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GDC Technology is a leading manufacturer and provider of cinema equipment and solutions including cinema automation systems, cinema servers, cinema enterprise software, cinema storage, cinema audio solutions, and cinema projectors.
 
GDC's products and solutions meet the highly demanding performance, security and reliability requirements established by motion picture studios.

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Jun 18, 2024 GDC Technology and OneCinema Complete Integration of Centralized Playback Technology
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GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’) and OneCinema GmbH (formerly EIKONA Cinema Solutions), providers of digital cinema solutions and software to the global cinema industry, announced today at CineEurope 2024 that the centralized playback capabilities of GDC’s SCL Series Centralized Storage Playback Solution were integrated with OneCinema TMS.

Jun 12, 2024 GDC Technology to Showcase Portfolio of Solutions for Commercial Theatres at CineEurope 2024
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GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’), a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today that the company is once again a sponsor and a participant at CineEurope 2024 and will present its latest solutions that are shaping the future of cinema in Europe  and worldwide.

Apr 9, 2024 B&B Theatres Selects GDC Solutions for Its Largest Luxury Entertainment Center
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GDC Technology Limited, a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today that B&B Theatres (B&B) selected the SR-1000 Standalone Integrated Media Block with built-in cinema audio processor for the Red Oak luxury entertainment center. Ten of the auditoriums offer moviegoers

Apr 9, 2024 GDC Cinema Automation Reaches Milestone
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GDC Technology Limited, a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today that by the end of 2023, Cinema Automation CA2.0 was deployed in nearly 400 multiplexes with SR-1000 IMB in 19 countries across four continents including Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.

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GDC’s CA2.0 smart cinema solution not only automates your playback process from the SCL Mk2 live-streaming library server to one or each auditorium’s diskless SR-1000 media server but also allows exhibitors to fully automate the booth operations with a one-stop-shop solution by bundling with GDC’s four automation products designed for: 1. Power ...
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GDC manufactures and develops high-quality DCI-compliant digital cinema media servers fulfilling customers’ needs for the past 20 years. GDC partners with the most DCI-recognized cinema display technologies in the world including Barco, Cineappo, Christie, Sony, SHAPP/NEC cinema professional digital cinema projectors and Samsung Onyx Cinema LED ...
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GDC leading digital cinema solutions provider develops different revolutionary enterprise solutions to streamline the cinema chain operations which include: TMS-2000 Theatre Management System is your comprehensive solution to manage content, digital cinema equipment, and more from a central location. TmsAware™ App allows you to monitor cinema o...
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GDC cinema storage solutions offer scalable storage options with different features that fit exhibitors’ various needs. You may choose to upgrade your existing cinema media server SR-1000 IMB with built-in CineCache™ 2TB. You may consider choosing larger storage with an external hard drive for movie DCPs including Portable Storage features up to...
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Hong Kong—Oct 17, 2011

Carlyle-Led Consortium Acquires 80% Stake in GDC Technology

Asia’s largest digital cinema server provider to accelerate digitalization of movie screens with new shareholder
Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group today announced a Carlyle-led consortium, including Yunfeng Capital, has closed the acquisition of an approximately 80% stake in GDC Technology (GDC Tech), Asia’s largest cinema digital server provider, from its existing shareholders. 

The investment was led by Carlyle Asia Growth Partners IV, a US$1 billion fund targeting high-growth companies. Dr. Man-Nang Chong, founder of GDC Tech, will continue to lead the company as CEO and remain a significant shareholder. The new shareholder will continue to support GDC Tech’s growth strategy and accelerate its penetration of digital movie screens in Asia and around the world. Further details of the transaction were not disclosed.
 
GDC Tech was founded by Dr. Man-Nang Chong in Hong Kong 12 years ago; it has since developed into a global player with its products and systems distributed to more than 20 countries globally and an established presence in the U.S., China, Europe, Singapore, Japan and Hong Kong. With more than 11,000 installed servers as of September 2011, GDC Tech ranks second globally, based on publicly disclosed installed servers worldwide.
 
