IMAGICA Lab. Inc. & GDC Technology Ltd. Launch Business Alliance, Bringing the Beginning of Electronic Delivery to Theaters
TOKYO, March 29, 2019 – IMAGICA Lab. Inc. and GDC Digital Cinema Network LLC, a subsidiary of GDC Technology Limited, announced today a business alliance on electronic delivery for theaters has been formed between the two companies. The preparations for the launch of the service have begun accordingly.
IMAGICA Lab. will begin electronic delivery services for feature films and trailers at 11 locations, including at Ikeburo and other Cinema Sunshine theaters (operated by Cinema Sunshine Co., Ltd.) using GDC’s system.
This business partnership has enabled IMAGICA Lab. to install GDC’s “Electronic Delivery System”(EDS), which has already been installed and operated in the Hong Kong market for more than 3 years. This system allows the safe and speedy transfer of feature films and trailers. Adopting the “EDS” will safely enable cloud–based transferring services of up to 100GB of Digital Cinema Packages (DCP) in approximately three to five hours with 100Mbps broadband internet speed. Operating the said transferring services without new investment is also made possible for theaters.
IMAGICA Lab., in addition to their proprietary “HONOLUA” system that began services in 2016, aims to expand on their electronic delivery services with the combined operation of its newly adopted “EDS” system. On the other hand, GDC, with its solution, “CINEMA AUTOMATION 2.0”, have continued their research and development in the automation of theater operations. With the development of the “EDS”, long–standing issues regarding the electronic delivery of feature films have been made possible. In light of this partnership, “EDS” will be adopted as a useful and worthy service successor to the currently popular DCP delivery method. GDC will continue developing products aimed towards facilitating the smooth operation of theaters, as well as any other demands required in the film industry.
IMAGICA Lab., with the goal of becoming a visual communication company for the new generation of films, has merged and changed its company name last year. Through this partnership with GDC, the largest installation base of digital cinema servers in the Asian Pacific region and a major digital cinema solution provider with the second-largest share in the world, IMAGICA Lab. will continue to use its experience and technology in order to support the needs of customers in this ever–changing film industry.
About GDC Technology Limited (www.gdc–tech.com)
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: X® object–based 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.
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