Washington Metro Area Transit Authority

Christie Projectors and Vista Spyders Deliver Safety and Efficiency for Washington, D.C. Metro
Posted 10/5/2010

Millions of commuters and tourists trust the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority to transport them safely and efficiently to their destination every day and Christie® technology helps deliver that promise. Twelve Christie HD10K-M digital projectors and four Christie Vista Spyder video processors installed in the Washington DC METRO Command Center and the Rail Operations Center (ROC) enable operations staff to monitor the system in real time 24 hours a day and react immediately to any situation.

“The Command Center is the heart of the Metro and the staff needs an effective way to communicate with the Metro Transit Police and other agencies,” noted Eric Choucroun, AV account executive at Washington Professional Systems (WPS), who was responsible for audio video integration. “Command Center staff also views rail-specific content called traction power maps, communicates via HD videoconferencing, and monitors local news and sports to anticipate train traffic flow.”

Choucroun’s calculations revealed Christie’s HD10K-M projector as the superior visual solution over other technologies based on cost of ownership. “The fact that I could get 10,000 ANSI lumens on 110 volts cinched the deal. I overheard some of the Metro executives say, ‘Wow! They’re so clear. Can you believe this?’”


Read the complete Washington Metro Area Transit Authority press release.