Christie Buys coolux

christie-coolux-0115Christie just announced today that it has acquired German company coolux, a developer and supplier of 3D compositing and rendering systems. coolux will be integrated into Christie’s Global Market Solutions team, maintaining its office in Cologne, Germany.

coolux is best known for the Pandoras Box media and show control system, a high performance link between projection and digital image composition. A turn-key solution, it offers real-time rendering and compositing in 3D and allows projection onto any shape or surface.

Christie, a manufacturer primarily of high-end commercial projection systems, is based in Kitchener, Canada. It also owns Vista Control Systems, producer of the Vista Spyder video processor, and Arsenal Media (now Christie Creative Media Services), a digital signage content company.

More detail on the announcement will be provided at the biennial coolux Connect Conference, to be held Jan. 8-9 in Cologne, Germany.

coolux and Christie will exhibit at ISE in Amsterdam next month.