Thailand’s largest theatre chain, Major Cineplex, partners with GDC Technology for comprehensive digital cinema installations
Hong Kong (January 6, 2014)–GDC Technology Limited (“GDC Technology”), a world-leading digital cinema solutions provider, is proud to announce that it is supplying major Cineplex with a wide range of digital cinema equipment and services, including servers, projectors, 3D systems as well as cineplex management solutions through Theatre Management Systems (TMS) and Network Operations Center (NOC) for its circuit wide digital deployment.
Major Cineplex is the largest theatre chain in Thailand with over 70% market share of the Thai cinema industry’s admission revenue. It has built the first–of–its–kind standalone cineplex in Thailand and has been expanding its cineplex network over the past 18 years to bring a full spectrum of entertainment and film repertoire to moviegoers.
With installations and dedicated local service support provided by GDC Technology’s professional engineers, the digital rollout has already begun and is expected to be concluded by early 2014, and encompasses the deployment of 289 digital cinema servers, projectors, and 34 sets of 3D systems. In addition, Major Cineplex has already deployed GDC Technology’s TMS to manage and automate the running of 239 digital screens across 23theatres. In response to the expanding infrastructure of the theatre network, GDC Technology’s TMS deployment is expected to further expand to the entire circuit of Major Cineplex in the coming year.
GDC Technology’s TMS, which has been used by many leading exhibitors across the world, manages all content, playlists, scheduling, and reporting of a cineplex via an easy–to–use interface. It offers a centralized point of control for an entire cineplex and supports major DCI-compliant digital cinema projectors and servers. Currently, over 11,000 screens worldwide are successfully managed by GDC Technology’s TMS and the number continues to increase with the growing global demand.
Jim Patterson, Director of New Business with Major Cineplex, commented “We are extremely delighted to be working with GDC Technology to bring the projection quality to the next level while elevating our moviegoers’ cinematic experience. This tremendous partnership has uniquely provided us with both improved and brighter quality, and onsite service while saving significant costs at the same time. GDC Technology is our supplier of choice for current and future expansion.”
“We’re honored to support major Cineplexfor its digital cinema deployment as a pioneer in Thailandexhibition,” said Dr. Man–Nang Chong, founder, and CEO of GDC Technology. “We are committed to providing high-quality digital cinema solutions in partnering with Major Cineplex to grow its business in the years ahead.”
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.
About MajorCineplex Group Plc (https://www.majorcineplex.com/)
Major Cineplex Group Plc (MAJOR) is Thailand’s leading Lifestyle Entertainment Company with a core business in cinema, bowling, karaoke, ice skating rink, retails space, film distribution, and advertising media. Currently MAJOR commands nearly 80% market share of the Thai cinema industry’s admissions revenue. MAJOR operated 7 different brands as follows with a total of 68 branches, 480 screens, and about 120,000 seats. MAJOR continues to add about 100 new screens a year.
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