Press Release

Christie Presents The Most Extensive Line-Up Of Visual Solutions In Asia

Christie Launches New Line of Purpose-Built, Network-Enabled 3-Chip DLP™, Single-Chip DLP and LCD-Based Projectors

IS CHINA/ SHANGHAI – (April 26, 2005) – Christie, a leading provider of visual solutions for business, entertainment and media, announces today it will be launching its most extensive line of purpose-built, network-enabled 3-chip DLP, single-chip DLP and LCD-based projectors in Asia at Integrated Systems China (ISC) 2005, Shanghai, China. This range of new visual solutions is designed to deliver new standards of brightness, resolution and power at lower cost-of-ownership for fixed installations, rental/staging, immersive and control room applications.

Christie’s comprehensive product showcase includes:
 
Christie Roadie 25K

Powered by the most advanced 3-chip DLP technology on the market, Christie Roadie 25K is designed to provide a high brightness of 25,000 ANSI lumens – an unmatched brightness performance level for Xenon-based projection systems. Roadie 25K has won Presentation magazine’s Standing Ovation Award for Best Large Venue Projector for 2004.

Christie Roadster S+12K

Purpose-built to meet the rigors of rental/staging, Christie Roadster S+12K with its SXGA+ native resolution, 4:3 aspect ratio, high-quality optics and 10-bit image processing delivers spectacular video and images with perfect color saturation. Roadster S+12K can respond to any almost any kind of control in the projection world, including RS-232, RS-422, IR remote, wired remote, direct control panel input, and over LAN via on-board ChristeNET™.

Christie Roadster S+16K

Redesigned with built-in handles, a new airflow design and multiple rigging points, Christie Roadster S+16K is perfect for rental/staging applications. This powerhouse allows you to leverage on Christie’s existing lens and modules to help save valuable resources. It comes with high brightness performance of up to 14,000 ANSI lumens, SXGA+ resolution and exceptional image quality from next generation DLP technology to deliver visually powerful presentation displays.

Christie LS+58

With its state-of-the-art high bandwidth electronics that support signals up to UXGA and video up to 1080i, Christie LS+58 reproduces flawless high brightness, high contrast and high resolution images. Offering a full range of optional lenses and input modules, the Christie LS+58 offers endless installation possibilities and operational flexibility for nearly any application. Its new input modules include standard on-board edge-blending and image warping for the ultimate dynamic displays. 

Christie DS+8K

Christie DS+8K's small footprint offers 8,000 lumens, SXGA+ resolution and a 1500:1 contrast ratio in half the size you would expect. IP addressable with on-board ChristieNET connectivity means monitoring and control of the projector is as simple as plugging in an Ethernet cable. With exceptional image quality from next generation DLP technology, high-quality optics and 10-bit image processing, the DS+8K provides powerful image and video displays.

Christie DS+25K

As the smallest high resolution DLP projector available today, the 2,500-lumen Christie DS+25 uses the latest DLP technology offers deep black and sharp whites for the best image clarity in its class. Ready to use right out of the box, set up is simple and makes it ideal for unobtrusive installations and mobile presentations. Compatible with almost all analog and digital data and video sources, the DS+25 has on-board ChristieNET connectivity for network-enabled monitoring and control.

Christie DS+60

Award-winning Christie DS+60K, the brightest single-chip projector on the market, offers a range of lenses, input modules and built-in ChristieNET for maximum flexibility and customization. You can install it anywhere and connect it to virtually anything. Compact and lightweight, the DS+60K delivers a brightness level of 6,000 lumens and a contrast ratio up to 5000:1 for dazzling presentations with the best price performance on the market, a low cost of ownership and warranties second to none.

Christie LU77

Christie LU77’s 7,700-lumen brightness, UXGA native resolution and 1000:1 contrast reproduces detailed images flawlessly. Flexible digital connectivity from a wide range of optional interface cards eliminates picture noise and signal degradation. Real Color Manager software targets and matches displayed colors to specific gamma curves for life-like images. Progressive scan video decoding improves playback of moving images for sharp, artifact-free video quality. In addition, the LU77 with its quad lamp design provides high-brightness and failsafe operation.

Christie GraphXMASTER DLV1400-DX

Designed for the 24/7 demands of control room applications, Christie DLV1400-DX is a reliable, high performance and efficient compact rear-projection SXGA+ package. Using next generation 3-chip DLP technology, high-quality optics and 10-bit image processing, the DLV1400-DX provides crisp, detailed images with perfect color saturation. Xenon illumination provides stable color temperature and variable lamp power. A high performance 1.1:1 short-throw tiling lens provides the ultra-low geometric distortion necessary for tiled wall displays.

Christie Imager+

Offering superior edge-blending and image warping in SXGA+ resolution, Christie Imager+ electronically corrects geometric distortion and projects images onto cylindrical or spherical screen displays for perfectly uniform, seamless displays across any screen size and any shaped surface. With a unique user interface, users can map the position of each pixel to a different position, creating a uniform, non-distorted image on any screen contour. An advanced digital filter technique eliminates aliasing effects and a seamless blend region is defined where one projector fades out and another fades in.

Christie Mirage S+4K

A small and powerful package, the Christie Mirage S+4K produces phenomenal image quality and clarity with increased processing power, internal edge-blending and optional warping. Perfect for front and rear stereo projection, the Mirage S+4K offers features such as high-bandwidth signal processing, higher stereo sync, internal scaling of stereo signals, Picture in Picture and seamless switching between sources.  It also uses next generation 3-chip DLP technology and is compatible with a full suite of SXGA+ lenses and legacy input modules for any 3D applications.

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.