Press Release

New Christie Matrix Projectors And Christie Imager+ Processor Provide Total Simulation Solutions

Matrix Family Offers Most Complete Range of Performance for Every Budget and Simulation Need

I/ITSEC/Orlando, FL – (December 6, 2004) – Christie, a major provider of visual solutions for business, entertainment and industry, has introduced three new simulation projectors: the Christie Matrix 2000, Christie Matrix 3000, and Christie Matrix 4000. These projectors join the popular Christie Matrix 3500 UXGA-resolution, LCD projector to offer the most comprehensive line-up of simulation projectors available on the market today. The company also introduced the Christie Imager+, a superior, next generation edge-blending and warping processor for manipulating images across any size screen and shaped surface. This line-up further solidifies Christie’s position as a leading source for total simulation training solutions in the widest variety of environments. Applications include military and civil flight simulation, ground vehicle driving and heavy machinery simulation, ship bridge simulation, air traffic control, architecture, engineering and construction, research and development, and entertainment.

“Simulation is one of the fastest-growing segments of the market for digital projection, with technology in recent years evolving rapidly and providing improvements in image quality and feature enhancements that greatly improve the price/performance of simulation solutions,” notes Scott Richardson, global product manager, Immersive Portfolio, Christie. “Christie has long been a provider of simulation solutions and today, with the introduction of the new Matrix models, we again raise the bar for excellence and set the pace of innovation.”

Power and Performance for Every Budget

Christie Matrix 2000 Projector

A purpose-built simulation projector delivering 2,000 ANSI lumens, the Christie Matrix 2000 is one of the most cost-effective simulation solutions available today. It is the smallest high resolution, single-chip DLP™ simulation projector, with a SuperCR™ 2500:1 contrast ratio that reproduces images with unmatched clarity. With true SXGA+ (1400x1050) resolution, 8-bit digital color processing and pixel tracking, the Christie Matrix 2000 also offers multiple control options, onboard ChristieNET™ network connectivity, auto set-up and intuitive on-screen display menus to make it among the easiest to set up and use. Combined with the Christie Imager+ edge blending and warping processor, it represents an unbeatable combination of features, performance and price to meet a wide variety of simulation needs.

Christie Matrix 3000 Projector

One of the industry’s boldest and most innovative combination of features, performance and power in a compact, lightweight design, the Christie Matrix 3000 is the first dual-lamp single-chip DLP™ simulation projector to deliver 3,000 lumens and a variable SuperCR™ contrast ratio of up to 4000:1. It features next generation SXGA+ (1400x1050) resolution, 10-bit image processing, built-in edge-blending and image warping hardware, a 4:3 aspect ratio and built in ChristieNET™ network connectivity for remote monitoring, maintenance and control of the projector from anywhere in the world. The Christie Matrix 3000 also features an exceptionally quiet design with long lamp life, high quality optics and purpose-built simulation features such as RGB color matching, full control of gamma curves, and three segment color wheels for better color saturation. Other advanced features include Comprehensive Color Adjustment (CCA™), picture-in-picture and seamless switching between sources.

Christie Matrix 4000 Projector

For the most demanding, high quality applications, the Christie Matrix 4000 features 3-chip Darkchip2™ DMD technology with true SXGA+ (1400x1050) resolution. It delivers 4,000 ANSI lumens with a variable SuperCR™ 1600-2000:1 full field contrast ratio. New 10-bit image processing, high quality optics, and built-in edge-blending and image warping capability combine with higher input bandwidth and faster internal processing speeds to offer the widest compatibility and flexibility for the most demanding applications. Advanced features include custom gamma adjustment and grayscale tracking, Minimum Processing Latency (MPL™), Comprehensive Color Adjustment (CCA™), SLIC™ Spatial Light Image Construction, on-screen help and auto set-up and power-up feature. A full suite of SXGA+ lenses with motorized lens functions allow quick set-up in virtually any orientation and position.

Christie Imager+

The Christie Imager+ has been enhanced to work with all SXGA+ resolution projectors. The Christie Imager+ electronically corrects geometric distortion and projects images onto any screen surface, including cylindrical or spherical screens, with perfect uniformity and accuracy. It is the perfect complement to the Christie Matrix 2000 projector. It also features auto format detection, sync-on-green support and faster download time. Users can map the position of each pixel to a different position, creating a uniform, non-distorted image on any screen contour. Independent digital shading helps compensate for color shifts between projectors, seamlessly blending regions where one projector fades out and another fades in. The Christie Imager+ is highly intuitive and easy to use. Once set up, it rarely needs re-alignment. 
 

About Christie

Christie is celebrating its 75th anniversary as a leader in visual solutions for world-class organizations, offering diverse applications for business, entertainment, and industry. With expertise in film projection since 1929 and professional projection systems since 1979, Christie has established a global reputation as the world's single source manufacturer of a variety of display technologies and solutions for cinema, large audience environments, control rooms, business presentations, training facilities, 3-D and Virtual Reality, simulation, education, media and government. Christie solutions are used in over 75,000 locations worldwide, including more than 10,000 projectors and displays networked with ChristieNET™. For more information, visit www.christiedigital.com.