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Christie showcases its versatility at BES Expo 2018

February 26, 2018

BES/NEW DELHI - Christie® is offering versatility and value for broadcasters in their daily operations through an impressive showcase of high performance visual solutions at BES Expo 2018, taking place at Hall 7, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, from February 26-28.

At booth No. 75, Christie’s trusted India partner Falcon Broadcast Solutions LLP has put together an eye-catching spectacle that comprises various advanced, dependable and affordable display solutions ideal for broadcast environments, such as television stations, recording studios and editing suites. These include live demonstrations of the Christie FHQ981-L 98-inch UHD LCD display, Christie Captiva DHD400-S 1DLP® ultra short throw projector, and Christie Spyder X20 video processor - all of which can be easily set up for broadcast applications.

“Broadcast media continues to be an important medium for transmission of information and entertainment in India despite the popularity of personal mobile devices,” said Karan Singh Sawhney, managing partner, Falcon Broadcast Solutions. “We are pleased to showcase an array of versatile Christie visual solutions offering dynamic and high quality visuals that broadcasters can rely on. These configurable displays, flexible video processing systems and media servers offer users with infinite possibilities in their deployment to effectively engage, entertain and inform viewers.”

Rajesh Patkar, Deputy General Manager, Christie India, commented, “Television in India is expected to grow at a CAGR of 14.7 per cent over the next five years due to strong economic fundamentals and rising domestic consumption. Hence, broadcasters are looking at high-quality display solutions that enable them innovate in real-time, and offer appealing content to retain and attract new viewers. Christie has the right solutions for broadcasters to stand out from the competition, and we’re pleased that our longstanding partner Falcon Broadcast Solutions has established an excellent track record in servicing the broadcast industry in South Asia.”

Among the highlights is a large projection on the back wall using the Christie Captiva DHD400-S ultra short throw projector with interactivity. Featuring laser phosphor illumination, it provides 20,000 hours of low cost and low maintenance operation for a peace of mind. What’s more, this compact, quiet and powerful 3,500 lumen projector boasts one of the shortest throw distances available, and makes the most out of any space without sacrificing visual impact. The DHD400-S is also equipped with interactive capability, so users can create and share unique user experiences in venues, such as a live television studio.

Another dazzling attraction at the booth is the high-performance and easy-to-use Christie FHQ981-L UHD LCD display featuring 4K resolution (3840 x 2160) and 120Hz refresh update rate for normal/natural display. Equipped with unmatched resolution and performance capabilities including 24/7 operability, this 98-inch panel offers an easily deployable and commercial-grade UHD display solution. It can be easily installed as a wall-mountable or free-standing display, and is the perfect solution for presenting complex, detailed animation, data or live content for studio backdrop visualization, delivering powerful presentations or for accurate monitoring and collaborations - best suited for the broadcasting industry.

High-definition contents shown on the Christie Captiva and FHQ981-L displays are driven by the Christie Spyder X20, a versatile hardware-based video processor combined with the flexibility of a universal routing switcher. Its integrated source monitoring enables simultaneous, real-time, full frame rate monitoring of all inputs. The Spyder X20 provides users with a 20-megapixel bandwidth to blend, window, mix, and scale any source format and then routes the signal to any destination device or combination of display devices - quickly and easily for studio or live broadcast venues.

Through the hard work of Falcon Technologies, an increasing number of major television stations in India and Bangladesh have placed their trust Christie’s advanced visual solutions, such as LCD flat panels, Christie MicroTiles® and Christie Spyder X20 video processors, to deliver exciting and detailed images to their audiences. In India, these broadcasters include Chennai’s News7 Tamil, Noida city’s India Today Group, Kerala-based Malayala Manorama TV, public service broadcaster Doordashan, Mumbai and Noida-based Zee Television, TV18 and CNN-News 18, Assam-based Prime News, and the Indian parliament network channel Rajya Sabha Television.

In Bangladesh, four leading TV stations - Maasranga TV, Gazi TV, SA TV and Channel 24 - have also deployed Christie MicroTiles or LCD flat panels as the main backdrop displays in their studios. These broadcasters also rely on the Spyder X20s to manage high resolution contents on the screen with multiple windows.

About BES Expo

The BES Expo, also known as the Conference & Exhibition on Terrestrial & Satellite Broadcasting, is an annual tradeshow and conference organized by the Broadcast Engineering Society (India). Since 1994, the event has been greatly appreciated by exhibitors as well as visitors. In 2017, nearly 300 companies from 25 countries displayed their products at BES Expo directly or through their dealers and distributors in India. For more information, visit

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