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Christie Introduces New Matrix WU7K-J 3-Chip DLP® Projector That Delivers Power and Performance For Real World Simulation

Christie® today introduced its new Christie Matrix WU7K-J 3-chip DLP® projector delivering real world simulation to handle the most challenging of today’s display requirements. Featuring 6,300 ANSI lumens, the projector offers exceptional image quality and is packed with standard features that include full scalability, built-in geometric warping and edge blending, and high performance, image processing with 120Hz capability. The new Xenon-based projector joins the popular Christie Matrix Series family which includes the award-winning 1-chip DLP® LED-based Matrix StIM™ and Matrix SIM, as well as the Matrix StIM™ WQ and Matrix SIM WQ.

“The Christie Matrix WU7K-J is built upon one of the industry’s most innovative technologies, and provides customers with the highest level of system performance and capability available today,” said Dave Kanahele, director of simulation, Christie. “This new projector represents a continued evolution of DLP® technology combined with high brightness Xenon lamp illumination, superior image quality and stability, integrated with our unique Christie Matrix features to meet the most demanding requirements of our simulation customers.”

The Christie Matrix J Series models come standard with Christie AccuFrame™. Specifically designed to address the needs of the simulation market, this feature allows the user adjustable reduction of perceptible image smearing. It supports various frame rates and environments, ensuring the accurate display of high speed simulation content for the most true-to-life displays. Built-in image warping and advanced edge blending is provided by Christie Twist™.

“The most important aspect of this Christie Matrix WU7K-J projector is peace of mind,” said Zoran Veselic, vice president, Christie Visual Environments. “It’s compact, highly reliable and powerful, and includes standard in-demand features to help the virtual training world mirror the challenges of the real world.”

The Christie Matrix WU7K-J is suited to many simulation applications and is ideal for simulation and training applications requiring high brightness and system capability. It offers RGB color matching, full control of gamma curves and grayscale tracking and minimum processing latency.

“Oscars® Outdoors” Summer Film Series Shines Bright With Christie DLP Cinema Technology

With its second season underway as of June 15, “Oscars Outdoors,” a ten-weekend summer film series sponsored by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, is receiving rave reviews. And integral to the success of its weekend screenings – offering contemporary favorites and classic Hollywood films – is the Christie Solaria® Series CP2230 DLP Cinema® projector.

Oscar Outdoors (Photo credit- Todd Wawrychuk ©A.M.P.A.S.)

Capable of projecting 2D and 3D films at high resolutions and in brilliant color, even through the challenges of outdoor cinema projection, the Christie Solaria projector continues to fill a black-backed, 40 foot by 22.5 foot Harkness screen with amazing images for the 500+ families in attendance most weekends. Complementing the visual impact is an impressive L-ACOUSTICS sound system.

“We improved upon our first season by incorporating the Christie® solution, a higher-quality projection,” said Jay Palmer, Theater Operations Engineer with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. “The enhanced functionality combined with superb setup by Christie all figured in a very successful debut.”

Besides the Oscars Outdoors screening series, the open-air theater – on the property of the Academy at 1341 Vine St., between De Longpre and Fountain Avenues and between Vine Street and Ivar Avenue, just south of the ArcLight Cinemas – has been used by both the Academy and community as an event space for special screenings, educational events and other festivities.

“For more than 80 years Christie has been serving the movie industry and filmgoers, so it was natural that, when approached to assist with this worthwhile project, we readily agreed,” said Craig Sholder, VP for Entertainment Services, Christie. “Our technology is leading-edge and our ability to play well with other cinema offerings ensures successful showings.”

For more information on the Academy’s public events, visit www.oscars.org .

BenQ Releases Entry-Level, Short-Throw Projector for Home Theater Spaces

New W770ST Brings Value-Friendly HD Projection to Smaller Settings

IRVINE, Calif. — July 16, 2013 — BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of digital lifestyle innovations and global DLP(R) projector leader, today introduced the latest addition to its short-throw home entertainment lineup — the W770ST projector. Built to be a complete multimedia solution for today’s smaller home theater spaces, the W770ST enables affordable 720p HD projection; Colorific(TM) image quality for accurate, crisp, and long-lasting color; and BenQ’s SmartEco(TM) energy-saving technology to reduce users’ total cost of ownership (TCO). At only $649, the device brings both big-screen immersion and flexible placement options at a value-friendly price. more

Buffalo Wild Wings Enhances Game Day Atmosphere with Casio’s LampFree Projectors

Buffalo Wild Wings, a popular sports bar/restaurant franchise based in the United States, wanted to visually enhance and transform its customers’ overall casual dining experience. To do so, Buffalo Wild Wings Franchisee (AMPAL Restaurant Group) sought out DFX – a company specializing in audio, visual, lighting and automation solutions across a number of verticals – to help find high-quality, low maintenance projectors for daily sports viewing. With the help of DFX located in West Berlin, AMPAL  installed 15 of Casio’s projectors across three AMPAL Buffalo Wild Wing  locations in New Jersey.

