Press Release

Christie Matrix StIM™ Makes The Top 10 For The 2009 Florida Governor's Award For Excellence

I/ITSEC, Orlando, FL – (December 2, 2009) – Christie®, a leader in simulation and visualization solutions, was selected among 50 applicants as a top 10 nominee for the 2009 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Modeling and Simulation.  The Christie Matrix StIM™ qualified for the prestigious award in three categories: Technology, Utilization/Application and Dual Use and was recognized at the Leadership Reception and Executive Dinner, held at the Peabody Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Now in its eleventh year, the event was hosted by NTSA and included attendance from leaders in the simulation and military and training industries.

The Christie Matrix StIM is industry-renowned; it has been awarded the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) 2009 Innovation Award for New Technology and has received the Red Ribbon for Best Program by Military Training Technology (MT2) magazine in the same year (November 2009).  The simulation system has achieved industry-firsts in several areas; it is the first to provide simultaneous and independent control over both the visible and near-IR spectrum using LED illumination, it is the first intelligent projection system to enable real-time balancing and optimization of color, brightness and black levels on a frame-by-frame basis and it’s the first system designed for simulation and training with solid-state LED illumination, with no consumables for a virtually maintenance-free system. 

Zoran Veselic, vice president of Visual Environments, Christie: “Christie is proud to be recognized as an industry leader that provides revolutionary display products. Being selected as a top ten nominee for the 2009 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Modeling and Simulation is further evidence of this fact; the Christie Matrix StIM is a game-changing solution that allows those in the military and training industries to do their job with greater efficiency, greater performance and lower operating costs.”

Building on the already strong LED-illumination platform of the Christie Matrix StIM, the company announced its next-generation development with WQXGA 3-chip DLP® resolution technology. “Christie’s partnership with Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE: TXN) will allow the company to further develop the Matrix StIM series and leverage other simulation products using TI’s WQXGA (2560X1600) resolution DLP technology,” says Veselic.  “This will help Christie to continue lighting its path of innovation and excellence in the military training and simulation industries.”

The Governor’s Award recognizes an organization, program, project or individual for outstanding achievement during 2009 in the field of modeling, simulation and training (MS&T).

About Christie®
Christie, 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. Christie is listed among Military Training Technology magazine’s Top 100 simulation companies and has been awarded the Red Ribbon for Best Program for the Christie Matrix StIM™. The award recognizes companies around the world that have made a significant impact on the military training industry across the spectrum of technologies – serious gaming, live training, constructive simulation, modeling, virtual simulation and others.

For more information contact:
Dorina Belu, Christie
(519) 749-3323

Mario Almonte, Herman & Almonte Public Relations
(212) 616-1190, ext. 267

Christie® is a registered trademark of Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc.
Christie Matrix StIM™ is a trademark of Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc.
DLP® is a registered trademark of Texas Instruments, Inc.