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Disney and Christie Sign Technology Supply, Support and Services Agreement for Digital Cinema

The Walt Disney Studios has entered into an agreement with Christie® to provide the latest digital cinema technologies and a variety of professional services for The Walt Disney Studios’ production, post-production, screening rooms and premieres. In addition, Christie’s Managed Services will provide Disney’s accomplished engineering team with round-the-clock support for Disney’s digital cinema facilities, supported by Christie’s Network Operations Center (NOC) and Christie’s on-site preventative maintenance services.

Jack Kline Christie President and COO


The two companies will share projection technology ideas and innovations to provide audiences with unparalleled movie-going experiences. Disney will have early access to emerging Christie technologies and provide input into product development, including laser projection, 4K projection, and Christie’s Integrated Media Block.

“Disney continues to push the limits of technology and innovation, and we at Christie are honored that we have this long-term opportunity to bring our considerable technology and service resources to bear to support Disney’s movie business,” said Jack Kline, president and COO, Christie Digital Systems USA Inc.

“Our agreement with Christie assures us of leading-edge projection technology and services for our Motion Pictures and our Studio Lot,” said Jeff Miller, President, Studio Operations, The Walt Disney Studios. “We’re also looking forward to working with Christie to refine and improve projection technologies.”

A combination of 2K and 4K Christie Solaria® Series DLP Cinema® projectors will be delivered to Disney in 2013, beginning with Disney’s worldwide headquarters in Burbank, California.

Christie Technology Solutions a Major Presence at Worship Facilities Conference and Expo

Christie® , a leader in providing digital display technology to the house of worship market, will display a range of solutions at Worship Facilities Conference and Expo (WFX) at the Dallas Convention Center October 2-4. The expo is the largest showcase of church-related products and services in America and the Christie booth will feature a variety of projection solutions all managed by the Christie Spyder X20 video processor.

Two blended Christie HD10K-M 3-chip DLP® projectors will be featured. With a combination of unparalleled image quality and low cost of ownership, the flexible Christie M Series of 3-chip DLP® projectors provides incomparable results in numerous applications. Available with WXGA, SX+, HD and WUXGA (1920 x 1200) resolution and providing up to 10,000:1 contrast ratio, the industry-leading Christie M Series is equipped with Christie Twist™, which enables edge blending and warping for smooth, clean images from multiple projectors.

The Christie booth will also draw attention to the new Christie LW720 3LCD projector. Featuring 7200 ANSI lumens with only a single lamp and 2500:1 contrast ratio for high brightness and deep and rich blacks, it also has one of the largest lens shift ranges*; giving customers more flexibility for installation locations in houses of worship, meeting rooms and classrooms.

Christie FHD551-W WeatherAll Flat Panel


Another highlight is the WeatherAll™ Christie FHD551-W flat panel. Introduced early this year, the weatherproof 55-inch full HD (1920 x 1080) LED edge lit LCD with optically bonded glass is designed to carry the message outdoors. Designed to withstand the elements, its high brightness LCD communicates to your audience regardless of weather conditions.

Christie is also showcasing the Christie DHD550-G 1-chip DLP® projector. Featuring Dynamic Contrast, which enhances images by increasing the contrast ratio to 5000:1, the Christie DHD550-G delivers superior image quality reliability and affordability in a single lamp design.

The Christie booth will also spotlight the award winning Nitro Solutions with a Christie YK50 dual-arm yoke supporting a Christie LX700 projector. The Christie YK50 is suitable for live events and staging applications in small- to mid-sized venues where moving video and lighting enhance the audience experience, but space is at a premium.

Also on display is a 1-unit wide by 5-unit tall Christie® MicroTiles® wall while two Christie HD14K-M 3-chip DLP® projectors will be utilized during the expo’s keynote address.

