Press Release

Christie Raises Bar In LCD Performance With Newest Addition To Presentation Line-Up

Christie’s LX45 Projector Ideal for Corporate, Education and Worship Applications

CYPRESS, CA - (September 15, 2003) – Christie, the trusted name in high performance projection, presents the new Christie LX45, the most compact, powerful projector in the 1.3” LCD projector class. Combining superior image quality, advanced software and easy out-of-the-box set-up, the LX45 is ideal for fixed installations in corporate, education and places of worship.

Projecting superior image clarity in sophisticated video and data presentations, the LX45 delivers 4,500 ANSI lumens brightness with native XGA resolution (1024x768) and a contrast ratio of 1100:1. The LX45 provides low cost of ownership and affordable brilliance from its long-life 300W lamp.

The LX45 is designed for flexible set-up anywhere with a broad range of connectivity options. The projector’s vertical lens shift and choice of five lenses (a short throw 0.8:1 fixed lens and four zoom lenses including an ultra-long 4.3-6.0:1 lens) provides image sizes up to 33ft (10m).

With the LX45’s enhanced software, users can take advantage of several benefits including onboard color management system for color shade adjustment within seconds as well as a customizable start-up screen. To secure against theft and vandalism, the LX45 features software lockout on the keypad or remote control.

The LX45 features the latest video decoding electronics for support of all known video formats from standard definition to HDTV with automatic de-interlacing and 3:2 pulldown for superior video playback. The LX45’s digital visual interface (DVI-D) complies with High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) playback of encrypted digital video sources. In addition, new single press menus with direct control for quick access adds more functionality to simplify set-up.

ChristieNET™, the world’s preferred networking solution, is available for the LX45 to enable monitoring and to control installed projectors from anywhere in the world, on any network.

About Christie

Christie is a global leader in visual solutions for business, entertainment and media used by world-class organizations for diverse applications. Christie’s broad range of display technologies include LCD and DLP™ projectors, networking solutions, plasma displays, rear screen projection modules and cubes, wall display controllers, digital cinema projectors, 35mm film projectors, and cutting edge projection technologies for 3D, virtual reality and simulation. With expertise in professional projection systems since 1979 and film projection dating back to 1929, Christie has over 50,000 projectors installed in over 50 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.christiedigital.com.