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QSC Introduces the New AcousticPerformance™ Line of Loudspeakers


Costa Mesa, CA (December 5, 2012) – QSC Audio Products is proud to announce the launch of the AcousticPerformance™ line of professional, two-way, full-range loudspeakers, ideal for a variety of installed sound reinforcement applications which require higher SPL and a stylish enclosure. All models feature a 3-inch voice coil, high power-capacity compression driver combined with high-output woofers to deliver exceptional full bandwidth reproduction.

“In keeping with QSC’s loudspeaker design philosophy, all AcousticPerformance loudspeakers feature Directivity Matched Transition™ (DMT) which matches the compression driver to the natural coverage angle of the woofer in the cross-over region”, states Phil Sanchez, QSC Loudspeaker Product Manager. “When combined with their axisymmetric waveguides, AcousticPerformance loudspeakers deliver a flat power response with smooth and accurate sonic reproduction and remarkably consistent coverage both on and off-axis.”

AcousticPerformance models may be used in passive (full-range) mode to minimize amplifier channel count or bi-amp mode for greater control and performance. To further enhance performance, bi-amp and full-range tunings using QSC Intrinsic Correction techniques are available for Q-Sys™ and future QSC products.

All models feature M10 mounting points for deployment via eye-bolts as well as mount points for an optional yoke bracket. The AP-5122m multi-purpose enclosure features a 40-degree angle, making it ideal for floor monitor use, and a pole cup for deployment on a loudspeaker stand. The enclosure and terminal input cup on the AP-5122m have been designed to facilitate the cable runs for a clean appearance on stage.

Presenting a clean, unobtrusive look, AcousticPerformance grilles are unadorned, eliminating the need to cover-up logo treatments, which can be difficult to hide or remove. The grille is also lined with acoustically transparent backing, adding to the enclosure’s professional appearance.

AP-5102/5122/5152 models are available in black (RAL 9011) and white (RAL 9010) finishes. AP-5122m is available in black only. To minimize impact and disposal fees at the job site, all AcousticPerformance loudspeakers are packaged in environmentally friendly, recyclable cartons.

Key Features of the AcousticPerformance Line:

•DMT™ (Directivity Matched Transition) ensures smooth, coherent power response across the listening plane
•3” diaphragm compression delivers a clean and powerful high frequency response
•M10 fittings and yoke mount fittings offer flexible deployment options for a variety of applications
•Clean industrial design with unadorned grilles complement most decors and settings
•NL4 Speakon™ connector and covered barrier strip terminals*
•Bi-Amp / Passive Switchable
•Constructed from 15-ply Baltic birch plywood
•16-Gauge powder coated steel grilles
•Available in black (RAL 9011) and white (RAL 9010)*
•Complete EASE, CAD & BIM information available online
* Except for 5122m

For more information, visit the AcousticPerformance product page at http://qsc.com/products/speakers/ap/

About QSC Audio
QSC Audio Products, LLC is a leading manufacturer of power amplifiers, loudspeakers, digital signal processors, digital sound transport, and network audio for professional audio systems worldwide. qsc.com

ArcLight Cinemas Bring A Taste Of Hollywood To La Jolla, California With Christie Solaria Series Digital Cinema Projectors

Preferred Christie Partner ACS Enterprises Selects Christie As Exclusive Digital Cinema Provider At New La Jolla Theater In San Diego

Expanding its premium movie viewing experience to San Diego for the first time, ArcLight Cinemas once again trusted Christie digital projectors to exclusively light up the exhibitor’s new 14-screen multiplex in La Jolla, providing audiences with its signature Hollywood viewing experience that treats every guest like a star. The new 1,800-seat ArcLight La Jolla multiplex houses an array of Christie DLP digital cinema projectors, including five Christie CP4230 4K-resolution units, with one unit powering ArcLight’s first “Wide Screen” concept auditorium. ArcLight also plans to upgrade the projectors to High Frame Rate (HFR) 3D technology in time to present Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit,” since the Solaria Series is upgradeable to HFR.

