CYPRESS, CA -- Christie has acquired Vista Controls Systems (Vista), makers of video processing systems, including the acclaimed Vista Spyder. The move creates a comprehensive source for image processing and projection solutions for professional display markets--combining the power and flexibility of Vista's video switchers and real-time windowing and composition products with the power, performance and reliability of award-winning Christie projection systems.
According to the terms of the acquisition, the Christie and Vista transition plan ensures no disruption to employees, customers or business partners, many of which are already shared by both companies. This merger of complementary technologies means an unprecedented, seamless professional display solution for a diverse range of global markets, including fixed installations, rental/staging, broadcast, and advanced visualization environments.
Christie and Vista have a long history of working together in many successful installations. Christie and Vista solutions can be found in major broadcast environments, including on the multi-display sets of CBS Evening News with Katie Couric and TF1 France. The Vista Spyder also supports NBC Sunday Night Football, CNN International, CNN New York, an 18-projector wall at the IAC International Headquarters, the Arizona Cardinals' Football Stadium, Deutsche Telekom AG's headquarters, the Golf Channel, and NBC Sports.