Korean exhibitor Lotte Cinemas has selected GDC Technology’s pioneering integrated media block technology to replace 75 legacy media servers. The replacement involves the deployment of the SR-1000 Standalone Integrated Media Block and GDC’s enterprise storage at 10 screens and the S1 Kit Plus at 65 screens.
GDC says the S1 Kit Plus with SR-1000 is the only future-proof, ultra-reliable cinema media server for DLP Cinema Series 1 projectors and upgradable to Series 2, 3 or 4 projectors when needed.
The new SR-1000 IMB’s were deployed at 30 Lotte Cinema sites in 20 cities in Korea. The deployment was managed by RNR, Inc., a Korean cinema technology integrator that specializes in engineering in the video/sound field and is an official certified dealer of leading global video/sound specialists while supplying advanced products to the Korean and foreign markets.
Lotte Cinema was founded in 1999 with the concept of opening a new entertainment era. It has made great strides in attracting more than 10 million admissions in just three years and has become a leading multiplex exhibitor in Korea. Lotte Cinema currently operates 92 sites with 659 screens nationwide in Korea as a division of the entertainment business of the Lotte Group along with Lotte Entertainment. In 2014, Lotte Cinema opened the largest cinema in Asia – Lotte Cinema World Tower – with a total of 21 screens and 4,615 seats. Super Plex G at Lotte Cinema World Tower is also recognized as the world's biggest screen by the Guinness World Records.
“Lotte Cinema has been a valued partner since 2008,” said Kim Yong Jin/Jason, general manager of GDC Technology (Hong Kong) Limited, Korea Branch. This replacement of their legacy media servers provides Lotte Cinema with GDC’s “flagship” digital cinema server designed with the most advanced and powerful semiconductor technology for near zero maintenance and minimal total cost of ownership. Lotte Cinema will have ultra-reliable products and most advanced media server technology to help them achieve their mission of being the best at entertaining people in the communities they serve.”
“We firmly believe GDC is one of the most trusted names in the cinema industry, said Lotte purchasing team officials. “GDC’s latest IMB technology will create an opportunity for Lotte Cinema to accomplish our mission, which is to provide an amazing cinema entertainment experience, establishing a strong connection between Lotte Cinema and our customers. GDC’s media server technology allows us to deliver high-quality cinematic experiences in the digital era."