“All our screens offer the best in sight, sound, and viewing comfort, with a wide variety of dynamic programming, ranging from the newest Hollywood blockbusters to independent art house fare, cult favorites and classics,” said Joe Miraglia, director of design, construction and facilities at ArcLight. “With such diverse content, ArcLight looked to Christie for a range of versatile and superior performance projectors from the Solaria Series, including the Christie CP2210 2K, Christie CP4220 and Christie CP4230 4K projectors, all of which provide the best in both conventional and premier movie experiences.”

ArcLight Cinemas recently opened its doors to the La Jolla community and held a special event on Friday, Nov. 16, to officially welcome its new audience.

According to Miraglia, the choice was also made easier thanks to ArcLight’s long history with Christie, which has resulted in the installation of 61 projectors in the company’s four Los Angeles-based theaters. With a mission to create the most memorable movie-going experience for film lovers and casual moviegoers alike, ArcLight Cinemas has been changing the way people experience going to the movies for ten years. Its sit-down café, extra-wide seats with double armrests, and full service concession areas make it more than a place to see a movie – it is also a destination for entertainment and a great night out.

Jose Alvarado, chief executive officer of ACS Enterprises Inc., which installed the Christie projectors in the La Jolla Theater at the Westfield UTC shopping mall, remarked that ArcLight auditoriums are unique in their designs. They are not constructed with maximum seating in mind; instead, they are built around the screen, focusing on a “black box” design aesthetic, which emphasizes undistracted viewing and features the best in sight and sound technology. Familiar with Christie’s winning combination of product and support excellence from its previous installations at ArcLight theaters, ACS powered all of the new screens exclusively with Christie projection systems.

“Christie continues to provide the highest quality picture presentation possible, offering best-in-class technology, as well as excellent technical support and expertise,” said Alvarado. “At ACS, we strive to efficiently meet our clients’ unique requirements, as does Christie. This shared philosophy is the basis of our highly successful partnership. ArcLight needed technology that would benefit greatly from the advances sweeping the industry for 3D and HFR film, and I trusted Christie completely to provide the most reliable products available today.”

“With the flexibility and adaptability of the fully DCI-compliant Solaria Series projectors, Christie presented the best solutions to meet ArcLight’s distinct audiences,” said Craig Sholder, Christie’s vice president of Entertainment Solutions. “Christie offers exhibitors the most cost-effective path to the next generation of digital cinema technologies, including HFR 3D movies. We continue to provide an unparalleled range of products and technical support, and are pleased to again be selected as the exclusive digital cinema provider by preferred partner ACS Enterprises, and to get the ‘V.I.P’ treatment from ArcLight Cinemas.”

Peter Jackson Selects Christie HFR Projection for World Premiere of “The Hobbit”

The technology on display at the premiere of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” presented by Warner Bros. Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), and New Line Cinema, represents years of effort and a bold step forward in the ultimate cinema experience. To do justice to Academy Award-winning director Peter Jackson’s vision, Christie has been chosen to supply the digital cinema/HFR projection technology for the world premiere, to be held at the Embassy Theatre in Wellington, New Zealand, on November 28, 2012.

Two top-of-the-line Christie Solaria CP2230 series digital projectors will flood the screen for the highly anticipated film premiere with more than 12 foot lamberts (ft-L) brightness, revealing astonishing detail in the scenery, costumes and expressions of the characters. The current standard for 3D light levels on screens is 3 to 4.5 ft-L, while 2D light levels are standardized at 14 ft-L. The Christie Duo integration kit combines the intensity of the dual CP2230 projectors.

Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" Premieres on Christie HFR Projector

Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" Premieres on Christie HFR Projector

“With Christie’s support, our Wellington Premiere will present ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ at its full technical potential – in vibrant, bright High Frame Rate 3-D. I thank Christie for helping us push the boundaries and give audiences a glimpse into the exciting future of cinema presentation,” director Peter Jackson said.

Jack Kline, president and COO, Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc., was equally enthusiastic. “Endorsements from industry leaders like Peter Jackson and Warner Bros. Pictures, MGM and New Line Cinema compliment Christie’s leadership position in the visual technology world, which we’ve achieved by consistently delivering what exhibitors and audiences want.”

