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Paris, France, April 20th, 2015

Vision Media Management and 3D specialist Volfoni announce partnership to clean and recycle 3D glasses

Companies Continue to Remain Environmentally Safe with Recycling Process
Vision Media Management (VMM) and 3D specialist Volfoni today announced they have partnered in a 3D glasses recycling program that will continue to serve a "green" initiative and remain environmentally conscious.

Using its SmartCrystalTM Cinema product line, Volfoni has continued to gain more 3D customers, and have an expectation to cater to the growing demand. However, recycling and reducing their carbon footprint - and limiting landfill deposits - remains a priority. This is accomplished by utilizing the services of VMM and their 3D glasses washing stations offering a low cost alternative which will cover North America by lowering shipping fees from the recycling/washing location.

When Volfoni produces their high quality 3D passive glasses, they ship to VMM. VMM will continue to distribute to Volfoni clients, while also shipping the recycling bins to theatres. Glasses returned by consumers will be shipped back to VMM locations for cleaning and sterilization before being shipped back to theatres for additional usage. Being able to only reuse 100.000 glasses will already have an impact of almost two tons of plastic, not produced.

"Working with Volfoni on this program is something Vision is very committed to" said Michael Alvarez, Jr., President and CEO at Vision Media Management. "Not only do we want to offer consumers the best possible way to view their 3D content with safe and clean glasses, but we want to be environmentally conscious. These special washing machines are the best way to accomplish both goals."

"Volfoni has always made the commitment to our partners we would recycle our 3D glasses. We trusted Vision to distribute and collect our glasses in anticipation of this day" said Matt Garelik, MD Americas at Volfoni. "We knew Vision would provide the care and efficiency necessary to make the glasses recycling process as light a footprint as possible. The same way Volfoni aims to reduce energy consumption with ever more light efficient 3D systems, we want to stop filling landfills with plastic."

About Vision Media Management

Vision Media Management's mission is to deliver quality service to their clients while fostering a culture of employee loyalty through candid communication and professionalism. As service experts, they offer state-of-the-art technology tools as well as first-rate physical fulfillment, warehousing, and E-commerce solutions.


About Volfoni Creative Technology

Volfoni is the global 3D technology solutions leader and creator of the award winning 3D cinema system, SmartCrystalTM Diamond. It is the inventor of the Surface Switching Technology and the compact Triple Beam Technology for Hi-LEF 3D Systems.

Volfoni has offices in Los Angeles, Paris, Valencia, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and representations in Brazil and India
www.volfoni.com

 

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New Live-Streaming Technology Comes Amid Rapid Expansion as DCDC

Surpasses 24,000 Screens Across 2,000-Plus Theatre Sites Under Contract, Accounting For Nearly Two-Thirds of All U.S. Digital Screens in Its First 18 Months

Las Vegas, NV, April 20, 2015 - Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition (DCDC), the transformative North American theatrical content distribution organization founded by Warner Bros. Entertainment, Universal Pictures, Regal Entertainment Group, Cinemark Theatres and AMC Theatres, today announced a high-quality live-streaming technology solution which will be unveiled at this week's CinemaCon convention.

The new system is designed to allow the DCDC KenCast catch server to stream live content into an unlimited number of auditoriums from two simultaneous real-time 1080p-HD event feeds. Further, the catch server also allows two additional pre-recorded events (encores) to stream in parallel with live content, allowing exhibitors the flexibility to book up to four events simultaneously to an unlimited number of auditoriums. Discussions are underway with manufacturers to provide DCDC's exhibitor customers with preferred pricing for the decoders required by some exhibitors to convert the KenCast's IP stream into digital video for their screen servers and digital projectors.

Executives from DCDC and its primary service provider, Deluxe-EchoStar, will offer exclusive demonstrations of the technology - along with several different decoders - throughout the week of the convention, with appointments available from 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, and 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, April 22-23, in DCDC's hospitality suite in the Forum Tower at Caesars Palace.

"Never in the history of the film industry have content provider/distributors and exhibitors come together like they have with DCDC, which serves as a uniting force marrying a pioneering economic model and advanced technology to benefit all within the cinematic community," said DCDC CEO Randy Blotky. "This sets the stage for a pervasive global technology standard and enhanced consumer experience, with the potential for a huge North American footprint and a significant replication of the model worldwide. Our new live-streaming technology represents the latest innovation since our launch 18 months ago as the first true cross-industry initiative."

