GDC Technology Limited introduced its award-winning integrated media block and new 16-channel cinema sound processor to European cinema owners this week at CineEurope 2016.
The company says the GDC SX-4000 Standalone IMB and XSP-1000 Cinema Processor (GDC Immersive Sound Solution) combine to make a future-proof IMB with real-time DTS:X decoding and an advanced cinema processor.
When combined, this latest GDC Technology bundled solution enables a high-quality audio experience at a price point that allows exhibitors in Europe to affordably install immersive sound in auditoriums of any size and delivers realistic, rich sound to a much broader audience.
The GDC SX-4000 immersive sound media server is designed to be fully DCI compliant with a built-in decoder for real-time rendering of DTS:X immersive sound in full 16-channels and two additional channels to support narrative audio, motion data and other special purpose signals. In addition to supporting DTS:X, the GDC XSP-1000 cinema processor can support multiple object-based immersive sound formats.
"Immersive Sound comes to life when all of the details in the soundtrack are heard accurately," said Man-Nang Chong, founder, chairman and CEO of GDC Technology Limited. "This new solution is a game changer for the industry, providing European audiences with a truly unique immersive sound experience while offering cinema owners a future-proof affordable solution. European audiences will certainly experience better sound regardless of the size of the auditorium."
The GDC Immersive Sound Solution will be available in summer 2016.
The GDC SX-4000 IMB received the Digital Cinema Report Catalyst Award for Best New Technology at CinemaCon 2016
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