Christie’s digital projectors, installed by its Xebex cinema partner, will also play a leading role in the Tokyo premiere of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” taking place at the Toho Cinemas in Roppongi Hills on December 1st, with Mr. Jackson in attendance.

Christie, Park Road See Fruits of Joint Research
Christie signed a technology co-operation agreement with Park Road Post Production Ltd. (“Park Road”) and Weta Digital Ltd. (“Weta”) in April 2012 to work together to advance the state of the art of digital cinema production and projection, with an emphasis on high frame rate (HFR) delivery.

As part of that agreement, Park Road and Weta upgraded their facilities with Christie projectors and provided Christie with review, testing and feedback on new hardware and software developments related to high-bandwidth interfaces and HFR technology, as well as sample movie content (consistent with the content owner’s permission) for Christie to use in testing its projectors and integrated media block (IMB) units.

“The success of our joint research and knowledge exchange has led to the creation of the most reliable high frame rate IMB/projection solution available and this will be evident to all at ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ premiere and beyond,” said Cameron Harland, General Manager, Park Road, “and using the world’s first totally integrated and commercially available dual-projection system, we are anticipating a stunning rendition of the film.”

Park Road
Park Road is a premier post production facility located in Wellington, New Zealand. Visit http://www.parkroadpost.co.nz/.

Christie’s Commitment to HFR
The two main goals of Christie’s HFR activities are to help the industry develop the best HFR content and the best delivery system for HFR content. The first goal involves assisting leading-edge filmmakers and post-production companies in perfecting HFR movie creation, so the industry has the most engaging, entertaining content possible. The second goal is to assist exhibitors in showing these 3D HFR movies in all their glory. To these ends, Christie is helping create the standards for 3D HFR movies through formal and informal technology-development alliances with major producers and directors, post production facilities, studios and technology partners. On the exhibitor’s front, Christie provides one stop shopping for all the hardware, software and services that enable exhibitors to deliver a filmmaker’s vision in stunning 3D HFR quality. For more information visit http://www.higherframerates.com.

XPAND 3D Helps American Conservation Film Festival Raise Environmental Awareness Through Sponsorship for Second Consecutive Year

SHEPHERDSTOWN, West Virginia – For the second consecutive year, XPAND 3D will be sponsoring the 3D portion of the American Conservation Film Festival in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

The American Conservation Film Festival is an annual event held in Shepherdstown, WV, a vibrant arts community 70 miles west of Washington, DC and Baltimore, Maryland. ACFF features films from a diverse group of conservation filmmakers from around the world.

On Friday, November 2, the American Conservation Film Festival will host “3D Friday at the Frank Center” at Shepherd University. The event will feature two 3D films: ICE BEAR and The Predator Coast. For both screenings, XPAND is providing its Infinity active 3D system.

The XPAND Infinity 3D glasses provide up to 38% transparency and a 3000:1 contrast ratio. The glasses’ lightweight ergonomic designs ensure long-wearing comfort, and their wide 3D viewing angle provides an optimal 3D image across the entire cinema. All new XPAND cinema systems and glasses fully support HFR (High Frame Rate) double and single flash at 96fps, 120fps, 144fps, 192fps, 240fps and even variable frame rate.

“As a company that is not only committed to advancing the state of the art in 3D technology but also to supporting the artists and producers who comprise the film industry, XPAND 3D is honored to once again sponsor the American Conservation Film Festival,” said Maria Costeira, CEO, XPAND 3D. “We are proud to support such a socially conscious organization and are thrilled that moviegoers will experience these 3D films in the most immersive and stunning 3D available!”

For more information on the American Conservation Film Festival, please visit www.conservationfilm.org

For more information on XPAND 3D, please visit www.xpand.me

About XPAND 3D:
XPAND 3D is the global leader in 3D technologies for cinema, with systems used by over 5,000 3D cinemas in more than 50 countries. XPAND 3D is also the 3D solution of choice for home, business, post-production, education, military, medical and professional 3D applications. XPAND 3D designs, manufactures and OEMs a range of consumer electronics 3D solutions that are driving the 3D revolution. XPAND is committed to advancing the state-of-the art in technology to provide consumers, businesses, educators and medical professionals with the comprehensive advantages of stereoscopic 3D. XPAND provides glasses on a linear scale from the most advanced and feature-packed for sophisticated surgical, training and home theater to more ruggedized and affordable for cinema and mass market use. X6D Limited is a global company whose products and services are marketed under the XPAND brand name.

