BANGALORE: Digital cinema solutions provider GDC Technology (GDC) has been selected as the exclusive digital cinema provider to convert all the cinema multiplexes operated by Inox Leisure (Inox) and Fame India (Fame) in India.
It is expected that full deployment will be completed by 2012.
GDC says that the proposed contract involves GDC Tech supplying Inox and Fame with 300 units of integrated systems comprising GDC‘s Integrated Media Block (IMB) and Barco projectors, as well as 75 units of GDC‘s Theatre Management System (TMS) with theatre automation system, and the construction of a Network Operations Center (NOC) complete with full centralised cinema chain management solution.
"In making this important transition, we wanted to ensure the new technology would support our goal of providing the best possible movie going experience for our patrons. The GDC IMBs offer the highest reliability and picture quality of any digital cinema server out there, which is why we chose them exclusively for our patrons," says Inox CEO Alok Tandon.
In February 2010, Inox acquired a controlling stake in multiplex operator Fame India, which created the largest theatre chain under the same management control with combined strength of 68 multiplexes and 257 screens in 34 cities nationwide, and is in the process of opening more multiplexes in the current financial year.