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Hoyts Signs Exclusive Deal for Christie Series 2 Digital Cinema Projectors Across Australia and New Zealand

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Christie’s George Scheckel shakes hands with Adam Wrightson, Hoyts Group Technology Director

Christie announced that Hoyts Cinemas has signed an exclusive deal to convert its entire cinema circuit of over 400 screens across 49 locations to 2K and 4K-ready Series 2 Christie Solaria™ projectors over the next three years. As a part of the Digital Cinema Implementation Partners – Australia program (DCIP-A), the agreement is a testament to the 25-year relationship between Christie and Hoyts, and makes the deal the largest of its kind in Australia and New Zealand. The deal was made official at the Australian International Movie Convention held August 15-19, 2010. more

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Christie’s 3D CAVE Helps Weill Cornell Medical College Deliver Breakthrough Findings in Biomedical Research

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World’s First 3D High-Definition Visual Environment Features Unprecedented Levels of Resolution for Unique Immersive Experience

Christie announced that its groundbreaking 3D High Definition CAVE is helping Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City achieve breakthrough findings in biomedical research. The David A. Cofrin Center for Biomedical Information at the HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Institute for Computational Biomedicine is powered by eight Christie Mirage 3-chip DLP projectors with active stereo capability. The Christie projectors deliver a resolution of 1920×1920 (3.68 megapixels) per wall – 334% higher resolution than most previous CAVEs. The results are superior 3D images that set new standards in molecular modeling and other avenues of biomedical research. more

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Christie Captures Six Awards in Six Weeks

Christie Wins InfoComm GreenAV Award

Christie added six more awards to its trophy case during the months of May and June. The cache of recent awards demonstrates the industry’s preference for innovative and high quality products that are at the forefront of today’s technology. more

Christie Brings 3D Digital Cinema to the “End of the World”, in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

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Christie digital cinema projectors are found all over the world – and now they are also found at the “end of the world.? The Packewaia Cinema in Ushuaia, the capital of the Argentine province of “Tierra del Fuego? (“Land of Fire?) and the southernmost city in the world, has installed a Christie 3D digital projection system that is already playing to packed houses. With digital capabilities, the system can now offer first-run screenings of the latest Hollywood blockbusters, as well as the thrilling experience of 3D cinema. more

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Christie Delivers Cutting-Edge Visuals at G8/G20 World Summit International Media Centre

Christie has announced its participation in the Experience Canada Pavilion during the 2010 G8/G20 World Summit in Toronto, June 23 to 27. Christie’s High Definition projectors and innovative Christie MicroTiles will play a large part in providing compelling visuals to showcase Canada as a prime destination for business, investment and tourism. Housed within the International Media Centre located in the Heritage Court of the Direct Energy Centre, the pavilion is designed to promote Canada to over 3,000 international media. more

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Christie Introduces its Most Advanced 3D Projector Yet: The Dual Lamp Christie Mirage WU7K-M

Christie Mirage Series WU7K-M

Christie, the first to market a fully stereoscopic 3D DLP projector nearly a decade ago, announces the latest edition of its popular Christie Mirage Series, the Christie Mirage WU7K-M. Featuring a full WUXGA resolution display and dual lamps for excellent uniformity, the Christie Mirage WU7K-M is a compact, 6,300 ANSI lumens powerhouse. more

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Christie Surpasses 12,000 Digital Cinema Installation Milestone

Christie announced that it has shipped and installed more than 12,000 digital cinema projectors worldwide, achieving a new industry milestone and strengthening its leadership with a 65% share of the total global market. The accomplishment includes the installation of more than 2,000 DCI-compliant Christie Solaria Series 4K-ready projectors. Christie was also the first manufacturer to surpass the 5,000 digital cinema milestone in the Fall of 2008 and the 7,500 installation mark early in 2009. more

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Christie First to Achieve Full DCI Compliance

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Christie ‘Series 2′ Digital Cinema Projectors Pass Complete Range of CTP Tests

Christie, the leader in digital cinema projection technologies, announced that it is the first digital cinema projector manufacturer to pass the full range of tests required by the Compliance Test Plan (CTP) for the DCI Digital Cinema System Specification (DCSS), including all procedural and design review aspects. The tests were completed by CineCert, LLC, a technology development and consulting firm that is the only organization in North America licensed by Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC (DCI) to administer the CTP. more

Christie Opens New China Manufacturing Facility

Expands Global Production of Digital Cinema Projectors

Christie announced the opening of a new manufacturing facility in Shenzhen, China to meet the growing global demand for digital cinema projectors to screen 2D and 3D movies. The new facility will significantly expand the company’s production capabilities, with the Christie Solaria projectors scheduled to roll off the assembly line in July. Production will begin with the Christie CP2220 and the Christie CP2210, with the Christie CP2230 to follow. The Shenzhen factory will initially feed the Asia Pacific market, freeing up capacity at Christie’s North American plant to increase supply to the rest of the world. more

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Christie Showcases Interactivity at InfoComm

Technology Designed to Engage Audiences and Increase Dwell Times

Together with leading interactive technology companies, Christie is proud to showcase three interactive gaming and touch screen demonstrations at its InfoComm 2010 booth. Featuring Christie’s most advanced projection and modular display technologies and interactivity from leading vendors, these interactive demonstrations are designed to deliver powerful audience engagement for broadcast, gaming, entertainment and signage applications. more

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