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Everything Fresh in Launch of Beauty Brand’s Newly Renovated Flagship Store Featuring Christie Microtiles

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Fresh®, a unique brand within the LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton luxury group, is using multi-sensory experiences in its newly renovated flagship store in New York City, and Christie® MicroTiles® are helping the beauty brand to pioneer new trends in the retail industry by combining old world sensibility with next-generation technology. Two innovative Christie MicroTiles displays complement the store’s four interactive “destinations? to excite the senses of sound, sight, smell, taste, and touch. Ultimately, the MicroTiles’ brilliant colors, sharp images and tactile-friendly surfaces encourage customers to linger and interact.

“We wanted to animate the Fresh brand visually and texturally, and revitalize its core values that reflect an appreciation for tradition, storytelling, and innovation,? commented Fresh founders Lev Glazman and Alina Roytberg. “We really love how Christie MicroTiles blend in perfectly with the architecture of the store and our products – they are not shiny or glossy like more

John Stark Joins Christie to Lead Product Development for Control Rooms and Display Walls

Christie® today announced that John Stark has joined the company in the role of Senior Director of Product Management for Christie’s Collaborative Visual Solutions (CVS) within the Business Products division. Based in Christie’s Cypress office, Mr. Stark will focus on the development of Christie’s industry-leading collaborative visual solutions, including display wall controllers.

Formerly Director of Product Management and Technical Services for Jupiter Systems, Mr. Stark has been responsible for the content and direction of innovative visualization, display and control room products throughout his 20-plus years in the industry. While with Jupiter, he defined and directed the user interfaces for two of that firm’s most successful control room products: the Fusion ControlPoint display wall processor and the Jupiter PixelNet Domain Control software solution.

Previously to Jupiter, he held management positions at Barco Visual Systems, M3i Systems and Matrox Electronics respectively. He is a graduate of McGill University more

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Christie Achieves World’s First 3D High Frame Rate Alternative Content Demo Using Single DLP Projector at IBC 2011 “Big Screen? Event

Christie® used the occasion of the “IBC Big Screen? theater screenings at RAI Amsterdam last week to deliver the world’s first mass-audience demonstration of a 3D High Frame Rate (HFR) D-Cinema system using a single projector – the Christie Solaria™ Series CP2230 projector – in combination with other currently-available components.
“The RealD XL Cinema System and International Datacasting’s SuperFlex® Pro Cinema™ Event Player (PCEP) are available today, along with Christie’s DLP® projectors, providing cinema owners and content owners with the foundation they need to realize new revenue streams from the projection of “alternative content? sporting and theatrical events in 3D HFR,? said Dr. Don Shaw, director, Product Management, Christie Entertainment Solutions.
Content showing the world-famous Cavalia equestrian production company in action was flawlessly projected in 3D at 60 frames per second (FPS) during Dr. Shaw’s “Exhibitor Considerations for High Frame Rate 3D Technology? seminar, using the aforementioned suppliers and more

Paul Salvini, Christie CTO, to Speak on Innovation as Part of Financial Times Conference Panel

Christie® is pleased to announce that Dr. Paul Salvini, its Chief Technology Officer, will be a panelist at the Sept. 23 FT Invest in Canada Conference in Los Angeles. He will be featured on the panel “Business Opportunities in Canada’s Digital Economy? scheduled to begin at 2:35 p.m. PST at the W Hotel (details below).

Bernard Simon, Canada correspondent for the Financial Times, will moderate the panel. In addition to Dr. Salvini, scheduled participants are Kevin Beggs, president of Lionsgate Television Group; Tracey Jennings, Canadian technology information communication and entertainment practice leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers; and Bernard Ward, senior vice president, Worldwide Studios, Activision Publishing Inc.

At the conference, the Financial Times, in partnership with the Government of Canada, will explore Canada’s investment advantages, opportunities, and trends for business and industry.
Christie was chosen to be on the panel based on its innovative leadership among global visual display more

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Fashion Icon Bruce Weber Chooses Christie MicroTiles at New York Fashion Week Launch Party

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The crème de la crème of the fashion world were in New York City for Fashion Week and Christie® MicroTiles® were front and center at iconic photographer and filmmaker Bruce Weber’s launch party on September 8 for Fashion’s Night Out, celebrating his new website (launching October 10) and movie.
Weber, known for his imaginative advertising campaign work with Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Versace and Abercrombie & Fitch, among others, wanted his evocative film to reveal his message with clarity – and Weber chose Christie MicroTiles, with Christie Managed Services assisting with the installation. Surrounded by steel girders, rivets and lighting fixtures – generating an industrial backdrop – the five tall by five wide MicroTiles array (5 feet 4 inches high by 6 feet 4 inches wide) blended stylishly into the architecture, maximizing the impact of the content and providing the color more

Christie in Full Control at ASIS 2011 with Broadest Range of Integrated Video Display Solutions for Monitoring and Surveillance

Christie®, a global leader in visual display solutions, will showcase its broad range of mission critical video display wall solutions purpose-built for the most complex control room environments at ASIS 2011, the world’s most comprehensive educational and networking event in the security industry, September 19 – 22 in Orlando, Florida. Offering the latest generation monitoring and surveillance technologies for all levels of government, Christie display solutions represent the ultimate in 24/7 reliability and security for briefings, monitoring, surveillance, military and emergency operations centers.

