Press Release

Christie Brio Enables Users To Meet, Share Information And Collaborate Virtually Across Multiple Sites

INTEGRATE AUSTRALIA/Sydney – (August 28, 2013) – Christie®, a world leader in display and visualization solutions, is now offering its new Christie Brio in Australia. A powerful meeting presentation and collaboration solution providing a rich participation experience, Christie Brio allow users to virtually meet, share information and collaborate effortlessly, overcome geographical distances, and eliminate the challenge of single and multi-site workplace meetings.

Easy to install and use, Christie Brio uses wired or wireless connections to automatically coordinate and display up to five simultaneous video and audio presentations on one or two meeting room screens. Multiple attendees can now run audio and video presentations from their own handheld devices without scrambling for matching display cables and adapters, plugging in dongles, or installing and configuring new software to get it working. Whether using Macs or PCs, iPads or Android tablets, or smartphones, participants and presentations can be added to a virtual meeting in the correct aspect ratios.

“As we thought about what we wanted in a meeting technology, there were three things that were very clear,” said Kathryn Cress, vice president, global & corporate marketing, Christie. “One, it had to be easily accessible, with no special training or driver software that users had to install. Two, it had to tear down the existing communication barriers so that sharing information became effortless. And three, it had to allow users to share multiple types of content. The ultimate goal in developing Christie Brio was to ensure that all participants could share whatever they needed to—to ultimately be able to share more.”

Using a single, low-cost hardware Brio node, any meeting room can automatically add up to five presentations to that room’s displays. Once the node processes the content it can also be made available to other Brio nodes across the country via locally managed IP networks. In this way, a variety of information – including PowerPoint and keynote presentations, audio, digital whiteboards, and videoconferencing sessions – can be pushed to any display attached to the Brio node and shared with all the displays simultaneously across multiple rooms and offices.

“In Australia, the workplace is slowly changing and results are achieved largely through collaboration and interaction,” commented Michael Bosworth, general manager, Christie Australia. “By eliminating geographical distances, the intuitive Christie Brio helps companies reduce costs associated with conventional meetings. This easy-to-install-and-use solution allows participants to focus on sharing information, discussing and making real-time contributions effectively and efficiently.”

Christie will be doing an exclusive one-day-only interactive demonstration of Christie Brio at Integrate 2013 on August 28, 2013.
 
About Christie®
Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925), designs, builds and installs customized projection display solutions. Christie® delivers turn-key solutions for sophisticated virtual reality, simulation systems and control room environments including high-resolution power walls, multi-sided immersive environments, curved screen displays, domed simulation and multi-projector arrays. Industries and organizations that rely on Christie range from government agencies to oil and gas, aerospace to entertainment, and manufacturing and design to pharmaceuticals. For more information, visit www.christiedigital.com.

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