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CINEMACON, Las Vegas (April 22, 2015 GDC Technology Limited (GDC Technology), a world leading digital cinema solutions provider, is proud to announce a milestone achievement after Cinemex, one of the companys largest customers worldwide, recently installed its 2,000thGDC digital cinema server, with plans to further expand in 2015 by installing GDCs SX-3000 Standalone Integrated Media Block (SX-3000 IMB™”) in its theaters.

As the worlds sixth largest cinema circuit, with more than 270 locations in Mexico  including particularly strong roots in Mexico City  Cinemex is a rapidly growing cinema theater chain. With an established footprint in that country, it is now seeking to increase its presence elsewhere in Latin America and also in the U.S. Walking hand in hand with Cinemex as it rolls out its growth strategy is GDC. The relationship between the two companies dates back to 2011. Just four years later, Cinemex has installed its 2,000th GDC server and equipped its entire circuit with GDCs SX-2000AR digital cinema servers with integrated media block (IMB). As 2015 ripens, GDC and Cinemex are continuing their prosperous relationship.

From our first large-scale deployment a few years ago until now, we are extremely satisfied with the reliable performance of GDC products and the outstanding technical support provided by GDCs team, said Rolando Maggi, Cinemexs Director of Infrastructure. In 2015 we are looking forward to continuing our tradition of using GDC products by installing the GDC SX-3000 server, with its renowned IMB.

Dr. Man-Nang Chong, founder, chairman and CEO of GDC Technology said: This is a milestone we are incredibly proud to reach, which demonstrates the continued mutual support and loyalty between ourselves and one of the best exhibitors worldwide. Customer satisfaction with GDC products and services is essential to generating goodwill for our brand, which increases our volume of repeat business and creates new customers as well.  We will continue to bring our customers the best in digital cinema to ensure their patrons enjoy the ultimate cinematic experience.

About GDC Technology Limited (www.gdc-tech.com)

GDC Technology Limited (GDC Technology) is a digital cinema solutions provider. GDC Technology develops, manufactures and sells digital cinema servers, content storage systems, theater management systems and network operations center software for digital cinema. GDC Technology also provides a suite of digital cinema products and services, including integrated projection systems, 3D products, projector lamps and silver screens. GDC Technologys subsidiary, GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, manages VPF for approximately 5,000 theater screens and 250 motion picture distributors worldwide.

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Boston Area Install Set For Late Summer 2015 Premiere At Showcase Cinema de Lux Revere

Cinemacon 2015 Las Vegas. . . April 22, 2015Leading 4D Cinema innovator MediaMation, Inc. (MMI) www.mediamation.com of Torrance, CA, inks deal with major theatre chain National Amusements, Inc. of Norwood, MA to install a 70-seat MediaMation MX4D™ Motion EFX Theatre in the chain’s newly refurbished, 20-screen Showcase Cinema de Lux Revere location just outside Boston, MA.  Plans call for the new U.S. MX4D™ theatre -- the first full 4D Motion EFX theatre on the U.S. East Coast -- to open summer of 2015.

 

According to MediaMation President/CEO Alison Jamele, the Boston-area installation for National Amusements’ Showcase Cinemas brand represents a key initiative by MMI to expand its presence in the U.S. cinema market.  MediaMation currently has 25 plus MX4D™ Motion EFX cinemas in diverse international locales ranging from Mexico and Colombia -- to the Middle East -- to the newly announced theatres for major cinema chains in China (Wanda, Jinyi) and Japan (Toho.)   MMI’s sole domestic MX4D™ theatre, prior to this announcement, is housed in Santa Rosa Entertainment Group’s  Plaza Stadium Cinemas 14 in Oxnard, CA, outside Los Angeles. 

 

Duncan Short, Vice President of Operations of National Amusements states, “We are looking forward to bringing the MX4D™ experience to Revere to compliment the luxury seating and XPlus premium large format offerings in our newly remodeled theatre.  We really see the future in this technology to revolutionize the cinema industry and provide a sought after new option for our most avid moviegoers.” 

 

MX4D™ is MediaMation’s uniquely branded “4D” pneumatically driven motion EFX system.  In general, 4D refers to an emerging  “immersive” technology which allows movie-goers to experience big Hollywood “blockbusters,” as well as locally produced major films, in a new way via the addition of moving seats, air/water blasts, leg ticklers, fog scents and other special effects that emanate from specially designed theatre seats or from inside the theatre itself.  These multiple special effects are programmed to both sync with and enhance the action on the screen for a more exciting and realistic movie-going experience.  

 

About MediaMation, Inc.: 

For more than 24 years, MediaMation has provided innovative and visionary technological solutions to the entertainment market.  MediaMation is an interactive technology company and a worldwide, leading supplier and manufacturer of patented technology for 4D/5D motion EFX theatres and seats.  Besides its MX4D™ Motion EFX technology and seats, MMI designs and implements creative solutions for complex shows, rides exhibits, fountain shows, etc. for theme parks, zoos, aquariums, museums, cinemas and FECs.  From concept to design to installation, MediaMation provides turnkey solutions to creating state-of-the-art 4D theatres and themed environments. For more information, visit www.mediamation.com, www.MX-4D.com, call 310.320.0696 or email: sales@mediamation.com.