The Christie displays at ASIS booth #3873 include a 3 x 2 array of Christie 50? display cubes, featuring the Christie Entero™ LED light engines; a 2 x 2 array of Christie FHD55X-1 flat panel screens driven by four independent inputs; and a 1 x 5 Christie® MicroTiles® display column.

“Display technologies that offer the ultimate in visual performance and reliability is an absolute more

Christie Announces 4K-Resolution Upgrade Program for Christie Series 2 Projectors

Customers Can Quickly Transform Their Christie CP2230 2K Projectors Into 4K-Resolution Powerhouses

Christie® continues to provide exhibitors with the widest range of options with the introduction of the new Christie 4K-resolution (4096 x 2160) upgrade kit. Available immediately for the popular Christie CP2230, the upgrade kit converts a Christie projector from a 2K to a 4K, high-resolution powerhouse. By providing four times the resolution, the upgrade delivers a major increase in image detail.

The kit is quick and easy to install and with it, exhibitors are prepared to screen any 4K content – the industry’s highest current resolution – with their current projectors, thereby future-proofing their investment.

“Since the introduction of the Christie Solaria™ Series CP2230 projector, a large number of exhibitors worldwide have converted their film systems to the CP2230, making it one of the best-selling DLP Cinema® products in history. They did so more

James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment Signs Agreement with Christie to Accelerate Development of Next-Generation 3D Cinema Technology

In a move designed to accelerate the development and adoption of next-generation 3D digital cinema, Christie® and James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment, Inc., have signed a milestone, five-year agreement to exchange research, testing, development and technical support on the industry’s most exciting new technology. The cooperation between two of Hollywood’s digital cinema powerhouses heralds a significant shift in how movies will be made and shown in theaters.

“I selected Christie for this ‘journey of discovery’ because the company is fully committed to my vision and shares my dedication to continually push the boundary of digital cinema,? said James Cameron.

“Lightstorm is committed to realizing the full potential of 3D and high frame rate technology to fully immerse audiences in the world of the movie before them,? said Craig Sholder, vice president, Christie Entertainment Solutions division. “This alliance promises to spark a new wave of excitement, creativity, and innovation more

James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment Signs Agreement with Christie to Accelerate Development of Next-Generation 3D Cinema Technology

In a move designed to accelerate the development and adoption of next-generation 3D digital cinema, Christie® and James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment, Inc., have signed a milestone, five-year agreement to exchange research, testing, development and technical support on the industry’s most exciting new technology. The cooperation between two of Hollywood’s digital cinema powerhouses heralds a significant shift in how movies will be made and shown in theaters.

“I selected Christie for this ‘journey of discovery’ because the company is fully committed to my vision and shares my dedication to continually push the boundary of digital cinema,? said James Cameron.

“Lightstorm is committed to realizing the full potential of 3D and high frame rate technology to fully immerse audiences in the world of the movie before them,? said Craig Sholder, vice president, Christie Entertainment Solutions division. “This alliance promises to spark a new wave of excitement, creativity, and innovation more

Christie Projectors and Expertise Support IBC 2011 Fifth Year Running for “Big Screen? Event

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Christie® is pleased to announce that its popular Christie Solaria™ Series CP2230 projectors will be used to project/deliver the content during two presentations by CAMERON | PACE GROUP co-chairmen, Oscar-winning filmmaker James Cameron and Emmy-award winning cinematographer Vince Pace, at The IBC Big Screen theatre, as well as this event’s free movie screenings, September 9-12, at RAI Amsterdam.

Specifically, James Cameron and Vince Pace’s “3D Myth Busters: James Cameron and Vince Pace on the Business of 3D? presentation on Friday, September 9, at 4 p.m., featuring the exclusive never-before-seen glimpses of dazzling footage from a yet-to-be-named Cirque du Soleil 3D motion picture supported by Christie DLP Cinema® projection technology. This same industry-leading technology will also be used to demonstrate an 18-minute reel from James Cameron’s “Titanic 3D? and “Flying Monsters 3D with David Attenborough? at the IBC Big Screen Monday Night more

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