Salam Media Cast becomes VAR and Solutions Partner for HoloVis International

Salam Media Cast (SMC) has become a Value Added Reseller and Solutions Partner of HoloVis International Ltd (HoloVis), a high value technology solutions company providing transformational sensory experiences in a diverse range of markets including Corporate, Oil & Gas, Research, Automotive, Military, Entertainment & Theme Parks.

(c) CAVE Solutions provided by HoloVis International

(c) CAVE Solutions provided by HoloVis International


SMC bring with them their world leading capability in the Broadcast Solutions market and have been working closely with HoloVis to now offer their technology, solutions and services throughout the Middle East.

(c) Creating immersive experiences in visitor attractions and theme parks, HoloVis International

(c) Creating immersive experiences in visitor attractions and theme parks, HoloVis International

HoloVis specialises in advanced 2D & 3D immersive systems including virtual reality CAVE’s and Wall’s, large scale immersive Theatres and Domes and next-gen Motion Base/Platform Technology and Simulators. With significant research, design and demonstration capabilities HoloVis also offers their clients and partners unique access to a suite of innovative technologies that enables them to not only experience, simulate, evaluate and test their ideas virtually scale 1:1 long before anything is physically built but also to acquire solutions that create transformational sensory experiences.

Stuart Hetherington, CEO of HoloVis International

Stuart Hetherington, CEO of HoloVis International

Stuart Hetherington, CEO of HoloVis said, “The partnership with SMC is a natural strategic development for both HoloVis and SMC bringing together the respective capabilities of both companies allowing new markets to access this exciting technology. We are very excited by the prospect of working with SMC to deliver our unique solutions and services within the Middle East and work in partnership to deliver the benefits of HoloVis immersive experiences in combination with the value-added services that SMC brings from their Broadcast background.”

As a strategic partner of HoloVis, SMC will promote and deliver innovative uses of the turn-key systems and solutions to their clients and key markets within the territory, demonstrating the shared belief between the organisations that these new immersive technologies will offer something unique and transformational to Middle East clients across a wide range of market sectors.

SMC has a long standing proven track record of providing their client’s solutions in the broadcast, TV and Corporate sectors. Through their partnership with HoloVis, SMC are actively diversifying their capability and will be drawing on their extensive experience and client base to offer completely new value-added solutions and services.

The intention between the companies is to also build a dedicated demonstration, research and design/consultancy service centre within the Middle East including an immersive Dome Theatre and a virtual reality CAVE system that enables clients to make informed decision making prior to the commitment and expenditure of building physical properties, be that anything from a prototype component to a full-scale photo-realistic vehicle, to walking through and assessing an entire Property Development, Theme Park, Retail Store or Entertainment facility. In a CAVE solution multiple iterations can be viewed in context and concepts through to complete solutions can be investigated and analysed rapidly and early within the design process to ensure costly mistakes are avoided, empowering development stakeholders to focus confidently on their key objectives.

SMC’s CEO, Paul Hennessy, said, “SMC is delighted to partner with HoloVis and recognises the importance of offering our clients unique and immersive technology and the critical role these solutions can play in creating new forms of value for a diverse range of markets across the Middle East. Our strategic partnership with HoloVis will allow the accelerated growth of new solutions and markets, positioning SMC at the forefront in deploying this exciting new technology alongside the core services and solutions SMC already provide”

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Christie Awes Exhibitors in Beijing with World’s First 72,000 Lumen Laser Projection Demonstration

Christie®, a global leader in cinema projection, fascinated leading exhibitors from Asia Pacific with a demonstration of its prototype laser projector in Beijing today. Short movie clips of 3D content projected on a 20-meter wide by 12-meter high screen were screened at typical 3D brightness levels of 3-4 ft-L and then using the laser projector at 14 ft-L at the theater of Wanda Shi Jin Shan Cinema, leaving the audiences in awe.

