GDC Technology, the leading
provider of digital cinema solutions is pleased to announce installations of DSR™
servers that have pushed past the 400th mark. With the number of installations
worldwide, GDC Technology now leads in the field of providing server solutions
to digital cinema markets.
With recent large orders of DSR™ servers, at various
stages of installation, from China and Europe, the total number of servers
installed has already crossed the 400 mark. These included orders from the
CinemaNet Europe (formerly known as EuroDocZone) initiative which facilitates
the transformation of over 180 specialist cinemas from analogue to digital
exhibition. Europe largest digital film network – CinemaNet Europe went live
across nine countries with the screenings of eight digital films on November 12.
In the Asia front, China Film Group exclusively selected DSR™ servers for its
fourth round deployment of 100 digital screens across People Republic of China.
The order from China Film Group also includes an integrated server – projector
solution from GDC Technology – DFP2000. The DFP2000 integrated digital film
projection system is the world’s first integrated server and projector
all-in-one. It will be exhibited at GDC’s booth in Cine Asia 2004 (booth no.
57/58). These past few months of brisk sales also included 20 units of satellite
enabled DSR™ 2K Digital Film Server for the Stella Media Group for its up market
cinema multiplexes in China.
The CinemaNet Europe project consists of installations across Europe including
countries like Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Portugal,
Spain, Slovakia and the United Kingdom, where documentaries are screened across
the continent. China Film Group’s order consists of installations in cinemas in
more than 25 provinces in China. With the recent installations, GDC Technology
has more than 80% of digital cinema market share in China.
In US, GDC Technology also completed the delivery and installation of more than
30 digital cinemas across 12 states in US.
This is a remarkable achievement considering GDC Technology installed the first
DSR™ servers some 30 months ago (since May 2002) in Shanghai. “This only affirms
the industry’s acceptance and belief in GDC’s DSR™ servers for its quality and
reliability” commented Dr Man Nang CHONG, the company’s founder and CEO, “I
believe this is just the beginning of digital cinema adoption worldwide. The
industry has just realized the benefits and consistency in digital cinema and we
hope to celebrate the 1000th installation in the very near future.” Dr CHONG
GDC Technology’s DSR™ Server is a software-based in-theater server for
digital/electronic cinema, HDTV live event, cinema advertising and pre-show
entertainment applications. Built on the robust LINUX operating system, DSR™
server’s software design provides features such as multiple content packaging
formats, digital rights management, encryption scheme, remote monitoring,
compression standards and easy upgradeability over the internet.