CINEMACON, Las Vegas (March 24, 2014) -- Cinemaxx, a new exhibitor under Lippo Group in Indonesia, has selected Barco and GDC Technology as its technology partner for its digital cinema deployment. The deployment features the supply of digital projectors from Barco and a wide range of digital cinema equipment and services from GDC Technology, including servers, Theatre Management Systems (TMS), Network Operations Center (NOC) as well as total system integration support.
Indonesian conglomerate Lippo Group is a leading property developer with significant investments in retailing, media, hospitality, financial services, energy, IT, and healthcare. Riding upon its ownership of over 40 shopping malls in Indonesia, Lippo Group is planning to further expand the exhibition industry by rolling out high-end cinemas with close to 300 screens this year and at least 1,000 screens over the next 5 years.
In addition to digital cinema servers, Cinemaxx will also deploy GDC Technology's TMS to manage and automate the running of its digital screens. Currently, over 12,000 screens across 1,700 theatres worldwide are successfully managed by GDC Technology's TMS. Cinemaxx will be supported through GDC Technology's NOC service from Singapore as well as an Indonesian GDC Technology office, which is scheduled to begin operations this year. GDC Technology will spearhead the digital deployment as a total system integrator, providing comprehensive and quality installation and integration support for Cinemaxx.
"Lippo Group is one of the largest owners of shopping malls in Indonesia and we plan to leverage our strength as astute property developers to expand our multiplex network aggressively," said Brian Riady, CEO of Cinemaxx. "With dedicated support from GDC Technology and Barco, who are both committed to driving state-of-the-art digital cinema technology, we have confidence to provide the best possible cinema experience to moviegoers as a new and powerful cinema operator in the market."
"We are pleased to have won the trust of Lippo group in bringing a substantial increased foot print of Digital Cinema into Indonesia. The strong line up into a common vision of the 3 companies; Cinemaxx, Barco and GDC Technology have made this a very important project in our increasingly trust of customers of using Barco as their projector of choice. We are pleased to work hand in hand with GDC Technology to roll out and service Cinemaxx for its digital cinema equipment," said Wim Buyens, Senior Vice President Entertainment and Corporate of Barco. "We will provide the highest quality option for exhibitors and we are committed to the success of Cinemaxx as it enters the exhibition market."
"We truly value our partnership with Barco and are thrilled to be working with them on the digital cinema rollout for Cinemaxx," commented Dr. Man-Nang Chong, founder and CEO of GDC Technology. "We are honored that Cinemaxx has chosen GDC Technology for its digital cinema roll-out. We look forward to supporting Cinemaxx in its future expansion that will address the expectations a rising Indonesian middle-class that is thirsting for entertainment."