KITCHENER, ON – (May 31, 2006) – Christie, a major provider of visual solutions for business, entertainment and industry, has been recognized as one of the most innovative manufacturers of projection systems, consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors utilizing Texas Instruments’ groundbreaking 3-Chip DLP® technology. Among its notable achievements, Christie shipped the world’s first commercially-available3-chip DLP projector, the Christie VistaPRO™ in 1996.
Since then, Christie has continued its tradition of breaking new ground with many subsequent product introductions based on DLP technology. In 1998, Christie was the first to market a purpose-built, 3-Chip DLP XGA resolution projector that also operated on 110 volt power, the Christie VistaGRAPHX™. In the same year, Christie introduced the first purpose-built, high brightness projector for the rental/staging market, the popular Christie Roadie series.
In 2000, Christie became Texas Instruments’ first DLP Cinema® licensee and introduced the first commercial DLP Cinema projector, the Christie DCP series. This led to the first 2K Digital Cinema projector, a Christie CP2000, to be installed in a commercial venue in North America at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Today, the Christie CP2000 is recognized as the preferred choice by Hollywood, post-production facilities and high-end entertainment venues. The Christie CP2000 is installed in more D-Cinema theatres than any other system worldwide.
The company also launched the first 3-Chip DLP projector designed for mission critical, command and control room operations, the Christie DLV1280-DX, in 2000. A year later, it achieved a number of additional market and technology “firsts” in quick succession, including the first DLP Cinema projector to be used in a Japanese post-production studio; the first to ship a 3-chip DLP projector capable of true digital processing in a stereo output signal; and in April 2006, Christie introduced the brightest, single-phase power, 3-chip DLP projector offering 20,000 ANSI lumens – the Christie Roadster S+20K.
Today, as Texas Instruments celebrates their 10th anniversary of DLP, Christie announced yet another industry first utilizing TI’s DLP technology – the introduction of the world’s first native 1920x1080 HD 3-chip DLP family of projectors. The Christie HD series includes the Christie HD12K, Christie HD8K, Christie HD8Kc, Christie HD5K and the Christie HD5Kc.
“Christie is a true pioneer in the projection industry. Texas Instruments is a true pioneer in delivering their brilliant DLP technology – a technology that has stood the test of time,” noted Gerry Remers, President and COO, Christie Canada.
Remers continued, “We have consistently set the pace of innovation and raised the standards of excellence. Our impact has been significant in many professional markets, including rental/staging, corporate venues, houses of worship, control room, virtual reality, simulation, and cinema exhibition. We are committed to providing our customers with state-of-the-art technology, backed by superior service and technical support that maximize their investments and provide them with a competitive edge.”
Christie 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 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. Christie offers comprehensive solutions for cinema, large audience venues, control rooms, business presentations, training facilities, 3D and Virtual Reality, simulation and education as well as industrial and government environments. For more information on Christie's cinema solutions and to find a theatre with Christie DLP Cinema® projectors, visit www.christiedigital.com
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