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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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.




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.



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.



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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.





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.



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.





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.

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.
 




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.​ ​





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. 

Shows & Events



CineAsia will take place from 7-10 December 2020 at the Royal Paragon Halls at the Siam Paragon Mall in Bangkok Thailand. 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.



ShowEast 2020,  held in Miami from Oct 19-22, 2020 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.


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RealD and Harkness Announce New Partnership on Precision White Technology (PWT) United Kingdom—Jun 1, 2020 RealD and Harkness Screens today announce the widening availability of their Precision White Technology (PWT) screens. The revolutionary screens, which are produced in an exclusive partnership between the two companies, have a scientifically engineered surface technology that delivers incredible content in both 2D and 3D formats. This creates a smooth texture, precise image all from a screen which appears white. Now, for the first time, these incredible 1.4 and 2.0 gain PWT screens will be made available to all cinema operators globally.  Read Full
CinemaNext Makes its Test DCP Package Available to Cinemas Across Europe Ahead of Re-Openings Liège (Belgium)—May 19, 2020 CinemaNext, the European specialist in cinema exhibitor services, today announced that it is has produced its own test DCP package to allow cinemas to regularly test their digital projection and sound equipment to ensure they are in working order prior to reopening to the public.  Read Full
Eclair Theatrical Services Helps Cinemas Across France Prepare to Reopen Eclair’s mastering and digital content delivery business supports theatrical reopening projects Paris, FR—May 15, 2020 Eclair Theatrical Services, a European leader in KDM management and digital & physical content delivery for cinemas, is proud to have partnered with France’s Superior Commission for Image and Sound (CST) and the Federation of French Cinemas (FNCF) by overseeing the DCP mastering of their “Test” film, produced specially to allow French cinemas to ensure their projection equipment remains fully functional prior to reopening.  Read Full
JBL Professional Debuts Cinema Expansion Series Line of Commercial Theater Sound Systems Three-way screen speakers, surrounds, subwoofers and companion Crown amplifier provide premium sound for small- to midsize theaters Northridge, Calif.—May 12, 2020 HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, video, lighting and control systems, introduced JBL Professional Cinema Expansion Series sound systems for small to medium-size commercial theaters.  Read Full
The FNCF and the CST Unit Their Forces in an Unprecedented Technical Feat Paris—May 11, 2020 The Federation of French Cinemas (FNCF) and the Superior Commission for Image and Sound (CST) join forces by sending to every cinema nationwide an encrypted "test film", allowing cinemas to ensure their projection equipment stays fully functional until reopening.  Read Full
Shree Talkies Upgrades to Dolby Atmos® With JBL Professional Immersive Cinema Audio System CineTech Engineering Works upgraded Shree Talkies with a class-leading JBL Professional audio system, making it the first Dolby Atmos cinema in Agra AGRA, India—May 6, 2020 CineTech Engineering Works recently equipped Shree Talkies with JBL Professional’s Dolby Atmos®-designed audio system that enables the theater to show films with immersive 3D-quality sound.  Read Full
Marcus Theaters Opens New Movie Tavern Featuring HARMAN Professional Solutions Cinema Audio Systems Bright Star Systems outfits new Movie Tavern location with JBL Professional and Crown cinema audio solutions, utilizing Sculpted Surround technology for premium audio Milwaukee, Wis.—Apr 29, 2020 Bright Star Systems recently equipped Marcus Theaters’ new Movie Tavern location, the first full cinema complex in the U.S. to feature JBL Sculpted Surround technology, with JBL Professional cinema loudspeakers, JBL Professional DSi 2.0 amplifiers and Crown DCi amplifiers.  Read Full
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QSC Announces the Premiere of QSC@Home Comprehensive Site Features Virtual and On-Demand Training, Tutorials, Certification, Webinars, Entertainment and Support Costa Mesa, CA—Apr 28, 2020 QSC is proud to announce the premiere of QSC@Home, a comprehensive online launch point dedicated to users’ success across a vast range of solutions and applications.  Read Full Past QSC News QSC Info QSC Site
ABR Cinemas Delivers Powerful and Immersive Audio Experiences with JBL Professional Cinema Audio Solutions Digital Sound System deploys cutting-edge JBL Professional cinema audio solutions to create immersive AV experiences at ABR Cinemas The Next: Gudivada Gudivada, India—Apr 22, 2020 To deliver immersive, dynamic sound in three theaters, sound integrators Digital Sound System equipped ABR Cinemas The Next: Gudivada with class-leading JBL Professional cinema audio systems.  Read Full
CJ 4Dplex Awarded Gold for its Stunning 270-Degree Panoramic ScreenX Technology By the 2020 Edison Awards Los Angeles, Calif.—Apr 1, 2020 CJ 4DPLEX (www.cj4dx.com), the world's leading cinema technology company, today announced, ScreenX, the innovative 270-degree panoramic movie-going experience was awarded GOLD in the MEDIA, VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS & ENTERTAINMENT category at this year’s Edison Awards.  Read Full
More Exhibition News
Mar 30, 2020 NEC Display Introduces Industry’s Quietest* 9,500 Lumen Laser Projector for Digital Cinema
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NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial display and projector solutions, today announced the NC1402L, a 9,500-lumen, install-anywhere laser projector that produces a brighter image than any other projector in its class.

