GDC Cinema Automation Reaches Milestone

Award-winning Cinema Automation CA2.0 with the SCL Series Centralized Playback Servers to be Showcased at CinemaCon 2024

LAS VEGAS, April 9, 2024 — GDC Technology Limited, a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today that by the end of 2023, Cinema Automation CA2.0 was deployed in nearly 400 multiplexes with SR-1000 IMB in 19 countries across four continents including Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. GDC is showcasing its Cinema Automation CA2.0, a groundbreaking cinema automation system to motion pictures exhibitors during trade show hours at CinemaCon 2024 from April 9 to 11. 


The revolutionary GDC Cinema Automation CA2.0 (“CA2.0”) is the first-ever centralized solution to provide comprehensive automated management of content storage and playback, show scheduling, power supplies to cinema equipment and screening quality – providing exhibitors the complete solution to save labor, time, energy and cost. GDC CA2.0 incorporates the SCL Series centralized playback servers capable of streaming DCP content to the ultra-reliable SR-1000 IMB to as many as 30 screens. 


The SCL-series servers, which are designed with scalability and reliability in mind, 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. The SCL-series servers feature the capability to customize the storage 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 over 100 times when compared to the traditional method, the SCL-series servers, when integrated with CA2.0, streamline content management and leverages machine intelligence to increase efficiency while dramatically reducing the need for human intervention. 


Key Benefits of Cinema Automation CA2.0
The SCL Series centralized servers is truly a game-changer in that it is the world’s first solution for cinemas that is capable of playback of thousands of movies to as many as 30 screens from a centralized server, greatly increasing programming flexibility and eliminating the need for local storage.

The SCL Series servers offer three breakthroughs: 

  • No content ingestion time
  • Increases playback reliability by 30 times
  • Stores over 100 times more content for every auditorium 

In addition to automating the complex procedures of manually preparing or editing show playlists, CA2.0 incorporates other impressive advances, such as:

  • The system intelligently manages equipment power supply and assures screening quality automatically. 
  • Its sophisticated fail-safe design helps eliminate interruptions by ensuring that every screening continues undisturbed in the highly unlikely event of a central server failure.

“CA2.0 aims to provide highly automated solutions for the cinema operators, especially with many DCPs to manage. We constantly listen to our customers to better understand their evolving needs as the industry changes”, said Dr. Man-Nang Chong, founder and CEO of GDC Technology Limited. “With CA2.0 central server, content such as screen advertisements and DCP movies can now be stored in a central location, and no longer need to be loaded to the individual auditoriums, significantly improving the operation efficiency of a cinema multiplex.”

About GDC Technology Limited

GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’) is a leading digital cinema solutions provider with its manufacturing facility certified with ISO 9001:2015 by SGS. GDC develops, manufactures, and sells cinema projector, media server for both projector and LED cinema display, content storage system, cinema enterprise software including theatre management system and advanced cinema automation system for the global cinema industry. GDC is a licensee of the DTS Surround and DTS:X with IAB, the 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 LED cinema, 3D product, audio equipment, projector lamp, post-production service, and Electronic Delivery System (EDS).


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SOURCE:                        GDC Technology