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SUMIKO / WOLF CINEMA enters strategic sourcing relationship with CHRISTIE

High-end home theater projectors by Wolf Cinema feature Christie technology inside
Sumiko / Wolf Cinema announces that Christie, the world leading provider of professional digital cinema projectors for commercial movie theaters, will provide the projection technology for Sumiko / Wolf Cinema’s first range of projectors to meet the needs of the most demanding high-end home cinema enthusiasts. Incorporating Christie’s digital projection technology, the Wolf Cinema projectors successfully combine exceptional film-like cinema performance and advanced user-friendly features. The projectors are housed in an ingenious “black box” custom integration chassis that is designed to keep all critical thermal components cool to operate reliably for years to come. Sumiko / Wolf Cinema’s relationship with Christie forms the basis of an ongoing technology and service sourcing relationship.

“Each Wolf Cinema model has been developed to push the state-of-the-art in video projection fidelity in the home,” stated John Hunter, President of Sumiko / Wolf Cinema. “Christie technology has proven itself truly world-class for the rigorous demands of both industrial and commercial use. Wolf Cinema projectors allow this superior level of performance and reliability to be realized in a domestic application using conventional or high-definition video and broadcast sources”.

“Performance is but one part of the equation. In the world of high-performance video, an in-field service network is a necessary component to provide an exceptional ownership experience. Plans are underway to utilize Christie’s Managed Services network of 180 highly trained technicians in order for Wolf Cinema to offer unprecedented after-sales service and critical parts delivery to our customers,” stated John Hunter.

“Our relationship with Sumiko / Wolf Cinema came about after a thorough examination of technology, sales, service and marketing considerations,” stated Gary Fuller, vice president, Business Products at Christie. “Sumiko’s expertise in providing exceptional quality, high-fidelity audio products to the specialty A/V market is well known and positions them well to provide products to the high-end home theater market. Sumiko is widely acknowledged to be one of the top specialty distributors in terms of dealer support, product training and after sales service”.

Wolf Cinema’s DCX-500i was first launched at CEDIA 2008 where it received the prestigious “EXCITE” Award from Custom Retailer magazine. Currently shipping along with the DCX-500i are the DCX-1000i and DCX-1500i projectors. Sumiko will distribute Wolf Cinema high-end home theater projectors—with Christie digital projection technology inside—through a select network of highly qualified audio/video specialists throughout North America and the world.

About Christie
Christie Digital Systems, USA, Inc., 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 since1979, Christie has established a global 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 Control 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. For more information, visit www.christiedigital.com.

About Sumiko / Wolf Cinema
For over 30 years Sumiko has been manufacturing, importing and distributing the finest music and film sound components in North America. Sumiko is headquartered in Berkeley, California and maintains its own in-field and sales, training and support staff. Brands represented in North America include Sonus faber, Vienna Acoustics, REL, Pro-Ject and SME. For additional information visit www.sumikoaudio.net or www.wolfcinema.com.