The CinemaCon tradeshow runs from 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 28, through 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 30. Here are select new products and technologies which will be on display at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Brunswick bowling entices customers to play before and after the movie.
Epicenter™ from Brunswick Bowling brings an authentic bowling experience to your theatre without the space and maintenance requirements of traditional bowling installations. Epicenter features reduced-length lanes, low-maintenance StringPin™ pinsetters, and full-size balls and pins.
With 70 million annual participants, bowling is a game everyone enjoys and knows how to play, making it a great way to increase revenue. Epicenter keeps guests on the property longer and increases average spend.
Brunswick is the best known and most trusted name in the game—a strategic partner, adding value to every aspect of your business. Visit them at CinemaCon booth 2724A (brunswickbowling.com)
Caddy’s concession tables iii and ivare an affordable, portable and effective swivel table solution for recliner seating. Eliminate recurring costs of disposable trays while offering a convenient delivery system for concessions to customer seating. These portable, not permanently mounted, tables provide a built-in candy compartment and have custom inserts to securely fit all recliner cupholders and are available in any color. A mobile storage stand is also available. Stop by booth 412F to learn more. (caddyproducts.com)
Christie is hosting a technology preview at CinemaCon of their expanding RGB laser projection series—an innovation boasting much higher efficiency than RGB lasers utilized in current cinemas. Based on the Christie Series 3 digital cinema electronics platform, this easy-to-operate RGB laser projector is also simple to set up and install, with no need for sub-ambient cooling in its compact, all-in-one design. Providing superior color, higher contrast and low maintenance, this is the forerunner of RGB laser-projection solutions intended for mainstream cinema applications, and an ideal replacement product for aging Series 1 and early Series 2 projectors. Visit Christie in Milano 1. (christiedigital.com)
Cielo is the most comprehensive IoT platform in the cinema industry. With Cielo, you gain visibility, analytics and control of your digital projection network from a single spot. (cielocinema.com)
Cinemeccanica will be present at CinemaCon with a private cinema screen in a meeting room where the attendees can enjoy the latest 2017 version of LUX, the smart cinema laser, and participate in the seminar “Cinema laser projection benefits.” LUX is a RGB laser light source applied to new or existing cinema projectors with scalable power to reach up to 60,000 lumens. Make your reservation for the laser demonstrations and for the seminars at www.cinemeccanica.eu.
During the ICTA Seminar Series in Los Angeles in January, Compeso, the European leader in the cinema software industry, launched its new product to the American market: smartPricing. Born from Compeso and Smart Pricer’s partnership, smartPricing is the newest fully automated pricing software for the motion picture sector. It supports cinema operators with its advanced algorithms and cutting-edge technology to achieve smarter and more profitable prices.
From the moment the session is scheduled until it starts, smartPricing continually checks performance popularity, booking behavior and price sensitivity and automatically adjusts ticket prices to maximize your profit. Simply smart! Learn more at booth 2817A. (compeso.com)
C. Cretors & Company
Poppi XL from C. Cretors & Company is a compact industrial counter model that air pops popcorn. Since no oil is used in the process, food costs are reduced and finished-product shelf life is increased. It’s a healthier alternative with less mess and minimal cleanup. Compact, easy to use, versatile and powerful, Poppi XL is at the forefront of popping innovation. Poppi XL has a 24-oz. hot-air popping capacity (twice the capacity of the original Poppi) with an approximate three-minute pop cycle. The easy-access motor with adjustable speed and digital temperature control creates optimal airflow for popping a variety of hybrid popcorn. See Poppi XL at booth 413F. (cretors.com)
An innovative imaging server and audio processor in one, the new Dolby® Integrated Media Server IMS3000 delivers reliability and enables you to show movies with superior sound. The Dolby IMS3000 increases your purchasing power compared to many other solutions. And you have flexibility with sound: Start with Dolby Audio™ 5.1 or 7.1 sound now, and unlock the power of Dolby Atmos® later. The Dolby IMS3000’s unified UI and simplified design make setup and operation more convenient and cost-effective, helping you deliver a cinema experience that audiences will love.
