GDC Technology Limited ("GDC Technology"), a world leading digital cinema solutions provider, is pleased to announce it performed another deployment for Major Cineplex, the largest circuit in Thailand, in the first quarter of 2015. Solutions provided to the exhibitor included digital cinema servers, projectors, 3D solutions and Theatre Management Systems (TMS).
Major Cineplex, the winner of the 2014 CineAsia “Exhibitor of the Year” Award, is Thailand’s leading lifestyle entertainment company, with its core operations in cinema, bowling, karaoke, ice skating rinks, rental and services, advertising media and movie content. As a pioneer in the Thai cinema business, it introduced the “Cineplex” concept to the country in 1995 and has been expanding its network over the last two decades. Currently, Major Cineplex commands over 70% of the market share of the Thai cinema industry's admissions revenue and is arguably the most profitable circuit in Asia. In 2014, the circuit further expanded by opening its first Cineplex outside Thailand – in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Following its rollout of close to 330 units of GDC’s integrated projection systems in the last 2 years, Major Cineplex carried out further digital deployments at the beginning of 2015. Seventeen units of integrated projection systems were ordered in the past quarter, resulting in over 63 per cent of Major Cineplex screens being equipped with GDC’s integrated projection systems. In addition, Major Cineplex is a long term licensee of GDC’s TMS with over 250 screens now managed by GDC’s TMS, and it is expected to further increase to over 500 screens by the end of this year.
Jim Patterson, Director of Business Development with Major Cineplex, said: “On an increasing basis, GDC Technology’s products and services are of the highest quality and fit our changing needs. We are extremely happy with GDC’s first class services, and also with the team’s professionalism. These are the reasons why we can rely upon them and why we confirmed the third order in such a short span of time.”
Dr. Man-Nang Chong, founder, chairman and CEO of GDC Technology, added: “This third order is really encouraging. GDC Technology is so proud to be a long-term partner with one of the most successful exhibitors in the world. Major Cineplex’s recognition is priceless to us, and we hope their subscription to our products and services informs the market that GDC Technology is the smart choice for first class cinema circuits worldwide.”