GDC deploys SA-2100A D-Cinema server with Epic Theatres

MUMBAI: GDC Technology (GDC) has struck another deal in the US market. This new contract with Epic Theatres involves the deployment of 25 GDC SA-2100A series servers into its cinemas.

Epic Theatres is a privately held motion picture theatre circuit based in DeLand, Florida. Founded in 2003, Epic Theatres is operated by third generation exhibitors whose family built its first theatre in 1947. It currently operates 39 screens, located at six sites, in three southern states in the US.

Epic Theatres took a cautious and methodical approach in its digital conversion program. It began with the trial run of one single GDC SA-2100A server at the Epic Multiplex in Deland, Florida. Having fully tested the server and satisfied with its performance, Epic placed an initial order of eight servers for a 50 per cent digital multiplex in Clermont, Florida which was set to open in April 2009. This was followed by another order for their 100 per cent fully digital 16-plex in St. Augustine, Florida.

Epic began small with a lone GDC SA-2100A server, said Epic Theatres Vice President, Clint DeMarsh. It quickly became clear to us that the machine has most, if not all, of what we wanted for our theatres. We are impressed by the advanced functionality of the SA-2100A server and also GDC’s first-class customer service.

"GDC is pleased to receive the acceptance from a meticulous exhibitor. We are glad to see repeat orders from Epic within such a short span of time; such confidence in us is flattering," said GDC Technology founder and CEO Dr. Man-Nang Chong.