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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.



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.



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. 



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.




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.



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.



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.



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.




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.



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.



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.

 





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.



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.



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.



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.

Industry



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 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 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



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.





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.


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Agoura Hills, CA—Mar 15, 2006

DTS Introduces the Advanced DTS Digital Cinema Encoder™

First to Employ JPEG 2000 ‘Constant Quality’ Encoding for D-Cinema
DTS, Inc. (NASDAQ: DTSI), the leading digital entertainment company, expanding its Cinema Division products portfolio, announces the DTS Digital Cinema Encoder™, the first commercially available encoder that provides “Constant Quality” encoding for D-Cinema presentation. The DTS Digital Cinema Encoder uniquely utilizes JPEG2000 image compression with DTS Variable Bit Rate™ (DTS-VBR) encoding, to produce the highest quality images for D-Cinema, with file sizes between 30 and 50 percent smaller than competing systems.

The DTS Digital Cinema Encoder was developed in conjunction with Dr. Michael Marcellin, a leading expert in JPEG2000 image coding technologies and a key advisor in developing the DCI (Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC) standards for D-Cinema, and signals the entry of DTS as a key provider of premium technology and product solutions supporting the motion picture industry’s transition to Digital Cinema.

The advantage of the DTS Digital Cinema Encoder lies in its ability to achieve any desired bit rate or distribution file size, while maintaining constant image quality compliant with DCI standards. Encodes are optimized through the use of a DTS-VBR implementation of JPEG2000, which makes the most efficient use of the available bit budget, and produces the highest quality images for D-Cinema exhibition. Complex or difficult frames are encoded with a higher bit rate, and easy frames are encoded at a lower bit rate to maintain quality, optimizing the image quality of the entire motion picture or individual reels. By comparison, competing systems employ Constant Bit Rate encoding (CBR), simply assigning a fixed maximum bit rate for each frame, often with mixed results, particularly in frames containing complex moving images.

As D-Cinema exhibition expands, duplication time and distribution costs will become an important factor in its commercial success. According to Dr. Marcellin: “Recent tests of the DTS Digital Cinema Encoder were conducted to compare the encoding quality of a digital cinema print using CBR encoding and VBR encoding. Results using Peak Signal to Noise Ratio measurements confirmed that a digital film encoded at 150 Mbps using VBR encoding, produced the same quality as a digital film encoded at 250 Mbps using CBR encoding. Further tests also showed that the VBR could be reduced still further while maintaining the highest quality images. VBR encoding also exhibits excellent temporal rate control (motion sampling rate), with no image lag or flicker, which is essential for films that contain significant motion, such as fast action or sports. CBR encoding has virtually no temporal rate control for film frames with motion, resulting in possible image distortion.”

The DTS Digital Cinema Encoder also provides efficient encoding of extra materials, such as replacement frames or watermarked frames. It supports the DCI requirement of 2k and 4k resolutions, and is scalable for higher or lower resolutions. The encoder is available in two configurations: The primary offering is a turn-key hardware solution, and DTS also offers custom software installation.

In recent demonstrations, the image quality produced by the new Digital Cinema Encoder was confirmed: “The DTS Digital Cinema Encoder was recently used to demonstrate Constant Quality Variable Bit Rate encoding to the Hollywood community with impressive results,” said Don Bird, Senior Vice President, Cinema Division at DTS. “This is an exciting time in the film industry and DTS is proud to be creating tools that make D-Cinema production better and easier, ultimately enhancing the cinema experience.”

About Dr. Michael W. Marcellin
Since 1988, Dr. Michael W. Marcellin has been with The University of Arizona, where he is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Professor of Optical Sciences. His research interests include digital communication and data storage systems, data compression and signal processing. He has authored and co-authored more than 150 papers in these areas. Dr. Marcellin is co-author of the book “JPEG2000: Image Compression Fundamentals, Standards and Practice,” which serves as a graduate-level textbook on image compression fundamentals, and is the definitive reference on JPEG2000.

About Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC
Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI) was established in 2002 by seven Hollywood studios with the purpose of establishing specifications for Digital Cinema that ensure a high-level of technical performance, reliability and quality control, and specifies requirements for the distribution of Digital Cinema. JPEG 2000 is an international standard supported by ISO 15444-1, published jointly with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). JPEG 2000 is scalable in resolution, detail, temporal rate and file size, making it ideal for Digital Cinema because it intelligently allocates bits or data based on the complexity of each film frame. Additional information can be found at www.dcimovies.com.

About DTS Cinema Division
DTS, a leading digital sound company, is now a leading digital entertainment company, with emergent capabilities and resources to integrate and support a fully digital experience for high-quality cinema presentation.

DTS’ expanded range of products and services are founded upon our proven expertise in the creation and delivery of digital media for cinema, and have been developed to meet the opportunities and challenges of the industry transition to a digital entertainment platform. Our content creation and delivery tools for D-cinema and E-cinema, and media network systems offer new standards of quality and ease of operation. These tools and systems are designed to define and support new opportunities for increased revenues and efficiencies for content providers and exhibitors.

Alongside the existing advantages of DTS’ single print solution for cinema sound, we provide an extended portfolio of products and services that allow flexibility and easy implementation of the latest delivery, scheduling and presentation solutions for pre-show, advertising and alternative content.

DTS continues its relentless commitment to partnering with exhibitors in providing value-added products and support in the transition from film to a fully digital entertainment experience.

About DTS, Inc.: Since 1993, DTS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Xperi Corporation, has been dedicated to making the world sound better. Through its pioneering audio solutions for mobile devices, home theater systems, cinema, automotive and beyond, DTS provides incredibly high-quality, immersive and engaging audio experiences to listeners everywhere. DTS technology is integrated in more than two billion devices globally, and the world's leading video and music streaming services are increasingly choosing DTS to deliver premium sound to their listeners’ network-connected devices. For more information, please visit www.dts.com. DTS, Inc. Directory page

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