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Christie Digital Systems' DLV1280-DX Now Shipping:
World's First 3-chip DLP™ Control Room Projector
Raises Performance Standard

Kitchener, Ontario - (February 6, 2001) - Christie Digital Systems, developer of award-winning high-performance projection solutions, is pleased to announce it is now shipping the GraphxMaster DLV1280-DX, the world's first 3-chip DLP projector designed exclusively for use in control rooms. In particular, the DLV1280-DX is ideally suited for rear-screen, fixed focal length applications.

"This projector is the highest performing purpose-built command and control room projector on the market," says Jim Gavloski, Senior Product Manager for Control Room Solutions. "Since its introduction, we have received unprecedented interest in the product and have had key customers turn to the DLV1280-DX for their advanced projection needs."

The DLV1280-DX projector offers unparalleled flexibility and stunning visuals. With the projector's Digital Light Processing™ subsystem comprising of three DMD™ reflective panels, the projector is able to produce images that have greater color accuracy and uniformity, a higher contrast ratio, and better black levels. It also incorporates powerful features, including Color Space Control, which enables true RGB color matching from display to display, critical in tiled wall applications.

Distribu-TECH Details
To see the performance features of the DLV1280-DX, visit Christie Digital Systems' booth #1624 at Distribu-TECH February 5 -7, 2001 in San Diego, California.

About Christie Digital Systems, Inc.
Christie Digital Systems, Inc. is a world leader in high-performance projection solutions for cinema, control rooms, rental staging, 3-D, immersive environments, meeting rooms, conference rooms and fixed installation environments. With expertise in film projection since 1929 and high-performance professional projection systems since 1979, Christie Digital Systems has over 25,000 projectors installed in more than 50 countries. Christie Digital is an Academy Award recipient for its gearless projectors and has received numerous industry-specific awards for DigiPro™, the world's first DLP Cinema™ projector and the Roadie, the world's first purpose-built rental staging projector. Christie Digital Systems is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio America, Inc. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.christiedigital.com.

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For more information, please contact:

Tina Quelch
Cohn & Wolfe
(416) 924-5700
tina_quelch@ca.cohnwolfe.com

Dorina Belu
Christie Digital Systems
(519) 749-3323
dorina.belu@christiedigital.com

Digital Light Processing™, DMD™ and DLP™ are trademarks of Texas Instruments.