Mar 26, 2020 Trinnov Audio Offers Cinema Downtime Customer Overview & Engineer Calibration Training
Mar 17, 2020 Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition Begins Promised Rebate Program for Exhibitor and Content Provider Customers
Mar 11, 2020 Statement Regarding Cancellation of CinemaCon 2020
Mar 11, 2020 Arts Alliance Media Introduce Online Customer Support Portal
Mar 5, 2020 Metamedia Launches with First Global Cloud-Based Content Network for Cinemas
Mar 2, 2020 Independent Cinema Alliance Partners with DLS
Feb 27, 2020 Carnival Cinemas to Go 100% Laser
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One of the leading and fastest growing national multiplex chain Carnival Cinemas, led by Dr. Shrikant Bhasi, has chosen Christie’s RGB pure laser cinema projectors featuring RealLaser™ illumination technology as its next-generation projection systems to power theater screens across the country. The projectors will be installed and maintained by TSR Films Private Limited (TSR Films), Christie’s pre-eminent integration partner of its family of RGB pure laser cinema projectors in India.

Feb 26, 2020 Samsung Unveils the First Onyx Cinema LED Screen in Australia
Feb 4, 2020 Severtson Showcases Updated Giant QuickFold Cinema Projection Screens During CinemaCon 2020
Feb 1, 2020 Pathé Netherlands Signs Customer Agreement With CIELO
Jan 29, 2020 NEC Display Solutions Announces First-Ever Complete Series of Digital Cinema Projectors with Replacable Laser Modules
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NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading global provider of digital cinema projectors, today announced the release of a new 18,000-lumen digital cinema projector to complete the world’s first series of modular laser projectors, providing exhibitors with a truly versatile and future-proof solution. With the option to replace the laser light module in the projector head, the NC Series delivers breathtaking 2K imagery on small to medium screens while making installation and maintenance simple.

Jan 23, 2020 Multicines Opens the First 4K RGB Pure Laser Cinema in Ecuador with Christie
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Ecuador’s first cinema equipped with 4K RGB laser projection has just opened in the Condado de Quito shopping mall. The integrator CES+ (Cinema Equipment & Supplies) recently installed a Christie® CP4330-RGB projector with RealLaser™ illumination in the MCX Multicines Xtreme theater.

Jan 22, 2020 Arts Alliance Media Supports Sundance Film Festival for Fourth Consecutive Year
Jan 21, 2020 QSC Introduces New Training for Q-SYS Cinema Applications
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QSC is excited to announce the deployment of Q-SYS Level One for Cinema training. This innovative, modular online course is specially constructed for cinema engineers who want to learn how to use Q-SYS in cinema auditoriums.

Jan 18, 2020 Aerox DCI Server and IMB IP looks at prospective sale to Chinese Cinema LED manufacturers to enter India and global markets
Jan 13, 2020 Dolby Technologies Power Academy Award Nominees Including “1917,” “The Irishman," ”Joker," “Little Women,” "Once upon a Time...in Hollywood," and More
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Dolby Laboratories congratulates this year’s Academy Award nominees who have used Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos to bring their films to life. With the help of Dolby technologies these artists delivered spectacular experiences to audiences globally.

