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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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Kortrijk, Belgium—Mar 1, 2007

Barco signs contract with GDC Technology for supply of 700 digital cinema projectors in China

Barco, a global leader in digital cinema, is delighted to announce that it has entered into a Development and Supply agreement with GDC Technology Limited for the supply of 700 Barco 2K DLP Cinema® projectors in China.

GDC Technology, one of the leading solution providers of digital cinema, has selected Barco 2K digital cinema projectors as part of its fully integrated solution for what will be the largest single deployment of digital cinema outside the US. The deployment is being rolled out in cooperation with the China Film Group (CFG), the Chinese state owned company which is the leading player in the Chinese film industry.

The roll-out of the 700 systems will start in April 2007. Further expansion is foreseen in the following years. The majority of the delivery will be based on Barco’s brand new DP series of 2K digital cinema projectors, the DP-1500 and DP-2000. These new models, based on the new 0.98 inch DLP Cinema® chips from Texas Instruments, will be launched at Showest, Las Vegas, which runs from 12 to 15 March 2007.

“Our selection of Barco was based on a number of factors”, states Dr. Man-Nang Chong, Chief Executive Officer of GDC Technology, “We are very impressed by Barco’s long term commitment to the global digital cinema market and its proven product quality as well as its excellent customer support. Furthermore, we have been working together very well with Barco in developing the digital cinema market in many regions. The compact projector size makes it easy to install and the lamps are extremely easy to access and change. Moreover, the use of highly efficient lamps in the new projectors reduces power requirements, making it environmentally friendly. Reliability and up time are also extremely important for any exhibitor, and the sealed engine was thus also a major determining factor.”

The agreement further includes the development of an integrated touch panel, which provides exhibitors with a single touch panel for both projector and server.

Stephan Paridaen, President of Barco’s Media and Entertainment division states, “We are very proud to be selected by GDC as the exclusive partner for this landmark deployment. It demonstrates the trust in the Barco/DLP Cinema® proven track solution for major roll outs. China is at the forefront of digital cinema, and with a box office growth from 2005 to 2006 of over 30%, it is one of the fastest growing cinema markets in the world. China is of key strategic importance for Barco and we are excited to have this opportunity to support GDC in this major roll-out.”

Frank Christiaens, Managing Director Greater China for Barco, adds “The road to this historical agreement is reminiscent of the Long March. Bundling the powers of three key pioneers, GDC, CFG and Barco have reached their Yan’an, a historical milestone in the era of digital cinema. With this deal, Barco further strengthens its market share in the world’s second largest digital cinema market and now holds more than 95% of the Chinese digital cinema market.”

The pioneering DLP Cinema® technology from Texas Instruments, which is used in all of Barco’s 2K digital cinema projectors, guarantees perfect re-production of film, time and time again, and ensures movie goers enjoy the highest quality film experience with consistent picture brightness, contrast and vibrant colors. Barco holds one of only three exclusive licenses of TI’s DLP Cinema® technology.

Further details of the agreement will be provided at a press conference at Showest, Las Vegas, which runs from 12-15 March 2007.


GDC Technology Limited Contacts:
Media Contact:   Tony Adamson

GDC Technology Limited
Unit 1-7, 20th Floor, Kodak House II, 
39 Healthy Street East, North Point, Hong Kong 
Tel: + 852 2507 9555    Fax:+852 2579 1131
info@gdc-tech.com

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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 Barco: Barco designs technology to enable bright outcomes around the world. Seeing beyond the image, we develop visualization and collaboration solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences. Our focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions). In 2020, we realized sales of 770 million euro. We have a global team of 3,300 employees, whose passion for technology is captured in 430 granted patents. Barco Directory page

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