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New Motorized Lens Mount Available For All Christie Digital Cinema Projectors

Demonstration at ShoWest 2009, Booth #1705

CYPRESS, CA – (March 25, 2009) – Christie, a leader in digital cinema projection, announces the introduction of a motorized lens mount solution that is fully compatible with all Christie DLP Cinema® 1.2” DMD based projectors. The Christie motorized lens mount solution consists of a lens mount, motors and downloadable software, allowing theatres to easily and reliably change between flat and scope screen formats with a single lens set-up. It is designed to automatically adjust offset, focus and zoom, making it the most accurate and convenient solution on the market.

With the growing popularity of 3D digital cinema, the motorized lens mount is also designed to work hand-in-hand with Christie’s new Brilliant3D™ technology, the first technology in the industry to significantly increase projector performance and image brightness. The entire reflective surface of the DMD chip is used to produce crisper and clearer images, providing the ultimate 3D movie viewing experience.

Available in May 2009, Christie will offer a motorized lens mount upgrade kit that is compatible with any previously deployed Christie CP2000 series projector. The motorized lens mount is also available as an optional feature on all newly purchased Christie CP2000 projectors. The Christie CP2000-M projector has a motorized lens mount system built in and does not require an upgrade kit.

The Christie motorized lens mount system has been rigorously tested to ensure minimum drift and the highest accuracy when switching between flat and scope screen formats. The company is also offering new lenses designed to eliminate the need for additional auxiliary lenses to accommodate the unattended changeover requirement of the DCI specification.

The motorized lens mount represents the ultimate in convenience and reliability, giving management more options to optimize their booth operations. “It reflects Christie’s ongoing commitment to provide the best performing, easiest to use projection systems in the industry,” remarked Brian Claypool, senior product manager, Christie Entertainment Solutions.

The motorized lens mount is compatible with all existing and new Christie zoom lenses. It will also accommodate a new series of fixed prime lenses coming into the market.

To see a demonstration of Christie’s new motorized lens mount and for more information, visit Christie booth #1705 at ShoWest 2009.

About Christie
Christie, a wholly owned subsidiary of USHIO, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925), is a leader in visual solutions for world-class organizations, offering diverse applications for business, entertainment, and industry. A leading innovator in film projection since 1929 and a pioneer in digital projection systems since 1979, Christie has an established reputation as a total service provider and the world's single source manufacturer of a variety of display technologies and solutions. With the acquisition of Vista Controls Systems, Corp., Christie offers the most complete and advanced solutions for cinema, live venues, control rooms, business presentations, training facilities, 3D and Virtual Reality, simulation and education as well as industrial and government environments.