* varies on lens

The Film Society of Lincoln Center Selects Christie Solaria Series Projectors to Light Up Starr Theater at Alice Tully Hall in New York City

The world’s leading digital projection system, the Christie® Solaria® Series, has been selected as digital projector of choice for the Starr Theater at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, one of the most prestigious movie premiere venues in the United States. Preferred Christie dealer Digital Media Systems performed the installation in preparation for the 51st Annual New York Film Festival (NYFF), which will run from September 27 to October 13. The 4K resolution Christie projection system debut on Friday, with the festival’s Opening Night world premiere of “Captain Phillips,” a film starring Tom Hanks and based on the true story of the 2009 seizure by four Somali pirates of the Maersk Alabama cargo ship.

Alice Tully Hall (Photo by Mark Bussell)


“The Film Society of Lincoln Center takes a lot of pride in the work it does, supporting and showcasing innovative films by well-known and aspiring filmmakers alike. Our festivals are truly a time to celebrate the moving image and the powerful narratives that can be told through this medium,” said Lesli Klainberg, managing director, the Film Society of Lincoln Center. “At Alice Tully Hall, we show the highest-profile events of the festival, including NYFF official selections and gala tributes. In recent years, many of these have used Christie projectors. We are confident that Christie will always deliver, and are excited that the firm’s projectors will form part of the technology cornerstone for Alice Tully Hall.”

Craig Sholder, vice president, Entertainment Solutions, Christie, noted, “Alice Tully Hall is more than just a place to watch a movie on the big screen. Directors, filmmakers, and actors are all excited when their works premiere before thousands of distinguished guests at this historic and esteemed New York City venue. It’s a vote of confidence in Christie by the Film Society of Lincoln Center that they would choose our technology to debut landmark cinematic works for years to come.”

Gregg Paliotta, president and owner of Digital Media Systems, said that two Christie CP4230 4K DLP® digital cinema projectors will be converged and synchronized to display 3D movies with double the brightness levels of typical 3D presentations, while a single Christie CP4230 will be used to show 2D content in rich 4K resolution, attesting to the high brightness levels of Christie projectors.

“The Film Society wanted the most reliable, powerful, and accurate projection system to anchor the world-renowned Alice Tully Hall, not just for the festival, but for all of its high-profile events year-round,” said Paliotta. “Having used Christie projectors at other iconic Lincoln Center venues, as well as at countless venues throughout New York City, I am confident that Christie projectors are the best choice for the job.”

The New York Film Festival, organized by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, is North America’s second oldest film festival, drawing thousands of people to New York City every year to see exciting world premieres, award winning films, and participate in workshops and panel discussions across seven venues on Lincoln Center’s campus. Alice Tully Hall is the premiere venue for the festival, screening many of its most anticipated events.

Christie and Display Development Partner at CEDIA Expo 2013

Christie® and Display Development are partnering at CEDIA Expo 2013, taking place September 26-28 in Denver. The show’s theme: “Evolving Technologies in the Integrated Home” will highlight the executable tools and the right type of focused resources to help users adapt and evolve their business and own the network and the home.

Christie M Series Projector


Among the systems at Display Development’s booth # 3812 are various projection displays, as well as high definition flat panel solutions that can be installed both in-ceiling, in-wall, and out-of-doors, even in harsh environments.

Featured solutions include the Christie M Series 3-chip DLP® projectors and the Christie FHD551-W outdoor flat panel, a weather-resistant display with optically-bonded glass that allows for countless signage possibilities both indoors and outdoors. The Christie FHD551-X 55-inch high definition flat panel with ultra-narrow bezels for a near-seamless display and the optional Corning® Gorilla® Glass will also be a highlight.

Combining unparalleled image quality with a low cost of ownership, the versatile Christie M Series of 3-chip DLP® projectors delivers exceptional results in numerous applications. Available with WXGA, SX+, HD and WUXGA (1920 x 1200) resolution while providing up to 10,000:1 contrast ratio, the industry-leading and dependable Christie M Series also feature Christie Twist, which enables edge-blending and warping.

