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Christie First to Achieve Full DCI Compliance

Christie Solaria CP2220

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

Christie Debuts MicroTiles at Miami’s AIA National Convention

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Showcases Interactive Gaming and Touchscreen Demonstrations at Booth # 295

Christie will introduce Christie MicroTiles at the American Institute of Architects National Convention, in the Miami Beach Convention Center, June 10 – 12.

Christie MicroTiles bestow the ultimate design freedom to specify and create a digital media display that fits any commercial or public space. Architects and design professionals attending the show will have the opportunity to interact and play with this breakthrough modular digital display technology designed for wayfinding, interactivity and communication to large audiences. The MicroTiles will be configured in different shapes and designs, presenting gaming and touchscreen demonstrations at Christie booth # 295. Also on display will be one of Christie’s most advanced and versatile HD projectors, the Christie HD10K-M. more

Landmark Cinemas of Canada Selects Christie 4K-Ready Projectors to Meet Heavy Demand for 3D

Christie announced that Landmark Cinemas has selected Christie Solaria Series 4K-ready digital cinema projectors for installation in six multiplexes across Western Canada. Landmark Cinemas will thrill audiences with the latest 3D box office hits using the Christie CP2230 and Christie CP2220 projectors, which utilize Academy Award*-winning DLP Cinema® technology from Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE: TXN). Landmark Cinemas is Canada’s largest regional movie exhibition circuit, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. more

Leading Canadian Cinema Chain Selects Christie DLP Cinema Projectors to Double Capacity for 3D Showings

Cinemas Guzzo

Christie announced that Cinemas Guzzo, a Canada-based leading independent cinema chain has purchased 57 Christie Solaria series digital cinema projectors, which utilize Academy Award*-winning DLP Cinema® technology from Texas Instruments’ (TI) (NYSE: TXN). Cinemas Guzzo, a family owned business founded in 1974, with 148 screens in 11 theatre complexes throughout the Montreal area, has launched several waves of expansion – the most recent being a new generation of avant-garde entertainment centers. more

Christie is a Star Attraction as the Cannes Film Festival’s Technical Partner

Digitizes Record 22 Theatres, Many Featuring the Christie Solaria Series of 4K-Ready Projectors

Christie announced that it is Cannes International Film Festival’s Technical Partner for the fourth year in a row, digitizing a record 22 theatres with the latest generation Christie DLP Cinema projectors. Installations include the next-generation Series 2 projector, the Christie Solaria Series, highlighted by the Christie CP2220 and Christie CP2230, which feature Academy Award-winning DLP Cinema technology from Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE: TXN). Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood, presented out of competition, opened Cannes with its world premiere on a Christie CP2230. more

Christie Appoints Mitch Rosenberg Director of Sales for New U.S. Visual Environments Display Systems

Mitch Rosenberg

Christie has appointed Mitch Rosenberg Director of Sales for its new U.S. Christie Visual Environments Display Systems group. In this role, Rosenberg will lead the consolidated sales and business development team that spearheads opportunities in both control room and new markets targeted by Christie MicroTiles. Rosenberg brings highly developed sales and negotiation skills that have helped him forge customer relationships with dealers, systems integrators, in-house and independent representatives, consultants and end-users. He reports to Zoran Veselic, Vice President of Christie’s Visual Environments. more

Christie Wins Inaugural InfoComm International “Green AV” Award

Christie took home the Green AV Award at the inaugural 2010 InfoComm 100 conference, April 30 – May 1 in Dulles, Virginia. Newly created by InfoComm International, the leading professional audiovisual trade association, the Green AV Award recognizes organizations for their commitment to social responsibility, sustainability and the environment. Host to over 100 top AV industry executives spanning the entire value chain worldwide from manufacturing and systems integration, to architects and general contractors, the conference addressed changes in the AV industry. The award was presented April 30. more

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Sonic Equipment Company Signs Agreement with Christie Managed Services

Offers New Tier of Technical Support for All its Customers

Christie, a global leader in digital cinema, announced that the Sonic Equipment Company has signed a major agreement with Christie Managed Services that will provide Sonic’s customers with a wide-ranging new tier of technical support and maintenance that includes end-to-end turnkey solutions and a la carte service. Sonic’s expanded technical resources will be available to current customers — already at more than 400 screens — as well as all future customers across the Midwest and beyond. more

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