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Hong Kong—Feb 1, 2011

GDC Scores Breakthrough in Europe Winning Major Server Deal from Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé

Minimum 300 SX-2000A servers to be deployed in France, The Netherlands and Switzerland
GDC Technology (“GDC”), a world leading digital cinema solution provider, is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé (Gaumont Pathe Movie Theatres) as the supplier of digital cinema servers for its digital conversion program. System integrator ADDE and manufacture/installer Cinemeccanica France are responsible for the installation and maintenance services throughout the project. 

The deployment was started in January 2011, involving the deployment of at least 300 units of SX-2000A servers with Integrated Media Block across France, The Netherlands and Switzerland. GDC servers in this project will be integrated with ADDE’s Theatre Management System (TMS). 
 
Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé is currently the leading exhibitor in France and one of the most prominent exhibitors in Europe. Currently it operates 74 cinemas and 757 screens in France, 21 cinemas and 156 screens in The Netherlands, and 10 cinemas and 70 screens in Switzerland. Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé never ceases to impress its audiences with its continued effort to bring them the best comfort and a rich diversity of films, and it is fully committed to digital projection for future growth. In 2010, the Gaumont Pathé Theaters realized 67.7 millions of admissions in Europe.
 
Established in 1981, ADDE is a company that specializes in the manufacture and installation of film projection equipment. In addition to being one of the few French companies to manufacture the majority of the material that it installs in the field of cinema, ADDE also provides a comprehensive range of services to the cinema exhibition industry, including after-sales service, maintenance, troubleshooting, development of installation, and technical management. “GDC servers are very intuitive to use and have been designed for easy installation in the field,” said Didier Rosset, president of ADDE. “GDC engineers are very knowledgeable and always reachable for assistance. We have great confidence working with them for Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé’s rollout program.”
 
“This contract is of special significance to us in that it is GDC’s first major order in Europe. More importantly, GDC is honored to work with a prominent and respected exhibitor in Europe - Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé that demands quality products and services,” said Dr. Man-Nang Chong, founder and CEO of GDC Technology. “Since our first installation of digital cinema server a decade ago, GDC has grown to become one of the leading server manufacturers with more than 70% market share in Asia and number 2 in worldwide market share of digital cinema servers. GDC is committed to providing the best server technology and services to our European exhibitors.”
 
GDC Technology Limited Contacts:
Media Contact:   Tony Adamson

GDC Technology Limited
Unit 1-7, 20th Floor, Kodak House II, 
39 Healthy Street East, North Point, Hong Kong 
Tel: + 852 2507 9555    Fax:+852 2579 1131
info@gdc-tech.com
Logo: GDC Technology Limited About GDC Technology Limited: 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 theater screens and 250 motion picture distributors worldwide. GDC Technology Limited Directory page GDC Technology Limited Web Site About ADDE: ADDE France is a limited company, established in June 1981 by Evelyn and Didier Rosset, and Alain De Vita. Its main activity is the manufacture and installation of film projection equipment. However, equipment knowledge alone would not give ADDE the national recognition they have enjoyed for 30 years. ADDE analyses the needs of each client to better satisfy them, seeking the most suitable methods and installing the materials that they understand better than anyone. In the field of cinema, ADDE is one of the few French companies to manufacture the majority of the material that they also install. ADDE also monitors operations (after-sales service, maintenance, troubleshooting, development of installation, and technical management).
ADDE Directory page About Gaumont Pathe Cinemas: Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé, the leader in France (72 film theaters), the Netherlands (22 film theaters) and Switzerland (10 film theaters) with a total of 983 screens, is a subsidiary of the Pathé, one of the biggest film producers in Europe and a major player in film distribution. With 66.8 million spectators and of 681 million euros in turnover, Les Cinémas Gaumont et Pathé confirms its leading position among European cinema networks.  Throughout the network, the quality of film theaters and services is constantly being improved notably through the development of digital projection to offer both higher projection quality and a greater diversity of films. Gaumont Pathe Cinemas Directory page
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