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US Naval Academy Uses Advanced Ship’s Bridge Simulation Solutions to Train Naval and Marine Officers

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The second upgrade of the projection systems for two ship’s bridge training simulators at the US Naval Academy (USNA) in Annapolis, Maryland was recently commissioned to assist underclassmen to learn ship’s navigation and safety on the high seas and in scores of harbors around the world. These USNA bridge simulators are built by Kongsberg Maritime Simulation Inc., which in turn relied on design and service support from Electric Picture Display Systems, Inc. of Melbourne, Florida and state-of-the-art simulation projectors from Christie Digital Systems USA, of Cypress, California.

The USS Storm’s projector was installed in late November 2010 and the simulator was used by more than 180 underclassmen per day in December 2010 alone. Up to 4,000 students are expected to use the simulators for training this year. Reaction has been highly favorable, as the varied scenarios and vivid, real-world detail provided more

Christie’s Latest Controller and Projector Meet High-Performance, ROI-Driven Demands of Display Wall Market

Christie® has released two high-performing solutions developed to meet the ROI-driven demands of the commercial video wall systems marketplace. The TVC-500 video wall controller introduces a broad spectrum of capabilities for small to medium control room and digital signage video wall displays, while the new RPMSP-D180U is a dual-lamp SXGA+ projection light engine designed for high brightness, large-screen video wall applications where performance and low operating costs are critical.

Christie’s TVC-500 video wall controller

The Christie TVC-500 controller offers professional performance and capabilities unmatched by similarly priced systems. Built for 24/7 applications, the TVC-500 is capable of simultaneously managing and displaying a variety of source inputs across as many as 12 display screens.

The TVC-500’s foundation takes full advantage of the latest display processing advances from partners such as HP and NVIDIA. Running off Windows 7, the PC-based integrated platform is managed through more

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Christie Showcases Award-Winning Signage Solutions at DSE 2011

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Christie®, a global visual technology company, continues its rapid expansion into the signage marketplace, presenting a wide array of innovative and award-winning digital signage solutions, along with its behind-the scenes monitoring and control services, at the Digital Signage Expo (DSE) in Las Vegas, February 22 – 25. Garnering global praise for signage systems such as its Christie® MicroTiles™, which won “The Most InAVative Digital Signage Product? at Amsterdam’s prestigious ISE 2011 show, Christie continues to break new ground with an unmatched menu of speciality displays and managed services, as well as innovative and cost-effective a la carte solutions.

What’s on the Menu?

Among the latest, cutting-edge signage solutions offered by Christie at DSE is a Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) digital menu concept. It features four LCD monitors controlled by the acclaimed Christie Spyder X20, the most powerful, flexible and more

Christie Steals the Show at the InAVation Awards 2011

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Christie is delighted to announce that Christie® MicroTiles™ was awarded Most InAVative Digital Signage Product in the Technology Awards category at the prestigious 2011 InAVation Awards, presented at this year’s ISE exhibition in Amsterdam (RAI, Amsterdam – 1st – 3rd February). Last year, Christie achieved great recognition for its Entero™ videowall display solution, winning the category award for Most InAVative Commercial Display.

Christie has won acclaim with its MicroTiles modular digital display solution, which was launched last year across EMEA from the ISE platform. Christie MicroTiles quickly found popularity and success in EMEA and beyond, adopted by rental staging players and deployed in the most successful installations, some of which were shortlisted for the Most InAVative Projects Awards. With a wealth of experience from significant awards won already in this, its first year, Christie MicroTiles were honored as Most InAVative more

Miami Dolphins Choose Christie MicroTiles and Arsenal Media for Fan-Focused Immersive Multimedia Wall at Sun Life Stadium

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Miami Dolphins fans are the first in professional sports to literally get their hands on a unique, interactive-multimedia display, featuring Christie MicroTiles, now running on the club level of Sun Life Stadium.

The Dolphins Interactive Wall combines an irregular cluster of 41 Christie MicroTiles modular display tiles, live and packaged video feeds, touch sensors, text messaging applications and large format print graphics installed as a wide, seven-foot high video display wall that fans can watch and use.

