This Week (In AV and IT)

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A new series – I’ll be looking at news and developments in both AV and IT within the industry during the week. Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Acano (11/20) Today, Cisco announced its intent to acquire Acano Limited, a privately held company based in London that provides collaboration infrastructure and conferencing software. Acano’s hardware and […]

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Christie Acquires Allure Global Solutions

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Christie today announced the acquisition of Allure Global Solutions, Inc. (Allure), an engagement and transaction technologies provider, as well as all of its products and services. The firm is headquartered in Atlanta, and will operate as “Allure, a Christie Company.” Allure provides digital signage, point-of-sale and consumer engagement solutions, in the form of products and […]

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Christie Improves M Series Line

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The new Christie M Series line of upgraded 3DLP projectors include enhanced performance, portrait display capabilities and a 500-hour increase in the 450W lamp. Building on seven years of experience, the updated Christie M Series models can project on flat or curved screens in rental staging applications as well as large auditoriums, board and conference […]

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Christie Extends Vive LA Series Loudspeaker Lineup with LA2 Line Array and LA3S-3ohm Speakers

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Christie today extended its Christie Vive Audio solution with the introduction of the LA2 premium screen channel loudspeaker and the LA3S 3-ohm premium surround channel loudspeaker. Both products are expected to be available in November. The LA2 Line Array completes the family of LA (Line Array) speakers for use in screen channel applications by completing […]

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New Christie Flat Panels Come in 55-inch, 84-inch and 98-inch Flavors

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Christie just launched the Christie FHQ552-T, Christie FHQ842-T and Christie FHQ981-L flat panels. Previewed at InfoComm 2015, all three are designed for meeting rooms, offices, lobbies and architectural displays, and can be banded with Christie Brio, Christie Spyder and the Christie Pandoras Box media server. Available in October, the Christie FHQ552-T is a native 1920×1080 display that […]

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Christie Captiva Is Shortest Short Throw Ever

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Christie just launched the Captiva Series of 1-chip DLP laser/phosphor illuminated ultra short throw projectors capable of projecting 140″ diagonal in landscape or portrait mode. With the choice of a 3,500-lumen HD 1920×1080 (DHD400S) or 1920×720 resolution, 3,000-lumen (DUW350S) aspect ratios, the Christie Captiva Series is aimed at classroom, conference room or retail environments. Based […]

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Christie Debuts Solaria CP2208 Compact Digital Cinema Projector

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Christie today launched a value-priced digital cinema offering, the Christie CP2208, aimed at theaters with screen sizes less than 10.6 meters (35 feet) wide that require an affordable solution in a compact footprint. The latest in a line of Xenon-lamp based Christie Solaria projector solutions, the CP2208 was unveiled today at the Beijing International Radio, TV & […]

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Christie Demos World’s First 4K OmniDirectional 3DLP Projector Running 120Hz

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Christie is introducing the Christie Mirage 304K projector featuring 120Hz and omnidirectional capabilities June 24-26 at IVR, Japan’s largest 3D and high definition image technology exhibition. Delivering 30,000 lumens and 3DLP technology, the Christie Mirage 304K is designed for 3D applications and advanced visualization for industries including automotive, location-based entertainment, government, military, oil and gas, […]

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Christie Launches AutoStack Camera-Based Software at InfoComm

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Christie is launching its new Christie AutoStack and AutoStack Premium camera-based software at InfoComm 2015. The Christie AutoStack systems auto-calibrate, warp and blend Christie Twist enabled 3DLP projectors in under two minutes per projector — quicker than traditional methods, which can take hours. Unlike similar systems, Christie AutoStack and AutoStack Premium are integrated custom designed […]

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Christie Debuts Five New 3LCD D Series Projectors

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Christie unveiled five new 3LCD digital projectors today spec’d with brightness ranges of 6,000 to 8,000 lumens with a single lamp (and an optional 0.38:1 Ultra Short Throw lens). The D Series are all 10,000:1 contrast ratio and come in resolutions of XGA (1024×768), WXGA (1366×768) and WUXGA (1920×1200). Christie D Series are what the […]

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Christie Intros Ultra-Short Throw Lens

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Two Christie Ultra Short Throw lenses will be shown this month at NAB — both 0.38; one each for Christie Q Series and the new 3LCD Christie D Series. With all-glass element lens, the Christie Ultra Short Throw Lens offers greater thermal stability and reduced image drift compared to lenses using plastic lens elements and, […]

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Christie to Debut 60,000 Lumen Projector Next Week

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Christie is setting a new visual display standard at NAB in Las Vegas with a brand-new 60,000 lumens using 3P laser. Yes, 60,000. It will be demo’d in the Christie Innovation Theater where — using RGB laser technology in a large, open theater — Christie will demonstrate Rec2020 content and 60,000 lumens of brilliant light […]

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Christie and D3D Develop Laser Dome System

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Christie and D3D Cinema have partnered in a joint effort using Christie’s laser projection platform for tilted giant screen dome cinemas. R&D and preliminary testing is underway in conjunction with a host of third-party partners, from veteran dome cinematographers and post-production labs to optics specialists and test bed theaters. D3D Cinema will be shooting original […]

