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CES+ is the premier partner in cinema solutions. For the past 35 years has been a pioneer delivering innovative first-in-market technology and will revolutionize the industry with his one-of-a-kind Cinema-as-a-Service solution offering to become the disruptive facilitator of the evolution of the modern movie theater operation. CES+ is headquartered in Miami, Florida, and serves clients 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.



Sony Digital Cinema 4K gives audiences an entertainment experience they’ll never forget in 2D or 3D. There’s a complete family of Sony 4K projection systems to suit every cinema operator, from small boutique screens to the largest multiplex. All our easy-to-use projectors deliver 4K resolution images that viewers love, bursting with rich colour and industry-leading 8000:1 average contrast ratio. Sony’s SRX-R500 series of projectors are also HDR-ready, meeting brightness and contrast requirements for screening the latest 4K movies mastered for High Dynamic Range presentation. Spectacular 4K images are matched by impressively low running costs. The long-lasting HPM multi-lamp array in all our SRX-R500 Series projectors is more energy efficient than traditional Xenon lamps, reducing routine maintenance and cutting the risk of revenue-threatening dark screens. A compelling choice for the big screens, our Premium Large Format (PLF) projection solution outshines costly first generation laser systems, with unrivalled 4K picture quality at light levels up to 60,000 lumens.

 





DCIP is the largest digital cinema integrator in the world and provides industry leading software and management solutions to exhibitors and distributors. 

Cinergy is an enterprise suite of tools that helps you track, monitor, and efficiently manage cinema operations in one centralized platform.




CIELO is true proactive monitoring and support. Customers can access CIELO from any device connected to the internet, giving them the freedom to manage the customer experience outside the confines of their offices. Customers have circuit wide visibility into their theater operations so they are able to solve problems more efficiently.



Moving Image Technologies manufacturers and markets a full complement of cinema exhibition equipment and services to support the industry’s transition to digital cinema, including: custom engineering, systems design, integration, digital technology solutions for 3D, digital cinema, pre-feature on-screen advertising and components. Moving Image Technologies’ mission is to have the most talented, passionate people in cinema working to provide the best presentation tools for the cinema exhibition industry.



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.



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.



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.





Bardan Cinema has been a leader in cinema equipment sales in Latin America and the Caribbean for over 40 years. With a well-established reputation and broad customer base that spans independent boutique theaters to large multiplexes, Bardan provides total solutions and services ranging from cinema design, equipment sales, installation, monitoring and VPF implementation. In collaboration with D-Cinema NOC, Bardan now offers comprehensive 24/7/365 proactive monitoring and remote support to exhibitors throughout the region.



Arts Alliance Media (AAM) is a global leader in digital cinema software and services,  offering cutting-edge solutions in software as well as installation, maintenance and support across the cinema ecosystem.



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.



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.



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 NEC's digital cinema projectors meet DCI specifications for performance and reliability, meeting the requirements of today’s cinema industry. 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.



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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.





Qube Cinema is committed to creating a seamless world of Digital Cinema with products that are innovative, powerful, reliable and cost-effective. Qube Cinema is a company with a passion for cinema and a thorough understanding of film, video, audio and computer technology along with vast experience in the production, post-production and exhibition industries - a unique combination of expertise that has helped in the development of the company's digital cinema technology.



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 65 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.

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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.



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. 

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CineAsia will take place at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre on December 9-12, 2019.  Nowhere else in Asia can you accomplish as much in a short period of time to sustain, and help grow your business in the year to come. Join your cinema exhibition, distribution, and motion picture industry colleagues for 4 days of networking and product presentations and screening of major Hollywood films soon to be released. CineAsia attendees will also get an opportunity to visit the Trade Show where you can learn about the latest equipment, products, and technologies to stay ahead of the trends.



ShowEast 2019,  held in Miami from Oct 14-17 2019 at the  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 2020 to be held June 22th - 25th, 2022, 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.

Produced by The Film Expo Group, CineEurope is the official convention of the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC), an international trade association representing cinema exhibitors and their national associations across 37 European territories whose focus is to better promote the social, cultural and economic value of cinemas in Europe and internationally.



