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Christie Solaria Series 2K/4K Projectors ans Christie Vive Audio Power the New Larry H. Miller Megaplex Theaters in Vineyard, Utah

Christie Partner CLACO Equipment Brings Christie Vive Audio to Utah Theatres
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Christie Solaria CP4230 4K Digital Cinema Projector

Christie Solaria CP4230 4K Digital Cinema Projector


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Christie® Solaria® Series 2K/4K Projectors and Christie Vive Audio™ cinema sound systems are powering 12 of the 13 screens at the new Larry H. Miller Megaplex Theatres in Vineyard, Utah, which held its grand opening ceremonies on March 13. Installed by Christie partner CLACO Equipment & Services, the new Megaplex is an integral part of an ongoing revitalization of the former Geneva Steel Site property. It combines the visually stunning images of Christie 2K/4K projectors with the audio excellence of Dolby technology and the Christie Vive Audio system, the first to be installed in Utah.
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Ten of the Christie-powered auditoriums feature Dolby Surround 7.1; the other two are configured to meet Dolby Atmos® sound specifications. They deliver a breathtaking, immersive experience with sound that is marked by astonishing clarity, richness, detail, and depth.
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Founded by Utah Jazz owner Larry H. and Gail Miller, Megaplex Theatres is among the top grossing theatre chains in the United States. The new location in Utah marks the 18th theatre complex to be opened by Miller. Hailed by community leaders as a vital entertainment destination, the theatre has created approximately 100 new jobs and is attracting additional retail, entertainment, and residential growth in the region.
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“We consider ourselves a part of the community and strive to bring quality entertainment to all our guests,” said Jeff Whipple, vice president, Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations for Megaplex Theatres. “CLACO Equipment helped us deliver the best movie-viewing experience available today, and their choice of Christie Solaria projectors, Christie Vive Audio components and Dolby technology ensures every patron in every seat enjoys the ultimate visual experience and premium, immersive sound.”
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The new Megaplex Theatres accommodates approximately 3,000 guests. It includes amenities such as motion seats that move in synch with the movie, luxury lounge, premium seating, and a full-service food court. Christie auditoriums feature High Frame Rate (HFR) and four auditoriums feature 3D projection systems for stunning, life-like images. They also feature Christie Vive speakers configured to the highest standards to meet Dolby specifications for a life-like audio experience. Dolby Atmos/Christie Vive auditoriums feature Christie Vive LA3 and LA4 screen channels with LA4S wall surrounds, and LA3C ceiling speakers. Dolby Surround 7.1 auditoriums are wired with Christie Vive LA1 and LA3 screen channels with LS3S wall surrounds.
“We worked with Megaplex Theatres from the design stage to the final installation, and Christie was always our first choice for digital cinema,” said Eric Butterworth, sales manager for CLACO Equipment & Services. “We have installed hundreds of Christie projectors and stood behind the brand for more than 30 years because all of their products are backed by expert customer service. The introduction of Christie Vive and the amplifier’s five-year warranty were a game changer for us. The warranty, especially, is the best in the industry and attests to the confidence that Christie has in the reliability of their products.”
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“We are pleased that CLACO and Megaplex Theatres have selected Christie Solaria 2K/4K digital cinema projectors and Christie Vive Audio, combined with the superior audio experience of Dolby, to ensure all of their guests enjoy the highest quality movie-going experience,” said Patrick Artiaga, director, Business Development, Audio, Christie. “We are proud to be part of the Megaplex Theatres family, because they play a prominent role in their community, offering exceptional entertainment and a great value.”
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Christie celebrates the opening of its Mexican office

