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Christie Interactive Visual Solutions Light Up Smartweek 2014

Christie® is serving as Innovation Lab Sponsor for SMARTWEEK 2014 in Toronto, October 24-26. The event is taking Toronto by storm, bringing the brightest minds, inventors, and industry leaders to the city for the first time together to advance the Internet of Things (IoT) and to experience Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications. Kitchener-based Christie will light up their work using powerful and versatile interactive visual technologies in the Department of Computer Sciences (DCS) Innovation Lab at the University of Toronto’s Gerstein Science Information Centre.

Christie MicroTiles

Christie MicroTiles

What began as an idea to host SMARTWEEK in one major city has expanded across the globe, either as a joint or independent event.

“This ‘storm’ is beyond anything I ever imagined. The vision was to create a one-day event to explore emerging smart technologies and strategies that are shaping our connected world and challenging us all to see how IoT and M2M are transforming our lives every day. This is now a three-day event, with global offshoots,” said SMARTWEEK 2014 co-founder and lecturer, Helen Kontozopoulos.

“Our lineup of speakers and sponsors for SMARTWEEK are among the most respected in the industry and we are excited to be live streaming many of the conference sessions and offering them post-event on YouTube. We are grateful for Christie’s technology support, which lets us showcase creative interactive digital content  including renderings created by Mulvey & Banani architects  to illustrate to potential funders the type of computer science department the University of Toronto envisions for its students and industry researchers. Our aim is to make the university, Toronto, and Canada a polestar for Internet of Things where great minds with big ideas make things happen.”

Christie technology in the DCS Innovation Lab includes:
- A 4 by 6 Christie® MicroTiles® array with Christie Jumpstart content management solution which allows the display of multiple, high-bandwidth video files, graphics.
- Christie Interactivity Kit is a distinctive solution for adding multi-touch interactivity to any digital display. It allows multiple users to interact simultaneously with content on Christie MicroTiles or any video wall using finger touch gestures.
- Two Christie FHD651-T 65 inch LCD flat panels and one Christie QUADHD 84 inch flat panel.

Mario Grech, SMARTWEEK co-founder, University of Toronto alumnus, lecturer and co-creator, (with Kontozopoulos), of the Department of Computer Sciences’ “The Business of Software” course, said, “We are seeing the entrepreneurial ecosystem, government, higher education and industry intersect with IoT at a level where Canada is ideally positioned as a technology hub for this exploding segment of the high tech sector. I returned to Toronto after years in the Silicon Valley to bring its culture of entrepreneurial innovation and creativity to my alma mater through lecturing, seed-funding and growing the Department of Computer Science’s innovation engine into one to be envied around the world.”

John Hallman, senior director of Canadian sales at Christie, said, “SMARTWEEK brings together industry leaders, startups and thought leaders from a global technology sector that is experiencing explosive growth. As a visual and audio technology solutions leader, Christie is at the forefront of innovation in IoT commercialization and pleased to showcase industry-leading ideas and the university’s vision for its computer science department lab of the future on bright, large-format visual displays.”

On October 26, Mark Barfoot, managing director, Hyphen Services, a division of Christie, will participate in ‘Creating IoT: 3D Printing and Prototyping,’ a Smart Industry-themed panel session exploring rapid and distributed prototyping and bespoke manufacturing. Attendees will learn how improved tools and connectivity connects people to printers and printers to assembly lines.

Follow the live streaming online at http://www.smartweek2014.com/

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Christie’s Revenue-Generating Experiential Digital Signage Delights ShowEast Attendees

Christie® today announced its ShowEast presence, which focuses on complementing Christie’s industry-leading digital cinema projection and audio equipment with new, engaging experiential displays including media offerings and digital experiences assembled to drive revenue for its global, cinema customer base.

Specifically, Christie Professional Services will debut its new Christie Experiential Networks solutions for exhibitors, studios and brands. Built around the theme “From the Street to the Screens™,” it transforms patrons’ entire cinema experience with outdoor projection mapping and a fully interactive, multiplatform, revenue-generating digital hub inside.

In this context, Denys Lavigne, who leads Experience Strategy and Creative Services at Christie, will share his decades of knowledge of content creation and distribution on the ‘Monetizing Your Digital Investment-New Technologies to Serve the Exhibition Community’ panel, scheduled for Tuesday, October 28, 8.30 a.m. – 9.30 a.m., Atlantic Ballrooms 2 and 3 at the convention center.

