GDC Technology unveils complete cinema solutions at CinemaCon2014
CINEMACON, Las Vegas(March 24, 2014)–GDC Technology Limited (“GDC Technology”), a world-leading digital cinema solutions provider, will showcase a comprehensive set of reliable and cost–effective digital cinema solutions at booth 2318A at CinemaCon 2014 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, March 24 – 27.
CinemaCon delegates will get a chance to learn how GDC Technology’s comprehensive cinema solutions and turnkey service support can help to simplify an exhibitor’s operations.
SX–3000 Standalone IMB® with Portable and/or Enterprise Storage
The revolutionary SX–3000 Standalone IMB®is the industry’s first standalone IMB which eliminates the need for an external file server and therefore reduces maintenance and operation costs. It fulfills all Hollywood specifications including multiple image resolutions and high frame rate (“HFR”) playback in both 2D and 3D. It also supports the need for alternative content screening such as automated DVD/Blu–ray playback and 3D live screening without additional hardware being required.
The SX–3000 Standalone IMB®works seamlessly with Portable and/or Enterprise Storage, which provides scalable and reliable storage to manage movie content. Portable Storage is a compact and light device that provides up to 3TB of hot-swappable storage. It can be easily mounted on all types of DLP Cinema®projectors and is perfect for boothless cinema design, whereas Enterprise Storage, is designed for enterprise-level storage management and can be easily inserted into the projector pedestals. Enterprise Storage provides larger storage options ranging from 4TB, 6TB to 8TB of redundant hot-swappable storage.
Content Library Adapter(CLA–1000)
The Content Library Adapter(CLA–1000) is a solution that can help exhibitors transfer and safeguard content in an easy and cost-effective manner. It complements GDCTechnology’s scalable storage solution with a number of noteworthy features.
First of all, it is applicable to various TMS platforms including Windows and Linux which easily interfaces between backup storage and TMS. Content can be either ingested to a TMS library and backup storage simultaneously or just be selectively transferred from a TMS library to backup storage.
Secondly, it can help minimize downtime with a backup storage container that can be replicated for backup storage anytime. Backup storage can be easy detached from the CLA–1000user interface to replace a failed storage device, thereby minimizing downtime.
The CLA–1000 can also help save time and labor costs of transferring content for theatres without any TMS as it allows content transfer via a standard OS computer control interface. Exhibitors can save costs by i) transferring content from one screen storage device to another through Ethernet cable without physically relocating a device and ii) transferring content from a CRU to multiple screens simultaneously through a Local Area Network instead of ingesting content manually from a CRU to storage devices one by one.
Theatre Management System (TMS–1000) and Quality Management System (QMS–1000)
GDC Technology’s Theatre Management System(TMS–1000)is a powerful tool that offers users a centralized point of control for an entire cineplex. More than 12,000 screens in over 1,700 theatres worldwide are being managed by GDC Technology’s TMS–1000 to automate and streamline their operations. The latest TMS version 4.0 with a new architecture design and multiple feature enhancements is scheduled to be released before CinemaCon2014. Users will experience a new design of user interface with full control of cinema equipment including servers, projectors, and sound processors, easy scheduling with POS integration, and a faster content verification process. Moreover, the Quality Management System (QMS–1000) which can be integrated with the TMS–1000, performs automatic monitor and data analysis of luminance, chromaticity, and sound–pressure level. It provides test reports in multiple formats and carries out intelligent and automatic adjustments to ensure a high-quality movie experience.
Visit us at CinemaCon2014 (www.cinemacon.com): Booth No. 2318A, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, March 24–27, 2014
About GDC Technology Limited (www.gdc–tech.com)
GDC Technology Limited (“GDC Technology”) is a leading global digital cinema solutions provider with the largest installed base of digital cinema servers in the Asia–Pacific region and the second-largest globally. GDC Technology develops, manufactures, and sells digital cinema servers that meet the highly demanding performance, security, and reliability requirements established by Hollywood studios. GDC Technology also provides a comprehensive suite of digital cinema products and services providing exhibitors and distributors with a one–stop solution for exhibiting digital cinema content, including integrated projection systems, 3D products, projector lamps, and silver screens. Its subsidiary, GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, has 6 years of VPF experience and manages over 4,600 screens across 600 VPF agreements with worldwide content distributors and exhibitors. Founded in Singapore in 1999 and headquartered in Hong Kong, GDC Technology has established a global market presence and strong brand recognition with 11 offices and 28local service centers around the world. GDC Technology is a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group.
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