Press Release

Christie Demonstrates Full Line-Up Of Innovative Visual Solutions At NAB 2005

Sole Projector Provider in First NAB-HD Emerging Technologies Broadcast Simulation

NAB/LAS VEGAS - April 18, 2005 - Christie, a leading provider of visual solutions for business, entertainment and media, is demonstrating its most extensive and innovative line-up of projectors and flat panel displays at this year’s National Association of Broadcasters’ (NAB) trade show in Las Vegas.  Delivering industry-leading standards of brightness, resolution and power, the products represent a dramatic advancement in projection offerings for the largest of venues to small boardrooms and business facilities. 

Christie’s latest line of high performance projection systems and flat panel displays are being exhibited at Booth SL360, where visitors can view them in a wide range of real-world applications.  All products are powered by ChristieNet™ - the industry’s most popular networking solution.

NAB-HD Broadcast Simulation: North Hall, Booth N5000

Christie will participate in a hands-on exhibit entitled NAB-HD. The HD broadcast simulation of KVVU News Las Vegas will enable attendees to experience first-hand the technical, operational and management elements required for broadcasting DTV signals in all formats. From capture to editing to delivery, this event is a unique opportunity to see how emerging technologies can work together. Christie is providing leading-edge visual display and control solutions including:
• A Christie Roadster S+16K 3-chip DLP projector to be used as a broadcast news backdrop
• A Christie Roadie 25K (25,000 lumen 3-chip DLP projector) displaying the news broadcast in a HD presentation theater
• Two Christie GraphXMASTER™ CX67 display cubes will be used in the master control room to help monitor the entire simulation
Christie is also proudly supporting the following NAB vendors:
• Christie DW6K - FilmLight, booth SL2625, www.filmlight.ltd.uk
• Christie DS+4K and Christie LS+58 - Discreet, booth SL1920, www.discreet.com
• Cube wall consisting of 2x2 Christie GraphXMASTER CS70 projection cubes - Evertz, booth SU6433, www.evertz.com
• Cube wall in a 2x2 array of Christie GraphXMASTER CX50 projection cubes - Thomson Broadcast and Media Solutions - Grass Valley™, booth SU7823, www.thomsongrassvalley.com
• A single 1x3 video tower using Christie GraphXMASTER CS50 projection cubes - Avitech International Corp., booth SU9329, www.avitechvideo.com
NAB Christie Booth Product Round Up

Christie Roadie 25K

The flagship Christie Roadie 25K projector features 2K resolution (2048x1080) powered by the most advanced 3-chip DLP technology on the market, a 1500:1 contrast ratio, and 25,000 ANSI lumens – an unmatched level of brightness performance for Xenon-based projection systems. Unique, innovative two-piece design features separate projection head and ballast that creates a whole new category of high powered projection solutions for large audience presentations. The Christie Roadie 25K will be used to project HD content from a QuVis server.

Christie Roadster S+12K and Christie Roadster S+16K

The Christie Roadster S+16K and Christie Roadster S+12K projectors feature SXGA+ (1400x1050 resolution) and brightness levels of 16,000 lumens and 12,000 lumens respectively. Featuring 3-chip DLP with 0.95” DMD chips, the Roadsters offer 90% brightness uniformity and 1500:1 full field contrast ratio. The Roadsters have been designed with built-in handles, a new airflow pattern and multi-rigging points.

Christie RoadRunner LX100

The Christie LX100 LCD projector steps up both brightness and performance levels of the RoadRunner series with an amazing 10,000 ANSI lumens and a quad-lamp engine mode. New 3D digital video processing for sharp video images from analog and digital sources, 90% brightness uniformity and an 1100:1 contrast ratio create bright, realistic images. The new Fast Lens Change (FLC™) mount is designed for no-fuss lens changes and easy set-up.  The LX100 recently won Entertainment Design magazine’s Eddy Award as a Projector of the Year, which recognized it as the most popular projection system for use on Broadway.  The Christie RoadRunner LX100 will illustrate an interactive in-lobby display.

Christie DS+60

The award-winning Christie DS+60 projector is one of the industry’s brightest and most versatile, single-chip DLP projectors. It delivers 6,000 ANSI lumens and features a range of lenses and input modules to suit any installation, regardless of ambient lighting, screen size and sources. True SXGA+ (1400x1050) resolution, a contrast ratio of up to 5000:1, 10-bit image processing and high quality optics deliver dazzling images with saturated color and spectacular video. The Christie DS+60 integrates easily and quickly into a wide variety of environments including boardrooms, large conference rooms, rental/staging, small auditoriums and houses of worship.  The Christie DS+60 will be used to simulate a business or boardroom setting, showing PC content using high-powered Omnivex presentation software.
 

Christie DW6K

Featuring the new Darkchip2™ DMD technology and Xenon illumination, the Christie DW6K projector is ideal for virtually all wide-screen applications, including houses of worship, boardrooms and training rooms. The Christie DW6K delivers 6,000 ANSI lumens, featuring true 16:9 display, 1280x720 resolution, 1500-2000:1 contrast ratio and 10-bit image processing for crisp images and perfect color saturation. Built-in edge blending and optional image warping allow images to be wrapped around objects of almost any shape and to be used in a wide range of applications.  The Christie DW6K will simulate a post-production facility, showing “Thru the Mobius Strip”, an animated movie running on a GDC cinema server.

Christie FP400

The Christie FP400 LCD flat panel display is ideal for smaller corporate boardrooms and classrooms, retail and entertainment signage, transit facilities, control rooms and broadcast and surveillance applications.  Unlike plasma displays, the latest direct view LCD technology reduces heat and eliminates image retention and burn-in challenges. The fan-less design offers silent, reliable operation. Low power consumption and long-life backlight reduce the cost of ownership and increase life expectancy.  A wide viewing angle of 170°, 470 cd/m2 brightness, WXGA resolution and a 600:1 contrast ratio create crisp, bright images that are easy to view. At just 5.6" (14.22cm) in depth, you can place the Christie FP400 anywhere.  Three Christie FP400s will illustrate various broadcast sources.


About Christie

Christie is a leader in visual solutions for world-class organizations, offering diverse applications for business, entertainment, and media. 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. Christie solutions are used in over 75,000 locations worldwide, including more than 10,000 projectors and displays networked with ChristieNET™ networking devices. For more information, visit www.christiedigital.com.