Rants & rAVes — Episode 1297: Experience Is Everything With Christie at ISE 2024

January 18, 2024

Christie will allow ISE 2024 attendees to experience all its products and technology in stand/booth 3K500 this year, its 95th year as a company. The entire booth is driven either by Pandora’s Box, its media server technology, or Christie Terra, the AV-over-IP ecosystem based on SDVoE. Christie’s senior director of marketing, Enterprize, Steve Capling, and […]

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Christie RGB Pure Laser Projectors Illuminate New Immersive Venue in Toronto

September 4, 2023

Christie announced that its RGB pure laser projectors are illuminating a new immersive venue in Toronto. Illuminarium Experiences, in partnership with Toronto-based Secret Location, has opened its first Canadian location in Toronto’s Distillery Historic District. The 13,500 square foot space includes almost thirty Christie RGB pure laser projectors and maintenance and support from Christie Professional […]

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Christie 4K UHD Projection Delivers Lifelike Visuals in Brazilian Parliament

August 3, 2023

GOIÁS, Brazil – (July 12, 2023) – Christie is pleased to announce that the Legislative Assembly of the State of Goiás (Brazil), known as ALEGO, has installed Christie projection in the amphitheater where various parliamentary activities are held. ALEGO installed audio, video, and broadcast solutions in its main spaces such as plenary sessions, auditoriums, session […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1227: Christie Digital Will Debut New Native 4K Projector, 0.75mm & 1.0mm MicroTiles LEDs at IC23

May 26, 2023

Christie Digital will use InfoComm 2023 for the North American debut of an all-new native 4K, 1-chip DLP projector, dubbed the 4K22-HS, at InfoComm 2023 in booth 1623. In addition, you’ll get to see new 0.75mm and 1.0mm MicroTiles LED and an experiential-based booth all driven by its own SDVoE-based AV-over-IP platform, Terra. Gary was […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1197: Here’s Everything Christie Digital Has Planned for ISE 2023, Including a New Product Launch!

January 18, 2023

On my latest videocast, I chat with Christie Digital’s director of product management, Joel St-Denis, about what you can expect in stand/booth 3K600 at ISE 2023 in Barcelona. The company will, again, tie the entire booth together using its AV-over-IP platform — Terra — that’s based on 10G SDVoE and drive it all with Pandora’s […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1134: Christie Digital Wants You to Say ‘Wow’ When You Enter Its Booth at InfoComm 2022

June 5, 2022

Christie isn’t holding back. Following an amazing ISE Show for them in Barcelona last month, Christie Digital is back in the USA for InfoComm and will feature nearly an entire product line – all interconnected via its Terra AV-over-IP ecosystem – on display at InfoComm in booth N2145. Gary was joined with Christie’s Joel St-Denis, […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1103: Christie Will Use ISE 2022 to Feature Its Entire New Product Lineup

April 27, 2022

Christie’s heritage in AV is projection; at ISE the company will show everything from its entry-level 1-chip DLP line, the Inspire Series, to its Griffyn 4K32-RGB pure laser projectors. Of course, you’ll see its MicroTiles LED and an awesome projection-mapping demo, but you’ll also get a chance to see Version 8 of its acclaimed Pandoras Box player/server connected via SDVoE and even NDI (and […]

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VuWall To Spotlight PAKTM Video Wall Node, TRx 3.1 Management Software and More at ISE 2022

April 13, 2022

VuWall will spotlight its latest products that allow operators and managers to build robust, modular video walls at booth 3R200 at ISE 2022 in Barcelona. The show will be the first in-person demonstration of VuWall’s new PAKTM Video Wall Node. Visitors can also expect a demonstration of the latest TRx 3.1 management software, managing all the […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1074: So, What’s Up with Christie? A Lot, Actually!