Christie is one of the few international companies to offer a 360-degree, completely integrated digital signage delivery, from strategy and content creation to system design and deployment of all visual displays, including software and content integration as well as enterprise-level network operations center, maintenance and ongoing technical support to keep those systems running 24/7.

Christie Expands Vive Audio Solution Options
Also, on Tuesday October 28 at 3.45 p.m. in auditorium 19 of the AMC Aventura 24 multiplex, ShowEast attendees can experience the rich, dynamic, detailed sound of the Christie Vive Audio™ line, integrated with Dolby® Atmos™. The demo will feature Christie’s latest LA4 line array screen channels and LA5S wall surround speakers, which are components of the world’s first cinema line array sound system specifically designed for auditoriums over 400 seats. These Christie Vive Audio Premium Large Format (PLF) speakers feature the patented 6-inch Christie planar ribbon driver technology, designed for motion picture playback of DCI digital cinema audio format and supporting leading formats such as Dolby® Atmos™, Auro 11.1, and 7.1 and 5.1 surround sound.

In addition to the LA4 and LA5S, the new speaker line includes the Christie LA4 and LA5 line array speakers, the Christie LA4S and LA5S line array surround, and the Christie LA4C and LA5C ceiling surround. These products raise the bar for cinema sound in very large and PLF auditoriums to provide a truly immersive experience on all levels of the audio spectrum and to every seat in the house.

“The introduction of Christie Vive Audio last summer was a true game changer, revealing more accurately the full, dynamic details of the new generation of surround sound technology. Its installation has quickly gained momentum among global exhibition,” said Kathryn Cress, vice president, Global & Corporate Marketing, Christie. “With its new line of premium, large-format speakers, Christie has again redefined audio excellence, providing exhibitors with a full-range of digital cinema sound solutions for every auditorium, regardless of acoustic environment or physical size.”

“Accurate motion picture playback is one of the biggest challenges to designing the perfect premium large-screen auditorium. The larger the room, the more critical the choice of speakers and their proper placement,” said Patrick Artiaga, director of business development, Audio Solutions, Christie. “As Christie Vive Audio PLF speakers were specifically designed for larger rooms, they provide an optimal audio solution to match the visual experience of today’s demanding PLF auditoriums. As well, Christie backs all of its visual and audio solutions with a technical support team whose industry expertise is unsurpassed, ensuring that moviegoers enjoy the ultimate immersive experience.”

The annual ShowEast conference, now in its 29th year, is being held at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Florida, Oct. 27-30.

Christie Displays Broad Advanced Technology Solutions for Government Sector at GTEC 2014

Canadian visual and audio technologies leader Christie®, is bringing its broad range of advanced visual displays, and processing and collaboration solutions to Canada’s GTEC (Government Technology Exhibition and Conference), which takes place October 27-30 at the Ottawa Convention Center. The four-day show attracts over 6,000 participants and is the primary forum for government and private sector communities to gather and exchange ideas and advance the business of ICT in government. Christie’s diverse solutions of single or multiscreen and 3D projectors, powerful compact LCDs, digital signage and collaboration and content management tools, lets government agencies and businesses display, monitor, control, interact and collaborate with their visual assets – from any source. The Christie booth includes the Christie Phoenix®, Christie® Brio Team+, Christie GS Series projector, Christie® MicroTiles® and a selection of flat panels all showcasing how Christie’s broad solutions deliver quality, dependability, and peace of mind at a low cost of ownership for government agencies and beyond.

Christie DHD555-GS Projector

Christie DHD555-GS Projector

Christie Phoenix allows collaboration anywhere at any time
Christie Phoenix enables seamless access and control of audio-visual data for thousands of simultaneous viewers regardless of location, breaking through the physical walls of any control room, broadcast set or boardroom to encompass a global workplace. It consists of one or more Christie Phoenix hardware nodes as well as web-based management software connected through using a standard IP network. Using the powerful Christie Phoenix, community-owned utility and gas companies, government agencies, along with transportation and telecommunications centers can make quicker and more accurate life-critical decisions, and share appropriate data even in the most challenging of environments. Christie Phoenix is renowned for ease of use and its ability to encode, decode and simultaneously display over 1000 video sources on multiple displays walls using multiple desktops.

