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Christie demonstrates creative and flexible visual solutions for broadcast industry at BES Expo 2017

BES/NEW DELHI - (February 2, 2017) - Christie® visual solutions are offering creativity and flexibility for broadcasters in their daily operations, demonstrated by a brilliant showcase of exciting and colorful display solutions at BES Expo 2017.

Currently in its 23rd year, the annual event is organized by Broadcast Engineering Society (India) and is taking place at the Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, New Delhi, from February 2 to 4. At booth No. 64, Christie’s India partner Falcon Technologies Pvt Ltd has put together a captivating spectacle that comprises various advanced, dependable and affordable visual solutions ideal for broadcast environments, such as television stations, recording studios and editing suites.

“Christie has the broadest range of projectors, video wall processors and integrated display systems for every budget in broadcast application, and we’re pleased to showcase an array of the finest solutions that broadcasters can confidently use to engage and impress audiences with dynamic and high quality visuals,” said Karan Singh Sawhney, Director, Falcon Technologies. “The configurable displays, versatile video processing systems and media servers offer users with creativity, flexibility and infinite possibilities in their deployment to effectively engage, entertain and inform viewers. This is why an increasing number of major broadcasters in India and other parts of South Asia have chosen Christie’s visual solutions for their studios.”

Lin Yu, Vice President, Christie Asia Pacific, commented, “The broadcast industry in India is poised for further growth and broadcasters are looking at high-quality display solutions that enable them innovate in real-time, and include a mix of content to attract new viewers. Christie has the right solutions for broadcasters to stand out from the competition, and we’re glad that our valued partner Falcon Technologies has established an excellent track record in servicing India’s broadcast industry. I’m confident that through the close collaboration with Falcon Technologies, more regional broadcasters will be convinced that Christie solutions are what they need to deliver the best visuals to capture higher viewership.”

The main highlight is a large projection on the back wall using the Christie Captiva DHD400S 1DLP ultra short throw projector with interactivity. Boasting one of the shortest throw distances available, this compact, quiet and powerful 3,500 lumen projector makes the most out of any space without sacrificing visual impact. Its interactive capability enables users to create and share unique user experiences in venues, such as a live television studio.

Another booth highlight is the high-performance and easy-to-use Christie FHQ842-T UHD interactive LCD flat panel featuring 4K resolution (3840 x 2160) and 120Hz refresh update rate for normal/natural display. Equipped with unmatched resolution and performance capabilities, this 84-inch panel offers an easily deployable and commercial-grade UHD display solution. It can be easily installed as a wall-mountable or free-standing display, and is the perfect solution for presenting complex, detailed animation, data or live content for studio backdrop visualization, delivering powerful presentations or for accurate monitoring and collaborations - best suited for the broadcasting industry.

Visitors can also experience the highly versatile Christie® MicroTiles® arranged in an array of one unit by five units in front of the news desk, which creates an eye-catching display. Widely used by television studios around the world, the MicroTiles are renowned for their ultra-high resolution images, color fidelity, saturation and the flexibility to be designed in almost any shape or size. Built on proven DLP® technology and specifically designed for superior image quality in demanding indoor, high-ambient light environments, Christie MicroTiles are the ultimate digital canvas that takes digital display technology to a new level.

High-definition contents shown on the Christie Captiva, FHQ842-T and MicroTiles displays are driven by the Christie Spyder X20, a versatile hardware-based video processor combined with the flexibility of a universal routing switcher. Its integrated source monitoring enables simultaneous, real-time, full frame rate monitoring of all inputs. The Spyder X20 provides users with a 20-megapixel bandwidth to blend, window, mix, and scale any source format and then routes the signal to any destination device or combination of display devices - quickly and easily.

In India, an increasing number of major television stations have placed their trust Christie’s advanced visual solutions, such as MicroTiles, LCD flat panels and Christie Spyder X20 video processors, to deliver exciting and detailed images to their audiences. These include Chennai’s News7 Tamil, Noida city’s India Today Group, Kerala-based Malayala Manorama TV, public service broadcaster Doordashan, Mumbai and Noida-based Zee Television, TV18 and CNN-News 18, and the Indian parliament network channel Rajya Sabha Television. Over in Bangladesh, three leading TV stations- Maasranga TV, Gazi TV and SA TV - have also deployed Christie MicroTiles as the main backdrop displays in their studios. These broadcasters also rely on the Spyder X20s to manage high resolution contents on the screen with multiple windows.

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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