GDC SX-4000 IMB Completes DCI Tests

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Tue, 10/18/2016 - 12:06 -- Nick Dager

The GDC SX-4000 Standalone IMBGDC Technology has completed the full range of tests necessary to receive compliance from the Digital Cinema Initiative for its SX-4000 Standalone integrated media block. "We are committed to investing in technology and evolving our company to meet the needs of exhibitors worldwide,” said Man-Nang Chong, founder, chairman and CEO of GDC Technology Limited. “Achieving DCI compliance for our next generation SX-4000 IMB is another step forward toward achieving our goal of ensuring cinemas are equipped with future proof products.”

The test was completed by the Research Institute for Digital Media and Content at Keio University in Japan, one of three entities licensed by Digital Cinema Initiatives to perform the Compliance Test Plan tests. The SX-4000 IMB was approved by DCI after successfully passing the DCI Compliance Test Plan Version 1.2. 

This IMB was validated to FIPS 140-2 under the latest requirements from National Institute of Standards and Technology. For more information, visit the DCI website.

The GDC SX-4000 Standalone IMB was introduced last April at CinemaCon 2016 and received the Digital Cinema Report Catalyst Award as one of the best new technology innovations at the show. When combined with the GDC XSP-1000 Cinema Processor, this latest GDC Technology bundled solution enables a high-quality audio experience at a price point that allows exhibitors worldwide to affordably install immersive sound in auditoriums of any size and delivers realistic, rich sound to a much broader audience.

The GDC SX-4000 standalone IMB is designed 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. 

Key features and benefits of the SX-4000 IMB include:

Next-generation hardware with faster input and output capabilities

Higher bitrate: Decoding higher bitrate images and audio files; live or store-and-forward

Powerful audio processing capabilities to decode up to 32 channels of full, rich immersive sound

Full 16-channel immersive sound capability with two aux channels for other devices

Unbinds the sound from traditional 5.1 with up-mix capability to increase the number of channels for pre-show entertainment programs and alternative content

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