Save space. Reduce heat. Amplify sound.The advanced high-density design of the Dolby Multichannel Amplifiercan replace up to 16 stereo amplifiers, using less space and producing less heat, to lower your overall costs. With less equipment to install, power and maintain, you get a simpler and more efficient installation. The Dolby Multichannel Amplifier is available in two configurations, 24 channels or 32 channels. Visit booth 2503A to learn more. (dolby.com)
Stop by Dolphin Seating booth 429F to see all the latest luxury seating choices and innovations, including the electric headrest that lets your customers adjust to their preferred perfect moving/viewing position. You will be amazed at the large selection, great prices and eight-year factory warranty. (dolphinseating.com)
Encore by Palliser
The Encore by Palliser new C8 luxury theatre seat with power headrest gives moviegoers yet another level of comfort for the ultimate cinema experience. In addition to the power-recline function, guests can adjust the power headrest for the perfect sightline.
The C8 offers whisper-quiet and smooth operation from a single dual function LED switch. The beautiful wood arm accent and easy-clean upholstery design, along with optional aisle and seat number lighting and optional dining tables, make the C8 Encore’s most innovative and unique offering to date.
While your guests enjoy the experience, you’ll appreciate a number of innovative benefits. The generous floor-to-footrest clearance allows for easy cleaning. Removable arm caps, backs and seat cushions provide easy access for cleaning and servicing. Remote seat management enables recline positioning of all rows. Encore seating is built with the finest materials, high-resiliency foam, and durable covers that are rigorously tested for quality.
Built to wow and made to last, Encore by Palliser power-recline theatre seating is made in North America in state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, and designed for luxurious comfort, serviceability and durability. See the C8 at booth 931F. (palliser.ca)
Leading cinema screen technology company Galalite recently unveiled its marketing campaign for 2017, named “Screen of Tomorrow.”The campaign spotlights one of the main components of Galalite’s success—futuristic innovation, and how it is changing the future of cinematic storytelling for the entire industry. The campaign tagline, “Galalite Screens—The future of the movie viewing experience,” emphasizes that what Galalite thinks today, others think tomorrow.
Galalite’s use of cutting-edge technology enhances the movie-viewing experience with screens specially designed to reduce hotspotting, increase gain, and provide the most lifelike colors and effects. Unlike standard cinema screens, Galalite screens are treated with an innovative coating that prevents yellowing and is safe for the environment. (galalitescreens.com)
GDC Technology is a leading pioneer of IMB technology. In addition to developing the industry’s first standalone IMB, GDC has a 17-year history of introducing first-to-market solutions. At CinemaCon 2017, GDC will showcase its latest IMB product line with the new sixth-generation media server that is designed for near-zero maintenance and minimal total cost of ownership.
In addition, GDC has increased the maximum RAID 5 storage capacity of its state-of-the-art Enterprise Series Storage to 32TB. This storage can be used with GDC IMB, TMS and LMS.
GDC TMS-2000 theatre management system’s robust capabilities include integrated screen monitoring with playback and equipment status displayed from a single access point; an enhanced Content Manager, which enables centralized content and KDM management; and a smarter Show Scheduler, which gives alerts regarding missing CPLs or invalid KDMs.
GDC Quality Manager is an optional module that delivers exceptional value by ensuring the right level of projector brightness, accurate color and crystal-clear audio. In addition, a newly developed mobile app offers theatre management the capability to utilize mobile platforms to boost productivity.
GDC TMS-2000’s newest features designed to further reduce workload in cinema operations include:
* Auto SPL Generation: SPL is generated based on POS movie title, showtime and screen capability.
* Auto Pre-show Assignment: Template automatically inserts pre-show advertisements and trailers from a configurable set of rules.