Mr. Blotky also announced that DCDC has, since its roll out in October 2013, grown quickly from 17,000 screens across more than 1,200 North American theatre sites to over 24,000 screens across more than 2,000 sites under contract (accounting for almost two-thirds of all U.S. digital theatre screens). Additionally, DCDC has already made more than 220,000 deliveries of content across its network from its multiple distributor customers. DCDC's customer ranks continue to grow; now with a total of 20 content providers and 58 exhibitors.

About the Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition
DCDC was formed by AMC Theatres, Regal Entertainment Group, Cinemark Theatres, Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. to provide the industry with theatrical digital delivery services across North America through a specially created network comprised of next-generation satellite and terrestrial distribution technologies. It is capable of supporting feature, promotional, pre-show and live content distribution into theatres.

The Network is designed to ensure audiences have the highest-quality entertainment experience, while exhibitors and content providers achieve a strategic, secure and cost-effective new distribution model. As digital distribution replaces the use of traditional physical media for content distribution, users of the Network have access to a host of delivery options and resources.

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Fountain Valley, CA -- The Professional Cinema Enterprise Solutions (a Division of Moving iMage Technologies) will be anchored by Cinergy, a modular, cloud-based Cinema Enterprise suite of software tools for complete and secure management, reporting and visibility into your theatres and their assets. Centralized at the corporate level with regional and localized drill-down capabilities to any digital asset or existing software system, Cinergy provides you with the most comprehensive management of your cinema business.

A product of joint marketing and development with Digital Cinema Implementation Partners (DCIP), Cinergy is backed by the most experienced and proven IT and software development professionals in the cinema industry.

"Digital cinema was a huge leap forward in technology for our industry. Our initial focus was in the presentation of great pictures and sound. Having achieved the best presentation possible, we started to look at ways to leverage the new digital platform and the information it provides. Since the digital systems allow for electronic connectivity and generate voluminous amounts of invaluable data, exhibitors have expressed a strong interest in software tools that would enable them to leverage the digital connection and extract, collate and manage all of that data. Cinergy does this for exhibitors" says Joe Delgado, EVP Sales and Marketing for MIT.

Richard Manzione, CEO of DCIP, states "Coming from an exhibition background, I know how critical it is to have the right kinds of information. A large amount of raw, unorganized data is just as invisible to management as no data at all. Our team, working with and listening to cinema operators, has developed a modular software solution that is easily customized for any size cinema business. Cinergy cost-effectively scales to any exhibitor's particular needs and scope. Software is not a static proposition; our partnership with MIT will allow us to refine and innovate our products as our customers' business requirements change and evolve."

Together with Cinergy, another anchor product of the Professional Cinema Enterprise Solutions Division is Cine-QC. This operations tool not only expands the usability of the digital cinema network but also provides a digital logging and accountability platform that has long been needed in our industry. CineQC utilizes low cost tablets to permit wireless projection, sound and auditorium control as well as Near Field Communications (NFC) tags to create time-stamp and proof-of-location verification. Checklists and service tickets are also a function of the CineQC platform to improve presentation quality and facility supervision. "The CineQC platform really improves operational efficiency and accountability, taking full advantage of the capabilties that digital cinema enables. The NFC tag verification requires that the operations or security personnel be present at a given location to perform their checklists or system adjustment; this is a key feature of the patent-pending system" says Bevan Wright, EVP of Operations at MIT. Please see these products and more from MIT at booth 2419A or at Milano Suite 1.

 

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GDC Technology Unveils a Wide Range of Digital Cinema Solutions at CinemaCon 2015

CINEMACON, Las Vegas (April 20, 2015) - GDC Technology Limited ("GDC"), a world leading digital cinema solutions provider, will showcase a wide range of digital cinema solutions to meet the growing need of content storage, theatre management system with cost effective library media server and automation device, and the richest, most realistic immersive audio from DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq:DTSI) at booth 2318A, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas from April 21st to 23rd during CinemaCon 2015. CinemaCon delegates visiting the GDC booth will have the opportunity to experience GDC's innovative digital cinema solutions that save you time and money in your cinema multiplex operation as well as immersive audio need.

SX-3000 Standalone Integrated Media BlockTM ("IMB") with scalable storage solutions

GDC designs and manufactures the industry's first standalone IMB that eliminates the need of an external file server. The SX-3000 IMB raises the standard for digital cinema solutions with its simplicity, flexibility and ease of use. It offers High Frame Rate ("HFR") capability in both 2D and 3D, seamlessly integrated live 2D/3D support, digital connectivity for alternative content such as 3G-SDI, and certified HDMI input with broadcast quality image scaling. With more than 40,000 worldwide auditoriums installed with GDC media blocks, SX-3000 IMB is the most stable standalone IMB that significantly lowers operation, maintenance and installation costs.

