The stunning solution for both 2K and 4K digital cinema

GDC Technology is proud to introduce the new SX-2001A Digital Cinema Server with built-in Media Block, our fifth generation digital cinema playback server designed to fully comply with DCI specifications. The SX-2001A ships with a FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Certified Media Block providing the highest level of security recommended by DCI.

The SX-2001A can playback both 2K and 4K DCP on Texas Instrument's DLP Cinema® Series 1 and 2 projectors, retaining all of the attractive SA-2100A's features such as:

  • 2K/4K DCI MXF JPEG2000 playback
  • DCI MXF JPEG2000 3D playback
  • MPEG2 MXF Interop playback
  • DCI approved forensic watermarking
  • HDTV/Live3D live streaming capabilities
  • Highly stable Linux-based operating system
  • Ingest of Digital Cinema Packages (DCPs) via physical media, network and satellite

In addition, the SX-2001A offers increased storage capacity and flexibility with the following unique features.

Unique Features

Supports Barco, Christie and NEC Series 2 Projectors
The SX-2001A seamlessly integrates with all Series 2 projectors including Barco, Christie and NEC to ensure highly reliable and secure content delivery.

Integrated 3D Live support
The SX-2001A comes integrated with RealD LIVE*, which makes receiving high-quality 3D broadcasts possible. The SX-2001A also features a built-in integrated 3D receiver-decoder (optional) to seamlessly support 3D Live broadcast without requiring additional receiver-decoder.

Supports All Approved 3D Systems
The SX-2001A seamlessly integrates with numerous studio-approved 3D systems such as RealD, MasterImage, Dolby 3D and active 3D systems.

Finest 3D Playback
The SX-2001A provides the highest quality 3D playback with 12-bit 4:4:4 output images (left and right), providing 500 times more color spectrum than legacy servers.

Supports Closed Captioning Devices
The SX-2001A supports various closed captioning devices such as USL Closed Captioning Device and WGBH Rear Window Captioning Device to enhance the hearing or visual impaired cinema patron’s movie-going experience.

Up to 4TB of Redundant Hot Swappable Storage (Optional)

The SX-2001A comes with 3 hot swappable data drives that can easily be attached or detached. The SX-2001A is able to remain operational in the event of a single drive failure, thereby minimizing downtime.

Instant Playback from CRU Drive Sleds *

The SX-2001A allows for instant playback from the CRU drive sleds without requiring content ingest, which reduces time to screening in emergency situations.

Instant Playback from TMS Media Library

The SX-2001A allows for instant playback from the Theatre Management System's (TMS) content library to the server, providing greater flexibility for show management.

Remote Access of the Screen Management System

Cinema operators can remotely access GDC servers using Theatre Management System (TMS) and Screen Management System (SMS) from a Windows® PC, or mobile devices such as the Apple® iPhone™.

Optional Feature

Quad Link Option (SX-2001AQ)

The SX-2001A can also be upgraded to the SX-2001AQ which features four HD-SDI outputs. This option enables the
SX-2001AQ to be used for highest quality 3D playback with dual stream 12-bit 4:4:4 output images to two projectors simultaneously.

* Users must secure license directly from RealD before activation of RealD LIVE.

* Only available in SX-2001A and SX-2001AQ