GDC’s Integrated Media Block (IMB) is awarded industry’s First FIPS Level 3 Certification
Hong Kong (March 16, 2011) – GDC Technology (“GDC”), a world leading digital cinema solution provider, is delighted to announce that its Integrated Media Block (IMB) has been officially awarded the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 Level 3 validation certificate. The certification was awarded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a non-regulatory federal agency within the US Department of Commerce, after a recommendation made by InfoGard Laboratories, an accredited Cryptographic ModuleTesting Laboratory under Lab Code 100432-0 of the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program.
GDC is the very first digital cinema equipment manufacturer to receive such an accolade for IMB and meets DCI security requirement. Obtaining FIPS Level 3 certification means that GDC’s IMB meets the highest level of DCI security requirements for protection against malicious hacking, infringement and theft of digital content. FIPS are security standards developed by the NIST covering detailed specifications for physical and mechanical design, electronic circuitry, software, interfaces, and computer algorithms.
“The FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validation entails a rigorous and complex testing process that scrutinizes the security design and implementation,” said Ken Kolstad, General Manager, InfoGard Laboratories. “It is one of the toughest objectives for DCI equipment manufacturers to meet and we congratulate GDC for achieving this significant milestone.”
“We are elated to receive this certification which marks an important milestone for GDC,” said Dr. Man-Nang Chong, founder and CEO of GDC Technology. “GDC digital cinema servers are designed to comply DCI specifications and the FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certification signifies that GDC servers offer the highest level of security. I am very proud of my team for working relentlessly to ensure our products remain at the forefront of digital cinema technology.”
The official GDC IMB FIPS 140-2 NIST certificate is number 1518.
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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. 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 InfoGard Laboratories (www.infogard.com)
For the last two years, InfoGard has validated more FIPS 140-2 cryptographic modules than any other laboratory. As the first Federally Accredited FIPS Laboratory to perform cryptographic module validation testing, InfoGard has the experience, relationships and tools in place to help companies attain the FIPS 140-2 validations their products require.
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