GDC Technology unveils high-performance SA-2100A and SA-2100T Digital Cinema Servers
SHOWEAST, USA (Oct 13, 2008) – GDC Technology today launches two new models SA-2100A and SA-2100T Digital Cinema Server, its fourth generation digital cinema playback servers designed to fully comply with DCI specifications and FIPS-140 security requirements. SA-2100A and SA-2100T are advanced versions of the highlysuccessful model SA-2100, retaining all its features which include: 2K/4K DCI MXF JPEG2000 playback, DCI MXF JPEG2000 3D playback, MPEG2 MXF Interop playback, CineLink II™ link encryption, CineCanvas™ image and
subtitling management, FIPS-140 security features, DCI approved forensic watermarking, HDTV live streaming/store-and-forward capabilities, highly stable Linux-based operating system, touch screen user interface and ingest of Digital Cinema Packages (DCPs) via physical media, network and satellite.
SA-2100A and SA-2100T offer increased storage capacity and flexibility, and come with a number of new features(visit https://www.gdc-tech.com/sa2100A.htm for details):
• Redundant hot swappable 2TB content storage
• Built-in support for a pluggable Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Sled that allows for high-speed ingest of DCPs
[not available for SA-2100T]
• Integrated DVD-ROM drive for ingest of DCPs from DVDs [not available for SA-2100T]
• Dual redundant hot swappable power supplies to safeguard against power supply failure
• 16-pin General Purpose Input/output Port (GPIO) for theater automation
• CD-ROM with software for accessing the Screen Management System(SMS) from a Windows PC
• Optional Quad Link (SA-2100AQ) for
(i) Highest quality 3D playback with dual stream 12-bit 4:4:4 output images to two projectors simultaneously
(ii) Independent playback of two separate 2D content streams to two projectors simultaneously (From Q1 2009)
The SA-2100A comes with more ingest options than the SA-2100T, which makes it more suited for multiplexes without central storage management. Being the second largest provider of digital cinema servers worldwide and the largest player in Asia with two-thirds of the market share, GDC Technology expects to exceed customers’
expectations with the introduction of the new SA-2100A and SA-2100T servers. “GDC Technology understands the needs of its customers well because we listen and work closely with the users,” said Dr Man-Nang CHONG, founder and CEO of GDC Technology. “The new features of SA-2100A and SA-2100T are high on the wish list of digital cinema operators. I am confident they will be delighted to see what the new servers can do for them”.
The new servers will be showcased at Barco (#100), Christie (#302) and Strong (#200) booths at ShowEast, October 13-16 2008, Orlando World Centre Marriott.
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About GDC Technology (website: www.gdc-tech.com)
GDC Technology (“GDC”) is a subsidiary of the Hong Kong publicly listed company – Global Digital Creations Holdings Limited. GDC is one of the leading solution providers for digital cinema, media delivery and display markets. GDC has successfully delivered and installed over 1000 operating digital cinema servers worldwide, including Austria, Africa, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, the Netherlands, the Philippines, the US and UK. More than 500 feature titles have been released digitally on GDC’s Digital Cinema Servers.
Ms. Cherine Liu
Sales & Marketing Manager
Fax: +65 6222 1089, Email: [email protected]