GDC Technology (“GDC”), a world leading digital cinema solution provider, is pleased to announce today that it won a server deployment contract with iPic Entertainment, a Florida-based entertainment company.
A total of 59 units of GDC Digital Cinema Servers were deployed at 11 sites across Arizona, California, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin and Illinois, with 46 units already installed in 2010, and the remaining 13 will be installed by April this year. Ballantyne Strong, Inc. was responsible for the equipment installation and integration, and continues to provide a reliable support service through their Network Operations Centre (NOC).
iPic Entertainment, founded by visionary entertainment entrepreneur Hamid Hashemi, offers an innovative new luxury entertainment concept, bringing the next-generation dining and entertainment experience to neighborhoods across America. It is a developer and operator of entertainment venues that include premium movie theatres offering a selection of high-end food and beverage, with a mission to bring people together for an exceptionally entertaining experience at an inviting and unique location.
Creating premier venues requires the most cutting-edge digital cinema technology, for which GDC has remained committed to over the past 12 years. “iPic Entertainment is committed to bringing state-of-the-art technology in film presentation to iPic Theaters and Gold Class Cinemas properties,” said Mark Mulcahy, VP of Marketing, iPic Entertainment. “By using GDC’s digital servers, we are able to enhance movie lovers’ cinema experience with the best in digital projection.”
The iPic deal is GDC’s latest success in the North American market following a plethora of deployment contracts secured there recently. “We are delighted to see another exhibitor joining our growing list of satisfied customers in the all important North American market where digital conversion is fast gaining momentum,” said Dr. Man-Nang Chong, founder and CEO of GDC Technology. “iPic is an innovator who is sensitive to emerging market trends as is GDC. We feel excited to work with iPic in bringing the best in digital cinema entertainment to patrons.”
“Working closely with one of our largest resellers – Strong provides iPic Entertainment the highest level of support and service required by a cinema of this calibre.” Dr. Man-Nang Chong, added. Ray Boegner, Senior Vice President of Ballantyne Strong echoed Dr. Chong’s enthusiasm, “GDC has been a great partner for Strong. We are pleased to work with iPic Entertainment, who owns prestigious cinema complexes and offers the movie-going public something very special. Furthermore, it is extremely satisfying to work with iPic. They understand the quality their customers have come to expect, and they have realized that Strong and GDC’s products and services meet such expectations”.