GDC Technology Unveils a Wide Range of Digital Cinema Solutions at CinemaCon 2015
CINEMACON, Las Vegas (April 20, 2015) – GDC Technology Limited (“GDC”), a world-leading digital cinema solutions provider, will showcase a wide range of digital cinema solutions to meet the growing need for content storage, theatre management systems with cost-effective library media server and automation device, and the richest, most realistic immersive audio from DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI) at booth 2318A, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas from April 21st to 23rd during CinemaCon 2015. CinemaCon delegates visiting the GDC booth will have the opportunity to experience GDC’sinnovative digital cinema solutions that save you time and money in your cinema multiplex operation as well as immersive audio needs.
SX–3000 Standalone Integrated Media BlockTM (“IMB”) with scalable storage solutions
GDC designs and manufactures the industry’s first standalone IMB that eliminates the need for an external file server. The SX–3000 IMB raises the standard for digital cinema solutions with its simplicity, flexibility, and ease of use. It offers High Frame Rate (“HFR”) capability in both 2D and 3D, seamlessly integrated live 2D/3D support, digital connectivity for alternative content such as 3G–SDI, and certified HDMI input with broadcast-quality image scaling. With more than 40,000 worldwide auditoriums installed with GDC media blocks, SX–3000 IMB is the most stable standalone IMB that significantly lowers operation, maintenance, and installation costs.
As the ideal complement to the SX–3000 IMB solution, GDC designs and manufactures industrial-grade storage devices to work in an arduous 24×7 cinema environment. The Portable Storage device is equipped with 4 redundant hot-swappable units of enterprise-grade 2.5” HDDs; it is designed for boothless operation where the Portable Storage can be attached to the DLP Cinema®projectors. The rack–mount Enterprise Storage and Enterprise Storage Plus devices provide robust and versatile storage options ranging from 4TB to 16TB of redundant hot-swappable storage that is based on 5 units of enterprise-grade 3.5” HDDs. The Enterprise Storage Plus features a built–in CRU that provides direct content playback from CRU –a unique product in the digital cinema market. All GDC industrial-designed storage devices also offer an optional 10-year warranty(excluding HDDs).
GDC’s IMB featuring built–in real-time DTS:X immersive audio decoder
With cinemas worldwide adopting immersive sound to bring audiences a superior cinematic experience, GDC and DTS:X work together to offer premier immersive audio DTS:X to cinemas worldwide. At the tradeshow, GDC shall demonstrate a built-in real-time DTS:X decoder to render the richest, most realistic immersive soundscape at Brenden Theatres at The Palms Hotel and Casino. To spearhead DTS:X adoption, GDC has been appointed a worldwide DTS:X certification services agent with an exclusive appointment in Asia.
TMS-2000 Theatre Management System
GDC’s TMS-2000 TheatreManagement System (“TMS-2000”) delivers the ultimate user experience with over 50 new features and improvements from its legendary TMS-1000which are in use in over 14,500 auditoriums worldwide. Its startup time is 13 times faster than the previous version and is compatible across most Microsoft Windows platforms. Some of the key new features are (i) SmartRestore function that enables server recovery in one-click, (ii) new AppleiPad app, TmsRemoteTM that extends theatre management to mobile platforms for utmost convenience, and (iii) QualityManager module that brings excellent value in ensuring optimal levels for projector brightness, crisp color, and lucid audio. By streamlining theatre operations with automated workflow, the TMS-2000 makes theatre management highly efficient and assures quality screening that is less prone to human error.
ACS-2800 Automation Control System
GDC’s ACS-2800 is a new automation product that is specially designed for digital cinemas to help exhibitors to achieve automatic control of their lighting, sound, and screening equipment with maximum efficiency. ACS-2800 enables users to control and manage their theatrical equipment with multiple options of interfaces including software-based Ethernet, GPIO, and commonly-used physical buttons required for daily theatre operations. ACS-2800 is a rack-mount and provides a quick-connecting wiring design making installation, maintenance, and replacement easier and faster. More than 600 screens are currently using ACS-2800 for their automation need since early 2014.
CLA-2000 Content Library Adapter
The CLA-2000 Content Library Adapter (“CLA-2000”) is an innovative content ingest and backup solution that streamlines theatre operations. Users can simultaneously transfer content from a single CRU drive to backup storage devices such as the GDC’s Portable Storage, Enterprise Storage, or Enterprise Storage Plus; ingest content from a Linux based CRU drive to a Windows-based LMS server; and access content on the storage connected to the CLA-2000 over a network using the NFS/CIFS and FTP protocols on any client computer. The CLA-2000 also offers 2 USB ports and 2 eSATA ports to concurrently connect up to 4 storage devices, supporting access to all major file systems and takes the multiple files transferring workload away from a TMS server.
An Innovative Library Management System
GDC introduces an innovative Library Management System (“LMS”) by combining the powerful features of CLA–2000 Content Library Adapter, Enterprise Storage Plus, and TMS–2000 Theatre Management System. The proposed LMS and TMS system is highly efficient and fulfills beyond the theatres’ operational needs and budgetary expectations.
Central Management System(“CMS”)
GDC’s Central Management System features state-of-the-art technology that empowers exhibitors to control an entire cinema circuit with the click of a button. By connecting all the remote TMS to a CMS server, the Central Management System allows users to manage cinema equipment and movie playback across multiple locations from a single computer. It is also the only technology in the market that allows users to manage a multiplicity of content, including CPL, DCP, KDM, and SPLs.
Technical Training Sessions
GDC will offer technical training sessions to participants for GDC’s entire spectrum of digital cinema solutions at CinemaCon. The various sessions will introduce innovative product offerings, turnkey service, support solutions, and technical training.
To RSVP for training sessions, or if you require more information, please contact us at rsvp@gdc–tech.com.
Visit us at CinemaCon 2015 (www.cinemacon.com):
Booth No. 2318A, Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109, April 21st–23rd, 2015
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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