NEC has introduced what it says is the world’s first digital cinema projector that offers exhibitors the ability to replace the laser module in the projector head for the ultimate in versatility and future-proofing. The NEC NC2402ML is a 3-chip DLP projector that features RB laser technology delivering richer colors, brighter images, and a sealed optical engine and laser module for unsurpassed low cost of ownership.
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Florida’s Cinemaworld has installed Christie RealLaser projection systems at its West Melbourne theater complex where systems integrator Bright Star Systems installed 14 Christie CP2315-RGB 2K pure laser projectors.
Cinionic, the Barco, CGS, and ALPD cinema joint venture, has unveiled the new Barco Series 4 laser projector line-up, which features including 4K 120fps high frame rate, high-dynamic-range and wide-color-gamut capabilities.
Samsung today announced two upcoming Onyx installations at the Star Cinema Grill in Texas and at Warehouse Cinema by HighRock Group in Maryland. “Since our unveiling for the U.S. market at CinemaCon last year, Samsung Onyx has revolutionized the cinema experience globally,” said Nick Conti, senior business development manager for cinema, Samsung Electronics America. “Today’s theatre expansion announcements in the U.S. showcase the praise and significant interest we have received from the industry since last year’s unveiling and we are very excited to work with these visionary exhibitors on successful installations this year.”
Fathom Events announced today it has entered an exclusive agreement with CinEvents in which it will commit to offering a minimum of 12 major event cinema titles per calendar year for distribution to Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.
Unique X has signed a long term renewal agreement with the UK’s market leading cinema advertising company, Digital Cinema Media, for advertising and distribution services. Utilizing Unique’s Advertising Accord advertising management software, the technology platform integrates and fully automates the advertising workflow from DCM’s Campaign Planner and Sales Booking system, for campaign delivery, directly into each individual cinema’s scheduled showtimes
Cielo Cinema announced today that it will be releasing the latest version of its Cielo Cinema Platform, 5.18. The enhanced version of the platform focuses on building and adding major functionality to previous releases. This includes a new innovative IoT and M2M mobile application to meet ever-growing platform challenges.
Arts Alliance Media announced today that they are significantly extending their technological partnership with the Cineworld Group, one of the world’s largest exhibition companies. Following Cineworld’s recent acquisition of Regal Cinemas in the USA, the exhibitor has decided to automate their scheduling and content management using Screenwriter in Regal Cinemas’ 7,361 screens, and expand Producer’s coverage across Cineworld’s entire portfolio, which includes Picturehouse, Cinema City, Cineworld, and Regal Cinemas. AAM will also provide third line technical support to the new sites.
With more than 2,700 chairs ordered for four of its locations in the United States, Rochester Theater Management has begun installing Luxury Recliners, Gliders and Rockers from Spaces And Between’s Atom Seating division. The locations include, the Brockport Strand Theatre, the Geneseo Theaters, Canandaigua Theaters, and Auburn Movieplex.
Unique X has expanded its operations in South East Asia in a new deal with fast-growing Indonesian cinema chain, Cinemaxx. The agreement will see Unique X install RosettaBridge theatre management system, RosettaNet and Basekey key delivery message management systems across all 47 Cinemaxx sites, currently incorporating a total of 239 screens.
Ymagis Group has announced that the standstill agreement entered into with its bondholders to renegotiate the repayment conditions of its Euro PP bonds has been extended through April 24. In addition, the standstill agreement has been extended to financial creditors other than bondholders.
This past February, DTS and CJ 4DPlex announced a strategic alliance to bring DTS:X immersive audio technology to ScreenX theatres worldwide. What the companies didn’t announce at the time was that their first joint project together was already up and running in Liberty, Kansas. B&B Theatres brands their premium large format offerings as Grand Screens, which counts as typical Midwestern understatement because, at four stories tall and seven stories wide, the new B&B Theatres Liberty 12 currently features the largest ScreenX auditorium in the world.
Next week at CinemaCon, Dolby will highlight a year of global growth that shows no signs of slowing down and will also exhibit a full spectrum of innovative, technologies for cinema exhibition, including the new Dolby Cinema Processor CP950.
THX today announced that the world’s first THX Ultimate Cinema at Regency Westwood Village Theatre is scheduled to open later this year. THX company is working closely with Cinionic on the project.
The next in the series of acclaimed FilmLight Color Day master classes will be held April 8 during the National Association of Broadcasters convention. Presented by industry leaders in creative grading, this intensive day will introduce colorists, DPs and the wider production and post industry to the opportunities and challenges of modern color finishing and delivery.
Leading Polish cinema equipment and servicing company ArtTech is now the distributor of the Tibex T/WS projector lift and boothless cinema ventilation uniit, products that combine cost and space savings with the comfort of easy maintenance.
CJ 4DPlex will highlight four new concepts at CinemaCon next week: 4DX with ScreenX, 4DX Recliner, 4DX VR Disk & Racing and 4DX Flying Cinema.
At CinemaCon next week Christie will launch the CP4330-RGB projector, a higher-lumen output version of the CP4325-RGB, at the show, as well as preview two new models coming off of Christie’s world-class manufacturing lines in 2019. In addition, all of the screenings at the Colosseum will be delivered by either Christie’s tried-and-true CP4230 projectors installed there, or by Dolby Vision laser projectors, which are manufactured by Christie.
Broadsign today announced that its technology will power dynamic pre-show experiences across Landmark Cinemas, Canada’s second largest motion picture theatre exhibition company with 319 screens spanning 45 cinemas. Landmark will also utilize Broadsign in its two new theatres opening in 2019, Market Mall in Calgary and Aurora in Regina.
QSC has added several new products to its Q-Sys ecosystem. The new DPA-Q Series amplifiers are four- and eight-channel network amplifiers uniting the QSC legacy of robust power amplifiers, advancements in high-efficiency output devices and native network transport, and the control and monitoring capabilities of the Q-Sys ecosystem.