China’s largest motion picture exhibition company selects GDC’s ultra-reliable SR-1000 media server with cinema audio processor for its existing cinemas and new construction projects
GDC Technology Limited, a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today it has won a solicited tender to provide Wanda Cinema Line, China’s largest cinema operator with up to 300 digital cinema servers over the next two years. The tender involves the deployment of the GDC SR-1000 Standalone Integrated Media Block at Wanda’s existing and new construction projects in China. Under the agreement, Wanda will deploy approximately 270 of the units with the optional built-in 7.1 surround sound cinema audio processor. To date, GDC media servers has the largest market share in the whole of Asia Pacific including top market share in China, Japan and Korea. GDC media server is also leading the replacement market in North America.
GDC SR-1000 media server was launched at CinemaCon 2018. This agreement provides Wanda Cinema Line with SR-1000 designed with the latest and most powerful semiconductor technology for near zero maintenance and minimal total cost of ownership. Wanda Cinema Line, a subsidiary of Wanda Group, introduced its first multiplex in China in 2005 and is known for frequently introducing new amenities and technologies to provide the best possible moviegoing experience at all its cinemas. As of December, 2021, Wanda Cinema Line had 846 cinemas with 7,245 screens worldwide. Wanda Cinema Line has always strived to offer its guests outstanding customer services, value and enjoyment based on its continuous evolution. This collaboration is a testament to GDC’s exceptional post-sales support, history of innovation, and commitment to delivering reliable products that improve the overall cinema experience for guests.
“This agreement is a significant sign that the China box office and Wanda are recovering,” said Phil Wu, general manager of GDC Technology (Shenzhen) Limited. “By selecting GDC solutions from the possible candidates, Wanda procure ultra-reliable products and advanced technology such as the built-in cinema audio processor of SR-1000 media server. This will help them achieve their mission of being the best in China at entertaining people, while also providing better control over CAPEX and maintenance costs.”
GDC is excited to work with Wanda Cinemas and looks forward to providing them with the best possible cinema solutions. Together, we will continue to innovate and deliver exceptional experiences for cinema-goers.
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).