Christie®, a global visual technology company, is pleased to announce the opening of its new office in Mexico, which was officially inaugurated at an event attended by customers and business partners in the country, as well as senior members of the Christie management team. The new facility, which also serves Central America, represents the logical next step for Christie’s leadership in the Mexican market, providing an unrivalled level of service and support to its clients and partners.
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The new facility occupies over 302 square meters and hosts a vast area devoted to sales, service and training. It also has several dedicated spaces including a showroom displaying Christie’s latest technologies, several rooms for seminars, training courses, commercial meetings and staging live demos, along with an extended sales open space. Among the products on display at the office are Christie® MicroTiles®, Christie Brio™, Christie Solaria® One, Christie CP2220 and different LCD panels from the FHD Series. As well, the Christie Vive Audio™ cinema sound system – the world’s first audio system to feature a unique ribbon driver technology in a single enclosure line array design, purposely crafted and built for entertainment environments – will be available for demonstrations.
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The office will also host a Network Operations Center (NOC), which will provide remote monitoring and comprehensive maintenance for Christie cinema products, along with preventive servicing and on-site emergency response.
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Christie’s new facility is located in Bosques de las Lomas, a neighborhood in western Mexico City that hosts offices of key Mexican companies and international firms. Heading the operation as General Manager Mexico territory and Central America is Ernesto Armus (http://bit.ly/1MOE3JW), who will be supported by a team of engineers, administrative officers and sales managers representing all Christie’s business units.
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Christie Executives and Customers Tour Facility
“The new office represents our long term commitment to growing our business in Mexico, a truly dynamic region for Christie where we have had great success over the years and we continue to see massive potential for more growth,” said Armus. “We will now be able to offer to our trusted partners and end users a more efficient service and quicker response support team, and of course our new facilities will be open to them for their own use.”
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Jack Kline, president and CEO, Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc., said the opening of the facility in Mexico is critical in meeting the accelerating demand for Christie’s digital cinema, Pro AV, visualization and simulation solutions and services throughout Mexico and Central America. “Investing in local resources and training will ensure that Christie will be well placed to enjoy the benefits of the expansion of the region over the long term, and continue to establish itself as a major player within the Mexican and Central American markets.”
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Several Christie business partners will be attending the opening and touring the new facilities today and throughout March, including Jorge Chávez from Videology; Jacques Dornbierer from DOR Internacional; Carlos Tejeda and José Luis Gómez from T&T; Juan Carlos Alcázar, Alejandro Mendoza and Carlos Alcázar of Grupo Covix; Alejandro Machorro and Alejandro Araiza from Cocolab-Poink; and Marcelo Cantu, Alejandro Sanchez and Mauricio Guillen from Inteligos.
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The guest list also had a strong representation from many of Christie’s key customers in Mexico including Rolando Maggi and Jose Leonardo Marti from Cinemex; Carlos and Felipe Sanabria from iclick; Alejandro Tejado Donde, Alejandro Ramírez Magaña and Gabriel Morales Becker from Cinepolis; Jose Ignacio Higuera and Fernando Poblador from Alboa; Agustín Torres from Canacine; and Luis Vargas from Rentrak.
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Some of Christie’s most significant work in Mexico includes the installation of Christie 3DLP® rear cubes in the Federal Police Intelligence Center, at PEMEX (the Mexican state-owned petroleum company) and at the headquarters of CFE (the state-owned electric utility of Mexico). As well, high-powered Christie DLP® projectors are used by leading rental stagers in the country to illuminate the Chichen Itza pyramids and different historic monuments and buildings in the states of Puebla and Merida. And most recently, a Christie D4K3560 projector was installed to illuminate the biggest screen of the Cineteca Nacional (Mexico’s national film archive).
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In the cinema industry, Christie DLP Cinema® projectors and Christie Vive Audio™ systems are used by leading cinema chain Cinemex (the sixth largest worldwide). Also, Cinemagic, a cinema chain focused on building cinemas in towns within Mexico with between 50 and 70 thousand inhabitants, has recently digitalized 70 screen with Christie Solaria One+ and Christie CP2220 projectors.

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Christie wins top technology awards at ISE 2015