Rugged and versatile, the 55-inch Christie WeatherAll FHD551-W, a professional grade full HD (1920 x 1080 resolution) solution, is designed to perform in a wide range of applications including outdoor sporting venues, outdoor live events, theme parks, wayfinding, resorts, transportation, and other outdoor environments not typically applicable with standard LCD panels.

Ideal for a variety of large-format, tiled display wall applications, the Christie® FHD551-X is a professional grade LCD flat panel with full HD resolution, an ultra-narrow bezel and an energy-efficient LED backlight.

The partnership also includes the Christie CP4230 DLP® Digital Cinema® projector. Fully DCI compliant, the Christie CP4200 platform is the only 4K DLP® solution able to provide the world’s most brilliant 3D images, the highest level of content security, and the easiest adaptability, operation and maintenance.

“Display Development is recognized for its striking and architecturally elegant solutions to residential display systems that exceed the expectations of even the most discerning clients,” said Bryan Boehme, senior sales manager, Christie. “Christie is pleased to provide its award-winning digital projectors and flat-panels to help expand Display Development’s offering with a new series of superior visual displays that combine the company’s technical and design expertise with the power and performance of Christie digital solutions.”

Christie technology will also be at the Stewart Filmscreen booth with a Christie D4K2560 on display while the show’s Digital Cinema demonstration area features the Christie CP4230.

New JVC Projector Line Boasts Industry’s Highest Native and Dynamic Contrast

DENVER, September 26, 2013 – JVC today announced a new, expanded line of home theater projectors that delivers substantial improvements in image quality and achieves the industry’s highest native and dynamic contrast. The performance boost is driven by a new imaging device, upgraded version of the company’s e-shift technology, 4K source compatibility and a user-selectable Intelligent Lens Aperture.
With its new line, JVC continues to offer the industry’s highest native contrast performance, further improved this year by a new D-ILA device and a new wire grid polarizer. JVC has also added a user-selectable Intelligent Lens Aperture that can dial in even deeper blacks. And projectors equipped with 4K e-shift3, the latest iteration of the company’s e-shift technology, feature a 4K signal input (60P) so that now both 4K and 2K sources can be displayed as 3840 x 2160 images.

JVC’s 2014 projectors are the Procision Series DLA-X900R, DLA-X700R, and DLA-X500R, marketed by JVC’s Consumer AV Group, and the Reference Series DLA-RS6710, DLA-RS67, DLA-RS57, DLA-RS4910, and DLA-RS49, available through JVC Professional Products Company. All are 3D-enabled and offer 4K e-shift3.
The new JVC projectors use three sixth generation JVC D-ILA imaging devices. This new device features a pixel gap that’s 40 percent narrower than the previous chip for a smoother picture, a 10 percent improvement in light efficiency for a light output of 1,300 lumens, and improved native contrast, which is also enhanced by a new, third generation wire grid optical engine. As a result, native contrast ratios for the new projectors are:

DLA-X900R/RS67/RS6710 150,000:1
DLA-X700R/RS57 120,000:1
DLA-X500R/RS49/RS4910 60,000:1

To further boost contrast, JVC has developed a user-selectable Intelligent Lens Aperture. When engaged, JVC’s Intelligent Lens Aperture produces deeper black levels while maintaining white levels superior to what’s delivered by competing projectors using a dynamic iris – performance attributable to JVC projectors’ inherent high native contrast capabilities. As a result, the new JVC projectors achieve the industry’s highest dynamic contrast ratios:

DLA-X900R/RS67/RS6710 1,500,000:1
DLA-X700R/RS57 1,200,000:1
DLA-X500R/RS49/RS4910 600,000:1

JVC’s 4K e-shift technology was first developed to upconvert and scale 2D HD content to a 4K signal. With 4K inputs, the new JVC projectors can now process 4K signals as well to deliver a smooth, detailed image. Picture performance is further optimized by a new Multiple Pixel Control (MPC) processor with eight-band detection. The MPC processor offers four presets plus an Auto setting that automatically selects the best upconversion process by detecting the frequency of each pixel.

