Press Release

New Christie “Champion” Lamp Warranty Offers 100% Guarantee For CXL And CDXL Series Lamps

CYPRESS, CA – (October 10, 2008) – Christie, a global leader in visual solutions for entertainment, business and industry, sets a new standard for quality and reliability with the introduction of the new Christie Champion Lamp Warranty.  For all eligible lamps, Christie will provide a full 100% credit of the purchase price.  The new warranty, effective October 1, 2008 applies to all of Christie's industry acclaimed CXL and CDXL Xenon lamps used for film and digital cinema projectors.

The new Christie Champion Warranty is one of the most powerful guarantees of product excellence in the industry.  For example, previously the CXL-20 was 100% covered for the first 1,200 hours and pro-rated between 1,200 to 2,400 hours of operation.  Now, the new warranty gives 100% coverage for the full 2,400 hours of operation. 

“Christie cinema lamps are backed by years of quality engineering to an exacting standard, making them unequaled in the industry for dependability,” notes Jim Dukes, film cinema and Xenon lamp product manager for Christie’s Entertainment Solutions division.  “The new Christie Champion Lamp Warranty reflects our continued confidence in the exceptional quality of our products.  Christie lamps continue to exceed industry expectations for performance and combined with the new warranty, represent the most competitive offer in the industry."

At the heart of Christie’s cinema projectors, the CXL and CDXL lamps offer exceptionally high output and brightness.   Recognized throughout the cinema industry as a reliable light source, they are guaranteed against all defects.

About Christie

Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925), 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.  More than 80% of all digital theaters are equipped with Christie DLP Cinema® projectors. With the acquisition of Vista Controls Systems, Corp., Christie offers the most complete and advanced solutions for cinema, live 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.