Press Release

New ChristieNET™ Wave (Wireless Audio Video Extension System) Expands A/V Connectivity Options

Processes Analog Video Signals Using Unique Compression for Wireless Operation Range up to 300 Feet

NAB/Las Vegas – (April 18, 2005) – Christie, a leading provider of visual solutions for business, entertainment and industry, introduces the ChristieNET™ WAVE (Wireless Audio Video Extension System), an innovative, high performance transmitter and receiver solution that replaces VGA cables for computer based audio/video sources, displays and projection devices, dramatically increasing connectivity options and reducing cost of A/V installations.  The ChristieNET WAVE is ideal for digital signage, as well as installations where a wired set-up would be inconvenient, costly, or problematic due to the design of the space.  It is the perfect solution for auditoriums, conference rooms, and houses of worship.

Operating to a range of up to 300 feet (91.44m), the ChristieNET WAVE delivers wireless video at 30 frames per second, enabling XGA resolution with mouse, keyboard and digital audio.  The system is compatible with virtually any PC, display and operating system, and requires no drivers, software or OS upgrades.  It features plug and play convenience, easy set-up and adjustment, is secure and standards-based, and supports multiple receivers for broadcast mode.  The system can easily be optimized to match the source with the display to ensure the perfect audio and video settings. 

“Integrators are often challenged to provide cost-effective audio and video installations in areas where a wired solution would be impractical and would take the project beyond the customer’s budget,” remarked Max Kopsho, Product Manager, Network Solutions.  “The ChristieNET WAVE is the perfect solution, expanding connectivity options and adding value to an installation without sacrificing performance.”

ChristieNET WAVE is currently shipping and will be on display at Christie’s booth, SL360, during NAB in Las Vegas, April 18-21.

About Christie

Christie is a leader in visual solutions for world-class organizations, offering diverse applications for business, entertainment, and industry. A leading innovator in film projection since 1929 and a pioneer in projection systems since 1979, Christie has established a global reputation as a total service provider and the world's single source manufacturer of a variety of display technologies and solutions. Christie offers comprehensive solutions for cinema, large audience venues, control rooms, business presentations, training facilities, 3D and Virtual Reality, simulation and education as well as industrial and government environments. Christie solutions are used in over 75,000 locations worldwide, including more than 10,000 projectors and displays networked with ChristieNET™ networking devices. For more information, visit www.christiedigital.com.