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Dolby Laboratories develops and delivers products and technologies that make the entertainment experience more realistic and immersive. For four decades Dolby has been at the forefront of defining high-quality audio and surround sound in cinema, broadcast, home audio systems, cars, DVDs, headphones, games, televisions, and personal computers. Based in San Francisco with European headquarters in England, the company has entertainment industry liaison offices in New York and Los Angeles, and licensing liaison offices in London, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.



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.



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.



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.




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.



Cinionic is transforming cinema, providing comprehensive WOW entertainment solutions to movie exhibitors across the globe. We help turn imagination into reality and ensure peace of mind for our customers by offering innovative services and flexible use of capital for a new era. Combining the technology expertise and heritage of our partners, Cinionic powers exceptional experiences across the entire theater to engage visitors at multiple touchpoints in their cinema journey. 



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.

 





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.



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.




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.

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. 



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 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.

Shows & Events



CinemaCon, held April 1-4 2019 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, is expected play host to more than 6,000 motion picture theater industry professionals. Since taking its first step in 2011, CinemaCon has evolved and grown to become the largest and most important gathering for the worldwide motion picture theater industry. CinemaCon is truly a global event attracting attendees from more than 80 countries.



CineAsia 2018, held at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre on December 10-13, 2018.  Attendees will get the chance to hear about the current trends and new state-of-the-art technologies in the motion picture industry. 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 to network; and see product presentations and screenings of major Hollywood films soon to be released in Asia. Attendees will also get the opportunity to visit the Trade Show where you will find the latest equipment, products, and technologies to help make your theatre a must-attend destination.




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Auckland, NZ and Los Angeles, CA—Nov 26, 2018

Vista Entertainment Solutions Appoints Tess Manchester to President, Vista USA

Ms. Manchester’s Superb Leadership Throughout 12 Year Cinema Exhibition Career Will Support Continued Success of Vista Cinema’s USA Operation
Photo Tess Manchester
Vista Entertainment Solutions Limited (‘Vista Cinema’), the world-leading provider of cinema management software solutions and the founding company of Vista Group International (NZX & ASX: VGL), has appointed Tess Manchester President of their Los Angeles- based subsidiary, Vista USA.
 
Announcing the appointment, Leon Newnham, CEO of Vista Cinema, noted “Tess is a special talent whose diverse skill set has been of enormous value to our business. She is a natural leader who is totally in tune with our customers’ needs and she has a commanding knowledge of the cinema exhibition industry.  In appointing Tess to lead Vista USA, we are confident that her exemplary record of customer care, product enhancement and operational excellence – all proven whilst providing unwavering support and care for the Vista team – will result in Vista USA continuing our record of growth. We are delighted she has accepted this role.”
 
Following her graduation from Webster University with a degree in legal studies, Ms Manchester began her career at Wehrenberg Theatres (since acquired by Marcus TheatresÒ), as an IT Support Analyst and Systems Engineer in her home town of St. Louis, Missouri. She joined Vista USA seven years ago as an Application Consultant and has since achieved a succession of executive-level promotions to her most recent prior position of Vice-President of Operations.
 
Added to Ms Manchester’s multiple talents is writing; she is also a published novelist, the author of the thrillers Pivot Point and Stay Dark.
 
“I have a passion for movies and a love of great storytelling. I’m excited by this new opportunity to continue to bring innovative tech and service offerings to the cinema industry to help exhibitors create incredible movie going experiences,” says Tess Manchester. “Leading the Vista USA team who have so far driven our track record of success and with whom it’s my privilege to work, is an added bonus and I’m eager to forge the path ahead.” 
 
When the Vista Cinema USA office was established in 2009, USA market share was less than 5%, with four Los Angeles-based staff. Today Vista USA has 44% market share in the large cinema circuit market and a team of 80.  Under Ms Manchester’s already proven leadership, Vista Cinema is looking forward to continued growth.


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Photo Tess Manchester
About Vista Entertainment Solutions: Vista Entertainment Solutions Ltd (VES) is the world leader in cinema management software solutions with installations in more than 80  countries around the world  and an estimated 38% global market share in the Large Cinema Circuit market. The VES software product line comprises multiple modules  both integrated and scalable, suited to cinema exhibitor’s operating 20+ screens and up to 100s of cinemas. VES is head-quartered in Auckland, New Zealand and has subsidiaries incorporated in Los Angeles, London, Shanghai, Beijing and Cape Town. Vista Entertainment Solutions Directory page

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Sep 25, 2018 Veezi signs deal with CanalOlympia, Vivendi's pan African Cinema Network
Jun 14, 2018 Vista Entertainment Solutions is Powering Saudi Arabia’s New Cinema Ticketing Sector
Jun 12, 2018 Vista Entertainment Solutions Signs Les Cinémas Pathé Gaumont, Leaders of Exhibition Theatre in France
May 16, 2018 Vista Entertainment Solutions and Movio Go Live with Yorck Kinogruppe, Germany’s Largest Arthouse Cinema Circuit
May 11, 2018 Vista Group Signs Aeon Entertainment, Japan’s Largest Cinema Chain
May 8, 2018 Vista Entertainment Solutions Appoints Till Cussmann to Pivotal New Executive Role
Jan 23, 2018 Kimbal Riley to Become Vista Group CEO
Dec 8, 2017 Vista Entertainment Solutions (“Vista Cinema”), Global Leader in Cinema Management Software, to Introduce Cinema Manager at CineAsia 2017
Oct 31, 2017 Vista Entertainment Solutions Announces Significant Signing of Filmhouse Cinemas in Nigeria
Oct 25, 2017 Vista Latin America Signs Major Enterprise Software Agreement with Cinépolis, the World’s Fourth Largest Cinema Chain
Aug 22, 2017 Vista Group Signs Agreement to Take Controlling Stake in Long-Term Latin American Business Partner
Jun 21, 2017 Vista Entertainment Solutions, Global Leader in Cinema Management Software, Enters Austrian and South-Eastern Europe (SEE) Markets by Partnering with the Country’s Biggest Chain, Cineplexx
Jun 20, 2017 Ticketing Software Set Up By CineStar and Vista Receives VdF Certification in Germany
Jul 15, 2016 Vista Group’s Vista Entertainment Solutions Signs Kuwait National Cinema Company
May 23, 2016 Vista Group’s Vista Entertainment Solutions and Movio Sign Agreement with Primedia Group Company, Ster-Kinekor Theatres, the Largest Cinema Exhibitor in Africa
Feb 9, 2016 D-BOX Technologies and Vista Entertainment Solutions Announce Successful Cooperation in China
Nov 10, 2015 Vista Entertainment Solutions, a Vista Group International Company, Signs Software Distribution Agreement with Ymagis Group/dcinex for Russia and CIS
Oct 20, 2015 Vista Entertainment Solutions, a Vista Group International Company, Signs Agreement with Nordisk Film Cinemas
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