ShowEast took place in Florida at the end of last month, with several companies showing new digital cinema developments.
Barco demonstrated its CinemaBarco concept (Display Monitor Vol 21 No 12), Auro sound system and Escape immersive cinema solution (Display Monitor Vol 21 No 37).
Christie focused on experiential displays to complement is projection and audio equipment. The new Christie Experiential Networks cinema concept features outdoor projection mapping and an interactive, multiplatform and revenue-generating digital hub inside. Multiple displays are used, including a double-sided totem; videowall; and ‘hero screen’.
Like Barco, Christie also showed audio products, expanding its Vive Audio system with the LA4 and LA5, LA4S and LA5S (surround sound) and LA4C and LA5C (ceiling sound) speakers.
The cinema industry’s ‘first standalone integrated media block’ (IMB) was shown by GDC Technology. The SX-3000 does not require an external file server, lowering operation, maintenance and installation costs. It also offers high framerate capability in both 2D and 3D modes; live 3D support; and digital connectivity. It is designed for use alongside GDC’s Portable Storage, Enterprise Storage and new Enterprise Storage Plus products. The Enterprise Storage units offer up to 8TB of redundant, hot-swappable storage; the ‘Plus’ also features a CRU port.
In addition to the IMB, GDC was demonstrating the new CLA-2000 content library adaptor, for content transfer and the QMS-1000 quality management system.
Volfoni demonstrated its high-end passive and active 3D theatre systems.