Christie Brio – the future of collaboration
The award-winning Christie® Brio family of meeting presentation and collaboration solutions allows users to connect, collect and share content through a single unit. The family includes Brio Team, Brio Team+ and Brio Enterprise. At GTEC, Christie will display Brio Team+, with an integrated wireless access point that eliminates the need for apps or additional hardware to mirror the full desktop of tablets, phones or laptops as 30 fps HD video sources in a collaboration session. Ideal for meeting spaces in corporate, academic and government facilities, Brio Team+ can also display high quality video content at native resolutions through DVI video inputs that support video output sources 2560x 1600 at 30Hz or 1920 x 1080 at 60Hz with HDCP.

Christie GS Series Projector
Making its GTEC debut is the Christie DHD555-GS. Part of the 1-chip DLP® Christie GS Series, the DHD555-GS eliminates the need for lamp and filter replacements, providing 20,000 hours of low-cost operation. It features wireless connectivity and a suite of optional lenses for greater installation flexibility. Christie GS Series provides clean, radiant images with up to 5400 ANSI lumens with Picture-in-Picture functionality, making it ideal for board and conference rooms, government buildings and agencies and a variety of small venue applications. Easy to install, the Christie DHD555-GS includes display port, HDMI, DVI and HDBaseT connectivity.

Christie MicroTiles and Christie Flat Panels – Ideal for any large display
Christie MicroTiles, the world’s first fully-creative modular building blocks to create digital canvases of any size or shape fit seamlessly into any décor or room. Combining both DLP® projection and LED, they produce brighter images and a wider colour palette than conventional LCD or plasma displays. They self-calibrate and are designed for maximum image quality in high ambient light environments such as control rooms, broadcast sets, educational facilities and many more indoor applications.

The booth also features the Christie FHD552-X LCD flat panel. This 55-inch ultra-narrow bezel (only 3.5mm when tiled) flat panel display offers full HD resolution, high pixel density, and LED-backlit screen so images look sharp at any distance – all with energy-efficient operation and low cost of ownership.

Christie flat panels are in numerous private and public spaces all over the world including the University of Waterloo’s Stratford Campus, with the tallest MicroTiles wall in the world, and the university’s Research Entrepreneurs Accelerating Prosperity (REAP), a research initiative that pays student researchers to develop new uses and markets for interactive display technologies. Download Christie Book of Shapes for more digital creativity using MicroTiles from around the world.

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Christie’s Donation to CHOC Children’s Hospital Helps Create Movie Theater for Young Patients

Christie, a global leader in advanced cinema technologies and visual display solutions, has continued its philosophy of giving back to the community by donating a state-of-the-art digital projector, screen, and audio solution to Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children’s). With this donation, inpatients will have their very own, special movie theater to view movies in.

Children's Hospital of Orange County

Children’s Hospital of Orange County

The grand opening of the movie theater took place on October 16 at CHOC with a ribbon cutting ceremony, activities for the children, and culminated with a screening of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, a new release from Disney®.

Christie’s CEO, Jack Kline, a Board member of the Lollipop Theater Network – a non-profit charity organization whose mission is to bring movies to in-patient, ill children who are unable to go to a regular movie theater – is a passionate supporter of this cause.

“On behalf of everyone at Christie, I want to say how pleased we are to be able to contribute to this worthy cause,” said Jack Kline, CEO, Christie. “Personally, it’s a cause near and dear to my heart as well, given my involvement with LOLLIPOP, and I’m excited about providing the CHOC Children’s movie theater with our top-notch equipment.”

Lollipop Theater Network (LOLLIPOP) coordinates with studios to bring new release, current release, and past release movies to children too ill to travel to a theater on their own. Often, it is one of the children’s final wishes to be able to see a certain movie, and that wish is granted through the efforts of Lollipop Theater Network.

“We are incredibly grateful to Christie for its role in CHOC’s new movie theater, which will allow our patients to escape – a little – from the hospital routine and enjoy being kids. We can’t wait to see our patients gather in our theater, enjoy popcorn and settle in to watch a new movie together,” said Stephanie DeMello, child life manager, CHOC Children’s.

The new theater will be a dedicated room where the patients can go to see these movies. With movie theater seating, a popcorn machine, velvet drapes, and custom projector, audio system and screen, the room will be a refuge from the standard routines of a hospital environment.