As the ideal complement to SX-3000 IMB solution, GDC designs and manufactures industrial-grade storage devices to work in arduous 24x7 cinema environment. The Portable Storage device is equipped with 4 redundant hot swappable units of enterprise grade 2.5" HDDs; it is designed for boothless operation where the Portable Storage can be attached to the DLP Cinema® projectors. The rack-mount Enterprise Storage and Enterprise Storage Plus devices provide robust and versatile storage options ranging from 4TB to 16TB of redundant hot swappable storage that is based on 5 units of enterprise grade 3.5" HDDs. The Enterprise Storage Plus features a built-in CRU which provides direct content playback from CRU - a unique product in the digital cinema market. All GDC industrial designed storage devices also offer an optional 10 year warranty (excluding HDDs).

GDC's IMB featuring built-in real-time DTS:X immersive audio decoder

With cinemas worldwide adopting immersive sound to bring audiences a superior cinematic experience, GDC and DTS:X work together to offer premier immersive audio DTS:X to cinemas worldwide. At the tradeshow, GDC shall demonstrate a built-in real-time DTS:X decoder to render the richest, most realistic immersive soundscape at Brenden Theatres at The Palms Hotel and Casino. To spearhead DTS:X adoption, GDC has been appointed a worldwide DTS:X certification services agent with an exclusive appointment in Asia.

TMS-2000 Theatre Management System

GDC's TMS-2000 Theatre Management System ("TMS-2000") delivers the ultimate user experience with over 50 new features and improvements from its legendary TMS-1000 which are in use in over 14,500 auditoriums worldwide. Its startup time is 13 times faster than the previous version and is compatible across most Microsoft Windows platforms. Some of the key new features are (i) SmartRestore function that enables server recovery in one-click, (ii) new Apple iPad app, TmsRemoteTM that extends theatre management to mobile platforms for utmost convenience, and (iii) QualityManager module that brings excellent value in ensuring optimal levels for projector brightness, crisp color and lucid audio. By streamlining theatre operations with automated workflow, the TMS-2000 makes theatre management highly efficient, and assures of quality screening that is less prone to human error.

ACS-2800 Automation Control System

GDC's ACS-2800 is a new automation product that is specially designed for digital cinemas to help exhibitors to achieve automatic control of their lighting, sound and screening equipment with maximum efficiency. ACS-2800 enables users to control and manage their theatrical equipment with multiple options of interface including software based Ethernet, GPIO and commonly-use physical buttons required for daily theatre operations. 
 ACS-2800 is rack-mount and provides quick-connecting wiring design making installation, maintenance and replacement easier and faster. More than 600 screens are currently using ACS-2800 for their automation need since early 2014.2800thatpecially and

CLA-2000 Content Library Adapter

The CLA-2000 Content Library Adapter ("CLA-2000") is an innovative content ingest and backup solution that streamlines theatre operations. Users can simultaneously transfer content from a single CRU drive to backup storage devices such as the GDC's Portable Storage, Enterprise Storage, or Enterprise Storage Plus; ingest content from a Linux based CRU drive to a Windows based LMS server; and access content on the storage connected to the CLA-2000 over a network using the NFS/CIFS and FTP protocols on any client computer. The CLA-2000 also offers 2 USB ports and 2 eSATA ports to concurrently connect up to 4 storage devices, supporting access to all major file systems and takes the multiple file transferring workload away from a TMS server.

An Innovative Library Management System

GDC introduces an innovative Library Management System ("LMS") by combining the powerful features of CLA-2000 Content Library Adapter, Enterprise Storage Plus and TMS-2000 Theatre Management System. The proposed LMS and TMS system is highly efficient and fulfills beyond the theatres' operational needs and budgetary expectation.

Central Management System ("CMS")

GDC's Central Management System features state of the art technology that empowers exhibitors to control an entire cinema circuit with the click of a button. By connecting the all the remote TMS to a CMS server, the Central Management System allows users to manage cinema equipment and movie playback across multiple locations from a single computer. It is also the only technology in the market that allows users to manage a multiplicity of content, including CPL, DCP, KDM and SPLs.

