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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.  

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.

Industry Partners

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 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 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. 

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.

CinemaCon 2023 has been scheduled for 24-27 April 2023 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  Check the links below for the latest information. 

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

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.

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Auckland, NZ and Las Vegas, NV—Mar 24, 2017

Vista Group International, Leading Film Industry Software Provider, Brings Powerful Portfolio of Companies to Cinemacon

VISTA Group’s Experts Will Reflect on Industry-Changing Trends Including: Virtual Reality in Theatre Environment, Innovation in Online Ticketing, Advanced Food & Beverage, Mobile Apps for Cinema and Moviegoer, Film Forecasting and Scheduling for Exhibitors, and Data Analytics on Moviegoer Behavior that Empower Exhibitors and Distributors

Vista Group International (NZX & ASX: VGL), the global provider of cinema management, film distribution and customer analytics solutions for studios, distributors, exhibitors, and moviegoers, comes to CinemaCon 2017 with its largest exhibiting presence ever in the Forum Ballroom and the most powerful roster of film industry companies in its 21-year history.  Exciting new offerings and product updates will be shared with film industry professionals during CinemaCon. 
“This is Vista Group's most diverse presence so far at CinemaCon and we're looking forward to demonstrating a host of fantastic new offerings and product updates," says Murray Holdaway, Vista Group Chief Executive. 
Vista’s attendance at CinemaCon comes just two weeks after it welcomed more than 200 international exhibition and distribution customers to its 8th biennial Customer Conference in Auckland, New Zealand. “That gathering was an incredibly enriching experience for everyone and we are looking forward to continuing the exchange of ideas, expertise, and future possibilities with our customers and colleagues here at CinemaCon via the Vista Group and Veezi booths and our schedule of meetings and events,” says Mr. Holdaway.
Vista Group highlights for CinemaCon 2017 include:
●      The Vista Group exhibiting booth (#625F) will highlight four Vista Group offerings: cinema management software leader Vista Entertainment Solutions showcasing new software initiatives including Advanced Food & Beverage and Mobile Apps offers; MovieTeam, the cloud-based application that transforms cinema staff scheduling; MovieXchange, the new web platform engineered to streamline the way distributors share digital promotional movie assets with exhibitors, and to get those assets onto the front line, and Cinema Intelligence, the business intelligence solutions company optimizing predicting, planning and scheduling of movies and events to increase exhibitor profitability. The Veezi booth (#523F) will showcase cinema management solutions for the independent theater owner, including a range of new offerings. 
●      Vista Group is a sponsor of the Wednesday, March 29th luncheon honoring 15 Years of Focus Features.  CEO Murray Holdaway will introduce Powster CEO Ste Thompson, who will provide an overview of the company’s innovative marketing content for film studios including a video showcase.  
●      Movio’s Sarah Lewthwaite, Managing Director and SVP, EMEA, will moderate the panel “The Age of Analytics: Competing in a Data-Driven World.” (Monday, March 27 at 10:30amPalace Ballroom IIIEmperors Level).
●      Will Palmer, Chief Executive and Co-Founder of Movio, the data analytics leader, will present “Who is your Audience in 2017?  How to Create Smarter Movie Marketing with Moviegoer Data Insights.” (Wednesday, March 29 at 2:45pm, Palace Ballroom III—Emperors Level).
Vista Group experts will be on hand to discuss the challenges, advances, and exciting trends affecting the cinema exhibition industry today, including:
  • Using ‘virtual reality’ to drive consumers to theatres.
  • How global changes in the online ticketing world can impact moviegoer behavior in different countries.
  • The REAL essentials of Loyalty programs and the extraordinary value that data can deliver.
  • Cutting edge Mobile Apps courtesy of Vista. 
  • How box office results from cinemas around the globe are being delivered faster and more efficiently than ever before.
  • From distributor to exhibitor, how to deliver digital promotional assets for movies seamlessly via the web.
CinemaCon attendees can also find out more about Vista Group’s ground-breaking collaboration with Cineplex on The Rec Room, a Canadian ‘Eats & Entertainment’ destination that brings together dining, amusement gaming, technology and live entertainment experiences under one roof. Part of Cineplex, Canada’s biggest cinema exhibitor and a long-time Vista client, The Rec Room is a premier social destination and the ultimate gathering spot for millennials, baby boomers and families, as well as for corporate events, groups and parties. While each location is customized to the local community, The Rec Room concept features multiple dining environments and a wide range of entertainment options.
Jeff Kent, Chief Technology Officer at Cineplex, the largest cinema group in Canada, says: “Recently we opened The Rec Room, which is a new entertainment and food destination.  We worked with the team at Vista to add the restaurant and entertainment functionality that we needed.  Now we have a sophisticated single solution that tracks the customer experience across all of our platforms including loyalty.”
Vista Group, named New Zealand’s ‘Hi-Tech Company of the Year’ in 2016, is a public company listed on both the New Zealand and Australian stock exchanges (NZX & ASX: VGL).  Founded in 1996, Vista is an extraordinary example of many globally successful New Zealand technology businesses, whose focus has been international from day one.  A cutting-edge POS and Back Office system developed for a local cinema chain has evolved into a global, synergistic suite of products catering to the international film industry. 

About Vista Group International: Vista Group International Ltd (Vista Group) is a public company, founded in New Zealand in 1996 and listed on both the New Zealand and Australian stock exchanges in 2014 (NZX & ASX: VGL).  The Group provides software and additional technology solutions across the global film industry. The Group includes Vista Cinema (cinema management software), Movio (data analytics and campaign management tools), Veezi (cloud-based software for the independent cinema market), Maccs (film distribution software), Numero (box office reporting for film distributors and cinemas), Powster (creative studio platform) and Flicks (moviegoer publication to find what and where to watch content). All provide an innovative range of complementary products across the film industry, from production and distribution to cinema exhibition through to the experience of the moviegoer. Vista Group International Directory page

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Jun 13, 2018 Cinema Intelligence Announces Signing of Leading Scandinavian Entertainment Company Nordisk Film
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Jun 7, 2018 Vista Group, Global Leader in Film Industry Software, Unveils Latest Innovations at CineEurope 2018
May 16, 2018 Vista Entertainment Solutions and Movio Go Live with Yorck Kinogruppe, Germany’s Largest Arthouse Cinema Circuit
May 11, 2018 Vista Group Signs Aeon Entertainment, Japan’s Largest Cinema Chain
Apr 23, 2018 Vista Cinema Adds Exhibitor National Amusements’ USA Sites to its Global Customer Base
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Jan 23, 2018 Kimbal Riley to Become Vista Group CEO
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