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GDC Technology Limited is a digital cinema solutions provider. GDC Technology develops, manufactures and sells digital cinema servers, content storage systems, theatre management systems and network operations center software for digital cinema. In addition, GDC is the appointed worldwide certification services agent, with exclusivity in Asia to certify DTS:X immersive sound auditoriums for DTS, Inc. GDC also provides a suite of digital cinema products and services, including integrated projection systems, 3D products, projector lamps and silver screens. GDC's subsidiary, GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, manages VPF for approximately 5,000 theater screens and 250 motion picture distributors worldwide.

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Hong Kong—Jul 23, 2019

Grand Cinema Sunshine Installs GDC Future-Proof Cinema Automation 2.0 System

Sasaki Kogyo enters the future of cinema operations with award-winning cinema automation & media server technologies
GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’), a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today that Grand Cinema Sunshine is the first cinema owned by Sasaki Kogyo Co. Ltd. to deploy the innovative Cinema Automation 2.0 (CA2.0) and SR-1000 Standalone Integrated Media Block™ with CineCache™ designed to fully automate workflow in a cinema multiplex while offering movie-goers much more content with an advanced central media server capable of storing, managing and streaming thousands of movies. 
 
The Grand Cinema Sunshine, Sasaki’s 14th project comprises of 12 screens when opened on July 19. The cinema has 2,443 seats, all-RGB laser projection and is located on the 4th through 14th floors in the Q Plaza Ikebukuro building. Auditorium 5 and 6 feature a premium experience, named BESTIA, for its delivery of the BEST Immersive Audiovisual. Two DTS:X immersive sound systems from GDC are also installed in the BESTIA auditoriums. The complex also features Japan’s first 4DX with ScreenX technology in Auditorium 4.
 
“Sasaki Kogyo is committed to always installing the most innovative technologies that benefit our movie goers.  GDC’s Cinema Automation and its latest media servers were selected for its unprecedented cinema automation and high-quality media servers,” said Mr. Shinichi Sasaki, CEO of Sasaki Kogyo Co. Ltd.
 
“CA2.0 and SR-1000 were developed from our 20-year knowledge of digital cinema and constantly working with our industry partners, such as Sasaki,” said Dr. Man-Nang Chong, founder, chairman and CEO for GDC Technology Limited. “The installation of our newest products at Grand Cinema Sunshine provides them with technology ahead of its time, offering operational efficiency and flexibility with automation designed for today’s and tomorrow’s digital cinema world.”
 
CA2.0 incorporates the SCL Centralized Playback Server Series – an integrated centralized storage and playback system designed to streamline content management, and leverages machine intelligence to increase efficiency while dramatically reducing the need for human intervention. SCL series servers offer each auditorium access to a wide assortment of movies from a centralized server without the need of local storage attached to every media server. The SCL Centralized Playback Server stores, manages and streams hundreds of movie titles to all the auditoriums within a cinema multiplex. It is designed to meet exhibitors' demand for an “online” content solution that enables them to maintain competitiveness in today’s market. 
 
GDC media server family is the only solution currently available that supports all cinema display technologies at the highest specifications including 4k at 120fps. Besides, GDC media server is built with embedded power electronics used in medical and military applications, not to mention its near-zero maintenance and minimal total cost of ownership without the need of a local hard disk drive storage.
 




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Media Contact:   Tony Adamson

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39 Healthy Street East, North Point, Hong Kong 
Tel: + 852 2507 9555    Fax:+852 2579 1131
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About GDC Technology Limited:

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. 

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About Cinema Sunshine: Cinema Sunshine is a Japanese cinema chain with 116 cinema screens and 18,958 seats around the country. In 1985, the opening of its flagship cinema complex in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro district marked the beginning of Cinema Sunshine’s expansion throughout Japan. Under the "Community-based Cinema" concept, it aims to create entertainment spaces to boost the development of surrounding areas and to improve cinematic culture. Cinema Sunshine will continue to expand its footprint in Japan and maintain its focus on the deployment of world-leading technologies to create the best cinema experience with excellent added value to retain and expand its customer base. For more information, visit www.cinemasunshine.co.jp. Cinema Sunshine Directory page
About Sasaki Kogyo Co. Ltd.: Sasaki Kogyo Co. Ltd. is the company which operates Japanese cinema chain Cinema Sunshine. Its business activities include the staging of film, theater, musical events in its multiplexes, as well as the operations of various entertainment facilities in its various cinemas, such as restaurants and retail shops. Sasaki Kogyo Co. Ltd. Directory page

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Nov 4, 2020 GDC Celebrates Two Decades of Innovation at CineAsia 2020 On-line Conference
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GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’), a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today that it will showcase its Red Dot award-winning Espedeo™ Supra-5000 RGB Plus laser phosphor cinema projector at this year’s CineAsia 2020 On-line Trade Show and Conference, held virtually on November 4 and 5.

Aug 27, 2019 GDC Technology Showcases Its Award-winning Products at Big Cine Expo 2019
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GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’), a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today that it will showcase the Catalyst Award-winning Best New Technology of CinemaCon 2019 and other new products at this year’s Big Cine Expo, held from August 27 to 28 at the Bombay Exhibition Center.

Aug 6, 2019 CJ 4DPLEX and GDC Partnering to Expand 4DX and ScreenX Across Latin America
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CJ 4DPLEX (www.cj4dx.com), the world’s leading cinema technology company, announced today a new partnership agreement with GDC Technology, where the two companies will work to identify new opportunities for ScreenX and 4DX to expand the companies’ exhibition network across Latin America. This alliance will bring a realistic innovative movie-going experience like no other to a much broader audience in Latin and Central America.


Jun 18, 2019 Czech Republic Cinema Installs First Award-winning GDC Cinema Automation 2.0 Solution in Europe
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GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’), a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today that Golden Apple Cinema in Czech Republic is the first cinema in Europe to fully automate its workflow with GDC’s Cinema Automation 2.0 Solution (CA2.0) and SR-1000 Standalone Integrated Media Block™ with CineCache™ along with its PMA-1200 Power Management Adapter and QMS-1000 Quality Management System.

Jun 18, 2019 GDC Technology Showcases Its Award-winning Products at CineEurope 2019
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GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’), a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today that it will showcase the Best New Technology of CinemaCon and other new products at this year’s CineEurope, held from June 17 to 20, 2019 at the CCIB.

Jun 18, 2019 GDC Technology, Golden Screen Cinemas Partner to Launch GoGoCinema
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GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’), a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today at CineEurope 2019 that it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Golden Screen Cinemas Sdn. Bhd. (‘GSC’) to launch GOGOCINEMA™, its Cinema-On-Demand platform.  GoGoCinema is an intuitive and easy-to-use digital platform which is backed by GDC’s innovative Cinema Automation 2.0 (CA2.0) solution.
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Aug 7, 2019 Cinema Sunshine chooses Christie’s RealLaser family of RGB laser cinema projectors and Vive Audio for its new flagship multiplex in Tokyo
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Christie® is pleased to announce that Cinema Sunshine has deployed Christie’s next-generation cinema projectors featuring Christie RealLaser™ illumination and Vive Audio™ in its new flagship cinema complex in Tokyo.

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