Highlighting the theater will be the Christie DHD555-GS projector, unveiled in June, 2014. This projector boasts 1-chip DLP® technology, renowned for its excellent image quality and reliability, proving roughly 20,000 hours of low-cost operation. The projector outputs a native, high definition resolution of 1920 x 1080, and is rated at 5,000 ANSI lumens of brightness.

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Christie’s Complete Cinema Solutions Offer Truly Immersive Experience at Asia’s Largest Multiplex

Christie®, a global leader in digital cinema technologies, is proud to announce that its state-of-the-art cinema solutions have been installed in the newly opened Lotte Cinema World Tower in Seoul to provide the ultimate movie-going experience for its patrons.

Lotte Cinema World Tower - Lobby

Lotte Cinema World Tower – Lobby (Photo courtesy of Lotte Cinema)

Located in the highest landmark in Korea, Lotte World Mall, the Lotte Cinema World Tower is the largest multiplex in Asia with 21 theater auditoriums and over 4,600 plush seats for maximum comfort. Each theater, housed on separate floors, will have its own unique concept and interior design based on an “art movie city” theme. The screen in its 21st auditorium currently holds the Guinness World Record for the largest permanently installed 35mm cinema screen in the world, measuring an enormous 34 meters by 13.8 meters.

Lotte Cinema World Tower is also home to the largest 4D theater in Korea, equipped with dynamic motion seats and other special effects.

All auditoriums are complete with Christie digital cinema solutions, including the flagship Christie Solaria™ Series projectors, Christie Vive Audio™ surround sound systems, Christie ACT Digital Cinema Theatre Control and Christie Integrated Media Block (IMB). The installation of this extensive range of cinema solutions by Christie and its Korean partner Eugenetek Corporation is one of the biggest entertainment solutions projects undertaken by both teams in Korea.

Audiences can expect nothing but the best visuals from the Christie Solaria CP2215, CP2220, CP2230 and CP4230, which utilize the latest generation DLP® Cinema electronics platform. Among the seven auditoriums fitted with Christie Vive Audio, five are specially configured to meet Dolby® Atmos™ sound technology requirements. Filmmakers use Dolby Atmos to place and move sounds anywhere in the movie theatre, including overhead, to make film audiences feel as if they are inside the movie and not merely watching it. Rounding out the impressive list of installed products are the Christie ACT and Christie IMB solutions designed to provide the best performance and reliability in terms of theater automation control and content delivery.

Lin Yu, vice president, Christie Asia Pacific, said, “Christie is honored to work with Lotte Cinemas to have our most advanced and comprehensive range of cinema solutions installed in all auditoriums of Asia’s largest multiplex. The audience can look forward to be wowed by our brilliant projection and audio systems that offer truly immersive and memorable experiences. Lotte Cinema World Tower is certainly one of the world’s premier cinema destinations and we are proud to be a major part of this project.”

“We’re very excited to install an extensive range of Christie digital cinema solutions, including the Solaria Series projectors and Vive Audio cinema sound systems in our latest multiplex which ranks among the best in the world,” said Gwan Ro Lee, executive director, Lotte Cinema. “Christie’s visual and audio solutions are well known for their high quality and reliability that is backed by industry-leading service and support. We have utilized a number of Christie products at various locations and are confident that the complete cinema solutions fitted at our Lotte Cinema World Tower will offer the best and the most lifelike visual and sensory cinematic experience for all movie patrons in Korea.”

Joon-Ho Lee, president, Eugenetek Corporation, commented, “Lotte Cinema World Tower is one of the biggest projects that we have ever embarked on and we are thankful to be given this opportunity to be involved in this major installation. We have worked closely with the team from Christie throughout this project and are proud to present the best-quality picture and sound to the audience with Christie’s cutting edge cinema solutions.”

The Solaria Series offers precise vivid color with superior contrast ratios and the light output necessary to light up even the largest auditoriums. The clear choice for any cinema exhibition environment, it is fully capable of providing the world’s most brilliant images, the highest level of content security, the easiest adaptability, operation and maintenance. Fully DCI compliant, and built on Christie’s extensive cinema experience, the Solaria Series is ready for the next evolution of digital cinema – displaying premium 4K content or 2D/3D 2K High Frame Rate (HFR) feature films and alternative content in its original format.