Christie® earned two highly prestigious awards for technical innovation at this year’s ISE Show in Amsterdam last week. Christie’s 6P laser technology was voted the “AV Innovation of the Year” by leading British based trade journal, “AV News.” The award recognizes the contribution made by individuals and teams to the development of the AV business, and marks the arrival of new technologies that will have a significant effect on the AV industry.
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The mission set out by Christie 6P laser projection was to redefine the 3D cinema experience by delivering the optimum 14 fl to 3D along with no motion artifacts. It provides unprecedented brightness and smooth, natural viewing with stunning uniformity and detail.
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“Christie’s decision to use the dual headed projection system for providing the most comfortable 3D viewing experience and delivering the brightest picture is reinforced by this award,” said Don Shaw, senior director, product management for Christie. “It is also a testament to our engineering capability and our knowledge of what the market truly needs. As a result, Christie’s 6P laser projection is setting the standard for cinemas and other 3D projection applications by providing the ultimate viewing experience.”
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Christie GS Series wins prestigious InAVation Award
Christie’s GS Series of laser phosphor projectors picked up a major global award for “Most InAVative Projector” at the highly prestigious annual “InAVation Awards.”
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Sponsored by InAVate Magazine and held at the Gashouder, Amsterdam during the annual ISE Show, this category recognizes a remarkable technology that avoids the downtime, cost of lamp and filter replacements, and the maintenance associated with lamp-based projectors. It further acknowledges that laser phosphor illumination provides an impressive 20,000 hours of low-cost operation, with wireless connectivity, a small footprint, low-weight, quiet operation and a full suite of lenses.
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“We deliver what our customers want and this award demonstrates our ongoing commitment to developing high quality products,” said Curtis Lingard, product manager, Christie. “With our GS Series, I think we are seeing the start of a new technology in the market  and I hope we will see a lot more  with Christie leading the way.”
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Christie GS Series - Laser Phosphor Projector

Christie GS Series – Laser Phosphor Projector

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Christie 4K Digital Projectors Send Science Museum of Virginia’s Planetarium Audiences Across the Planet and Universe

Full Dome Theater Systems Leader Evans & Sutherland Upgrades Science Museum of Virginia’s Aging Film System with Christie D4K2560 3DLP Projectors
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Interior of Richmond Theater (Photo courtesy of Sean DeWitt Photography)

Interior of Richmond Theater (Photo courtesy of Sean DeWitt Photography)

Christie® helped the Science Museum of Virginia create a state-of-the-art planetarium that is taking patrons across the planet and deep into the universe. Audiences are seeing it all in high resolution at 120 Hz thanks to Christie D4K2560 high frame rate projectors, which were installed by Evans & Sutherland (E&S), a pioneer in computer graphics and digital dome theater systems.
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The projectors power an 8K-resolution full dome system with the sharpest and brightest images ever seen on the 76-foot Dome screen, one of the largest digital dome theaters in the world. Audiences are spellbound when they see the high-energy 2D and 3D movies, as well as innovative astronomy shows featuring E&S’s proprietary Digistar 5 system.
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Making the journey from film to digital with Christie
“The fact that the Christie D4K2560 projectors with 120 Hertz and 25,000 lumens of brightness became available at the perfect time meant we could offer a cutting edge digital dome projection system to the museum. These new projectors provide them a solution that has the brightness on the dome that would equal or surpass what they were getting out of their film projector,” said Dennis Elkin, Director of Advanced Displays, Evans & Sutherland. “And with our proprietary auto blending and auto alignment systems, we are able to perfectly blend the five projectors into a uniform image across the dome. Color and dark state uniformity makes a lot of difference – especially in the dark parts of a presentation. It is critical to have the right black level for the sky in a dome or planetarium and the Christie projectors provide that.”
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Aware of the dome’s 30-degree tilt, Evans & Sutherland installed three Christie projectors in the back of the dome inside the projection booth, cross-shooting two of them. Another two Christie projectors were installed in the front of the dome, cross-shooting to the back. Using E&S’s auto-alignment and auto-blending, all the images were perfectly blended and “stitched together,” resulting in a seamless image throughout the entire dome surface, which was recently re-skinned by Spitz, an E&S subsidiary.
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“With a film projector that physically loads frames into the projection gate 24 times per second there is a slight misalignment between frames that causes some image jitter. Digital projection eliminates that shake and resulting blurriness. You add to that 8K resolution and four foot-lamberts of brightness and you really get a premium experience, which we demonstrated at the GSCA digital dome day,” added David Sasich, E&S sales account manager.
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“We split the dome down the middle with 1570 film on one side and digital on the other. We masked half of each projection system so there would be no cross-contamination,” Sasich continued. “The left side showed film and the right side of the screen showed the same footage in digital and they were synced together using Digistar. The feedback from the very film-centric GSCA audience was overwhelmingly positive and the takeaway was that digital is the way to go.”
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“Overall, the image coming from the digital system and the brightness is better than what was presented on film,” said Michael Daut, Director of Show Production, Evans & Sutherland. “Plus, the colors on the digital side were more true; you have a more consistent color for the digital image over the entire dome. When you have film, there is variance – but not with digital. And, from an operational standpoint, digital is much simpler to run.”
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The Christie D4K2560 3DLP® projector boasts 25,000 center lumens for ultra-realistic images and smoother video at 60Hz and 120Hz. It features Christie TruLife™ electronics – a major leap in video-image processing for high frame rate and high-resolution video projection.

