GDC Technology and Barco to showcase the industry’s first Standalone Integrated Media Block at CineAsia 2011
Hong Kong (December 5, 2011) – GDC Technology (“GDC Tech”), a world-leading digital cinema solution provider, and Barco, a digital cinema pioneer, cordially invite you to come and experience the digital cinema industry’s first-ever Standalone Integrated Media Block (“IMB”) on the tradeshow floor (GDC Tech booth #311) at CineAsia from the 6th through the 8th of December, 2011 in Hong Kong. This live demonstration will utilize a Barco DP2K-20C DLP Cinema® projector with the GDC Standalone Integrated Media Block (“IMB”).
This revolutionary demonstration will showcase how the combined capabilities of Barco’s and GDC’s digital cinema solution are capable of achieving content playback whilst eliminating the need for an external SMS and file server, which allows for incredible flexibility of boothless installation and effortless theatre management. The feature-rich Standalone IMB supports higher frame rates in both 2D and 3D and it also supports both 2K and 4K resolutions. The real breakthrough in GDC Standalone IMB is the complete remote access and streaming of the DCP content to a projector with IMB without the need for an SMS and/or file server. The expanded compatibility supports HDMI input, 3G HD-SDI input, 2D and 3D live streaming and allows for image scaling from HD to 4K. Moreover, the elegant Standalone IMB is designed to be fully FIPS140 and DCI compliant and retains the unique features, high reliability and performance level of GDC’s original IMB server models.
“Barco and GDC Tech are both committed to drive state-of-the-art digital cinema technology,” said Mr. Tang Feng, Barco’s managing director sales & service and VP sales entertainment for greater china, “Barco and GDC Tech’s groundbreaking demonstration at CineAsia is intended to inspire exhibitors that we can keep them ahead of the digital cinema curve, by offering the most advanced solutions. We truly value our long-standing partnership with GDC Tech and look forward to more success that lies ahead.”
“GDC Tech is proud to reach a new milestone by showcasing the industry’s first feature-rich Standalone IMB with Barco projector at CineAsia,” said Dr. Man-Nang Chong, founder and CEO of GDC Tech. “This innovation reinforces our mission to offer the most cutting-edge technology to enable the exhibitors with even better operational efficiency, not to mention the extreme cost-saving in building a digital cinema multiplex. We are confident we will see more innovative research and collaboration between GDC Tech and Barco in the years to come.”
Visit us at CineAsia 2011 (www.cineasia.com):
Booth No. 311, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, December 6-8
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About GDC Technology (www.gdc-tech.com)
As one of the world’s leading global solution providers for digital cinema, media delivery and display markets, GDC Technology (“GDC Tech”) has successfully delivered and installed digital cinema servers, projection and 3D systems worldwide. GDC Tech is currently the largest supplier of digital cinema servers throughout Asia and the second largest provider of digital cinema servers worldwide, serving its customers through offices in the US, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and China. GDC Tech is a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group.
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.