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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.



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.



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.




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.



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.



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.




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.



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.





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.



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.



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.



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.



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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 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. 

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ShowEast 2020,  now rescheduled to be held in Miami from Dec 7-10, 2020 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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Tokyo, Japan/Burbank CA, U.S.—May 16, 2006

Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan, Warner Mycal Corp. and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation Join Second Phase of “4K Pure Cinema”-- World’s First Networked 4K Digital Cinema Joint Field Trial

“The DaVinci Code” and “Poseidon” to be Distributed Over Fiber-Optic Network and Exhibited in 4K in Japan; New “4K Pure Cinema” Logo Created for Use in Ads and To Mark Theaters to Help Consumers Find Premium Viewing Experience
4K Pure Cinema,” the world’s first field test to use the Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI) Digital Cinema System Specifications at the highest quality standard of 4K to test the service model of digital cinema distribution and exhibition of feature-length motion pictures has announced a significant expansion. Another major Hollywood studio and its Japanese distribution affiliate -- Sony Pictures Entertainment and Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan; another major Japanese exhibitor -- Warner Mycal -- and another major network service provider -- NTT East -- will join original participants Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Warner Entertainment Japan Inc., Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone West Corporation, and Toho Co., Ltd, who began the field trials in October, 2005.

The first public showing as part of this expanded field trial will start Saturday, May 20, 2006, when “The DaVinci Code” by Sony Pictures Entertainment opens in Japan, with a digital release at “4K Pure Cinema” quality in Warner Mycal Cinemas and TOHO CINEMAS in the Tokyo and Osaka regions. Subsequent digital cinema releases scheduled as part of the field trials through the summer of 2006 will include “Poseidon” by Warner Bros. Entertainment. Other titles will be announced shortly.

This expansion marks another big step forward toward the rollout of digital cinema in Japan. The field trial will continue to provide Hollywood’s newest feature movies at the highest quality standard of 4K, comparable to a professional 35mm film “answer print” and superior in many ways to traditional film “release prints” typically shown in local cinema theaters.

The first phase of the “4K Pure Cinema” joint field trial has included the films “Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride,” “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” and “V for Vendetta,” all in the DCI specified 4K format. The field trial participants have received many positive comments from movie-goers mentioning the superb quality of the 4K digital images and the uncompressed multi-channel digital sound, as well as the clarity and stability of the Japanese language subtitles, which made them easier to read.

To help consumers find and identify those theaters offering this premium viewing experience, a new “4K Pure Cinema” logo has been created and will be used in exhibitor ads and onsite signage at the theaters themselves.

A fiber-optic testbed has been configured to send DCI-compliant digital cinema packages (DCP) containing feature-length motion pictures from California to distribution servers at NTT’s Yokosuka R&D Center, NTT West’s Osaka Data Center, and NTT East’s Tokyo Data Center. The encrypted DCP’s received from Sony Pictures Entertainment and Warner Bros. will be distributed via NTT’s domestic fiber optic networks to Warner Mycal Cinemas Itabashi, TOHO CINEMAS Roppongi Hills and TOHO CINEMAS Takatsuki where secure 4K digital cinema playback systems provided by NTT will be used to screen feature movies on a regular schedule for paying customers using Sony SXRD 4K projectors.

This field trial is designed to allow the participants to evaluate digital distribution and digital exhibition from various perspectives including image quality, viewer response, operational efficiency, security and reporting, network performance and reliability, and the costs related to both network distribution and theater management. The field trial will implement the DCI specifications for both the 4K format of 4,096 by 2,160 pixels (total resolution of more than eight million pixels) and the 2K format at 2,048 by 1,080 pixels (total resolution of more than two million pixels).

The nine companies participating in these expanded field trials share a common conviction that the introduction of digital cinema has the potential for providing real benefits to theatre audiences, theatre owners, filmmakers and distributors. They also recognize that the potential benefits of digital cinema cannot be fully realized without industry-wide standards supporting interoperability and compatibility around the world, as detailed in the Digital Cinema Initiatives Specification that establishes and documents voluntary specifications for an open architecture for digital cinema that ensures a uniform and high level of technical performance, reliability and quality control.

The new participants are each bringing to this joint field trial unique strength that has made them leaders in their respective fields.

• Sony Pictures (SPE and SPEJ) provide distribution management and supply of D-Cinema content in accordance with DCI specifications.

