Press Release

Christie Wins Rental & Staging Systems 2007 Awards For Best Installation Products

• Best Video Projection Product/High Lumen: Christie Roadie HD+30K Projector • Best HD Production Product: Christie Roadster HD18K Projector

INFOCOMM/Anaheim, CA – (June 19, 2007) – Christie, a global leader in visual solutions for business, entertainment and industry, announced that it is the winner of two Rental & Staging Systems awards, announced today at InfoComm.  Christie was recognized for Best Video Projection Product/High Lumen, for the Christie Roadie HD+30K projector; and Best HD Production Product for the Christie Roadster HD18K Projector.  The awards recognize the best in the rental and staging and live events arena. 

Products for the awards were nominated by a panel of judges that included the staff of Rental & Staging Systems magazine and members of the InfoComm Rental and Staging Council.  Dozen of top industry professionals also provided input.  The winners were chosen by readers of the publication, including staging professionals, show producers, meeting planners, and corporate end-users of A/V rental and staging services.  They voted Christie among the best installation products on the market today.

Part of a comprehensive line-up of HD presentation solutions from Christie, the Christie Roadie HD+30K is a versatile 3-Chip DLP® HD resolution projector that generates a powerful 30,000 ANSI lumens of brightness at 2K resolution (2048 x 1080), with a 1600-2000:1 full field contrast ratio. It features a unique, split-body design, an exhaust hood for improved airflow, built-in rigging points and body handles or optional stacking/rigging frame.

As Best HD Production Product, the Christie Roadster HD18K projector is a rugged and versatile 3-Chip DLP® resolution projector that earns its stripe via a powerful 17,500 ANSI lumens of power – the highest ANSI lumens offered in a native HD product in a compact design.  It features a true HD 1920 x 1080 engine and 1600-2000:1 full field contrast ratio that provides razor-sharp resolution, crisp images, exceptional color and brightness uniformity. 

“It’s an enormous honor to have these two excellent projection systems recognized by our colleagues in the industry, because they understand the real-world needs of the market and agree that our products meet those needs,” remarked Gary Fuller, vice-president, Business Products, Christie.  “We want to thank Rental and Staging Systems magazine and its readers, as well as the InfoComm Rental and Staging Council for these prestigious awards.”

Stop by Christie’s InfoComm booth #4009, June 19 – 21, 2007 for an interactive demonstration of Christie products.

About Rental & Staging Systems
Rental & Staging Systems magazine is an important resource for staging professionals who need to stay informed about the latest technology and business trends, and a valuable resource for producers, meeting planners, and corporate end-users of rental and staging services. Rental & Staging Systems magazine, its sister magazine Systems Contractor News, and parent company CMP Information are the official publishers of the InfoComm Show Daily, the onsite magazine of ICIA's InfoComm conference and trade exposition, and Live From InfoComm (http://www.livefrominfocomm.com/).

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 digital 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. For more information, visit www.christiedigital.com.

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