ajor Cineplex will receive the “Cinionic Technology
Innovator of the Year Award.” This year’s edition of CineAsia is being held in
Hong Kong from 10-13 December.
“As the leader in digital technology solutions in cinema, it is only
fitting that the first Cinionic award goes to Major Cineplex as they are a global
leader in the innovation of cinema standards,” said Andrew Sunshine, President of The Film Expo Group. “We
could not have thought of a more deserving recipient of this award in 2018.”
Under Vicha Poolvaraluk’s
Cineplex is looked upon as Thailand’s leading innovator in cinema standards. In
addition to being ahead of the game with the latest trends and technologies,
Major Cineplex is at the top when it comes to communication and services. Major
has achieved quite a bit in 24 years and has proven its stance as a leader in the
Global Entertainment Industry.
Some of their accomplishments include being
the first exhibitor in the world to install ScreenX outside of the CGV network; becoming Thailand’s first IMAX cinema
in Southeast Asia in
1998; and featuring 4DX format, being the third cinema operator worldwide.
“Building on the heritage of Barco, technology
innovation is at the core of what we do,” comments Wim Buyens, CEO of Cinionic.
“Major Cineplex truly elevates the movie experiences for their customers. We’re
honored to award them as our technology innovator of the year.”
Currently, Major Cineplex operates in three
countries; Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, with 147 cinemas in total.
About GDC Technology Limited – Official Presenting Sponsor
GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’) is a leading digital cinema
solutions provider. GDC develops, manufactures and sells media servers,
integrated cinema automation solutions, portable and enterprise series storage
systems, theatre management systems and circuit-wide centralized management
systems, and network operations center software for the global cinema
industry. GDC is a licensee of the DTS:X object-based immersive sound
technology from DTS, Inc. for the development of its media servers. In
addition, GDC also provides a suite of digital cinema products and services,
including integrated projection systems, 3D products, projector lamps and
silver screens. Since 2009, GDC Digital Cinema Network
Limited, a GDC subsidiary, has managed VPF for up to
6,300 theatre screens and with more than 650 studios or motion
picture distributors worldwide. For more information, please visit www.gdc-tech.com About Cinionic
Cinionic is transforming cinema,
providing comprehensive WOW entertainment solutions to movie exhibitors across
the globe. We help turn imagination into reality and ensure peace of mind for
our customers by offering innovative services and flexible use of capital for a
new era. Combining the technology expertise and heritage of our partners,
Cinionic powers exceptional experiences across the entire theater to engage
visitors at multiple touchpoints in their cinema journey.
Cinionic is a joint venture among Barco, Appotronics, and CFG, with offices in
the United States, Belgium, Hong Kong, and Mexico; the legal entity is planned
to take effect end of 2018. Visit www.cinionic.com
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for more info. About
CineAsia will take place from 10-13 December 2018 at the Hong
Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong. 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.
Film Expo Group
The Film Expo Group is the premier organizer of events in the
motion picture industry. The Film Expo Group produces CineAsia, held in Hong
Kong; CineEurope, held in Barcelona; and ShowEast, held in Miami. Additionally,
the group publishes, Film Journal International
a trade magazine and website covering the motion picture industry with a
special emphasis on theatrical exhibition.
Additional information on CineAsia can be found at www.cineasia.com