 

DFX recommended Casio’s portfolio of projectors because they are LampFree and run on Casio’s state-of-the-art LASER & LED Hybrid Light Source. This means users do not have to replace lamps every 2-3 months, which typically cost almost as much as the original projector cost over one year. With the projectors having an estimated lifespan of 20,000 hours, Buffalo Wild Wings can now provide on-going sports coverage, since the projectors usually run more than 10 hours a day.

 

“Without the use of mercury lamps, Buffalo Wild Wings no longer has to worry about downtime from lamp failures  or the costly maintenance associated with bulbs,” said Gennaro Esposito, vice president of DFX. “As an industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience, I have found Casio’s projectors to be the ideal solution for establishments like Buffalo Wild Wings.”

 

By using Casio’s LampFree projection technology, Buffalo Wild Wings has eliminated thetime and cost associated with lamp replacement as well as dark screens during critical events.

 

“The total cost of ownership, ability to withstand extended daily use and retain brightness were the major components in choosing projection technology,” said Robert Corde, director of operations for AMPAL Restaurant Group, Buffalo Wild Wings. “Casio’s Dual Projection System and Pro Series XJ-H2600 go above and beyond our expectations and have made a significant technological difference in our restaurant locations by cutting down costs and maintenance, and ultimately brightening the atmosphere. Our customers now have the opportunity to watch crisp, vivid imagery unmatched by competitors.”

 

Three Buffalo Wild Wings locations in New Jersey are currently equipped with Casio’s Dual Projection Systems and Pro XJ H2600 projectors; four (4) in Monmouth Mall, five (5) in Rockaway and six (6) in Watchung, NJ.

 

The Dual Projection  System, designed with two Casio projectors stacked on top of one another, projects two sharp, high-quality images, which the Convex System control box then merges into one screen. It is available in two different models; the XJ-SK650 and the XJ-SK600. The XJ-SK650 features double stacked Pro Series XJ-H2600 projectors and provides users with up to 6,500 lumens, while the XJ-SK600 features double stacked Signature Series XJ-M250 projectors and provides up to 6,000 lumens. Both of these models provide roughly twice the lumen output provided by a single projector.

 

The Dual Projection System includes two (2) projectors, ceiling mount housing and the Convex System control box, which corrects and merges screen images. The system features high-precision correction and an interface that allows easy modifications using a remote control.

 

“Casio is proud to be Buffalo Wild Wing’s premier projector provider,” said Matt Mustachio, general manager of Casio’s Business Projector Division. “We know our Lamp Free projectors will reduce operating costs over the life of the installation and create a space that is both inviting and dynamic. We look forward to our continued relationship with Buffalo Wild Wings.”

 

About Casio America, Inc.

Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions. Established in 1957, Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, digital cameras, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to fulfill its corporate creed of “creativity and contribution” through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit www.casiousa.com.

 

About Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc., founded in 1982 and headquartered in Minneapolis, is a growing owner, operator and franchisor of Buffalo Wild Wings® restaurants featuring a variety of boldly flavored, made-to-order menu items including its namesake Buffalo, New York-style chicken wings. The Buffalo Wild Wings menu specializes in 20 mouth-watering signature sauces and seasonings with flavor sensations ranging from Sweet BBQ™ to Blazin’®. Guests enjoy a welcoming neighborhood atmosphere that includes an extensive multi-media system for watching their favorite sporting events. Buffalo Wild Wings is the recipient of hundreds of “Best Wings” and “Best Sports Bar” awards from across the country. There are currently more than 900 Buffalo Wild Wings locations across 49 states in the United States, as well as in Canada. To stay up-to-date on all the latest events and offers for sports fans and wing lovers, like Buffalo Wild Wings on Facebook, follow @BWWings on Twitter and visit www.BuffaloWildWings.com.

 

About DFX

DFX specializes in audio, video, lighting, and automation solutions. Our services include sales, installation, system design and integration, rental, theater and event production, service, and repair. We work with bowling and entertainment centers, houses of worship, schools and universities, theaters, as well as corporate and special events. We are local to the greater Philadelphia area, but our projects span the entire globe. Our Install, Rental, and Service departments are equipped to handle all of your A/V and lighting needs, backed by our experienced team of project managers and technicians. For more information, visit www.dfxsoundvision.com.

