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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.



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.



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.



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.



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 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.



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.




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.



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.



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.



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.

 





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.



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.

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 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 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 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.

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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Los Angeles—Nov 15, 2016

AEG, Regal and Barco Complete the First All-Laser Multiplex on the U.S. West Coast

New Barco Laser Technology Improves Overall Operational Efficiency and Brings Fully-Immersive, Unparalleled Viewing Experience to Moviegoers
AEG, one of the world’s largest sports and entertainment presenters, along with Regal, one of the largest and most geographically diverse theater circuits in the United States, and Barco, the global leader in digital cinema, have successfully converted all auditoriums at Regal L.A. LIVE: A Barco Innovation Center to 100 percent laser projection.

This final phase of installations and upgrades makes the cinema the first all-laser multiplex on the U.S. West Coast and one of the most technologically advanced, world-renowned movie theaters to date.

Regal L.A. LIVE: A Barco Innovation Center, owned by AEG, has always featured the latest and greatest technologies in cinema since opening in 2009. AEG and Regal have worked diligently to be the first in the market to deliver the very best experiences to customers. When considering laser projection, both companies sought a partner that would allow the theater to offer the next level in image quality and the ultimate cinematic experience for patrons. This led to the partnership with Barco, a game-changing company and leader in the worldwide adoption of laser projection technology for cinema.

“Much like Barco, we are constantly on the search for new and innovative technologies to help bring the magic of the movies to life for our audiences,” said Shelby Russell, Vice President, AEG & L.A. LIVE Marketing. “Thanks to our partnership with Barco and their leading laser technology, Regal L.A. LIVE: A Barco Innovation Center is truly an entertainment venue like no other, and we’re proud to remain at the forefront of our industry year after year.”

The new Regal L.A. LIVE: A Barco Innovation Center, which launched officially to the public on April 1, delivers an all-encompassing immersive experience from start to finish, featuring Barco’s four key premium movie-watching technologies in the fully upgraded multiplex, including:

Barco Lobby Experience:  Delivering more than one million impressions during the past six months, the Barco Lobby Experience consists of numerous digital displays, lights, a custom multi-screen movie trailer presentation solution called “Lobby Domination” and other innovative technology throughout the lobby and concourse area. It also serves as a focal point of the cinema, entertaining guests with exciting images of upcoming titles and more.

Barco Laser: Two of the auditoriums now feature Barco’s latest, Flagship Laser projectors for premium auditoriums, which deliver stunning brightness and rich, vibrant colors to bring movies to life in a never-before-seen way. All other cinema screens in the complex have been outfitted with the award-winning Barco Laser Phosphor projectors, representing the first in their class to surpass 20,000 lumens, and delivering superior image quality at a lower price point.

Barco Escape: One of the premium auditoriums now features Barco Escape, which offers a three-screen, panoramic movie format for the ultimate immersive cinema experience. This unique design lets moviegoers discover more of the story during the most epic and visually stunning moments of the films. Additionally, a recent four-week run of Star Trek shown on Barco Escape doubled the theater’s revenue compared to a similar run of a movie shown in the traditional one-screen auditorium.

Immersive Sound: Multiple auditoriums now include the most advanced immersive sound technology from Barco and Auro technologies, allowing the moviegoer to feel completely surrounded by the most natural and life-like auditory experience possible.

“We are proud to welcome Barco’s exciting technology into our theater, and we’re confident it will not only ‘wow’ our guests and keep them coming back for more, but also help us maximize overall efficiencies and business operations,” said Greg Dunn, President and Chief Operating Officer for Regal. “Barco is an innovative partner who has truly mastered the art of laser projection technology. We look forward to growing our relationship and bringing our immersive cinema concept to greater and greater heights to the benefit of our guests.”

Recent surveys show that audiences are indeed acknowledging the premium cinema quality Barco’s laser technology provides. When asked to rate the image quality of Flagship Laser projection, more than half of the respondents gave the top score of 5/5. This premium experience also has a positive effect on the patrons’ cinema visit frequency; 2 out of 3 moviegoers stated that laser projection would make them go to the movies more often.

In addition to offering moviegoers the ultimate visual cinematic experience, Barco’s laser technology is also reducing costs and improving overall business excellence at Regal L.A. LIVE: A Barco Innovation Center. Both the Barco Flagship laser projector and the Laser Phosphor models eliminate all lamp-related costs and maintenance associated with traditional xenon lamps, improving operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness. The newly installed, fully DCI-compliant Laser Phosphor projectors include a superior sealed light engine and liquid cooling system, which extends the service life of the laser phosphor source to 30,000 hours at 50 percent light output. Its superior optical efficiency is significantly higher than lamp-based projectors, resulting in a 50 percent energy cost savings and simplified operation.

Additionally, the theater has also been able to reduce its carbon footprint and improve its environmental efforts. Thanks to the Barco Lobby Experience, the theater no longer uses cardboard standees from movie studios and instead plays the content directly on the highly interactive, digital displays in the Lobby Domination.

“We are honored to partner with Regal as they champion the cutting-edge of cinema entertainment by leveraging our unique CinemaBarco experience, which transports customers on an immersive journey throughout the theater,” comments Wim Buyens, Senior Vice President of Entertainment. “We expect great things for this forward-thinking exhibitor, from increasing visitors and brand loyalty to experiencing smoother, more cost-effective operations, and we’re excited to help empower this exciting future.”
 


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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About AEG: Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, AEG is the world's leading sports and live entertainment company. With offices on five continents, AEG operates in the following business segments: AEG Facilities, which is affiliated with or owns, manages or consults with more than 120 preeminent arenas, stadiums, theaters, clubs and convention centers around the world including The O2 Arena, the Sprint Center and the Mercedes-Benz Arenas; AEG Live, which is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global and regional concert tours, music and special events and world-renowned festivals; AEG Real Estate, which develops world-class venues, as well as major sports and entertainment districts like STAPLES Center and L.A. LIVE; AEG Sports, which is the world's largest operator of sports franchises and high-profile sporting events; and AEG Global Partnerships, which oversees worldwide sales and servicing of sponsorships including naming rights, premium seating and other strategic partnerships. Through its worldwide network of venues, portfolio of powerful sports and music brands and its integrated entertainment districts, AEG entertains more than 100 million guests annually. AEG Directory page
About Regal: Regal, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group, operates one of the largest and most geographically diverse theatre circuits in the United States, consisting of 7,305 screens in 557 theatres in 43 states along with Guam, Saipan, American Samoa and the District of Columbia, as of July 31, 2018. We believe that the size, reach and quality of the Company’s theatre circuit provides its patrons with a convenient and enjoyable movie-going experience. We are committed to being “The Best Place to Watch a Movie!”  Additional information is available on the Company's website at www.REGmovies.com. Regal Directory page

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