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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.



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.  





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.





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 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.



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.



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 over 80 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.



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.



Industry Partners



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.​ ​





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 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. 

Shows & Events



CinemaCon 2021 has been scheduled for August 23-26, 2021 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  Check the links below for the latest information. 




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



ShowEast 2021,  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.



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.


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Germering—Oct 22, 2015

Cinedom in Cologne Premieres 6P/4K Laser Projection Technology with Immersive Dolby-Atmos® Sound System

Right on time for the start of two current Hollywood blockbusters—the James Bond film Spectre and Star Wars: The Force Awakens—the Cinedom multiplex in Cologne, German has equipped its Premiere Auditorium with Germany’s very first 6P/4K laser projection system. To top it off, a Dolby-Atmos® audio system—one of only about 30 in Germany—has been installed to ensure ultrarealistic sound. Thanks to this comprehensive modernization project, the auditorium (which seats 705) now offers a cinematic experience with state-of-the-art visual and acoustic quality. All components of the new projection and sound systems were planned, supplied and installed by Kinoton Digital Solutions. 

The 6P (six-primary) laser cinema projection system from Barco, so far the only one installed in Germany, delivers 60,000 lumens onto a massive 22-meter-wide screen. This ensures a true premium large-format experience screen with laser-sharp, high-contrast, brilliant 3D images in 4K resolution. 

The innovative laser technology accomplishes this with an extremely light-efficient 3D projection path: no filters required in the projector and no additional equipment is mounted in front of the lens. Instead, it uses a native 3D color system with six primary colors to cast an enormous picture with a brightness level that not even conventional bi-xenon projectors can rival. The audience enjoys a more relaxed viewing—the eyes aren’t forced to work as hard to make out darker scenes, especially in 3D movies. 

The 6P laser technology deployed also ensures highly uniform illumination of the entire screen. Both 2D and 3D films can thus be projected with significantly more brightness across an entire giant screen. 6P laser illumination is ideal for cinemas that want to move beyond the current standard and begin showing 3D movies with truly outstanding brightness.
 
Three-dimensional Audio Objects Instead of Mixed Audio Tracks
To ensure that the sound is on a par with the image quality for a genuinely immersive cinema experience, the Cinedom has also installed one of Germany’s first Dolby-Atmos® audio systems. This innovative audio solution abandons the traditional approach involving only a limited number of audio tracks and instead treats every sound source in the film as an audio object that can be freely assigned to any position in the room. To enable this, the Premiere Auditorium in Cologne has been equipped with a total of 44 high-performance surround speakers. 18 speaker, plus two powerful sub-bass surround speakers, are placed in the ceiling. The screen, with its enormous width, has received five four-way stage speaker systems. 

All of the speakers are fed by digital power amplifiers with total output of about 65,000 watts. The entire system was custom-designed, built, and configured to suit that particlar auditorium. Each surround loudspeaker is individually controlled to function as an indpendent source. The technology supports a maximum of 64 sources. The combination of side-, back- and top-surround loudspeakers makes it possible to position and move all sounds in space to match the 3D onscreen action. The result is a sound environment that moviegoers describe as extremely lifelike and absolutely realistic.
 
A Unique Cinema Experience—Thanks to a Competent Partner
According to Martin Ebert, the managing director of Cinedom Kinobetriebe GmbH, “Dolby Atmos® and the 6P premium large-format laser system are a great choice for the Cinedom, because they additionally enhance the overall viewer experience. Together they also give us an unrivalled USP and ‘quality mark’, since at the moment we’re the only ones in Germany with this setup.” Lutz Schmidt, the managing director of Kinoton Digital Solutions, which supplied and installed the equipment, is also thrilled with the results: “The colors and details delivered by the 6P laser projector and the dynamic range of the Atmos® system really make a difference. Spectators in the Cinedom now enjoy remarkably crystal-clear images and impactful immersive sound.”
 
The acoustics of the Premiere Auditorium, as a result of its size and structure, posed special challenges for the cinema equipper. The speakers also had to be installed in a way that avoids sound transmission leakage into the auditorium located directly above it. Despite these special requirements, however, Kinoton’s many years of experience enabled it to very quickly rise to the task and complete the modernization project. Says Ebert: “Design, planning, and delivery went extremely smoothly, thanks to the support of the whole Kinoton team at the installation site.” The Premiere Auditorium in the Cinedom, which with a total of 14 auditoriums is Germany’s fifth-largest multiplex, reopened on October 15, 2015 after only a few weeks of remodeling work.
 
About Kinoton Digital Solutions
Kinoton Digital Solutions is a globally active enterprise specializing in sales and distribution of professional audiovisual technologies, system integration, and provision of a full range of services for cinemas, postproduction companies, and customer-specific projects. Headquartered in Germering near Munich, Germany, Kinoton Digital Solutions ranks among Europe’s largest providers of complete cinema solutions. Kinoton Digital Solutions offers professional project and audio solutions that live up to the highest expectations. Many years’ experience in planning, project management, and installation, backed by the comprehensive Kinoton Cine Perfect service and support concept, guarantee flawless digital cinema. An international sales and service network and a state-of-the-art Network Operation Center (NOC) ensure a strong customer focus and reliable support.
 


About Kinoton Digital Solutions: Kinoton Digital Solutions is a globally active enterprise specializing in sales and distribution of professional audiovisual technologies, system integration, and provision of a full range of services for cinemas, postproduction companies, and customer-specific projects. Headquartered in Germering near Munich, Germany, Kinoton Digital Solutions ranks among Europe’s largest providers of complete cinema solutions. Kinoton Digital Solutions offers professional project and audio solutions that live up to the highest expectations. Many years’ experience in planning, project management, and installation, backed by the comprehensive Kinoton Cine Perfect service and support concept, guarantee flawless digital cinema. An international sales and service network and a state-of-the-art Network Operation Center (NOC) ensure a strong customer focus and reliable support. Kinoton Digital Solutions Directory page

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