Press Release

Wagner Media Grows With Christie Projectors

Las Vegas/NAB – (April 14, 2008) – Wagner Media, a wholesaler of rental and staging video equipment based in Houston, TX recently purchased a substantial inventory of Christie DLP® and LCD high performance projectors making it the second largest wholesaler of Christie products. The purchase includes 8 Christie HD18Ks, 8 Christie DS+6Ks, as well as 20 each of the Christie LX120 and Christie LX650 3LCD models. All projectors are immediately available for rental.

Gary Fuller, vice-president of Christie’s business products division comments, “Wagner Media is a longstanding, reputable name in the staging and subrent communities. Their focus is on delivering the best products with exceptional ‘high touch’ support and that’s what Christie is all about.”

Wagner Media’s president Wayne Wagner notes, “The choice to go with Christie was easy – we built our reputation on providing the highest quality products to the industry. Christie offers some of the most lightweight, innovative and easy to use projectors on the market. Innovations such as integrated rigging and filtering as well as high reliability and long warranties are important in this industry. In our business, you need to be able to access new equipment very quickly: Christie delivered these products to us within a couple of days.”

Fuller continues, “Wagner’s confidence in Christie is solid proof to the subrental community that there are choices when it comes to selecting the best products for the job, and now they have even more access to the world’s finest projection systems.”

Wagner Media will be showcasing its new Christie projectors at their booth # SL2005 during NAB from April 14th – 17th at the Las Vegas Convention Centre. For a full list of Christie projectors available from Wagner Media visit

Christie HD18K
Voted Rental & Staging Systems’ Best HD Production Product, the Christie Roadster HD18K is a rugged and versatile 3-chip DLP projector that earns its stripe via a powerful 17,500 ANSI lumens – the highest lumens offered in a native HD product.  It features true HD 1920x1080 resolution and a 1600-2000:1 full field contrast ratio for crisp, detailed images.  “I’d like to think that ’08 is remembered as the year that HD happened…the switch to HD content is on and that’s why we purchased the Christie HD18K,” notes Wagner.
Christie DS+6K
The Christie DS+6K offers exceptional image quality and detail in a compact size. With 6,500 ANSI lumens for pure presentation power, the projector is the smallest, high-performance 3-chip DLP product on the market.

Christie LX120
Featuring an industry leading 12,000 ANSI lumens and superior 1300:1 contrast ratio, the Christie LX120 offers the ultimate in reliability, dependability and flexibility. With configurable illumination to operate either in quad or dual lamp mode, it is equally at home in large auditoriums and churches, as well as executive briefing rooms and conference centers. 

Christie LX650
At InfoComm ’07 the Christie LX650 was the winner of two awards: rAVe Best New Projection Display and Sound & Video Contractor’s Pick Hit Award.  The Christie LX650 is the brightest, low-profile, single-lamp 3LCD projector available.  It outputs 6,500 ANSI lumens, with a contrast ratio of 2000:1, and has been purpose-designed to meet the needs of small- to medium-sized conference rooms, houses of worship and education (serving audiences up to 250). 

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 digital 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.  With its recent acquisition of Vista Controls Systems, Corp., Christie offers the most complete and advanced solutions for cinema, live venues, control rooms, business presentations, training facilities, 3D and Virtual Reality, simulation and education as well as industrial and government environments. For more information, visit

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