Cobb Theatres selects GDC again for server deployment
Additional 115 GDC servers to be added to complete Cobb’s digital conversion
Sterling, Virginia (March 21, 2011) – GDC Technology (“GDC”), a world leading digital cinema solution provider, is delighted to announce that it has secured a repeat server supply contract with loyal customer Cobb Theatres, an Alabama-based theatre chain. GDC servers were selected in July 2010 for Cobb’s lavish CinéBistro Theatres, and this new contract will see the completion of Cobb Theatres’ digital conversion program, with servers installed at theatres serving Florida, Alabama and the Southeast. The addition of 115 GDC digital cinema servers ensures this historic family cinema chain will greatly expand their entertainment options.
With Cobb’s digital deployment, GDC again supplies digital cinema servers; Barco supplies digital cinema
projection systems, and facilitates the installation integration and ongoing field service support. Cinedigm
(NADAQ: CIDM), the global leader in digital cinema conversion programs, is responsible for structuring and implementing the underlying VPF agreement that enables Cobb’s conversion to digital cinema, as well as providing the entire administration responsibility of the VPF program for Cobb.
Cobb Theatres is a unique motion picture exhibitor currently operating 222 screens at 17 locations throughout the Southeastern United States. Since it was established in 2000, Cobb Theatres, while maintaining its rich heritage of family values, is committed to being the leader in providing the ultimate entertainment experience, consistently surpassing the expectations of moviegoers. Such a premier experience requires only the highest quality technology for which GDC is one of the best in the industry.
“Cobb Theatres knows only the best will suffice when building premier-grade cinemas that attract sophisticated moviegoers who seek the ultimate cinematic experience,” said Jeremy Welman, COO of Cobb Theatres. “This is exactly why GDC servers were selected and we are happy to say that they have fully lived up to our expectations. Success of the first supply contract has certainly cemented GDC’s position as a server provider for Cobb Theatres, and we have great confidence in GDC’s high quality products and reliable services to complement our premier theatres.”
“GDC is proud to be the server partner of Cobb Theatres and is delighted to be chosen again as the exclusive server provider for its premier theatres,” said Dr. Man-Nang Chong, founder and CEO of GDC Technology. “This is a show of recognition of the quality of our products and a strong vote of confidence in us. GDC looks forward to further strengthening the partnership with Cobb Theatres in bringing the best in digital cinema to all moviegoers.”
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About GDC Technology (www.gdc-tech.com)
GDC Technology (“GDC”) is a subsidiary of the Hong Kong publicly listed company – Global Digital Creations Holdings Limited. GDC is one of the leading solution providers for digital cinema, media delivery and display markets. GDC has successfully delivered and installed over 1000 operating digital cinema servers worldwide, including Austria, Africa, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, the Netherlands, the Philippines, the US and UK. More than 500 feature titles have been released digitally on GDC’s Digital Cinema Servers.
About Cobb Theatres (www.cobbtheatres.com)
Cobb Theatres, based in Birmingham, Ala., is a progressive motion pictures exhibitor operating 222 screens at 17 locations throughout the Southeastern United States. Cobb is an innovator in out of home entertainment, offering great family venues. CinéBistro, the premier dinner-and-a-movie concept, is newly created by Cobb Theatres, and is currently being developed around the country.
About Barco (www.barco.com/en/digitalcinema)
Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops visualization products for a variety of selected
professional markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and
Manufacturing in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with about 3,500 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 897 million euro in 2010.
About Cinedigm (www.cinedigm.com)
Cinedigm is a leader in providing the services, experience, technology and content critical to transforming
movie theaters into digital and networked entertainment centers. The Company partners with Hollywood movie studios, independent movie distributors, and exhibitors to bring movies in digital cinema format to audiences across the country. Cinedigm’s digital cinema deployment organization, software, satellite and hard drive digital movie delivery network; pre-show in-theater advertising services; and marketing and distribution platform for alternative content such as CineLive® 3-D and 2-D sports and concerts, thematic programming and independent movies is a cornerstone of the digital cinema transformation. Cinedigm™ and Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp.™ are trademarks of Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp.
Ms. Cherine Liu
Sales & Marketing Manager
Fax: +65 6222 1089, Email: [email protected]
Cobb Theatres Media Contact:
Jeremy P. Welman
Tel: (1) 205-802-7766