Press release

New Christie FHD553-XU delivers high-resolution image quality and 24/7 operation

Ultra-narrow bezel LCD video walls offer reliable, high-performance for demanding environments

CYPRESS, Calif. - (September 20, 2017) - Christie®, a leader in creating and delivering the world's best visual and audio experiences, is enhancing the Christie Ultra Series line of products with the launch of the FHD553-XU at ASIS 2017. One of our best selling products, these professional-grade LCD panels are the ideal platform for reliable, high-performance video walls. Designed for control rooms and visualization markets, the FHD553-XU features 3.5mm ultra-narrow bezels to offer an industry-standard video wall solution plus high-resolution image quality, built-in video processing and 24/7 operation, combined with support for Christie Phoenix® EP to deliver powerful audiovisual data control.


Each panel is factory-calibrated and matched to ensure image uniformity across the entire video wall for fast, easy installation and setup. The ultra-narrow 3.5mm bezel width results in a near-seamless display that doesn’t interfere with viewing ability. Offering portrait and landscape orientation capabilities plus standard VESA mounting points, the Christie Ultra Series is easy to integrate into any control room, corporate space or architectural display. Like all Christie LCD panels, the Ultra Series is backed by Christie’s trusted warranty, service and support.

“We’ve enhanced the popular Christie Ultra Series LCD panel line for customers seeking powerful professional-grade LCD panels matched with reliability and high-performance,” says Andy Clipsham, senior product manager, Christie. “With upgraded electronics, the FHD553-XU LCD panel continues to be ideal for control rooms and visualization environments. The new LCD panel is supported by Phoenix EP that uses network transport to streamline project design, eliminating the need for audiovisual distribution and extension equipment.”

The Christie FHD553-XU LCD panel offers:

  • 24/7 operation
  • FHD resolution with support for 4K UHD in a 2x2 configuration
  • Built-in scaling support for 4K signals across video walls up to 10x10 configurations
  • Portrait and landscape orientation
  • 500 nits ideal for control room applications
  • Ultra-narrow, 3.5mm combined bezel width
  • OPS slot to accommodate Phoenix EP for a powerful control room solution

Christi Phoenix EP is a compact, cost-effective and highly-scalable solution for managing content on video walls and distributed displays making it ideal for applications such as control rooms, presentation rooms and digital signage displays. Offering the same powerful processing features as Christie Phoenix, Phoenix EP enables seamless access and control of audiovisual data from virtually anywhere, through a single, robust system. Featuring an easy-to-use interface and on-screen status, Christie Phoenix EP streamlines workflow and tasks associated with integrating and managing AV systems by dramatically reducing cabling, rack space and installation complexity and costs.

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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