Emerging markets, led by China, are expected to experience the fastest growth in digital movie theatres with faster adoption of new movie technologies, faster upgrade and shorter replacement cycles, outpacing the rate of digitalization in most developed markets. According to a recent study by Entgroup Consulting, an entertainment research group, China’s cinema digitalization level is as high as 70%. GDC Tech is well positioned to further capture this exponential growth in cinema digitalization. GDC Tech believes it is China’s largest digital cinema server provider with more than 4,500 installed servers representing a 54% market share and Asia’s largest player based on its more than 6,800 installed servers.
 
“We are honored to join the Carlyle family,” said Dr. Man-Nang Chong, Founder and CEO of GDC Tech. “Carlyle’s investment will accelerate our global market expansion and further enhance our customer network. Carlyle has a strong presence in the media and technology sector. We will be able to leverage its resources and relationships to further expand our business, strengthen our R&D efforts, grow in new markets, and develop partnership and business opportunities with and beyond Carlyle’s current portfolio of companies.”
 
Wayne Tsou, Managing Director and Head of Carlyle Asia Growth Capital group, said: “GDC Tech’s sustained development, market leadership and strong management team inspired our confidence in the company’s adaptable expansion model and high growth potential. We are excited to play an enabling role in the global cinema digitalization by supporting GDC Tech and Dr. Chong. We look forward to contributing our experience in the media sector and Carlyle’s global network of relationships to accelerate the growth of the company.”
 
The worldwide movie exhibitor industry has been rapidly moving towards digitalization since 2009. There are an estimated 150,000 movie screens in total on a worldwide basis. The digitalization of worldwide screens has grown from 11% as of end of 2009 to 25% as of first quarter of 2011, according to Screen Digest.
 
GDC Tech was previously majority owned by GDC Holdings, a listed company in Hong Kong.


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About GDC Technology Limited: GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’) is a leading digital cinema solutions provider with its manufacturing facility certified with ISO 9001:2015 by SGS. GDC develops, manufactures and sells cinema projector, media server for both projector and LED cinema display, content storage system, cinema enterprise software including theatre management system and advanced cinema automation system for the global cinema industry. GDC is a licensee of DTS 7.1 and DTS:X object-based immersive sound technology from DTS, Inc. In addition, GDC also provides a suite of digital cinema products and services, including LED cinema, 3D product, audio processors, speakers, projector lamp, post-production service, and Electronic Delivery System (EDS). GDC Technology Limited Directory page GDC Technology Limited Web Site

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Jun 18, 2024 GDC Technology and OneCinema Complete Integration of Centralized Playback Technology
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GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’) and OneCinema GmbH (formerly EIKONA Cinema Solutions), providers of digital cinema solutions and software to the global cinema industry, announced today at CineEurope 2024 that the centralized playback capabilities of GDC’s SCL Series Centralized Storage Playback Solution were integrated with OneCinema TMS.

Jun 12, 2024 GDC Technology to Showcase Portfolio of Solutions for Commercial Theatres at CineEurope 2024
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GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’), a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today that the company is once again a sponsor and a participant at CineEurope 2024 and will present its latest solutions that are shaping the future of cinema in Europe  and worldwide.

Apr 9, 2024 B&B Theatres Selects GDC Solutions for Its Largest Luxury Entertainment Center
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GDC Technology Limited, a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today that B&B Theatres (B&B) selected the SR-1000 Standalone Integrated Media Block with built-in cinema audio processor for the Red Oak luxury entertainment center. Ten of the auditoriums offer moviegoers

Apr 9, 2024 GDC Cinema Automation Reaches Milestone
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GDC Technology Limited, a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today that by the end of 2023, Cinema Automation CA2.0 was deployed in nearly 400 multiplexes with SR-1000 IMB in 19 countries across four continents including Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.

Apr 8, 2024 GDC Upgrades Premium Cinemas in China, USA and Vietnam to DTS Surround Cinema
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GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’), a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today that the rollout of DTS Surround has begun with seven cinema halls either installed or committed to installing DTS Surround Cinema including five cinema halls in China, one in the United States and one in Vietnam.

Apr 8, 2024 GDC Technology Brazil Leads the Theatre Management System Market with a 52% Share
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GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’), a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today cumulative sales in Brazil for its Theatre Management System (TMS-2000) exceeded forecast with seven major circuits changing out their legacy theatre management system to TMS-2000 software in the last 12 months.

Apr 4, 2024 Star Cinema Grill Automates Operations Circuit Wide with GDC Enterprise Software
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GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’), a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today that Star Cinema Grill is expanding the installation of the GDC TMS Theatre Management System (TMS-2000) to all 11 sites.

