CYPRESS, CA – (August 15, 2005) – Christie, first in DLP Cinema™ projection, announced that Dolby Laboratories has selected the Christie CP2000 2K resolution DLP Cinema projectors for more than 50 specially selected theatres in the U.S. market. Alongside Dolby® Digital Cinema servers, Christie’s projectors will enhance the movie-going experience by bringing more light to screens for brighter and clearer images. As part of the arrangement, Christie will also install the projectors and provide Christie Managed Services solutions, which include a complete range of technical services and support.
In addition to this and other triumphs in the Digital Cinema arena, the Christie CP2000 projector was also recently chosen to introduce the latest generation of 3D technology at Cinema Expo, Amsterdam; the Large Format Cinema Association Conference (LFCA) and Film Festival in Los Angeles; and ShoWest in Las Vegas. The projector, capable of delivering both 2D and 3D content, is recognized as the industry’s brightest, highest resolution Digital Cinema projector – critical factors in the presentation of 3D, which uses a single projector system and therefore requires maximum image brightness for optimal viewing. The Christie Digital Cinema projector achieves this through its proprietary Xenolite® short-arc illumination system.
“We are very pleased to be working with Christie for this important roll-out of Digital Cinema, which offers a new level of excitement for movie-going audiences everywhere. Working with Christie will help insure that the digital picture is presented as bright and as clearly as possible,” said Tim Partridge, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Professional Division, Dolby Laboratories.
Craig Sholder, Vice President of Christie’s Entertainment Solutions group, said, “Projecting the full range of Digital Cinema content, including the latest generation of 3D images on large movie screens is all about light – the more light, the better. Christie has always recognized this crucial factor, which is why our projectors are acknowledged worldwide as the brightest, most reliable on the market. As momentum builds for the implementation of Digital Cinema, the differentiating factor is our broad range of experience spanning more than 75 years and our solid commitment to meeting the needs of our partners in the exhibition community.”
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 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. Christie solutions are used in over 75,000 locations worldwide, including more than 10,000 projectors and displays networked with ChristieNET™ networking devices. For more information, visit www.christiedigital.com.