Press Release

Christie Releases Digital Cinema Reliability Data: 99.999% Proven Uptime

Las Vegas/SHOWEST – (March 30, 2009) – Christie, a leader in digital cinema projection, today announces that its Global Quality department and Network Operations Center (Cypress, CA) have released data confirming 99.999% reliability for Christie lamps in Christie projectors. The statistical information for the reliability data is acquired from the Christie Network Operations Center (NOC) which has monitored more than 10 million showings over the last 24 months. 

The sample size for the data includes the 3,800 Christie digital projectors deployed during Phase 1 of the Christie/AIX (now Cinedigm) digital cinema roll-out which began in December 2005. Every digital cinema system in the deployment is remotely monitored 24/7 and evaluated for environmental health, maintenance, reliability and uptime.   

According to Craig Sholder, vice-president, Entertainment Solutions at Christie, “We are in the unique position to have quantifiable data that confirms that Christie lamps with Christie projectors provide exhibitors with 99.999% proven uptime.  Each month our NOC monitors more than 500,000 individual showings, and each month our Quality department analyzes the data from the NOC to ensure that our systems continue to perform flawlessly.” 

Sholder adds, “We’re very excited to be able to share these results with our customers.  In today’s current economic climate, it is absolutely critical that every exhibitor has every opportunity to generate revenue from every single showing—with Christie lamps in Christie projectors, exhibitors can choose a solution that provides a clear assurance of reliability.” 

The Christie CP2000-ZX, Christie CP2000-XB, Christie CP2000-SB and Christie CP2000-M represent the brightest, highest performing projectors with the lowest operating costs in their class.  With the addition of Christie Brilliant3D™ technology, the Christie CP2000 series of projectors provide bigger, brighter, clearer 3D images in full 2K resolution.  Now available with 99.999% proven uptime, the show will go on and on.

About Christie
Christie, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925), is a leader in visual solutions for world-class organizations, offering diverse applications for business, entertainment, and industry. A leading innovator in film projection since 1929 and a pioneer in digital projection systems since 1979, Christie has established a global reputation as a total service provider and the world's single source manufacturer of a variety of display technologies and solutions.  With the acquisition of Vista Controls Systems, Corp., Christie offers the most complete and advanced solutions for cinema, live venues, control rooms, business presentations, training facilities, 3D and Virtual Reality, simulation and education as well as industrial and government environments.