Florida, and serves clients globally.




Arts Alliance Media (AAM) is a global leader in digital cinema software and services,  offering cutting-edge solutions in software as well as installation, maintenance and support across the cinema ecosystem.

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 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 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.
 


Shows & Events



ShowEast 2019,  held in Miami from Oct 14-17 2019 at the  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.



CineAsia will take place at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre on December 9-12, 2019.  Nowhere else in Asia can you accomplish as much in a short period of time to sustain, and help grow your business in the year to come. Join your cinema exhibition, distribution, and motion picture industry colleagues for 4 days of networking and product presentations and screening of major Hollywood films soon to be released. CineAsia attendees will also get an opportunity to visit the Trade Show where you can learn about the latest equipment, products, and technologies to stay ahead of the trends.



CineEurope 2020 to be held June 22th - 25th, 2022, 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.

Produced by The Film Expo Group, CineEurope is the official convention of the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC), an international trade association representing cinema exhibitors and their national associations across 37 European territories whose focus is to better promote the social, cultural and economic value of cinemas in Europe and internationally.



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Singapore—Mar 1, 2006

MediaCorp Technologies and China Film Digital collaborate on digital distribution of movies to make them available, in better quality and sooner to Asian audiences.

More Chinese movie content will soon be made available, in better quality and sooner to Asian audiences, thanks to the collaboration between MediaCorp Technologies and China Film Digital. They will jointly develop a digital content distribution model to distribute content between China and Singapore, with the support of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA).

Owned by leading media agency China Film Group, China Film Digital was established to manage digital cinema developments and supply digital content in China. To date, China Film Digital owns 180 digital cinema screens and distributed and exhibited 70 domestic and imported digital titles across the country.

A Memorandum of Intent (MOI) was signed today by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) CEO, Mr Chan Yeng Kit, MediaCorp Technologies CEO, Mr Mock Pak Lum and China Film Digital Deputy General Manager, Jiang Defu to formalise the collaboration.

With this MOI, MediaCorp Technologies and China Film Digital will work on the business plan, platform and workflow for the commercial digital distribution of Chinese digital titles to various platforms in Singapore and other Asian territories.

Benefits of digital content distribution model:
1. Singapore can now tap into the wide variety of Chinese digital content.
2. Ability to reach audiences sooner due to reduce post-production time, for example, shorter time needed for multi languages subtitling and censorship.
3. More effective cost model.
4. Better digital content quality with no deterioration on quality.
5. More secured and more cost effective digital storage solution.

The model also offers a playlist of subtitles in different languages along with the master copy to cater to audiences of different countries.

In addition, the cost of distribution can also be reduced with the asset management and distribution process centralized with MediaCorp Technologies.

For a start, there is the delivery of a Chinese digital movie, Sunrise, Sunset from Beijing to Singapore via satellite transmission. This project, CCTx China, marks the first time a movie is digitally transmitted between China and Singapore.

Mr Chan says, “I firmly believe Singapore’s collaboration with China in the digital cinema arena promises greater things. The movie industries of both countries stand to gain significant first-mover advantages in commercialising digital content. I am glad to see Singapore and Chinese companies working together to export Chinese digital content through Singapore into the rest of Asia. These are exciting times for the digital media industry.”

The original 80GB movie file was encrypted and delivered from China to Singapore using AsiaSat 2 satellite on C band. Downlinked in Singapore at SingTel's Bukit Timah Satellite Earth Station, the movie was repackaged into MXF interop format. Post production for English subtitling and trailers creation were added on to the transmitted content. This end to end process was made possible by local industry partners, Mega Films and digital cinema server provider, GDC Technology.


In June 2005, with the support of the local and international digital cinema industry, iDA led the Cross Continental Transmission Project (CCTx) - which successfully established a secure, reliable and cost-effective digital delivery work flow from United States to Singapore and for re-distribution to Thailand. CCTx China leverages on the experience gained in the Cross Continental Transmission Project (CCTx) and expanded the delivery from China to Singapore.

