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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.



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.



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.



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.  





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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.





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.





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.



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.



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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 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 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. 



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.

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CineAsia 2021 has been scheduled for Dec 6-9th 2021 in Bangkok.  Check links for the latest  information. 



CineEurope 2021, has been re-scheduled for October 4-7 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 2021,  scheduled to be held in Miami from Nov 8-11, 2021 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.



CinemaCon 2021 has been scheduled for August 23-26, 2021 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  Check the links below for the latest information. 



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Topeka—Jun 23, 2006

QuVIS’ Digital Cinema System Selected for World Premiere of Walt Disney Pictures’/Jerry Bruckheimer’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” at Disneyland on June 24Th

QuVIS, Inc. today proudly announced the QuVIS Cinema System will be used to showcase the World Premiere of the highly anticipated summer feature from Walt Disney Pictures and producer Jerry Bruckheimer, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.” The QuVIS Cinema System will provide digital motion picture playback of Captain Jack Sparrow’s spectacular new big screen adventures for a select audience of filmmakers, stars from the film, and other VIP guests at Disneyland, in Anaheim, California on June 24th.

“Since 1999, QuVIS has been honored to work with Disney in promoting digital cinema,” said Larry Jacobson, President, QuVIS Entertainment Division. “Both of our companies have been pioneers in digital cinema, and like Disney, QuVIS has committed itself to providing moviegoers with new and exciting forms of entertainment. We’re very excited about participating in the world premiere of a movie that exemplifies what the movies are all about – and where they’re going in the digital future.”

QuVIS and Disney teamed up for the first commercial digital cinema release in 1999 with the box office smash, “Toy Story 2.” The initial digital cinema release was played back on QuVIS’ first generation server, the QuBIT, in the company’s QPE™ format. Since then, over a dozen Disney releases have been played back on QuVIS servers worldwide, including such recent animated favorites as “Chicken Little” and “Cars”. For the world premiere screening, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” will be stored and played-back on QuVIS’ third generation QuVIS Cinema System, in JPEG2000.

Lylle Breier, senior vice president of worldwide special events for Buena Vista Pictures Distribution said, “We’re delighted to have QuVIS on board for our big event at Disneyland this Saturday, and we appreciate their dedication to high quality. ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest’ has some of the most incredible effects shots captured on screen and some breathtaking action sequences, and digital cinema is making it possible for our Premiere guests to see the film under optimal conditions.”

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”, starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley, is an all new tale chronicling the further misadventures of Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp). When Sparrow discovers he owes a blood debt to Davy Jones, he must find a way out of his predicament or else be doomed to eternal damnation. His problems collide with the wedding plans of Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley), who find their futures inextricably tied to Jack’s own uncertain fate.

Digital cinema audiences who see ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Mans’ Chest’ weeks after its debut will see the same pristine image enjoyed by those who attend opening night. Over 200 domestic and international feature length motion pictures have been shown using QuVIS digital imaging servers, utilizing JPEG2000 or QPE™ technology. QuVIS’ leading edge technology allows for multiple formats, offering exhibitors the ability to present a wider variety of high fidelity content such as independent films, high quality advertising, sporting events and locally produced content – along with single server 3D and 4K capabilities. Outside North America, such content is often mastered in QuVIS' QPE format - the same encoding technology used by NASA for its launch imaging.

“PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN’S CHEST” from Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films, opens in theaters everywhere on July 7th.


About QuVIS, Inc.: Quvis Technologies Inc. is a provider of digital cinema software and service. Quvis offers filmmakers, post-production houses and exhibitors a fast, reliable and attractively priced alternative for creating, archiving and distributing studio quality DCPs. For nearly two decades Quvis Technologies, Inc, a Seacoast Capital Partners company, has invented technology to move vast amounts of data in real time with extraordinary visual representation quality. Quvis' patented Quality Priority Encoding (QPE) enables ultra high quality image storage in an efficient format, without risking the distortion that often accompanies compression techniques. Quvis products have been trusted by more than 2,000 customers for digital mastering and cinema playback including Pixar, Universal, Paramount, Sony/Columbia Pictures, Fox, Miramax, Lucas Films, Warner Brothers, Light Storm, and DreamWorks. QuVIS, Inc. Directory page
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