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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

LandWarNet/Tampa, Fla. –

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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

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