October 26, 2021

Gary was joined by today’s Rants and rAVes guest, Steve Capling, director of global enterprise marketing at Christie, to talk about the plethora of new products the company has introduced in 2021. Working with THE rAVe Agency during rePLAY 2021, Christie will debut new projects in the 1-chip DLP Inspire Series, a new M Series high-end 4K25 […]

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ProAV Day of LAVNCH WEEK 2.0: CX, Crystal Balls and a Hot Debate on AV-over-IP

June 23, 2020

ProAV is at a crossroads today. And it’s not just because so many of us are working from home and don’t know what the commercial/business space will look like in three months, even with well-researched predictions. Big innovations in ProAV were happening long before COVID-19, but the pandemic has expedited — expedited like the first […]

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Updated: R.I.P. Christie MicroTiles — True Innovation is Laid to Rest

January 28, 2019

Update: We just heard from Christie, who told us that although it’s true the original Christie MicroTiles are being retired, an all-new version that’s “smaller, brighter and faster to install” will be announced at ISE next week in Amsterdam. Stay tuned for more information! I just received an official notice from Christie Digital, today, that […]

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Christie Expands Capabilities of Mystique Install Software

June 6, 2018

Christie has announced a major update to Christie Mystique Install, a software that configures, aligns, warps and blends complex multi-projector arrays. With Mystique Install – Large Scale Experience (LSE) Edition, recalibration of complex projection mapping on 3D surfaces now just takes — according to Christie — a single click. Mystique Install – LSE detects any […]

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Christie Previews Automated Content Generation Using AI for Pandoras Box at InfoComm

June 4, 2018

Christie previewed a new capability of Christie Pandoras Box media server at InfoComm 2018: Automated Content Generation (ACG), allowing customers the freedom to develop quality content easily. Automated Content Generation exploits new artificial intelligence technologies, providing Pandoras Box users with tools for creating repeatable content — a first in the media server market. Use of […]

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Visit the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino Superbook as part of RPV’s Mount Hall of Fame Tour during InfoComm

May 19, 2016

If you missed RPV’s Mount Hall of Fame last year, not to fear, they are resurrecting it in a BIG way again this year. Combined with a Behind the Mount booth tour, RPV will be offering a look at their Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino Superbook project. This project collaboration with HB Communications and […]

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Christie Details DSE Plans and Debuts Digital Signage Creative Agency

March 5, 2015

Christie will be focused on digital signage applications with the introduction of an array of media solutions, including Christie Experiential Networks (CEN) digital destinations at DSE 2015 in Las Vegas, March 10 – 13. As part of Christie’s professional services offering, the Christie THREE SIXTY digital media group enables partners and end-users to access one […]

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How the A/V/L Industry Sees the Church Market

November 18, 2014

“This church market — it’s kind of a thing now, eh?” This is how the A/V/L industry sees the church market. Manufacturers and systems integrators are highlighting their House of Worship (H.O.W.) market products and installations more than ever before. The emphasis is directly correlated with the increase of sales into churches, which are starting […]

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Church Video Production – Selling the Workflow

November 17, 2014

Near cinema-quality field video capture is available for well under $10K, a price point so low that the A/V/L industry feels threatened by low cost technology dazzling the focus and buying power of consumers. A visit to InfoComm or NAB quickly reveals a rush to service the exponential growth of the sub $10K market space, […]

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Christie Increases Shipments of Solaria One to Theaters

April 12, 2013

Shipments of the Christie Solaria One projector — a DCI-compliant solution based on Texas Instruments S2K DLP Cinema chipset — have accelerated since first units rolled off Christie’s manufacturing plant floors in November 2012. Small-screen theaters in China, Russia, India, Brazil and across Europe and North America are seizing the opportunity to purchase these complete, […]

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Christie Digital Systems Canada Wows Customers and Employees Alike With 70-Megapixel Digital Canvas

April 11, 2013

Christie Digital Systems Canada sought to create an iconic display where technology, architecture and artistic design all intersected in the West Wing lobby of its Kitchener, Ontario, Canada office. Featuring sophisticated architectural integration and a unique technology solution to drive a 70-megapixel display, the project resulted in a stunning creative canvas for the company’s Artist-In-Residence […]

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Christie Debuts Two 3-Chip DLPs with 4K Resolution

April 8, 2013

Today Christie introduced two new 3-chip DLP, 4K projectors — the Christie D4K2560 and Christie D4K3560. The company says these new D4K models are the 3-chip DLP 4K projectors from Christie that also offer frame rates at 60 frames per second (fps). Both the Christie D4K2560 (25,000 center lumens) and Christie D4K3560 (35,000 center lumens) […]

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Christie Unveils TruLife Electronics Platform

