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PROJECT YOUR BEST IMAGE™ WITH THE NEW DESKTOP PROJECTOR
FROM CHRISTIE DIGITAL SYSTEMS

- Vivid Lite™ Ready to Order Now -

Kitchener, Ontario - (April 23, 2001) - Christie Digital Systems is pleased to announce a second addition to the new Vivid line of projectors purposely designed for conference rooms, meeting rooms and similar shared facilities. Vivid Lite offers an ideal combination of high resolution (true XGA) and high brightness (up to 1800 ANSI lumens) packed in an ultra-portable multimedia projector (just 7.7 lbs).

"Vivid Lite is an exceptionally affordable projector for presenters who want a bright and powerful means of expressing their ideas," said Zoran Veselic, senior product manager, Fixed Installations, Christie Digital Systems. "Whether the image comes from a DVD, VCR, HDTV player or PC, Vivid Lite offers ease of operation for any user - just plug it in, connect the source and press the power button. The built-in auto setting feature takes care of everything else."

Vivid Lite contains three 0.9 inch p-Si Active Matrix TFT LCD high aperture panels with Micro Lens Array for optimum LCD performance. The latest LCD technology transmits more light through each pixel, delivering brighter and less pixelized images. The extensive lamp life ensures that a single 150W EHP lamp will operate for 1500 presentations of one-hour in length.

Additional features such as auto power-up, lamp-off control, manual lens zoom and focus, adjustable feet and the built-in security slot ensure that the projector is secured and easy to operate.

Unique to the industry is Vivid Lite's ultra-thin (0.2 inch) IR remote keypad. This credit-card size remote performs all the adjustments of Graphical User Interface (GUI) menus and features additional direct function keys such as: status, zoom/pan, volume, digital keystone, mute, and auto setting for the perfect image on the screen.

Everything about Vivid Lite's operation has been designed to offer high brightness in a powerful, mobile unit. And with Christie Digital's customer satisfaction commitment, Vivid Lite is an attractive investment for the long term.

Where To See Vivid Lite
Vivid Lite will appear at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas, from April 23-26, 2001. Stop by Christie Digital's booth, M9624.

Product Availability and Pricing
Vivid Lite is ready to order now and pricing is available exclusively from Christie Digital's Fixed Installations partners. For more details on Vivid Lite, visit http://www.christiedigital.com and select the fixed installations portfolio segment. Vivid Lite is sold with a two-year limited warranty on parts and labor (excluding the lamp; lamp warranty is 1500 lamp hours or 90 days, whichever comes first).

About Christie Digital Systems
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. Christie Digital Systems has more than 70 years expertise in providing film projection technology to the cinema industry and more than 25,000 large screen projection solutions installed worldwide. They are the first DLP Cinema™ licensee 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 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 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

Project Your Best Image™ and Vivid Lite™ are trademarks of Christie Digital Systems.