GDC Technology’s new Japan office to supply digital cinema servers to Japanese exhibitors involving over 1000 screens
CINEASIA, Hong Kong (December 6, 2011) – GDC Technology (“GDC Tech”), a world-leading digital cinema solution provider, is pleased to announce today that its sister company GDC Digital Cinema Network GG (“GDC DCN”), has commenced supplying servers to major Japanese exhibitors involving over 1000 screens. To date over 600 GDC servers have been installed and the remaining installations are expected to be completed by 2012. Xebex Inc, a subsidiary of USHIO Inc, and a leading system integration company in Japan, is responsible for the installation and maintenance of all of GDC’s servers in Japan.
To meet the significant and growing demand for digital cinema in Japan, GDC DCN, which specializes in the deployment of digital cinema systems, after-sales support, and virtual print fee (“VPF”) administration services, has opened a new office in Tokyo. The new office assures comprehensive and immediate after-sales and technical support catering to distributors and exhibitors, including those who have already joined GDC’s VPF program.
“We are very honored to be part of the GDC DCN team in Japan. More and more Japanese exhibitors are embracing digital cinema and GDC Tech’s state-of-the-art digital cinema solutions will help them through the conversion process,” said Fumihito Tsukamoto, president of GDC DCN. Mr. Tsukamoto brings a wealth of experience from his previous roles in the Japan exhibition market. Prior to joining GDC DCN, he served as general manager of Toho Co., Ltd.’s new technologies R&D department where he accelerated the technology development and digitalization for its cinemas. Prior to his role with Toho Co. Ltd., Mr. Tsukamoto worked at Virgin Cinemas in Japan where he held senior management positions and led the company’s technology promotion.
“We are excited to establish a business presence and new office in Japan. Our customers can now enjoy the added convenience of our reliable sales and technical support team without any geographical barriers,” said Dr. Man-Nang Chong, founder, and CEO of GDC Tech. “With an experienced team on the ground, we are confident that GDC will be one of the key players in Japan’s digital cinema revolution.”
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.
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