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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.



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.  





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.





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.





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.



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.

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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 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 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.
 


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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.



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




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.



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 www.cineasia.com.


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London—Dec 19, 2006

Odeon Announces Europe’s First DCI Compliant Fully Digital Multiplexes

ODEON & UCI Cinemas is announcing a ground-breaking step in digital projection. Two of the cinema chain’s larger sites – at Hatfield (Hertfordshire), and at Surrey Quays (London Docklands) – are having end-to-end, state-of-the-art digital projection systems installed in all 18 screens, to the industry agreed DCI standards. This makes them the first multiplex sites in Europe to be fully digital and fully DCI compliant.

Cinemas have traditionally projected using celluloid film. Digital projection means that the film is held digitally on a secure server at the cinema. The benefit to the audience is the improved picture quality on screen, which is maintained over the entire life of the film because the digital image will never degrade.

Digital projection not only provides increased exhibition efficiencies because a movie can be easily expanded to multiple screens (which cannot be accomplished with conventional 35mm film prints), but it will also facilitate the evolution of 3D cinema and other exciting new applications. Another clear advantage is that the film will be encrypted and watermarked, which will serve to help reduce piracy.

The decision to go fully digital provides ODEON and the rest of the industry with a valuable learning opportunity. This will include testing the working systems, the security systems, the content supply systems and the economic model. ODEON will also of course gather customer feedback. This testing and feedback will enable ODEON to prepare its future digital roll out plans, and agree these along with the economic model, with Film Distributors and technology providers.

The following distributors are already committed to participating in the two-cinema deployment: Lionsgate UK, Paramount Pictures, Pathé Distribution, Sony Pictures Releasing International, Twentieth Century Fox, and Universal Pictures International. More distributors and content providers will be joining during the course of the test deployment.

Technology suppliers Kodak, NEC and Bell Theatre Services will install and maintain the equipment at Hatfield, while Cinemeccanica, Doremi and Arts Alliance will support Surrey Quays, during the test.

To date, digital projectors have been installed on a limited basis. This is the first time a whole multiplex cinema has been equipped and is DCI compliant. This enables a digital master to be transferred from screen to screen negating the need for an analogue print to be present at the cinema and creating key savings.

Rupert Gavin, CEO ODEON & UCI Cinemas said; “We’re delighted to be leading the digital revolution - this is an exciting time for both ODEON and for the industry. Despite having digital technology for some time, this will be the first time we’ve seen whole cinemas going digital on this scale in Europe. This is an invaluable step if we are to make digital a reality for all our cinemas and deliver the economic benefits – something we hope to get right and implement over the next few years.”

Julian Levin, Executive Vice President, Digital Exhibition, Twentieth Century Fox, commented, “We are delighted to participate in Odeon’s beta test of digital projection systems in the UK and are equally pleased that Odeon has chosen to adopt the DCI standard which Fox considers vital to a successful roll-out of digital cinema and adoption of a single standard.”
 



About Odeon Cinemas Group:
ODEON Cinemas Group is proud to be Europe's largest cinema operator, with leading brands in the UK, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Finland, and a strong presence in Norway, Germany and Portugal.  In Europe, we welcome more than 100 million guests each year to enjoy great hospitality while watching the latest films and entertainment in more than 290 cinemas and 2,500 screens.  Our brand purpose is to make movies better by developing world-class cinemas that deliver memorable entertainment experiences for our guests, whilst offering fantastic careers for our people.

We pride ourselves on delivering more immersive big screen experiences, with Luxe fully reclining seats offering optimum space and comfort; coupled with the very best in sight and sound innovation through our own iSense screens and our partnerships with IMAX and Dolby Cinema. We have evolved our experiences to be more seamless for guests, through investment in digital booking platforms and rewarding membership and subscription
schemes. We believe that to make movies better you need a passionate and dedicated team to make the cinema experience more memorable for our guests, as well as a wide selection of quality food and beverage options to make the experience more delicious. As an AMC company, ODEON Cinemas Group is part of the largest movie exhibition company in the world with around 950 theatres and 10,500 screens across the globe. Together, we make movies better.
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