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Paris—Nov 13, 2018

Ymagis Presents its New Virtual Reality Activities with the Opening of its First Illucity Adventure Park

  • Illucity, the virtual reality adventure park, and CinemaNext VR, the virtual reality arcade offer
  • The Group aims to open several dozen Illucity centres and at least 200 arcade sites in partnership with cinema exhibitors worldwide by the end of 2020 
Ymagis Group, the European specialist in digital technologies for the film industry, today presents its new virtual reality activities.
 
Creation of a structured offer in line with market expectations
Since Ymagis Group was founded, it has pursued an innovation policy placing it at the heart of the digital transformation of the entertainment industry. Today, this industry is experiencing a new revolution with the irruption of virtual reality technologies (VR). Halfway between cinema and video games, virtual reality is already a global phenomenon benefiting from an advanced technological environment.
 
In view of this, Ymagis has developed VR leisure centre concepts in which the general public will have the opportunity to discover premium VR content. To deploy these centres, the Group has opted to standardise game spaces and apply a network approach. This strategy will offer greater exposure to the content producers with whom Ymagis wishes to establish long-term partnerships. Ymagis aims to progressively build a catalogue with a wide range of VR content available in each of its centres, making them increasingly attractive to the public.
 
Two target market segments: arcades and adventure parks
After an in-depth study of the existing virtual reality offers, the Group is targeting two market segments: i/ VR arcades designed for cinema exhibitors and ii/ Illucity adventure parks, proper stand-alone VR centres which can be coupled with cinemas or other locations with sufficient floorspace.
 
It will be possible to install VR arcades covering 30 to 100 m2 in lobbies or other spaces available in cinemas to be directly managed by the exhibitors themselves who will thus be able to optimise their human resources. The arcades will enable exhibitors to diversify their revenue sources, increase traffic and contribute to winning back the “millennials” target group. The business model for this activity is based on the sale or hire of equipment by CinemaNext to exhibitors and the supply by Ymagis of top quality VR content from its producer partners using a revenue-sharing model. This model is financially reassuring and cost-effective for exhibitors while guaranteeing Ymagis and content producers an attractive level of profitability.
 
In parallel to this offer, the Group is launching Illucity, the first adventure park network offering a highly diverse range of top-quality VR experiences brought together under one roof in venues covering 300 to 2,000 m2 with four different types of content: free-roaming, escape games, simulators and arcade games, and lastly cinema content. 

In this way, Illucity deploys a varied array of immersive experiences with something for everyone from individual players to families, groups of friends and companies.
 
The Illucity centres will be developed in partnership or under franchise with cinema exhibitors who are partners of the Group in priority, or in some specific cases, they will be run directly by the Group. Most of the income from the centres will be generated by ticket sales, the prices of which will range from €5 to €35 depending on the VR experience, as well as by related sales. For a surface area covering an average of 1,000 m², the projected annual revenue is €2M.
 
With a return on investment expected in less than two years for an investment of €1.5M per 1,000 m² venue, the first Illucity sites will be initially financed on a site-by-site basis by bank loan and leasing. The operating profitability, with an estimated EBIT margin of 20 -30%, means this funding approach can be continued in the long-term. However, to accelerate development, other funding opportunities are currently being studied.
 
Aim: become an international player in the virtual reality leisure centre sector
Ymagis Group is the first market operator to offer an industrial approach to the creation of standardised VR venues with a turnkey offer for cinema exhibitors. The Group aims to become an international player in the virtual reality entertainment centre sector.
 
The first Illucity centre is due to open at the end of November 2018 in Paris, and upcoming launches are scheduled in Marseille, Nantes, Brest, Nice, Toulon and Liège (Belgium). Discussions are also underway with several international cinema exhibitors in the Middle East and Europe.

The first VR arcade installations should take place from December 2018 onwards.
 
The Group aims to have equipped several dozen Illucity centres and at least 200 arcade sites in partnership with cinema exhibitors worldwide by the end of 2020. This new activity with strong potential for profitability should therefore constitute an important driver for sustainable growth for the Group and strengthen the earnings targets scheduled in the Perform Plan for 2020.


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About Ymagis Group: The Ymagis Group is a leader in advanced digital technology services for the cinema industry. Through CinemaNext and Eclair, the Group provides innovative solutions to movie exhibitors, distributors (feature films & event cinema), producers, right-holders, cinema/TV advertising networks, rights holders, broadcasters, VOD/S-VOD platform operators and video publishers.


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