April 3, 2013

Today Christie unveiled its latest electronics platform – Christie TruLife – with a proprietary, 1.2 Gigapixel per second, floating point architecture. Christie TruLife electronics forms the basis for the latest generation of projectors, which the company says is capable of delivering ultra high resolution, high frame rate video with high image fidelity (e.g., 4K resolution […]

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Christie Projectors to Show Lighting Options and Rental Staging Solutions at Prolight+Sound

March 12, 2013

The Christie stand at the Frankfurt Prolight+Sound show will focus on Christie’s Nitro Solutions (integrated moving yokes), MicroTiles as well as their Roadster J and M Series 3-chip DLP projectors. The Christie Nitro YK100 is a single-arm yoke that has been purpose designed for the Christie M Series and Christie LX1500 to provide a range […]

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Christie Laser Projector Shines at IBC in 3D

September 17, 2012

Christie Digital used a 63,000 lumen laser projector at IBC in the first screening of a full-length movie using a laser-illuminated projector.  You read that right — 63,000 lumens, topping the 55,000 lumens Barco showed earlier in the year, with Barco in partnership with IMAX and Kodak. The Barco/IMAX/Kodak demo showed the possibility of using […]

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Christie Announces JumpStart Content Management System

February 2, 2012

Here at ISE, Christie today announced the official launch of its Christie JumpStart content management solution into the EMEA market. JumpStart is designed for simplifying high resolution content on a multi-display or tiled digital canvas (edge-blended projectors). Christie JumpStart targets architectural markets including museums, universities, stadiums, corporate offices and retail stores needing high resolution, reliable […]

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WolfVision Rolls Out Green Strategy

January 31, 2011

Dubbed NaturallyGreen, WolfVision claims they already have the “greenest” document camera line in the AV industry. In addition to the certification for quality management in accordance with ISO 9001, WolfVision also conforms to environmental management standards and is certified under ISO 14001. For a European manufacturer like WolfVision, stringent environmental protection directives also apply, such […]

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Nascar Hall of Fame Fan Board Lit Up With 250 Plus Christie MicroTiles

January 25, 2011

(Disclosure: I do some writing for Christie, and prepared a case study on this project) One of the first BIG projects to come along for Christie Digital’s much-covered, much-praised MicroTiles technology is a signature installation at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, NC. The facility opened this spring and a focal point is a […]

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Prysm Makes InfoComm Debut: First System to Challenge Christie’s MicroTiles

August 6, 2010

At InfoComm last month, Prysm, Inc. launched the industry’s first real challenge to Christie’s MicroTiles technology, powered by its proprietary technology, Laser Phosphor Display (LPD). Although larger than the MicroTiles, the Prysm solution is similar in that they are also “building block” style displays that can be stacked in a wide variety of sizes and […]

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2010 rAVe Best of InfoComm Awards: Best Booth

July 28, 2010

Best Booth (tie): There were some really cool booths this year at InfoComm 2010. And, we had a touch time choosing just one, so we chose two: Christie. Highlighting their MicroTiles product, Christie set up venue-based application areas that included 3D, Digital Cinema, Restaurant and Bar, TV Set and Meeting Room applications. Kudos to whomever […]

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2010 rAVe Best of InfoComm Awards: Best New Product

July 28, 2010

Christie MicroTiles. This was the product everyone talked about at some point during the show. Although shown in a top-secret private suite at InfoComm 2009, MicroTiles didn’t actually ship until a few months ago and InfoComm 2010 was the first opportunity most ProAV’ers had to actually see it. It’s very creative, simple to build in […]

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Christie Digital Debuts the Ultimate 3D Projector

July 19, 2010

Christie’s new Mirage WU7K-M is something you gotta see. Featuring a full WUXGA resolution (1920×1200) display and dual lamps (making uniformity nearly perfect), the Christie Mirage WU7K-M is a 6,300 ANSI lumens powerhouse. With dual-link DVI support at 330MHz full bandwidth and up to 10,000:1 contrast, the projector is designed for stereoscopic 3D applications and […]

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Christie Announces New Widescreen LCD Projectors

June 21, 2010

Christie added two new LCD projectors to its extensive product line-up at InfoComm 2010 — the LWU420 and the LW555. The LWU420 targets ProAV users who need WUXGA high resolution and the LW555 fills the need for an affordable WXGA high brightness widescreen projector. The Christie LWU420 is a 4200-lumen projector with WUXGA (1920×1200) resolution, […]

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