GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’), a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today that Lotte Cinema selected GDC’s SR-1000 Standalone Integrated Media Block™ for Lotte Cinema World Tower, which is upgrading the projection booth technology as part of a renovation project. The renovation started last year with plans to complete all 21 halls by this year. Lotte Cinema will replace their legacy media servers with the industry’s leading SR-1000 media servers. Lotte Cinema selected GDC because of the media servers’ proven reliability, powerful features, and outstanding technical services provided by the GDC Korea office. The GDC Korea service team and GDC’s integration partners will install the SR-1000 IMB’s and continually provide technical service to ensure the best possible cinemagoing experience.
Lotte World Tower, the tallest building in Korea is the flagship site of Lotte Cinema World Tower and is the largest multiplex theatre in Korea with 21 halls and a total of 4,276 seats. It is located in Gangnam, Seoul, at 300 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, and opened on October 16, 2014. The multiplex is known for its Superplex, a super-large and flagship cinema format.
To date, GDC media servers have the largest market share in the entire Asia Pacific region, including top market share in China, Japan, and Korea. GDC media servers are also the leading choice for the replacement market in North America. Additionally, the SR-1000 media server is the only solution currently available that supports all the series 1, 2, 3, and 4 DLP Cinema projectors.
Key Features and Benefits
- Built with embedded power electronics used in medical and military applications
- Designed and built with cache memory to playback content without hard drive storage
- Designed for near-zero maintenance and minimal total cost of ownership
- Allows remote access to the projector SMS with wireless tablets anywhere in the cinema
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 DTS 7.1 and DTS:X object-based immersive sound technology from DTS, Inc. In addition, GDC also provides a suite of digital cinema products and services, including LED cinema, 3D product, audio processors, speakers, projector lamp, post-production service, and Electronic Delivery System (EDS).
About Lotte Cultureworks
It is an entertainment company affiliated with Lotte Group. In addition to the theatre and movie distribution business, the company started its movie theatre business in October 1999 with the opening of the first Lotte Cinema in Ilsan, Lotte Department Store, and has been actively engaged in overseas business, starting with Lotte Cinema Vietnam in May 2008 and expanding to China in December 2010 and Indonesia in November 2018. Lotte Cinema is a multiplex cinema brand operated by Lotte Cultureworks. Under the basic strategy of ‘cinema in a department store’, it has the 2nd largest market share in the industry and has 99 cinemas.