Press release

Christie Solaria One impresses exhibitors with its all-in-one digital cinema solution ideal for community theaters

CINEASIA / HONG KONG – (December 12, 2012) – Christie® captivated exhibitors and visitors at CineAsia 2012 with a live demo of the Christie Solaria® One, a complete cinema solution aimed at emerging markets and community theaters with screen sizes less than 10.6 meters (35 feet) wide. The solution is DCI-compliant, having recently been fully certified for Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC (DCI) compliance testing by AEGISOLVE, INC. Christie Solaria One is the first solution to begin shipping in quantity, based on Texas Instruments’ (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) recently developed S2K DLP Cinema® chipset.

The Solaria One will deliver fully DCI-compliant images at 8000 lumens within the DCI color space and, as the Christie Solaria One+, 10,000 lumens when presenting alternative content.

Christie Solaria One

“The DCI-compliant Solaria One projector won kudos from customers across the globe in our product previews for its all-in-one design, as it ships with a zoom lens, a high-performance Xenon lamp, an Integrated Media Block (IMB) for playing high frame rate movies and Screen Management System (SMS) for controlling the system,” noted Lin Yu, vice president, Christie Asia Pacific. “The high-value Christie Solaria One projector shows the roadmap of Christie to strengthen its cinema technology leadership as the company advances the ‘democratization of digital’ trend that will end in all audiences across the globe having access to the finest in digital cinema and alternative content. Everyone can join the digital cinema revolution, courtesy of Christie, and this reflects what global exhibitors have come to expect of the world’s best-selling, DCI-compliant digital cinema projector leader, one that has shipped and installed more than 36,000 projectors to date.”

Exhibitors at CineAsia 2012 were specifically  impressed with Christie Solaria One’s built-in dual DVI (HDMI) and network ports, rendering it capable of displaying virtually any form of alternative content. The Christie Solaria One does not confine customers to a projector-based, proprietary storage system. “We strongly believe that mechanical hard drive platters should not coexist within the projector chassis and that such systems featured in competing solutions are a failure waiting to happen. DCI-compliant, robust, external storage systems based on the very latest commercial RAID5 technology are available through Christie sales representatives for use with Solaria One,” said Dr. Don Shaw, senior director, product management, Christie Entertainment Solutions.

And like all Christie projection systems, a single, dedicated technical support team backs the Solaria One and Solaria One+.

Visit Christie at booth #201 at CineAsia 2012.

Christie’s Commitment to HFR

The two main goals of Christie’s HFR activities are to help the industry develop the best HFR content and the best delivery system for HFR content. The first goal involves assisting leading-edge filmmakers and post-production companies in perfecting HFR movie creation, so the industry has the most engaging, entertaining content possible. The second goal is to assist exhibitors in showing these 3D HFR movies in all their glory. To these ends, Christie is helping create the standards for 3D HFR movies through formal and informal technology-development alliances with major producers and directors, postproduction facilities, studios and technology partners. On the exhibitor’s front, Christie provides one-stop shopping for all the hardware, software and services that enable exhibitors to deliver a filmmaker's vision in stunning 3D HFR quality.

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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