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Barcelona, Spain - Philips continues to expand its portfolio of Digital Cinema Xenon lamps and is pleased to launch two new lamp models at CineEurope. The new high performance 2 kW Digital Cinema Xenon lamp XDC 2001C comes with the longest 100% warranty in the industry (1100 hours) and is specifically designed for the Christie CP2210, CP 2215 and CP2000-M digital cinema projectors.

The new XDC 2000N lamp is a 2 kW high performance Digital Cinema Xenon lamp and provides a full warranty of 2400 hours. This lamp is specifically designed for the NEC NC1200C, NC1600C and NC2000C digital cinema projectors. Both lamps feature exceptional arc stability and robust construction for high reliability.

Philips Digital Cinema Xenon lamps are especially designed for the demanding requirements of today's digital cinema projectors. Their high light output ensures optimum on-screen brightness, while a proprietary electrode design ensures high arc stability with sharp digital pictures. Long lifetimes and a highly robust design ensure lowest Total Cost of Ownership for digital cinema. Each lamp is customized per projector model to ensure the best performance.
Philips will be exhibiting at CineEurope in Barcelona, Spain, June 23-25, booth number 523.

 

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By Alex Edghill

Monday Evening Update: Minions can do no wrong and continued its serial-winning ways on Facebook this past week as it led for the 4th time in as many weeks. Rapidly approaching 30 million likes its success on social media and Facebook in particular has been nothing short of incredible. With Inside Out just opening to over $90 million I see no reason why this won't be following suit and with considerable upside as well.

Hotel Transylvania 2 rode the excitement over its recently released trailer to 150k+ new likes over the past week and second spot on the list. The first film managed to rake in $350 million+ worldwide with strong reviews and this no doubt is looking to expand on that. The film will once again have little competition in its September slot and at least on paper it appears to be destined for a $50 million+ opening. Long ways to go yet of course but so far the marketing team is going just about all you could ask for raising awareness.

Paper Towns has started to noticeably lag behind The Fault In Our Stars, and is now at less than half the likes of the latter film at the same distance from release. Not to say that if it made half the box office it wouldn't be a success but as a sophomore film adaptation from author John Green the comparison is inevitable. There is definitely a strong appeal for the film as 900,000+ likes is still a hefty figure. Other young-adult adaptations such as The Mortal Instruments (565k likes), The Host (305k likes), The DUFF (95k likes) and even Divergent (735k likes) were way behind it at the same distance before release so perhaps discussing far how into Fault's shadows it is doesn't do it justice. This appears to be another hit for Green and Co. and no doubt a potential springboard to greater stardom for its two young leads.

Facebook Top 5 Movies by Like Increase for the last week Ending Sunday June 21st

Rank Release Movie Likes Previous Change % Change
1 07/10/15 Minions 29,909,533 29,697,375 212,158 0.71%
2 09/25/15 Hotel Transylvania 2 8,982,461 8,829,201 153,260 1.74%
3 06/26/15 Ted 2 21,773,796 21,702,652 71,144 0.33%
4 07/01/15 Magic Mike XXL 1,852,444 1,811,752 40,692 2.25%
5 07/01/15 Terminator Genisys 1,168,592 1,129,940 38,652 3.42%

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Kortrijk, Belgium, 23 June 2015 - Barco, global market share leader in digital cinema projection, is proud to introduce the smallest member of its digital cinema projector portfolio. The DP2K-6E brings the renowned Barco image quality, reliability, modularity, and powerful Barco Alchemy processing to chains and independent cinemas with screens up to 7.5 meters (24 feet) wide. The brand-new projector will be commercially available in October 2015.
"The newest E-series projector brings the acclaimed Barco image quality to the smallest theaters in the industry," comments Stijn Henderickx, Vice President Digital Cinema at Barco "We offer the most complete range of DCI-compliant digital cinema projectors available, providing our customers with a perfect match for every cinema screen - from the smallest to the most high-end cinemas. That's one of the reasons Barco is market share leader in cinema, with over 50,000 digital cinema projectors installed in the field."

Easy to use
Twice as quiet as the quietest digital cinema projector currently on the market, and super compact, users can install the DP2K-6E anywhere. It also comes with an optional ceiling mount for even more flexibility. And as it's geared with two UHP lamps that are easy to swap, maintaining the projector is a breeze as well. Sharing its clever modular design with the other Barco digital cinema projectors, the DP2K-6E ensures fast and simple maintenance, for maximum uptime. The projector can be controlled easily in various ways: locally via the Barco Commander software; or remotely, via the Barco Web Commander software.

Turnkey and cost-effective
Fully integrated, the DP2K-6E is geared with the unique Barco Alchemy technology that combines media server functionalities, Series 3 cinema processing electronics, and on-board storage. The projector gathers all required functionalities in one turnkey unit, enabling small screen commercial exhibitors and independent cinemas to benefit from top-notch digital cinema image quality in a budget-friendly way. The projector's UHP lamps also guarantee a low dollar/Watt ratio.

