GDC Technology Limited ("GDC"), a world leading digital cinema solutions provider, will showcase a comprehensive set of reliable and cost-effective digital cinema solutions at booth 729 at Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona (CCIB) in Barcelona, from June 23rd to 25th during CineEurope 2015. CineEurope delegates visiting the GDC booth will have the opportunity to experience GDC’s innovative digital cinema solutions that save you time and money in your cinema multiplex operation.
SX-3000 Standalone Integrated Media BlockTM (“IMB”) with scalable storage solutions
GDC designs and manufactures the industry’s first standalone IMB that eliminates the need of an external file server. The SX-3000 IMB raises the standard for digital cinema solutions with its simplicity, flexibility and ease of use. It offers High Frame Rate (“HFR”) capability in both 2D and 3D, seamlessly integrated live 2D/3D support, digital connectivity for alternative content such as 3G-SDI, and certified HDMI input with broadcast quality image scaling. With more than 40,000 worldwide auditoriums installed with GDC media blocks, SX-3000 IMB is the most stable standalone IMB that significantly lowers operation, maintenance and installation costs.
As the ideal complement to SX-3000 IMB solution, GDC designs and manufactures industrial-grade storage devices to work in arduous 24x7 cinema environment. The Portable Storage device is equipped with 4 redundant hot swappable units of enterprise grade 2.5” HDDs; it is designed for boothless operation where the Portable Storage can be attached to the DLP Cinema® projectors. The rack-mount Enterprise Storage and Enterprise Storage Plus devices provide robust and versatile storage options ranging from 4TB to 16TB of redundant hot swappable storage that is based on 5 units of enterprise grade 3.5” HDDs. The Enterprise Storage Plus features a built-in CRU which provides direct content playback from CRU – a unique product in the digital cinema market. All GDC industrial designed storage devices also offer an optional 10 year warranty (excluding HDDs).
GDC’s IMB featuring built-in real-time DTS:X immersive audio decoder
With cinemas worldwide adopting immersive sound to bring audiences a superior cinematic experience, GDC and DTS:X work together to offer premier immersive audio DTS:X to cinemas worldwide. To spearhead DTS:X adoption, GDC has been appointed a worldwide DTS:X certification services agent with an exclusive appointment in Asia. During the event, GDC’s team is ready to provide you the latest information related to this technology.
TMS-2000 Theatre Management System
GDC’s TMS-2000 Theatre Management System (“TMS-2000”) delivers the ultimate user experience with over 50 new features and improvements from its legendary TMS-1000 which are in use in over 14,500 auditoriums worldwide. Its startup time is 13 times faster than the previous version and is compatible across most Microsoft Windows platforms. Some of the key new features are (i) SmartRestore function that enables server recovery in one-click, (ii) new Apple iPad app, TmsRemoteTM that extends theatre management to mobile platforms for utmost convenience, and (iii) QualityManager module that brings excellent value in ensuring optimal levels for projector brightness, crisp color and lucid audio. By streamlining theatre operations with automated workflow, the TMS-2000 makes theatre management highly efficient, and assures of quality screening that is less prone to human error.
QMS-1000 Quality Management System
GDC’s QMS-1000 Quality Management System (“QMS-1000”) which can be integrated with the Theatre Management System, performs automatic monitor and data analysis of luminance, chromaticity and sound-pressure level. It provides test reports in multiple formats and carries out intelligent and automatic adjustment to ensure high quality movie experience.
ACS-2800 Automation Control System
GDC’s ACS-2800 is a new automation product that is specially designed for digital cinemas to help exhibitors to achieve automatic control of their lighting, sound and screening equipment with maximum efficiency. ACS-2800 enables users to control and manage their theatrical equipment with multiple options of interface including software based Ethernet, GPIO and commonly-use physical buttons required for daily theatre operations.
ACS-2800 is rack-mount and provides quick-connecting wiring design making installation, maintenance and replacement easier and faster. More than 600 screens are currently using ACS-2800 for their automation need since early 2014.
CLA-2000 Content Library Adapter
The CLA-2000 Content Library Adapter (“CLA-2000”) is an innovative content ingest and backup solution that streamlines theatre operations. Users can simultaneously transfer content from a single CRU drive to backup storage devices such as the GDC’s Portable Storage, Enterprise Storage, or Enterprise Storage Plus; ingest content from a Linux based CRU drive to a Windows based LMS server; and access content on the storage connected to the CLA-2000 over a network using the NFS/CIFS and FTP protocols on any client computer. The CLA-2000 also offers 2 USB ports and 2 eSATA ports to concurrently connect up to 4 storage devices, supporting access to all major file systems and takes the multiple file transferring workload away from a TMS server.
An Innovative Library Management System
GDC introduces an innovative Library Management System (“LMS”) by combining the powerful features of CLA-2000 Content Library Adapter, Enterprise Storage Plus and TMS-2000 Theatre Management System. The proposed LMS and TMS system is highly efficient and fulfills beyond the theatres’ operational needs and budgetary expectation.
Network Operations Center (NOC)
GDC’s state-of-the-art NOC, featuring remote monitoring and reporting, technical call support, preventative servicing, on-site emergency response, and critical spares replenishment programs, safeguards exhibitors to run their business at optimal level of 24x7. GDC Technology’s technical support team is professional and skilled, and stands ready to provide early identification of potential issues, giving exhibitors the added confidence that they are well covered in the event of an emergency or malfunction of the digital cinema equipment.