CINEASIA, Hong Kong (December 10, 2013) - GDC Technology Limited ("GDC Technology"), a world leading digital cinema solutions provider, is proud to announce that the total installations of its digital cinema servers and IMBs have exceeded 10,000 units in China. GDC Technology's relentless pursuit of and commitment to the development of technology innovation and advancement has affirmed its leading position in China during the last decade.
GDC Technology helped usher in a vibrant new digital era in China when it successfully installed the country's very first digital cinema server in Shanghai in 2002. Since then, being the pioneer in the industry, GDC Technology has been dedicated to answering customers' needs through provisioning of high-quality and future-proof digital cinema solutions. Its extensive industry knowledge and longstanding collaborative relationships with customers has provided a solid foundation for its expansion in the region. The company continues to grow its global footprint, while outpacing its competitors with a close to 60% market share in China.
On top of the remarkable success of its digital cinema servers, GDC Technology has reported impressive accomplishments with its Theatre Management System (TMS) and comprehensive service support network. Covering close to 3,000 screens across 400 theatres managed by its TMS in China, exhibitors can automate and streamline their theatre operations with a centralized point of control. GDC Technology seeks to facilitate optimal 24x7 theatre operations for exhibitors through a reliable service network that is supported by 10 local service centers which handle installations, inspections, repairs, preventive checking and maintenance. In addition to establishing two local Network Operations Center (NOCs) located in Beijing and Shenzhen to promote efficient service to its vast user base in China, GDC Technology also offers complementary user and service-level certification trainings for exhibitors and partners, providing them with practical hands-on experience with its products.
"This is a major milestone for GDC Technology in China and we are proud to celebrate this success. This achievement is a testament to the commitment of our employees whose relentless dedication and personal pride," said Dr. Man-Nang Chong, founder and CEO of GDC Technology. "We will endeavor to uphold the high product quality and service standards above and beyond our customers' expectations."
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
About GDC Technology Limited (www.gdc-tech.com)
GDC Technology Limited ("GDC Technology") is a leading global digital cinema solutions provider with the largest installed base of digital cinema servers in the Asia-Pacific region and the second largest globally. GDC Technology develops, manufactures and sells digital cinema servers that meet the highly demanding performance, security and reliability requirements established by Hollywood studios. GDC Technology also provides a comprehensive suite of digital cinema products and services providing exhibitors and distributors with a one-stop solution for exhibiting digital cinema content, including integrated projection systems, 3D products, projector lamps and silver screens. Its subsidiary, GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, has 6 years of VPF experience and manages over 4,600 screens across 600 VPF agreements with worldwide content distributors and exhibitors. Founded in Singapore in 1999 and headquartered in Hong Kong, GDC Technology has established a global market presence and strong brand recognition with 11 offices and 28 local service centers around the world. GDC Technology is a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group.
CINEASIA (BOOTH #214), HONG KONG, DECEMBER 10TH 2013 - Harkness Screens the world's leading manufacturer of projection surfaces for cinema and thought- has leaders in on-screen brightness recently carried out an independent verification of the new Volfoni SmartCrystalTM Diamond Passive 3D system.
"We're constantly asked to give an informed opinion on the capabilities of the latest cinema technologies and how these affect cinema presentation. Being able to independently test the SmartCrystalTM Diamond system on behalf of Volfoni enables us to better understand this brand new technology and provide our customers and indeed the industry as a whole with insight into its capabilities," says Matt Jahans, European Technical Services Manager for Harkness Screens.
Tested at Harkness' screen laboratory facility in France, Harkness certified the overall light efficiency of the new Volfoni SmartCrystalTM Diamond system at 28%.
"It is easy as a manufacturer to quote a theoretical technical capability to the industry. Having a respected voice like Harkness independently verify our SmartCrystalTM Diamond 3D system adds an extra level of credibility to our technology," says Alain Chamaillard, EMEA Managing Director of Volfoni.
