GDC Technology Limited, a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced its next-generation, award-winning SX-4000 standalone integrated media block (IMB) completed the full range of tests necessary to receive compliance from the Digital Cinema Initiative (DCI). As a result of receiving DCI compliance for its latest IMB, exhibitors are positioned to capitalize on the continuing advancement in technology with a reliable product designed for current and future growth opportunities.
The test was completed by the Research Institute for Digital Media and Content (DMC) at Keio University in Japan, one of three entities licensed by Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC to perform the Compliance Test Plan (CTP) 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 (NIST).
Based on proven GDC technology, a cinema owner’s reliable choice since 2000, the GDC SX-4000 Standalone IMB was introduced in April at CinemaCon 2016 and received the Digital Cinema Report Catalyst Award. When combined with the GDC XSP-1000 Cinema Processor (GDC Immersive Sound Solution), 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.
“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.”