• NTT East will construct and provide broadband fiber-optic links in eastern areas of Japan, establish a D-cinema distribution center in Tokyo and secure distribution system based on DCI specifications and jointly develop TCB (Theater Control Box) in cooperation with NTT West.

• Warner Mycal will provide a movie theater, manage theatrical entertainment content and operate the D-Cinema screening system used in this trial.

Note:
The Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC (DCI) was created in March 2002, as a joint venture of Disney, Fox, MGM, Paramount, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal and Warner Bros. Studios. In July 2005, after extensive testing and investigation by industry experts, all DCI Member Studios unanimously approved the publication of the DCI Digital Cinema System Specification v1.0. This specification is currently under the standardization process at SMPTE to become an international standard.


Representatives:

Al Barton, Vice President, Digital Technologies, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.
Ken Munekata, Representative Director, Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan Inc.
Chris Cookson, President, Technical Operations & Chief Technology Officer, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
William Ireton, Representative of Japan, Warner Entertainment Japan Inc.
Millard L. Ochs, President and Representative Director, Warner Mycal Corporation
Norio Wada, President and CEO of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
Toyohiko Takabe, President and CEO of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation
Shunzo Morishita, President and CEO of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone West Corporation
Hideyuki Takai, President and CEO of Toho Co., Ltd.

Contact:

Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.

Jim Kennedy
SVP Corporate Communications
Sony Pictures Entertainment
jim_kennedy@spe.sony.com
+1-310 244 6777

Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan Inc.
Hiroki Imahori, Director Sales Strategy, Film Distribution
davinci.info@spe.co.jp
+81-3-5551-0821

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Craig M. Hoffman
Director, Corporate Communications, Technology Operations
Craig.Hoffman@warnerbros.com
+1-818-954-2074

Warner Entertainment Japan Inc.
Kunio Yamada, Director, Sales Department
Kunio.yamada@warnerbros.com
+81-3-5251-6411
Warner Mycal Corporation
hiromi.kuse@warnerbros.com
+81-3-3262-0274

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
Natsumedai, Kimura, Press Relations
cinema2006@ml.hco.ntt.co.jp
+81-5205-5550

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation
Fumitoshi Imaizumi, Senior Manager, Broadband Business Development Division
cinema2006@ml.bch.east.ntt.co.jp
+81-3-3830-6142

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone West Corporation
Yamane, Ogawa, Utsumi, Kihara and Ishizaka, Broadband Application Services Department
cinema2006@bld.hq.west.ntt.co.jp
+81-6-4793-8710

Toho Co., Ltd.
Toyoda, Movie Entertainment Dept.
t_toyoda@toho.co.jp
+81-3-3591-1231



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About Sony Digital Cinema:
Sony Digital Cinema combines a full range of Sony technologies, alternative content offerings, training and service to provide a broad range of solutions for exhibitors. The world’s leading manufacturer of commercially available 4K resolution digital cinema projection systems, the group also offers Sony’s TMS (theatre management system); digital signage hardware, software and content development; security systems and Network Operations Centre (NOC) services for the exhibition community. 
Sony Digital Cinema Directory page
About Warner Bros. Pictures Distributing: Warner Bros. Pictures Distributing Directory page
About Warner Mycal Cinemas: Warner Mycal Corporation is a joint venture between Warner Bros.Entertainment and Japan's leading retailer chain Aeon Group's Aeon Retail. Ever since opening Japan's first cinema complex in 1993, the company has aggressively developed its cinemas acrossJapan, and grown into one of the biggest cinema complex operators with 60 theatres 496 screens. Besides D-BOX, the company is among the first to introduce advanced technologies and services such as RealD digital 3D cinema and leads the cinema operation business in Japan.. The company has also developed an original sound and video system called “ULTIRA”, which consists of 3-D sound effect and a mega screen covering the entire front wall, and is installed at Ohdaka and Kohoku New Town. These two multiplex theatres are also equipped with the D-BOX MFX systems and receive the support from the customers as the cinema complex with the latest facilities. Warner Mycal Cinemas Directory page
About Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation Directory page
About Toho Company Ltd.: Toho Cinemas is an exhibiting company that provides latest entertainment with a wide-ranging and diverse lineup including films, concerts, live stage performances and public viewing for sports through 67 theatres consisting of 626 screens* nationwide.    *Includes jointly managed 5 theatres 56 screens Toho Company Ltd. Directory page

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