“Today’s laser projection demo was fabulous! I’m impressed with the ultra brightness and life-like colors delivered onto the screen,” said Ning Ye, General Manager of Wanda Group.

“Christie is committed to creating new technology and maintaining our products at a high quality. We are continuously developing solutions to help exhibitors to project compelling, immersive images to their screens. Today we are pleased to demonstrate our first prototype laser projector to the exhibitors,” said Lin Yu, vice president, Christie Asia Pacific.

Presenting at the laser demo event, Dr. Don Shaw, senior director, Product Management, Christie Entertainment Solutions, noted, “Audiences deserve to see the brightest 3D with 14 ft-L on cinema screens. Our demonstration today showed just how truly spectacular a movie maker’s vision can be realized when shown at the highest light levels, making the shared experience more immersive, and, ultimately, driving more cinema ticket sales.”

Dr. Shaw continued, “Some attendees leave 3D movies complaining of headaches, fatigue, and sore eyes. Just like reading a book in low light levels, low brightness on the movie screen is one of the reasons for these complaints. Delivering more lumens to the screen will help address these effects, as will the advent of ‘eye-easy’ high frame rate (HFR) movies.”

Commenting on the laser projector, Dr. Shaw said, “There’s half-a-dozen different ‘forks in the road’ decisions that have to be made when designing a laser-projection system and most manufacturers will take different paths.” He noted that Christie customers have come to expect the best in technology and service from the world’s largest supplier of DLP Cinema® projectors, operating for more than 80 years.

Dr. Shaw also shared with the exhibitors information on Christie® IMB, an integrated media block solution that seamlessly converts and delivers feature-film and alternative content within a secure environment to all of Christie’s 2K and 4K, DCI-compliant Solaria® Series 2 projectors. Following his presentation, the audiences were treated to a demo of Christie IMB showcasing MPEG2 contents.

Christie hosted its first laser projector demo for cinema industry luminaries such as Douglas Trumbull, recent Gordon E. Sawyer Academy Award winner, at its High Frame Rate Summit in April 2012.

At IBC 2012 in Amsterdam in September, Christie gained recognition for the world’s first laser projection of Hugo 3D, a feature-length 3D movie projected at 2D brightness levels. Hugo 3D is the first CPG (Cameron Pace Group) certified movie.

Christie’s Commitment to HFR
The two main goals of Christie’s HFR activities are to help the industry develop the best HFR content and the best delivery system for HFR content. The first goal involves assisting leading-edge filmmakers and post-production companies in perfecting HFR movie creation, so the industry has the most engaging, entertaining content possible. The second goal is to assist exhibitors in showing these 3D HFR movies in all their glory. To these ends, Christie is helping create the standards for 3D HFR movies through formal and informal technology-development alliances with major producers and directors, post-production facilities, studios and technology partners. On the exhibitor’s front, Christie provides one-stop shopping for all the hardware, software and services that enable exhibitors to deliver a filmmaker’s vision in stunning 3D HFR quality.

Christie Creating Powerful Live Event Experience at LDI 2012

Christie is lighting up the LDI 2012 trade show from Oct. 19-21 with a range of integrated offerings to create the definitive rental staging experience. Designed to replicate a concert stage and inspire the imagination, the Christie booth features the entire Christie Nitro Solutions family of digital luminaires, two Christie Roadster HD20K-J 3-chip DLP projectors and the multiple award-winning Christie MicroTiles.

Award Winning Christie Nitro Solutions Take Center Stage
Taking the figurative center stage at the show is the award winning Christie Nitro Solutions – the Christie YK50, Christie YK100, and Christie YK200 – each with a Christie projector installed displaying bright, brilliant and changeable moving images. Designed for staging and event applications, Christie Nitro Solutions offer three yoke models and provide a platform to move and control a variety of Christie video projectors via DMX protocol – allowing integration of lighting equipment and video projectors easily with the same control console. These versatile yokes can be flown, rigged or set up at floor level, according to application needs.