Reliable
The DP2K-6E fully complies with all of the stringent DCI projector specifications, a cast-iron guarantee that you can go digital without worries. The DP2K-6E unites the acclaimed Barco hallmarks in a small projector: premium image quality, superior optical design, patented sealed engine, user-friendly modularity, and powerful Barco Alchemy processing. What's more, it shares its lens fleet with the Barco S-series projectors.

Discover the DP2K-6E at CineEurope
See the DP2K-6E in action at CineEurope 2015, from 22 - 25 June in Barcelona, Spain. You'll find Barco at Suite A.

 

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CineEurope, Barcelona (June 22, 2015) - GDC Technology Limited ("GDC"), a world leading digital cinema solutions provider, will showcase a comprehensive set of reliable and cost-effective digital cinema solutions at booth 729 at Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona (CCIB) in Barcelona, from June 23rd to 25th during CineEurope 2015. CineEurope delegates visiting the GDC booth will have the opportunity to experience GDC's innovative digital cinema solutions that save you time and money in your cinema multiplex operation.
SX-3000 Standalone Integrated Media BlockTM ("IMB") with scalable storage solutions

GDC designs and manufactures the industry's first standalone IMB that eliminates the need of an external file server. The SX-3000 IMB raises the standard for digital cinema solutions with its simplicity, flexibility and ease of use. It offers High Frame Rate ("HFR") capability in both 2D and 3D, seamlessly integrated live 2D/3D support, digital connectivity for alternative content such as 3G-SDI, and certified HDMI input with broadcast quality image scaling. With more than 40,000 worldwide auditoriums installed with GDC media blocks, SX-3000 IMB is the most stable standalone IMB that significantly lowers operation, maintenance and installation costs.

As the ideal complement to SX-3000 IMB solution, GDC designs and manufactures industrial-grade storage devices to work in arduous 24x7 cinema environment. The Portable Storage device is equipped with 4 redundant hot swappable units of enterprise grade 2.5" HDDs; it is designed for boothless operation where the Portable Storage can be attached to the DLP Cinema® projectors. The rack-mount Enterprise Storage and Enterprise Storage Plus devices provide robust and versatile storage options ranging from 4TB to 16TB of redundant hot swappable storage that is based on 5 units of enterprise grade 3.5" HDDs. The Enterprise Storage Plus features a built-in CRU which provides direct content playback from CRU - a unique product in the digital cinema market. All GDC industrial designed storage devices also offer an optional 10 year warranty (excluding HDDs).

GDC's IMB featuring built-in real-time DTS:X immersive audio decoder

With cinemas worldwide adopting immersive sound to bring audiences a superior cinematic experience, GDC and DTS:X work together to offer premier immersive audio DTS:X to cinemas worldwide. To spearhead DTS:X adoption, GDC has been appointed a worldwide DTS:X certification services agent with an exclusive appointment in Asia. During the event, GDC's team is ready to provide you the latest information related to this technology.
TMS-2000 Theatre Management System

GDC's TMS-2000 Theatre Management System ("TMS-2000") delivers the ultimate user experience with over 50 new features and improvements from its legendary TMS-1000 which are in use in over 14,500 auditoriums worldwide. Its startup time is 13 times faster than the previous version and is compatible across most Microsoft Windows platforms. Some of the key new features are (i) SmartRestore function that enables server recovery in one-click, (ii) new Apple iPad app, TmsRemoteTM that extends theatre management to mobile platforms for utmost convenience, and (iii) QualityManager module that brings excellent value in ensuring optimal levels for projector brightness, crisp color and lucid audio. By streamlining theatre operations with automated workflow, the TMS-2000 makes theatre management highly efficient, and assures of quality screening that is less prone to human error.

QMS-1000 Quality Management System

GDC's QMS-1000 Quality Management System ("QMS-1000") which can be integrated with the Theatre Management System, performs automatic monitor and data analysis of luminance, chromaticity and sound-pressure level. It provides test reports in multiple formats and carries out intelligent and automatic adjustment to ensure high quality movie experience.
ACS-2800 Automation Control System

GDC's ACS-2800 is a new automation product that is specially designed for digital cinemas to help exhibitors to achieve automatic control of their lighting, sound and screening equipment with maximum efficiency. ACS-2800 enables users to control and manage their theatrical equipment with multiple options of interface including software based Ethernet, GPIO and commonly-use physical buttons required for daily theatre operations. 
ACS-2800 is rack-mount and provides quick-connecting wiring design making installation, maintenance and replacement easier and faster. More than 600 screens are currently using ACS-2800 for their automation need since early 2014.2800thatpecially and

CLA-2000 Content Library Adapter

The CLA-2000 Content Library Adapter ("CLA-2000") is an innovative content ingest and backup solution that streamlines theatre operations. Users can simultaneously transfer content from a single CRU drive to backup storage devices such as the GDC's Portable Storage, Enterprise Storage, or Enterprise Storage Plus; ingest content from a Linux based CRU drive to a Windows based LMS server; and access content on the storage connected to the CLA-2000 over a network using the NFS/CIFS and FTP protocols on any client computer. The CLA-2000 also offers 2 USB ports and 2 eSATA ports to concurrently connect up to 4 storage devices, supporting access to all major file systems and takes the multiple file transferring workload away from a TMS server.

