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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.




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.



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.



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.



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.



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.





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.



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.



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.



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.


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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 2020,  now rescheduled to be held in Miami from Dec 7-10, 2020 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.


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London—Mar 21, 2016

AAM Brings New Digital Innovation to Exhibitors with Launch of the Thunderstorm Online Marketplace

Cloud-based platform connects exhibitors with innovative technology to address industry needs for better customer engagement and new exhibitor revenue opportunities
With many cinemas around the world looking to improve their engagement and relationships with customers, Arts Alliance Media (AAM), the global leader in digital cinema software and services, today announces the launch of its Thunderstorm platform.

A new and unique global online marketplace, Thunderstorm enables cinemas to drive enhanced customer engagement and boost revenues. It brings innovation directly to exhibitors, giving them a portfolio of applications and technologies that can help attract new customers, enhance the customer experience and improve theatre management. Ultimately, Thunderstorm provides exhibitors with a number of opportunities to substantially improve revenues and maximise cost efficiencies.
 
In the new technology-led, connected world, it is imperative that cinemas create engaging customer experiences that today’s consumers demand. Yet keeping up with the developments in technology and deciding what will work for each individual cinema is nearly impossible. AAM has launched its Thunderstorm platform to overcome this industry-wide challenge. Tailored specifically to the cinema industry, Thunderstorm is a one-stop-shop for cinema owners of all sizes to access best-in-class technologies from industry partners.
 
As a cloud-based service, Thunderstorm is a highly flexible, highly scalable offering that requires minimal implementation effort, substantially reducing exhibitors’ investment risk in alternative technologies. All applications and capabilities available within Thunderstorm meet strict technical, quality and commercial criteria that bring peace of mind to exhibitors. Thunderstorm gives exhibitors complete flexibility to choose which technology partners they wish to work with, how, and when. Exhibitors can also manage all commercial relationships centrally, and reporting from each partner technology, and other valuable usage and impact data analysis, is available through a single management function.
 
“Around the world cinemas are competing for the same outcome – higher levels of occupancy which maximise exhibitors’ primary asset – their theatres. Retaining and attracting regular customers, and appealing to an increasingly diverse audience with rapidly evolving expectations, remain ever-present challenges,” said John Aalbers, Chief Executive Officer, Arts Alliance Media. “Where exhibitors have relied in the past on relatively simple tactics to drive customer engagement and revenue, such as deals in the foyer or ticketing with partners, Thunderstorm promises to revolutionise how exhibitors engage and interact with their customers, and improve the cinematic experience.”
 
Each application or capability available through Thunderstorm provides a unique mechanism to engage audiences or improve revenues, and is available to Thunderstorm customers on a case-by-case basis. Example applications and capabilities available at launch include:
  • CineCardz, which allows audiences to personalise their cinema experience with on-screen video greeting cards during the pre-show, ranging from birthday messages to marriage proposals.
  • Cinema Conversations, which bolsters audience engagement with your social media strategy, through shared Twitter and Instagram experiences in your cinema lobby.
  • Cinema Intelligence, a predictive analytics solution which empowers theatres with innovative tools to predict attendance and optimize schedules, maximizing profit.
  • iPlateia, which brings second screen (mobile) promotional interactivity to the cinema via proprietary sound recognition – a reminder for coming movies, sending vouchers, linked advertising campaigns, quizzes and more directly using customers’ mobiles as a personal promotional platform.
 “For over 10 years, we’ve played an active role in developing cinema technology. Our rich experience, combined with new technologies and software platforms, has allowed us to create a service that delivers new benefits to meet both customer experience demands as well as exhibitors’ requirements,” said Rich Phillips, Chief Technology Officer, Arts Alliance Media. “As our industry’s customers’ demands evolve, we will continue to add new and exciting technologies to the Thunderstorm platform that will ensure exhibitors remain at the forefront of customer engagement and business efficiency.”
 
Thunderstorm is available immediately to any exhibitor with an internet connection. Exhibitors can sign up for free at www.aamthunderstorm.com. Individual technologies and services within Thunderstorm are available under subscription models whose costs vary according to technology and application type, and depending on the partner involved.
 
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CineCardz:
Guillaume Thomine Desmazures, Chief Executive Officer of CineCardz said, “Engaging audience with interactivity and increasing exhibitors revenue are great challenges for cinema's industry future. The innovative CineCardz service, allowing customers to display their own customized video in their local cinemas, is easy to implement thanks to AAM expertise.”
 
Cinema Conversations:
Dan Strang, CEO, EventsTag, creators of Cinema Conversations said, “Our Cinema Conversations package offers technology from the forefront of big-brand, live experience marketing to AAM’s exhibitors. It harnesses and fosters social media activity to provide huge increases of customer engagement and genuine social-powered fun for guests. We’re proud to be part of Thunderstorm and excited to turn AAM’s enthusiasm into some real results for their exhibitors.”
 
Cinema Intelligence:
“Share Dimension, maker of Cinema Intelligence, is thrilled to be a Thunderstorm Marketplace launching partner,” said Claudiu Tanasescu, CEO of Share Dimension. “Through our partnership with Arts Alliance Media, we are confident that more cinema chains will begin to use data driven intelligent scheduling to predict attendance and build optimized schedules for their cinemas.”
 
iPlateia:
Pei-Zhi Liou, Business Development Director, iPlateia said, “For some years, Arts Alliance Media has started to focus its attention on software development as a natural continuation for further development as digitalisation was finalizing. This vision for software and dream about a different future for this industry coincide with the vision of iPlateia, which comes from numerous years of experience as an exhibitor and previously in the advertising world of our CEO, Daniel Cho. Therefore today, we are proud to be a part of the Thunderstorm project and happy to be in a team with avant-guard solutions. We will together better serve our industry’s customers and contribute our technical knowledge to the future of this industry.”


 


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

Our pioneering software reaches over 45,000 digital screens globally, whilst our network operations centre (NOC) supports several thousand screens.

Arts Alliance Media is part of the Luxin-Rio Group, the world’s foremost cinema technologies provider, alongside MediaMation, creators of the immersive MX4D full motion cinema experience, and Volfoni, a global leader in 3D technology.

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Christie officially announced a worldwide* reseller agreement with Arts Alliance Media (AAM), the global leader in digital cinema software and services. The agreement will see Christie offering AAM’s full range of integrated theatre management software and services to its wide-reaching exhibitor base, and further strengthen Christie’s position as the pre-eminent cinema solutions and expertise provider.

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