Digital cinema continues to be an industry talking point as GDC Technology unveils an upgrade for its SA-2100 Digital Cinema Servers (pictured). The S2 Upgrade enables the connection of SA-2100 servers to the next generation Series 2 DLP Cinema projector in what is said to be the first commercial deployment of its kind.
The S2 upgraded SA-2100 servers are designed to meet all specifications pertaining to the Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI) and provide a minimum cost/disruption upgrade path to 4K digital cinema. New features heralded by the upgrade include integration with the new security features built into the Series 2 projectors, the supply of real-time subtitle rendering, and options for Integrated Media Block with selected Series 2 DLP Cinema projectors or external Media Block.
Since January 2010, GDC says that it has received purchase orders amounting to hundreds of SA-2100 servers to be fitted alongside Series 2 projectors. Installations have already taken place in the US and Asia.
Dr Man-Nang Chong, founder and CEO of GDC Technology, commented: "Once again GDC is quick to respond to the technology shift in the evolving digital cinema industry and brings to its customers the best and latest in digital cinema technology. That GDC's SA-2100 series of servers can be upgraded so swiftly to work with Series 2 projectors exemplifies not only our technology foresight, but also our belief in ensuring our customers' technology investment is always future-proof. Exhibitors opting for GDC can now have peace of mind and wait for the arrival of 4K upgrade option while in the meantime giving their audiences the best from Series 2 projectors."