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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.



Dolby Laboratories develops and delivers products and technologies that make the entertainment experience more realistic and immersive. For four decades Dolby has been at the forefront of defining high-quality audio and surround sound in cinema, broadcast, home audio systems, cars, DVDs, headphones, games, televisions, and personal computers. Based in San Francisco with European headquarters in England, the company has entertainment industry liaison offices in New York and Los Angeles, and licensing liaison offices in London, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.

 





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.



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.



Cinionic is transforming cinema, providing comprehensive WOW entertainment solutions to movie exhibitors across the globe. We help turn imagination into reality and ensure peace of mind for our customers by offering innovative services and flexible use of capital for a new era. Combining the technology expertise and heritage of our partners, Cinionic powers exceptional experiences across the entire theater to engage visitors at multiple touchpoints in their cinema journey. 



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.



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.




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.


Industry



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



CinemaCon, held April 1-4 2019 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, is expected play host to more than 6,000 motion picture theater industry professionals. Since taking its first step in 2011, CinemaCon has evolved and grown to become the largest and most important gathering for the worldwide motion picture theater industry. CinemaCon is truly a global event attracting attendees from more than 80 countries.



Emerging Cinema Markets Conference, to be held November 20 -22, 2018 at the Swissôtel The Bosphorus, Istanbul. The Emerging Cinema Markets Conference will focus on Turkey, Middle East, Central Asia, Balkans and Africa and will include key speakers and presenters to outline opportunities and issues for the industry. The Emerging Cinema Markets in Turkey, Central Asia, the Middle East, Balkans and Africa are at an early stage in their growth and development, but in combination they offer a significant opportunity for investors, studios, distributors, exhibitors and the specialist supply chains to the industry



CineAsia 2018, held at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre on December 10-13, 2018.  Attendees will get the chance to hear about the current trends and new state-of-the-art technologies in the motion picture industry. 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 to network; and see product presentations and screenings of major Hollywood films soon to be released in Asia. Attendees will also get the opportunity to visit the Trade Show where you will find the latest equipment, products, and technologies to help make your theatre a must-attend destination.




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Sacramento, Calif.—Apr 8, 2016

Barco Cinema Leads the Global Conversion to Laser Projection with More Than 40 Top Exhibitors in Over 20 Countries

Barco, the global leader in digital cinema, is fully on track to achieve its strategic goals for cinema laser projection.

Barco’s cinema laser strategy is centered on two axes:

• Radically improve the movie experience at a very attractive TCO with Barco’s Flagship Laser series, thereby giving exhibitors the opportunity to create a differentiating premium movie experience that generates a very strong return on investment.

• Offer considerable cost savings versus traditional lamp-based projectors, while providing superior image quality with Barco’s Laser Phosphor series. These projectors come both as new and as retrofit kits, making existing Barco lamp-based projectors upgradable to Laser Phosphor on-site. 

Barco Flagship Laser leads the premium cinema industry
Many years of technology leadership have culminated in the development of the Barco Flagship Laser projector. Barco’s integrated laser projection technology radically improves the movie experience while reducing complexity for exhibitors. That’s why more than 40 exhibitors in 20+ countries have already selected Barco Flagship Laser projection technology, totaling over 100 installations across the world. This provides Barco with a higher number of premium laser installations today than all other premium laser alternatives combined.

Unprecedented image quality
The Barco Flagship Laser projector range offers unprecedented image quality to provide a differentiated, premium movie experience, as validated in recent surveys of exhibitors that selected Barco Flagship Laser projection for their cinema. The surveys indicate that moviegoers give the highest image quality scores to Flagship Laser-illuminated screens, also acknowledging that this premium experience has a positive effect on their cinema visit frequency. They are also willing to pay a higher ticket price for the laser-projected movie, boosting revenues for exhibitors. These top-line indicators, combined with our operational efficiencies and cost savings (from the elimination of lamp swaps), make a very solid business case for Barco’s Flagship Laser. 

Pushing the boundaries further with Barco Flagship Laser
At CinemaCon, Barco is introducing a high-contrast version of its Flagship Laser series. With a contrast ratio of 6000:1 it doubles the contrast of the existing Flagship Laser high-brightness version and almost quadruples the contrast of 4K lamp projectors while still reaching brightness levels up to 40k lumen. Exhibitors will have the opportunity to change versions over the lifetime of the projector to provide the perfect match for every screen.

Flagship laser customers endorse Barco
In late 2015, theater exhibitor Santikos and Barco made history by announcing the first all-laser projector-powered multiplex, opening this spring. The Texas-based exhibitor’s new Casa Blanca Theatre will utilize Barco’s Flagship Laser to brilliantly and efficiently illuminate all 16 screens. 

“Our guests expect Santikos Theatres to be at the forefront of technology, and Barco laser is now the pinnacle of cinema projection. We are proud to outfit the Casa Blanca Theatre with the best products our industry offers,” comments Art Seago, President of Santikos Theatres.

