Press Release

Christie’s TotalVIEW™ Visual Solution Chosen For Training U.S. Air Force Refueling Boom Operators

I/ITSEC/Orlando, FL - (November 28, 2005) – Christie, a leading provider of visual solutions for business, entertainment, industry and government, will provide the visual displays for two complete state-of-the-art simulators for the United States Air Force.  Each installation will feature 10 Christie Matrix 3000 projectors with next generation SXGA+ DLP® display technology; onboard ChristieNET™ for remote networking, management and maintenance of the projectors; and Christie’s ChristieTWIST™ image warping and enhanced edge-blending technology.  The cutting-edge trainer simulators are expected to reduce in-flight instruction time by up to thirty-three percent. 

The trainer-simulators, which provide realistic control feedback and sophisticated auditory and visual cues, will replace earlier models that are more than twenty years old and lack advanced sensory capabilities.  The installations are part of Christie’s innovative TotalVIEW simulation display solutions offering sophisticated, application-specific solutions, screens, structures, ChristieNET networking, and display integration. 

Installation to accommodate system integration and testing will commence January 2006. After this period, the systems will be re-installed and certified at the designated training center starting summer 2006.

“Christie provides unique, customized visual display solutions for flight simulation, ship-bridge simulators, mission training and tactical scenarios.  Our wide-ranging expertise is based on solid industry immersion that reflects Christie’s customer-driven TotalVIEW approach to every project,” said David Fluegeman, Vice President, Visual Environments.


About Christie

Christie designs, builds and integrates 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 advanced visualization as well as simulation environments. Christie solutions are found in major global corporations such as Airbus Industries, Boeing, Canadian Marine Institute, Daimler Chrysler, Fraunhofer Institute, Italian Army, Los Alamos National Laboratories, NASA, Shell, U.S. Air Force and the University of Illinois, Urbana. For more information about Christie and its diverse array of visual environments solutions, visit www.christiedigital.com.

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