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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.



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.



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.



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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.





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.



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 over 80 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.



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.





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.  





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.

Industry Partners



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.
 




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 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 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.​ ​



Shows & Events



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




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.



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.


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Topeka, KS—Sep 12, 2006

QuVIS Integrates Forensic Marking By Thomson in Digital Cinema Systems

QuVIS, Inc., the leading provider of digital cinema solutions, is pleased to announce that it has completed testing and will begin shipping the watermarking solution developed by Thomson, the global technology company serving the media and entertainment industries, in its commercial grade cinema systems. With the integration of Thomson’s forensic watermarking, the QuVIS’ Cinema System will support an essential tool in the battle against piracy, a worldwide problem that cost Hollywood studios $6.1 billion in 2005, according to statistics released by the Motion Picture Association of America (May 3, 2006).

QuVIS’ Cinema System Series line of commercial grade servers deliver unsurpassed image quality in DCI JPEG2000, or its own patented wavelet compression technology, Quality Priority Encoding (QPE™). The Cinema Series supports resolutions through 4K and provides transparent real-time playback of a 2K image from a 4K master as well as optional 3D. In addition to film-resolution playback, the QuVIS Cinema series supports current video broadcast standards including High Definition and Standard Definition at guaranteed quality levels. The systems approach includes integrated support for automation control and audio, as well as optional show and theatre management system components.

“QuVIS continues to add features as specified by the DCI, with more to be commercialized in the following months,” says Larry Jacobson President of the Entertainment division “It is our intent to offer the most compelling and innovative features in the digital cinema industry. The addition of Thomson’s watermarking to our commercial grade Cinema System is yet another step in that process.”

Part of Thomson Content Security’s comprehensive NexGuard™ suite of security tools, Thomson’s watermarking technologies help eliminate illegal recording and other attempts to pirate copyrighted content without impacting the viewer experience. The solution embeds the time, date and location of content playback through a unique, invisible data replacement process. Thomson’s forensic mark exceeds the digital cinema specifications set by the Hollywood studio consortium, Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI) in its robustness, capacity to store forensic information and the ability to yield implicating data from a small amount of footage.

"We are very pleased that QuVIS has recognized the leading-edge qualities of our watermarking solution," says Perry Weinstein, Director of Sales for Thomson. “With the help of QuVIS, NexGuard’s watermarking tools will continue to penetrate new markets worldwide.”


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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Apr 15, 2008 QuVIS Advances Digital Cinema with QuVIS Cinema Player 4™
Apr 10, 2008 QuVIS Unveils Real-time JPEG2000 Mastering Options for the QuVIS Acuity
Apr 8, 2008 QuVIS promotes Michael Paulson to Chief Operating Officer
Nov 14, 2007 QuVIS and REAL D Present ‘Beowulf’ in 3D
Nov 12, 2007 QuVIS Announces 3D JPEG2000 Support for the QuVIS Cinema Player™
Nov 8, 2007 QuVIS Serves New All Digital Stadium Cinema in Historic Harrisburg
May 18, 2007 QuVIS' Digital Cinema Player™ Selected for World Premiere of Walt Disney Pictures’/Jerry Bruckheimer’S “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’S End” at Disneyland on May 19Th
Mar 12, 2007 Digeserv Delivers Digital Cinema to Motion Picture Industry with QuVIS and Barco
Sep 25, 2006 QuVIS and ‘Still Life’: an Award Winning Combination

Sep 6, 2006 QuVIS Brings 4K Mastering and Playback Technology to IBC 2006
Aug 28, 2006 QuVIS Preferred Digital Cinema System Provider to Venice Film Festival
Jul 17, 2006 QuVIS Provides Single Server 3D ‘Monster House’
Jun 27, 2006 QuVIS Enables 3D At Cinema Expo 2006
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
Jun 8, 2006 QuVIS Performs With Pixar’s “Cars”
Jun 5, 2006 QuVIS to Preview the Future of Digital Presentation at Infocomm 2006
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