 

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Christie and Space Shuttle Endeavour Launch Guests into the Cosmos at California Space Center Discovery Ball

Christie® technology and the Space Shuttle Endeavour journeyed to the cosmos in an extraordinary visual display created by BARTKRESA Design at the California Science Center’s annual Discovery Ball charity event. In line with the evening’s theme: ”Space Exploration: Past, Present, Future,” guests dined beneath Endeavour’s enormous wings while nine Christie Roadster S+20K 3-chip DLP® projectors displayed a night sky replete with stars, planets, comets and other galactic matter on the front and two side walls – including one portion of the show displaying a gorgeous multi-hued sunset morphing into a clear, star-filled night sky. The fourth wall contained a starry backdrop using lights.

“This was an exciting project to work on because I am always looking for opportunities to make the most of the architecture I have to work with and even making it part of the display if that is feasible,” said Bart Kresa, founder and projection designer, BARTKRESA Design. “One part of the show using the Christie projectors included both the sky and background looking like you were at Kennedy Space Center. We also showed views as if you were taking off on the shuttle followed by views of both the earth and space from orbit.”

With crossbeams, girders and the shuttle itself overhead in the pavilion hangar, Kresa’s challenge was how to map everything cleanly without breaking up the images.

“I knew that if we just projected over everything it would not look professional, the image would break up because of the beams,” said Kresa.

“We started by creating the design for the background and separated the elements in the show from the construction elements. We ended up projecting at angles. Because the space shuttle took up pretty much the entire hangar, we had to place the gear – including the projectors – in odd spaces. We placed some projectors underneath the trunk of the shuttle and used the Christie projectors’ keystone correction to make it all come together. Everything looked wonderful and it was really something to see.”

“Christie projectors are just great; they provide beautiful images and exceptional color,” he concluded. “They are very durable and the overall performance is excellent. I just love working with Christie projectors.”

Kresa has used Christie on other projects, including Shark Week, and continues to be excited to work with Christie technology.

BenQ Donates MX813ST Classroom Projector to Boost Interactive Learning for United Teachers of Dade

IRVINE, Calif. — July 11, 2013 — BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of digital lifestyle innovations and global DLP(R) projector leader, today announced that the company donated a MX813ST short-throw projector to the United Teachers of Dade (UTD) in order to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of its teaching staff. As part of UTD’s Professional Development, Best Practices for Interactive Whiteboard Program, a teacher will be using the projector to help transform classroom learning into a more interactive experience. more

Christie MicroTiles Illuminate Reception at Opening of Interactive Media Building at the USC School of Cinematic Arts

Christie®, a global leader in advanced cinema technologies and visual display solutions, recently showcased its Christie® MicroTiles® at the opening of the new Interactive Media Building at the University of Southern California (USC) School of Cinematic Arts (SCA). Christie is partnering with USC to provide students and faculty with access to the latest in visual technologies.

Christie MicroTiles at Univ. of Southern California


A gala reception was followed by an open house where attendees, comprised mostly of game and tech-industry executives, as well as faculty of SCA and friends of USC, could observe and interact with different programs and content being developed for new entertainment and educational projects. Content for the 30 Christie MicroTiles was provided by USC School of Cinematic Arts.

The reception was also followed by a panel discussion on “The Future of Entertainment,” featuring George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Don Mattrick of Microsoft, and was moderated by Julia Boorstin of CNBC. The panelists discussed current technology shifts/trends with emerging medias and outlined where they believe the entertainment industry is headed in the future.

The SCA Interactive Media Building will house programs that include the Interactive Media & Games Division, the Media Arts + Practice Bachelor’s and Doctoral Programs, and the Institute for Multimedia. It will also house leading edge R & D labs, such as Game Innovation, Mixed Reality, and Environmental Media Lab. The building features all of the most advanced digital technology including 4K digital projection, game testing rooms, and multitouch screens.

“At the USC School of Cinematic Arts we always want our students to have access to technologies that will improve their ability to tell exciting stories and the Christie MicroTiles solution literally allows them to expand their vision,” said the School’s Dean Elizabeth M. Daley. “This is the kind of technology that seamlessly supports the best narrative storytelling, and the visual displays are just stunning.”

“We’re delighted to support the School with our proven Christie MicroTiles solution, built on DLP® technology, and used around the globe in many visual display applications,” said Jack Kline, President and CEO of Christie Digital Systems USA. “Christie MicroTiles are ideal for a wide range of demanding applications, including architectural elements, out-of-home advertising, command and control video walls, and event production, so we look forward to the content that the students will create to exploit the many features of our award-winning technology.”

