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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.





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.



DTS:X transports you into a new dimension of sound immersion by delivering truly captivating entertainment experiences. Be prepared -- this improved lifelike immersion and heightened realism makes horror movies scarier, comedies more laugh-out-loud, and car chase scenes even more intense. Movies are being shown with DTS:X sound at an ever-growing number of theaters in the U.S., China and Europe.





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.



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.  





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.



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.



Dolby Laboratories has been a leader in developing many groundbreaking technologies and advancing the science of sight and sound for more than 50 years. Based in San Francisco with offices around the world, Dolby, through industry-leading research and engineering innovation, is expanding creative possibilities and enhancing collaborative relationships spanning musicians, filmmakers, and other artists as well as with businesses and consumers globally. Along with its partners, Dolby creates and delivers incredibly vivid experiences transforming entertainment and communications at the cinema, at home, on the go in mobile devices, and at work. Dolby Laboratories develops and delivers products and technologies that make entertainment experiences more realistic and immersive. By giving everyone the power to see, hear and feel the spectacular, Dolby is ideally positioned to transform the future of audio, voice, and imaging experiences worldwide.



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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.



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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. 



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.



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 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.​ ​



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CinemaCon 2022 has been scheduled for April 25 - 28, 2022 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  Check the links below for the latest information. 




CineEurope 2021, has been re-scheduled for October 4-7 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.



-- cancelled --  CineAsia 2021 has been scheduled for Dec 6-9th 2021 in Bangkok.  Check links for the latest  information. 



ShowEast 2021 -- cancelled --,  scheduled to be held in Miami from Nov 8-11, 2021 at Loews 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, New Zealand and Vienna, Austria—Jun 21, 2017

Vista Entertainment Solutions, Global Leader in Cinema Management Software, Enters Austrian and South-Eastern Europe (SEE) Markets by Partnering with the Country’s Biggest Chain, Cineplexx

Vista Entertainment Solutions (‘Vista Cinema’), a Vista Group company (NZX & ASX: VGL) and the leading provider of cinema management software for the global exhibition market, today announced it has signed a major new customer, Austria’s biggest cinema chain, Cineplexx.  This is the first signing for Vista Cinema in Austria and the SEE market.
 
Cineplexx is one of Europe’s most-respected cinema companies and the winner of last year’s “Exhibitor of the Year” honor at CineEurope. Cineplexx has 41 multiplex and seven traditional locations in Austria, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania, Greece, and Italy, totaling 322 screens. The company has over 1,350 employees and more than 12.5 million visitors annually.
 
“Many months of hard work have come to fruition with this agreement with Cineplexx, our first Austrian customer,” said Kimbal Riley, CEO of Vista Entertainment Solutions.  “We’re thrilled to be working with such a leader in the region.  This agreement with Cineplexx adds a significant number of new territories to our customer reach, highlights our increasing presence in Europe and reflects our ability to work across borders and cultures.”
 
“I am very excited about this new chapter for Cineplexx,” said Christof Papousek, Cineplexx CFO. “This new partnership will allow us to leverage greater technology to benefit many areas of our business including, but not limited to, Operations, Marketing, and Business Analysis. We have got an exciting few months ahead working with Mischa Kay and the Vista Cinema team as we roll out many of their  modules across the whole Cineplexx circuit.’’
 
“Vista is very proud to partner with Cineplexx,” said Mischa Kay, Vista Entertainment Solution’s managing director, EMEA. “They will be utilising most of Vista Cinema’s inter-connected suite of products focused on the exhibition industry. Cineplexx knows that we understand the needs of the cinema industry and appreciates that we are constantly innovating with new features and initiatives.”
 
Cineplexx’s formal owner and distributor arm, the Austrian Constantin Film-Holding GmbH, continues to partner with MACCS, a Vista Group company, for its distributor software.        
 



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.  https://vistagroup.co.nz/ Vista Group International Directory page
About Cineplexx International GmbH: In 2009, the Cineplexx International GmbH started expanding to Austria's neighbouring countries and the first cinema outside Austria was opened in Bolzano, South Tyrol. Cineplexx also took over a cinema in Zagreb’s city centre, thus laying the foundation for expansion into Croatia. Further Cineplexx cinemas followed in 2011 and 2012 in Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro and North Macedonia. In 2013 Cineplexx established five multiplex movie theatres in Slovenia and the first seven-hall cinema in Albania. Further expansions into Kosovo and Greece took place in the following years. The last expansion took place in June 2019 when Cineplexx is debuting on the Romanian market by establishing three cinemas until end of the year. The foundation was layed by acquiring the 2700 seats Cinema at Baneasa Shopping City.  Today, Cineplexx has a strong presence with 49 Multiplex Cinemas and 6 traditional cinemas in Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Albania, North Macedonia, Greece, Italy and recently also Romania.  With around 1,500 employees, the company generated sales of around 130 million Euro in 2018. In 2018 the Cineplexx cinemas welcomed almost 12 million visitors.  Constantin Film Holding GmbH, to which Cineplexx International GmbH belongs, was founded in 1951 as a film distributor in Austria. The group stands for modern, visionary cinema and is the undisputed pioneer in cinema technology - this was confirmed in 2018 with the latest innovations in Cineplexx Wienerberg (Onyx-LED and Real D Flagship-Laser), Cineplexx Graz, Belgrade and Novi Sad (MX4D) as well as the IMAX laser in Cineplexx Donau Plex.  
More information at www.cineplexx.at  
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About Vista Entertainment Solutions: Vista Entertainment Solutions Ltd (‘Vista Cinema’) is the world leader in cinema management software solutions with installations in more than 99 countries around the world and an estimated 51% global market share in the Large Cinema Circuit market (excluding China). The Vista Cinema software product line comprises multiple modules, integrated and scalable, suited to cinema exhibitors operating 20+ screens and 100s of cinemas. Vista Cinema is headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand, and has subsidiaries incorporated in Los Angeles, London, Amsterdam, Shanghai, Beijing, Kuala Lumpur, Cape Town, and Mexico City.  www.vista.co    @VistaCinema  www.linkedin.com/company/vista-entertainment-solutions/ Vista Entertainment Solutions Directory page

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Jun 29, 2016 Cineplexx Raises the Stakes By Bringing Dolby Cinema to Cineplexx Salzburg Airport
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Cineplexx, the biggest cinema exhibitor in Austria is once again raising the stakes of cinema technology by opening a new Dolby Cinema in Salzburg. This brings the Dolby VisionTM laser projector combined with Dolby Atmos® sound and inspiring design to Salzburg for the first time.
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