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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

Industry Partners

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.​ ​

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

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

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

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.

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New York, NY—Oct 10, 2007

Digital Cinema Veteran Larry Jacobson Joins Digeserv as President

Managing Director of Digital Entertainment Services, LLC. (“Digeserv”), Tom Davidson, announced today that Larry Jacobson will join the company as President at the end of October, 2007. Mr. Jacobson will be able to capitalize on his experience working with exhibitors, studios and suppliers as Digeserv begins rolling out its industry-neutral services to Digital Cinema.

Formed in 2006, Digeserv operates an electronic distribution digital network for the motion picture industry and its suppliers. The Digeserv platform of services delivers digital content for studios, exhibitors, alternative content providers, advertisers and other digital purveyors. In its core business, Digeserv offers a suite of services that enables theatres around the world to convert from analog 35 mm film projection systems to digital delivery at minimal cost with maximum efficiency. Digital content includes motion pictures, pre-movie programming, alternative entertainment and advertising, all of which may be received by exhibitors through the Digeserv delivery network.

“Our moniker for Digeserv since its inception has been, “Making digital work for the cinema industry,” explains Mr. Davidson, “and I cannot envision a better, more qualified individual to lead our efforts than someone with the reputation, versatility and proficiency of Larry Jacobson. His vast system design creativity and knowledge of motion imaging and display on all levels is second to none and we are very fortunate to have him onboard.”

Mr. Jacobson most recently served as President of the Entertainment Division of QuVIS, Inc. in Topeka, KS. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Strong Digital, a division of Ballantyne of Omaha, Inc.

During his 35-year career, Larry Jacobson has demonstrated his high degree of competence in both film and digital exhibition environments. His expertise in design and construction of cutting-edge multiplex cinemas, beginning in the 1980’s, is unparalleled in the theatre business. As Senior VP of AMC Theatres, he was responsible for the design, construction, equipment specification, and fixturing of thousands of screens in complexes across North America. He holds patents on a number of innovations, both in the auditoriums themselves and in the projection booths.

In 1998, Mr. Jacobson received an Academy Award for Technical Achievement for his work on the Projection System Analyzer (PSA), the benchmark technology that has become the standard for measuring luminance and analyzing each component of a projection system. He was one of only four people in NATO history to be the recipient of the Medal of Honor for Outstanding Achievement on behalf of NATO and Exhibition. He has received numerous awards, including being recognized by the Eastman Kodak Company and Dolby Laboratories for his superior contributions to cinema exhibition.

He holds multiple college degrees in business and construction engineering and remains active in many organizations. He is a Past President of the Inter-Society, former Co-chair of the NATO Technical Committee, member of the Technical Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, and the International Theatre Equipment Association., to name a few of his affiliations.

“Becoming an official part of Digeserv is a significant step,” according to Mr. Jacobson. “I’ve been involved in the development of this important new paradigm since its inception last year and consider it to be the most exhibitor-friendly model in the business. The pilot program we launched in May has proven to be very successful and, thanks to the enthusiasm and participation of the studios, theatres and audiences alike are enjoying the benefits of flawless digital presentation. Digeserv is well on its way to having thousands of screens onboard within the coming months as well as participation by independent and alternative content providers. Since I will always be an exhibitor at heart, I am proud to now be spearheading the theatres’ inauguration into this exciting era.”

For additional information about the Digeserv Digital Cinema Program, go to or contact T. M. Davidson at Mailing address: 131 Doubling Road, Greenwich, CT 06830.

About Digital Entertainment Services, LLC: Digital Entertainment Services LLC (“Digeserv”) operates an industry-wide digital network for the motion picture industry and its suppliers. The Digeserv platform of services delivers digital content for studios, exhibitors, distributors of digital content, advertisers and other digital cinema companies. In its core business, Digeserv offers a suite of services which enable theaters around the world to convert from analog 35 mm film projection systems to digital film delivery. Digital Entertainment Services, LLC Directory page

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