Apr 3, 2024 GDC Technology Unveils Its Standalone Cinema Audio Processor at CinemaCon 2024
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GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’), a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today it is unveiling its first-ever standalone product for processing cinema audio.

Apr 2, 2024 Golden Ticket Cinemas, One of the Fastest-growing Cinema Exhibitors in the USA, Selects GDC’s Ultra-reliable Media Server to Replace Legacy Models
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GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’), a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today Golden Ticket Cinemas selected GDC’s advanced IMB technology to replace 90 legacy media servers.

Mar 28, 2024 GDC Technology Launches Premium Format Solutions at CinemaCon 2024
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GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’), a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today it will once again participate as a major sponsor of CinemaCon 2024.

Dec 6, 2023 MCL Selects GDC Technology for Its Newest Cinema at AIRSIDE
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GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’), a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today that Multiplex Cinema Limited (MCL), Hong Kong’s largest cinema circuit, selected GDC solutions for its newest cinema located in the recently opened AIRSIDE shopping mall.

Dec 5, 2023 GDC Technology Leads the Way in Developing High-Performance Media Servers for LED Cinema Screens
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GDC Technology Limited, a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today it has developed three high-performance media servers for LED cinema screens.

Dec 4, 2023 GSC Automates the Delivery of Content Encryption Keys with GDC’s CMS-3000 Central Management Software
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GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’), a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today that they have completed integration with Golden Screen Cinemas Sdn Bhd (‘GSC’) to automate the secure delivery of the Key Delivery Messages (‘KDM’) utilizing GDC’s Central Management Solution (CMS-3000), representing a major step towards fully automated management of booth operations.

Dec 4, 2023 GDC Announces All New 6TB RAID SSD Portable Storage to Complement SR-1000 Built-in 4TB CineCache
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GDC Technology Limited, a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, today launched all new PSD-4000-SSD Series Portable Storage for its SR-1000 media server. PSD-4000-SSD is a compact and lightweight portable Solid State Drive (“SSD”) scalable storage device offering three models: 3TB, 4TB and 6TB RAID-5 storage.

Dec 4, 2023 GDC Technology and Deluxe Collaborate to Automate KDM Management Service
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GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’), a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today they have completed integration with Deluxe to automate the retrieval and delivery of KDMs (Key Delivery Messages) to GDC’s Theatre Management System TMS-2000, representing a major step towards fully automated management of booth operations.

Dec 3, 2023 GDC and DTS, Inc. Gain Momentum with IAB for DTS:X Upgrades
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GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’), a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today that almost all cinemas using GDC’s DTS:X object-based rendering server technology in North America, Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Singapore and South Asia have completed the conversion to support the international immersive audio bitstream (IAB) standard in DTS:X cinemas.

Nov 28, 2023 Lotte Cinema in Korea Selects GDC’s Ultra-reliable Media Server to Replace Legacy Models
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GDC Technology Limited, a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today Lotte Cinemas selected GDC’s pioneering IMB technology to replace 75 legacy media servers. The replacement involves the deployment of the SR-1000 Standalone Integrated Media Block and GDC’s Enterprise Storage at 10 screens and the S1 Kit Plus at 65 screens.

Nov 28, 2023 GDC Technology Continues CineAsia’s Official Presenting Sponsorship in 2023
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GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’), a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today GDC extended CineAsia’s Official Presenting Sponsorship with Film Expos Group. As part of the presenting sponsor agreement, GDC will continue to play a key role at Asia largest cinema convention to promote cinema technologies and support a healthier and greener cinema industry.

Nov 26, 2023 CGV Mars Cinema Group – Türkiye Largest Motion Picture Exhibition Company Selects GDC’s SR-1000 Integrated Media Block
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GDC Technology Limited, (“GDC”) a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today CGV Mars Cinema Group (CGV Mars) selected GDC’s SR-1000 Standalone Integrated Media Block™ to upgrade its projection systems to the latest digital cinema media server technology.

Oct 24, 2023 Cinebox Selects GDC as a Technology Provider
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GDC Technology Limited, a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today Cinebox signed an agreement to replace all legacy media servers with GDC’s SR-1000 Standalone Integrated Media Block with diskless CineCache built-in cache memory storage.
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