Thermal, visual and acoustic comfort for cinema halls

ETT has been supporting the evolution of cinema for many years. Our environmental climate control solutions have naturally evolved to adapt to the ever-changing requirements of the cinema sector. Today, the cinema industry tends towards urban concentration, which requires a change of design for our units. In order to fit our units into relatively closed spaces (cramped technical sections, projection rooms, etc.), we need to adapt our manufacturing processes.

As an operator of a multiplex or independent cinema,or a maintenance technician in charge of a projection room, you are certainly faced with the following issues:

    • Fit a compact unit: visual impact is of great importance in your choice of an air treatment system. Often located in urban centres, cinemas have little room to fit the air conditioning units. These relatively closed spaces (technical sections, projection rooms, etc.) require us to adapt our manufacturing processes:
      – with reduced dimensions and multiple air duct connection arrangements
      – with units delivered in several blocks (2 or 3)
      – with on-site assembly by our services (technicians based all over France). ETT places its expertise at your service by helping you choose from our CINEFFI range the air conditioning system that best fits your project in new and renovation markets.
    • Ensure thermal comfort in the movie theatres The difficulty lies in the fact that the need for hygienic fresh air varies and the flow rate must be controlled according to the actual presence of occupiers (need to maintain a minimum temperature during vacancy periods). In cinema halls, hygienic air flow rate is very high (about 60% of supply air). That is why ETT manufactures heat pumps specially designed for cinemas, with a precise temperature control system (thanks to the myETTvision remote supervision system), and a room air quality VOC probe (Volatile Organic Compounds), that can detect all forms of air pollution: human (smells), carpeting, sweets, etc. Our standards go beyond existing norms to provide the best comfort level.
    • Ensure acoustic comfort for the audience: Acoustic comfort in movie theatres is provided by sound absorbers on the walls to prevent internal resonance. Air conditioning systems dedicated to cinemas need to be designed with these acoustic constraints in mind. ETT compact air conditioning units include:

– Inner acoustic insulation on panels (50 mm thickness M0 glass wool protected by a 1.3 mm aluminium sheet).
– Low noise fans with epoxy coating specially optimised for acoustic comfort in cinemas.

  • Reduce operating costs: air treatment represents 70 to 75% of your energy bill. To address current challenges and help you reduce your energy bill, our approach focuses on improving thermal efficiency while reducing operating costs.


ETT Solutions

Compact environmental control solutions, with low visual and acoustic impact

Our team was proud to meet this special challenge. Our equipment casing being made of aluminium, we had the unit fully painted. Thanks to our expertise in the standard manufacture of premium units, we can also meet your specific requests and deliver, in a timely manner, bespoke units tailored for your project.

Our energy solutions for cinema halls

Expert in air conditioning, ventilation and heating, ETT offers a solution that allows you to control temperature and humidity regardless of the hall occupancy rate, while maintaining optimal operational costs. Environmental noise reduction is a key element for high energy performance air conditioning units installed in cinema halls, ETT offers autonomous rooftop units specifically designed to meet these particular acoustic requirements. Your customers come to have a good time, their primary motive is to see a show or take part in it, in the best possible conditions. This is why ETT is dedicated to provide high energy performance air treatment systems with energy recovery and low-noise operation. We can respond to the requirements of different types of cinema halls:

  • Fresh air treatment for cinema halls with highly variable occupancy rate
  • Fresh air modulation according to VOC level
  • Air heating and/or air cooling
  • Energy recovery
  • Humidity control for your customers’ comfort

Our HVAC can be associated with any type of air diffusion system. Our units are eligible for the French “CEE” energy saving certificate. The design of our equipment and the selection of quality components guarantee their high reliability. ETT communication system (ETTSysCom) allows centralised real time monitoring through a single IP address, giving technical services a permanent access to the autonomous rooftop units’ operating data.

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ETT Services

The wide range of ETT Services allows you to select what best fits your needs. ETT meets your monitoring needs related to equipment, operation, training, retrofit… ETT Services is dedicated to providing you quality services in line with our sustainable development approach. Availability and responsiveness are the key words to our technical support team. Our experts are always ready to provide their expertise and find solutions.

On-site training for your teams (France only)

Ensure optimum performance: train your teams in the operation of air treatment systems with energy recovery and high energy performance heat pumps. Better understanding of your HVAC system will enable you to manage equipment energy use to reduce the operating cost of your installation.

ETT training centre, authorised in France

ETT offers various trainings tailored to your needs:

  • Operation and maintenance training
  • Advanced operational training
  • Custom training

Remote supervision of your installation thanks to myETTvision

The myETTvision supervision service (available on the European territory) has been especially developed to let you control and optimise your installation, remotely and instantly. myETTvision offers:

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  • Internet access to your installations
  • Comprehensive view of your installation: geolocated sites
  • 3 dashboards: Installation – Site – Equipment
  • Email alert in case of faults
  • Remote fault diagnostic and acknowledgement
    • Remote configuration: setpoints, annual operating hours
    • Access to curves & data export
    • Simple display of performances, comparison between current and previous year
    • Equipment and data operating safety:
    1. Management of user profiles
    2. End-to-end secured exchanges
    3. Automatic time setting of equipment
    4. Data backup

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    Our best guarantee for cinema owners: The manufacturer audit

    Your air conditioning, heating and ventilation equipment shall be covered by a service contract with a specialised company that complies with ETT recommendations. ETT provides complementary service contracts to improve your installation’s safety and reliability.

    • Manufacturer audit(s) in collaboration with the person in charge of the maintenance of your air handling system
    • Comprehensive installation audits of heat pumps, ventilation and dehumidification systems (ad hoc and/or annual)
    • Guarantee extension on your air conditioning equipment
    • Refrigeration circuits tightness testing
    • Regulatory safety controls (Technical Guidebook, PED files)
    • Technical support
    • Operational consulting
    • Optimisation solutions
    • Troubleshooting



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