GDC and Barco selected by China Film Group Corporation for latest round of digital cinema deployment

CINEMACON, Las Vegas (March 31, 2011) – GDC Technology (“GDC”), a world leading digital cinema solution provider, is pleased to announce today the signing of a new digital cinema server deployment contract with Barco, a digital cinema pioneer. A total of 400 GDC SX-2000A servers with Integrated Media Block (IMB) will be deployed into the cinemas of China Film Group Corporation (CFGC) under this contract, and full deployment is expected to be completed by the end of 2011.

 

GDC will work in partnership with Barco in this latest round of digital cinema system deployment for CFGC. GDC will supply, install and maintain all the GDC SX-2000A servers, while Barco will provide similar services in connection with its Series 2 DLP Cinema® projectors. GDC’s SX-2000A with IMB offers a future-proof 4K upgradable solution and the finest quality 3D playback with 12-bit 4:4:4 output images (left and right) that features a much fuller color spectrum 500 times richer than that of legacy servers. In addition, GDC’s IMB is now the only IMB in the industry that has achieved FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certification, one of the highest level security thresholds specified by Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI).

 

To date, GDC and Barco have in joint cooperation installed well over 2300 digital cinema systems in China alone. With the launch of GDC’s new SX-2000A server with IMB in May 2010, customers worldwide have begun to adopt GDC state-of-the-art digital cinema technology which in combination with Barco’s Series 2 DLP Cinema® projector provides a one-stop integrated solution.

 

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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 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.

GDC Media Contact: 
Connie Wong 
Email: connie.wong@gdc-tech.com

Barco Media Contact:
Nancy Xiao
Email: nancy.xiao@barco.com

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