Press Release

New Christie Roadsters Deliver Bold, Innovative Features In Rugged, Durable Designs

Pure Power and Knockout Brightness in a Compact Box

CYPRESS, CA – (December 14, 2004) - Christie, a leading provider of visual solutions for business, entertainment and industry, has introduced a new generation of powerful, purpose-built Christie Roadster projectors that have been designed to meet the critical needs of the Rental/Staging market. The Christie Roadster S+12K and the Christie Roadster S+16K utilize the most advanced 3-chip DLP™ technology available and feature 10-bit image processing, true SXGA+ (1400x1050) resolution and 1500-1800:1 contrast ratio that is among the highest in the industry. The Christie Roadster S+12K delivers 10,000 ANSI lumens and the Christie Roadster S+16K delivers 14,000 ANSI lumens – undeniably the highest brightness in the Roadster category.
 
With stunning brightness, contrast and color performance, the Christie Roadsters are perfectly suited for a wide range of Rental/Staging environments, as well as concerts, trade shows, conference centers, auditoriums, churches, museums, and theme parks. The Christie Roadsters sport completely redesigned bodies that include built-in handles and stackers, multiple rigging points (top and bottom), and a patented cooling design. They are compatible with virtually every source in use today, from VGA through QXGA and all current types of HDTV/DTV formats. The Roadsters will respond to almost any kind of control in the projection world, including RS-232, RS-422, IR remote, wired remote, direct control panel input and over the LAN via on-board ChristieNET™.

Advanced features include Comprehensive Color Adjustment (CCA™), superior edge-blending, and optional warping capability. The new designs can also leverage existing Christie lenses and modules, saving valuable resources. Typical lamp life of 1250 hours for the Christie Roadster S+12K and 1000 hours for the Christie Roadster S+16K represent an exceptional value and low cost-of-ownership.

“The new Christie Roadsters are purpose-built projectors that set a new standard for ruggedness, performance and ease of use,” says Gary Fuller, director of sales and global product manager for Rental/Staging, Christie. “They have been completely designed for the unique needs of the Rental/Staging market and deliver outstanding performance on the road as well as in fixed installations. Most importantly, they are backed by our renowned Christie service with a full, two-year warranty – a first in this industry.”

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. Over 75,000 installations worldwide use Christie projection solutions including 10,000 sites equipped with ChristieNET™ networking devices.  For more information, visit www.christiedigital.com.