GDC Technology and NEC present groundbreaking live demonstration using GDC’s SX-3000 Standalone Integrated Media Block (“IMB”) and NEC’s 4K laser projector at CinemaCon 2012
CINEMACON, Las Vegas (April 26, 2012) – GDC Technology (“GDC Tech”), a world-leading digital cinema solution provider, and NEC, a leading provider of commercial LCD and projector solutions, have teamed up and presented the first-ever demonstration of High Frame Rate (“HFR”) in 3D utilizing a GDCSX-3000 Standalone IMB and NEC’s next-generation 4K-resolution laser projector at NEC’s Milano Meeting Suite during CinemaCon 2012.
The demonstration showcased how the combined capabilities of NEC’s and GDC Tech’s digital cinema solutions are capable of achieving HFR laser projection in 3D using the Standalone IMB, which continues to drive cutting-edge digital cinema technology. NEC’s 4K-resolution laser projector is designed for varying screen sizes and installation flexibility using the latest 4K DMD from Texas Instruments. Apart from HFR capability in both 2D and 3D, GDC Tech’s SX-3000 Standalone IMB permits long-distance 2K and 4K content streaming and remote access via gigabit Ethernet, thereby greatly simplifying multiplex operation.
“NEC and GDC Tech are uniquely positioned to leverage their respective technologies to make the revolutionary demonstration possible at CinemaCon,” said Jim Reisteter, General Manager of Digital Cinema at NEC Display Solutions. “Tradeshow visitors witnessed a stunning display of the high level of brightness, color gamut, and saturation. The NEC laser projector in tandem with GDC Tech’ SX-3000 IMB delivers a visual experience second to none which is paramount to satisfying both the current and future market needs of the industry.”
“We truly value our partnership with NEC. This revolutionary demonstration shows that GDC Tech and NEC will continue to push the limits of digital cinema by exploring new innovations and offering the industry’s most advanced technology that can enhance exhibitor business,” said Dr. Man-Nang Chong, founder, and CEO of GDC Tech. “Research and development are essential to our business and in addressing the needs of the market, and GDC Tech is delighted to unveil the SX-3000 Standalone IMB which enables significant cost savings in the construction of digital multiplexes and effortlessly simplifies theatre management.”
About GDC Technology Limited (www.gdc–tech.com)
As one of the world’s leading global solution providers for digital cinema, media delivery, and display markets, GDC Technology (GDC Tech) has successfully delivered and installed digital cinema servers, projection, and 3D systems worldwide. GDC Tech is currently the largest supplier of digital cinema servers throughout Asia and the second largest provider of digital cinema servers worldwide, serving its customers through offices in the US, Spain, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and China. GDC Tech is a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group.
About NEC (www.nec.com/global/solutions/digitalcinema/)
Combining advanced DLP Cinema® projectors with reliable multiplex and screen servers, NEC Display Solutions’ Digital Cinema Projector Series offers the most comprehensive digital cinema solution on the market today. These 3D-capable models enable theaters to deliver stunning digital images regardless of screen size, while simplifying theater management and reducing costs. All of NEC’s digital cinema projectors meet DCI specifications for performance and reliability, meeting the requirements of today’s cinema industry. NEC also offers full digital signage solutions, highlighted by its award-winning 32”-82” LCD displays and multimedia projectors, for lobbies, concessions, and concourses
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