Using the strengths of both DLP® projection and Light Emitting Diode (LED) illumination technology, Christie MicroTiles offer substantially brighter images and a much wider color palette than conventional flat panel LCD and plasma displays. With no practical limit to the number of tiles in a display, Christie MicroTiles produce a virtually seamless canvas, arranged in any shape or scale, with an unlimited number of super-fine pixels.

SIM2 Announces US Events For Its Global Road Show

Miramar, Florida—July 2013— SIM2 is pleased to announce that after a successful first stop at the Essential Live Show in the UK, the 2013 SIM2 World Road Show is heading to the United States. The US schedule will kickoff on July 23-26 in Miami with additional stops in Los Angeles, on August 20-22, and New York City, September 3-5. These exclusive events, available only to SIM2’s top partners and by invitation only, offer a personalized showcase of the company’s latest technological achievements through comprehensive demonstrations of new products and the ability to receive key business information to ensure their success with SIM2 in the years ahead.

“The 2013 Road Show provides an exclusive opportunity to connect with our premier dealers in an intimate setting, focusing solely on the benefits and opportunities SIM2 can provide,” said Maurizio Cini, CEO and President of SIM2. “During these events, dealers will have the opportunity of a one-on-one consultation with key personnel and exhaustive product demonstrations. We want our partners to have all the tools necessary for future growth. This opportunity is not one to be missed!”

The 2013 Road Show provides a unique dealer experience in key locations around the world—touching all five continents. Created with the objective of outlining SIM2’s strategy for the CI market and unveiling some of the main technological developments planned for the next few years, the 2013 Road Show offers to its key partners unprecedented access to products and information and, furthermore new business opportunities.

Senior SIM2 personnel will attend all meetings and are available to answer all questions to further explore the topics raised, including the many benefits of being a SIM2 business partner.

We are looking forward to meet with you soon!

About SIM2 USA Inc. and SIM2 Multimedia
Since 1999 SIM2 USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Italian Projector Manufacturer SIM2 Multimedia, has dedicated its efforts and resources to generate opportunities and added value to its exclusively selected U.S. partners, by marketing, servicing and supporting the best products the Professional and CI Projection Market has to offer.

SIM2 Multimedia is a worldwide leading manufacturer of Top Class/High End custom digital video projection Systems and a primary supplier of high performance large screen systems used in control rooms and simulation environments. Over the years SIM2, with its Italian developed and made display devices, has gained a reputation for meeting and often exceeding the industry’s demand for new, emerging technologies and business models, offering unparalleled performance, customer support and passion. Made in Italy by SIM2 is not just branding, but also a prestigious mark of excellence!

SIM2 Multimedia’s marketing support and programs are global, with a direct presence in Italy (headquarters), USA, UK and China (sister companies), and in over 60 countries worldwide through partnerships with qualified distributors.

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Belkin Wins Gold in Tech Awards Circle

Belkin Tablet Stage and Stage App Selected Among Top Technology Products for 2013 

Belkin, a trusted leader of technology solutions for office, classroom, IT infrastructure and mobile environments, announced today that its Tablet Stage and Stage App solution was selected for a gold award by the 2013 Tech Awards Circle in the Midrange Hardware category. Winners were selected by an independent circle of publication reviewers/journalists from nominations based on a broad range of achievements – from product and technology innovations to talented executive leadership and engineering innovators.

“Belkin was rated among the ‘best of the best’ for true industry excellence and innovation to be a winner of the Tech Awards Circle finalists,” said Kevin Anderson, awards program coordinator.

“Our judges were impressed with the level of submissions from all the vendors entering this year’s competition, so to be named a winner of this prestigious award is a testament to the quality and innovation shown by the winners in the high tech community. We wish them continued success and look forward to them defending their title during the next awards period.”

“Taking the gold award for our Tablet Stage and Stage App is very rewarding for us,” said Jon Roepke, senior product manager, Business Division, Belkin International. “Technology advancement in the classroom is thriving and we are proud to have a product that meets the needs of students and teachers alike.”

The Belkin Tablet Stage and Stage App solution reduces the expense of outfitting a digital classroom. By displacing expensive and cumbersome technology such as document cameras and interactive whiteboards, the Stage App engages audiences with real-time video feed without the high cost. For easier in-classroom use, educators can pair the Stage App with the Belkin Tablet Stage – an ergonomic stand for tablets that makes classroom presentations easy to deliver. Tablet Stage securely holds tablets in place for effortless document projection and convenient use.

