Press release

Adelaide Convention Centre to deliver spectacular visual experiences with new Christie Spyder X80

The powerful multi-screen windowing processor expands the Convention Centre’s capabilities to produce captivating megapixel displays

ADELAIDE, Australia – (July 11, 2018) - Christie®, a leader in creating and delivering the world’s best visual  experiences, is pleased to announce that Adelaide Convention Centre has acquired its latest Christie Spyder X80 multi-screen windowing processor to boost its capabilities in staging various events within its facilities.

Featuring stunning 80-megapixel processing power in true 4K at 60Hz performance across multiple displays, the Spyder X80 unit at the Adelaide Convention Centre will be used across the entire complex for staging multiple events such as gala dinners, conferences and trade shows. With this acquisition, Adelaide Convention Centre becomes the first organization in Australia to have the Spyder X80 fitted in its premises. It also complements the impressive fleet of Christie projectors that the Adelaide Convention Centre has at its disposal, which includes several 3DLP® systems comprising Christie Boxer 4K30, Boxer 2K20, and J Series models.

Christie Spyder X80
Christie Spyder X80​


“The Spyder X80 is the perfect fit for our venue given its powerful processing capabilities and flexibility, as well as full compatibility with the various Christie 3DLP high-brightness projectors that are already deployed within the Centre,” said Matthew Stanton, Technology and Venue Operations Manager, Adelaide Convention Centre. “It offers many capabilities for different events and large scale experiences that help make display walls easy to set up and manage, while incorporating the latest standards and connectors. With an array of innovative features and benefits, I’m confident that the Spyder X80 will play an important role in fulfilling our display needs for the foreseeable future.”

Stanton noted that Adelaide Convention Centre is no stranger to Christie’s image processing systems having been a satisfied user of the Spyder X20 since 2010.

“The Christie Spyder X20 has served us well for the last eight years with its 20-megapixel video processing, matrix switching and integrated source monitoring capabilities. It’s a natural progression for us to upgrade to the Spyder X80, which packs more than enough horsepower for us to create spectacular visual experiences.”

Stanton adds, “We made significant investment in our event technologies as part of our recent $397 million redevelopment. The addition of the Spyder X80 to our technology infrastructure further reinforces our market leadership and position as one of the world’s most modern and technologically advanced convention centres.”

Clark Williams, Executive Vice President, Content Management & Processing, Christie, commented, “The Spyder X80 is high performing, reliable, and the only processor built from the ground up to support 4K at 60Hz on every channel. We’re grateful that Adelaide Convention Centre has placed its trust in the Spyder X80 to deliver the most amazing visuals across multiple displays in its expanded premises. This is a clear testimony that our Spyder X80 is an instrumental piece in realizing a ‘pixels everywhere’ vision and stands alone at the forefront as a solution for applications that require managing a massive volume of pixels from source to display with the highest level of performance, flexibility, and functionality available.”

Since its launch in 2017, the Spyder X80 has won numerous accolades from all over the world. Besides being awarded InfoComm 2017’s Best Rental/Staging Product for Live Events, it recently made a big visual impact with a towering on-stage panorama spanning more than 450 feet and comprising expansive projection surfaces flanked by recessed ​LED walls at the Adobe Summit 2018 in Las Vegas, USA, with AV support provided by WorldStage.

Featuring processing and connectivity capabilities that surpass anything else in the market, the Spyder X80 is the most powerful multi-screen windowing processor and content management solution available. The system can be configured with up to 24 inputs and 16 outputs per unit and supports user-defined color depth of 8 bits, 10 bits or 12 bits per color, as well as High Dynamic Range. It is also equipped with Christie’s new Spyder Studio control system and a comprehensive EDID Manager.

About Adelaide Convention Centre

Set at the heart of Adelaide’s Riverbank precinct, the Adelaide Convention Centre has been a pioneer from the very beginning, opening as Australia’s first purpose-built convention centre in 1987. In 2017, the venue completed a $397 million redevelopment which included significant investment in technology, rendering the venue one of the world’s most modern and technologically advanced meetings and event venues. Over the past three decades, the Adelaide Convention Centre has played host to over 1800 key conferences, welcomed more than six million delegates and guests, and delivered in excess of $1.4 billion in economic benefit to the state of South Australia. The venue is forecast to inject an additional $1.92 billion into the South Australian economy over the next 25 years. Visit: www.adelaidecc.com.au. ​

About Christie

Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognised as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centres to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions​ and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images. Visit www.christiedigital.com.

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