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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.





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.  





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.



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.



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.



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.





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.





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. 



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 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.



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.​ ​



Shows & Events



-- cancelled --  CineAsia 2021 has been scheduled for Dec 6-9th 2021 in Bangkok.  Check links for the latest  information. 



ShowEast 2021 -- cancelled --,  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.



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 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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Huntsville, Alabama—Jan 31, 2008

XPAND Launches 3D Digital Platform At U.S. Space & Rocket Center

XPAND, a worldwide provider of 3D Digital cinematic experiences,announces the unveiling of their turnkey system at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s Gala Event.  Celebrating NASA’s 50th anniversary of the country’s first space mission, the event will be attended by several esteemed astronauts such as Buzz Aldrin and James Lovell, including a host of well-known celebrities and media.  During the event there will be a televised live broadcast feed delivered through the XPAND 3D Digital Theater.

Enveloping the US institutional marketplace, XPAND’S 3D theater will present a special preview of nWave Pictures, Fly Me to the Moon, a wonderful family-oriented, adventure 3D animation film scheduled for release late summer ‘08. With a storyline that pays tribute to “man’s first walk on the moon,” with voiceover’s by some of Hollywood’s most famous actors, XPAND is extremely honored to be part of this memorable and prestigious event that reflects on both history and accomplishment. The theater will officially open to the public on Saturday, 9 February.

“XPAND is ‘over the moon’ to have the U.S. Space & Rocket Center join our circle of 3D theaters,” says Maria Costeira, CEO of XPAND. “We’re committed to the research and development of future technologies and every facet of exploration, so there is no better fit than our new partners. We envision there will be more and more 3D films produced each year to capture audiences in a unique way—through 3D where there can be no better or more emotive experience.”

As a young company with vision and drive, XPAND recently adopted a new 3D Active Glasses™ technology, originally engineered and developed by NuVision in Portland, OR.  Joining forces with XPAND, this new infrared (IR) delivery system is regarded by many independents, Hollywood 3D filmmakers and producers as the most optimal 3D viewing platform.  Both flexible and adaptable to any theater environment, XPAND’S exclusive technology offers a completely modern way of bringing 3D to the screen.

Through momentous efforts in penetrating the US market over the last six months, XPAND has now successfully built a network of over 100+ theater sites worldwide. As part of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center’s theater environment, scheduled to open to the public mid-February, XPAND installed and integrated a fully DCI compliant 2K digital projector and server, to complement the XPAND 3D technologies.

By developing a band of experience-driven theaters, XPAND sets the stage to provide full turnkey solutions for a new generation of defined moviegoers. Further differentiating XPAND, is the availability to a large library of alternative 3D content extending to all types of educational programs. XPAND’s philosophy is their theaters are the type of experience audiences will come to expect. With a strong 3D partner alliance, precision integration complemented by dramatic entertainment, the future of the XPAND brand can be seen on the horizon.

Behind the XPAND venture is Kolosej, a well-known European entertainment company that developed XPAND'S combination of advanced technologies by merging a group of prominent content providers and 3D entertainment professionals.

XPAND offers unique theaters in three (3) turnkey opportunities:
  • X3D - A basic solution includes the exceptional 3D Active Glasses™ system, DCI compliant digital projection, server and related services
  • X4D - The enhanced solution adds multi-sensory in-theater effects to the basic system
  • X6D - This premiere solution adds the sensation of movement and interactivity to the entire 3D Digital Theater experience for complete immersion.
XPAND is on course to partner with hundreds of domestic and international theater exhibitors this year that will enjoy substantial returns from XPAND’s high-end technology, ongoing operations and creative marketing.

X6D USA Inc., (dba XPAND) Technologies Division is located in Los Angeles, CA and specializes in design, engineering and installation of fully integrated DCI compliant theater systems; audio/visual displays and show controls, digital signage and a host of other interactive and immersive technology applications.


About XPAND: XPAND 3D is the global leader in 3D technologies for cinema, with systems used by almost 10,000 3D cinemas in more than 50 countries. XPAND 3D is also the 3D solution of choice for home, business, post-production, education, military, medical, and professional 3D applications. XPAND 3D designs, manufactures, and OEMs, a range of consumer electronics 3D solutions that are driving the 3D revolution. XPAND is committed to advancing the state-of-the art in technology to provide consumers, businesses, educators and medical professionals with the comprehensive advantages of stereoscopic 3D. XPAND provides glasses on a linear scale from the most advanced and feature-packed, for sophisticated surgical, training, and home theater, to more ruggedized and affordable for cinema and mass-market use. X6D Limited is a global company whose products and services are marketed under the XPAND brand name. XPAND Directory page
About XPAND: XPAND is a global immersive digital imaging technologies company that has been consistently delivering tour-de-force disruptive innovations through visionary technology development. Constantly striving to connect digital display technologies, virtual and augmented reality, 3D printing, the smart world of Internet of things, XPAND has a proven track record in offering a wide range of engineering products, services and manufacturing to markets such as CE (through licensing and OEM), retail, pro AV, entertainment, education, medical and automotive amongst so many others. XPAND Directory page

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