* Auto KDM+DCP Ingestion: KDMs and DCPs are automatically detected and ingested into TMS servers and media servers.
To date, GDC TMS solutions’ installation base throughout the world covers over 21,000 screens. Visit GDC Technology at booth 2111A and discover more about the revolutionary solutions that meet the specific needs of any cinema. For more information, contact GDC’s sales consultant at [email protected]or visit gdc-tech.com.
Gold Medal Products
Cinemas depend on popcorn sales, but oil and salt particles can damage sensitive digital equipment. The PopClean® Elite Popper Series is the solution that’s revolutionizing the industry.
From its hallmark, three-stage filtration system to a stainless-steel uni-body construction, the quality is superior. Only Gold Medal offers this maximum level of filtration. The PopClean system functions by trapping and filtering steam, smoke and oil vapors without sacrificing that irresistible popcorn aroma. Designed with cinemas in mind, PopClean filtration protects digital projectors, menu boards and other equipment. To request your custom consultation, call 800-543-0862 or e-mail [email protected]. Visit Gold Medal at CinemaCon booth 707F.
Harman Professional Solutions is launching its JBL 200 Series screen-array loudspeaker, combining JBL’s latest technology with a compact footprint and accessible price point. The Dual Dissimilar Arraying and Acoustic Aperture Technology means the 200 Series provides the performance expected from a three-way system using only two speakers. This lowers cost and amplification requirements, meaning owners can easily upgrade the sonic experience in small- to mid-sized cinemas. Harman will also feature its Connected Lobby Experience solution that allows theatre owners to deploy audio, video and lighting (AVL) technology inside and out of the cinema, creating a more enhanced customer experience. Visit Harman in Milano 3. (harman.com)
Irwin Seating Company, the leader in seating solutions for the cinema industry, introduces new features for their ever-evolving Spectrum Recliner Luxury Series. Spectrum is now available with new super-soft, deep-cushioned back upholstery styles; a plush, handsomely tailored comfy seat module, and an attractive chaise lounge footrest with operational advances that are a must-see. Additional options include a center flip-up armrest, customizable tables, dual motors to operate the back and seat independently, remote operation to open/close all chairs at once and rechargeable battery backup. For additional information regarding Spectrum’s outstanding comfort aesthetics and durability/serviceability, call (866) 464-7946 or visit CinemaCon booth 201F. (irwinseating.com)
Jack Roe USA
Debuting at CinemaCon 2017 is internetticketing.com, a front end for JACRO’s TaPoS cinema ticketing system. “We felt that customers had a tough choice,” says CEO Alan Roe, “either a very basic PoS in the cloud or a full PoS system at the cinema. We wanted cinemas to no longer need to make that tradeoff—a full-fledged cinema ticketing system with the flexibility of cloud access.” See interneticketing.com and other great new features including new film booking, play area management, paperless ticketing, EMV “Chip and Pin” card processing and Intercard Arcade machine integration at booth 725F. (jackroeusa.com)
Lighting Technologies International
Lighting Technologies International announces the release of five new xenon lamps for Christie digital cinema projector applications, including three new models for the Christie CP2208, CP2215 and Solaria One, and two new LongPlay models for the Christie CP 2230 and 4230. LongPlay xenon lamps offer up to 50% longer warranty hours than standard xenon lamps, without compromise in screen brightness. Stop by booth 2714A to learn more about the complete product line offering from LTI. (philips.com)
Lightspeed Design/DepthQ® is pleased that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent No. 9,494,805 “Stereoscopic light recycling device” for its DepthQ CineBright™ 3D high-brightness passive polarization product. Chris Ward, president of Lightspeed said, “The issue of this patent validates the unique design of our DepthQ CineBright product and establishes it as a legitimate alternative for theatre owners who want royalty-free 3D. Our innovative invention brings renewed competition to the U.S. cinema market, where to date alternative suppliers of high-brightness polarization have been barred from selling.”