Complementing the stunning visuals is the innovative Christie Vive Audio, which offers rich, dynamic and detailed sound that unlocks the full potential of the DCI digital cinema audio format and supports leading formats such as Dolby Atmos, 7.1 and 5.1 surround sound. It consists of wall and ceiling surround speakers that use unique ribbon driver technology in a line array design, purpose-built for cinema environments. From the thundering roar of an airplane flying overhead to the delicate hums of insects in flight, the Christie Vive Audio system envelopes audiences with dynamic, detailed and captivating sound.

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Stanford University Using Christie Microtiles as Valuable Learning Tool

Christie® MicroTiles® are serving as a valuable learning tool at Stanford University in Stanford, California. Using a frame designed by rp Visuals, the approximately 1,440 square foot (32-units wide by 6-units tall) Christie MicroTiles wall is installed two feet off the ground in a Wallenberg Hall classroom and spans nearly the entire width of the room. The teaching space hosts journalism and social sciences, among other classes – as well as special events such as Election Night.

Christie MicroTiles at Stanford University

Christie MicroTiles at Stanford University

Moving from three projectors to multiple presentation possibilities using Christie MicroTiles
Opened in 2002, the Wallenberg Foundation decided it was time for a refresh, which included replacing the old projectors in the 60-seat theater with Christie MicroTiles. According to Bob Smith, Director of Technology Services, Office of the Registrar, the front row was often vacant because it provided a poor view and if the seats were filled, those audience members cast shadows on the screen.

This isn’t Stanford’s first experience with the technology: two years ago, a Christie MicroTiles video wall was installed in the Visitors Center. “From that installation, I knew the MicroTiles were gorgeous; they’re so rich, and they’re linear all the way down into the blacks. They’re just really beautiful things,” said Smith.

For this room, they needed the highest possible resolution combined with the ability to have multiple presentations running simultaneously in a variety of configurations.

Smith said the MicroTiles also allow people to sit closer to the screen and “allow us to flexibly adjust the visual rhetoric of the screen, making important things bigger, less critical things smaller, bringing things to the center, and moving other things to the side.”

Using Christie MicroTiles during 2012 American Presidential election
An early use of the MicroTiles was November 6, 2012 when the space served as a working newsroom for journalism students covering the 2012 election with the MicroTiles displaying multiple feeds simultaneously.

“What you saw there was a sort of mission control application where there were seven different screens up there – including CNN – two local channels with picture-in-picture and closed captioning, the New York Times webpage, a Google© analytics page, one person editing video and another sorting still images,” said Smith.

“It was the apotheosis of a group work scenario. There was information that was common to everyone in the room spread across the top of the screen. And, at the same time, people who needed some smaller group sharing the space or just a larger display area were working in very close to the screen but down low and using the MicroTiles as an extension of their laptop. That was a really fun, early use of the space.”

Christie MicroTiles expand teaching possibilities
Smith said each class uses the wall in a different way, adding, “The result is that the MicroTiles have basically allowed us to take classroom visualization to a much higher level, with a much higher level of flexibility.

“You’ve got something (Christie MicroTiles) that is tremendously capable and very exciting with what the possibilities are. That would largely go to waste if you have to go to a 2-day seminar to learn how to operate them and become certified. The whole name of the game was to make it so anyone can walk in and operate it quickly.”

With a much wider color palette than conventional LCD displays, Christie MicroTiles display clean, saturated, lifelike colors. The modular display technology can be configured into nearly any shape and size to create a gorgeous digital canvas.

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Christie Brings Its House of Worship Visual Display Solutions to Life at WFX 2014

Christie® is bringing its visual display solutions to life at the Worship Facilities Conference and Expo (WFX) 2014, which takes place October 1-2 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. The Christie booth features the new Christie GS Series laser phosphor projectors, Christie Q Series and Christie M Series projectors, a Christie FHD651-T touch panel, and a Christie® MicroTiles® display. The Christie Spyder X20 video processor will manage all content.

Christie DWX555-GS Series of Laser Phosphor Projectors

Christie DWX555-GS Series of Laser Phosphor Projectors

A Christie display solution for every need
Making its WFX debut is the Christie DHD555-GS. Part of the 1-chip DLP® Christie GS Series, the DHD555-GS eliminates the need for lamp and filter replacements, providing 20,000 hours of low-cost operation. It features wireless connectivity and a suite of optional lenses for greater installation flexibility. Christie GS Series provides clean, radiant images with up to 5400 ANSI lumens with Picture-in-Picture functionality, making it ideal for houses of worship. Easy to install, the Christie DHD555-GS includes display port, HDMI, DVI and HDBaseT connectivity.

