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SHOWEAST, USA—Oct 13, 2008

GDC Technology Teams Up with Strong Technical Services to Expand Service Network in the U.S.

In one of its latest moves to strengthen its position in the fast-expanding U.S. market, GDC Technology (“GDC”) has formed a partnership with Strong Technical Services, a subsidiary of Ballantyne of Ohama, Inc. (AMEX: BTN), to expand its servicing network in the U.S.

Under the agreement, Strong Technical Services will provide installation, maintenance and service support for GDC digital cinema servers and related products. Technical support staff from Strong Technical Services has undergone extensive training by GDC to prepare for this initiative.

Through its world’s second largest installed base of digital cinema servers, GDC has acquired extensive technical knowledge and experience required to train engineers for servicing its products. GDC’s service training program provides engineers hands-on training including everything from site survey and installation to service, troubleshooting and maintenance. GDC also maintains an expanding library of technical documentation that includes detailed manuals, troubleshooting guides and multimedia presentations.

To ensure peace of mind for its customers, GDC servers can be remotely monitored by service centers at Strong Technical Services via Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).  “GDC is a trusted server provider with an enviable reputation in the industry,” said Pat Moore, Vice President of Strong Technical Services. “We are delighted GDC has selected us as a partner for their servicing network in the U.S.”

“GDC is delighted to have gained the support of Strong Technical Services in the expansion of its U.S. servicing network. This is especially significant at a time when GDC is expanding its presence in the U.S. market,” stated
Dr Man-Nang CHONG, founder and CEO of GDC Technology. “With the backing of a company of substantial stature like Ballantyne and Strong Technical Services, our U.S. customers can rest assured that they are always in safe hands.”


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Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Hong Kong, GDC Technology Limited (“GDC Technology”) is a leading global digital cinema solutions provider with a 20-year history of first to market innovations.  GDC Technology has the largest installed base of media servers and TMS (“Theatre Management System”) in the Asia-Pacific region and the second-largest globally. One out of three cinemas in the world uses GDC products. GDC Technology holds numerous patents globally, including in USA and China. Today, GDC has presence in 13 offices and 37 local service centers* worldwide. 

*33 GDC service centers and 4 outsourced service centers in Europe

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About Ballantyne Strong Inc.: Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (www.ballantynestrong.com) is a diversified holding company with operations and investments across a broad range of industries. The Company’s Strong Entertainment segment includes the largest premium screen supplier in the U.S. and also provides technical support services and other related products and services to the cinema exhibition industry, theme parks and other entertainment-related markets. Ballantyne Strong holds a $13 million preferred investment along with Google Ventures in privately held Firefly Systems, Inc., which is rolling out a digital mobile advertising network on rideshare and taxi fleets. Finally, the Company holds a 30% ownership position in GreenFirst Forest Products Inc. (TSX: GFP) which has recently completed an investment in a sawmill and related assets and a 21% ownership position in FG Financial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: FGF) which is a reinsurance and investment management holding company focused on opportunistic collateralized and loss capped reinsurance, while allocating capital to SPAC and SPAC sponsor-related businesses. Ballantyne Strong Inc. Directory page

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