Press release

Christie Strengthens its Commitment to Australia at Integrate Australia 2013

Visit Christie at Booth #G48
INTEGRATE AUSTRALIA/Sydney – (August 26, 2013) – Following the acquisition of its Australian partner, VR Solutions Pty. Ltd. (Australia), Christie® now further strengthens its commitment to the visual industry in Australia and New Zealand with a wide array of innovative visual solutions at Integrate Australia 2013, which will be held at Sydney Convention and Exhibition Center from 27 - 29 August, 2013.
Stunning 60Hz 84-inch Quad HD Display
Making its first Australian preview at the show will be Christie QuadHD84. A high performance 60Hz 84-inch flat panel display, it offers Quad HD resolution (3840 by 2160) and 1.07 billion colors that provide rich, pristine and detailed images even up close for the ultimate in realism. The 60Hz refresh rate allows for smooth, real-time motion display of 2D content; and 50,000 hours illumination life makes it reliable and cost-effective. Easy to deploy, it is an affordable solution for high performance, professional data visualization applications.
Engaging Interactive Wall
To create a unique and an engaging interactive “gaming” experience for the visitors, Christie will exhibit an interactive display using a Christie Interactivity Kit designed to fit perfectly around a 6 by 4 Christie® MicroTiles® wall with a responsive touchscreen, large-format display. Together with Christie JumpStart, the turnkey multi-touch video wall solution includes everything that is required to create an amazing interactive digital experience for practically any large-format display, from a 3 by 1 up to a 16 by 6 Christie MicroTiles array, or a 12 square meter video wall.
Versatile Control Room Solution with Contents Management System
As a leader in command and control projection display and visualization solutions, Christie will showcase an innovative LCD panel videowall gallery for control room applications in smaller mission-critical environments. This space-efficient and cost-effective solution consists of 4 by 1 and 2 by 2 wall-mounted displays using Christie FHD551-X flat panels with bonded Corning® Gorilla® Glass (i.e., the Christie FHD551-XG). Christie® Phoenix™, an open content management system designed specifically for control room applications, will manage all content displayed at the gallery. A network streaming solution at its core, Christie Phoenix allows users to seamlessly access and control information, in virtually any location to collaborate, synthesize and generate fast and accurate decisions in the most critical situations.
Fully weatherproof Digital Signage Solution
The popular Christie® WeatherAll FHD551-W will also make its first debut in Australia to introduce countless new innovative digital signage opportunities for the local digital out of home (DOOH) industry. Fully weatherproof, this outdoor HD LCD flat panel with optically bonded glass resists impacts and scratches, giving users an industry-rated digital signage solution (IP56/NEMA 4) that can be deployed in virtually any high traffic environment including outdoor sporting events and other open-air applications.
Compelling High Brightness Projection
At the booth will be Christie Roadster WU20K-J. As part of the highly successful Christie J Series family, this projector offers compelling visual image quality with WUXGA resolution and proven 3-chip DLP® technology. It also couples the benefits of Xenon illumination – for the most natural color accuracy and stability – with the next level of technology, performance and flexibility. Fitted with the broadest range of high-quality lenses – all with Intelligent Lens System (ILS™) capabilities, it provides high performance and more lumens per watt in the smallest chassis in its class, making it ideal for large-venue applications. Managing its contents will be Christie Spyder X20, a versatile hardware-based video processor combined with the flexibility of a universal routing switcher.
Commitment to the Australian Visual Industry
“In order to better serve our rapidly expanding customer base in Australia and New Zealand, we decided to proceed with the acquisition of VR Solutions (VRS) in November 2012. As our long-time local partner, VRS brought to Christie its well-qualified team equipped with extensive technical expertise, established networks, excellent local market know-how and experience,” comments Lin Yu, vice president, Christie Asia Pacific. “By being part of Christie, our Australian subsidiary now has a physical presence in the country and can provide timely and the best possible service to the AV users and partners in this part of the world.”
“After being a Christie partner for over five years, we’re very excited as this is the first time we are making an official debut as Christie Australia to the local partners at one of the leading AV shows in the country,” says Michael Bosworth, general manager, Christie Australia. “The Australian visual industry is very vibrant and it’s on a constant look-out for the latest visual solutions. We look forward to showcasing our leading technologies that will provide an exciting range of creative and technical options to the local industry.”
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


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