Another innovation, DepthQ VR is both a technology and an immersive 360-degree film experience enhanced with interactivity, which captures your viewers’ attention to deliver compelling and memorable brand experiences. It is a developing effort by Lightspeed Design that unites their well-seasoned talents and expertise in creative design, consumer engagement and event technology to help you create fresh and exciting experiences. Visit Jaymar booth 2217A in the Augustus Ballroom for a demonstration. (depthq3d.com)
A pioneer of interactive entertainment technology, MediaMation, Inc. (MMI), a U.S.-based company, has created innovative immersive experiences for cinemas, theme parks and attractions for over two decades. MMI debuted a new breakthrough concept, the MX4D VR Pod System, at the ICTA Seminar Series in Los Angeles. This concept is a cutting-edge attraction designed to increase dwell time in lobby and concession areas and drive additional revenue for cinema owners. MMI is collaborating with exhibitors, studios and brands on content that resonates with patrons during the customer-intercept research phase, before executing full production of the lobby systems.
MediaMation also partnered with Coca-Colaon a custom-branded Pod that was included in the Coca-Cola booth at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) conference in November. This Pod featured the Coca-Cola brand on the exterior paired with a dynamic MX4D VR experience and branded content. Coca-Cola will partner with MMI on a branded version of the Pod for their booth at CinemaCon.
The Pod includes two MX4D Motion EFXseats and choice of VR headsets, used to view virtual reality, branded and 3D content, as well as trailers and games, for an exhilarating and entertaining ride. The Pod features six high-profile areas for custom graphics, enabling exhibitors to generate revenue through third-party advertising, admissions and micro-transactions. This one-of-kind lobby attraction is designed to excite and engage patrons, and encourage sharing on social media to increase cinema exposure. Check out the MMI Pod at booth 2703A. (mediamation.com)
Mobiliario has always taken care of their customers and has heard their opinions, needs, requirements and concepts. That feedback has been combined with the expertise of their engineers to create a recliner seat that goes beyond comfort—a very functional recliner seat with a beautiful face. The idea is to give all the comfort benefits to moviegoers while keeping it functional and money-saving for theatre owners. Try out Mobiliario’s recliner seat at booth 801F. (mobiliarioseating.com)
The responsibility to maximize the available seats for any film based on expected attendance is critical. In those cases where demand is stronger than expected, Omniterm has developed a method to swap auditoriums even when reserved tickets have already been sold. The “Swap Seats” function will automatically transfer the seats based on each transaction from the original auditorium to the new auditorium. There is also the option to manually “Swap Seats” using drag-and-drop functionality. Best of all, a report option is available that provides seat information before and after the move. Visit Omniterm at CinemaCon booth 909F to learn more. (omniterm.com)
Packaging Concepts, Inc.
Packaging Concepts, Inc. is again expanding their ever-growing line of concession packaging. They are now manufacturing 170-oz. Movie Graphic paper popcorn tubs that are offset-printed, with up to 175 line screen, for the best possible printing in the industry. The tubs are also available in custom and stock design prints. As movie exhibitors continue to increase their concession offerings, PCI is there to assist with design, graphics and delivery of quality concession packaging at an economical cost. Visit them at CinemaCon booth 924, or call (314) 329-9700 or e-mail [email protected]. (packagingconcepts.com)
QSC introduces the Q-SYS Cinema Core 510c processor. An evolution of the Q-SYS Platform, the Cinema Core 510c processor leverages the latest Intel™ platform using a QSC-developed Linux™ real-time operating system (RTOS) to deliver the most powerful audio/video/control (AVC) solution available. The Cinema Core 510c processor offers the most flexible audio I/O configuration options of any processor in the Q-SYS catalog, with card-based I/O as well as native Q-LAN network channel and AES67 capabilities. Visit QSC at booth 2003, Augustus Ballroom. (qsc.com)
Ready Theatre Systems
Take your theatre to the next level with full-service restaurant mode, easy bar tabs, and graphical layouts with seat selection. These features, and many more, are now available using the Ready Theatre Systems technology. Learn more at booth 2225A. (rts-solutions.com)
Use Retriever Software’s new point-of-sale features to market your theatre.