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Christie Details DSE Plans and Debuts Digital Signage Creative Agency

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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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Christie Announces Boxer Projector Series

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Christie’s new Boxer Series will officially launch and will make its worldwide debut at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show in Amsterdam, but we have the details now. Technically, there was a private launch back in November and Christie has already taken orders for more than 200 projectors — without a public launch! The first […]

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17 Stands You Must See at ISE 2015

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As you may know, Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) is Europe’s — and the world’s — largest AV show. Combining both residential and commercial AV technology in one giant trade show venue at the Amsterdam RAI, the show is nicely spread out in 12 easy-to-navigate halls that you can walk without back-tracking as it’s laid-out in […]

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Christie H Series Joins 1-Chip DLP Lineup at ISE

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Christie introduces its brightest 1-chip DLP projector line today with the new Christie H Series that include two projectors that are both spec’d with 12,000 lumens. Weighing only 52.5 pounds (24 kilograms) each, both the dual-lamp Christie D12HD-H (1080p) and Christie D12WU-H (1920×1200) projectors are designed for mid-to-large rental staging and fixed applications such as […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up | An ISE 2015 Blog, Christie & Dolby Co-Development and more!

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With the holidays now over, we are beginning to get back into the swing of things and here is a second look at anything you may have missed. This week we are featuring a couple blogs, Christie’s co-development with Dolby Cinema and more. Like it? Love it? Hate it? Let us know. Oh, and let […]

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Christie’s New Twist for Blending and Warping

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At the Live Design International (LDI) show in Las Vegas, Christie launched three upgraded versions of its Christie Twist technology. The Christie Twist solution delivers full image warping and advanced edge blending in Christie 3-chip DLP projectors using software that controls and edge-blends multiple curved images seamlessly on any surface. Easier to use and with […]

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Thinklogical Intros Direct Fiber-Optic Input Card for Entero HB Video Wall Cube

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Thinklogical has co-developed a fiber optic input card for the Christie Entero HB video wall display cubes. The Thinklogical VelocityDVI 3 Direct Fiber-Optic Input Card installs directly into the Christie Entero HB cube, providing fiber-optic video signal extension capability at 6.25 Gbps bandwidth without the use of external receivers, power supplies and copper cabling, resulting […]

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Christie Partners With Dolby Vision Projection Systems

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Christie will co-develop, supply, install and service proprietary Dolby Vision projection systems for Dolby Cinema, a branded premium cinema offering for exhibitors and movie-goers. Dolby Cinema will feature the Dolby Vision projection system using state-of-the-art optics and image processing to deliver high dynamic range (HDR) with enhanced color technology. Outfitted with Dolby Atmos, a Dolby […]

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Christie Expands 1-Chip DLP Lineup With Q Series Additions

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Christie has added three new projectors to their Christie Q Series family. The new so-called “whisper-quiet” Christie DWX851-Q, Christie DHD851-Q and Christie DWU851-Q models deliver 7900, 7500 and 7900 ANSI lumens, respectively, and are usable in either single or dual-lamp mode. Operational in portrait or landscape setup and suitable for auditoriums, board and conference rooms, […]

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Three Upgraded Christie Twist Options Provide Enhanced Image Quality for Multiple Projector Setups

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Christie is launching three upgraded versions of its Christie Twist technology this week. The Christie Twist solution allows for full image warping and advanced edge blending in Christie 3-chip DLP projectors using software that controls and edge-blends multiple curved images seamlessly on any surface. Easier to use and with better, more precise pixel-to-pixel alignment than […]

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Christie Adds 45K Lumen Projector

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Christie unveiled its new Roadie 4K45 — a 4K (4096×2160) resolution and 45,000 lumens at 60 Hz with optional 120 Hz capability. Rugged, reliable, and road tested, the 45,000 lumen Christie 4K45 offers a higher level of image brightness for rental staging and fixed applications including concerts, casinos, sports events, amusement parks, conventions, annual meetings […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up | October 10

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Here’s what you missed this week. Each week we wrap-up the top stories we think deserve a second look. Blogger Mark Coxon tackles 4K with the NFL’s RedZone, Corey Moss writes a blog featuring Christie Digital’s Powerwall, we tell you why design is so important in digital signage and more! If you think we missed […]

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The Power of The Wall

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So ya, thought ya, might like to go to the show… The year was 1979 when Pink Floyd, one of the most revolutionary bands in history, released one of the most powerful albums in history. It set records, trends — it was, and still is, unmatched by any other band in rock music. Roger Waters, […]

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Christie to Launch Home Entertainment Division at CEDIA Thursday

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Christie will be showcasing a variety of three-chip DLP, one-chip DLP, flat panel and audio solutions available for home entertainment at the CEDIA Expo, exhibiting at the show for the first time in the company’s 85-year history. Using DCI and alternative 4K content, the 1,200-square-foot booth features a premium home-entertainment theater where audiences will enjoy […]

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