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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
Logo: GDC Technology Limited About GDC Technology Limited: GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’) is a leading digital cinema solutions provider. GDC develops, manufactures and sells media servers, content storage systems, theatre management systems and network operations center software for the global cinema industry. GDC is a licensee of the DTS:X® 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 integrated projection systems, 3D products, projector lamps and silver screens. GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, a GDC subsidiary, manages VPF for over 6,300 theatre screens and with more than 650 studios or 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 Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé:
Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé is the biggest cinema chain operator in France (71 movie theatres), the Netherlands (25 movie theatres), and Switzerland (8 movie theatres). It is also present in Belgium (5 movie theatres). At the end of 2016, Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé operated 109 movie theatres totaling 1,080 screens, 66,8 million admissions and 743 million euros in revenue.

Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé pairs the continuous modernization of its movie theaters with the never-ending pursuit of innovation. This quest for constant refinement rests on an active policy of construction, reconstruction and renovation of movie theaters and innovative projection technology.

Les Cinemas Gaumont Pathé is owned by Pathé, one of the biggest film producers in Europe and a major player in film distribution.
Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé Directory page
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