Press Release

Christie Introduces Total In-Theatre Digital Content Solution

New Christie CP2000X 2K Digital Cinema Projector and Christie Cine-IPM 2K Image Processor Offer Ultimate Compatibility and Flexibility

SHOWEST/LAS VEGAS, NV – (March 14, 2005) – Christie, a leading provider of visual solutions for business, entertainment and industry, announced a new total digital content display solution with the introduction of the Christie CP2000X 2K Digital Cinema projector and the Cine-IPM 2K, a comprehensive 10-bit image processor that converts analog or digital signals for use with Christie’s 2K Digital Cinema projectors. With this complete solution, exhibitors can display the full array of Hollywood and alternative digital content.

Christie CP2000X – Two-Piece Design, One Extraordinary Projector
Christie’s high performance CP2000X provides up to 22,000 ANSI lumens with more than 2000:1 contrast ratio – the brightest 2K DLP Cinema™ projector in the industry. High quality optics and 15-bit image processing deliver crisp, clean images with perfect color accuracy. The projector’s unique, separate projection head and lamp ballast design sets new standards in Digital Cinema, allowing the Christie CP2000X to fit where space is a challenge and where image quality cannot be compromised. Its universal ballast gives maximum flexibility from low to high power and is easily configurable for use in any country. DLP Cinema™ approved lenses allow the projector to be placed in the most demanding environments. On-board ChristieNET™ network connectivity provides remote control of countless units from virtually anywhere. A user friendly, color touch panel controller features easy system set-up and control via Ethernet, offering the ultimate in maintenance, service and support.

The Christie CP2000X is ideal for cinema/exhibition, post-production, digital mastering, multimedia theatrical productions and digital intermediate work.

Christie Cine-IPM 2K Image Processor –Total Digital Solution in One Box
Using comprehensive image processing, the Christie Cine-IPM 2K 10-bit image processor can convert virtually any standard of content, regardless of source. It accurately formats non-cinema or alternative content sources such as broadcast television, satellite, business presentations, DVD and HDTV for display in theatrical venues. The Christie Cine-IPM 2K is optimized for use with Christie 2K Digital Cinema projectors, offering a totally integrated in-theatre solution.

“Exhibitors are finding it increasingly necessary to invest in digital solutions to help maximize revenue streams and remain competitive,” noted Brian Claypool, senior product manager for Cinema, Christie. “With the introduction of the CP2000X projector and the new Cine-IPM 2K image processing module, Christie provides exhibitors with an innovative, practical solution to optimize their investment in digital content.”

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 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.