Press Release

Christie Expands Mirage Series With Launch of New Mirage WU 3-D Projectors at IVR EXPO

Delivers Widest Range of 3-Chip DLP® Active Stereo Solutions on the Market

IVR/TOKYO, JAPAN – (June 24 - 26, 2009) – Christie, a leader in simulation projection display and visualization solutions, announced the launch of the new Christie Mirage WU Series at Japan’s Industry Virtual Reality Expo (IVR); the world’s largest trade show focusing on the entire virtual reality industry.  The new Christie Mirage WU Series is an expansion to Christie’s industry-leading Mirage Series of proven 3-Chip DLP®, 3-D Active Stereo projectors.  The four new projectors, the Christie Mirage WU3, Christie Mirage WU7, Christie Mirage WU12 and Christie Mirage WU18 offer more pixels, with WUXGA 1920 x 1200 native resolution and brightness options of 3,000, 6,600, 12,000 and 18,000 ANSI lumens. 

The new Christie Mirage WU Series is the only purpose-built, cost-effective 3-D stereoscopic projector with a 16:10 aspect ratio, resulting in greater display flexibility.  The projectors feature built-in edge-blending and Christie Light Output Control (LITELOC™) for constant brightness tracking and monitoring of lamp output.  They also feature Comprehensive Color Adjustment (CCA), allowing the adjustment of actual RGB channels in individual projectors for even color matching across multi-screen applications.  The optional Christie Twist™ module for internal image warping allows projection on virtually any screen or surface.

The exceptionally low-maintenance Christie Mirage WU Series is compatible with the widest range of stereo and non-stereo sources, providing the perfect solution across a broad range of industries, including design and manufacturing, education, energy, government and entertainment.  It joins Christie’s powerful line-up of high-resolution projectors for simulation and visualization, which range from cost-efficient single systems to high-end solutions for complex applications and arrays.  The Christie Mirage WU Series is the perfect solution for stable, highly reliable, arrayed projector solutions.

Due to their unique image processing technology, the Christie Mirage WU Series uses far less computing power and works with virtually any computer’s graphic processor unit (GPU), delivering up to 120Hz output from up to 60Hz input over standard, single link DVI-D or analog. 

The projectors are complemented by the new Christie Spyder X20 video processor, which is ideal for visual environment applications.  The Spyder X20 is capable of up to 20 MPX bandwidth high-resolution, regardless of image type and meets the most challenging multi-windowing, multiple displays and processing requirements.  It allows for the rotation of images from any output source to project in landscape or portrait orientation.  Combined with the Christie Mirages WU Series’ increased resolution, the results are superior functionality and flexibility in large-scale visualization applications.  In addition, the Spyder X20’s stereoscopic SSO option can provide seamless displays and flexibility in a mixed 2D – 3D image environment.

For more information, come and see the Christie Mirage WU Series at IVR, booth # 23-18.

About Christie
Christie, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925), designs, builds and installs customized projection display solutions. Christie delivers turnkey 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. Under the Christie TotalVIEW™ banner, it customizes each application to exact requirements and incorporates the latest in DLP® projection technology.  Industries and organizations that rely on Christie range from government agencies to oil and gas, aerospace to entertainment, and manufacturing and design to pharmaceuticals. Christie is listed among Military Training Technology magazine’s Top 100 simulation companies. 

For more information contact:

Dorina Belu, Christie
(519) 749-3323

Mario Almonte, Herman & Almonte Public Relations
(212) 616-1190, ext. 257

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