GDC Technology Marks a Milestone in South Korea with a Network Operations Center and 20 New D-cinema Installations
South Korea (June 9, 2006) – GDC Technology, the leading provider of digital cinema solutions is pleased to announce the commissioning of another 20 units of SA1000 DSR™ Digital Film Servers in South Korea. The servers are installed at the crown CGV and Lotte multiplex cinemas in time for the release of blockbusters – “Mission Impossible III” and “Poseidon”. The server supports multiple playback formats including MXF MPEG2 and DSR™ MPEG2 formats, and with upgrade options for DCI adopted MXF JPEG2000 and 3D playback capabilities.
To date, GDC Technology has over 30 d-cinema servers deployed in South Korea. These servers are centrally controlled from the DSR™ Network Operations Center (NOC) currently installed at Eugenetek Corporation’s Service Center. Eugenetek is South Korea’s leading cinema equipment and service provider who is servicing and maintaining the GDC sites in the d-cinema theaters in South Korea. Using the DSR™ NOC, contents, subtitle files and security keys can be quickly delivered to the d-cinema theaters that are equipped with GDC servers via network in a matter of seconds. The NOC also monitors the status of the d-cinema equipment at each site such that pre-emptive warnings can be issued if the d-cinema equipment needs servicing. With the NOC, diagnostics and upgrades of equipment can now be performed remotely. The NOC is scalable; future installations can be added to the NOC.
“We have been waiting for the DSR™ Network Operations Center (NOC) to be installed at our Service Center”, says Mr. Lee Joon Ho, president of Eugenetek Corporation, “The NOC enables us to provide even better quality and prompt service to our exhibitors”.
GDC Technology has also installed the DSR™ Digital Mastering System at Korea’s Hollywood Image and Entertainment Technology and Hollywood File Recorder (HFR) Digital Film Laboratory. DSR™ Digital Mastering System prepares contents for digital cinema and is the preferred choice for leading postproduction facilities worldwide.
About GDC Technology Private Limited
GDC Technology Private Limited is a Singapore incorporated company. It is a subsidiary of the Hong Kong Public Listed Company – Global Digital Creations Holdings Limited. GDC Technology pioneers digital postproduction, delivery and presentation technologies. Known for its commitment to innovative engineering work, quality products and state-of-the-art technology, GDC Technology offers solutions on film transfer, post-production, delivery and presentation of digital content.
GDC Technology has successfully delivered and installed more than 500 digital/electronic cinema theatres in Africa, Europe, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and US. More than 200 full-length feature films have been released digitally on GDC Technology servers. GDC Technology installed the world’s first 2K digital cinema multiplexes with DSR™ Cineplex Central Server in Singapore; each digital cinema multiplex has an average of five 2K digital cinema screens where digital content is streamed real-time from DSR™ Cineplex Central Server. For more information on GDC Technology, visit www.gdc-tech.com.
Ms Cherine Liu
GDC Technology Private Limited
70 A/B Amoy Street, Singapore 069889
Tel: +65 6222 1082
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