GDC Technology Showcases Its Award-winning Products at CineEurope 2019

Game-changing technology to automate workflow along with HFR media servers and cost-effective audio solution paves the way for the cinema industry to enter the future

BARCELONA, June 18, 2019 GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’), a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today that it will showcase the Best New Technology of CinemaCon and other new products at this year’s CineEurope, held from June 17 to 20, 2019at the CCIB. The new products include an expanded capability to manage up to 30 screens with its centralized cinema automation system, a 4K high frame rate (HFR) and 4K 3D nextgeneration FAST (Flexible Architecture Stable Technology) media server series, an innovative costeffective DTS: X™ audio solution in partnership with MAG Audio and a bespoke allinone media server designed for cinema display technologies.
“The European cinema market is one of the most diverse, innovative, and dynamic regions in the world with cinema owners constantly facing both challenges and opportunities to engage and attract audiences,” said Dr. ManNang Chong, founder, chairman, and CEO of GDC Technology. “Our goal is to continually satisfy their needs by introducing reliable solutions, helping exhibitors reduce operating costs, and improve screening quality with advanced technologies. CineEuropeis the perfect venue to showcase our continued investment in their future.”
Expanded Cinema Automation 2.0 (CA2.0) capability
The revolutionary GDC CA2.0 incorporates the SCL Mk2Centralized Playback Server Series, integrated centralized storage and playback system designed to streamline content management, and leverages machine intelligence to increase efficiency by several orders of magnitude while dramatically reducing the need for human intervention.

The SCL Mk2 Series is the world’s first scalable centralized playback solution:

  • SCL1000 Mk2up to 8 screens,
  • SCL2000 Mk29 to 14 screen,
  • SCL3000 Mk215 to 21 screens and
  • SCL4000 Mk222 to 30 screens.
Key benefits of SCL Mk2 Series servers
SCL Mk2 Series servers offer each auditorium access to a wide assortment of movies from a centralized server without the need for local storage attached to every media server. They are designed with scalability and reliability in mind. Their storage capacity can be customized based on the number of screens (from 4 to 30) and the number of movie titles (up to a few thousand DCPs) to be stored and streamed to all the auditoriums. With the storage capacity increased by up to 100 times when compared to the traditional method and the capability to ingest and playback to multiple auditoriums simultaneously, SCL Mk2 Series servers are the answer to exhibitors’ demand for an “online” content solution that enables them to maintain competitiveness in today’s market.
In addition to automating the complex procedure of manually preparing or editing show playlists, CA2.0 incorporates other impressive advances, such as:
  • the system intelligently manages equipment power supply and assures industry-standard screening quality automatically by smart testing and analysis;
  • its sophisticated failsafe design helps eliminate interruptions by ensuring that every screening continues undisturbed in the highly unlikely event of a central server failure.

SRSeries Standalone IntegratedMedia Block™ with FAST (Flexible Architecture Stable Technology) for advanced cinematic imagery based on proven technology from GDC, a cinema owner’s reliable choice since 2000, GDC’s SR Family was introduced in March at CinemaCon 2017 to rave reviews by exhibitors. This year, the product line expands to include two new media server series designed with advanced features to enhance the imagery.

Key features and benefits of the new SRSeries IMBs

  • Compatibility with the next generation of DLP Cinema® projectors

SR5400 Series is capable of playing DCP content in 4K 3D and 4K@60fps and seamlessly integrates the next generation of DLP Cinema projectors for Barco, Christie, and NEC. The SR6400C is capable of 4K@120fps, 4K@240fps in 3D mode, and compatible with the new Christie® projector featuring ReaLaser™ illumination and CineLife+™.

  • Features CineCache™

The SRSeries is designed with diskless CineCache™ (builtin cache memory). Content playback can be performed without the need for local HDD storage.

  • Supports playback of thousands of movies

Take full advantage of show scheduling with Ultra Storage technology that enables the playback of thousands of movies with CA2.0.

  • High reliability

Ultrareliable SRSeries media servers with builtin embedded power electronics used in medical and military products ensuring the overall system stability.

  • Userfriendly and intuitive webbased user interface

The webbased IBM SMS offers a userfriendly and intuitive UI. With draganddrop, filtering, and navigating functions, operators can easily switch between tabs or pages. Also, wireless access is also enabled by using mobile devices such as a smartphone or tablet.

Key features and benefits of the costeffective DTS:X audio solution with MAGCinema solutions

  • Traditional cinema processor is not necessary: DANA amplifiers are equipped with digital AES/EBU inputs and necessary processing to receive bitstream directly from the GDC’s media server, thus removing the need for an external cinema processor.
  • Clear sound with minimum conversions: Only one digitaltoanalog conversion preserves as much original content as possible.
  • Failsafe operation: The distributed system will keep on working even with some of its components are out of order. Components are easy to reassign or replace.
  • Easy to connect: Minimal number of devices means easy wiring, simplifying system building, and speeding up the setup process.
  • Lower systems costs: With fewer devices, total system building costs including setup and tuning expenses are dramatically reduced.
  • Unprecedented 10year speaker warranty: speakers used with factory-supplied presets, are covered by 10 years manufacturer warranty.

A proud sponsor of CineEurope

GDC is cosponsoring the Happy Hour on the Trade Show Floor on June 18 at 3:00 pm. In addition, GDC will participate the ICT seminar Series panel discussion on disruptive technologies on June 16 at 2:15 pm and present on Innovations in the Pipeline on 18 June at 2:45 pm. Also, GDC will participate in the panel discussing minitheatres and movies on demand on June 19 at 3:30 pm. To discover more about the numerous benefits of the CA 2.0 and the innovative FAST media servers, along with other GDC digital cinema products, visit GDC in meeting room 131, Level P1. Interested delegates can contact GDC to arrange an individual meeting with a sales consultant at

About GDC Technology Limited (
GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’) is a leading digital cinema solutions provider. GDC develops, manufactures, and sells media servers, content storage systems, theatre management systems, and network operations center software for the global cinema industry. GDC is a licensee of the DTS: Xobjectbased immersive sound technology from DTS, Inc. for the development of its media servers. In addition, GDC also provides a suite of digital cinema products and services, including integrated projection systems, 3D products, projector lamps, and silver screens. GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, a GDC subsidiary, manages VPFs for over 6,300 theatre screens and with more than 650 studios or motion picture distributors worldwide.
Standalone Integrated Media Block and CineCache are trademarks of GDC Technology Limited
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