CHICAGO -- NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today that its entire line (NC1200C, NC2000C and NC3200S) of digital cinema projectors are the first in the industry to reach full Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI) Compliance. The new projectors include the NC1200C at 9,000 lumens of brightness for screen sizes of up to 46-feet wide, the NC2000C at 17,000 lumens for screens up to 65-feet wide and the ultra-bright NC3200S at 31,000 lumens for screens up to 105-feet wide.
The tests were completed by the Research Institute for Digital Media and Content at Keio University (hereafter, DMC) in Japan, which is one of three entities licensed by Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC to perform the CTP tests. NEC's digital cinema projectors were certified in:
. (*1) Digital Cinema System Specification (DCSS) Version 1.2 as of March 7, 2008
. (*2) DCSS CTP Version 1.1 as of May 8, 2009
"We are beyond proud to be the first digital cinema manufacturer to have achieved this significant accomplishment," said Pierre Richer, President and C.O.O. of NEC Display Solutions. "To have a full product line that meets the needs of today's exhibitors is not only essential, but expected. NEC continually proves its place in the industry by capitalizing on stringent standards and providing innovative programs to enhance our products."
"We are very pleased to confirm that all the NEC digital cinema projectors (NC1200C, NC2000C and NC3200S), featuring Texas Instruments' Series 2 DLP Cinema® technology have passed all the requirements of the CTP," said Kunitake Kaneko, assistant professor of DMC.
Sterling, Virginia -- GDC Technology ("GDC"), a world leading digital cinema solution provider, is pleased to announce the signing of an exclusive server deployment agreement with EPIC Theatres, a Florida-based theatre chain. Under this agreement, GDC will be the sole server provider for EPIC's new all-digital theatre in Palm Coast, Florida. A total of 14 GDC servers were deployed, and the installation was successfully completed in time for the grand opening on June 29, 2010.
Founded in 2003, EPIC Theatres is operated by third and fourth generation exhibitors whose family built its first theatre in 1947. It currently operates 67 screens located at six sites in three southern states in the US. With a vision fixed firmly on the future, the privately held motion picture theatre circuit is always at the forefront of technology, to bring the best cinematic experience to its audiences. EPIC has embarked on an expansion program which will see the addition of more than 40 digital screens to its operations over the next two years.
"EPIC began its digital conversion program with GDC servers and we are extremely pleased to have made the right choice," said Clint DeMarsh, VP of purchasing for EPIC Theatres. "The great functionality and superb reliability offered by GDC servers is truly impressive. Equally commendable is GDC's 24/7 call service center, ensuring support is always at hand. We are happy with the GDC package and have decided to stick with it in the Palm Coast project."
"EPIC is an extremely valued customer to GDC since they recognized our strengths and had faith in us when we were relatively new to the US market, for which we are tremendously grateful," said Dr. Man-Nang CHONG, founder and CEO of GDC Technology. "The Palm Coast project has further strengthened our strategic partnership in digital cinema, and we look forward to many more years of mutually successful collaboration with EPIC Theatres."
Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms will be headed to Thailand this fall to shoot the sequel to The Hangover. Considering that the original raked in $277 million domestically last summer, expectations will be high for the sequel. The film is set for a May 26, 2011 release.
Director Todd Phillips has Due Date set to open in November, which reunites him with Galifianakis.
Emily Mortimer and Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man) have signed on to star in Martin Scorsese's 3D flick, Hugo Cabret. Mortimer and Stuhlbarg join an impressive ensemble that includes Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass), Jude Law, Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Christoper Lee and Ray Winstone.
Sony will release Cabret on December 9, 2011.