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Christie unleashes the power of imagination at NAB 2016

Christie is demonstrating why its trailblazing technology is used by the world’s most recognized companies, live events, and sports teams, during the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas April 16 - April 21. Leaders in creating and delivering the world's best visual and audio experiences, Christie specialists will demonstrate how the right technology enables customers to maximize display opportunities with stunning and unprecedented visuals while growing revenue streams.

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“From hardware to software, Christie delivers the complete package of affordable visual display technology that turns the impossible to the possible and allows users to imagine, create and share memorable experiences,” said Kathryn Cress, vice president, Global & Corporate Marketing, Christie.

North American debut of Boxer 2K and Christie HS Series

Watch live mapping with the new Christie Boxer 2K30 projector, four of which will deliver a knockout on-ice projection mapping display featuring Pandoras Box 5.9 media servers tracking on-ice objects. Launched in January 2016, the Christie Boxer 2K30 is 4K upgradeable and delivers unrivaled brightness, durability and flexibility for its size and weight. Omnidirectional, the Boxer Series is a powerhouse projector line designed for high-impact rental staging and large venue events.

A luxury viewing box complete with the Christie FHQ981-L flat panel will look down onto the ice while above the lounge will be two Christie D13HD-HS laser phosphor projectors and the Christie Captiva DHD400S featuring an ultra short throw lens. To the lounge’s right is the Christie FHQ842-T UHD with Layer Logic’s touch control. To the left, Pandoras Box 5.9 gesture based interactivity with Airscan will be demonstrated on a 4 x 8 Christie® MicroTiles® display. The content will be managed by the Christie Spyder X20 video processor.

Christie Velvet wall with content managed by Pandoras Box

Christie® Velvet® LED will be in a 1.5, 1.9, 2.5, 3.0 and 4.0-millimeter pixel pitch configuration along one wall, enabling end users to find the right pixel pitch for their needs. NAB attendees can also see Christie Velvet at the nearby Westgate Resort & Casino SportsBook. Measuring 220 feet across and delivering 26,880 x 2,304 resolution, the 4,400 square foot installation is the largest SportsBook in the world and gave birth to a new name: the Sports SuperBook.

With extremely tight pixel pitches combined with larger diodes to create a high fill factor and clearer visuals, Christie Velvet’s high-impact visuals are perfect for corporate lobbies, museums, and high-end retail applications. Designed for uniformity and performance using only the highest quality components, each Christie Velvet part is system level certified and tested to meet the most stringent safety and environmental requirements.

Also at the booth, Stewart Filmscreen®, the Academy Award® winning manufacturer of high-performance projector screens and projector screen materials, has partnered with Christie to demonstrate the benefits of using its FIDELEDY Vision image enhancement system with Christie® Velvet® indoor LED tiles.

Pandoras Box will power a 2 x 2 Christie FHD552-X HD flat panel display while also managing content of a 3D clock tower projection mapping display featuring the Christie Roadster HD14K-M.

Innovation Theatre and the Future of Cinema Conference

The Christie Innovation Theatre is also making a return appearance, showcasing HDR technology and Christie Vive 5.1 audio. With HDR laser technology, peak brightness is much higher, black levels are truly black, colors are enhanced and previously invisible details emerge to give a more natural, lifelike viewing experience.

The Future of Cinema Conference takes place April 16-17 and features Dr. Don Shaw, senior director of product management at Christie, as well as movie director Ang Lee. At 2:45 p.m. April 16, Mr. Lee will present “Pushing the Limits of Cinema” followed by the first public screening of footage from his upcoming movie “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.” The movie will play in 3D and 4K at 120 frames per second per eye using Christie’s Mirage 4KLH 6P dual-laser system. Dr. Shaw, a laser cinema expert, will then present the discourse “The Right Light for the Future of Cinema” at 4:00 p.m.

Christie around the NAB Show floor

Christie is pleased to team with its valued partners and at NAB 2016, the Autodesk booth will use the Christie D4K2560, Ross Video will employ 50 Christie MicroTiles and the Spyder X20 to showcase its offerings, VizRT will highlight its capabilities using two Christie FHQ842-T interactive flat panels and Red will use a Christie D4K3560.

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