Press release

Christie and TechViz bring virtual reality to SIGGRAPH ASIA 2012 with Christie 3D Holostation and TechViz XL

Singapore – (November 29, 2012) – Christie®, a global leader in visual display solutions, partners with TechViz, to bring the most innovative 3D projection technology for virtual environments to SIGGRAPH ASIA 2012.

Leading the Christie innovations at TechViz’s booth #D19 is its latest solution, the Christie HoloStation, a personal visualization system that displays up to 16.8 Megapixels of data in a 3D stereoscopic and interactive tracked environment in a compact footprint. It is driven by an NVIDIA® Quadro® visualization solution, external graphics processing designed for large-scale 3D visualization. Easy to deploy, the Christie HoloStation is self-contained, affordable and easy to use. It is ideal for applications such as car and aircraft design development and architectural walk-throughs, as well as for use as a 3D virtual trainer.

“The Christie HoloStation is a leading-edge visual solution that provides the functionalities of a Christie CAVE, but in a scaled down, innovative personal immersive environment. It’s high-fidelity visualization where you need it,” noted Barry Lewine, director of sales, Visual Environments, Asia, Christie. “Its compact size makes it easily deployable and can be set up in nearly any cubicle in any facility. It is a perfect solution for bringing visualization to collaborative office spaces, the production floor in factories and in engineering department laboratories.”

Designed by TechViz, an industry leader in interactive virtual reality solutions, TechViz XL’s software used in the Holostation system allows visitors to fully immerse and interact with the 3D contents displayed in a close-to-real-life scenario including the Apollo space shuttle, an aircraft engine and a room ordering game. The Holostation also applies the WorldViz tracking system to enable the 3D models to change their perspectives at the slightest turn of the visitors’ bodies making the virtual reality as close to real-life as possible.

“With the perfect match of Christie Holostation and TechViz XL, immersive visualization is no longer a complex environment that sits in the laboratory of researchers. In fact, it has become a daily essential tool for companies who require the application of virtual reality to better their products and services,” mentioned Alexis Vartanian, TechViz Chief Technical Officer. “TechViz is honored to demonstrate its capability to display existing 3D applications directly in the Holostation without data transfer. TechViz XL will drive existing industrial CAD/modeling/design software to an immersive experience inside the Holostation.”

The Christie booth will also display the innovative Christie Mirage HD7K-J 3-chip DLP® digital projector to showcase a rear projection of 3D stereoscopic interactive contents. The Christie Mirage HD7K-J DLP® projector delivers superb color reproduction, contrast and brightness in a compact size. The Christie Mirage J Series delivers HD 3D for home theater and entertainment, museums and education, scientific research, manufacturing, oil and gas exploration. 

Lin Yu, vice president, Christie Asia Pacific, said, “We take pride in innovating the visual display technology by setting a benchmark for the market. The Christie Holostation, our latest solution designed specifically for virtual environment applications, clearly illustrates our commitment to bringing cost-effective and flexible products that can fit into any immersive setting.”

Visit Christie and TechViz at Booth #D19.

About TechViz

TechViz is a software editor founded in 2004. Headquartered in Paris, France, TechViz provides advanced visualization solutions for 3D applications. This breakthrough software technology helps to display virtual prototypes directly from your desktop – 3D CAD, PLM, geospatial and simulation applications- into a “virtual environment” for project design, planning or reviews. Visit http://www.techviz.net/.

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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