Tuned to the team’s integrated sponsorship, media and in-stadium marketing plans, the multimedia display features four content zones that inform and entertain fans. Content includes interactive highlights from the team’s history, live game feeds, video replays and highlights, texting-based instant polls, photo galleries, and information about the team’s stadium services and community programs.

Corporate sponsorships are designed directly into much of more

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Christie Entero Selected By Seongnam City for Mission Critical Control Room Displays

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Christie today announced that its Christie Entero, the world’s first LED ultra-high resolution rear screen video wall projection system, has been selected by Seongnam City, South Korea for its control room. The municipal government uses the facility for surveillance, traffic control, residential management and emergency operations, and with 88 projection systems installed, the Seongnam City control room is one of the largest Christie Entero display walls in Asia. Demonstrating their versatility, the projection systems are in three configurations: two in a 3 x 13 video wall and one in a 2 x 5 video wall.

Combining the reliable, high quality projection performance of DLP technology with the efficiency and long life expectancy of LED illumination, the Christie Entero LED Series provides reliable operation and the performance quality demanded for video wall displays in control room environments. It is more

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Christie MicroTiles Help Salute Michigan War Veterans

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The recently-unveiled Veterans Memorial at Lansing Community College is a poignant tribute, which Christie is proud to be a contributor to, honoring those who served their country. Located in the school’s atrium, the display features a 5 x 3 Christie MicroTiles array and recognizes Medal of Honor and Distinguished Service recipients from the armed forces spanning World War I to Afghanistan and Iraq, from the three counties surrounding Lansing.

“The director of purchasing and two board of trustee members are military veterans and they wanted a video display to honor our veterans,? said Paul Price, director of media services for the college. “They took the idea to the college president – who is both a history and technology buff – and it all came together very quickly.?

“It was a very clean installation,? said John Young, sales representative for Roscor Media & more

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FlightSafety International Selects Christie to Power First Dual Input Flight Simulators

Christie today announced that FlightSafety International, the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, has selected the award-winning Christie Matrix StIM simulation projection system to drive its Crewview display on the CH-47F Transportable Flight Proficiency Simulators (TFPS). The trainers are the first to utilize the Matrix StIM’s unique dual input capability to render the visible and infrared (IR) scenes simultaneously, while allowing for independent optimization of the IR scenes for night vision goggle (NVG) training.

The TFPS systems are high-fidelity simulators that provide training for maintenance check flights, normal and emergency procedures, NVG, and tactical operations. The simulators are used by the U.S. Army to maintain the flying skills of cargo helicopter crews, who might otherwise consume costly flying hours to maintain their qualifications. The system’s collimated rigid mirror display is designed to collapse and pack into a container to withstand the more

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Christie Highlights State-of-the-Art Training and Simulation Technology at I/ITSEC 2010

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Boundary-pushing technology for delivering the positive training of military personnel will be showcased by Christie through interactive exhibits at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Booth 1825 at Orlando Florida’s Orange County Convention Center this week.

Christie will use a 6-channel immersive dome display to go beyond the typical points of view provided to helicopter pilots to simulate views of the critical ‘landing zone’ areas, which have been generally unavailable in traditional solutions. In an impressive NVG demonstration display, the award-winning Christie Matrix StIM with dual-input image processing will render both visible and infrared images independently but simultaneously, to create an optimum, realistic environment for night-vision training. As well, delivery of varied maintenance training applications will be the focus of an immersive 3D technology platform in the Christie HoloStage Mini in the more

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Christie Fosters Collaboration and Innovation at Communitech Hub

Christie technology inside Communitech’s Hub: pictured the Hub Interactive Visualization Environment (HIVE)

Christie is pleased to announce its participation in The Communitech Hub (The Hub) in Kitchener, Ontario. A digital media innovation center, The Hub will foster collaboration and creativity among established companies and start-ups to enhance Canada’s position in the digital age. A proud member of the local economy, Christie is a founding partner and visionary for The Hub, providing advanced visualization tools and integration expertise to help companies explore new concepts and advance their initiatives. more

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