I/ITSEC/Orlando, FL – (November 26, 2007) – Christie, a global leader in visual solutions for business, entertainment and industry, has won a landmark contract with the United States Air Force to retrofit their existing A10 jet aircraft simulators with 84 Christie Matrix HD2 DLP® projectors. The contract was solidified after Christie’s DLP simulation solution with AccuFrame™, a highly unique enhancement for smear artifact reduction, proved to deliver the most natural, true-to-life display solution available on the market. AccuFrame was tested against both existing simulation CRT projectors and a current competing simulation LCoS QXGA projector, and proved to be superior in a side-by-side shoot-out. The program will support over 19 simulators for the US Air Force, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard.
After comprehensive testing and study of display systems used in air force flight-simulator applications, the A10 contract to retrofit to a Christie DLP solution was put forward by Lockheed Martin, lead systems integration experts for the U.S. Department of Defense. Lockheed Martin will lead the design and integration of the simulators, replicating the cockpit field of view for A10 pilot training in air to ground combat. Christie’s full HD 1920 x 1080 display technology is proven to provide pilots with the sharpest visual performance and superior target detection and recognition. Coupled with AccuFrame, a solution that nullifies image artifacts such as smearing or double image perception in high speed simulation, these new systems provide a natural field of view that presents the highest degree of realism for pilots.
AccuFrame is the breakthrough firmware available for all current three-chip Christie Matrix series DLP simulation projectors and is fully adjustable to support various frame rates and environments.
“This is a significant win for Christie,” notes Zoran Veselic, vice president, Visual Environments at Christie. “When we introduced AccuFrame to the industry at I/ITSEC last year, we knew we had a breakthrough solution that would enable the use of DLP technology in high speed simulation. We’re pleased that Christie’s AccuFrame-driven DLP technology is proving to be the best solution on the market for image quality and the ability to eliminate smear in high speed simulation. In addition, our solution is the most reliable, durable and offers the lowest cost of ownership.”
Veselic recounts, “Pilots have tested Christie’s technology against other systems in daylight, night time and with Night Vision Goggles and are thrilled with the results. The importance of night vision goggle stimulation is key in fast jet simulation and Christie is truly helping the US Military to ‘own the night’ with the most natural image and realistic viewing. We encourage everyone to attend the session entitled, ‘I Can See Clearly’ on Wednesday, November 28 at I/ITSEC to learn more about the Air Force Research Laboratory study of Christie’s AccuFrame technology.”
Visit Christie’s booth #3339 at I/ITSEC in the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida for a live demonstration of Christie’s AccuFrame technology. Christie will also showcase the future of dismounted infantry training with a stereoscopic, life-size, ‘first-person shooter’ simulator.
Christie designs, builds and installs customized visual solutions to meet the most exacting visual requirements of organizations within energy, military training and simulation, manufacturing and design, pharmaceutical, aerospace, government agencies, and entertainment sectors. Christie sets the benchmark for high performance DLP® projection systems used in 3D, Virtual Reality, as well as any type of simulation environment. Christie’s unique DLP-based systems, innovative structures and simulation solutions are found in major corporations and commercial and defense applications worldwide. For more information about Christie and its diverse array of visual environment solutions, visit www.christiedigital.com.DLP® is a registered trademark of Texas Instruments.