MUMBAI: GDC Technology has signed an exclusive server deployment agreement with EPIC Theatres, a Florida-based theatre chain. Under this agreement, GDC will be the sole server provider for EPIC’s new all-digital theatre in Palm Coast, Florida. A total of 14 GDC servers were deployed, and the installation was successfully completed in time for the grand opening on 29 June, 2010.
Founded in 2003, EPIC Theatres is operated by third and fourth generation exhibitors whose family built its first theatre in 1947. It currently operates 67 screens located at six sites in three southern states in the US. With a vision fixed firmly on the future, the privately held motion picture theatre circuit is always at the forefront of technology, to bring the best cinematic experience to its audiences. EPIC has embarked on an expansion program which will see the addition of more than 40 digital screens to its operations over the next two years.
“EPIC began its digital conversion program with GDC servers and we are extremely pleased to have made the right choice. The great functionality and superb reliability offered by GDC servers is truly impressive. Equally commendable is GDC’s 24/7 call service center, ensuring support is always at hand. We are happy with the GDC package and have decided to stick with it in the Palm Coast project,” said EPIC Theatres vice president for purchasing Clint DeMarsh.
“EPIC is an extremely valued customer to GDC since they recognized our strengths and had faith in us when we were relatively new to the US market, for which we are tremendously grateful. The Palm Coast project has further strengthened our strategic partnership in digital cinema, and we look forward to many more years of mutually successful collaboration with EPIC Theatres,” said GDC Technology founder and CEO Dr. Man-Nang Chong.