Bulk Gift Card Sales: Retriever users can now activate multiple gift cards of the same value from the back-office system. Bulk activations can be sold to third parties in quantities of up to 1,000 cards.
Targeted E-mail Marketing: List all registered e-mail accounts and user names sorted by number of purchases, movie, rating, genre or distributor. Use lists to target-market your customers based on their purchase history.
Visit booth 830F for details on all these new enhancements. (retrieversoftwareinc.com)
After many years of R&D, Spectro Screen introduces a next-generation 2D-3D hybrid silver screen that dramatically improves upon the previous model’s narrow viewing angle. It boasts a maximum HGA of 34 degrees, which contributes to a dramatic reduction of the hot-spot phenomenon. Moreover, this product has excellent overall uniformity and superb Color Reproduction Range and SNR. It is suitable for both 2D and 3D projection. Perforation type: SP (1.20mm), DP (0.90mm), MP (0.60mm). (spectroscreen.com)
Ushio America introduces its L-Series long-life 6.5kW lamp for Barco digital projectors. The new lamp type DXL-65BA3 extends present life 28% to 700 hours with 100% warranty. This critical lamp for large-format screens will significantly lower exhibitors’ total cost of ownership, bringing more revenue to their operation. The lamp is certified and approved by projector OEM Barco and is available for shipping. Visit Ushio America at booth 2424A. (ushio.com)
Ymagis presents EclairPlay, their brand-new platform connecting exhibitors and content owners, building upon the acknowledged international success of the current CineConductor. From extended content search options, inspiring movie “collections” (special themed selections), direct access to complete publicity material kits, and exhaustive programming and content ordering tools—all available from your desktop, tablet or smartphone devices within a cross-country, easy and intuitive experience—EclairPlay is the all-in-one platform that will help exhibitors build passion and results for their businesses, and help content owners build brand and content awareness among cinema professionals around the world.
Also from Ymagis, the Sphera ultimate premium cinema experience, can play host to any type of content, giving you complete flexibility over what you show and when. Film, arts, gaming, events or concerts are all delivered with the sharpest picture, with the deepest bass, in perfect comfort. Lovingly designed, their spaces transport audiences to a ringside seat, suspend reality, expand horizons or become a place to get together for talks and events.
The result of two years of research, the new EclairColor digital HDR color technology achieves image projection of unprecedented quality. It combines an innovative post-production process with the optimization of select projection system technologies. Brighter, sharper, with more depth of field, more density and more detail, the images produced with EclairColor technology have more contrast and greater fidelity, better reflecting the work of the film’s creative team. Twenty-four films have been released in EclairColor to date, including the Oscar-winning La La Land.
Ymagis’ Symphony is the ultimate software solution to help connect, visualize and oversee a widespread group of cinema complexes from one central site. It lets users save time by remotely scheduling all shows for their entire network of cinemas directly from a single location. Create at will centralized playlists and schedules your booking department can use across all cinemas. Moreover, Symphony is a real-time monitoring interface that allows exhibitors to ensure their cinemas are running smoothly and helps detect any potential errors.
Melody TMS is now a full-featured TMS. The latest developments include Melody Share, which allows exhibitors to use their smartphone/tablet as a remote control to transform the auditorium into a conference room by controlling every feature, screening time synchronization from a point-of-sale system, automatic import of advertisement packages, automatic management of power-supply equipment, quality-control monitoring (color, luminosity, sound), DCP creation tool and push notifications to prevent any possible issues. The Melody TMS is compatible with any third-party software (e.g., digital signage, points of sale), making it fully automated. See all Ymagis has to offer at booth 2313A. (ymagis.com)
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