Upgrade Your Legacy Media Server to SR-1000 IMB in Your Existing Barco, Christie or NEC Cinema Projector

Replace your legacy media servers with SR-1000 IMB with a built-in cinema audio processor and save!

Are your existing cinema media server/cinema audio processor at the end of its life cycle? If your answer is a “Yes”, it is time to upgrade your media server!

 

GDC supports cinema media server upgrades with Trade-In Trade-Up Program. Cinema can trade up any legacy media server to an SR-1000 media server with a built-in cinema audio processor in your existing Barco, Christie, or NEC cinema projector to deliver 5.1 and 7.1 PCM uncompressed surround sound.

 

Today, save your investment with a more complete cinema playback solution.

How to upgrade?

When a cinema needs the cinema audio processor embedded in the SR-1000 media server, the exhibitor can procure the software license remotely with a click of a button without purchasing an external audio processor separately. Launched in late 2020, the built-in cinema audio processor is now available in the SR-1000 media server.

Upgrade Your Legacy Media Server in Your Existing Barco, Christie or NEC Cinema Projector

How to control?

Both audio and video features can be configured and controlled through the easy-to-use web-based GUI. It allows users to access control via network remotely improving operating efficiency.

Upgrade Your Legacy Media Server in Your Existing Barco, Christie or NEC Cinema Projector

What if I use analog amplifiers or external audio equipment?

Audio IO (Input-Output) Box AIB-2000

The SR-1000 with a built-in 5.1/7.1 cinema audio processor can either be used directly with digital amplifiers or analog amplifiers with an Audio IO (Input-Output) Box AIB-2000. GDC’s AIB-2000 is a built-in 8-channel premium quality digital-to-analog converter (DAC) used to interface with external audio equipment such as analog amplifiers, booth monitor, microphone, blu-ray player, and MP4 players. At the same time, AIB-2000 is a networked product, which allows the switching of input sources via Ethernet. 

SR-1000 can work directly with digital amplifiers with AES3 inputs. The solution offers simple wiring and the purest digital sound not “contaminated” by compression.

Upgrade Your Legacy Media Server in Your Existing Barco, Christie or NEC Cinema Projector

When SR-1000 works with analog amplifiers, an Audio I/O Box AIB-2000 is needed for digital-to-analog conversion. 

Upgrade Your Legacy Media Server in Your Existing Barco, Christie or NEC Cinema Projector

* The actual system configuration may vary depending on specific application requirements, please contact GDC for further details

What about storage?

GDC offers a wide variety of cinema storage options as part of the IMB upgrade. The SR-1000 media server can ship with integrated CineCache™ 2TB storage or with GDC’s Enterprise storage, capable to expand to 32TB of RAID-5 storage.

Upgrade Your Legacy Media Server in Your Existing Barco, Christie or NEC Cinema Projector

Can I upgrade to immersive audio?

Also, GDC supports an upgrade path with the SR-1000 to have up to 24-channel DTS:X immersive audio for IAB or a built-in 16-channel cinema audio processor. Please get in touch with your local GDC sales representative for more details.

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About GDC Technology

GDC Technology is a leading manufacturer and provider of equipment and solutions for the cinema industry. GDC has provided professional-grade digital cinema equipment for global cinema chains for over 20 years. Its customers include the majority of top exhibition companies in the world. GDC is best known in the cinema industry for its ultra-reliable media servers and enterprise software solutions. GDC has the largest installation base of cinema media servers and theatre management systems in the Asia Pacific and second in the world. One out of three cinemas in the world uses GDC products. Today, GDC has a presence in 13 offices and 33 service centers worldwide.

Upgrade Your Legacy Media Server in Your Existing Barco, Christie or NEC Cinema Projector

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