Picture quality is also enhanced through a new Clear Black feature that provides local area contrast enhancement, and improved Clear Motion Drive (CMD 3). CMD 3 uses a new LSI and new algorithm to deliver a significant improvement in motion artifacts on diagonal lines on 4K and 2K 2D content and 2K 3D content.
Other new enhancements for 2014 are:
• Two memory settings for pixel convergence that can be used to store correction settings for external lenses.
• New smartphone app that provides remote control of the projector, including picture settings.
• Adobe RGB picture mode on the top five models.
Key features carried over from the 2013 line include:
• Active shutter glasses for 3D viewing use RF rather than IR technology to offer more stable synchronization and extended range while avoiding possible interference with IR-controlled devices.
• Lens memory settings – Ten for the DLA-X900R, DLA-X700R, DLA-RS6710, DLA-RS67 and DLA-RS57, and five for the DLA-X500R, DLA-RS49, and DLA-RS4910. These store custom focus, zoom and horizontal/vertical lens shift position. This allows a constant height display of 4:3, 16:9, 2.35:1 or any other scope content without an additional anamorphic lens.

The flagship DLA-X900R and DLA-RS67/6710 are built using hand-selected, hand-tested components and have a 150,000:1 native contrast ratio and 1,500,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. For 3D viewing, they come with two pairs of PK-AG3 RF 3D glasses and a PK-EM2 3D Signal Emitter. The DLA-RS6710 also includes a spare lamp and comes with a five-year warranty versus a three-year warranty on the DLA-X900R and DLA-RS67.
The DLA-X700R and DLA-RS57 have a native contrast of 120,000:1, dynamic contrast ratio of 1,200,000:1, and come with a two-year warranty.

The DLA-X900R, DLA-X700R, DLA-RS6710, DLA-RS67 and DLA-RS57 offer ISF certification and are designed to pass the 400-plus tests necessary to achieve THX® 3D Certification (pending) – a promise to consumers of the highest level of quality and performance. All JVC THX Certified Projectors include THX 2D and 3D Cinema viewing modes to provide the most accurate color reproduction available in a pre-calibrated setting, ensuring content is rendered back just as its creator intended.

The DLA-X500R, DLA-RS49 and DLA-RS4910 each have a native contrast ratio of 60,000:1 and have dynamic contrast ratio of 600,000:1. The DLA-RS4910 provides ISF certification and three-year warranty, while the DLA-X500R and DLA-RS67 come with a two-year warranty.

Two current models, the DLA-X35 and the DLA-RS46, remain in the line for 2014.

The new JVC D-ILA home theater projectors will be available November at the following prices:

DLA-RS6710 $12,499
DLA-X900R/DLA-RS67 $11,999
DLA-X700R/DLA-RS57 $7,999
DLA-RS4910 $5,199
DLA-X500R/DLA-RS49 $4,999

About JVC Americas Corp.
Headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, JVC Americas Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of JVC Kenwood Corporation. JVC Americas distributes a complete line of video and audio equipment for the consumer and professional markets. For further product information, visit JVC’s website.

THX is a trademark of THX Ltd., registered in the United States and other jurisdictions. All rights reserved.

SIM2 Multimedia Defies Common Rules of Home Cinema Installation

Miramar, Florida—September 26, 2013—SIM2 Multimedia is proud to announce a product that defies the common rules of home cinema installation: a pure glass clad cube that looks like a modern piece of art.

A pure black or white interior design complement that fits easily into any décor.

A product with a stunningly bright 2D and 3D picture.

This product is called the CRYSTAL CUBE—the eclectic projector.

