China Stellar once again turns to HK GDC for deployment of 300 digital cinema servers

19 July 2011 22 h 42 min 5 comments

Hong Kong (July 19, 2011) – GDC Technology, a world leading digital cinema solution provider, is pleased to announce today the signing of a major digital cinema server contract with Stellar International Cineplex.

The agreement involves the deployment of a total of 300 GDC SX-2000A digital cinema servers with Integrated Media Block (IMB), with deployment completion scheduled for 2012. The contract is a further testament to GDC’s close partnership with Stellar, as well as its ongoing success in expanding its client base in the China market.

Founded in March 2003, Stellar is a subsidiary of Stellar Media Group Ltd., jointly invested by Stellar Media Group and Stellar International, a Hong Kong listed company. China Film Stellar Theatre Chain, a joint venture between Stellar and China Film Group Corporation, earned box office revenues upwards of RMB1.2 billion in 2010, ranking it second among major theater chains nationwide according to a statistical report from the Chinese Film Market Review 2010.

To date, Stellar Group has invested in Beijing, Shanghai and other cities, building more than 20 modern multiplex theaters featuring 200 screens. By the end of 2011, Stellar will build an additional 29 theaters with 225 screens, and set its sights on reaching a total of 63 theaters with 500 screens by 2012.

“Since signing our first contract for the deployment of servers in September 2009, GDC has been our exclusive digital cinema partner,” said Yuan Xin, Vice President, Stellar International. “GDC’s 4K upgradable solution solidifies our transformation to digital.  With the GDC server which may be the best digital cinema server on the market, we are set to provide our moviegoing audience with a fantastic viewing experience. Additionally, GDC’s nationwide network of technical support guarantees fast and highly responsive aftersales service.”

“We’re honored to partner with Stellar again, and sincerely appreciate being selected as sole digital cinema server provider for its first class movie theaters”, said Dr. Man-Nang Chong, founder and CEO of GDC Technology. “Partnering with GDC comes with our promise of unyielding support in every aspect of service and digital cinema technology and we will work closely with Stellar to drive the development of digital cinema in China.”

SOURCES: GDC, Stellar (19/07/2011)

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