The verification test was carried out in a controlled environment by projecting white light on to a 10m (39ft) Clarus 170 3D screen surface. Initial light measurements were taken in 2D with no 3D equipment (3D unit or glasses) between the projected light path and a light meter. These were then compared to light readings taken from the same position in the screen laboratory with both the SmartCrystalTM Diamond unit and eyewear between the projected light path and light meter.
"Having seen the SmartCrystalTM Diamond 3D system operating with Harkness' new Clarus technology, it is obvious that cinema exhibitors have a new and exciting combination of the latest technology to enable some of the best 3D experiences to date. We believe that in SmartCrystalTM Diamond 3D and Clarus technology from Harkness exhibitors around the world can now benefit from the brightest, most immersive and captivating 3D experience for their customers at an affordable price. There is no doubt having seen the technology up close that in Clarus Harkness has developed a screen technology that will enhance the movie going experience around the world and we look forward to working closely with them on further technology collaborations in the future," Chamaillard concludes.
Harkness has added the new SmartCrystalTM Diamond 3D system to its Digital Screen Modeller tool which will be available to download from the Apple App Store for iPad and Google Play store for Android during mid/late December 2013.
About Harkness Screens
Harkness ScreensTM is the world's largest manufacturer of projection screen surfaces, specialising in the design and production of cinema screens and custom screens of virtually any shape and size. Harkness Screens is the world leader in cinema with screens in more cinemas worldwide than any other manufacturer. From single-screen independent theatres to large multiplexes to large format immersive theatre experiences or live events, Harkness supplies thousands of screens every year for cinema, film production, special effects, live events and custom AV applications.
Founded in 1929, Harkness' corporate office is located in Ireland with other offices and factories located in the USA, UK, France, India and China. Harkness Screens combines unrivalled experience with the latest technology and production methods to provide innovative solutions to the company's key markets worldwide. For more information, visit the Harkness Screens web page at www.harkness-screens.com.
# # #
Unit A, Norton Road
Stevenage, Hertfordshire SG1 2BB UK
Tel: +44 (0)1438 725200
PARIS, France - December 9th, 2013:
At this year's CineAsia conference in Hong Kong, Volfoni is proud to present a game-changer in 3D cinema equipment: Smart CrystalTM Diamond. Backed by a worldwide presence, and nearly a decade of manufacturing 3D solutions, Volfoni has invested heavily in R&D to reach this moment, all while continuing their commitment to affordable products and customer satisfaction.
Powered by Volfoni's unique Triple Beam Technology, the brightness achieved by the Diamond technology surpasses all other passive 3D systems on the market, with an amazing light efficiency (LEF).
"We are ecstatic about the launch of this product," says Thierry Henkinet, Founder and CEO of Volfoni. "We have always aimed to deliver the wow-factor in 3D, and are committed to building the most perfect 3D solution available - allowing exhibitors to 'own their light!' For any cinema-owner looking for flexibility and performance, the Smart CrystalTM Diamond is your solution."
The Smart CrystalTM Diamond provides the best technology across the board, whether the concern be financial or technical:
• Like Volfoni's other passive 3D theater systems, the Smart CrystalTM Diamond allows theatre-owners complete ownership of the system. The Smart CrystalTM suite of products are designed and produced in Europe, and come with a 3-year warranty (with optional 2-year extension).
• Led by a team of technological experts specializing in stereoscopic 3D, Volfoni has expertly developed the most cost-effective, highest quality 3D polarizers for even the largest silver screens.
With the release of the Smart CrystalTM Diamond, the answer is clear: Volfoni makes 3D an easy and desirable investment for cinema owners.
Please contact Jerome Hamacher (email@example.com) for information regarding a theatre demo during CineAsia, and be sure to stop by our booth #501.
See a sneak peek video of the Diamond at http://diamond.volfoni.com
Founded in 2007, Paris-based Volfoni is a renowned 3D technology provider. Volfoni maintains control over its entire manufacturing chain, from R&D to mass production, and has offices in France, the U.S., Germany, Spain, Asia, India, and the UK. The company is proud to count a team of world-class scientists (including three with PhDs in liquid crystal technology), as well as engineers, technicians and designers. Volfoni is one of the few companies in the world offering a wide variety of 3D technologies with the utmost attention to quality. Volfoni products are appreciated by the most demanding users because they answer, in a creative way, the constantly changing demands of the 3D industry.
