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CHRISTIE DIGITAL'S MIRAGES
ESTABLISH NEW 3D PROJECTION BENCHMARK

- Global Suppliers Choose Mirage 3-Chip DLP™ Projectors -

Denver, CO - (November 13, 2001) - Christie Digital Systems, manufacturer of high performance projection systems, announces the adoption of its Mirage 3D DLP™ projectors throughout the SUPERCOMPUTING 2001 (SC2001) exhibit currently on until November 15th at the Denver Convention Complex in Denver, CO, USA.

At the show, leading 3D industry companies are showcasing advanced visualization using Mirage 5000 and Mirage 2000 projectors. Introduced in April 2001, the Mirage line of 3D projectors is the world's first 3-chip DLP™ projector to offer bright imagery, color purity and true digital processing in a stereo output signal.

"The introduction of the Mirage series of projectors is a significant technological advancement for immersive visualization and simulation applications. The most significant benefit is the high brightness and contrast ratio that is achieved, allowing users to work in higher ambient room lighting while still experiencing crisp, stereoscopic images," says Jim Angelillo, Vice President, Strategic Relations at Fakespace Systems based in Kitchener, Canada.

"The Christie Digital Mirage projector series is the most profound projection improvement in decades. The ability to provide the brightness, clarity and maintainability of Christie's DLP™ projectors in a format that is also capable of stereoscopic frame rates has compelled Panoram to totally transform its product line offering. Equally important to Panoram's seamless arrayed projection systems is the Mirage's incredible image and color uniformity. This will be the projector of choice for visualization and simulation many years to come," says Theo Mayer, CEO at Panoram Technologies of California.

"Christie Digital's Mirage 2000 and Mirage 5000 3D DLP™ projectors are extremely high quality data projectors. These projectors can be applied to meet the strict requirements specified by Japanese manufacturing companies," remarks Mr. Mamoru Hanzawa, Senior Manager at Nissho Electronics Corporation of Japan.

"Because of the significant higher light output, the success of DLP™ technology is undisputed when compared to other available projection technologies. The Mirage line from Christie Digital Systems offers, for the first time, an active stereo projection based on DLP™ technology. This active stereo projection is a real alternative to passive stereo projection. With that, TAN is able to offer a large range of solutions for the different demands in virtual reality applications. For example, TAN has recently equipped a five-side VR-CUBE with the new Mirage projectors at the Fraunhofer Institute IPK in Berlin," says Karl-Heinz Braumann, Managing Director at TAN Projections Technology GmbH & Co. KG of Germany.

The Mirage 5000 and Mirage 2000 offer SXGA resolution and support active and passive stereo using proprietary electronics culminating in the most advanced signal processing for all types of digital stereo images.

Each year, SUPERCOMPUTING 2001 brings together the world's leading computing experts in industry, academia, and government to witness the latest developments in networking, computing and associated software, visualization, tools, storage, applications and services. Information on SC2001 can be found at http://www.sc2001.org.

The Mirage is on display at the following booths:

  • # R375 ASCI Tri-Lab
  • # 2026 Fakespace Systems, Inc.
  • # R317 Panoram (NASA booth)
  • # 719 Panoram (HP booth)
  • # 1401 SGI

About Christie Digital Systems
Christie Digital Systems, Inc. is a world leader in high-performance projection solutions for 3D, immersive environments, cinema, control rooms, rental staging, meeting rooms, conference rooms and fixed installation environments. Christie Digital Systems has more than 25,000 large screen projection solutions installed worldwide and over seven decades of expertise in providing film projection technology to the cinema industry. As the first DLP Cinema™ licensee, Christie Digital is the first to play a leading role in the development of digital cinema projection. Christie Digital is an Academy Award recipient for its gearless projectors and has received numerous industry-specific awards for the world's first DLP Cinema™ projector and the Roadie, the world's first purpose-built rental staging projector. Christie Digital Systems is a jointly-owned subsidiary of Ushio America, Inc. and Ushio, Inc. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.christiedigital.com.

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For more information, please contact:
Dorina Belu
Christie Digital Systems
(519) 749-3323
dorina.belu@christiedigital.com