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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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Barcelona—Oct 6, 2021

ARENA Cinemas Go ‘All GDC’ in Landmark Conversion to GDC’s Cinema Automation Technology

  • ARENA Cinemas, one of Europe’s most progressive and innovative cinema groups, switches to GDC’s award-winning CA2.0 technology for its automation capabilities
GDC Technology Ltd (‘GDC’), a leading global provider of digital solutions announced today ARENA Cinemas (‘Arena’), a leading European cinema chain in Switzerland, converted 58 screens across all locations to the GDC’s Cinema Automation 2.0 technology (‘CA2.0’) including the flagship 18-screen ‘Sihlcity’ site in Zurich.
 
CA2.0 continues to be a game-changer around the world – the first-ever integrated solution that leverages machine intelligence to help exhibitors cut operating costs, increase revenues and monitor screening quality. To date, over 1,100 screens worldwide are using CA2.0 to manage their content in real-time. As multiplexes gain ever more screens, manpower requirements expand proportionately. CA2.0 revolutionizes digital cinema management, with three powerful functions for improved efficiency, enhanced reliability and reduced human intervention:
 
1) SCL Series Centralized Storage Playback Solution – Over 2000 movies can be stored and made available on a single SCL-4000 Mk2 centralized server, which are live-streamed immediately to each screen with no local ingest required.
 
2) Automatic Content Management and Show Playlist Generation - operator only needs to program shows once via the point of sale, and CA2.0 handles subsequent procedures automatically.
 
3) Intelligent Cinema Equipment Management and Quality Assurance – System intelligently turns power supply on or off for cinema equipment saving energy and
time-consuming manual effort. CA2.0 manages screening quality by smart testing and analysis of luminance, chromaticity and sound pressure level. Screening check is performed automatically with results available instantaneously.
 
The installations and further devlopments in the whole complex cinema eccosystem were managed by leading systems integrator IMACULIX, based in Zurich, Switzerland.
 
“In the beginning, we were very sceptical about the whole topic of streaming. Especially the stability and reliability had to be simulated in our Plex TestLab and tested in stress tests. Afterwards, we were able to convince Arena Cinemas to invest in the CA2.0 GDC system during the difficult times when the cinemas were still closed, and we replaced the entire infrastructure including TMS in the German and French-speaking parts of Switzerland, said Andy Bohli, CEO IMACULIX.
 
“Since the reopening of the cinemas in spring 2021, the system has been working cleanly and stably. Due to the speed of the playout and streaming technology, this allows us as an innovator in the cinema world completely new possibilities to stage cinemas like our Cinema On Demand product to try to help to make the cinemas more evolved.”
 
“GDC love working with businesses who fully understand and appreciate the benefits advanced technology can offer. We have been massively impressed with the professionalism of IMACULIX in this project as well as the determination of Arena to truly change their way of operating, said Dr. Man-Nang Chong, founder, chairman and CEO of GDC Technology Limited. “Since 2001, GDC’s smart cinema solutions have continually evolved to save cinema operators’ time, effort and cost. With CA2.0, Arena can continue to stay at the cutting edge of cinema technology.”
 
Patrick Tavoli, CEO of Arena Cinemas, praised the solution, “At the beginning we were very sceptical whether this would work at all. Since the beginning of Going Live we finally have the possibility to play and within minutes we can adapt to the needs and capacity of our customers in the cinemas. Very simple. Make changes in the box office system and 15 minutes later the film is running in the corresponding auditorium. This is what I want to get flexible and response to our customers needs.”
 
Learn More at CineEurope 2021
Delegates attending CineEurope in Barcelona will be able to experience Supra-5000 in live demonstrations in the GDC Technology mini-theatre in suite MR 131 on P1 level of the CCIB during tradeshow hours from October 5 – 7.
 



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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
About Arena Cinemas: ARENA CINEMAS AG® With the opening of the multiplex cinema at the Sihlcity mall in 2007, ARENA Cinemas has laid the foundation for its current group of cinemas. The second largest group of cinemas in Switzerland, ARENA Cinemas is the only one to be present at seven sites, with a total of 69 screens in the three linguistic regions. With ARENA Cinemas Sihlcity in Zurich, it operates a megaplex - currently the only one in Switzerland - with 18 screens. In July 2021 the new 14-screen cinema in Basel with 4DX®, ScreenX® on the most of the locations since 2015 and an HyperBowling® by Arena with 14 Lanes first in Switzerland was added to the group. With it’s special Technologies like World first 4K 3D ONYX® in Zurich and ScreenX® and 4DX® installations on most of the Locations - always at the forefront of innovation.  www.arena.ch Arena Cinemas Directory page
About Imaculix AG: Imaculix creates a wide variety of multimedia content (artwork, motion, social media, presentations, marketing campaigns), trailer adaptations, feature film masterings, edits 90% of all cinema trailers and operates, among other things, a digital signage system Cingerine that plays on the screens of Arena Cinemas, Pathé Suisse SA, Pathé Africa as well as in various retail and DOOH locations. With the Buckinski, we operate the in-house cinema which is used by various distributors as a screening room.
For more than 10 years Imaculix has been developing and implementing innovations in the cinema and digital signage market. For example, installing and assisting in the birth of the world's first 4K 3D ONYX® Cinema LED installation at Arena Cinemas.
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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.
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