For a video demonstration visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FxbA4z24Og.

Tablet Stage and Stage App press release: http://belkinbusiness.com/sites/default/files/08. Belkin Stage App %26 Stand 2.5.13_FINAL%5B1%5D_OPT_0.pdf.

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About Tech Awards Circle
Tech Awards Circle was established this year to truly honor the ‘best of the best’ in technology. Tech Awards Circle is not affiliated with an analyst firm or a media company, both of which are directly supported by tech vendors through consulting relationships or advertising sales, so it is uniquely unbiased and immune to conflicts of interest. Entries are judged by an independent circle of journalists, including product reviewers, each with at least a decade of experience covering technology from consumer electronics to enterprise-class computing. To prevent these judges from being unduly influenced by vendors, they have agreed to remain anonymous. For more information or to be added to the mailing list please visit www.techawardscircle.com. 

About Belkin Business

Belkin Business, a division of Belkin International, offers technology solutions for office, classroom, IT infrastructure, and mobile environments. A proven technology leader for more than 30 years, organizations worldwide trust Belkin for its unwavering commitment to product quality, and expertise in creating solutions designed to address customer requirements in business, government, and education. With a global supply chain and broad provider network, Belkin commands a purchasing power that delivers greater value and unparalleled execution advantages to customers. The company’s line of commercial products are available through Belkin’s global network of distributors and resellers. Headquartered in Playa Vista, California, the company is represented in more than 25 countries and can be found on the Web at http://www.belkinbusiness.com.

Tags: classroom technology, K-12 technology, education technology, mobile computing, mobile computing solutions, iPad, iPad projector, tablet, tablet stands, tablet presentations

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projectiondesign® to amaze visitors to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s Newest Attraction – Space Shuttle Atlantis

Credit: Delaware North Companies/Joe Cascio

When Space Shuttle AtlantisSM, the newest attraction at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral, Fla., opens to the public on June 29, a new chapter in the story of interactive AV design for the themed entertainment industry will be written. The attraction was designed by PGAV and installed by Electrosonic. projectiondesign® high-performance projectors are used in the pre-show visitor area and various exhibit areas to engage, enthral and entertain audiences.

The story of the Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction dates back to 2010, when Delaware North and PGAV in partnership with NASA designed and created gave PGAV Destinations a simple brief: to design and create the world’s premiere space exploration attraction. PGAV in turn engaged Electrosonic in a four-phase design and consulting process.

As is now commonplace at big attractions, on entering the building visitors are treated to a multimedia pre-show that provides the historical context for the exhibits they are about to see. The Atlantis pre-show features some 4 projectiondesign F35 wqxga video projectors, edge-blended to form an immersive experience, with content being served by individual, multi-head, custom-configured Delta media servers from 7thSense Design.

16 projectiondesign F32 projectors, running in 1920 x 1200 resolution and edge-blended in groups of four, are used to add video content for the four ‘arches’ that surround the Shuttle itself.

projectiondesign F32 projectors are used in Batchling exhibit area and F35 projectors are used in Hubble exhibit areas.

Credit: Delaware North Companies/Joe Cascio

Credit: Delaware North Companies/Joe Cascio

Proven technologies

Much of the technology used has proven benefits for designers of visitor attractions, as Yiannis Cabolis explains:

“The projectiondesign projectors are likewise proven to be extremely reliable and to offer the kind of color accuracy and bespoke installation options you need when you are designing for a project like Space Shuttle Atlantis.”

F32 projector

Maria Dahl Aagaard, Product Marketing Manager, projectiondesign, says the Space Shuttle Atlantis installation is “yet another example of how our technologies don’t just provide solutions for attraction operators – they inspire them to push back the barriers of what is possible.”

Maria Dahl Aagard, Product Marketing Manager

Launched as the new home of the historic spacecraft that tells the incredible story of NASA’s 30-year Space Shuttle Program, Space Shuttle Atlantis is a 90,000 square foot attraction that has been built at a cost of $100 million, providing the marquee element in the master plan of Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, which has operated the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for NASA since 1995.

Surrounding the Shuttle are state-of-the-art multimedia presentations that incorporate more than 60 interactive exhibits and audio/visual simulators, each of them giving visitors fresh insight into the extraordinary, 33-mission career of Atlantis, which included the launch and maintenance of the Hubble Space Telescope as well as the building of the ISS.

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Note to editors: All images should credit Delaware North Companies/Joe Cascio.

www.projectiondesign.com
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www.electrosonic.com

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