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Christie Demonstrates The Future of Projection Technology With Eight Innovative Zones at InfoComm China 2013

INFOCOMM CHINA/BEIJING – (April 9, 2013)Christie® is strengthening its leadership position in the visual display market by demonstrating the future of projection technology at InfoComm China, held at China National Convention Center April 10-12, 2013.

Christie’s multi-zone display at booth #G1-01 will welcome visitors with an eye-catching and inviting product showcase in eight different zones. These interlinked zones will address myriad market segments including corporate boardrooms, higher education, rental staging, broadcast, virtual reality and advanced control room environments.

“Christie is all about enabling people to share information, decisions, stories or excitement. Our passion for what we do comes out of an overwhelming desire to help people to share and collaborate through our state-of-the-art visual display technology,” said Lin Yu, vice president, Christie Asia Pacific.

“We pride ourselves as a market leader by defining the future of visual display technology as we constantly survey market needs and push the envelope of innovation. At Christie, we strategically merge our cutting-edge technologies, backed by years of proven industry experience, to deliver solutions that offer the highest performance and flexibility at the lowest cost with the very best in customer service and after-sale support.”

Zone 1: Broadcast Set

The ultramodern Christie broadcast set is shaped by a concave backdrop of 150 Christie MicroTiles®. Combining proven DLP® technology with the long life and reliability of LED technology, Christie MicroTiles can reproduce 115 percent of the NTSC color gamut, exceeding typical LCD flat panels by more than 50 percent. Each display unit automatically detects its neighbors and self-calibrates for color and brightness to optimize the overall presentation.

The 48 center tiles feature Christie Interactivity Kit and Christie Jumpstart. Powered by Baanto™ ShadowSense™ tracking technology, the breakthrough design of Christie Interactivity Kit enables multiple users to interact simultaneously with content on the Christie MicroTiles or any large-format video wall, by transforming it into a multi-touch surface. Christie JumpStart complements the MicroTiles wall by automatically recognizing Christie MicroTiles and optimizing the resolution of the display canvas.

Zone 2: Projection Mapping Zone

A must-see at Christie’s booth is an impressive projection mapping display utilizing four Christie Roadster HD20K-J and two Christie Roadster HD10K-M models, all with Christie Twist™ – the best image warping and blending software on the market. Christie’s projection mapping display at InfoComm China 2013 illustrates the effect of mapping onto a pyramidal structure with deep facets and dramatic angles.

“It’s not just about mapping images onto building facades anymore. With Christie Twist, mapping specialists have the creative freedom to map onto unusual surfaces and structures,” mentioned Frank Xiao, general manager, Christie China.

Zone 3: Control Room Monitoring Solutions Zone

Christie strengthens its position in the control room sector with the new Christie EnteroTM HB video wall display cubes and Christie Phoenix™. Based on cutting-edge LED technology with over 1,000 lumens capability in illumination and wireless networking capabilities, Christie Entero™ HB Display Cubes will drive the future of control rooms. The system also includes proprietary third generation ArraySync™ auto-color and brightness LED video wall management, and improved tiling and scaling capabilities for the perfect video wall display in a wide variety of cube sizes. 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.

Zone 4: Virtual Reality Zone

The Virtual Reality Zone showcases Christie HoloStation, a personal visualization system that displays up to 16.8 Megapixels of data in a 3D stereoscopic and interactive, tracked environment – all in a compact footprint. It provides the functionalities of a full-size Christie CAVE™, but in a scaled down, completely self-contained personal immersive environment that fits into a cubicle or small office. Easy to deploy and use, the Christie HoloStation can be set up in almost any facility, and with its head-tracking sensors, it is ideal for applications including aircraft design development, architectural walk-throughs and as a 3D virtual trainer.

Zone 5: 4K Display Zone

The 4K Display Zone features the Christie D4K35, the first 4K DLP® projector for non-cinema applications. Targeted at applications requiring ultra-high resolution and the highest brightness – including amusement parks, large auditoriums, museums, planetariums, virtual reality settings, and automotive designers using CAD – the Christie D4K35 projector delivers 35,000 lumens with DLP® quality and reliability. Equipped with Quad 3G serial digital inputs, the Christie D4K35 displays 12-bit (4:4:4) 4K images with uncompromising quality while its twin HDMI inputs, which deploy industrial DVI connectors, provides functionality for Blu-ray, HD and other 2K sources.

Zone 6: Vista Demo Zone

At the Vista Demo Zone, the Christie Spyder X20 will power multiple displays such as a 3-unit by 3-unit Christie MicroTiles array and two Christie FHD551-W 55-inch flat panels. The rugged Spyder X20 is a powerful video processing system that provides the flexibility and control needed to create high-tech, high-quality video wall displays for applications such as monitoring and surveillance, command-and-control, action review and situational analysis.

Zone 7: Weatherproof Flat Panel

The Christie FHD551-W weatherproof flat panel – where a motorized water jet will spray continuously onto the surface of the panel to illustrate its durability under harsh outdoor conditions – promises to be a highlight of the show. Rugged and versatile, the 55-inch Christie FHD551-W is a professional grade full HD solution designed to set the standard for outdoor LED-backlit LCD technology.

Zone 8: Business Products Zone

Located at the Business Products Zone are Christie’s line of LCD and 1-chip DLP® projectors – Christie LX41, Christie LX601i and Christie LWU501i - for corporate meeting rooms, higher education, houses of worship, government and other small to medium sized venue applications. The XGA and WXGA LCD projectors combine high performance features, such as plug and play integration options, repeatable lens recall capabilities and maintenance-free filters, with high-value affordability.

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 www.christiedigital.com.

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