GDC Technology Heralds a New Era for Cinema Operation with its 6th Generation SR-1000 Media Block

SR1000 Standalone Integrated Media Block with Cinema Automation CA2.0 offers a future proof solution, enabling failsafe operation and significantly reduces the cinema operation expenses

LAS VEGAS, April 23, 2018 GDC Technology Limited, a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, unveiled today its groundbreaking 6th generation integrated media block (IMB) and cinema automation system to the cinema industry at CinemaCon 2018 held from April 23 to 26.

SR1000 Standalone Integrated Media Block™

By leveraging on GDC’s 18 years of R&D in media server and its profound knowledge in cinema operations, SR1000IMBis designed from scratch by using the latest and most powerful semiconductor and power electronics used in medical and military products. SR1000 is a very important milestone for GDC and cinema operations with a number of breakthrough features. It introduces a new feature known as CineCache™ (builtin cache memory) that allows content playback in the absence of a local HDD storage. Another important feature is UltraStorage that enables the content management and playback of over a thousand movies from a central server with CA2.0technology. The elimination of content ingestion to each and every auditorium’s media server is an important breakthrough in cinema operation; it significantly reduces downtime and saves both time and money. SR1000, which uses semiconductors designed for medical and military products, recently passed the most stringent QA program conducted by the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing, and certification company. SR1000 IMB also received digital Cinema Initiative (DCI) compliance in March 2018.

SR1000 and SX4000 feature a completely new user interface (UI), enabling SMS to be used remotely through a web browser. By detaching the UI from a touchscreen monitor that is closely tied to the IMB, the SMS can now run remotely on a cellphone, iPad, tablet, laptop, or PC with a browser.

The SR1000 IMB seamlessly integrates with series 1, 2, and 3 DLP Cinema projectors including Barco, Christie, and NEC which will be demonstrated at CinemaCon 2018. This latest technology designed for near-zeromaintenance is made available to all three generations of projectors using one common media server UI.

Cinema Automation 2.0 (CA2.0)

The revolutionary Cinema Automation CA2.0 from GDC is the firstever centralized solution to provide comprehensive automated management of content storage and playback, show scheduling, power supply, and screening quality providing exhibitors the best solution to save time, effort and cost. CA2.0 works seamlessly with GDC’s SR1000, SX3000, and SX4000 IMBs.

GDC CA 2.0 incorporates the SCL2000 Centralized Storage Playback Solution, an 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 SCL2000 is truly a gamechanger in that it is the world’s first solution that is capable of playback of 1,000 movies to as many as 14 screens from a centralized server, greatly increasing programming flexibility and eliminating the need for local storage.

The combined solution of SR1000 IMB and Cinema Automation CA2.0 is the world’s first local HDD storagefree solution to increase the efficiency and quality of cinema management. Both SR1000 and Cinema Automation CA2.0 are available in the market for order now; CA2.0 has already been deployed and proven with 20 multiplexes with SR1000, SX3000, and SX4000 IMB in China, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore, and the US.

“This is one of the most important milestones in GDC history,” said ManNang Chong, founder, chairman, and CEO of GDC Technology Limited. SR1000 and CA2.0 are quantum leaps in digital cinema operation based on DCI-specified media server. It took nearly three years to develop the most efficient media server solution to integrate with every DLP Cinema projector model from the original Series 1 to the upcoming Series 3 platform. We are honored to herald the cinema operation into a new era.

Be amazed by the showcase

Live demonstrations of a 14screen megaplex with the CA2.0 and SR1000and SX4000IMB will be staged at the GDC futuristic booth from April 24 to 26 to showcase this unparalleled product solution.

Find Out More

To discover more about the numerous benefits of the innovative CA2.0, SR1000, and SX4000 IMB, along with other GDC digital cinema products, visit GDC at Booth #2103A at CinemaCon 2018 from April 24 to 26 at Caesars Palace.

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:X® objectbased 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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