Press Release

Christie demonstrating powerful tools for powerful experiences at IBC 2018; Christie CP4325-RGB pure laser projector to highlight Big Screen Experience

New Christie UHD861-LT touch panel to make its global debut

AMSTERDAM – (September 11, 2018) – Christie's broadcast and cinema solutions will be front and center at IBC 2018 with Christie Terra, Christie Pandoras Box and Christie Spyder X80 in use across the conference venue, demonstrating the seamless integration of Christie hardware and software tools to create the world's best shared experiences. The exhibition runs September 14-18 at the RAI Amsterdam.

The Christie Broadcast Experience

"Christie's customized solutions include the full gamut of visual display technology and we are proud to be at IBC to demonstrate the benefits of working with Christie," said Sean James, executive vice president, Enterprise & Entertainment, Christie. "From project conception to completion and beyond, Christie meets and exceeds customer expectations."

Highlighted in Christie's broadcast room (Auditorium Centre, First Floor G105) are the new Christie UHD861-LT display, FHD553-XE flat panels in a 2 by 2 array, two FHQ981-L panels, the Christie Crimson laser projector, Christie Apex Series, and the Christie GS and HS Series laser projectors.  The Christie Spyder X80 will be used to feed the UHD-861-LT, Crimson and the FHQ-981-L.

The Christie Spyder X80 provides 4K/60 processing features that simplify presentation of unique, high resolution content with processing and connectivity capabilities surpassing everything else in the market. Christie Spyder X80, the world's most powerful multi-screen windowing processor and content management solution, 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.

Both Christie Pandoras Box and Christie Terra will manage and control the content in Christie's space and throughout IBC 2018. From project conception to realization – and every step between – Pandoras Box gives users complete control over the entire workflow with nearly unlimited creative possibilities.

Christie Terra enables the transport, processing and control of audiovisual content, including 4K at 60Hz video formats, over 10G Ethernet networks. Built on standardized SDVoE technology, Christie Terra provides unprecedented performance capabilities including the delivery of uncompressed, zero-frame latency, artifact-free video over readily available and affordable 10G components.

Offering an optimal balance between performance and price, the new Christie UHD861-LT features integrated touch and is designed for 16/7 performance, making it ideal for installation in meeting and lecture rooms, and applications including menu boards and kiosks.

Christie all over IBC 2018 as Technical Supporter

Upon entering the RAI lobby, guests will be greeted by the famous Christie Clock with four Christie Boxer's projecting onto it. The auditorium will also feature a Christie Boxer 2K30. The Emerald Room (Room A) will showcase the Christie Mirage WU14K-M​ with Room E102 (Room L) featuring two Mirage WU14K-M projectors and a Spyder X80 managing the content.

In Room E102 (Room B), two Christie D13HD-HS laser projectors and a Spyder X80 will be demonstrating their capabilities while two Christie D12HD-H projectors – one each in CE Hub Hall 14 and the Hall 8 Future Zone will be showcased.

Big Questions Discussed at Big Screen Experience

And continuing a long-standing relationship with the RAI Auditorium Big Screen Experience at IBC, a panel focused on next generation display technology will be conducted on Saturday, September 15 at 1:30 p.m., moderated by Brian Claypool, Vice President of Product Management, Cinema, Christie. The session will be supported by the Christie CP4325-RGB, the cinema industry's first affordable RGB pure laser projector.

The "Laser Tech – Science Becomes Art" panel, moderated by Mr. Claypool, will feature Dominic Glynn, Chief Scientist, Pixar; Michael Zink, VP Production technology, Warner Brothers; and Annie Chang, VP Creative Technologies, NBC Universal Media. "Technology is moving forward at a rapid pace and this year's panel of key industry stakeholders will discuss the opportunities these advancements in technology offer both filmmakers and exhibitors," said Claypool. "This year the program focuses on how we can use these new technologies to improve the cinema experience on our screens."

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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