GDC Technology unveils cinema solutions at CinemaCon 2014


March 24, 2014

GDC Technology Limited, a leading digital cinema solutions provider, is showcasing a comprehensive set of reliable and cost-effective digital cinema solutions at CinemaCon, the annual NATO trade show in Las Vegas. Among the company offerings:

• SX-3000 Standalone IMB® with Portable and/or Enterprise Storage
The revolutionary SX-3000 Standalone IMB® is the industry’s first standalone IMB which eliminates the need for an external file server, reducing maintenance and operation costs. It fulfills all Hollywood specifications including multiple image resolutions and high frame rate (“HFR”) playback in both 2D and 3D. It also supports the needs of alternative content screening such as automated DVD/Blu-ray playback and 3D live screening without need for additional hardware.

The SX-3000 Standalone IMB® works seamlessly with Portable and/or Enterprise Storage, which provides scalable and reliable storage to manage movie content. Portable Storage is a compact and light device which provides up to 3TB of hot swappable storage. It can be easily mounted on all types of DLP Cinema® projectors and is perfect for boothless cinema design. Enterprise Storage is designed for enterprise-level storage management and can be easily inserted into the projector pedestals. Enterprise Storage provides larger storage options ranging from 4TB, 6TB to 8TB of redundant hot swappable storage.

• Content Library Adapter (CLA-1000)
The Content Library Adapter (CLA-1000) helps exhibitors transfer and safeguard content in an easy and cost effective manner. It complements GDC Technology’s scalable storage solution with a number of noteworthy features.

First of all, CLA-1000 is applicable to various TMS platforms including Windows and Linux and easily interfaces between backup storage and TMS. Content can be either ingested to a TMS library and backup storage simultaneously or just be selectively transferred from a TMS library to backup storage.

Secondly, CLA-1000 can help minimize downtime with backup storage as content can be replicated for backup storage anytime. Backup storage can be easily detached from the CLA-1000 user interface to replace a failed storage device, minimizing downtime.

The CLA-1000 can also help save time and labor costs of transferring content for theatres without any TMS, as it allows content transfer via a standard OS computer control interface. Exhibitors can save costs by transferring content from one screen storage device to another through Ethernet cable without physically relocating a device; and by transferring content from a CRU to multiple screens simultaneously through a local area network instead of ingesting content manually from a CRU to storage devices one by one.

• Theatre Management System (TMS-1000) and Quality Management System (QMS-1000)
GDC Technology’s Theatre Management System (TMS-1000) is a powerful tool that offers users a centralized point of control for an entire cineplex. More than 12,000 screens in over 1,700 theatres worldwide are being managed by GDC Technology’s TMS-1000 to automate and streamline their operations. The latest TMS version 4.0 with new architecture design and multiple feature enhancements provides users with full control of cinema equipment, including servers, projectors and sound processors, and with easy scheduling with POS integration and faster content verification process.

The Quality Management System (QMS-1000), which can be integrated with the TMS-1000, performs automatic monitor and data analysis of luminance, chromaticity and sound-pressure level. It provides test reports in multiple formats and carries out intelligent and automatic adjustment to ensure high quality movie experience.

Visit GDC Technology us at CinemaCon at Booth No. 2318A, Caesars Palace, March 24-27.

GDC Technology Limited ("GDC Technology") is a leading global digital cinema solutions provider with the largest installed base of digital cinema servers in the Asia-Pacific region and the second largest globally.