An Innovative Library Management System

GDC introduces an innovative Library Management System ("LMS") by combining the powerful features of CLA-2000 Content Library Adapter, Enterprise Storage Plus and TMS-2000 Theatre Management System. The proposed LMS and TMS system is highly efficient and fulfills beyond the theatres' operational needs and budgetary expectation.

Network Operations Center (NOC)

GDC's state-of-the-art NOC, featuring remote monitoring and reporting, technical call support, preventative servicing, on-site emergency response, and critical spares replenishment programs, safeguards exhibitors to run their business at optimal level of 24x7. GDC Technology's technical support team is professional and skilled, and stands ready to provide early identification of potential issues, giving exhibitors the added confidence that they are well covered in the event of an emergency or malfunction of the digital cinema equipment.

Visit us at CineEurope 2015 (http://www.filmexpos.com/cineeurope):
Booth No. 729, Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona (CCIB), Barcelona, June 23-25, 2015

 

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Basingstoke, 22nd June 2015 - Join Sony Digital Cinema 4K in Barcelona (22-25 June) and discover how we're bringing the best-looking 4K pictures to even wider audiences.

At CineEurope we are giving visitors the chance to experience the unbeatable clarity and contrast of Sony 4K. Throughout the show we're running ‘see for yourself' demonstrations, highlighting the key role of projector contrast in creating impactful images. The difference is clear: higher brightness levels alone can't outshine the immersive contrast, clarity and detail that only Sony 4K delivers.

CineEurope delegates can also take a break from their busy Barcelona schedules at our chill-out room in Room 133 on Level 1. It's the perfect place to unwind with a drink and get hands-on with Sony's latest 4K consumer products.

New 4K Projection System for large screens

Shown for the first time in Europe, our brand-new SRX-R515DS 4K System brings class-leading Sony picture quality to large cinema screens. The SRX-R515DS combines two DCI-compliant SRX-R515 projectors, delivering reference light levels on screens up to 19.5m for 14ft-L on white screen with 1.8 gain, or 3D on screens as large as 23m/75 feet for 4.5ft-L on silver screen with 2.4 gain (installation conditions dependent) with industry-leading 8000:1 contrast ratio. More reliable and cost-effective than conventional xenon lamp sources, Sony's efficient HPM multi-lamp array helps ensure show continuity while minimising maintenance requirements and costly downtime.

The matched pair of projectors can be operated either side-by-side or stacked vertically to suit any projection booth. Set-up is quick and easy, using the included auto alignment system that ensures accurately-calibrated images across the whole cinema screen.

Managed Services make 4K even more accessible
Visitors to CineEurope can learn more about Managed Services from Sony Digital Cinema 4K - the more flexible, affordable way to bring audiences the best-possible 4K pictures, today and tomorrow. Appealing to large operators and independents, Managed Services gives cinemas access to the latest 4K projection technology from Sony at a fixed monthly cost, with maintenance and technical support included. Reducing uncertainty and upfront capex while boosting peace of mind, Managed Services are equally suited to cinemas replacing their aging first-generation projectors or screens going digital for the first time.

"As VPF programmes come to an end, cinema owners need two things: the knowledge that their projection equipment consistently offers an excellent visual experience and screen uptime, and a business model that lets them invest in making every visit special for cinemagoers" says David McIntosh, Vice President, Sony Digital Cinema 4K Solutions for Europe and the Americas. "With Managed Services, we're giving cinemas the opportunity to build a sustainable business, with the peace of mind and freedom to focus on their customers".

Leading the way in Event Cinema
Projected in Sony 4K for an unforgettable experience, the fast-growing Event Cinema market is attracting new audiences with a revenue-boosting blend of live and recorded events to suit every screen owner.

In February 2015, Sony Digital Cinema 4K announced a ground-breaking initiative with the National Theatre and Vue Entertainment to screen four NT Live stage productions in detail-packed 4K. The first of these - Behind the Beautiful Forevers - was recorded in March and screened as a series of exclusive 4K presentations across Vue's 83-site estate.

Details of the next 4K productions covered by this historic agreement will be confirmed during the ECA (Event Cinema Association) hosted panel discussion: "Event Cinema- Taking Stock and Looking Forward", which takes place at CineEurope on the tradeshow floor, 4pm on Tuesday 23rd June. Addressing the session will be Emma Keith, National Theatre Live and Johnny Carr, Vue Entertainment. They'll be discussing the recording of Behind the Beautiful Forevers - and outlining more exciting technical developments for the upcoming shows - with John Bullen, VPF and Content Manager for Sony 4K Digital Cinema (Europe).

"It's great to be back at CineEurope once more", says David McIntosh. "Since we last came to Barcelona a year ago, Sony Digital Cinema 4K has successfully implemented a unified new global business structure. Today we're seeing this pay dividends with an improved service for our exhibition customers, significant business wins across Europe and beyond - and a further strengthening in our product offering, with industry-leading 4K solutions for cinemas of every size."

Sony 4K Digital Cinema is a proud sponsor of CineEurope 2015.

 

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