Press Release

New Christie Roadie 25K – Industry’s Brightest 3-Chip 2K DLP™ Projection Solution For Large Audiences

Exceptional Flexibility, 2048x1080 Resolution and Adjustable 8K – 25K ANSI Lumens Enable Versatile Use of a Single Projector

Cypress, CA – (June 7, 2004) – Christie Digital Systems, Inc., a leading provider of visual solutions for business, entertainment and industry, introduces the Christie Roadie 25K, the next generation of the world’s best purpose-built projection solution for large audiences and high-end users. Utilizing the most advanced 3-chip DLP™ technology, the Christie Roadie 25K features 2K-resolution, a 1500:1 contrast ratio that is among the highest on the market, and an unmatched level of brightness performance for Xenon-based projection systems, at 25,000 ANSI lumens.

The Christie Roadie 25K also features separate projection head and ballast, and an external extraction fan that provides more versatility and placement options. A self-aligning lamp, adjustable brightness levels and eight lens options enable the use of a single projector for a wide variety of solutions to better match a user’s precise needs. The projector also features compatibility with virtually any source in use today, from VGA through QXGA and all current types of HDTV. In addition, all-new 10-bit digital processing delivers crisp, clean images with perfect color saturation. It offers Picture-in-Picture, high-bandwidth signal processing, optional warping capability, superior edge-blending, and seamless switching.

“The Christie Roadie 25K represents the biggest technological leap in projection technology today for large audience presentations where demanding lighting conditions, razor-sharp images, and state-of-the-art multimedia is critical. It delivers a level of power, performance and versatility that creates a whole new projection category,” remarked Gary Fuller, director of sales and global product manager for rental/staging, Christie. “Yet, with all its sophistication, it is still one of the easiest, most intuitive projection systems to set up and use, as well as one of the most reliable. Existing graphical user interface enables full and easy control of the projector.”

The Roadie 25K is also fully networkable. It can be connected to an RS-232, RS-422 or IP network, through which countless units can be controlled, at distances reaching out to thousands of feet. Remote control and inventory management can be accomplished with ChristieNET™.

“Best of all, the Roadie 25K offers a remarkably low cost-of-ownership due to replacement lamp costs that are lower than its competitors, combined with renowned Christie warranties and service – considered the best in the market,” noted Fuller.

The Roadie 25K will be on display at Christie’s booth, # 1943, during InfoComm International on June 9-11, 2004 held in the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia. Screening original 2K-resolution content, the Christie Roadie 25K will be among the featured projectors in the Large Venue Gallery, also on exhibit during InfoComm. Product availability is fourth quarter of 2004.


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,
visit www.christiedigital.com.