The booth also features the Christie DHD951-Q. Part of the Christie Q Series, the 1-chip DLP® projector is usable in either single or dual-lamp mode, and equipped with eClarity™ – advanced image processing that enhances images by providing greater control over image sharpness, gloss and shading. Moreover, with Q Series’ built-in High Dynamic Contrast Range (HDCR), image ‘washout’ in high ambient light conditions is eliminated.

Two blended Christie HD14K-M 3-chip DLP® projectors will display content on a wide aspect ratio curved screen using the Christie Spyder X20. Combining unparalleled image quality and low cost of ownership, Christie M Series provides incomparable results in houses of worship. Available with WXGA, SX+, HD and WUXGA (1920 x 1200) resolution and providing up to 10,000:1 contrast ratio, the industry-leading Christie M Series is equipped with Christie Twist™, which enables edge blending and warping for smooth, clean images from multiple projectors.

The LED edge-lit Christie FHD651-T will be showcased at WFX. Featuring a 2.7-inch deep profile, the elegantly designed LCD flat panel has the reliability and image quality needed for houses of worship where it will complement any décor. Delivering, bright, brilliant images, the congregation’s message will be visible every seat without interruption.

Featuring up to four simultaneous touches, the Christie FHD651-T has high-accuracy infrared touch technology with superior touchscreen performance in a fully integrated package.

The Christie booth will also display the multiple award-winning Christie MicroTiles in a 1 by 5 array. Christie MicroTiles deliver clean, saturated, precise colors on a nearly seamless digital canvas. Their unique modular design allows them to be configured into any shape or size, creating the perfect blend of architecture and technology.

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Christie is the New Face of Security and Surveillance for the Control Room at ASIS 2014

Christie®, a world leader in creating and sharing the world’s best visual and audio experiences, brings a generation of leadership experience to designing and implementing high-performance mission critical control room solutions to ASIS 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia, September 29 – October 2. From high resolution flat panel displays, to video processors and the Christie Phoenix™ open content management platform, Christie will showcase versatile and cost-effective solutions for the ultimate in mission-critical communications, performance, and reliability.

Christie Entero™ HB Front Access Cube, Front Screen Extended

Christie Entero™ HB Front Access Cube, Front Screen Extended

Among the products on display will be a 2×2 ultra-narrow bezel Christie FHD552X HD LCD-based flat panel video wall featuring ultra-sharp HD resolution, high pixel density, and superior image sharpness and brightness. Significantly thinner than conventional panels, Christie flat panels automatically map in any array configuration, either in portrait or landscape mode. They are quick and easy to set up and use less than one watt of power in standby mode for low-cost operation. Also on display will be a 2×2 set-up of the 70-inch Christie Entero™ HB front access display cube the first and only LED display cube to offer wireless control through Wi-Fi® capability. Christie’s video wall displays will be fed by the Christie Phoenix™ open content management platform.

“Christie brings more than 80 years of leadership in visual displays and generations of experience in designing and implementing 24/7 mission-critical operations for some of the world’s largest organizations,” noted Dave Muscat, senior director, Americas Region, Visualization, Simulation and Control Room Solutions, at Christie. “Whether for government, law enforcement, power, utility or telecommunications, Christie offers customized, end-to-end control room solutions specifically tailored to the customer’s needs and budget.”

Collaborative visual solutions for mission-critical monitoring
Today’s control rooms go beyond traditional displaying and monitoring and Christie’s collaborative visual solutions are removing boundaries and enabling expansive collaboration for many of the world’s most mission-critical operations. By integrating stunning zero-maintenance displays with the power of the network, Christie is completely redefining the control room space, and setting the stage for an increasingly distributed control room environment. Across every sector in business, commerce and government, Christie is raising the bar beyond today’s stringent control room requirements.

Christie Visual Display Solutions in a Class of Their Own at Educause

The Christie® difference will be experienced at EDUCAUSE 2014, where the global leader in audio and visual display technologies is showcasing its trailblazing visual display solutions for the education market. The offerings include the Christie GS Series laser phosphor projector, members of the Christie Brio family, 84-inch and 65-inch touch panels, and an array of the award winning Christie® MicroTiles®.

