GDC Technology Brings the Latest Immersive Sound to Florida’s EPIC Theatres
ShowEast, Hollywood (October 13, 2015) – GDC Technology Limited (“GDCTechnology“), a world–leading digital cinema solutions provider, is pleased to announce plans to install DTS:X, powered by GDC’s Immersive Sound Media Server (“SX–2000X”), in four premium large formats (“PLF”) screens at three new EPIC Theatres locations in the first quarter of 2016. As DTS:X worldwide certification service agent, GDC Technology will be leading the effort to provide EPIC Theatres with a complete DTS:X immersive sound solution. Launched at CinemaCon 2015, DTS:X offers exhibitors an affordable immersive sound technology for auditoriums of any size. GDC’s SX–2000X is the only digital cinema server currently available in the market capable of rendering DTS:X in real–time. The agreement with EPIC comprises theatres located in Orlando, Jacksonville, and Titusville, and marks one of the first wide–ranging DTS:X screen rollouts in the United States.
Founded in 2003, EPIC is a privately held motion picture exhibition company based in DeLand, Florida. The four planned PLF screens to be equipped with GDC’s SX–2000X to offer DTS:X immersive sound aligns with the company’s mission to provide the very best cinematic experience to all of its guests. The company currently operates 81 screens at seven sites and has plans to add more than 60 screens at five new sites as part of its future expansion.
“We have adopted GDC’s SX–2000X in our new premium auditoriums so our audiences can enjoy DTS:X, which provides the most vivid and lifelike cinema sound I’ve ever heard,” said Mr. Clint DeMarsh, vice president of EPIC Theatres. “The server’s built–in ability to render DTS:X in real-time is very impressive. By eliminating the need for an external immersive sound processor, the cost of converting a theatre screen is now manageable. We have collaborated with GDC Technology for over eight years, and we’re confident that its newfound solutions will be as reliable as their other digital cinema products.”
“We are honored that EPICTheatres has chosen our immersive sound solution. The company is one of our most forward–thinking customers, and one of the early adopters of GDC’s SX–2000X–a wise choice,” said Dr. Man–Nang Chong, GDC Technology’s founder, chairman, and CEO.“DTS:X, powered by GDC’s SX–2000X, offers superior sound and is very flexible and easily integrated, something that theatre owners will appreciate as they upgrade or build their theatres. But audiences win too–DTS:X’s flexible speaker layout and SX–2000X’s additional processing power now make immersive cinema sound available to a larger number of theatres than ever before, large and small alike and make it more widely affordable. We’re confident that it will be a great success for EPIC.”
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About EPIC Theatres (www.epictheatres.com)
Founded in 2003, EPIC Theatres is a privately held motion picture theatre circuit based in DeLand, Florida. The company currently operates 81screens at seven sites across three states. EPIC Theatres has embarked on an expansion program, with plans for a number of new stadium auditoriums over the next two years. EPIC Theatres is operated by third–generation exhibitors whose family built its first theatre in 1947. The company’s management and staff are proud to be a part of the exhibition industry and are dedicated to providing the ultimate movie–going experience in state–of–the–art theatres. The new DTS:X rollout includes two screens (auditoriums1 and 12) in Lee Vista, Orlando, one screen (auditorium 12) in Jacksonville, and one screen (the largest auditorium) in Titusville, scheduled for completion by the end of 2015, January 2016, and the first quarter of 2016, respectively.
About GDC Technology Limited (www.gdc–tech.com)
GDC Technology Limited is a digital cinema solutions provider. GDC Technology develops, manufactures, and sells digital cinema servers, content storage systems, theatre management systems, and network operations center software for digital cinema. In addition, GDC Technology is the appointed worldwide certification services agent, with exclusivity in Asia to certify DTS:X immersive sound auditoriums for DTS, Inc. GDC Technology also provides a suite of digital cinema products and services, including integrated projection systems, 3D products, projector lamps, and silver screens. GDC Technology’s subsidiary, GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, manages VPF for approximately 5,000 theatre screens and 250 motion picture distributors worldwide.
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