INOX Leisure Limited, India’s leading multiplex chain, has Volfoni’s SmartCrystal Diamond technology for its 3D screens across the country. Jitender Verma, chief technology officer at INOX said, “INOX has always been at the peak of technological innovations and implementation over the years. With the Volfoni’s SmartCrystal Diamond, we will be able to offer a highly efficient, brighter image quality and enhanced movie viewing experience. Through such initiatives, we aim to continue our efforts in bringing the latest and the best technology in cinema exhibition and the proposition of live the movie to our guests.”
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The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued Lightspeed Design U.S. Patent No. 9,494,805 “stereoscopic light recycling device” for its DepthQ CineBright 3D high brightness passive polarization product.
CJ 4DPlex, makers of dynamic seating for movie theatres, has merged with Simuline, a company that creates rides and simulators for the attraction industry. With the merger, CJ 4DPlex hopes to expand its business beyond immersive cinema, including, virtual reality and other areas of the attraction industry.
Barco’s Lobby Experience installation at Regal L.A. Live: A Barco Innovation Center in Los Angeles, California, won a DailyDOOH (digital out of home) Award in the category Best Stadium/Office Building/Corporate/Hotel, Hospitality or Leisure Install. The award, which was presented during a black-tie gala at the London Banqueting House last night, recognizes Barco’s commitment to taking the cinema experience to the next level from the moment moviegoers enter the theatre.
The Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, who twice received The Palme d'Or, are being awarded the Honorary Dragon Award at the 40th Göteborg Film Festival.
MBO Cinemas is currently building Malaysia’s first all-laser theater, exclusively powered by Barco laser projectors. It will feature one flagship laser projector and nine laser phosphor projectors. The new landmark movie theater in Kuala Lumpur is the first of many more to come.
As part of the Belgian Economic Mission to the United States, Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid of Belgium, Representative of His Majesty the King, is visiting Austin and will honor Lee Roy Mitchell, the founder and executive chairman of Cinemark Holdings during her stay. This exclusive award is in recognition of the company’s longstanding relationship with Barco, a worldwide digital cinema leader and a Belgian-based company.
Odeon Cinemas is installing Unique Digital’s RosettaNet Enterprise theatre management system throughout the UK.
IRT has released its first IMF Analyzer 1.0 for quality control and management in the file-based production process. The Interoperable Master Format is the new standard by SMPTE for storing, exchanging and delivering A/V productions. IMF defines a package, which contains, among other, different MXF files for audio, video, subtitle and metadata.
Ymagis Group today announced an agreement with Vicenza-based Open Sky SRL for the acquisition Open Sky Cinema, its theatrical content delivery activities dedicated to cinema exhibition.