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Christie Delivers World’s First and Only 4K Resolution 3-Chip DLP Projector Running At True 120Hz

Christie Mirage Projectors Feature Christie TruLife™ Electronics Platform for Visually Stunning 3D Experiences

IVR/TOKYO– (June 19, 2013) –  Christie®, today introduced the Christie Mirage 4K25 and Christie Mirage 4K35  projectors for 3D applications for advanced visualization in automotive, location-based entertainment, government, military, oil and gas and more. These new 3-chip DLP® projectors, anchored by the new Christie TruLife™ electronics platform with proprietary 1.2 Gigapixel per second, floating point architecture, offer full 4096 by 2160 resolution at 120Hz for 3D.  The world premiere of these new solutions takes place at the 21st 3D & Virtual Reality Expo (IVR), at Tokyo Big Sight, Japan’s largest exhibition for 3D technology and high definition image technology, June 19-21.

“Christie, as the global leader in the visualization market, is the first and only projector manufacturer in the world to provide full 4K DLP® resolution at 120Hz. This industry-leading image processing performance is complemented by the world’s leading Xenon lamp technology from Ushio in Japan. With these two new Mirage projectors, Christie has truly set the bar high for visualization solutions currently available on the market,” said Larry Paul, senior director of Technology and Visualization Solutions, Christie.

The Christie Mirage 4K25 and 4K35 provide outstanding flexibility in brightness from 10,000 to 35,000 lumens, a variety of input options including DisplayPort, HDMI and HD-SDI, and built-in Christie Twist™ for curved screens and blended array visualization applications.

Mamoru Hanzawa, director of Christie Digital Systems, Japan, added, “Christie designs the most functionally-advanced and intuitive 3D projection for visualization display solutions. With the launch of the Christie Mirage D4K25 and D4K35, Christie continues to demonstrate its leadership position and dedication to customers with solutions and services that our customers have come to expect. Our mission at Christie is to help our customers create and share the world’s best visual experiences.”

By introducing the world’s first stereoscopic 3-chip DLP® projector in 2001, Christie set new standards for 3D performance and changed the way people looked at stereoscopic images. For 12 years Christie has led numerous Mirage innovations to facilitate the use of 3D visualization for multiple applications, including visualization of advanced computer-generated models, and presentation of engaging content at location-based entertainment venues, opening the doors to enhanced human perception and understanding.

The latest in the Mirage product line, the Christie Mirage 4K25 and 4K35 projectors offer significant benefits to the global business and visualization markets that rely on both 3D and single or multiple channel immersive displays.  Their image quality, color and uniformity enable visual accuracy in the vehicle development process, which can reduce risk and costs for research and prototyping, from concept to final design. The reliability and durability of these projectors deliver consistent, repeatable performance with no down time for the most demanding theme parks environments, where projectors operate up to 24 hours a day, creating fully immersive virtual experiences. The stereoscopic capability of the Mirage 4K25 and 4K35 enables engineering work collaboration and visualization of the most complex data sets for oil and gas, military or aerospace, museums, academia, government, national labs, heavy machinery and science and biotechnology industries.

About Christie

Christie 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.
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