XP-D and XP-I D-Cinema Servers Integrate New Cinema Audio Format
CineAsia, December 10-12, 2013, Booth 401
Hong Kong: Dec. 10, 2013... Qube Cinema has been licensed to support Dolby® AtmosTM playback in its servers. The Qube XP-D and XP-I digital cinema servers are the first in the Qube server line to be evaluated to support Dolby Atmos playback with software updates expected to be available in early 2014. Dolby Atmos unleashes the potential of sound in storytelling by giving filmmakers the ability to precisely place or move sounds anywhere in the movie theatre, even overhead, to create the most engaging cinematic experience ever.
"Exhibitors are always on the lookout for ways to enhance the audience experience," said Raja Enok, Chief Marketing Officer, Qube Cinema. "Integrating this value add technology into Qube servers allows theater owners to take advantage of the superior sound offered by Dolby Atmos."
Dolby Atmos has rapidly become the preferred sound format of award-winning filmmakers, major studios and exhibitors the world over. The addition of Dolby Atmos functionality to the Qube servers will improve the movie-going experience for audiences by enabling an accurate reproduction of the filmmakers' original intent for the audio experience. With just a server software update exhibitors will be able to play back the new audio format and provide movie-goers with a superior sound experience.
"Integrating Dolby Atmos with Qube Cinema servers makes it easier for exhibitors to take advantage of the future of superior sound," said Doug Darrow, Senior VP, Cinema, Dolby Laboratories. "Using overhead speakers, as well as surrounds, Dolby Atmos creates realistic and natural sound experiences that envelop and involve audiences in the stories on the screen."
Visitors to CineAsia can see a demo of the XP-D and XP-I servers at booth 401 by contacting Raja Enok at firstname.lastname@example.org or +91 98676-00121. In North America, you can get more information about Qube Cinema servers by contacting Eric Bergez at 818-392-8155 or visiting www.qubecinema.com .
About Dolby Atmos
Dolby Laboratories is equipping the cinema world with its new Dolby Atmos technology, the only object-based cinema sound platform available today. Dolby Atmos unleashes the potential of sound in storytelling by providing sound experts the creative freedom to easily place or move specific sounds anywhere in the movie theatre, not just where there happen to be speakers. The result is what moviegoers have described as the most engaging and lifelike cinema sound experience ever.
Introduced in April 2012, Dolby Atmos has been embraced by all the major Hollywood studios, six Academy Award® winning directors, and 11 Academy Award winning sound mixers, among others. More than 400 Dolby Atmos screens have been installed or committed to in 33 countries with more than 100 exhibitor partners. More than 85 films from 10 different countries-representing a broad range of genres from action thrillers and animated features to comedy and horror-have been or are scheduled to be released with Dolby Atmos sound since the first film debuted in June 2012.
Dolby Atmos has received technical achievement awards from both the Hollywood Post Alliance and the Cinema Audio Society. As the inventors of the only object-based audio format used in the cinema today, Dolby is working closely with the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers in driving adoption of standards for object-based audio.
For the latest list of Dolby Atmos titles and to find a Dolby Atmos theatre, visit dolby.com/atmosmovies . To learn more about Dolby Atmos, visit dolby.com/Atmos.
About Qube Cinema, Inc.
Qube Cinema is an international manufacturer of Digital Cinema technology and mastering solutions. A subsidiary of India-based Real Image Media Technologies, Qube Cinema draws on decades of experience in media, cinema and entertainment. The company is committed to creating a seamless Digital Cinema environment for exhibitors, filmmakers and postproduction companies with technologies that are innovative, flexible and cost-effective. Qube Cinema's product lines include the Qube XP series of digital cinema servers, Qube Xi 4K Integrated Media Block, QubeMaster software solutions, and Qube Keysmith KDM generation system. Qube Cinema, Inc. is based in Burbank, California. For more information, visit www.qubecinema.com.