Christie's 84-Inch QuadHD84 Display

Christie’s 84-Inch QuadHD84 Display


Christie GS Series Laser Phosphor Projector
Visitors to the Christie booth can view the new laser phosphor Christie GS Series. Laser phosphor illumination eliminates the need for lamp and filter replacements, and provides an astonishing 20,000 hours of low-cost operation. Wireless connectivity, a small footprint, low-weight, quiet operation and a full suite of lenses makes the GS Series ideal for campus boardrooms, auditoriums and classrooms.

Christie Brio Family of Collaboration Tools
Christie Brio solutions connect classmates, research teams, lab groups and online course participants to share, discuss, learn and do more with digital content. It is available in three different versions: Brio Team, Brio Team+, and Brio Enterprise. Brio Team features integrated Wi-Fi, AirPlay and WiDi receivers while Brio Team+ adds HD video sources to your local session content and offers the advantage of displaying original video content at native resolutions through wired video inputs. Brio Enterprise is ideal for secured collaboration and sharing high-quality content between multiple campuses.

Christie® FHD651-T 65-inch LCD panel
The elegant Christie® FHD651-T 65-inch LCD touch panel is ideal for multi-touch meeting room displays, classroom electronic whiteboards or interactive digital signage. This LED edge-lit professional LCD display provides superior touchscreen performance and seamlessly combines with the Christie Brio presentation and collaboration tool.

Christie® QuadHD84 at 60 Hz, 84-inch LCD panel featuring Quad HD resolution (3840 x 2160)
With unmatched resolution and performance capabilities, the Christie QuadHD84 offers a stunning high-definition display solution. It is perfect for analyzing detailed data sets, visualizing complex environments, delivering powerful presentations, and collaborating in decision-making situations. The Christie QuadHD84 can be used in a variety of academic settings including classrooms, auditoriums, lecture halls and large meeting rooms.

Christie MicroTiles – Ideal for Campus Lobbies, Auditoriums and Collaborative Spaces
Also on display at EDUCAUSE is a 1-unit wide by 5-unit high Christie® MicroTiles® tower. With their much wider color palette compared to conventional LCD displays, Christie MicroTiles deliver clean, saturated, precise colors on a nearly seamless digital canvas. Their unique modular design allows them to be configured into any shape or size, creating the perfect blend of architecture and technology. Several higher education facilities including Michigan State University and North Carolina State University are enjoying the advantages of using Christie MicroTiles video walls.

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Christie is the New Face of Security and Surveillance for the Control Room at ASIS 2014

Christie®, a world leader in creating and sharing the world’s best visual and audio experiences, brings a generation of leadership experience to designing and implementing high-performance mission critical control room solutions to ASIS 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia, September 29 – October 2. From high resolution flat panel displays, to video processors and the Christie Phoenix™ open content management platform, Christie will showcase versatile and cost-effective solutions for the ultimate in mission-critical communications, performance, and reliability.

Christie Entero™ HB Front Access Cube, Front Screen Extended

Christie Entero™ HB Front Access Cube, Front Screen Extended


Among the products on display will be a 2×2 ultra-narrow bezel Christie FHD552X HD LCD-based flat panel video wall featuring ultra-sharp HD resolution, high pixel density, and superior image sharpness and brightness. Significantly thinner than conventional panels, Christie flat panels automatically map in any array configuration, either in portrait or landscape mode. They are quick and easy to set up and use less than one watt of power in standby mode for low-cost operation. Also on display will be a 2×2 set-up of the 70-inch Christie Entero™ HB front access display cube the first and only LED display cube to offer wireless control through Wi-Fi® capability. Christie’s video wall displays will be fed by the Christie Phoenix™ open content management platform.

“Christie brings more than 80 years of leadership in visual displays and generations of experience in designing and implementing 24/7 mission-critical operations for some of the world’s largest organizations,” noted Dave Muscat, senior director, Americas Region, Visualization, Simulation and Control Room Solutions, at Christie. “Whether for government, law enforcement, power, utility or telecommunications, Christie offers customized, end-to-end control room solutions specifically tailored to the customer’s needs and budget.”

Collaborative visual solutions for mission-critical monitoring
Today’s control rooms go beyond traditional displaying and monitoring and Christie’s collaborative visual solutions are removing boundaries and enabling expansive collaboration for many of the world’s most mission-critical operations. By integrating stunning zero-maintenance displays with the power of the network, Christie is completely redefining the control room space, and setting the stage for an increasingly distributed control room environment. Across every sector in business, commerce and government, Christie is raising the bar beyond today’s stringent control room requirements.

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