Rigged on either side of the stage, two Christie YK50 dual-arm yokes have a Christie LX700, installed and in between is a Christie YK200 with a Christie HD20K-J installed.

Christie Nitro YK-200 featured at LDI

Christie Nitro YK-200 featured at LDI

The Christie YK50 is ideal for any small- to mid-size venue where space is limited or less brightness is needed, such as casinos, lobby displays, churches and planetariums. For larger rental staging applications, the Christie YK200 dual-arm yoke is designed for Christie Roadster 3-chip DLP models and was recently featured at Shark Week festivities. The brightest moving digital luminaire on the market, the Christie YK200 enables images between 12,000 to 20,000 ANSI lumens to be displayed on virtually any surface.

Near ground level at both stage left and right, is a Christie YK100 single-arm yoke containing an installed Christie WX10K-M projector displaying bright, moving images. Providing brightness levels from 5700 to 15,000 ANSI lumens, this flexible system includes an interchangeable head system enabling users to replace the video projector with another Christie projector – on the same yoke.

Filling the large curved screen backdrop with blended images are two Christie Roadster HD20K-J projectors.

Located below the Christie YK100 display are two Christie MicroTiles arrays – each in 1-unit wide by 5-unit high configurations – while additional MicroTiles displays bracket the backdrop screen and run along the bottom in a ribbon format.

Displaying stunning visual performances, Christie MicroTiles offer substantially brighter images, a much broader color palette, and a virtually seamless canvas compared to conventional flat panel LCD and plasma displays.

Two Christie Spyder X20 video processors are managing and controlling all content displayed in the booth as well as Pandoras Box servers through Christie’s partnership with coolux Media Systems. Providing image content for Christie at LDI 2012 is Proyección de Ideas, based out of Santiago, Chile.

Downing Film Center Makes Its Move To Digital With Christie DLP Cinema Projector

Christie Projector Brings Hudson River Valley Art House “Into the Digital Age”

With an intimate 60-seat screening room, the not-for-profit Downing Film Center in Newburgh, N.Y. fills the void for movies outside the mainstream with a diverse presentation of independent and foreign films, as well as celebrated classics in this waterfront town. It will soon provide for another cinematic need: a superior movie viewing experience thanks to a Christie Solaria CP2210 digital cinema projector, which is expected to be fully installed by mid-October. As the Lower Hudson River Valley’s only independent cinema, the center offers moviegoers an experience unlike any other in the area – and its move to digital will give guests the best of new technology to enhance its unique cinematic range.

“We certainly wouldn’t go with any other projector besides Christie,” said Brian Burke, executive director of the Downing Film Center. “Christie has a strong reputation for quality, with technology and service that have always been top-notch. Unlike other solutions that I researched, I learned that Christie is always at the top when it came to digital projection.”

Christie Solaria CP2210 Digital Cinema Projector

Christie Solaria CP2210 Digital Cinema Projector

Craig Sholder, vice president, Christie Entertainment Solutions, applauded the Center’s support for the independent film artist. “With their move to digital, Downing Film Center will provide the Hudson River Valley community with a quality movie-viewing experience that is second to none, and Christie values the trust they have placed in us to provide them with the best projector technology in the industry to do so,” said Sholder. “We are committed to providing independent theaters such as Downing with the same high-quality products and services that larger chains take advantage of when converting to digital cinema.”

“Drive to Digital” Fundraiser
Downing Film Center has been in the business of creating a memorable night out for community residents since the theater first opened in July of 2006. Initially selling tickets in person, using roll tickets and taking reservations by phone, the theater has always used a 35mm projector and a Christie platter system to light up its single screen. Over the years, Burke recalls encountering “a few hiccups when loading the reel,” such as an incident where he and his wife spent hours rewinding a film by hand after the canister spilled out.

Soon after changing to an automated ticketing service last January, the Center began planning to convert to digital. It set in motion its “Drive to Digital” fundraising campaign, which incorporates plans such as expanded film offerings and upgrades to its technology, including the installation of a digital projector. A limited budget has presented challenges, but creative use of social media such as weekly e-news, a website and YouTube is helping them get the word out about the Center’s need for funding.

