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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.





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.  





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.



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.



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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.

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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 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.​ ​





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.
 




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. 

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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 www.cineasia.com.



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.



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.



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



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Calabasas, CA—Nov 14, 2017

DTS to Deliver Next-Generation DTS:X Audio to Classic Cinemas

Illinois-based theatre chain to enhance the moviegoing experience at its historic venues
DTS, a global leader in high-definition audio solutions and wholly owned subsidiary of Xperi Corporation (Nasdaq: XPER) (“Xperi”), is pleased to announce a partnership with Classic Cinemas to install DTS:Xâ immersive audio technology across 16 screens at five Classic Cinemas locations.
 
DTS:X technology enables filmmakers to create richer soundscapes by moving sound objects in front of, behind, above and beside the audience, precisely where the mixer places them.
 
Installation of DTS:X-certified equipment has begun and will be completed by Spring 2018 at the following locations: Charlestowne 18 (St. Charles, Ill.), Cinema 12 (Carpentersville, Ill.), Lake Theatre (Oak Park, Ill.), North Riverside Luxury 6 (North Riverside, Ill.) and York Theatre (Elmhurst, Ill.).
 
“We are truly pleased to partner with Classic Cinemas and provide the DTS:X experience in their historic venues,” said Bill Neighbors, GM, cinema, digital media and streaming solutions at DTS. “The flexibility of DTS:X allows Classic Cinemas the ability to offer their guests a premium experience that is true to the filmmakers’ intent, while allowing for the historic preservation of their theatres.”
 
“We appreciate and celebrate history as well as innovation, and our partnership with DTS demonstrates our passion,” said Chris Johnson, CEO of Classic Cinemas. “Installing DTS:X-certified equipment in our auditoriums will deliver a premium experience to our guests in a cost-efficient way, thanks to the technology’s inherent flexibility and most importantly, first-class sound.”
 
Since its debut in August 2015, DTS:X has enjoyed worldwide adoption by major Hollywood motion picture studios, cinema owners and mixing stages. To date, more than 120 theatrical titles have been released and exhibited with a DTS:X soundtrack, more than 500 screens around the world have added DTS:X, and more than 60 world-class mixing stages in 17 countries have installed DTS:X production tools.
 
DTS:X cinema certification ensures that the presentation is true to the filmmakers’ intent. Certification is achieved by complying with the DTS:X installation guidelines and installing DTS:X-approved equipment available from industry-leading server, sound rendering/processor companies and speaker manufacturers including GDC Technology, QSC, Adde Audio, DK Audio, Elipson, JBL, KCS, Klipsch and Meyer Sound.
 
For more information, please visit www.dts.com/dtsx
 
About Xperi Corporation
Xperi Corporation (Nasdaq: XPER) and its brands, DTS, FotoNation, HD Radio, Invensas and Tessera, are dedicated to creating innovative technology solutions that enable extraordinary experiences for people around the world. Xperi’s solutions are licensed by hundreds of leading global partners and have shipped in billions of products in areas including premium audio, broadcast, automotive, computational imaging, computer vision, mobile computing and communications, memory, data storage, and 3D semiconductor interconnect and packaging. For more information, please call +1 408-321-6000 or visit www.xperi.com.
 
Xperi, DTS, Invensas, FotoNation, Tessera and their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of affiliated companies of Xperi Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other company, brand and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.


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About DTS, Inc.:
Since 1993, DTS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Xperi Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: XPER), has been dedicated to making the world sound better. In early 2015, DTS unveiled DTS:X, its open, next-generation, immersive, multi-dimensional audio technology. DTS:X replicates a real-world sound environment that transports the audience into a new level of sound immersion by delivering truly captivating entertainment experiences in the cinema. It provides numerous customization options for cinema theater owners and allows for a flexible speaker configuration that best fits the viewing space to more accurately convey the fluid movement of sound to create a richer entertainment soundscape. For more information about DTS, please visit www.dts.com or connect with DTS on Facebook, Twitter (@DTS) and Instagram (@DTS)
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About Classic Cinemas: Classic Cinemas, based in Downers Grove, Illinois, is a family-owned business run by Willis, Shirley and Chris Johnson. It was started in 1978 with the operation of the Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove. In 2011, Classic Cinemas received the Landmark Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award for Stewardship. In 2012, all auditoriums were updated with enhanced 4K digital projection. The company today operates 14 theatres in 13 communities. Additional information is available on Classic Cinemas’ website at www.classiccinemas.com. Classic Cinemas Directory page

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GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’), a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today its award-winning GDC SX-4000 Standalone Integrated Media Block™ (IMB) featuring DTS:X immersive audio solution is provided with an upgrade option to enable IAB support.

