GDC Technology showcases new innovations at CineAsia 2012
December 09, 2012
CINEASIA, Hong Kong (December 10, 2012) - GDC Technology ("GDC Tech"), a world leading digital cinema solution provider, will showcase a wide range of innovative digital cinema solutions, backed by its technical support team, in booth #311 at CineAsia 2012 at the
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre in Wanchai, from December 11th to 13th.
SX-3000 Standalone Integrated Media BlockTM ("IMB")
Since its debut at CineAsia 2011, the SX-3000 Standalone IMBTM has revolutionized the architecture of digital cinema, and has received strong support from the cinema industry.
The groundbreaking SX-3000 Standalone IMBTM eliminates the needs for a file server, which allows for incredible flexibility of boothless cinema design and reduce the cost of operating and maintaining the digital cinema theaters. SX-3000 Standalone IMBTM can seamlessly integrate with all types of DLP Cinema® projectors, including the latest S2K DLP Cinema® family of projectors. Moreover, the SX-3000 Standalone IMBTM features gigabit Ethernet connection for long distance content streaming and remote access. It also supports high frame rate ("HFR") playback in both 2D and 3D (at 48 and 60 frames per second per eye), as well as 4K resolution. SX-3000 is capable of playing compression bit rates of up to 500Mbps which satisfies the "High Frame Rates Digital Cinema Recommended Practice" issued by DCI on September 28 of this year.
PSD-3000 Portable Storage Device
The PSD-3000 Portable Storage Device is a highly-reliable content storage solution that works seamlessly with the SX-3000 Standalone IMBTM. The PSD-3000 features 3 hot swappable data drives based on RAID 5 technology allowing it to remain operational in the event of a single drive failure. Moreover, it can be mounted on the DLP Cinema® projectors in accordance with specific mount configurations. A variation of this model that can be directly inserted into projector pedestals is also available. All PSD-3000 storage devices do not require a PC onboard to manage the HDDs hence reducing the cost of maintaining and operating the Standalone IMBTM with PSD-3000. Standalone IMB without the need of an external server to manage the data drives is indisputable the most cost effective solution for today's digital cinema. Standalone IMB is a new architecture widely adopted by leading projection companies. More importantly, PSD-3000 external storage device is an optimal storage solution without the need of a server and without stressing the HDDs on heat radiating IMB that concealed inside the projector chassis. GDC Tech shares that same belief with the projector manufacturer that concealing all the hard disk drives within the projector chassis is an undesirable design that is highly unreliable. Besides, PSD-3000 is easily accessible for replacement for one to all the HDDs.
TMS-1000 Theatre Management System and Network Operations Centre (NOC)
With almost 8,000 screens installed worldwide, the TMS-1000 Theatre Management System significantly streamlines the management of a multiplex from a centralized point of control. TMS-1000 allows content, KDM and playlist management via network connection. Moreover,
it provides show playback control and monitors the status of the digital cinema server, projector and other theatrical devices. Furthermore, our NOC runs 24/7, 365 days a year, providing comprehensive customer services, network management and technical support.
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