With the order for a Christie CP2210 projector already placed, Burke hopes to have the equipment installed by mid-October, and to begin showing “award-worthy independent films with an award-worthy image. “

A Bright Future With Digital
“We’re moving ahead with the installation because we have a very generous and supportive community, and we are confident our audience will come through for us and continue to support us down the road,” said Burke. “We’re also confident in Christie’s ability to provide the high standard of entertainment we are recognized for, and once our audiences experience the brilliant colors and sharp images of digital cinema, they’ll be more motivated than ever before to support our move to digital.”

He added: “Having a digital projector from Christie will eliminate many of the headaches film can cause. And looking at the bigger picture, digital projection will also dramatically expand the variety of movies and alternative content I can show on the screen. People will be absorbed by the bright, beautiful images the Christie projector will provide and will be better able to appreciate the full intent of the artist’s vision.”

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Christie Delivers Value, High Brightness With New G Series and E Series 1-Chip DLP Projectors

Unsurpassed Image Quality and a Wide Range of Features for Fixed Installation and Rental Staging Applications

Christie continues to lead the way for superior price/performance value and high brightness with today’s introduction of the G Series and four new E Series 1-chip DLP projectors. In the new G Series, the Christie DHD550-G and Christie DWU550-G provide 5000 lumens, 1-chip DLP technology and a single mercury-lamp design for fixed applications with better price performance and higher brightness than other projectors in their class. Similar to G Series, the four new E Series projectors deliver exceptional price performance, higher brightness, and increased flexibility and reliability for both fixed and rental staging applications.

Christie G Series Fills Market Need for High Value and High Brightness
At 5000 lumens and offering a choice between HD (1920 x 1080) and WUXGA (1920 x 1200) resolutions, the Christie G Series is an excellent choice for board and conference rooms, government, houses of worship, higher education facilities and a variety of small venue applications.

New Christie DWU550-G projector

New Christie DWU550-G projector

Installation is easy with features like optional wireless connectivity, a suite of optional lenses and input options that include HDMI, DVI and display port. When it comes to image quality, the Dynamic Contrast feature boosts contrast ratios up to 5000:1, and Picture-in-Picture and Picture-by-Picture functionality provide flexible display options. And for multi-projector installations, the Christie G Series comes with color matching as well as an optional dual processing warp card that enables blending and warping.

“As customer requirements increase in a rapidly changing landscape, Christie is ahead of the curve in offering the affordable, yet feature-packed Christie G Series,” said George Tsintzouras, senior director, product management for Business Products at Christie. “The market has been asking for a product like this from Christie and we think our customers are going to love the new G series.”

Enhanced and Improved Christie E Series Features Higher Brightness for Fixed Installation and Rental Staging
Christie also added four new E Series projectors to its extensive product lineup today with the Christie DHD675-E, Christie DWU675-E, Christie DHD775-E and the Christie DWU775-E.

New Christie DWU775-E projector

New Christie DWU775-E projector

The new Christie E Series models are built on 1-chip DLP technology and a dual lamp design that provides increased brightness ranging from 6450 to 7200 lumens, a choice between HD (1920 x 1080) and WUXGA (1920 x 1200) resolutions, and delivers up to 5000:1 contrast ratio thanks to the Dynamic Contrast feature. In addition, the new Christie E Series offers easy connectivity, incredible image quality and DLP reliability.

“With the inclusion of display port inputs, brightness tracking and optional wireless connectivity, these new models are ideal for boardrooms, conference rooms, auditoriums, venues, government, houses of worship and higher education spaces,” said Tsintzouras.

“Additional benefits of the new Christie E Series are the optional dual processor warp module for blending and warping images, color matching and an optional stacking system making it ideal for applications requiring geometric adjustments and/or multi-projector setups used in rental and staging applications.”