“Introduced in New York during the Big Apple stop of our World Road Show, this model wowed attendees, who came from all over the US,” said Maurizio Cini, CEO and President of SIM2. “SIM2 is determined to become the go-to projector company for the US market. We are now able to cover any type of installation, providing not only cutting edge performance but defining new trends in video display technology,” he continued.

Starting at a suggested retail price of $5,000 for a DLP projector that is exclusive and only available through highly select custom dealers, the Crystal Cube will be available by the end of October in two glass cabinet colors: black or white with optional matching color brackets.

CRYSTAL CUBE: the new style in projection, only by SIM2 Multimedia.

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 generating 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), the USA, the UK and China (sister companies), and in over 60 countries worldwide through partnerships with qualified distributors.

Display Development Introduces New 4K Models and Partners with Stewart Filmscreen at CEDIA

Batavia, NY—September 2013—Display Development, originator of the Residential Architectural Video System category, will introduce two new 4K projection systems during the 2013 CEDIA Expo in Denver, Colorado. The Reference ONE 4K and Digital Film 10 demonstrated in partnership with Stewart Filmscreen.

The main demonstration in Display Development’s Booth 3812 will be a Reference ONE 4K system using an 18’ Stewart CineCurve with GrayMatte 70 screen material. This system is the only custom residential high-frame-rate 4K projector that provides the ultimate personal cinema solution using Christie Digital projection as the base. The Digital Film 10, Display Development’s 4K system, boasts 22,000 lumens and is sure to provide incredibly bright and crisp images for the Director’s Choice 100 with SnoMatte 100 material demonstration in Stewart Fimscreen’s Booth 1720.

“With the combination of Display Development’s projector with Vari-Scope and a Director’s Choice 100 with SnoMatte 100 material, we have something that is as exciting as 4K or perhaps even more. This system is not only reference quality visually, but also representative of what the pinnacle should be for high end home theater systems to our business partners who service this market.” stated Joaquin Rivera, VP of Sales at Stewart Filmscreen. “We urge everyone to stop by these demos for the best demonstrations at the show!”

“We are thrilled to partner with Stewart Filmscreen at this year’s CEDIA Expo. It’s very important for us to have the best screens available to properly demonstrate why there is such excitement about DLP™ 4K systems,” said Jim Burns, president and co-founder of Display Development. “We’re delivering no less than professional-quality systems for the residential market, without inflated resolution claims, and with multiple options to suit the custom needs of our clients.”

Reference ONE 4K System
MSRP: $280,000-$400,000 depending on configuration

Digital Film 10
MSRP: $175,000

About Stewart Filmscreen:
Stewart Filmscreen is recognized as the ‘benchmark’ manufacturer of projection screens worldwide. The qualities that make Stewart Filmscreen products the pinnacle of optimal function and value are guaranteed by extreme attention to detail throughout all of the activities of the company. In order to satisfy customers and integrators worldwide, Stewart listens carefully, innovates thoughtfully and executes flawlessly, meeting or exceeding all customer expectations. Founded in 1947, Stewart Filmscreen has grown from a small business to an international corporation. Stewart is headquartered in Torrance California, and has an additional manufacturing facility in Cincinnati, Ohio. Satellite sales and manufacturing operations are maintained in Singapore and in Denmark.

About Display Development
Display Development delivers high-caliber architectural display systems, ranging from under $7,000 to $1,000,000 that are customized based on client expectations, room ergonomics, and environmental demands. Our mission is to provide a superior viewing experience in harmony with room décor. With a proven track record of 20 years, the core team of Display Development is responsible for bringing over 100 displays to market, many of which have received awards and accolades for their leading-edge technology.

Christie’s Video Display Solutions for 24/7 Security and Surveillance on Display at ASIS 2013

Christie®, a global leader in visual display solutions, will showcase its integrated, high performance, high resolution mission critical video display wall solutions at ASIS 2013, the world’s most comprehensive educational and networking event in the security industry, September 24-26 in Chicago, Illinois. Purpose-built for control rooms in security and surveillance applications, Christie display solutions and content management represent 24/7 access, reliability and security for briefings, monitoring, and surveillance.

