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Dolby Laboratories develops and delivers products and technologies that make the entertainment experience more realistic and immersive. For four decades Dolby has been at the forefront of defining high-quality audio and surround sound in cinema, broadcast, home audio systems, cars, DVDs, headphones, games, televisions, and personal computers. Based in San Francisco with European headquarters in England, the company has entertainment industry liaison offices in New York and Los Angeles, and licensing liaison offices in London, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.



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.





CIELO is true proactive monitoring and support. Customers can access CIELO from any device connected to the internet, giving them the freedom to manage the customer experience outside the confines of their offices. Customers have circuit wide visibility into their theater operations so they are able to solve problems more efficiently.



Sony Digital Cinema 4K gives audiences an entertainment experience they’ll never forget in 2D or 3D. There’s a complete family of Sony 4K projection systems to suit every cinema operator, from small boutique screens to the largest multiplex. All our easy-to-use projectors deliver 4K resolution images that viewers love, bursting with rich colour and industry-leading 8000:1 average contrast ratio. Sony’s SRX-R500 series of projectors are also HDR-ready, meeting brightness and contrast requirements for screening the latest 4K movies mastered for High Dynamic Range presentation. Spectacular 4K images are matched by impressively low running costs. The long-lasting HPM multi-lamp array in all our SRX-R500 Series projectors is more energy efficient than traditional Xenon lamps, reducing routine maintenance and cutting the risk of revenue-threatening dark screens. A compelling choice for the big screens, our Premium Large Format (PLF) projection solution outshines costly first generation laser systems, with unrivalled 4K picture quality at light levels up to 60,000 lumens.

 





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.



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.



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.



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.




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.



Arts Alliance Media (AAM) is a global leader in digital cinema software and services,  offering cutting-edge solutions in software as well as installation, maintenance and support across the cinema ecosystem.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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. 



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.

Industry



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. 



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 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



Cinema Build KSA, to be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Riyadh April 14-15, will bring in all the regional stakeholders and international service providers to discuss best practices to design and build world-class cinemas in Saudi Arabia.  Cinema Build KSA is part of the MENA Cinema Forum series which has gained great reputation and foothold in the region and internationally as the leading cinema event.  The Kingdom has ambitious plans of opening over 2,500 screens in the next five years and its regulators are inviting global and local providers to participate in these business opportunities. With the licenses being issued to the first set of exhibitors, the authorities are setting up a clear road map to achieve their plan in becoming leaders in developing world-class cinemas. 



CinemaCon, held April 1-4 2019 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, is expected play host to more than 6,000 motion picture theater industry professionals. Since taking its first step in 2011, CinemaCon has evolved and grown to become the largest and most important gathering for the worldwide motion picture theater industry. CinemaCon is truly a global event attracting attendees from more than 80 countries.



CineEurope 2019, to be held June 17th - 19th, 2019, 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.

Produced by The Film Expo Group, CineEurope is the official convention of the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC), an international trade association representing cinema exhibitors and their national associations across 37 European territories whose focus is to better promote the social, cultural and economic value of cinemas in Europe and internationally.



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Los Angeles—Dec 13, 2018

SoundFi Announces Jonathan Gordon as EVP, Head of Global Operations and Business Development

Former Senior Executive at Sony Pictures Entertainment Joins SoundFi As SoundFi Prepares For its Next Stage of Growth
Photo Jonathan Gordon
SoundFi™, a revolutionary audio technology company bringing moviegoers and fans closer to the movies they love, announced today that former senior executive at Sony Pictures Entertainment Jonathan Gordon has joined the organization as Executive Vice President, Head of Global Operations and Business Development. 

Jonathan will be part of SoundFi’s senior management team and will work closely with Founder/CEO Chris Anastas, President – Entertainment Division Tracy Falco, and COO/CFO Bill Kehoe. He will be responsible for leading global strategy as well as relations with Studios, Exhibitors, and other vital partners and industry stakeholders, as the company prepares for its next stage of growth.

“Jonathan is an exceptional addition to our team,” said Chris Anastas, founder and CEO, SoundFi. “He possesses a proven and recognized track record of success delivering value through innovative thinking both domestically and internationally.  He is adept at facing the challenges of a fast-paced dynamic marketplace, gaining the respect of his movie industry peers, and we look forward to him joining our team as we embark on the next phase of our roll out building industry support and further excitement around our product offerings.”  

Jonathan joins SoundFi after 10 years at Sony Pictures Entertainment, where he was Senior Vice President, Worldwide Marketing and Distribution Operations & Strategic Partnerships.  In his role at Sony, Jonathan was pivotal to the theatrical distribution group’s global adoption and evaluation of new presentation formats and disruptive business models driving incremental box office growth, while forging and strengthening valuable commercial relationships.  Jonathan joined Sony as a legal advisor for theatrical distribution before taking on operational responsibilities where he played a key role in Sony’s support of the global digital cinema transition.  Prior to his time at Sony, Jonathan practiced law in Los Angeles at the firms Sidley Austin and Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher where he focused on complex corporate transactions. 

“I am excited to be part of a cutting-edge company that is engaging with moviegoers to personalize the entertainment experience,” said Jonathan. “When I first heard the SoundFi: At the Movies mobile app technology in the movie theater, I quickly realized that this immersive audio format could be a real gamechanger that is poised to become a lasting premium moviegoing experience, not only helping to bring to life the filmmaker vision, but elevating the way in which movies are enjoyed.”

After launching its immersive sound technology earlier this year with two titles, accompanied by special events in the U.S. and Europe, SoundFi is building its slate for 2019 and beyond. 

“Bringing Jonathan on board continues the great momentum we are making with our valued industry partners,” said Tracy Falco, President – Entertainment Division. 

Through its mobile app, the SoundFi: At the Movies gives moviegoers an option to listen to an immersive binaural version of the movie’s audio track, the result of collaborative work with the film’s creatives and SoundFi on the mixing stage.  It is a seamless, easy to use completely personalized audio experience delivered to your smartphone and enjoyed using any pair of headphones. SoundFi’s proprietary and patented synchronization technology delivers a perfect sync to smartphones without the need for wifi, Bluetooth or beacons in the cinema. The encrypted audio file automatically deletes from the device after playback of the movie.

And with SoundFi: At the Movies, moviegoers also have the option of hearing the film in multiple languages for international audiences, with director’s commentary, audio description assistance for the visually impaired as well as other audio selections, all in an immersive 3D sound format in their favorite theaters.  For more information about SoundFi, please visit, http://www.soundfi.com. 




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Photo Jonathan Gordon
About SoundFi: Based in Los Angeles and Scottsdale, AZ, SoundFi (soundfi.com) is an immersive audio delivery format optimized for headphones. Founded in 2014 by Chris Anastas, SoundFi delivers premium 360-degree sound through headphones, delivering the most immersive audio experience in the world. The company’s delivery path is through both in-theater and streaming content experiences for consumers. SoundFi’s technology works on your device and with the headphones you currently own.   Available now on iOS and coming later this year to Android. SoundFi Directory page
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Countries: United States

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