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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.  

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.

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.

Industry Partners

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.​ ​

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 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. 

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.

Shows & Events

CinemaCon 2022 has been scheduled for April 25 - 28, 2022 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  Check the links below for the latest information. 

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

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.

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.

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Miami, FL, and Paris, France—Feb 1, 2020

Pathé Netherlands Signs Customer Agreement With CIELO

CIELO, the global leader in cinema device monitoring and data analytics, along with one of the best-known names in the European Cinema Industry – Pathé, recognized for its long history of innovation, creativity and state-of-the-art solutions, announced today an agreement to deploy CIELO Cinema Enterprise solution for all their sites in the Netherlands. This agreement confirms the leadership position of both companies in the pursuit of innovation, efficiency, and great customer experience. 

The agreement has been implemented by Unique X, Pathé’s long-time provider of the RossettaBridge Theater Management System (TMS). CIELO's solution will act as a complement to Unique X's platform. This will bolster Pathé’s operational efficiency as a whole, adding unique capabilities such as automated task assignment for equipment maintenance, shows interruptions prevention and smart system alerting to manage the theatres’ equipment proactively.
With the inception of CIELO Enterprise to its operations, Pathé’s approach to the use of technology and automation will be further enhanced and situate the cinema giant at the forefront of innovation within the industry.
In today's highly demanding entertainment industry where customer experience and quality of service are the key differentiators, Pathé is, once again, taking the lead with its strategic partner Unique X. "It is exciting to see an existing RosettaBridge TMS customer expand their range of software services by adding the CIELO Enterprise product. We have been lucky enough to work with Pathé Netherlands for a number of years, for services such as BaseKey and RosettaNet. To remain involved in the ongoing drive for innovation and improvement of service provided by Pathé to their customers is a privilege," said Mark Stephen, Sales Director of Unique X. 
"We are thrilled to welcome Pathé to the CIELO community. A community of the most innovative and fast-growing Exhibitors in the market," said Rafael Garzon, VP Customer Growth at CIELO.  "We are looking forward to helping Pathé optimize its operations and increase customer experience so they can focus their talent and investments on building new services and expanding existing services for their customers."
“From one central location in the Netherlands, the Pathé Operations Center (POC) manage  all 246 screens for Pathé. We not only make sure content and playlists are available in time for every show, but also that the hardware in the booth is in peak condition so that every performance is the best we can offer. Cielo helps us to streamline our work and its alert notification system helps us to fix warnings before it becomes a problem and thus preventing black screens.”
CIELO Enterprise will be adding innovation around technician dispatch, software upgrade and customer feedback management that Pathé will be able to leverage with this agreement.
About Pathé
At the forefront of European cinema, Pathé is present in the various professions of production (France, United Kingdom), distribution (France, United Kingdom, Switzerland) and cinema exhibition (France, Netherlands , Switzerland, Belgium, Tunisia). In 2018, Pathé had a turnover of 872 million euros and employed, at the end of 2018, 4,142 people in five countries.
About Pathé NL
Pathé is the first and largest cinema brand in the Netherlands with 30 cinemas, 246 screens and 1,900 employees, including the Euroscoop locations acquired on 13 November 2019. This makes Pathé the market leader and offers the ultimate cinema experience for everyone. Thanks to the wide range of films, live streams of opera and sports, the latest techniques such as IMAX, 4DX, Dolby Cinema and ScreenX, and the organisation of business events, Pathé makes every day a special day.
About Unique X
Unique X is a brand for the future of digital cinema, providing intelligent autonomous solutions and content services.   Unique X operates in 70 countries globally. To date, more than 75 million GB of data has been transferred, and over 62 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.
Contact for more information - +44 (0) 161 457 0050
CIELO is the Global Leader in Cinema device monitoring, data analytics and customer experience. CIELO's leadership is rooted in its proven ROI; every $1 invested in the platform results in $10 saving and its global presence in over 50 countries.  CIELO has a total of 40,000 connected devices, 18,000 theater screens, and over 250M of requests and alerts managed daily.   Solutions Include CIELO Cinema, CIELO Command and CIELO Ad Reporting.

About CIELO: CIELO is an enterprise software company that unlocks business efficiency through machine connectivity. Founded in 2015, CIELO is the fastest growing software leader enabling customers to compete in the new era of cinema with next generation technology. CIELO’s software solutions are agnostic and support the multivendor environments that exhibitors have today.  They are installed in over 16,000 screens in over 50 countries processing over 56 billion transactions a year. CIELO Directory page
About Pathé: At the forefront of European cinema, Pathé is present in the various professions of production (France, United Kingdom), distribution (France, United Kingdom, Switzerland) and cinema exhibition (France, Netherlands , Switzerland, Belgium, Tunisia). In 2018, Pathé had a turnover of 872 million euros and employed, at the end of 2018, 4,142 people in five countries. Pathé Directory page
About Pathe Netherlandes: Pathé is the first and largest cinema brand in the Netherlands, founded in Paris in 1896 by true pioneers in the field of film: the Pathé brothers. Pathé has 30 locations, 247 screens and 1,500 employees in the Netherlands, including the Euroscoop locations taken over on 13 November 2019. Pathé is the market leader and offers the ultimate cinema experience for everyone. Thanks to the wide range of films, live streams of opera and sports, the latest techniques such as IMAX, 4DX, Dolby Cinema and ScreenX, and the organization of business events, Pathé makes every day a special day. Pathe Netherlandes Directory page

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