Press Release

Christie Showcases The Future Of Advanced 3D Dismounted Infantry Training

Company Demonstrates Deployable Stereoscopic System for Firearms Training at I/ITSEC 2007

I/ITSEC/Orlando, FL – (November 26, 2007) – Christie, a global leader in visual solutions for business, entertainment and industry, is showcasing a sophisticated and true-to-life dismounted infantry trainer concept at this year’s Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation & Education Conference (I/ITSEC), in Orlando, Florida.  Visitors to Christie’s booth, #3339, will have the opportunity to experience tactical infantry training using high quality head tracking to interact in real-time with stereoscopic warfare content.  The life-size, immersive ‘first person shooter’ simulator is a joint collaboration of the world’s most advanced virtual reality technology providers including Christie, EON Reality, Inc., InterSense Inc. (I/ITSEC booth #2747), and VirTra Systems, Inc. 

This adrenaline pumping, hyper-realistic, multi-sensory environment forces the trainee to respond to their surroundings.  To create realistic depth cues and perception, Christie has configured a blended array of Christie Mirage HD6 (1920 x 1080) DLP® projectors giving a curved 120-degree horizontal field of view.  The approximate 2K by 3K resolution single unit stereo display creates a seamless image, providing more realism and immersion for the ‘first person shooter’.  Visitors to this display will be outfitted with sophisticated wireless motion head-tracking provided by InterSense to allow the subject to look around and behind objects, interacting in real-time with 3D warfare content by EON Reality. VirTra Systems’ high-definition 'life-like' human video characters, tetherless recoil systems, and Threat-Fire™ belt engaging ‘virtual return fire’, enhance the training effectiveness and realism of the system.

“This is sure to capture the imagination of military, defense and law enforcement agencies domestically and internationally,” comments Zoran Veselic, vice president, Visual Environments at Christie.  “The curved cylindrical display provides much greater look down and look up angles to better match human perception.  With active stereo running flicker free at 120Hz and the latest virtual reality advancements, this is the closest you can get to real-life operation.   It's truly a cutting-edge training tool to prepare military, law enforcement, and security agencies to react quickly with the best judgment in a variety of scenarios.”

Veselic adds, “We’re thrilled to invite show attendees to stop by our booth and experience the ‘first-person shooter’.  Christie is committed to providing the most true-to-life display systems for training and simulation and we’ll be working alongside our partners to showcase this next generation deployable trainer.” 

As a fully deployable system, it is designed with the flexibility to transport, install, use and dismantle.  Its mobility, versus traditional fixed installation simulators, allows defense agencies to provide critical training to personnel over a wider geographical area.

Visit Christie at I/ITSEC, booth #3339, in the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida for a live demonstration of the ‘first person shooter’ and Christie’s breakthrough AccuFrame™ technology. 

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, Virtual Reality, as well as any type of simulation environment. 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 environment solutions, visit www.christiedigital.com.

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