Mumbai: GDC has entered into a partnership with RealD where its best-selling digital cinema server – SA-2100 – will be offered as part of RealD’s premier 3D platform for future 3D rollout.
GDC is the market leader in Asia with two-thirds of the market share and has the second largest deployment of digital cinema servers worldwide. RealD is the global leader in 3D, having captured 90% of the worldwide digital 3D market. The partnership will propel GDC servers into the fast expanding 3D market, estimated to reach between 4000 and 5000 screens by 2009. Early success of the partnership includes 20 installations at Lotte Cinema, South Korea.
GDC’s SA-2100 digital cinema server has been vigorously tested by RealD and awarded the "RealD Ready" status, which is an assurance of full "out-of-the-box" compatibility with the RealD system.
"GDC’s LINUX-based servers are one of the most robust and reliable servers on the market," stated Worldwide Cinema, RealD 3D president Joe Peixoto. "We are encouraged by the initial success in Korea and expect to see additional 3D deployment throughout the rest of world with GDC servers in the near future."
"3D digital is a rapidly growing force in digital cinema. We recognized this from the beginning and made sure that our SA-2100 digital cinema server can play both 2D and 3D movie files," said GDC Technology founder and CEO Dr Man-Nang CHONG. "We are honored to be a partner with RealD and excited by the prospect of growing our server business together with RealD’s rapid expansion in the 3D digital rollout."