Press Release

Christie Expands Product Offerings With Introduction Of New Christie Nova™ Rear Screen Display Structure System

Customized, Scalable Design Solutions Feature the Ultimate in Quality, Flexibility and Visual Impact

Atlanta, GA – InfoComm (June 9, 2004) – Christie Digital Systems, Inc., a leading provider of visual solutions for business, entertainment and industry, introduces a new structure manufacturing capability and product offering – the Christie Nova™ Rear Screen Display Structure System. Christie Nova structures are complete, customizable display wall structure systems that can be integrated into rooms where larger individual screen sizes are required for the display or videowall. The Christie Nova system extends the Company’s already complete line-up of product offerings and services for mission control centers, network operation centers, broadcast monitoring centers, surveillance rooms and immersive environments.

While complimenting Christie’s quality, purpose-built rear screen projection modules, projectors and 50”, 60”, 67” and 70” stackable display wall projection cubes, Nova structures are able to meet exacting wall size and configuration requirements. Christie’s Nova structures offer an alternative and very flexible solution for projecting high brightness and high-resolution images onto larger screens.

Jim Gavloski, director of product management, control room & videowall solutions remarked, “Christie projection systems are already utilized in thousands of single and multi-screen solutions around the world. Our new Christie Nova structure system is a logical extension of our current rear screen product offerings and is a complete, end-to-end custom display system solution – backed by Christie service and support, rated among the best in the industry.”

Nova structures feature Christie’s exclusive Reflex II™ “floating” screen technology, an innovative process that allows display screens to expand and contract with changes in temperature and humidity, thereby preventing screen bowing or warping that could distort the image. Reflex II is a significant improvement in the construction of rear-screen projection displays that helps support the screen’s stability while extending the life of the screen.

All structures are individually designed to the customer’s precise specification and needs. The structures are manufactured in a dedicated 7,000-sq ft. area within the Company’s facility in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. Christie’s Nova structure systems include Factory Authorized Testing (FAT), a service in which all display components (including screens and projection systems) are fully assembled, tested and documented at Christie’s ISO9001:2000 certified facility, prior to shipping anywhere in the world. Additional CAD engineering support is available by the Christie team, whose backgrounds include expertise in the fields of projection technology, electromechanical motion and structural fabrication.
The Christie Nova structure system is available for order now.

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, 3D and virtual reality, simulation, education, media and government. Christie has installed over 50,000 projectors worldwide. For more information,