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Christie and Euromet Partner to Offer Ceiling Mounts and Rigging Solutions for Christie 1DLP Projectors

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Christie H Series and Christie Q Series now more versatile than ever
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Christie® , the worldwide leader in visual display solutions, and Euromet are partnering to offer a new ceiling mount and rigging solutions for Christie 1DLP® projectors. The partnership includes ceiling mount hardware for Christie H Series, and a rigging frame that works with both Christie H Series and Christie Q Series.
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Christie H Series With Stacking Frame

Christie H Series With Stacking Frame


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Based in Italy, Euromet designs, develops and manufactures precision, purpose-built industrial strength solutions that are renowned worldwide for impeccable quality, durability, and ease of use. With its rigorous attention to detail, Euromet delivers unparalleled adjustment accuracy and meticulous calibration across the x-axis and y-axis.
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“Having partnered with Euromet for the Christie One Mount, I couldn’t be more pleased to expand Christie’s partnership with Euromet,” said Curtis Lingard, product manager, Christie. “Euromet’s dedication to creating the highest quality of professional products is perfectly aligned with Christie’s own design and quality standards.”

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Nationwide Video Opens Office in Dallas, Providing Pro Audio, Visual, Lighting and LED Subrental Solutions

Nationwide Video, a leading subrental supplier of audio, video, lighting and LED equipment in the US, announced that it is expanding its footprint to include a new office and equipment depot in Dallas, Texas. The new location in Dallas will start taking orders in early February 2015 to support clients in this key event city and the surrounding area. The expansion will offer customers faster and more convenient access to Nationwide Video’s diverse inventory of professional audio-visual equipment, including cameras, lighting, audio, LED, digital displays and video gear.

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Bret Tracey, president of Nationwide Video, comments on the expansion and Nationwide’s ongoing mission, “We are extremely excited about our new Dallas location and being able to support this thriving event market. We will be there to support local and out-of-town stagers who need Pro AV gear for planned events or emergent needs – 24/7. Our goal is to continue supporting our customers with a constantly expanding footprint and inventory throughout the United States, bolstered by our unwavering commitment to quality control and service. Opening new locations means we can easily respond to our customer’s last-minute, same-day requests. This also allows us to increase gear availability across the country, as well as regionally for our customers, as they support their end-clients’ needs.”

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Nationwide Video’s Dallas office is the third location to open within the past 12 months, demonstrating Nationwide Video’s mission of providing its customers with easy access to high-quality audio-visual event and rental staging equipment. With the addition of the Dallas office, Nationwide Video now operates in 7 major event cities within the US, including Atlanta, Detroit, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York/New Jersey and Washington, D.C. Nationwide Video’s provision of freight-free shipping on all standard ground shipments within the continental United States delivers additional value for its customers.
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Tracey noted that Nationwide Video’s Dallas location will allow them to be on the ground and ready to serve event stagers local to Dallas as well as those rental staging companies who will be traveling to this major event city to execute events. With Nationwide Video in Texas, customers will have local and immediate access to a deep and diverse selection of quality equipment – round-the-clock, seven days a week – while also minimizing the associated costs of shipping gear.

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About Nationwide Video
Headquartered in Wixom, MI, Nationwide Video is a leading wholesale subrental supplier to the rental and staging industry in the United States. Its regional warehouses are located in Atlanta, Detroit, New Jersey, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Washington, D.C. Nationwide Video’s inventory includes projection, audio, display and lighting equipment such as LCD and DLP® projection and lensing, SD and HD cameras, camera sport lenses, heavy duty tripods, LED solutions, Christie® MicroTiles®, switching racks, engineering racks, switching-edge blending systems, DVI fiber, routers and much more. Customers can contact Nationwide Video using the corporate phone number – 1-800-935-2323 – or the regional 1-800 contact numbers noted on www.nationwidevideo.com for 24/7/365 customer and technical support. Nationwide Video also offers freight-free standard ground shipping within the continental U.S., helping to simplify the subrental experience for its customers and investing in its partnerships. Nationwide Video staff are dedicated to providing equipment that has been quality tested, ensuring customer orders are show-ready upon arrival. While Nationwide Video is located in the U.S., they ship internationally and ensure that customers’ gear orders arrive on time and in excellent condition.

