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Press Release  |  Aug 15, 2000

Award winning projectors illuminate the stunning video screen at the

Los Angeles, California ? (August 15, 2000) ? Christie Digital Systems, developer of award-winning high-performance projection solutions, is pleased to announce that its projectors are lighting up the video wall at the 2000 Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles August 14 ?18, 2000.

Six Christie Digital Roadie S12s are bringing images dramatically to life on a 30 x 18-foot screen situated directly behind the podium. Two Christie Digital Roadster X4 projectors are also being used on rear projection screens enclosed in cabinets on each the side of the stage. These projectors are providing the convention images that will be seen live on the convention floor and broadcast around the world on C-Span, CNN and network broadcasts.

"Our goal has always been to create a seamless digital backdrop to tell the story of the Democratic National Convention," says Joseph Finneran, Co-Founder and Creative Director at Fresh Technologies. "We needed to find a projector that could cut through all the ambient lighting created by the theatrical, broadcast and convention floor lights and provide bright high-resolution images and the Roadie S12 more than met these requirements."

As a member of the Directors Guild of America, Joseph Finneran has extensive experience with large screen displays and new technology issues. When the time came to choose a projector for the most important Democratic event in 2000, he chose the projection solution specialists at Creative Technology. Together, they tested several projectors for brightness and graphic imagery before choosing the Roadie S12s and Roadster X4s to project the images of the Democratic National Convention.

"The Democratic National Convention is an important event for Creative Technology," says Alan Barber, Account Executive, Creative Technology. "The high profile convention requires projectors that are reliable and able to deliver incredible images, which is why we chose Christie Digital projectors."

"As a leader in high-end projection systems, Christie Digital has the reputation for meeting the projection needs of a high-profile event like the Democratic National Convention," says Rocco Fondacaro, Vice President Marketing at Christie Digital. "Our Roadie and Roadster projectors are designed to deliver superior quality images under these types of demanding conditions."

Photos of the video screen are available at the Digital Stills Gallery at

About Christie Digital Systems, Inc.

Christie Digital Systems supplies high performance projection solutions to customers around the world. Specializing in large-screen video/data/graphic solutions, Christie Digital has over 20,000 projectors installed in more than 50 countries. Established as Electrohome Projection Systems in 1979 and headquartered in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, Christie Digital Systems, Inc. became a wholly owned subsidiary of Christie Systems Inc. on November 1, 1999. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

For more information, please contact:

Tina Quelch
Dorina Belu
Cohn & Wolfe
Christie Digital Systems
(416) 924-5700