GDC Technology Brazil Leads the Theatre Management System Market with a 52% Share

GDC announced today cumulative sales in Brazil for its Theatre Management System (TMS-2000) exceeded forecast

Cine Araújo is the Latest Brazil Circuit to Change out Legacy Software Systems to GDC TMS-2000

Las Vegas, NV ( April 8, 2024 ) -

GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’), a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today cumulative sales in Brazil for its Theatre Management System (TMS-2000) exceeded forecast with seven major circuits changing out their legacy theatre management system to TMS-2000 software in the last 12 months. Cine Araújo is the latest major Brazil circuit to change its legacy software to TMS-2000 to monitor sight and sound equipment and manage their content. With Cine Araújo, GDC now has the biggest piece of the pie with a 52 percent share in the TMS market.

At 97 years old, Cine Araújo is part of the history of cinema in Brazil. Currently, the company is among the largest local cinema chains. The company, which is proud to be 100% Brazilian, is headquartered in Botucatu City and operates 28 cinemas with 154 screens located in 26 cities and 10 states. The company is best known for investing in the most modern comfort for moviegoers as well as the most advanced technologies and forms of exhibition.

TMS-2000 is the ultimate next-generation theatre management solution giving theatre owners centralized control over the entire complex. With refined features and easier to use than ever, TMS-2000 automates and streamlines all booth operations, making it simpler for theatre management to focus on taking care of guests attending a movie. Circuits with TMS-2000 can upgrade to the revolutionary Cinema Automation CA2.0, the first-ever centralized solution to leverage machine intelligence to automatically manage content storage and playback, show scheduling, power supply, and screening quality. A web-browser based TMS-2000, which allows multiple users to monitor booth operations simultaneously from a web browser will be introduced at CinemaCon 2024.

“Since GDC launched TMS in 2004, we have continually added robust features to TMS-2000, including the launch of a web-based solution this year,” said Annie Wang, president of GDC Technology USA, LLC. “The conversion by seven of the major circuits in Brazil from their legacy system to TMS-2000 is a testament to the powerful features and ease of operations. We are excited to continue growing our TMS market share in Brazil and continue to learn from our users to improve our software capability further.”

Key Features and Benefits

Complete Compatibility

  • Flexible software solution that works with all major brands of digital cinema equipment. TMS-2000 is not bundled with any major brand hardware and runs on the majority of Microsoft Windows platforms.
  • Fast Performance

  • Comprehensively redesigned with useful features and optimizations to serve all a theatre’s needs and allows users to take control right away with a faster start-up time.
  • Monitor and control screens from a single access point

  • Monitor every aspect of cinema screens immediately. The status of both the projector and audio device are displayed with real-time information while the Projector and Sound Processor Controller give users the control they need.
  • Schedule Shows at Your Convenience

  • Show Scheduler tracks and visualizes all scheduled shows for the day. Import your schedules from more than 30 pre-qualified POS. Add and delete them on your theatre screen with ease. If there’s an invalid Key Delivery Message (KDM) or missing Composite Playlist (CPL), a built-in alert will automatically notify the operator and try to send those missing KDM/CPL to the digital cinema server.
  • Semi-Automated Show Scheduling by TMS Template System

  • TMS Template System is a powerful semi-automated mechanism that helps to create Show Playlists (SPL) with POS scheduling. The process can be performed efficiently and accurately, with minimal human intervention. POS scheduling with Template System allows users to associate CPLs to titles and configure the settings, it will then generate SPL and schedule the shows accordingly.
  • Automatic Detection of New Content by Content Watcher

  • Content Watcher keeps on watching the FTP server for new incoming DCPs, KDMs at a regular time interval. Once they are detected, they will be automatically ingested into the TMS server and allocated to the desired media servers.
  • Remote Access – TmsAware App

  • Monitors cinema operations in real-time remotely.
  • About GDC Technology Limited
    GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’) is a leading digital cinema solutions provider with its manufacturing facility certified with ISO 9001:2015 by SGS. GDC develops, manufactures, and sells cinema projector, media server for both projector and LED cinema display, content storage system, cinema enterprise software including theatre management system and advanced cinema automation system for the global cinema industry. GDC is a licensee of the DTS Surround and DTS:X with IAB, the object-based immersive sound technology from DTS, Inc. for the development of its media servers. In addition, GDC also provides a suite of digital cinema products and services, including LED cinema, 3D product, audio equipment, projector lamp, post-production service, and Electronic Delivery System (EDS).