“Christie has been designing control room solutions for decades. Our standard and custom-designed video wall solutions are cost-effective and easily integrated into customers’ existing infrastructure,” said John Stark, senior director, Collaborative Visual Solutions, Christie. “Detecting and acting on security events quickly is paramount. Our solutions provide fluid ease of use and visual accuracy to support any security environment flawlessly and our team of engineers and technical experts approaches each project based on individual needs, ensuring the right technology is applied every time. Our customers can breathe easier knowing they are getting 24/7 reliability that allows them to monitor, review, and share information in real-time, mitigating any potential risk.”

Christie QuadHD84 LCD flat panel display


At ASIS, the Christie booth (#2383)will feature three different integrated options for video wall display for the security and surveillance industry, starting with a 3 by 2 curved 55 inch Christie FHD551-X LCD flat panel display, with content management and mobility driven by the all-new Christie® Phoenix™. The quad high definition Christie QuadHD84, with stunning resolution and 60Hz update rates will also be on display, with Christie Phoenix streaming live IP videos.The booth space will also showcase a 1 by 5 Christie® MicroTiles® tower.

55 inch Christie FHD551-X LCD flat panel with ultra-narrow bezel
The Christie FHD551-X 55 inch HD LCD flat panel, with seams as small as 5.9mm, permits each panel to offer high-pixel density and an LED-backlit screen, with full high-definition resolution for sharp looking images from any distance. The space-saving FHD551-X LCD flat panel uses less than one watt of power in standby mode and offers an exceptionally low total cost of ownership, with reliable performance.

Christie Phoenix for Control Rooms


Christie Phoenix
Launched earlier this year, the network-distributed open content management system Christie® Phoenix™, enables all users to easily access and control audio-visual data securely from anywhere, at any time via standard IP networking technology. With Christie Phoenix, the same information, presented in the same format simultaneously is made available to all users regardless of their location.

Christie MicroTiles
Ideal for command/control and surveillance, Christie MicroTiles feature super fine pixel pitch of 0.567mm, a narrow 10 inch (260mm) depth and continuous automatic color and brightness calibration. With its stunning image quality, 24/7 performance, minimal footprint and low cost of ownership, the MicroTiles can be stacked and configured into an endless variety of designs, and fit into nearly any environment.

Christie integrated video wall solutions are built with the latest display technologies, including DLP®, LCD and LED that deliver superior, long-life performance at the lowest cost of operation and processing and content management. The displays are found worldwide and range from American Water to the Dallas Police Department’s Fusion Center to Mexico’s ultra-modern Federal Police Intelligence.

Christie’s visual display systems are built on proven technologies, with many products listed in General Services Administration (GSA) Schedules 58 and 70.

Collaborative visual solutions for mission-critical monitoring
Today’s control rooms go beyond traditional displaying and monitoring and Christie’s collaborative visual solutions are removing boundaries and enabling expansive collaboration for many of the world’s most mission-critical operations. By integrating stunning zero-maintenance displays with the power of the network, Christie is completely redefining the control room space, and setting the stage for an increasingly distributed control room environment. Across every sector in business, commerce and government, Christie is raising the bar beyond today’s stringent control room requirements.

Paul Salvini, Christie CTO, Featured Speaker at Toronto International Stereoscopic 3D Conference


Christie®, a world leader in advanced cinema technologies and visual displays, is pleased to announce that Dr. Paul Salvini, its Chief Technology Officer, will be a featured speaker at the 2nd annual Toronto International Stereoscopic 3D Conference taking place at the Bell TIFF Lightbox Theatre from September 20 to 23.

Dr. Salvini is one of two speakers on the topic of Laser Projection scheduled for
2:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 22 in Cinema 2. His presentation will focus on recent technological advances in laser projection and how these will influence the future of cinema and visual display projection techniques. The second speaker is Peter Ludé, a prominent engineering leader in broadcast and digital media, who will highlight the regulatory and safety issues raised by this leading edge technology. Both speakers will be available for a Q&A session following their presentations.

