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XDC, Christie and FTT Complete Year One of a Successful Implementation and Extend Their Digital Cinema Presence in Germany.

XDC is very proud to announce that with its partners Christie and FTT, it has successfully installed 63 Digital Cinema theatres across, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, making these countries the leaders in the Digital Cinema roll out in Europe. XDC, FTT and Christie have decided to consolidate their preferred partnership in Germany and hence wish to keep the momentum in order to accelerate the migration to Digital Cinema by offering a reliable and experienced winning team solution to the market.

“We understand that Digital Cinema will grow in a significant way in Germany within the next two years and we do want to position our team as the most powerful and reliable on the market. XDC will extend all needed efforts to respond to our customers’ needs, both distributors and exhibitors. The new XDC business proposal has been updated and is now more open and more attractive”, said Bernard Collard, General Manager XDC International.

“Digital content is a key parameter for roll out in Europe and we are now very confident that XDC, by offering various open solutions to the content providers, will attract more and more international and local digital releases to the XDC financed screens”, said John B. Birchell Hughes, Senior Vice President Production and Distributor relations for XDC International.

“We are very excited about the current developments and very happy to work together with the most experienced installers of Digital Cinema like Christie’s partner Film Ton Technik in Germany”, said Richard Nye, Christie European Market Development Manager.

“The fact that we have just received another order from XDC for 20 Christie CP2000 DLP Cinema® projectors clearly demonstrates the acceptance of Digital Cinema in Europe, Christie’s unsurpassed mark of quality and the pioneering efforts of XDC within the European market place”, said Dale Miller, Christie Vice President EMEA.

“Integration and support have now become day to day experience for the FTT savve engineers. We are very proud to be part of the winning team and we’ll continue to consolidate our resources in order to offer our customers the best services in a digital world still living together with the 35mm environment”, said Thomas Rüttgers, Managing Director FTT.

Last but not least, XDC is fully committed to offer up to date solutions to its customers and has just announced a JPEG 2000 solution provided by the expert company DoReMi. Servers will be ready for shipping by early May this year. “This comprehensive investment should be seen by all the industry as a clear commitment from XDC to support JPEG 2000 as soon as possible.” concludes Laurent Minguet, CEO of XDC. “We hope that this strategic move from XDC will allow a larger number of movies to be screened digitally … offering to both exhibitors and moviegoers the opportunity to enjoy all the benefits of Digital Cinema.”


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About Christie: Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual and audio technologies company and a wholly owned subsidiary of Ushio Inc., Japan (JP: 6925). Christie revolutionized the movie industry with the launch of digital cinema projection, and since 1929 has embraced innovation and broken many technology barriers. From the world’s largest mega-events to the smallest applications, our technology—from advanced RGB pure laser and SDVoE technology to image processing and LED display solutions—empowers people to create the world’s best shared experiences. Visit www.christiedigital.com. Christie Directory page Christie Web Site
About CinemaNext: CinemaNext is the Ymagis Group’s business unit dedicated to exhibitor services. Founded in 2007 and managed by professionals from the motion picture and high-tech industries, Ymagis Group is a European leader in advanced digital technology services for the cinema industry. The company’s core business is structured around three main units: CinemaNext (exhibitor services: distribution, customer services and field services), Eclair (content services: theatrical delivery, digital distribution, versioning and accessibility, and preservation) and Others (Illucity and Virtual Reality). A publicly traded company listed on Euronext, Ymagis Group is headquartered in Paris (France) and has close to 750 employees. For more information, please connect to https://www.cinemanext.com CinemaNext Directory page
About Film Ton Technik GmbH: Film Ton Technik Hannsdieter Rüttgers GmbH (FTT) is based in Düsseldorf and affiliate of XDC Group. As a cinema service provider with more than 50 years of experience FTT has already implemented a large number of projects for multiplexes and independent cinemas in Germany and abroad and has got subsidiaries in Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania and the Netherlands as well as co-operation partners in other European countries. Apart from project planning as well as selling and installing traditional 35mm technology FTT has been active in the field of digital cinema and electronic advertising for more than ten years and established itself as a system integrator. To-date, FTT is fully dedicated to digital cinema and its range of service includes distribution, installation and maintenance of digital cinema systems and other related cinema equipment such as sound systems, screens, cinema seating and accessories. Film Ton Technik GmbH Directory page

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