Says Mr Mock, ”MediaCorp Technologies is very honoured to be part of this joint government-industry collaboration to further Singapore as a digital distribution hub. China Film Group is the largest digital content owner in China and this collaboration will set the platform for greater variety of Chinese digital content for distribution into Singapore and Asia. One of the main reason for China Film Group in choosing us as their partner for digital content distribution is because as content owner ourselves, we are able to address their concerns in managing content.”

Says China Film Digital’s Mr Jiang, “Singapore is chosen as our partner for digital content distribution, given her excellent infocommunication infrastructure, strong IP regime and digital media eco-system.In addition, Singapore’s involvement in the CCTx project, which saw the success of distribution of digital content from Hollywood to Asia in June last year will prove advantageous. They can use the know-how and expertise to commercialise and export Chinese digital content into the region.”


About China Film Group Corporation: China Film Group Corporation (“CFG”) is China’s largest and most influential state-run film enterprise and the sole importer of foreign films in China. CFG's scope of business spans film and television production, film distribution and exhibition, film importation and exportation, cinema circuit management, digital cinema construction, movie channel, print developing and processing, film equipment management, digital film production, film and TV compact disc production, ancillary products, advertising, property management as well as real estate. China Film Group Corporation Directory page
About Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore: The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) is committed to growing Singapore into a dynamic global infocomm hub. IDA uses an integrated approach to developing infocommunications in Singapore. This involves nurturing a competitive telecoms market as well as a conducive business environment with programmes and schemes for both local and international companies. For more information, visit www.idanews.gov.sg Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore Directory page
About MediaCorp Technologies: MediaCorp Technologies is the leading broadcast transmission infrastructure, operator and service provider for digital and analogue broadcasting services in Singapore. MediaCorp Technologies’ subsidiary, 1-Net Singapore is the broadband infrastructure provider of the nation’s broadband network – Singapore ONE – and a regional total IT service provider. MediaCorp Technologies is part of MediaCorp. The largest broadcaster in Singapore, MediaCorp offers a complete range of media businesses: TV, Radio, Entertainment Productions, Movie Productions, Newspapers, Magazines, Electronic Media and other broadcasting services. MediaCorp Technologies Directory page

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More China Film Group News:
Dec 9, 2014 China Film Group Corporation Selects GDC’s SX-3000 Standalone IMB for Its 2014 – 2015 Digital Cinema Deployment
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GDC Technology Limited ("GDC Technology"), a world leading digital cinema solutions provider, is pleased to announce that a total of 700 units of GDC’s SX-3000 Standalone Integrated Media Blocks™ (“SX-3000 IMB”) along with Barco DLP Cinema® projectors have been selected by China Film Group Corporation (“CFGC”) for its 2014 – 2015 digital cinema deployment. The deployment of these 700 units of integrated system in which Barco projectors are integrated with GDC’s SX-3000 IMB began in Q3 2014.

Dec 3, 2012 China Film Group Orders 800 Barco Digital Cinema Projectors
May 13, 2010 China Film Group and Antaeus D-Cinema Investment Corporation Select Ballantyne Strong for 200 NEC Digital Cinema Projectors for Mainland China
Sep 17, 2009 China Film Group Selects Ballantyne Strong to Provide and Install 160 Digital Cinema Projectors in Mainland China
Jan 12, 2009 China Film Group Selects Ballantyne/Strong to Provide and Install 100 Digital Cinema Projectors in Mainland China

Dec 13, 2004 Barco wins exclusive order for ten Digital Cinema projectors in China
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Jun 16, 2005 Singapore’s Digital Exchange Offers Commercial Services for Digital Processing, Distribution and Management of Digital Content
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Nov 19, 2003 IDA & the MDA jointly develop Singapore’s Digital Cinema Industry
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The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) are collaborating to develop the Digital Cinema industry in Singapore, riding on the combined strengths of both agencies. IDA’s efforts in building capabilities and capacity in processing, management and distribution of digital content complements MDA’s efforts in nurturing content development. Together, both agencies will ensure a complete pull-through from content creation to exhibition in the Digital Cinema space.
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