Press release

Christie Wins DSE 2017 APEX Gold Award for Star Wars: The Force Awakens Red Carpet World Premiere

CYPRESS, Calif. - (March 30, 2017) - Christie®, a leader in creating and delivering the world's best visual and audio experiences, is pleased to announce that it has won the DSE 2017 APEX Gold Award in the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation category for its installation at the Star Wars®: The Force Awakens Red Carpet World Premiere.

The Christie team provided technical consultation at every stage of the installation, from concept creation, to pre-staging, onsite setup and delivery. To ensure this specific live setup went well and faced with an aggressive timeline, Christie pre-configured and staged much of the equipment in the company’s Cypress, California headquarters days beforehand. Christie’s Pandoras Box Media Servers powered a variety of displays including 388 Christie ​MicroTiles® that formed a backdrop to the red carpet walkway and 18 Christie LCD panels that graced the red carpet and photo locations throughout the premiere.

 

“Christie is proud to accept the DSE 2017 APEX Gold Award in the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation category for the installation at the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Red Carpet World Premiere featuring our projection technologies,” said Sean James, vice president, Christie Global Professional Services. “This DSE 2017 APEX Award is a testament to Christie’s commitment to customers around the world to create visually compelling experiences.”

The 14th Annual DSE APEX Awards were created to recognize and honor achievement in the installation of digital displays and interactive technology and the creation of compelling viewer content, the DSE APEX Awards have honored hundreds of companies for their innovation throughout the years.

This year’s APEX Award finalists were chosen by an independent panel of 10 industry experts and journalists from a field of 138 entrants from 12 countries vying in nine major digital signage categories. The list of winning entries is available on the Digital Signage Expo 2017 site. Gold, Silver and Bronze awards were presented in each category as part of the APEX Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, March 29 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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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