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El Colegio de México chooses Christie laser

September 20, 2018

​MEXICO CITY - Christie®, a leader in creating and delivering the world's best visual and audio experiences, is pleased to announce that El Colegio de México, one of the country's most prestigious educational centers, installed Christie HS series laser projectors in its main auditorium (Sala Alfonso Reyes). The project, shortlisted for the AV Latino awards organized by the AVI Latinoamérica journal, was installed by Grupo ACT.

Specifically, Grupo ACT installed two units of the Christie D13WU-HS model with 1.5-2.0:1 zoom lens in Sala Alfonso Reyes. These ultra-quiet 1DLP® projectors offer 13,500 ISO lumens and WUXGA resolution.

César Centeno, associate consultant at Grupo ACT, recalled how they had looked at various different brands of projectors when working on the design for the project, but the quality and overall value for money of this Christie model swayed their decision in its favour. As he said, "it is a very bright projector with excellent video quality and resolution, and when you couple that with its compact size and price, then there was really no competition."​

The laser lighting was also a key factor in the decision-taking process. "We wanted the projector to come with laser technology as we believe that the investment makes sense in terms of cost-benefit and performance," Centeno added. In this regard, the Christie HS series projectors afford 20,000 hours of low-cost lampless operation.

The projectors were installed on ceiling-mounted electrical elevators and project onto two 189 inch screens. Contents can be sourced from all kinds of devices, including PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones. It also uses Newtek's TriCaster multi-camera video production system and Extron video matrix switchers.

The Coordination of Computer Services department at El Colegio de México highlighted that "users have found projecting multimedia content for their presentations highly satisfactory, while the audience are guaranteed top quality images."

El Colegio de México is a third-level public educational center dedicated to research and teaching in social sciences and humanities. One of the leading institutions of its kind in the Spanish-speaking world, it has won countless awards ever since it was founded in 1940, including the Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences.

Grupo ACT, a Mexican company dedicated to providing integrated audiovisual systems for over 15 years, was commissioned with the design and implementation of the whole project. It also relied on the support of Videology, a Christie partner in Mexico, in choosing, installing and fine-tuning the projectors.

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