Press Release

Christie Expands 3LCD Product Line With Feature Rich New Portable Projector

CYPRESS, CA – (January 14, 2008) – Christie, a leader in award winning, high-quality LCD projectors and display products, today introduced the Christie LX500, adding to the successful Christie LX380 and LX450 family of projectors.  To meet the growing demands of the professional display marketplace for higher brightness at an economical cost, the Christie LX500 outputs a stunning 5000 ANSI lumens for larger venues such as education, medium to large meeting/conference rooms, briefing centers and houses of worship.  Coupled with easy installation and maintenance features, flexible connectivity, and long life optical components – the Christie LX500 offers function and design to provide a low total cost of ownership.

Packaged in a compact chassis, the projector blends seamlessly into its surroundings and incorporates simple maintenance features.  Accessing the lens, filter, and lamp has never been easier with a single front access filter, easy rear lamp accessibility, and tool-less access to the lens for easy removal and replacement.  Its Pro A/V feature rich connections also make it very flexible and presenter friendly, with a range of inputs to handle multiple video and computer sources including analog 5xBNC, and digital DVI-D inputs for HDTV standards up to 1080. 

“We are excited to add this new projector to our growing family of LCD display offerings,” remarked Frank Anzures, product manager, LCD, Business Products. “Christie continues to offer professional products that meet our customers’ Pro A/V needs.  The Christie LX500 provides high brightness in a compact package that is easy to set up, easy to use and easy to maintain, at an economical cost.”

Anzures continued, “Christie now offers the LX500 in a ‘body only’ format, meaning the projector ships without a standard lens; this allows the integrator the flexibility to select the right lens for their specific installation.  With a range of five lenses to choose from, we’re offering more choice and cost savings in the long run.”

As with all of Christie’s successful line of LCD presentation products, the Christie LX500 is designed for demanding applications where image quality and detail are vital. The projector delivers flawless presentations with 8-bit video processing, XGA resolution and enduring LCD brightness with 2000 hours standard lamp life, and up to 3000 hours in eco mode.   Long lamp life together with the projector’s unique airflow design and clogged filter detection system also means minimal maintenance.

Christie’s LX500 is backed by extensive warranties and renowned Christie service and support, recognized as the best in the industry.  Both the Christie LX500 and Christie LX380 now ship in ‘body only’ format for ultimate flexibility.

About Christie

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 digital 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.  With its recent acquisition of Vista Controls Systems, Corp., Christie offers the most complete and advanced solutions for cinema, live venues, control rooms, business presentations, training facilities, 3D and Virtual Reality, simulation and education as well as industrial and government environments. For more information, visit