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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Industry Partners

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 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.

Shows & Events

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.

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.

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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Las Vegas, NV—Apr 12, 2016

China Takes Center Stage at CinemaCon 2016

China Film Equipment Co. Reveals Latest News and Officially Unveils Newest Technologies Propelling the Staggering Box Office Growth in China
With China poised to become the largest film market in the world, China Film Equipment Co., Ltd (CFEC), an affiliate of China Film Co., Ltd., arrives at CinemaCon in Las Vegas this week under an unprecedented industry microspore to unveil the new technologies and equipment that will support the greatest boom the industry has ever experienced. Highlights of the company’s offerings at CinemaCon include new Laser, PLF, Stereographic 3D and other impressive technologies.
China has grown into a $6.9 billion USD box office market, second only to the United States (for now). With 30,000 plus screens and counting and enormous capital flowing into the construction of cinemas, differentiation with high-tech innovations has become a critically essential strategy for theater owners to maintain loyal customers.
This week at CinemaCon, CFEC is introducing the latest Chinese technologies and innovations designed to support the $6.9 billion dollar market that has seen a staggering 50% annual increase in box office (2014 to 2015).
At CinemaCon, CFEC is also reporting some significant exhibition news out of China. This includes:
•         ● “CGS” premium large format system now showing in 135 auditoriums, which generated 80 million dollar box office.
•         ● “CineAppo” secured orders for 1,000 laser projector light sources and installed 500.
•         ● China’s “Star Screen” and “Bosste” put up silver or white screens in China and they shared 85% market in 2015. Standing firmly behind 5.8 billion dollars box office.
•         ● “Carandi” cinema seating company has sold over 14 million dollars worth of cinema seats 2015. 
•         ● “Freedeo” 3D Device now occupies over 10,000 screens. Almost half part of Chinese 3D market.
•         ● “HB-Optical” sold 500 sets of reflection prisms in 2015.
•         ● “ YUYU Lighting ” ’s Xenon light bulbs help light up 30% of the screens in the country, backing up 2 billion dollars’ worth of market.
CGS Goes Way Beyond Being Just a Bigger View /   China Film Corporation’s answer to premium large format solution.
With more than 13 0  screens worldwide generating 80 million dollar box office, CGS is present at CinemaCon 2016 to provide the industry with its latest PLF solutions.
There was just one CGS screen in China at the end of 2011. In 2014, the much acclaimed PLF technology and re-mastering techniques were so widely adopted by major Hollywood studios, CGS setup a re-mastering lab in L.A. to serve the studios and theaters better.
In 2015, with CGS exceeding 100 screens, CGS also entered the south-east Asia and Middle-East market. The same year CGS retrofitted an existing PLF auditorium in Brenden theater, Las Vegas. At year end, adopting China Film’s own ALPD technology, CGS rolled out and deployed its dual-laser PLF solution to light up even bigger screens.
CineAppo Solutions for Barco B-series Projectors
CineAppo with its market proven laser solutions provides film exhibitors with state of the art laser projection results.
Through CineAppo, exhibitors can have laser innovation in their theaters without having to pay extreme prices for it.
After the founding of CineAppo in 2014, one year was spent on R&D to finalize the light source product designed for the Barco C series, which is suitable for 23 feet wide or smaller screens. By March 2016, 1,000 sets were sold and 500 of the C series laser light source with accumulated 7,300 hours of faultless operation were deployed.
This year, CineAppo introduces the laser light source solution for the Barco B-series, a joint effort development with Barco.
In the CFEC booth at CinemaCon, a model “X24-B223B” high power laser light source which can be retrofitted into a Barco B-series will be on static display.
At 25,000 lumens, over 30,000 hour lifetime, DCI compliant, powerful stable light output, perfect brightness and color restoration to light up your 76 fee t  or smaller screen.
With the unique ALPD technology, the laser light source can ensure the most brilliant pictures in an extended period of time. X24 laser light source will bring revolutionary change to the old or new Barco B-series projectors.
About China Film Equipment Co., Ltd.
China Film Equipment Co., Ltd ( CFEC, which was established in July 1951, is affiliated to China Film Co., Ltd.With over 60 years of history, CFEC now specializes and represents products involved in all sectors of film industry, and has accumulated rich experience in producing, supplying and selling film equipments. CFEC has emerged as a comprehensive enterprise that combines manufacturing of film equipments, import and export of film-making supplies as well as related products, professional cinema and rural film market services, and sponsoring Beijing International Radio,TV & Film Equipment Exhibition (BIRTV), and participation in domestic and overseas professional exhibitions.
Along with the film industry prosperity and development, China Film Co., Ltd sets the guideline of "focused development of the four business areas: film-making, film release, film screening and film services". Accordingly, CFEC has grasped the golden opportunity brought about by science and technology, seeking breakthroughs and innovations in the film services and accelerating transformation into a diversified comprehensive enterprise that relies on the industrial entity as the platform and trade as the link, and combines technology, industry and trade. CFEC focuses on localized production of digital projectors, and as a part of the coordinated effort of R&D and marketing of "China Giant Screen", CFEC is pushing forward and leading the localization of film-making equipment, establishing and improving the industrial chain of China-made digital film-making equipment as well as the system of proprietary intellectual property rights, and promoting the manufacturing of electric light sources in digital filming and other consumables, manufacturing of equipment and facilities related to cinemas, cinema design consultation systematic engineering and theater information management system.
Together with Barco, CFEC has established a joint venture named CFG Barco (Beijing) Electronic Co., Ltd, the first manufacturer of high-end digital projectors in China. China Film Blossom Technology Co., Ltd, which CFEC has established together with China Research Institute of Film Science & Technology is the only high-tech enterprise that combines "production, science, research and application" in systematic engineering of cinemas in China, which can provide systematic solutions for cinemas ranging from industrial design, computer-based ticketing to automatic projection of movies. China Film Nanjing Film Equipment Co., Ltd, which CFEC has invested in, has become an important production base and processing center in the industrial chain of film equipment. CFEC has also launched theater management system with our own brand (CEFC-TMS), and Digital Cinema Network Operations Center(CFEC-NOC), besides, CFEC is going to establish digital filming technology R&D center to study "targeted" new forms of movies, digital technology of cinemas, and internet operation technology to help promote the development of China's digitalized film-making technology, providing technological guarantee and support for All-China Digital Cinema Services Alliances to be built.
Soar like an eagle in the vast sky, and compete in the huge surge of development. China Film Equipment Co., Ltd .  has entered a new era of growth, when we broaden our mind and put huge efforts in the reform of institutional systems and the training of cadres and staff. Faced with new industrial landscape and major adjustments of industrial structure, we shall strive for growth through innovation, expand our markets through efficiency, and win customers with premier services, and bring people together through causes, in an effort to make a greater contribution in Chinese films that China transforms into a film power
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About China Film Equipment Corporation: Established in 1951, China Film Equipment Co. Ltd. is a nationwide film equipment trading company affiliated directly with the State Administration of Radio, Film & Television. The company has a high reputation, and after more than 60 years of hard work, it has developed into a comprehensive enterprise with extensive experience in the production and sale of film equipment. China Film Equipment Corporation Directory page

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