The Federation Nationale des Cinemas Français descends on Deauville for FNCF 2019
It is time once again to raise those Champagne glasses to the Côte Fleurie, as Ushio Europe confirms its attendance at the 74th Congrès de la Federation Nationale des Cinemas Français (FNCF). Taking place in Deauville, France, the FNCF 2019 annual meeting will play host to the luminaries of the French cinema collective from 24-26 September. The FNCF was established in 1945, and this influential organisation represents almost all 5,800 French cinemas in an open dialogue with the public authorities for entertainment, as well as other professional organisations such as distributors and television channels. Their influence does not stop there, as the federation is also a key member of BLIC (Le Bureau de Liaison des Industries Cinématographiques) representing the cinema portion of the industry, and UNIC (International Union of Cinemas). Last year’s 73rd edition of the event coincided with the 30th anniversary of Ushio France where our booth, thanks to our French team, led by Sales Manager Pierre-Olivier Bancal, became a huge celebration of French cinematic endeavour and led to a flow of Champagne reminiscent of the Gavarnie Falls!
Anne Fontaine amongst those honoured at Congrès de la FNCF 2019
Amongst the luminaries in attendance will be Anne Fontaine, the award-winning director and screenwriter of over a dozen films. With six César Merit Award nominations in a directorial career that stretches back to 1993, it is no surprise that she has been selected for a special tribute due to take place during the Gala evening on the penultimate evening of the annual FNCF event.
USHIO is back again, with more xenon cinema projector lamps than ever
Controlling a colossal 65% share of the global market in cinema projector lamps, the likelihood is that you have enjoyed the premium quality of USHIO xenon short arc technology without even realising it. Every single heavyweight in the projector manufacturing industry has tested and certified our lamps, including luminaries such as Barco, NEC, and Sony. With solutions for 35mm, digital, and giant screen such as IMAX, USHIO has developed product lines to suit different cinema needs, and holds an unwavering passion for brightness, efficiency, and lifespan. As ever, our sales team will be at FNCF to enjoy the show, but also to discuss any questions from clients both old and new. However, it is always good to be prepared, so let’s take a look at what USHIO offers.
Analogue Projector Lamps
- UXL: Durable and reliable, power ranges from 500W to 10,000W.
- UXL-H: Highly efficient, choose between 50% extended lifespan, or 30% more lumens.
- UXW: These high-pressure xenon short arc lamps are our only water cooled cinema lamps to date, capable of input power ranging from 10,000W to 30,000W. They are trusted by IMAX® as the gold standard in giant screen cinema projection solutions, and are even powerful enough for solar simulation experiments performed by the European Space Agency.
Digital Projector Lamps
- DXL: When you simply need raw power, fire up the projector and let this lamp series do the rest.
- DXL-L: Long lifetime, low maintenance, and minimal lamp replacements.
- DXL-LU (New!): The new kid on the block, the LUMINITY series, offers up to 500 additional warranty hours. These lamps usher in a new era of unprecedented quality and profitability for cinema owners. The new DXL-LU series takes the concept of long lamp lifetimes to the extreme, by refusing to sacrifice performance to achieve it.
USHIO celebrates cinema with extended warranty, lifetime, and lumens at FNCF 2019
Aside from the impressive range already offered by USHIO, the LUMINITY (LU-series) has just added a fourth lamp to its arsenal. There is no sign of stopping either, as USHIO has already received authentication for BARCO and NEC projectors, and continues to develop the range to eventually support all major projector brands. With impressive extensions to their already generous warranties, USHIO are showing their full confidence in LUMINITY. The latest edition, the DXL-30BAF/LU, even offers a warranty covering 100% of the 2,200 hour average lifetime, and the LUMINITY series maintains an average of 17% more lumens after 1,500 hours, when many other market contenders would fail entirely.
LUMINITY DXL/LU-series digital cinema projector solutions
|USHIO LUMINITY Lamp Type||Warranty (Hrs)||Compatible Projector(s)|
|DXL-30BAF/LU||2,200||DP2K-15C, DP1500, DP2000, DP2K-19B,|
DP2K-20C, DP2K-23B, DP4K-23B
|DXL-40BAF/LU||1,900||DP2K-20C, DP2K-23B, DP4K-23B|
|DXL-60SN/LU||1,000||NC2500S, NC32000S, NC3240S|
The bright new generation of long-lasting xenon lamp, LUMINITY breaks new ground with its high initial brightness that sustains for longer, while promising 100-500 additional operational warranty hours. These developments show that USHIO is committed to supporting the cinema owner, by extending the lifetime of our lamp products without compromising performance. In short, LUMINITY is a gateway to less lamp replacements, longer lumen maintenance, and a considerable warranty extension that will safeguard lower overheads and maximise profits.