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‘To Use Christie Brio is to Love It’ Says University of West Florida’s Innovation Institute

The University of West Florida’s Innovation Institute loves Christie® Brio and is using it in more ways than anticipated. Located in Pensacola, Fla., the Institute provides open space for teams in collaborative environments to nurture ideas for solving challenges in education, government, industry, science and the arts using advanced technology.

Choosing and using Christie Brio to maximize team efficiency

Christie Brio used for team presentation

Christie Brio used for team presentation


To accomplish its goals, the Institute needed to connect team members remotely without concerns about connectivity, cables, wires, or losing dongles. With valuable insight provided by Atlanta-based Technical Innovation, the Institute compared multimedia collaboration solutions and, according to Susan Caine, Project Development, Technical Innovation, a non-traditional, easy-to-use wireless solution was needed.

“People from all walks of life use the facility and the Institute wanted them to walk in and work with a tablet, smartphone or their computer and start communicating without having to think about the technology or having to worry about dongles,” said Caine. “It had to be simple and easy to use  that is why we selected Christie Brio. Also, the way the room is set up may be different in six months so the traditional AV system where you uninstall one system and install a new one with all the cables and wires wasn’t the best solution. That is another reason we selected the Christie Brio: we could put in a video wall or different display without worrying about redesigning or rerunning cables.”

Dr. Dave Dawson, research scientist at the Innovation Institute, agreed. “We needed team members to come in with whatever device they’re comfortable using and connect and collaborate with that device, without having to wade through a maze of cables or having to rely on tech support to help them. Christie Brio provided us with the flexibility and ease of interaction that was critical for us. To use Christie Brio is to love it.”

Christie Brio surpasses customer expectations
“Once we had the system integrated into our network and were able to use it, we were wildly pleased with the performance. We’ve been able to improve the efficiency and efficacy of what we do – we’re able to compare information easily and make better decisions,” added Dawson. “Brio has done everything that we’ve asked it to do. In fact, we have been able to do some things we hadn’t anticipated being able to do because of the capabilities of Brio. ” Those benefits include remotely switching among multiple sources of content and managing that content from any mobile device. Content can also be given a dominant position on the display with participants – no matter where they are located – able to control the audio.

“It’s the user experience that is the key here. As we listened to Dr. Dawson and his team and learned what they needed, we realized Christie Brio was the right choice. Brio provides that user experience and think tank environment for the Innovation Institute. It’s easy to use, flexible, and met the Institute’s criteria of a self-contained solution,” added Lisa Matthews, director of marketing, Technical Innovation.

“The Innovation Institute is like a think tank and that is what they are supposed to do: go in, come up with ideas and not worry about what button to push and wonder if it will work,” said Caine. “With Brio, they just walked in and the system worked and they get right to work. The Institute is growing so fast and it’s working out so well for them.”

Christie Brio allows users to virtually meet, share information and collaborate effortlessly, overcome geographical distances, and eliminates the challenge of single and multi-site workplace meetings. Easy to install and use, Christie Brio uses wired or wireless connections to automatically coordinate and display up to five simultaneous video and audio presentations on one or two meeting room screens.

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Christie Delivers Undisputed Performance with Launch of 30,000 Lumen Christie Boxer 4K30 Projector

New Boxer Series of 3DLP solutions introduces the brightest, lightest, smallest, omni-directional projector in its class for rental staging and fixed installations

A combination of the most lumens, the most pixels, and 3DLP® quality combined with the smallest, lightest, yet most rugged design available in its class defines the new Christie® Boxer 4K30 projector launched today. The first offering from the new Boxer Series, the Boxer 4K30 hits the target every time while setting a new industry benchmark for rental staging and fixed installation applications including concerts, amusement parks, projection mapping projects, museums, planetariums and more.

