Press release

Christie Showcases Leading Visual Solutions for Broadcast Industry at BES Expo 2015

​​BES/NEW DELHI – (January 15, 2015) – Christie® is bringing its leading visual solutions to members of the broadcasting industry at the 21st International Conference & Exhibition on Terrestrial and Satellite Broadcasting (BES Expo 2015) from January 15 to 17 at Pragati Maid​an in New Delhi, India.

At booth No. 69, Christie’s India partner Falcon Technologies is showcasing a suite of innovative, reliable and financially accessible visual solutions that are ideal for the broadcast arena in a simulated television studio setting, complete with a news anchor’s desk. Visitors will be able to experience the highly versatile Christie® MicroTiles® arranged in an array of four units by four units in the backdrop, as well as a row of four units fitted in front of the desk.

Christie MicroTiles are renowned for their ability to maintain color depth, high contrast and high brightness at 3200K. With their ultra-high resolution images and color fidelity and saturation – especially rich, deep blacks – the MicroTiles’ unique qualities make them the ultimate digital canvas for creating eye-catching sets that are perfect for high-definition television broadcasts.

Another highlight at the booth is the affordable and easy-to-use Christie QuadHD84 LCD panel featuring Quad HD resolution (3840 by 2160) and true 60Hz refresh update rate for normal/natural display. Equipped with unmatched resolution and performance capabilities, the 84-inch panel offers an easily deployable and affordable Quad HD display solution. It can be easily installed as a wall-mountable or free-standing display, and is the perfect solution for presenting complex, detailed animation, data or live content for studio backdrop visualization, delivering powerful presentations or for accurate monitoring and collaborations – best suited for the broadcasting industry.

High-definition contents shown on the MicroTiles and QuadHD84 displays are driven by the Christie Spyder X20, a versatile hardware-based video processor combined with the flexibility of a universal routing switcher. Its integrated source monitoring enables simultaneous, real-time, full frame rate monitoring of all inputs. The Spyder X20 provides users with a 20-megapixel bandwidth to blend, window, and mix and scale any source format and then routes the signal to any destination device or combination of display devices – quickly and easily.

“Broadcasters can depend on Christie’s advanced visual solutions to effectively engage, entertain and inform viewers with dynamic and functional broadcast sets powered by Christie technologies which offer unmatched performance and reliability. In today’s highly competitive broadcast world, broadcasters can now engage and ‘wow’ their audience with unlimited creative possibilities of a dynamic set using Christie display and signal processing solutions,” said Karan Sawhney, director, Falcon Technologies. “We’re pleased to showcase various Christie products at BES Expo and with our good track record in servicing India’s broadcast industry, we’re hopeful that more broadcasters can make use of Christie solutions to deliver the best visuals to their viewers.”

In recent years, Christie’s visual solutions have become the popular choice of a number of television broadcasters in South Asia. In India, major television stations such as India Today Group and the Kerala-based Malayala Manorama TV utilize the Christie Spyder video processor in their news studios, while Doordashan has installed the Christie FHD551-X LCD panels in its facility. Recently, the Chennai-based News7 Tamil became the latest TV channel to harness the outstanding capabilities of Christie MicroTiles and Spyder X20. Its video wall in the studio is made up of 170 MicroTiles arranged in a curved array of 34-by-5 units measuring over 45 feet long, making it one of the longest video walls installed in India’s broadcast market.

In Bangladesh, three leading TV stations– Maasranga TV, Gazi TV and SA TV – deployed over 260 Christie MicroTiles as the main backdrop displays in their studios. These three broadcasters also rely on the Spyder X20s to manage high resolution contents on the screen with multiple windows.

“We are heartened by the response of South Asian broadcasters in embracing our advanced visual solutions, particularly the Christie MicroTiles and Spyder video processor which provide flexibility and versatility with almost boundless application possibilities and configurations limited only by the imagination,” said Lin Yu, vice president, Christie Asia Pacific. “We’re hopeful that through our participation in BES Expo 2015, we can reach out to more TV networks and strengthen our position as one of the market leaders of the broadcast arena in this region.”

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​.

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