NEW YORK, NY– GDC Technology will receive the Technology Innovator of the Year Award at the CineAsia Awards Ceremony on Thursday, 8 December at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong.
“As the leader in digital technology solutions in cinema, GDC Technology continues to help improve and grow the industry throughout the region,” said Andrew Sunshine, Vice President of The Film Expo Group. “We could not have thought of a more deserving recipient of this award in 2016.”
GDC Technology started when Dr. Man-Nang Chong, founder, chairman and CEO of GDC Technology Limited, identified the potential and demand of restoring 35mm films digitally. Recognizing the industry needed to convert to digital technologies to stay ahead of the home and handheld devices, Chong founded GDC Technology in 1999 and began to provide digital media servers. Over the past 16 years, GDC Technology has become one of the world’s largest digital cinema solutions provider.
“I am deeply honored to accept this award on behalf of GDC Technology. To be recognized by industry peers for work on something as important as the cinema technology of the future is very special,” said Man-Nang Chong, founder, chairman and CEO of GDC Technology Limited. “I would like to thank the CineAsia award selection committee for recognizing and re-affirming the importance of team effort. While organizations have the power and resources to influence innovation, it’s the individuals who are the power behind GDC. It is truly an honor to lead such a great organization of individuals who innovate and experiment, come up with new ideas and drive innovation for the advancement of the cinema industry.”
GDC was also the first to integrate, DTS:X, an object-based immersive sound technology from DTS, Inc. for the development of its media servers. DTS:X is unique amongst all the immersive formats in that it is not prescriptive. It scales to any number of speakers in any configuration. This allows exhibitors, mix stages and creatives to have complete flexibility and scalability from room to room while maintaining artistic intent and offering the best experience for any given room. Movie studios have also embraced this technology, releasing over 50 titles, from Hollywood and local Chinese, as well as co-organizing movie premieres with GDC.
Moving beyond digital cinema, GDC is also working on Virtual Reality (VR) projects. By combining stunning visuals, motion platforms and immersive sound, GDC will demonstrate its upcoming Virtual Reality experience during CineAsia 2016.
CineAsia will take place from 6-8 December 2016 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong. The CineAsia trade show is where cinema exhibition and distribution professional come to do business and network. The convention will also feature product presentations and screenings of major upcoming films, exclusive sponsored events, and seminars relating to current and future trends happening across the industry.
About Film Expo Group
The Film Expo Group is the premier organizer of events in the motion picture industry. The Film Expo Group produces CineAsia, held in Hong Kong; CineEurope, held in Barcelona; and ShowEast, held in Miami. Additionally, the group publishes, Film Journal International, a trade magazine and website covering the motion picture industry with a special emphasis on theatrical exhibition.
Additional information on CineAsia can be found at www.cineasia.com.
About GDC Technology Limited
GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’) is a leading digital cinema solutions provider. GDC develops, manufactures and sells media servers, content storage systems, theatre management systems and network operations center software for the global cinema industry. GDC is a licensee of the DTS:X object-based immersive sound technology from DTS, Inc. for the development of its media servers. In addition, GDC also provides a suite of digital cinema products and services, including integrated projection systems, 3D products, projector lamps and silver screens. GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, a GDC subsidiary, manages VPF for over 6,300 theatre screens and with more than 650 studios or motion picture distributors worldwide. For more information, please visit www.gdc-tech.com.
About Hong Kong Tourism Board
The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) is the supporting organization of CineAsia. The Hong Kong Tourism Board is a government-subvented body tasked with marketing and promoting Hong Kong as a travel destination and enhancing visitors’ experience once they have arrived. In fulfilling its objectives, the HKTB organizes comprehensive campaigns and a year-round programme of events, which also serve to provide a business platform for travel-related sectors. The HKTB also established Meetings and Exhibitions Hong Kong (MEHK) to strengthen the city’s position as the prime destination for meetings, incentive trips, conventions, and exhibitions (MICE) in Asia. MEHK offers extensive support services that make MICE events simple to setup and smooth to execute.
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