The Christie Boxer 4K30

The Christie Boxer 4K30

The Boxer 4K30 has six 450W mercury lamps delivering 30,000 center lumens and will make its worldwide debut at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show in Amsterdam, Netherlands, February 10-12 at Christie booth No. 1-H50. At a pre-launch event, held in November with rental stagers at Christie’s Canadian facility, former undisputed heavyweight boxing legend Lennox Lewis was part of the festivities and the boxing legend will continue to champion Boxer Series. Already a global hit with more than 200 units sold worldwide, the Boxer 4K30 delivers, pound for pound, the ultimate combination of power, brightness, performance and durability.

Weighing less than 150 pounds (68 kilograms), the Boxer 4K30 can be carried by two individuals and is built to deliver undisputed performance for any rental/staging fleet or permanent installation. With built-in Christie Twist™, images can be blended and warped from multiple projectors onto curved or irregular surfaces without requiring an external solution. Housed in two 3-lamp cartridges, the six long-life mercury lamp modules are easy to handle, maintain, and change and stock, which means a better return on investment and less consumables.

Users can monitor the lamp hours and serial numbers through Near Field Communication (NFC) with each lamp – simplifying the effort required to track lamp-life and the ability to make fast changeovers so the show goes on. Boxer’s Christie TruLife™ electronics package is equally at home supporting the most demanding high bit depth, high frame rate, native 4K signals as well as seamlessly supporting HD signals, with on-board upscaling making it a simple task to fit it into existing HD workflows.

“The brightness-to-size and brightness-to-weight ratios of the Boxer 4K30 is second-to-none in this lumen level of projector. This translates to not only the lightest projector at 30,000 lumens, but also reduced shipping costs and on-site handling,” said Mike Garrido, senior product manager, Christie. “This Boxer 4K30 and the Boxer Series is about our customers winning more bids, winning more repeat business, earning more money per project and satisfying the needs of the most demanding clients. Boxer is optimized to provide an unprecedented user experience and everything from ease of use to lumens to durability to shipping size to weight has been taken into account.”

“At the pre-launch event, everyone was very impressed with Boxer not only for delivering so much brightness in such a small, quiet package, but also for the fact that Boxer was loaded with exciting new features that make it very easy to use. For example, you can monitor lamp life levels using your smartphone and the projector even comes with its very own built-in toolbox,” said Jeevan Vivegananthan, senior director of engineering, Christie. “In developing Boxer, we spent a lot of time with our customers around the world observing their needs and combined with Christie’s own substantive expertise and experience in the field, reflected that in the design. We witnessed a definite user-affinity with Boxer that we’re confident will continue to grow.”

“With the Boxer 4K30 and the entire Boxer Series, the omnidirectional orientation capability means greater installation and placement flexibility. No matter where you place the Boxer projectors and whether the projector points up or down at any angle, the image maintains its integrity and uniformity throughout the performance or presentation,” Vivegananthan concluded.

The Christie Boxer 4K30 has a three-year parts and labor warranty and ships in April.

Christie Boxer Series is equipped with full connectivity including 3G-SDI, HDBaseT, Display Port, DVI-I, HDMI, VGA, and 5 BNC, plus a color LCD preview panel readout, and a complete lens suite.

Christie Boxer 4K30 at a glance:

- 30,000 center lumens for Boxer 4K30 in smallest and lightest design available

- Six 450W mercury lamps with NFC capabilities to simplify lamp management both in the projector and on the shelf

- Unmatched 360-degree operation on any axis

- Longer life lamps allow the projector to continue generating revenue with less consumables

- The smaller, lighter projector reduces both shipping costs and on-site handling

- Built-in lamp confidence with six lamps offers piece of mind during shows
Equally accepts 4K and HD signals, the latter using Christie TruLife’s on-board enhanced upscaler

- Full connectivity for digital sources and a broad range of analog sources

- Preview screen adds confidence in the quality and number of sources available to the projector

The Christie Boxer 4K30 has a three-year parts and labor warranty and ships in April.

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Christie H Series Joins Powerful and Distinguished 1DLP Roster

Christie® introduces its most powerful 1-chip DLP® projector line today with the new Christie H Series, which will have its first showing at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show in Amsterdam Feb. 10-12 at Christie booth No. 1-H50.

Weighing only 52.5 pounds (24 kilograms) each, the dual-lamp Christie D12HD-H and Christie D12WU-H are suitable for both mid-to-large rental staging and fixed applications including concert halls, auditoriums, hotels, boardrooms, education, government, conference rooms and houses of worship.

