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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.

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.

Strong Cinema, a segment of Ballantyne Strong, Inc., consists of:

Strong Technical Services, that offers a comprehensive suite of cinema-focused services, including installation, maintenance, and technical support, to exhibitors throughout the United States.

Strong MDI, 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.

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.

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.

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 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.​ ​

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.

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. 

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.

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

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Mumbai—May 29, 2018

ENVOY Launches IONTAC Digital Cinema Package (DCP) Server to upgrade multiplex screen quality in India.

Mumbai based Envoy presents high quality IONTAC Digital Cinema Play Server -DCP Server- CinePlay S1, South Korea’s main choice for high quality DCI compliant DCP playout of Hollywood movies. 

Envoy will target the approximately 2000 independent screens transitioning to DCI compliant standard from their existing E-Cinema sub-standard digital projection. DCI standard implies a 2K projection system to ensure high quality. ENVOY introduces South Korean proven technology - High-end Real time decoding of 2K@24fps play of encrypted DCP at Playback rates of 250Mbps. Also XYZ to RGB colour conversion. 

Based out of Mumbai’s Bollywood district – Juhu, Santacruz - Envoy is established since 1985, delivering solutions in pro audio and digital media production till 2008. Its history of technology transfer in the optical media industry led to DVD mastering and replication facilities. 

IONTAC CinePlay S1 supports any DCI compliant projector. ION-CP4K-S1 is perfectly compatible with DCI 1.2.Capable of playing JPEG2000 digital movies (DCP-Digital Cinema Packages). 2L flat cinemascope. Video output resolution-HD,2K,4K @ 24p, 25p, 30p, 50i, 60i. Envoy brings you a complete solution for Digital Cinema Solutions for digital cinema include CineStor – CineStor is a central storage server for the S1 Cinema Server. 

CineMaster- The CineMaster server is a Windows / Linux 64bit E5 Xeon server optimized for easyDCP. easyDCP Creator family is available from IONTAC-Envoy. The final step in Motion Picture Production for digital cinema production is the production of DCP (Digital Cinema Package) for digital cinema screening. easyDCP Creator provides an intuitive interface for DCP creation and can easily create DCP compliant DCP Master. 

easyDCP Player – easyDCP Player is used to play JPEG2000 encoded DCP file and also used to export DCP to Quicktime Mov or Sequence file (J2c, Tiff, DPX). The powerful export function of easyDCP Player outputs video files and audio files that can output to Quick Time Mov using Sequence file or various codecs. 

easyDCP KDM Generator – easyDCP KDM Generator provides the ability to create and distribute a key for decryption to an encrypted digital movie DCP for security. Movie subtitle creation software – Subtitles to be screened at the theatre use CinemaXML subtitlesfile and are packed together with DCP. EZTitle is compatible with all CineCanvas and Overlay methods of subtitles used in digital movies and is compatible with all the Cinema Server Projectors. 

Chaitanya Chopra, CEO at Envoy is confident of multiplex growth adopting IONTAC “India yet possesses lowest per capita movie screen density and projections for new screen as well investment in Bollywood box office is positive. Sentiment is positive for Investment in content production as well theatre distribution. Box office stakes determine Bollywood break even and production costs. Envoy is offering high quality Korean technology which is ideal for Indian market adoption. We are working closely with all multiplex operators. Only cost effective multiplex will achieve expansion in India” 

Chopra projects a new future for cinema screens “There is a game changer in screen(ing) technology. Envoy is in planning and preparation to offer next-gen cinema screening solutions in 2018.” 

IONTAC CinePlay S1 allows to play any DCP with any projector. That is the key to a neutral market. The CinePlay S1 is a growth impetus for cinema theatres at a time when the movie industry needs a neutrality and transparency. 

James Ahn, CEO, IONTAC, says “Introduction of CinePlay S1 to Indian market is important to IONTAC. I believe our easy and superior DCP server is highly suitable for Indian market and Envoy is ideal for cultivating Indian market who share similar aims as our company to convert multiplexes to a neutral technology” 

About Envoy Marketing & Distributors: Envoy is presently distributor in western India of Cannon Broadcast and Cinema Camera range, including Pro DV + lenses. In the near future Envoy will also offer OTT solutions to Indian broadcasters

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