Jan 10, 2020 Wanda Cinema’s 600th multiplex in China chooses Christie
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Christie® is pleased to announce that Wanda Cinema, China’s largest film distributor and cinema operator, has chosen Christie’s compact all-in-one, DCI-compliant RGB pure laser cinema projector, featuring RealLaser™ illumination technology, for its 600th multiplex in the country.

Jan 8, 2020 Eclair Announces Deployment of its Theatrical Delivery Solutions in Brazil with Digital Cinema Integrator Quanta
Dec 24, 2019 CJ 4Dplex and Flexound opened CGV’s Second Flexound Augmented Audio™ Theatre in Korea
Dec 19, 2019 QSC Now Shipping New DPA-Q Network Amplifiers
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QSC announces the global availability of the new DPA-Q Series network power amplifiers in four- and eight-channel models. The new DPA-Q Series amplifiers unite the QSC legacy of robust power amplifiers, advancements in high-efficiency output devices, and native network transport, plus the control and monitoring capabilities of the Q-SYS Ecosystem.

Dec 18, 2019 Cinemark Partners with Cinionic for Barco Laser in 10-Year Worldwide Exclusive Agreement
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Cinionic, the Barco cinema joint venture illuminating more than half of the world’s movie theaters, announces an exclusive laser agreement with long-term strategic partner Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK), one of the world’s largest movie exhibitors, operating more than 6,000 screens. During the 10-year deal, Cinionic will upgrade Cinemark’s chain with award-winning Barco Series 4 laser projectors and integrated Barco Alchemy media servers. The transformation of Cinemark’s fleet in the United States and Latin America into state-of-the-art, laser-powered entertainment destinations further solidifies both companies’ commitment to elevating the movie-going experience for global audiences.

Dec 12, 2019 B&B and MX4D Open First 4D Theatre in Dallas-Ft. Worth
Dec 11, 2019 Christie RGB RealLaser technology and Vive Audio complete Southern Theatres’ GPX luxury renovation
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VSS-Southern Theatres, LLC has undertaken a complete renovation of the former Grand Theatre with the recently opened Amstar Cinemas 18 Four Seasons Station in Greensboro, NC.  With 18 screens, 12 of which were newly renovated, the complex features a state-of-the-art Grand Premium Experience (GPX®) Auditorium offering the ultimate movie-watching experience, using a Christie® CP4330- RGB cinema projector, with RealLaser™ RGB pure laser illumination technology and Christie Vive Audio™ delivering powerful Dolby Atmos® sound.

Dec 10, 2019 Cinépolis Chooses Christie RGB Pure Laser Projectors for New Pejaten Village Multiplex in Indonesia
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Christie® is pleased to announce that Cinépolis, the world’s second largest cinema chain based on admissions, has chosen Christie’s next-generation laser cinema projectors, featuring RealLaser™ illumination technology, to power its theater screens at Pejaten Village.
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Jul 10, 2018 Westwind Media Upgrades Stage 1 to Dolby ATMOS with RSPE Audio Solutions
May 10, 2018 Severtson Screens Features Acclaimed Giant Electric Motorized Cinema-Sized Screens at 2018 InfoComm
May 8, 2018 NEC Announces Release of New 10,000-Lumens Projector with 4K Native Resolution
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NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc., a leading provider of commercial projectors and LCD displays, today announced the release of a new ultra-high definition installation projector, the PX1005QL.

Jan 6, 2017 Dolby Laboratories Enables the Future of Entertainment
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This week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) is showcasing the future of consumer entertainment, and how it is delivering spectacular imaging and audio experiences in partnership with leading global brands such as Lenovo, LG, P&F USA (Philips), Sony, and TCL, across broadcast, over-the-top (OTT), Ultra HD Blu-ray, gaming, and music. Dolby has accelerated global partner momentum in all categories, with a growing number of Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos enabled products and content announced at the show.
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