The high brightness and durability is a boon for rental stagers, while fixed installation applications benefit from not only the superior image clarity and color integrity, but also the compact design, enabling the Christie H Series to be installed in portrait or landscape mode. With this announcement, Christie continues to demonstrate its commitment to the 1DLP® market, adding to a lineup that already includes Christie G Series, GS Series and Q Series to deliver an unrivaled platform of 1DLP® solutions.

“Christie H Series provides the best of both worlds in 1DLP offerings. It is both rugged and bright enough for rental staging applications but also provides rich, beautiful colors and is well-designed for the office,” said Curtis Lingard, product manager, Christie. “At less than half the size and noise factor of other projectors in this class, the Christie H Series delivers a super-quiet, clean, sophisticated look with plenty of presentation power packed inside.”

Christie H Series at a glance:

- 1DLP® with dual-lamps and 12,000 lumens
- HD and WUXGA resolutions
- Built-in warping, blending and color correction
- Super-quiet noise level – 40dBA
- Camera-based geometry correction (camera not included)
- Portrait capability and 360-degree orientation
- Optional coarse dust and fog filters for harsher environments
- Full suite of lenses and there is an adapter available for existing Christie E Series lenses
- 6-Segment color wheel providing excellent color integrity and bright, powerful images
- Easy integration with 3G SDI, HDBaseT, bottom-side HDMI connectivity, Crestron and AMX compatibility
- Optional Rigging/Stacking Frame
- Wireless dongle for presentation and control
- Black or white chassis

Christie H-Series

Christie H-Series

Christie H Series ships in April with a three-year parts and labor warranty backed by Christie’s renowned customer service.

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Christie Shines at DistribuTech 2015 with Powerful Control Room Visual Display Solutions for Utility Industry

Christie Projectors used at American Water (2) Christie® visual display solutions will be in full view at Booth #4531 at San Diego’s DistribuTECH , February 3 – 5. The company will demonstrate powerful control room solutions that range from the innovative Christie Entero™ HB 70-inch HD front access video wall cube, to the bright and seamless Christie Velvet™ high-resolution LED tiles, which feature stunning visuals. Also on display will be the Christie Phoenix® network distributed open content management system.

Rounding out the Christie display at DistribuTECH will be best-in-class ultra-narrow bezel flat panels that include the 46-inch Christie FHD461-X flat panel and the 55-inch Christie FHD552-X flat panel – both professional grade, high-definition flat panels for tiled display walls.

Christie’s control room solutions are part of next-generation installations at major utility companies globally such as India’s North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO), under the Ministry of Power, which covers 47 percent of the total electricity consumption of the north eastern region and American Water, a leading provider of high-quality water and waste-water services in the United States and parts of Canada.

Control room visual displays at the Christie booth include:
Christie Entero HB 70-inch HD front access display cube – The Christie Entero HB series is the first and only LED cube to offer wireless control through Wi-Fi® capability. A motorized, 6-axis adjustment system for easy front access offers wider installation flexibility. Designed for zero maintenance, the Christie Entero HB is an excellent option for installations that need true HD LED display cubes in a 70 inch 16:9 form factor.

Christie Velvet 2.5mm indoor LED tiles – Offering high resolution images and scalable for full display wall flexibility, the Christie Velvet series of LED tiles provides a maintenance-free solution for eye catching installations. Configurable into video walls of virtually any size or shape, they feature low energy consumption, long service life, and true 24/7 operation.

Christie Phoenix – A network distributed open content management system at its core, the Christie Phoenix redefines mobility, enabling seamless access and control of audio-visual data, regardless of the user’s location. A true industry “game changer,” the Christie Phoenix can simultaneously encode, decode, and display any source of audio/visual information found in a control room environment.
Christie FHD461-X 46-inch HD LCD display – Featuring tight seams, and high image quality the Christie FHD461-X offers dazzling, high-contrast and color-rich visuals in near seamless, tiled video wall displays. It integrates easily into areas where space is limited, while flexible mounting options make it easy to service.

Christie FHD552-X HD ultra-narrow bezel 55 inch LCD display – A combination of high-definition, low operating cost, ultra-narrow bezels and energy-efficient LED backlight, make the Christie FHD552-X an ideal LCD panel for large, tiled digital displays. Displays can also quickly transform into a multi-touch interactive display with the Christie Interactivity Kit.

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