GDC Technology’s new Japan office to supply digital cinema servers to Japanese exhibitors involving over 1000 screens

Minimum 300 SX-2000A servers to be deployed in France, The Netherlands and Switzerland

Hong Kong (February 1, 2011) – GDC Technology (“GDC”), a world leading digital cinema solution provider, is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé (Gaumont Pathe Movie Theatres) as the supplier of digital cinema servers for its digital conversion program. System integrator ADDE and manufacture/installer Cinemeccanica France are responsible for the installation and maintenance services throughout the project. The deployment was started in January 2011, involving the deployment of at least 300 units of SX-2000A servers with Integrated Media Block across France, The Netherlands and Switzerland. GDC servers in this project will be integrated with ADDE’s Theatre Management System (TMS).

 

Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé is currently the leading exhibitor in France and one of the most prominent
exhibitors in Europe. Currently it operates 74 cinemas and 757 screens in France, 21 cinemas and 156 screens in The Netherlands, and 10 cinemas and 70 screens in Switzerland. Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé never ceases to impress its audiences with its continued effort to bring them the best comfort and a rich diversity of films, and it is fully committed to digital projection for future growth. In 2010, the Gaumont Pathé Theaters realized 67.7 millions of admissions in Europe.

 

Established in 1981, ADDE is a company that specializes in the manufacture and installation of film projection equipment. In addition to being one of the few French companies to manufacture the majority of the material that it installs in the field of cinema, ADDE also provides a comprehensive range of services to the cinema exhibition industry, including after-sales service, maintenance, troubleshooting, development of installation, and technical management. “GDC servers are very intuitive to use and have been designed for easy installation in the field,” said Didier Rosset, president of ADDE. “GDC engineers are very knowledgeable and always reachable for assistance. We have great confidence working with them for Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé’s rollout program.”


“This contract is of special significance to us in that it is GDC’s first major order in Europe. More importantly, GDC is honored to work with a prominent and respected exhibitor in Europe – Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé that demands quality products and services,” said Dr. Man-Nang Chong, founder and CEO of GDC Technology. “Since our first installation of digital cinema server a decade ago, GDC has grown to become one of the leading server manufacturers with more than 70% market share in Asia and number 2 in worldwide market share of digital cinema servers. GDC is committed to providing the best server technology and services to our European exhibitors.”

 

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About GDC Technology (https://www.gdc-tech.com)
GDC Technology (“GDC”) is a subsidiary of the Hong Kong publicly listed company – Global Digital Creations Holdings Limited. As one of the leading global solution providers for digital cinema, media delivery and display markets, GDC has successfully delivered and installed digital cinema servers and advanced digital signage systems worldwide. GDC is currently the largest supplier of cinema servers throughout Asia and the second largest provider of cinema servers worldwide, serving its customers through offices in the US, Singapore, Hong Kong and China. GDC also holds Virtual Print Fee (“VPF”) agreements with major US studios and acts as a third-party for the major deployment of digital cinema systems in Asia and North America.

 

About Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé (http://www.cinemasgaumontpathe.com)
Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé is currently the leading exhibitor in France and one of the most prominent
exhibitors in Europe. Currently it operates 74 cinemas and 757 screens in France, 21 cinemas and 156 screens in The Netherlands, and 10 cinemas and 70 screens in Switzerland. As a pioneer of the multiplex concept in France, Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé continues to consolidate its leading position through new openings and renovations of its existing cinemas. Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé never ceases to impress its audiences with its continued effort to bring them the best comfort and a rich diversity of films, and it is fully committed to digital projection for future growth. In 2010, the Gaumont Pathé Theaters realized 67.7 millions of admissions million entries in Europe.

 

About ADDE (http://www.adde.fr)
ADDE France is a limited company, established in June 1981 by Evelyn Rosset and Didier, and Alain De Vita. Its main activity is the manufacture and installation of film projection equipment. But equipment knowledge alone would not give ADDE the national recognition they have enjoyed for 25 years. ADDE analyses the needs of each client to better satisfy them, seeking the most suitable methods, installs itself the material it knows better than anyone. ADDE is one of the few French companies to manufacture the majority of the material that it installs in the field of cinema. ADDE also monitors operations (after-sales service, maintenance, troubleshooting, development of installation, and technical management).

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

ADDE Media Contact:
Didier Rosset
Email: didier.rosset@adde.fr

Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé Media Contact:
Claudine Félix
Email: c.felix@cinemasgaumontpathe.com

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