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Christie Showcases Innovative Collaborative and Visual Solutions at Integrate Australia 2014

INTEGRATE AUSTRALIA/Sydney – (August 26, 2014) – Christie®, a global visual and audio technologies company, has joined forces with renowned homegrown audiovisual firm Kramer Electronics to showcase a wide array of innovative collaborative and visual solutions at Integrate Australia 2014, held at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park, August 26-28.

Christie’s visually-arresting display at booth #F65 will welcome visitors with a demonstration of the new Christie Brio Team and Christie Brio Enterprise, which are being exhibited for the first time in Australia since launching in June. Simple to access with no training required, Christie Brio Team is fully self-contained and does not require access to the local area network. Individuals can quickly connect to the Brio Team unit and wirelessly share information with team members in the same room without needing additional drivers and external dongles.

Those who need to collaborate securely and share high-quality content between multiple locations can rely on the Christie Brio Enterprise, which integrates smoothly into the local area network for access to Internet and network services. Regardless of participants' geographic locations, everyone sees the same information at the same time. Two Christie Brio Enterprise nodes set up at the booth will simulate conference calls between two different locations, to demonstrating its powerful capabilities of sharing audio, high-definition video and whiteboards for greater productivity.

Over at Kramer Electronics’ booth at #C26, visitors can enjoy a stunning demonstration of Christie® MicroTiles® presented in an array of six units wide by four units high, featuring Christie Interactivity Kit and Christie Jumpstart. Christie MicroTiles offer users with a superb visual display to showcase their products and at the same time, create a unique experience for their potential consumers. The breakthrough design of Christie Interactivity Kit enables multiple users to interact simultaneously with content on Christie MicroTiles by transforming it into a multi-touch surface, while Christie JumpStart automatically recognizes Christie MicroTiles and optimizes the resolution of the display canvas.

One of the biggest highlights at the booth is the new Christie DWU555-GS 1-chip DLP® projector featuring laser phosphor illumination, which eliminates the need for lamp and filter replacements while providing 20,000 hours of low-cost operation. With a brightness of 5400 ANSI lumens, small footprint, low-weight, quiet operation and a full suite of lenses, the Christie DWU555-GS is ideal for boardrooms, higher education, houses of worship and smaller location-based entertainment venues.

Christie’s range of thin and elegant professional LCD flat panels is also attracting much attention with brilliant, high-definition visuals. On display are the 46-inch Christie FHD461-X with incredible color fidelity, the robust 55-inch Christie FHD551-XG with bonded Corning® Gorilla® glass, the slim and elegant 65-inch Christie FHD651-P that is ideal for meeting rooms and digital signage, as well as the stunning 84-inch Christie QuadHD84 boasting Quad HD (3840 x 2160) resolution. Affordable and reliable, these display products provide the ideal platform for users to express their message in innovative ways.

Besides the exciting product lineup at the booths, an impressive 1-by-5 array display of Christie MicroTiles will light up the Integrate Bar with a brilliant showcase of contents. Known for amazing image quality, vibrant, true-to-life colors, brilliant displays and any-size, any-shape design, this showcase of Christie MicroTiles is set to captivate delegates and guests as they enter the bar.

“We’re excited and pleased to showcase an extensive lineup of our advanced visual and collaborative solutions at Integrate 2014 and we are confident of delivering the best visual experiences to visitors from various industries in Australia,” said Lin Yu, vice president, Christie Asia Pacific. “With the strong fundamentals built by our Australian subsidiary, I’m hopeful that this event will present us with new opportunities to share ideas, reach out and provide the best possible experience and service to our users and partners in this part of the world.”

Michael Bosworth, general manager, Christie Australia, added, “Integrate is Australia's largest trade event for the AV and Systems Integration industry and it’s the perfect platform for us to showcase an extensive range of Christie’s cutting-edge technologies which cater to different needs and budgets. We look forward to showcasing the practically unlimited application possibilities offered by our leading visual solutions and further strengthen the Christie brand in Australia.”

Widely recognized as Australia's largest industry event for leaders and professionals in AV and Systems Integration, Integrate 2014 is expected to attract more than 5,000 attendees comprising AV, IT, and Systems Integration leaders and technicians in Australia.

About Christie

Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual technologies company and is 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 and complete system displays, 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. Visit www.christiedigital.com.

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