I kidded George Tsintzouras, Senior Product Manager for Business Products at Christie, today that he should make infommercials for a living. That joke was based on George’s incredible enthusiasm for Christie’s new M Series line of dual-lamp, 3-chip DLP projectors, directed at the AV market. Manufacturer representatives, after all, are supposed to be enthusiastic and I’ve heard some great sells over the years. But George was positively mesmerizing while discussing what Christie views as major breakthroughs with the M Series. George’s point is that the innovation inside the M Series units revolves around impressive advances in optics, allowing two lamps to produce 10,000 lumens out of a single projector.
But he also loves the weight (just 55-lbs.), swappable lamps, intelligent lens system with encoder-based motors, and much more. He was particularly jazzed, for instance, about the filter-free, dust-sealed engine design on the system.
Next, George lured me over to check out the Christie/Vista technology demo for a universal routing switcher that he swears will input or output any kind of digital format as part of a soup-to-nuts system solution under the Christie umbrella for many types of applications.
“We’re really proud of it, and expect it to be ready by the fall,” George said. He had lots more to show me when I finally had to depart for my next appointment. Go see George if you have time, and he’ll will most definitely tell you everything that Christie is up to.