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Barcelona—Oct 5, 2021

GDC Technology Forms Alliance with ECCO to Accelerate Growth of Mini-Theatres in Germany and Beyond

  • The first integration company to sell and install Espedeo Supra-5000 laser projector in Europe strengthens its relationship with GDC Technology as the demand for mini-theatres continues to grow around the world.
GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’), a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions announced today ECCO Cine Supply and Service GmbH (‘ECCO’), a leading German digital cinema integrator have formally agreed to strengthen their business relationship.  As part of ECCO’s commitment to GDC, they will sell, market and service the multiple award-winning Espedeo Supra-5000 RGB Plus Laser Cinema Projector (‘Supra-5000’) to the German theatre market and beyond.
 
Perfect for the growing ‘mini-theatre’ segment, the Supra-5000 is the first laser cinema projector to use GDC’s All-in-One Board which integrates the media server, Integrated Cinema Processor [ICP] and DMD (DLP chip) formatter board on a single board, making it the smallest, lightest and quietest DCI-compliant laser projector in the cinema market today.
 
Industry veteran and CEO of ECCO, Thomas Rüttgers commented  “The cinema industry relies heavily on GDC’s market-leading media server technologies and software solutions. Although they just entered the projection market with Supra-5000, we were blown away by all of the features that make it the ideal solution for the fast-growing mini-theatre market.” Mr Rüttgers, who has over 30 years experience within the European cinema industry, went on to say, “We have already purchased 10 units of Supra-5000 projectors – five of which will be installed with the Espedeo PM-2000B polarized 3D technology – and we look forward to many more sales in the future.”
 
ECCO installed a Supra-5000 in the iconic Cinecitta Nürnberg, (a past winner of ICTA Cinema of the Year) and one of the best performing multiplexes in Germany. In addition, they worked with GDC on a recent 15-plex installation of the ultra-reliable SR-1000 IMBs and an SCL Mk2 centralized playback server in Cairo, Egypt.
 
“ECCO are a progressive and hugely experienced team with years of expertise in the cinema industry. We have known and respected Thomas Rüttgers and his teams for many years. They understand the importance of the highest quality installation and service level demanded by today’s exhibitors. We are looking forward to many more projects in the future!” said Dr. Man-Nang Chong, founder, chairman and CEO of GDC Technology Limited.
 
Learn More at CineEurope 2021
Delegates attending CineEurope in Barcelona are able to get an up-close view of the Supra-5000 and experience Supra-5000 in live demonstrations in the GDC Technology mini-theatre in suite MR 131 on P1 level of the CCIB during tradeshow hours from October 5 – 7.
 



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Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Hong Kong, GDC Technology Limited (“GDC Technology”) is a leading global digital cinema solutions provider with over 20-year history of first to market innovations.  GDC Technology has the largest installed base of media servers and TMS (“Theatre Management System”) in the Asia-Pacific region and the second-largest globally. One out of three cinemas in the world uses GDC products. GDC Technology holds numerous patents globally, including in USA and China. Today, GDC has presence in 13 offices and 33 local service centers worldwide. 

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About ECCO Cine Supply and Service GmbH: Founded in 2015 and Headquartered in Hilden, Germany and operating throughout Germany, Europe and beyond. ECCO Cine Supply and Service GmbH are a  supply and service partner for technology solutions of tomorrow for cinemas. Offering customers  a one stop shop for everything that’s needed for successful cinema operations: from the latest projection and audio technology to the installation of motion seats, comfortable cinema seating and attractive furnishings to consulting services around the cinema. ECCO Cine Supply and Service GmbH Directory page
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About Espedeo Holdings Limited: Founded in 2006, Espedeo Holdings Limited (‘Espedeo’), a GDC Technology company, is a global digital cinema display equipment and solutions provider offering premium commercial and home cinema display solutions, cinema 3D system equipment and after-sales support service. Espedeo Holdings Limited Directory page

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