P R E S S R E L E A S E
Christie previews most extensive line-up of purpose built projection solutions
Atlanta, GA – InfoComm (June 9, 2004) – Christie Digital Systems, Inc., a leading provider of visual solutions for business, entertainment and industry, announces its most extensive line-up of network-enabled 3-chip DLP™, single-chip DLP™ and LCD-based projectors. Highlighted by a ground-up design and delivering new standards of brightness, resolution and power at lower cost-of-ownership, the products represent a dramatic advancement in visual solutions for the largest audiences to small boardrooms and business facilities.
"It's a quantum leap in digital technology with higher brightness levels and higher resolution for projection onto large screens. We've done a ground-up design of our DLP projectors. We've raised the bar on product performance, ease of installation and ease of use, service and maintenance," remarks Zoran Veselic, senior director of product management, Christie. "We're making a clear commitment and statement of our leadership in DLP and LCD projection technologies as well as being at the forefront of the convergence of AV/IT through our powerful, easy-to-use networking solutions."
Extensive Product Line-Up
The Christie Roadster S+16K, Christie Roadster S+12K and Christie Roadster S+8K feature SXGA+ (1400x1050 resolution) and brightness levels of 16,000 lumens, 12,000 lumens and 8,000 lumens, respectively. Featuring 3-chip DLP™ with 0.95" DMD chips, the new Roadsters offer 90% brightness uniformity and 1500:1 full field contrast ratio. The new Roadsters have been designed with built-in handles, a new airflow pattern and multi-rigging points. 10-bit processing raises the bar for actual image processing, color accuracy and video realism, designed to handle the rigors of any rental/staging environment. All new Roadsters include on-board ChristieNET™ networking.
The new Christie DS+60 is the world's brightest single-chip 0.95" DLP™ projection system for fixed installations such as classrooms, training rooms and meeting rooms. It features dual lamp operation, an astounding 6,000 ANSI lumens (dual lamp mode) or 3,000 ANSI lumens (single-lamp operation), 1300:1 full field contrast ratio, and built-in multi-standard video decoder delivering compatibility with all popular standards including NTSC, PAL and SECAM. With on-board ChristieNET™, the DS+60 becomes part of a total network of IP-addressable display devices.
The Christie DS+25 features sealed, single-chip SXGA+ DDR Darkchip2™ technology and delivers the brightest light output with single lamp design. At 2,500 ANSI lumens, the DS+25 is perfect for screen sizes from 2.5' (0.7m) to 18' (5.5m) wide, as found in most small to medium sized venues. The DS+25 connects with most digital and analog data up to UXGA and video up to HDTV 1080i. Also available in wide-angle format, the DS+25W features a short throw fixed lens. On-board ChristieNET™ allows for monitoring and control over a TCP/IP network. The new Christie LX66 and Christie LS+58 projectors with 1.4" LCD panels featuring micro lens array offer 6,500 ANSI lumens (dual lamp mode) and 5,800 ANSI lumens (with dual lamp), a broad range of features, including 10-bit processing, true XGA resolution for the LX model and true SXGA+ (1400x1050) resolution for the LS+ model. Both projectors offer 1300:1 contrast ratio (full field), 90% brightness uniformity, an internal shutter/douser and work with current 1.8" LCD lenses. These projectors are gaining popularity in houses of worship, boardrooms, large conference rooms, small auditoriums and rental/staging. With ChristieNET™, the new Christie LX66 and Christie LS+58 are network-enabled.
Networking Solutions At InfoComm, Christie will feature the latest generation of ChristieNET™ projector management and control solutions for corporate and small offices, educational facilities, government, and dynamic signage. These include advancements in ChristieNET™ Connectivity Modules (CCM), new ChristieNET™ SecureCCM, and new ChristieNET™ Wireless Multimedia Portal (WMP). Supporting new and existing Christie projectors, as well as any controllable AV device, the new ChristieNET™ CCM and SecureCCM feature embedded Web Servers deliver out-of-the-box functionality and integration with any existing web browser interface, providing the ultimate in ease-of-use. For increased security, the ChristieNET™ SecureCCM is the first product of its kind to be certified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to meet the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS), mandatory requirements for government installations and applications.
The new ChristieNET™ Wireless Multimedia Portal (WMP) is ideal for projection full motion video and audio or showing DVD content wirelessly. A direct access to video buffer delivers fast, jitter-free images at 30fps. Similar to the ChristieNET™ Wireless Presentation Portal, the ChristieNET™ WMP works with projectors or other presentation devices positioned anywhere in a room, while the user is free to move about during the presentation.
InfoComm International 2004