|Exchange:||American Stock Exchange|
|Stock:||Ballantyne Strong Inc|
|Ballantyne Strong Inc is a Delaware corporation. It was founded in 1932 and went public in 1995. The Company designs and manufactures film projectors. The Company is a distributor and service provider for the theatre exhibition industry internationally. It manufactures cinema screens in Joliette, Canada. It has sales and services offices across North America and Asia. Through its lighting division, it designs, develops, manufactures, distributes, installs and services lighting systems for premier architectural sites for the entertainment and various other industries worldwide. This includes follow spots and other specialty lighting for event centers, arenas, exhibit halls, concert tours, staged theatrical performances, and music, dance and various other venues with theatric lighting needs. Its reporting segments are Theatre and Lighting. Theatre segment consist service, distribution, installation and service of film and digital projection equipment and accessories for the movie exhibition industry. Lighting segment consists of the design, manufacture, assembly, distribution, installation and service of lighting systems to worldwide industries for architectural, entertainment and other commercial lighting needs. The Theatre segment provides services and theatre exhibition systems for the theatre exhibition industry. The systems include premier audio-visual products and accessories such as digital projectors, state of the art projection screens, servers and library management systems, digital signage and menu boards, flat panels, and sound systems. Its services include the monitoring, upgrade, and repair and maintenance of existing systems; the installation of new theatre exhibition systems and related equipment; and complete film-to-digital theatre conversion services, retrofitting existing complexes by removing film projectors and replacing them with digital equipment. The monitoring, upgrade, maintenance and repair of networked systems are performed by its Network Operations Center using, as much as possible, remote, smart technology to identify and troubleshoot software and other system issues. Hardware upgrades, installations, maintenance and repair services are performed onsite by on-the-ground technicians. Some of its products are Network Operations Center, Digital Projectors, Cinema Server, Additional Digital Projection Products, Digital Audio Systems, Cinema Screens, Digital Menu Boards and Signage, Xenon Lamps and Lenses. Under the trademark Strong®, the Company is a developer, manufacturer and supplier of long-range follow spots as well as other lighting products for architectural, theatrical, promotional, stage and studio purposes. Its products include an ever-expanding line of LED lighting, which are more effective, efficient and environmentally sound. It provides installation and maintenance services for its lighting product lines for both permanent and touring applications. Its lighting is installed to accentuate premier architectural sites, in sporting arenas and facilities, theatres, auditoriums, theme parks, amphitheaters, stadiums, music venues, and is used in touring applications for the entertainment and other industries. It provides project management services, including design, engineering, manufacture, installation, and continued service. Some of its products are Follow spots, Signature Commissioned Lighting. The Company competes with Christie Digital Systems, NEC, BARCO and SONY and other providers for NOC services. The Company is subject to various federal, state and local laws and regulations pertaining to environmental protection and the discharge of material into the environment.|
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