Press Release

Christie Revolutionizes Arrayed Projection With New Automatic Display System Calibration And Motorized Optical Blending Solutions

I/ITSEC, Orlando, FL - (December 4, 2006) - Christie, a leader in visual solutions for industry, entertainment and business, has developed Automatic Display System Calibration and Motorized Optical Blending for projected arrays in advanced simulation and visualization environments. Part of its expanding line-up of Christie TrueIMAGE™ integration solutions, the revolutionary technologies remove technical barriers often associated with arrayed projection by automatically enhancing the visual integrity of the complete system, therefore, reducing on-site technical support requirements.  The technologies are compatible with Christie’s current line of Matrix and Mirage projectors.

Automatic Display System Calibration significantly reduces image display maintenance requirements by keeping visual displays running at peak performance without the need for a dedicated technician.   Motorized Optical Blending optimizes the projectors’ edge-blending capabilities for dark/night and bright/day scenes while preserving maximum image quality and contrast ratios.  It ensures dark scene content (such as nighttime training applications) is evenly maintained across the entire display, without any residual light distractions or artifacts that can be found in other digitally projected displays. Christie TrueIMAGE Integration Solutions are customizable and specially designed for the demands of flight, ship-bridge, vehicle, and medical simulation as well as for training, scientific research and homeland security. 

Representing substantial convenience and cost savings in the calibration of arrayed projection displays, Christie TrueIMAGEAutomatic Display System Calibration automatically adjusts image geometry and detailed edge-blending on nearly any cylindrical, flat or spherical screen.  It also effortlessly automates other routine maintenance support functions, including color tuning, brightness, and gamma balancing.  Within minutes, Christie’s automatic display system calibration achieves unsurpassed image accuracy with minimal technical support or expertise.

Founded upon Christie’s extensive experience in advanced visualization environments and proven DLP® displays, Christie TrueIMAGE Motorized Optical Blending is a unique and versatile solution for use in static or motion platform applications where optimum and consistent image quality is critical.

“Christie understands that each and every project is unique, and as such we’ve developed a proven approach that puts our customers at the center of the process,” remarked David Fluegeman, vice president of Christie’s Visual Environments group.  “By removing technical barriers in arrayed projection displays, Christie has dramatically expanded the creative possibilities for advanced simulation and visualization environments.”
Visit Christie at I/ITSEC booth #319 to see a live display of Christie TrueIMAGE Integration Solutions and an interactive demonstration of Christie Automatic Display System Calibration.  I/ITSEC takes place December 4 – 7, 2006 in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center.

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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