Dr. Salvini has led award-winning teams of engineers and software developers in bringing to market advanced visualization, simulation and display technologies. He has worked with 3D animation for major Hollywood film studios and has expertise in turning complex data sets into visualization solutions for defense and academic entities, as well as for the entertainment world.

Dr. Salvini has an equally accomplished academic career. Currently president of the University of Waterloo Alumni Council and holding appointments as Adjunct Professor of Engineering and KMDI Senior Research Fellow at the University of Toronto, he also serves on a number of boards relating to digital media research in the areas of graphics information visualization and 3D film innovation.

Mr. Ludé most recently was Senior Vice President of Sony’s Silicon Valley research and development labs where his work included workflow software for movie production, stereoscopic imaging and the next generation of 4K laser projectors for digital cinema. He is a past President of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers and also co-founder and past Chairman of the Laser Illuminated Projector Association (http://lipainfo.org/).

The conference is an unique international gathering of creative, scientific and business minds discussing, discovering and inspiring innovation in “Stereoscopic 3D” cinema. Brought together by the 3D Film Innovation Consortium, it offers the highest quality discussions on the creative, scientific and business challenges and possibilities of stereoscopic 3D.

Seattle Pacific University Prepares for New School Season with Hitachi Projectors

SEATTLE, Washington, September 19, 2013 — Seattle Pacific University (SPU) is a private liberal arts university, home to more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The school, located in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle, offers fewer classes during the summer. This time is used for planning and upgrading the technology and A/V equipment in the campus’ 100 classrooms. This summer, SPU has added 36 Hitachi CP-WU8450 3LCD projectors to its A/V system.

“A couple years ago, more than two dozen [non-Hitachi] projectors had to be recalled due to a power issue. Because it happened in the middle of the school year it was very disruptive,” said James Lim, microsystems analyst at SPU. “When we were in the market for new projectors, a strong support policy was obviously our priority and Hitachi’s extended service contract was very appealing right away.”

After installing and receiving positive faculty feedback on previously installed Hitachi CP-X4021N and CP-WU8440 projectors, SPU opted for the CP-WU8450 projectors. With the help of A/V installation firm Proton 360, 80 percent of SPU’s classrooms are now outfitted with Hitachi projectors.

“We’ve noticed that the CP-WU8450 actually seems brighter than its advertised brightness,” said Lim, “They’re bright enough that our faculty have actually gotten used to leaving the blinds open and the lights on in the classrooms!”

The CP-WU8450 projectors, which are networked together via an Extron controller, offer 5,000 ANSI lumens brightness and WUXGA 1920 x 1200 resolution.

“Walking through a classroom that’s outfitted with the CP-WU8450’s is markedly different from walking through other rooms in terms of the projector’s quietness and brightness,” said Lim. “We definitely like the product and will be sticking with Hitachi as long as they keep producing great projectors like this one.”

For more information on Proton 360 visit http://www.proton360.com/

For more information on Hitachi visit www.hitachi-america.us/digitalmedia

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About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi America, Ltd., headquartered in Tarrytown, New York, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., and its subsidiary companies offer a broad range of electronics, power and industrial equipment and services, automotive products and consumer electronics with operations throughout the Americas. For more information, visit www.hitachi-america.us. For information on other Hitachi Group companies in the United States, please visit www.hitachi.us.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 326,000 employees worldwide. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2012 (ended March 31, 2013) totaled 9,041 billion yen ($96.1 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, power systems, construction machinery, high functional material & components, automotive systems and others.

About Seattle Pacific University
Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University is a premier Christian university that equips people to engage the culture and change the world. Its comprehensive academic program serves more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Known for both their competence and character, SPU graduates are bringing about positive change in communities around the globe.

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