Other exhibitors that have recently acquired the Barco Flagship Laser projector are enthusiastic about its benefits as well:

“Creating a big screen is not so difficult,” comments Cha Woncheon, CEO of Lotte Cinema. “The key is to provide the sound and image quality that suits such a screen. We thoroughly tested Barco’s DP4K-60L for more than two months and are now convinced that Barco laser projection will be the real game-changer for premium cinema.”

“To retain our position as a frontrunner in cinema, we are constantly investigating ways to offer new experiences to our audience,” says Eddy Duquenne, CEO of Kinepolis Group. “Barco has always supported us greatly in these efforts. Today, again, they’re leading the market with their laser technology and their vision of an immersive, interactive cinema experience. We believe the strategic partnership will truly help us create the Ultimate Customer Experience, thus attracting additional visitors to our theaters.”

Lars Jørgensen, Executive Country Manager at Nordisk Film Biografer: “This partnership is founded on a shared love for cinema. By building on innovative technology such as Barco’s laser-illuminated projection, we are bound to raise the bar in cinematic experience throughout the region.”

“We recently decided to upgrade our three biggest cinemas to offer new levels of excitement to our audiences. Laser-illuminated projection is just a must to enhance the visual experience. You really have to see the difference to believe. The brightness is really unprecedented; it is truly amazing, especially for 3D movies,” comments Janne Uusi-Kölli, Development Manager of Nordic Cinema Group.

Barco Laser Phosphor series – cost efficiency and superior image quality rolled into one
As the Flagship Laser projector footprint continues to grow, Barco is also rolling out its new Laser Phosphor cinema projectors. Complementing our Flagship Laser series, we are strongly committed to help exhibitors benefit from laser technology for all screens. Therefore, Barco has the clear strategic goal to make Laser Phosphor technology available across its entire portfolio, enabling movie exhibitors to benefit from laser projection in every auditorium across their entire circuit.

At CineAsia 2015, Barco introduced its first laser phosphor projectors, the DP2K-15CLP and theDP2K-20CLP, the first of a much broader wave of Barco Laser Phosphor projectors. The DP2K-20CLP is the industry’s first 18,000-lumen laser phosphor projector for cinema, featuring three times the brightness of any other laser phosphor offering on the market. Less expensive than Xenon projectors, Barco’s laser phosphor projectors ideally suit the needs of the mid-market and budget-sized cinemas. 

More models, both 2K and 4K, will follow in the near future: B-series laser phosphor will follow later this year, while the S-series laser phosphor is expected in 2017. 

Freeing users from all lamp-related costs, Barco’s laser phosphor projectors provide considerable ease of use and cost savings. Their optical efficiency is significantly higher compared to lamp-based projectors, resulting in energy cost savings of up to 50 percent. With their unique cooling system, the projectors boast a long lifetime beyond 30,000 hours. 

Also, thanks to the unique laser phosphor retrofit module, exhibitors who already own a Barco cinema projector can easily replace the lamp house with a laser phosphor module. 

The future is here
It is clear that Barco laser projection is firmly established and growing, with many exhibitors switching to Barco’s full range of laser solutions. 

Chinese exhibitor JinYi Cinemas will establish the first all-laser multiplex in Asia at its Guangzhou location, and is also installing a wide range of laser phosphor projectors. “Barco laser is the pinnacle of cinema projection. We believe Barco laser is the best choice as it not only enables us to offer a differentiating and superior movie experience to our audiences, we’re also able to simplify our internal operations and drive our costs down,” comments Xu Shouwei, general manager of JinYi Cinemas project center.

In the latest development, the recently unveiled Regal LA LIVE: A Barco Innovation Centerwill also be fully outfitted with laser projection by this summer. Here, two flagship laser projectors will complement various auditoriums powered by laser phosphor projection. 

Complementary portfolio

“Barco now offers the most comprehensive range of laser projectors to ensure the perfect match for every screen,” comments Stijn Henderickx, Vice President Cinema for Barco. “This empowers our movie exhibition partners to offer their guests a thrilling movie experience regardless of screen size, theater size or budget, while reaping the operational benefits of Barco laser across their entire circuit.”

See Barco laser projection in action at CinemaCon!
Show attendees can experience Barco Flagship Laser and laser phosphor projection, in addition to other innovative CinemaBarco solutions, at CinemaCon from April 11-14 in the following locations:

• Barco Lobby Experience – Entrance into the CinemaBarco Experience at the Milano Ballroom
Barco Escape & Auro 11.1: dual-power sensation for immersive entertainment - Milano 5 & 6
• Flagship Laser (RGB) projection & AuroMax® – Neopolitan 1 & 2
• Laser phosphor projection – Neopolitan 3

Also, visit us on the show floor in Booth #2313-A.

About Barco: Barco designs technology to enable bright outcomes around the world. Seeing beyond the image, we develop visualization and collaboration solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences. Our focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions). In 2017, we realized sales of 1.085 billion euro. We have a team of 3,600 employees, located in 90 countries, whose passion for technology is captured in 400 granted patents.

Barco is one of three licencees of Texas Instruments DLP Cinema™ technology. TI developed DLP Cinema™ technology working in close cooperation with Barco and others in the movie industry, to develop Cinema Projector and support systems based on DMD™ technology, to meet the requirement of studios, film distributors and exhibitors alike.
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