The new Christie E Series models feature a dust-sealed light engine and dual mercury lamps that have the unique ability to optimize lamp configuration to maximize lamp operation in 24/7 applications. Also included is a high brightness six-segment color wheel (RGBCYW) with an optional rich color wheel (RGBCYM) available when color precision is vital. The color wheel ensures radiant colors while eliminating artifacts from rapidly moving content, leaving audiences with the sharpest images.

Tsintzouras concluded, “Christie is proud to extend its 1-chip DLP product family with these four new Christie E Series models and the new Christie G Series, bringing higher brightness, powerful features and incredible value to our customers.”

Christie E Series will be on display at LDI October 19-21 and Solutions that Rock – a Christie sponsored event – in Philadelphia November 7-8 while the new G Series will be at EDUCAUSE in Denver November 7-8.

Both the Christie G Series and Christie E Series models have a three-year parts and labor warranty backed by Christie’s renowned sales and service support. The new projectors ship in November.

Christie Digital Cinema Projectors Flexed Their “Super Powers” In The IGN Theater At New York Comic Con 2012

Preferred Integrator Digital Media Systems Chose Christie Solaria Projectors for Screenings in the Special Events Hall at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC.

As thousands of comic book and science fiction enthusiasts dressed in elaborate character costumes flocked to New York Comic Con, Christie digital cinema projectors flexed their own brand of “super powers” in the IGN theater. Preferred Christie integrator, Digital Media Systems, installed two Christie Solaria Series projectors to light up the theater in the special events hall, 1D, at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, October 11 – 14.

New York Comic Con is a convention dedicated to celebrating all the latest in the comic book, graphic novel, video game and pop culture entertainment industries. Attracting more than 105,000 science fiction and fantasy enthusiasts, it is the second largest annual event held in New York City. At the event, fans from near and far gather to meet and greet their favorite celebrities, writers and animators, catch new movie trailers, and find unique, rare and popular collectibles from the science fiction universe on sale.

Christie CP2230 projector used at Comic Con 2012

Christie CP2230 projector used at Comic Con 2012

“We were thrilled to provide digital cinema projection through our trusted partner, Digital Media Systems, at this fun and very special convention,” said Craig Sholder, vice president, Christie Entertainment Solutions. “As the undisputed leader in digital cinema, we are pleased that our projectors helped filmmakers demonstrate to their eager fans the full gamut of special effects in brilliant color and high definition. When it comes to delivering superior image quality and unmatched brightness, Christie projectors certainly have their own ‘super powers’ for the job.”

Two for the Show
The concentration of this targeted, energetic fan base makes it a prime opportunity for directors and studios to generate buzz by showcasing their latest exclusive footage and previews. This required a digital projection system of the highest quality to ensure the most accurate depiction of the filmmakers’ vision. For the screenings, organizers entrusted Gregg Paliotta, president and owner of Digital Media Systems, to install Christie DLP Cinema digital projectors in the main hall for the second year in a row. He selected two Christie CP2230 2K projectors, one for each of the two 13-foot by 24-foot screens that dominated the right and left sides of the theater stage.

“We showed a 3D movie with a Christie projector and RealD 3D last year and got a great response; everyone was very pleased with the incredible picture quality. Our role was expanded this year with Christie delivering all the projected content in the hall and for one special 3D event,” said Paliotta. “The theater holds about 2,800 people and is the center of programming for the show, so we were very excited about all the events to unfold with the Christie projectors lighting up the venue. And, of course, the Christie projectors delivered as promised.”

Among the anticipated scheduled events to be projected were the first public screening of footage from “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2”; and exclusive footage from “The Bay,” an eco-horror movie from Oscar®-winning director Barry Levinson and the producers of “Paranormal Activity”. The cast of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” also held a panel to discuss and present an exclusive clip from the season 3 premiere.

Christie is the Display ‘Superhero’
For Paliotta, Christie is “the real hero” when it comes to delivering the most powerful performances for these high profile situations. “We worked with the same people as last year and knew they were counting on us to deliver – which is why we chose Christie,” he said. “We use Christie projectors exclusively because the company is the only one we trust to give us the performance and reliability we need.”

Digital Media Systems provides complete equipment and engineering support for world premieres and event screenings. It also provides multiplex and screening room installation service and maintenance.

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