 

About National Amusements:

National Amusements, Inc. is a world leader in the motion picture exhibition industry operating more than 950 movie screens in the U.S., U.K., and Latin America. National Amusements delivers a superior entertainment experience in theatres around the world under its Showcase, Multiplex, Cinema de Lux and UCI brands. Based in Norwood, Massachusetts, National Amusements is a closely held company operating under the third generation of leadership by the Redstone family. National Amusements is also an equal partner in the online ticketing service, MovieTickets.com, and is the parent company of both Viacom and CBS Corporation. Visit them at www.showcasecinemas.com.


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CINEMACON, LAS VEGAS, NV, APRIL 21ST 2015 — Harkness Screens the world’s leading screen technology company and thought-leaders in on-screen brightness has launched its new Curolux suite of screen monitoring solutions for digital cinema.


Curolux screen monitoring solutions from Harkness Screens utilises a range of state of the art tools including Qalif technology to provide cinema operators with the ability to ensure that high quality cinema presentation is maintained at all times and that areas of concern are quickly identified allowing for remedial maintenance to take place using remote monitoring.


“Whether its 3D screens with better viewing performance, through to tools and apps that enable exhibitors to optimise on screen brightness, Harkness has been focused in recent years solely on helping its customers and indeed the industry as a whole to improve presentation quality.  This unique suite of tools, which features some ground-breaking technology we’ve been working on for a number of years is designed to allow the entire industry to maintain accurate records of screen performance, optimise equipment and ensure that operating conditions in the theater maintain suitable quality,” says Mark Ashcroft,” CEO of Harkness Screens.


From manual solutions for single-screen cinemas through to multiplexes, premium large format theaters and post-production studios, the range of manual, semi-automated and fully automated tools are designed at helping exhibitors to improve presentation quality.


“Some of the core features in our suite of tools include the ability to measure light on screen and automate many processes such as measurements for colour, contrast, colour convergence, focus correction, spectral analysis of audio channels and multiple projection alignment.  As well as ensuring quality inside theaters in maintained, some of these tools can save immeasurable amounts of time,” Ashcroft adds.


Curolux solutions are designed to assist exhibitors to manage their theaters, with a range of standard reporting tools designed to allow for fully-automated remote screen monitoring from either the Network Operation Centre (NOC), an online portal or through Harkness’ Digital Screen Archiver tool.


Harkness’ new range of screen monitoring tools are available in five variants based on functionality.  For more information on Curolux screen monitoring solutions, visit www.harkness-screens.com/curolux



About Harkness Screens

Harkness Screens™ is the world's leading screen technology company, specialising in the design and manufacture of projection screens and supporting technologies. 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. 


With truly global reach, Harkness is regarded as the world leader in cinema and today has screens in more cinemas worldwide than any other manufacturer. With its industry leading 2D and 3D screen brands (Perlux and Spectral) along with its innovative range of tools and iOS/Android apps, Harkness continues to lead the way in screen technology for cinema.  

 

Founded in 1929, Harkness has manufacturing facilities 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.

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Rancho Cordova, Calif., USA – 22 April 2015 – Barco, the worldwide market share leader in digital cinema, is again the laser projector of choice for Santikos Theatres, which has selected the flagship model of Barco laser for the new Casa Blanca Theatre in San Antonio, Texas. As the first laser projector customer for Barco in North America, Santikos is expanding its laser footprint with Barco laser projection to significantly enhance movie image quality while reaping the rewards of improved operational efficiency.

Last year, Santikos Theatres chose Barco’s laser flagship DP4K-60L projector for its 19-screen Palladium theater, the chain’s premier property in central Texas. Based on its overwhelmingly positive experience with Barco laser projection, Santikos decided to procure additional Barco laser flagship projectors for its newest cinema, destined to be a jewel in the community with its stunning architecture, in-seat dining and full service bar, and plush seating coupled with Santikos’ legendary guest service.  

“Audience reaction to our first Barco laser projector showings at the Palladium was tremendous, affirming our confidence in their innovative technology as a real game-changer for premium cinema,” comments Art Seago, CEO of Santikos Theaters. “We are eager to expand our laser projection footprint with Barco in keeping with our desire to continually offer our customers the best movie presentation possible.”

Barco laser projection – perfect images, delivered efficiently
With the largest global footprint for laser projection, Barco is currently shipping the only fully integrated 6P solution in the industry, and just recently introduced a revolutionary fleet of laser projectors with the perfect match for every screen. The first DCI-compliant projector capable of showing 4K 2D content at 60 fps and 4K 3D at 30 fps, the Barco laser projector presents the brightest, highest quality images to deliver stunning audience experiences available only in theaters. It is also highly energy efficient (more brightness with no lamps), and features a single projector platform that easily and cost-effectively integrates into current systems for the ultimate in simplicity.

Barco laser projectors also embody the company’s latest Alchemy technology, featuring the Intelligent Projector concept. Barco Series 3 Alchemy projectors build upon the powerful engine developed for its Series 2 projectors, which comprise the majority of the installed base of digital cinema projectors worldwide.  

Committed to presenting a premium a moviegoing experience
“We are pleased to expand our relationship with Santikos Theatres as they continue to raise the bar for unique and diverse cinema entertainment. Our laser flagship projector family is the perfect complement to their upscale cinema concept, driving image quality to new heights for a one-of-a-kind moviegoing experience,” comments Stijn Henderickx, VP Digital Cinema for Barco. 


About Santikos
Based in San Antonio, Texas, Santikos Theatres has been making movie memories in South Texas for over 100 years. With nine locations in San Antonio and Houston, Santikos Theatres continues to be a leader in the industry.

About Barco
Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops networked visualization products for the Entertainment, Enterprise and Healthcare markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and APAC. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with 3,250 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1.051 billion euro in 2014.

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