Technical Training Sessions

GDC will offer technical training sessions to participants for GDC's entire spectrum of digital cinema solutions at CinemaCon. The various sessions will introduce innovative product offerings, turnkey service, support solutions and technical training.
To RSVP for training sessions, or if you require more information, please contact us at rsvp@gdc-tech.com.
Visit us at CinemaCon 2015 (www.cinemacon.com):
Booth No. 2318A, Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109, April 21st - 23rd, 2015


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, theatre 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 Technology's subsidiary, GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, manages VPF programs for approximately 5,000 theater screens and 250 motion picture distributors worldwide.

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FANDANGO LAUNCHES NATIONWIDE "WE LOVE MOVIES" CAMPAIGN CELEBRATING THE JOYS OF MOVIEGOING

The Company's Largest-Ever Promotional Campaign to Send Millions of Moviegoers into Theaters with Celebrity Pro-Social Events, VIP screenings, Television Advertising and a Sweepstakes Giving Away Movie Tickets for a Year, Every Day of the Summer

Campaign Kicks off on May 6 with Personality-Driven Original Video Series, "I Love Movies," Debuting on Fandango, YouTube, Hulu, Roku and Samsung's Milk Video Service

CINEMACON/LAS VEGAS (April 20, 2015) - Fandango, the nation's leading digital destination for moviegoers with 36 million unique visitors per month, announced today the May 6 launch of "We Love Movies," the company's largest-ever promotional campaign, celebrating the joys of moviegoing. The summer-long program will feature celebrity pro-social events, VIP movie screenings, summer festival sponsorships, social media activations and widespread television advertising. Fandango will also be giving away a year's worth of free movie tickets, every day throughout the summer as part of a "We Love Movies" sweepstakes.

Headlining the campaign is an original video series, "I Love Movies," airing across Fandango's digital network, including Fandango Movieclips, the number one movie trailer and content channel on YouTube, and Fandango channels on Hulu, Roku and Samsung's Milk Video Service. "I Love Movies" features candid interviews with notable cultural influencers outside the film industry including athletes, musicians, television personalities, innovators and others, all sharing meaningful movie memories from films including "The Sound of Music," "Rocky," "Finding Nemo," "The Spy Who Loved Me," "The Naked Gun," "Purple Rain," "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" and many more.

The show's first guests will include NBA All-Star Dwight Howard, Grammy Award winner Reba McEntire, skateboarding icon and X Games gold medalist Tony Hawk, five-time heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, award-winning TV host Larry King, rock legend Slash, TV personality Shaun Robinson, country music artist Darius Rucker and others throughout the summer.

"Summer 2015 is shaping up to be one of biggest and best summer movie seasons ever and our ‘We Love Movies' campaign will leverage every property and partner platform across our network to ignite consumer excitement around moviegoing and drive theater attendance," said Paul Yanover, Fandango President. "We're especially proud of our new show, ‘I Love Movies,' which will shine a spotlight on favorite movie moments from some of the world's most interesting people."

"I Love Movies" will be Fandango's fifth original video series to launch since the company implemented an aggressive video development and distribution strategy in 2013, offering movie trailers and movie-related content wherever moviegoers are consuming video. It's also part of the company's larger goal of delivering a complete moviegoing experience from movie information, trailers and content to showtimes and ticketing to social sharing around movie fandom.

This month, the company celebrates the first anniversary of Fandango Movieclips, the result of Fandango's successful acquisition of the largest movie trailer and content network on YouTube. Since Fandango's acquisition, Movieclips subscribers have increased by 49%, adding 3.2 million to its network of more than 9.8 million subscribers. Video views are also up 71% year-over-year, with an average of 350 million video views per month. Over the past year, the Fandango Movieclips team has uploaded more than 6,500 movie trailers and original videos to its digital network, including over 200 exclusive trailers.

Earlier this year, Fandango launched a new channel on Hulu featuring its slate of original video series, and a movie trailer and video content channel on Samsung's Milk Video service. Fandango's acclaimed awards show "Frontrunners" also appeared on television for the first time on "Access Hollywood," and as part of in-flight entertainment programming on American Airlines.

About Fandango
Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, sells tickets to more than 25,000 screens nationwide. Fandango entertains and informs consumers with reviews, commentary, celebrity interviews and trailers, and offers the ability to quickly select a film, plan where and when to see it, and conveniently buy tickets in advance. For many theaters, fans can print their tickets at home or receive them as a paperless Mobile Ticket on their smartphones. Fandango's top-ranking movie ticketing apps, with 46 million downloads, are available on the iPhone and iPad, Android, and many other platforms. Fandango is enjoyed by more than 36 million online and mobile visitors each month, according to comScore. Film fans also find Fandango on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fandango and on Twitter @Fandango.

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