CYPRESS, CA - (February 7, 2006) - Christie, a leading provider of visual solutions for business, entertainment and industry, today announced that the Christie Roadster S+16K 3-Chip DLP® projector has been selected as part of the sophisticated visual display systems that will power the main stage at the 48th Annual Grammy Music Awards, Wednesday, February 8, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. With 16,000 ANSI lumens and SXGA+ 1400x1050 resolution, the projector delivers one of the industry's brightest and sharpest images in the smallest form factor for its class.
A total of 18 Christie projectors were selected by American Hi Definition, Inc., (AHD) a leading provider of large screen video displays. AHD is nationally recognized for its vast engineering expertise that encompasses unique, state-of-the-art installations for the corporate environment, as well as for many major motion picture and television industry entertainment events. In addition to the Grammy Awards, AHD installs projection systems for the Emmy Awards, the MTV Awards, American Music Awards, the CMA's, the ESPY Awards, World Music Awards, Radio Music Awards, and many others.
"We selected Christie because they offer the industry's most powerful and versatile projectors, with brightness levels unsurpassed by other systems of similar size and weight, " commented Ady Gil, Co-Owner and founder of American Hi Definition, Inc. "We were especially impressed with Christie's unique image warping technology, which provides us with the versatility to project images on screens of almost any shape and size. More importantly, Christie technicians are highly knowledgeable and accommodating. They go the extra mile to ensure that they meet and exceed our needs."
The Christie Roadster S+16K projector features variable contrast ratio of 1600-2000:1 and 10-bit image processing for crisp, detailed images and perfect color saturation.
It also offers built-in handles, a unique airflow pattern and multi-rigging points tailored to the rigors and demands of the Rental/Staging market. At the Grammy Awards, eight Christie Roadster S+16K projectors will drive the center stage's spectacular 75 foot-long (23m), 180-degree circular screen. The projectors will be double stacked on four connected screens to create one continuous image.
Another ten Christie projectors will transform the special floor of the main stage with glowing images - projected from underneath to allow people to literally walk on the
images. As with the circular screen, the multiple images will be seamlessly integrated using the ChristieTWIST™ Pro image warping and edge-blending solution.
"American Hi Definition is internationally recognized for its innovative visual display systems that envelop the senses and generate excitement on a grand scale," said
Gary Fuller, vice-president of Christie's Business Products division. "We are pleased that AHD has chosen Christie projection systems as an integral part of its innovative projection solutions for the 48th Annual Grammy Awards and other events of equal caliber and prestige."
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.
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