Barco designs technology to enable bright outcomes around the world. Seeing beyond the image, we develop visualization and collaboration solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences. Our focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions). In 2018, we realized sales of 1.028 billion euro. We have a global team of 3,600 employees, whose passion for technology is captured in 400 granted patents.
Founded in 1999, GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’) is a leading global digital cinema solutions and service provider with a history of introducing innovative solutions designed from collaboration with its exhibition, distribution and technology partners. GDC has the largest installed base of cinema media servers and theatre management systems in Asia and the second largest globally. One out of three cinemas in the world relies upon a GDC product for daily operations.
Since its inception, GDC has been recognized by nationally and internationally renowned industry-related associations and organizations for innovations that have contributed significantly to enhance the moviegoing experience. Recent awards and industry recognition include the “Digital Cinema Report Catalyst Award” for the best new technology introduced at CinemaCon in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, and the “Technology Innovator of the Year” award from CineAsia in 2016. Additionally, GDC’s theatre management system and Cinema Automation CA2.0 have been awarded the “Innovative Technology of the Year” by Big Cine Expo in 2017 and 2019 respectively. In 2020, GDC partnered with Appotronics to develop the company’s first DCI-compliant laser projection system - the Espedeo Supra-5000 which received the prestigious Red Dot Design Award. Espedeo Supra-5000
is small, light and quiet enough to mount inside a cinema’s auditorium without a hush box and exhaust fan and perfect for other venues such as a home, hotel or yacht.
Headquartered in Hong Kong, GDC holds 35 patents in US and China and has established a global market presence with 13 offices and 38 local service centers* around the world.
Barco is one of three licencees of Texas Instruments DLP Cinema™ technology. TI developed DLP Cinema™ technology working in close cooperation with Barco and others in the movie industry, to develop Cinema Projector and support systems based on DMD™ technology, to meet the requirement of studios, film distributors and exhibitors alike.