Press Release

Christie Launches New Series Of HD Simulation Projectors And Industry’s First High-Speed Simulation Solutions

I/ITSEC, Orlando, FL - (December 4, 2006) - Christie, a leader in visual solutions for industry, entertainment and business, introduces a new series of Matrix HD simulation projectors to complement the company’s existing line of powerful Matrix projection systems.  Offered as part of the Christie TotalVIEW™ solutions package or on their own, the new Christie Matrix HD2, Christie Matrix HD4 and Christie Matrix HD7 deliver native 1920x1080 resolution for larger, extended fields of view in arrayed projection.  Their compact, lean design packs higher power and pixel counts to broaden the creative possibilities for advanced visualization displays.  Built on proven 3-Chip DLP® technology, this new line-up further solidifies Christie’s position as a leading source for customer-specific display solutions in the widest variety of simulation environments.  

The new Christie Matrix HD2, HD4 and HD7 deliver 2,300, 4,000 and 7,000 ANSI lumens respectively and feature full-field SuperCR™ contrast ratio of 1500-2000:1.  Christie SuperCR contrast ratio technology enhances night-scene simulation by producing incredibly low black levels.  Each model also comes standard with the Christie Color Purity Filter (CPF™), enabling superior color saturation and color matching for unsurpassed day and night scene blending. 
With the debut of the new Matrix HD projectors, Christie is also introducing the latest version of its edge-blending and image warping software for arrayed projection, ChristieTWIST™ Pro version 1.1.  This software provides fingertip control to expertly edge-blend multiple projectors simultaneously on any size or shape of display.

A Tradition of Industry Firsts
Christie continues its tradition of breaking new ground with another industry first, AccuFrame™, a new firmware feature developed specifically to nullify image artifacts such as smearing or double image perception in high-speed simulation environments.  AccuFrame comes standard on Christie’s new Matrix HD series and is fully adjustable to support various frame rates and environments.  It will also be available in December 2006 as a free firmware upgrade to all current Christie 3-Chip DLP simulation projectors, including the Christie Matrix S+2K and Christie Matrix 4000.  

 “Christie is a proven simulation systems company offering real value-add solutions and a team approach to working with its partners,” commented David Fluegeman, vice president of Christie’s Visual Environments group.   “With our AccuFrame™ technology and latest integration solutions and products, we have successfully addressed some of the key issues and challenges of designing advanced visualization environments.  Christie continues to prove that 3-Chip DLP is a highly reliable and versatile technology that can significantly enhance the visual impact of arrayed projection displays.”
Visit Christie at I/ITSEC booth #319 to see a live display of Christie’s HD4 projector and its latest TrueIMAGE™ Integration Solutions for simulation and advanced visualization environments.  I/ITSEC takes place December 4 – 7, 2006 in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center.
The Christie HD2 and Christie HD7 are available build-to-order in 2007.  In addition, the existing Christie Matrix S+2K and Christie Matrix 4000 models are also available build-to-order for motion platform simulation systems.

About Christie

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 stereo, Virtual Reality as well as simulation environments. 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 environments solutions, visit www.christiedigital.com.

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