INFOCOMM/Orlando-FL – (June 3, 2003) – Christie stays in the forefront of AV and IT convergence and as the Pro AV industry’s favored networking solution by launching the ChristieNET Enterprise Edition with new Content Management Console (CMC).
Christie’s CMC is built atop the Spinoza platform and extended by Christie’s engineering team. The new CMC enables users to send content to any ChristieNET enabled projector via a wired or wireless network including Microsoft Office files, Windows Media Player, MPEG, .avi, Realplayer, Quicktime, even DVD’s.
“As the first Pro AV manufacturer to integrate modules from Spinoza’s platform into their suite of networking solutions over a year ago, Christie has proven their position as an industry leader and as innovators in the networked AV systems market, with an open, PC-based solution for effectively linking the audio-visual world with today's IT departments," says Ray Zambroski, VP of Business Marketing and Development for Spinoza Technology. “With the launch of the Content Management Console, Christie has shown they are absolutely at the forefront of the trend driving AV to IT connectivity.”
ChristieNET’s Enterprise Edition leverages the already existing conference room PC so users can send virtually any file over the network to these projectors. The Virtual Network Computing (VNC) feature gives the user, from anywhere in the world, full control of the PC collocated with the projector, as well as, the ability to control projectors and deliver presentation content via a wireless Microsoft Pocket PC.
“Christie has always prided itself in working with leading global suppliers to bring out the best specified products that meet market demands, and when it comes to networking AV equipment functionality is key,” said Max Kopsho, Product Manager of Network Solutions for Christie. “When we coupled our engineering and programming expertise with those of Spinoza we came out with a highly differentiated, standards-based network solution with the best functionality in the industry.
ChristieNET projector management and control solutions connect any Christie projector to any Windows-based network enabling AV control and monitoring anywhere around the world. As a stand-alone it can also connect any non-Christie projector making it the most versatile solution to any networking environment. ChristieNET is available in Expanded, Enterprise and Projector Organizer models.
Christie is a world leader in visual solutions and networking devices for business, entertainment and media. Christie solution are used by world-class organizations such as Boeing, Deutsche Telekom, Los Alamos National Laboratories, Lucasfilm, NASA, PanAmSat, Regal CineMedia, Pixar Animation Studios, Shenzhen Telecom, Korea Road Safety and Ansaldo, Italy. With expertise in professional projection systems since 1979 and film projection dating back to 1929, Christie has over 50,000 projectors installed around the world. For information on Christie’s complete line of DLP and LCD visual solutions, visit www.christiedigital.com.
About Spinoza Technology
Spinoza Technology is the leading provider of integrated PC-based software solutions for networked AV control, management and content delivery. The Company’s wireless and wireline software products simplify the operation and unify the functionality of a broad range of A/V devices within a variety of corporate, education, industrial, entertainment, government, and residential settings. The Spinoza Platform for Windows-based A/V device management, control and content delivery is the preferred choice of the world’s largest and most innovative A/V OEMs, including Christie, InFocus Corporation, Hitachi, Boxlight and Da-lite Screens. Spinoza has enabled its OEM partners to achieve industry recognition for innovation in network-enabling the operation of their A/V devices in ubiquitous Windows-based environments. Spinoza's global headquarters are located in Seattle, Washington, USA, with a regional sales presence in Amsterdam. For more information, visit Spinoza’s web site at www.Sp1n.com, or contact the company at (206) 686-2300.