Press release

Christie’s heritage and leadership shapes the future of entertainment

Leveraging its deep understanding of the business, the process of content creation and delivery for customers is simplified by Christie, working with its partners

HONG KONG - (June 7, 2018) - Christie®, a leader in creating and delivering the world's best visual and audio experiences, continues to shape the future of entertainment, leveraging its significant heritage in the business and as a technological frontrunner.

With more than 100,000 installations around the world to date, Christie is able to capitalize on its 85 years of expertise in cinema to improve the customer experience in the leisure and attractions industry, whilst harnessing advanced technologies to produce best-in-class solutions that wow and draw in the crowds from all parts of the globe.

“Our strong technology leadership and noteworthy achievements in cinema over eight decades has resulted in real, quantifiable benefits to our partners and customers from the non-cinema realm, such as the entertainment industry,” said Bryan Boehme, Executive Director, Global Sales & Business Development, Entertainment, Christie. “With this knowhow and deep understanding of the business, we are able to provide innovative visual solutions comprising both hardware and software to simplify the process of creation and allow designers of entertainment venues to focus on their creativity.”

Staying true to its mission and vision statements, Christie remains firmly committed to providing high quality, innovative, shared experiences by leveraging technological capabilities to create best-in-class solutions, working very closely with partners from different regions to bring customers’ vision to reality. This explains why Christie continues to be the preferred visual solutions vendor among Asian and global clientele, said Boehme, who noted that the robust partnership between Christie and its partners has been instrumental in clinching major projects worldwide.

Some of the recent projects completed by Christie and its valued partners include the Liberty Science Center in the United States, where 10 Christie Boxer Series projectors are used to light up the largest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere. In India, Christie’s RGB laser projection system powers the visuals of the newest dark ride at Wonderla Amusement Park Hyderabad. Over at the Hunan Museum in China, Christie 1DLP® laser projectors are used to bring ancient history to life with mesmerizing visuals; while an array of Christie projection and image processing solutions are deployed at the magnificent Lotte World Tower Seoul Sky in South Korea to entertain visitors from all over the world.

Liberty Science Center, New Jersey, USA

The Liberty Science Center (LSC) in Jersey City, New Jersey is the largest and highest resolution planetarium in the Western Hemisphere. Opened in December 2017, the new, 400-seat Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium and Giant Dome Theater features a Digistar 6 True8K system from Evans & Sutherland (E&S) with 10 Christie Boxer Series projectors and a Spitz NanoSeam screen. The new projection technology package enables LSC to perpetuate the venue’s giant screen cinema exhibition capabilities while adding state-of-the-art planetarium functionality with access to everything in the Digistar toolbox.

Wonderla Amusement Park, Hyderabad, India

The new “Mission Interstellar” ride at Wonderla Amusement Park in Hyderabad, promises all the thrills and spills that sensation-seekers are looking for. Developed using immersive technology in collaboration with US and European theme park design companies, it was officially opened in December 2017 amid much fanfare. The ride features a 3,500 sq ft parabolic screen and visuals are powered by the Christie D4KLH60 3DLP 4K RGB laser projector, which delivers astonishing images in ultra-sharp 4K resolution, completely immersing visitors in the experience. This attraction is the first in India to be equipped with Christie’s RGB laser projection system.

Hunan Museum, Changsha, China

The newly renovated Hunan Museum in China has brought ancient Han Dynasty history to life with spectacular projections using Christie visual solutions. Installed and commissioned by Christie’s valued partner Wincomn Technology, it features over 40 Christie 1DLP laser projectors comprising HS Series and GS Series models to deliver bright and dynamic projections at various exhibition zones in the museum. The main highlight is China’s first tomb projection at the famous Mawangdui (or King Ma’s Mound) archaeological site that houses the tomb of Lady Dai (wife of the Marquis of Dai) dating back more than 2,000 years ago. Since its reopening in November 2017, the museum has been drawing thousands of visitors daily.

Lotte World Tower Seoul Sky, South Korea

Officially opened in April 2017, Lotte World Tower Seoul Sky is the fifth tallest building in the world. A number of exciting and innovative displays featuring Christie solutions are installed here for the enjoyment of customers and visitors to Seoul Sky. These include the Christie Boxer 4K30 3DLP and Christie GS Series 1DLP laser projectors for eye-catching projections on the observation decks. The Christie Pandoras Box dual and quad players, as well as AirScan are also used to drive the projection contents and execute interactivity functions respectively.

About Christie

Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual and audio technologies company and 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, complete system displays, and cinema audio solutions; Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images, accompanied by awe-inspiring sound. Visit www.christiedigital.com.

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