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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.



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.




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.





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.




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.



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.



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.



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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.





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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.

Industry Partners



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 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.
 




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. 

Shows & Events



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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Cypress, Calif.—Apr 1, 2019

Christie RealLaser Projectors Put Cinemaworld’s West Melbourne, Florida Multiplex on Forefront of Technology with RGB Laser Brilliance

Florida’s Cinemaworld has gained the leading edge in cinema projection and is amazing movie-goers with the ultimate experience in visual entertainment, thanks to the installation of Christie RealLaser™ projection systems at its West Melbourne theater complex.
 
Christie®, a leader in creating and sharing the world’s best visual and audio experiences, has delivered and valued-integrator Bright Star Systems has installed 14 Christie CP2315-RGB 2K pure laser projectors at Cinemaworld that leverage the advanced technologies of the Christie RealLaser illumination platform. This provides movie-goers with images that excel in clarity and color rendition, and enable performance and operational lifetime advantages, including a lower cost of ownership, for the exhibitor than competing illumination systems could supply.
 
“Since we first opened our doors in 2002, we have always been in the forefront of the digital rollout, but we think the installation of Christie RealLaser projectors is something special, and will be a very big draw for us,” said Jim Deal, Senior Vice-President, Operations, Cinemaworld of Florida. “This technology makes us excited about what the future holds, as this pocket of the market is very competitive and we’re fighting for every guest, so we need the real competitive advantage that will draw in the crowds, which Christie RGB laser technology provides.”
 
The screens range from 30 to 48 feet and seating from 100 to 270 guests per auditorium. Currently, a renovation is underway that will also see the reconfiguration of two remaining theaters into a single Premium Large Format (PLF) showcase with projection powered by Christie’s 4K resolution CP4325-RGB projector, brilliantly illuminating a 60-foot screen for the up to 300 moviegoers expected at its June opening.
 
“The 14 theaters with the new Christie RealLaser projectors are already delighting customers with brilliant pictures, and the PLF theater that is on schedule for the opening this summer will continue the magic,” said Doug Teetor, President, Bright Star Systems.  “Cinemaworld are very happy with the extremely positive feedback they have received from customers about the clarity, resolution and brightness of the movies they are now watching, thanks to Christie pure laser technology. These state-of-the-art systems deliver astounding visuals in both 2K and 4K resolution, and offer greatly improved color and contrast for audiences, as well as operational efficiencies for cinema owners.”
 
Big Electricity Savings with Christie RealLaser Contribute to Exhibitor’s Bottom Line
 
Deal added: “We also wanted the efficiencies and savings offered by Christie’s RGB pure laser projectors’ compact and cost-effective design. We believe that each of our new digital projectors is pulling about 1,200 watts total of power compared to the 3,000 to 6,000 watts for lamps alone that our previous, xenon-projectors used. The result is that we are now powering all 14 laser projectors for the same amount of power we used for just three of the old xenon lamp projectors.”
 
“By the way, the area around West Melbourne is one of the lightning capitals of the world. We are constantly subjected to momentary power outages caused by lightning. We looked for any options that would allow us to put the entire system on a battery backup UPS, so that when we get those short, one-second outages, the show goes on without interruption. In fact, 95 percent of the power outages are for a mere second or two at a time,” Deal explained. “With our Christie RGB laser projectors, we’ve now eliminated this potential sore point for our guests who no longer have to put up with interruptions they used to endure while we reset the projection systems. Now the show will go on. It’s not glitzy and glamorous, but it’s a real benefit to not lose power.”
 


About Christie: Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual and audio technologies company and a wholly owned subsidiary of Ushio Inc., Japan (JP: 6925). Christie revolutionized the movie industry with the launch of digital cinema projection, and since 1929 has embraced innovation and broken many technology barriers. From the world’s largest mega-events to the smallest applications, our technology—from advanced RGB pure laser and SDVoE technology to image processing and LED display solutions—empowers people to create the world’s best shared experiences. Visit www.christiedigital.com. Christie Directory page
About Bright Star Systems Corp.: Doug Teetor and Mel Hopland formed a new partnership in the cinema supply/consulting/service industry with the opening of a new Bright Star Systems Corp office in Minneapolis in June, 2002. This office operates under the corporate umbrella of the Boston-based Bright Star Systems Corp. The company has been recognized by the International Cinema Technology Association with the Rodney Award for “Dealer of the Year” four times. Bright Star enjoys the reputation of a solidly operated company that strives to take the best possible care of its client base, while maintaining excellent relationships with its vendors and employees.

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About CinemaWorld of FL, Inc: Cinemaworld of FL, Inc. operates with a mission to create Joy in the communities they serve. Founded in 2002, it operates with 49 screens across four theatres in Florida, Rhode Island and Massachusetts (opening in 2019) under the Cinemaworld, CW Theatres and The Majestic brands. The company also operates a Family Entertainment Center in Rhode Island, CW Lanes & Games. Privately held, family-owned and based in Vero Beach, FL, Cinemaworld focuses on maximizing the employee and customer experience. Maintaining the highest standards of quality, technology and innovation makes Cinemaworld THE premier entertainment destination in each of its markets. CinemaWorld of FL, Inc Directory page

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