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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

Leading Independent Movie Chain in Quebec, RGFM, Completes Conversion to Christie’s Digital Projectors

Les Cinémas RGFM (RGFM), a leading Quebec independent movie chain, is now 100 percent digital at its 23 first-run screens, following the installation of Christie® digital projectors. The conversion from film to digital formats support RGFM’s quest to be a leader in technical innovation to deliver the best cinema experience to its guests.

The chain is using Christie CP2000, Christie CP2210 and Christie CP2220 projectors, which were installed over the past two years with no disruption to operations.

A family business spanning three generations, RGFM was founded in 1972 by Marcel Venne, president and Réjane Angers, vice president, in Joliette. It has since grown to serve three regions with full-service, first-run cinemas as well as some drive-in and revival locations. Sons Frédéric and Guillaume grew up in the business and are now partners and associates.

“We have always focused on friendly service and professional presentation,? says more

Christie Brings the Magic of Digital Cinema to the Center of Science and Industry Museum in Ohio

Christie Solaria Series Projectors Power Seven-Story Screen Served 24/7 by Christie Managed Services

It may be based on science, but the effect is pure magic for captivated audiences at the Center of Science and Industry Museum (COSI) in Columbus, Ohio, which selected two Christie Solaria™ Series CP2230 projectors to power its “Extreme Screen? theater – the largest screen in Ohio. The projectors deliver a seamless image across the giant screen, providing a visually stunning, high quality picture that dramatically enhances the effect of the theater’s “heart pounding? sound system. COSI also selected Service Plus, provided by Christie® Managed Services™. The Service Plus offering will provide next-day parts delivery and 24/7 monitoring from Christie’s Network Operations Center (NOC), ensuring the fastest, most reliable technical support and maintenance for the museum’s projectors and connected devices.

Voted the No. 1 Science Center for families in the U.S. by Parents magazine, more

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Christie Takes Control at LandWarNet with Customizable Visual Display Solutions for Superior Monitoring, Surveillance and Command Centers

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Christie®, a global leader in visual display solutions, showcases a range of high performance digital projection and display solutions for both military and emergency operations centers applications at the 2011 LandWarNet Conference. Christie’s turnkey visual solutions include monitoring, surveillance and command center installations that provide instant access to real-time intelligence from a diversity of sources simultaneously, allowing for accurate and rapid processing of information for superior decision-making and leadership at all levels of government.

Christie’s visual solutions include the award-winning Christie® MicroTiles®. Called the new “digital canvas,? MicroTiles are modular display systems built on long-life, high performance DLP® and LED platforms. Christie will also feature the Christie Entero® video display cubes, the world’s first LED-based SXGA+ and WUXGA resolution projection display system. All Christie solutions offer proven reliability to address the challenges of today’s simulation and more

Christie Launches Virtual Print Fee Program Designed to Easily Assist Exhibitors in North America With Conversion to Digital Cinema

Christie® today announced its Virtual Print Fee (VPF) program for North America exhibitors seeking a simplified plan that enables them to make their move to DCI Compliant digital cinema projection systems in the near future.

With support from all the major Hollywood studios including the Walt Disney Company, Twentieth Century Fox, Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures, the new Christie VPF program is for exhibitors wanting the greatest independence in planning a digital cinema conversion with VPF financial support through the Christie plan.

“Based on our experience in helping to convert more than 20,000 theatres worldwide, we specifically designed Christie’s VPF program to be a perfect match for exhibitors who are looking to convert from film to digital in the most cost-effective and seamless manner,? said Craig Sholder, vice president, Entertainment Solutions, Christie. “Simply put, we are providing a path more

Jiao Tong University Achieves Enhanced Maritime Studies with Christie

– Christie® has recently completed a 3D Advanced Visualization System for the Maritime Studies Department of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU). Established in 1986 with a mandate to educate students on communication and transportation needs, the school has evolved to become one of China’s leading universities for maritime studies and engineering.

The lecture hall installation features a 1×3 curved screen, 2.5 meters high by 8 meters wide and capable of displaying a blended, seamless image on a 90-degree field of view (FOV). The rear positioning of the projectors makes it possible to augment ocean engineering lecture materials with advanced 3D visuals that give students the feeling of being truly “on board.? It is the first site in China incorporating three Christie Mirage HD12 stereographic projectors and two Christie Spyder X20 video processors and the first rear-projected curved installation.

“One of the challenges we have in more

Chinese University Pioneers Theater-Sized, Advanced Visualization

Christie® has taken the global dimension of its higher education solutions to the next level with the deployment of an innovative ‘teaching’ theater at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in Wuhan, China. Under the direction of HUST, Christie and its local partner – Chess Computers – installed the technologically-advanced Visdec Electronic Decision Theater at the university with a 240-degree, floor-to-ceiling curved advanced visualization display. It is the largest such installation in China and one of the biggest in the world.

By displaying graphical and text content from separate sources simultaneously, it is helping university, government and business representatives who use the facility make better decisions for a range of programs, including urban planning. The initial concept was based on the Decision Theater at Arizona State University (ASU) but the China initiative took a different path on the technology infrastructure, products used and overall size.

“The more

Christie Exceeds 20,000 Digital Cinema Projector Milestone

Christie® announced that it has shipped and installed more than 20,000 digital cinema projectors worldwide. The accomplishment includes the sale and installation of DCI-compliant Christie Solaria™ Series 2K and 4K projectors, including the popular Christie CP2220 and Christie CP2230.

“Projectors were shipped to cinema customers in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Turkey and the United States in May, with the 20,000th shipment going to Cinema City International in Arad, Romania,? confirmed Jack Kline, president and chief operating officer, Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. “Whether it is 2D or 3D, 2K or 4K, small or large screens, we are honored that our customers continue to rely on Christie to deliver the brightest, most reliable projection solutions for their theaters,? added Kline.

Since 1999, Christie has been the dominant leader and expert in digital cinema projection. More than 12 more

CHRISTIE SERVES UP CONTENT WITH MODULAR MULTI-TOUCH INTERACTIVITY KIT AND HIGH PERFORMANCE SOFTWARE AND MEDIA SERVER

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Christie®, a global visual technology company, today unveiled the newest members of its Christie® MicroTiles™ solutions family, the Christie® i-Kit touch interactivity kit, powered by Baanto™ ShadowSense™, and the Christie® JumpStart software and media server, both on technology preview at the Christie InfoComm booth #2127 through to June 17.

Christie i-Kit Allows End-Users to Pinch, Flick, Rotate and Scroll through Touch Interactivity
The Christie i-Kit, a breakthrough multi-touch interactivity kit suitable for large format displays, attaches to the perimeter of any large arrayed display up to 16 x 6, including Christie MicroTiles, allowing multiple users to interact simultaneously with a rectangular video wall with sufficient resolution and speed to support finger-based gestures.

Other features of the Christie i-Kit touch interactivity:
− Seamless integration with MicroTiles and the new Christie® JumpStart
− Simply plugs into USB on more

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