Aug 31, 2021 GDC Technology and DTS Sign Landmark Agreement to Deliver DTS:X™ IAB Solutions
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GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’), a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, and DTS®, a global leader in next-generation audio, imaging and sensing technology and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Xperi Holding Corporation (Nasdaq: XPER) (“Xperi”), announced today that they signed a landmark agreement to deliver DTS:X IAB solutions. The IAB solution is designed to fully support SMPTE’s immersive audio bitstream (IAB) standard ST 2098-2.

May 22, 2019 DTS, GDC, and B&B Theatres Extend Partnership to Deliver Additional DTS:X Enabled Theaters
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DTS, a global leader in high-definition audio solutions and a wholly owned subsidiary of Xperi Corporation (Nasdaq: XPER) (“Xperi”), is proud to announce the addition of 14 new DTS:X enabled cinema screens as an extension of its long-standing partnership with GDC Technology (USA) LLC (“GDC”) and B&B Theatres (“B&B”).

Apr 2, 2019 GDC Technology and DTS Take Major Strides to Bring Immersive Cinema Sound Experience to Broader Audience
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GDC Technology Limited, (“GDC”) a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today at CinemaCon 2019 over 1,000 global movie theatre screens are installed or committed with its award-winning immersive sound media server with a built-in DTS:X™ decoder and cinema processor (GDC Immersive Sound Solution) to exhibit motion pictures released with a DTS:X soundtrack.

Apr 1, 2019 DTS Certifies DTS:X® Immersive Audio System for Direct View Display in Cinema
Feb 20, 2019 DTS and CJ 4DPLEX Join Forces to Raise ScreenX Theatres’ Immersive Experience to a New Level
Dec 11, 2018 GDC Immersive Sound Solution Featuring DTS:X Breaks the 1,000 Mark
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GDC Technology Limited, a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today at CineAsia 2018 that its innovative SX-4000 immersive sound media server with a built-in DTS:Xä decoder, and the XSP-1000 cinema processor (GDC Immersive Sound Solution) reached a milestone of 1,000 screens worldwide.

Apr 4, 2018 Abbey Road Studios Installs DTS:X Mixing Tools
Jan 23, 2018 H. Loren Nielsen Joins Xperi as Vice President, Content Relations and Strategy
Dec 13, 2017 GDC Technology Raises Immersive Sound to the Next Level
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GDC Technology Limited, a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today that cinema owners’ adoption of its innovative SX-4000 immersive sound media server with a built-in DTS:X® decoder, and the XSP-1000 cinema processor (GDC Immersive Sound Solution), continues to expand in theatres around the world. The GDC Immersive Sound Solution has been installed, or committed to installing, in more than 750 screens, operated by a host of theatre companies around the globe. This allows a new generation of audiences to experience rich, immersive sound.
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May 22, 2019 Classic Cinemas Selects Cinergy Enterprise Solution
Nov 22, 2017 Classic Cinemas Strengthens Strategy Partnership with GDC
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GDC Technology Limited, a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today that Classic Cinemas, one of the most innovative theatre circuits in the nation has agreed to expand its immersive audio technology strategy with the GDC Immersive Sound Solution featuring DTS:X® technology as part of an overall renovation to include luxury recliners and other VIP amenities.


Aug 1, 2016 Largest, New Screen in Classic Cinemas Circuit Shines with Brilliant Results
Apr 13, 2016 Classic Cinemas and UEC Theatres Make Sound Investment with GDC Technology featuring DTS:X Immersive Sound
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GDC Technology Limited, a world-leading digital cinema solutions provider, announced today at CinemaCon 2016 that two of the most innovative theatre circuits in the nation have installed immersive audio technology, powered by GDC Immersive Sound Media Solution featuring DTS:X™.

May 2, 2012 Classic Cinemas Is Full Speed Ahead on its Digital Rollout with GDC Technology Servers
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GDC Technology (“GDC Tech”), a world leading digital cinema solution provider, was selected by Downers Grove, Illinois (USA) based Classic Cinemas (“Classic”) to provide the SX-2000A Digital Cinema Server with Integrated Media Block (“IMB”) for it’s complete digital conversion of 100 movie screens. Classic installed 100 new GDC Tech servers which feature advanced digital cinema technology.
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