TOHO Cinemas LaLaport Kadoma Selects GDC Media Servers
TOHO Cinemas LaLaport Kadoma Selected SR-1000 IMB to Ensure Audiences Experience the Highest Quality Imagery
LAS VEGAS, April 27, 2023 — GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’), a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today that TOHO Cinemas LaLaport Kadoma owned by TOHO Cinemas Corporation (TOHO Cinemas) will deploy SR-1000 Standalone Integrated Media Block™ and integrate Theatre Management System (TMS-2000) as well as web-based Central Management Enterprise Software (CMS-3000). With TOHO Cinemas LaLaport Kadoma, the company continues to expand its footprint in Japan and maintain its focus on the deployment of leading technologies to create the best cinema experience with excellent added value to retain and expand its customer base.
The TOHO Cinemas LaLaport Kadoma is the company’s 74th cinema site and will comprise nine screens when opened on April 17th, 2023. The cinema has 1,430 seats, all-RGB laser projection and is in the large commercial facilities “Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport Kadoma” and “Mitsui Outlet Park Osaka Kadoma” scheduled to open this spring. The location is 1-11 Matsuocho, Kadoma City, Osaka Prefecture. Four screens will introduce newly developed “wide comfort seats” which are luxurious leather seats that provide extra comfort for moviegoers.
Tokyu Recreation’s theatre manager, Yusuke Hirono, stated, “They strive to create a unique and immersive experience at their ‘sensory-opening movie theatre’ by offering luxurious amenities and innovative technology that goes beyond the norm. They chose GDC’s solutions because of the company’s exceptional technology and customer service, as well as their proven product reliability.”
“SR-1000 was developed from our over 20-year knowledge of digital cinema and constant working with our industry partners, such as TOHO,” said Dr. Man-Nang Chong, founder, chairman and CEO of GDC Technology Limited. “We believe that the workflow at TOHO Cinemas LaLaport Kadoma utilizing CMS-3000 is the most efficient workflow in the world, and I am pleased that GDC has contributed to the operations as well.”
SR-1000 Standalone IMB is the only solution currently available that supports series 1, 2, 3 and 4 DLP Cinema® projectors, making it the best possible solution for exhibitors with series 1 projectors that need the server replaced.
Key Features and Benefits of SR-1000 IMB
- Built with embedded power electronics used in medical and military applications
- Designed and built with cache memory to playback content without hard drive storage
- Designed for near-zero maintenance and minimal total cost of ownership
- Allows remote access to the projector SMS with wireless tablets anywhere in the cinema
About GDC Technology Limited
GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’) is a leading digital cinema solutions provider with its manufacturing facility certified with ISO 9001:2015 by SGS. GDC develops, manufactures, and sells cinema projector, media server for both projector and LED cinema display, content storage system, cinema enterprise software including theatre management system and advanced cinema automation system for the global cinema industry. GDC is a licensee of the DTS Surround and DTS:X with IAB, the object-based 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 LED cinema, 3D product, audio equipment, projector lamp, post-production service, and Electronic Delivery System (EDS).
About TOHO Cinemas Corporation
TOHO Cinemas, a subsidiary of TOHO, Asia’s leading film, theatre production, and distribution company, is one of the largest cinema chains in Japan, and among the most recognized brands throughout Asia. It operates 695 screens in 74 cinemas including five jointly operated cinemas with 56 screens. TOHO CINEMAS advocates the concept of “GOOD MEMORIES,” and strives to deliver a premium cinema experience to customers, in an excellent and comfortable environment.
Standalone Integrated Media Block is a trademark of GDC Technology Limited.
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SOURCE: GDC Technology