News Article | May 4, 2017
Christie®, the world leader in creating and sharing the best visual and audio experiences, is pleased to announce that its Roadster HD20K-J projectors and the Christie Pandoras Box show control systems have played a critical role in the mapping projections screened on the city’s most emblematic buildings during the recent GDLUZ festival of light held in Guadalajara, Mexico. GDLUZ, held for the very first time this year, is the largest festival of lights in Mexico and the country’s most unique audiovisual event. For the duration of five days, and within the framework of the 475th anniversary of the founding of Guadalajara, the city’s old quarters were lit up with multimedia technology, thanks to projection mapping, synchronized fireworks, multimedia shows and a gigantic sphere of light, among other installations. The festival was driven primarily by the Mexican company Altea Corp, specialists in development and content for multimedia events and one that has designed shows for brands including Coca Cola, Volvo, Adidas, Nike and Chivas, coupled with the support of the city council of Guadalajara and private support. Christie technology was used in three of the festival’s installations. The first, held in Plaza Tapatía, projected real-time captures of the audience, displaying gigantic 12-meter high faces, complete with humorous captions. Another of the interactive projections, called Laser Mapping, was also held in Plaza Tapatía. Here, using a laser pointer, the audience was able to draw shapes and images, which were projected in real time using Christie projectors on one of the walls of a building with a surface area of 360 square meters. The third projection using Christie technology was an interactive mapping on the esplanade outside Hospicio Cabañas, a building named a World Heritage site. Using a proprietary application designed by Altea Corp, which included custom-built servers to process images and movement sensors, the audience was given the opportunity to create a video mapping by “painting” the façade of Hospicio Cabañas in real time. In this case, the projection area was 462 square meters. Altea Corp was absolutely thrilled with the performance of the Christie Roadster HD20K-J projectors used in GDLUZ. “The performance of the projectors was excellent, and the quality of the image was truly superb,” declared Carlos Márquez, Altea Corp’s director of projection. “The projector’s on/off times are optimum, as well as the duration of the lamp,” he added. These are 3DLP® projectors, delivering 20,000 lumen and HD resolution. Christie Pandoras Box also played a critical role in managing the shows. More specifically, Altea Corp used Pandoras Box Players and Pandoras Box Managers to run the projections and control the shows, the lighting and the fireworks. “Pandoras Box was a crucial element in the development of the three interactive mappings. Its guaranteed reliability makes it such an excellent product,” said Carlos Márquez. Attracting over 460,000 people during the five days, the festival is now the latest new attraction for the city of Guadalajara. “We wish to congratulate our partner Altea Corp for their excellent work on this project, said Ernesto Armus, Christie director for Mexico. “Christie works tirelessly to provide its partners with the most effective and intuitive solutions for complex large-scale projections.” Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual and audio technologies company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio Inc., Japan (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors, complete system displays, and cinema audio solutions; Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images, accompanied by awe-inspiring sound. Visit http://www.christiedigital.com.
News Article | November 10, 2016
Allure, a Christie Company, and a leader in activating brands, environments and experiences digitally, has opened a Product Innovation Center (PIC) at its corporate headquarters in Atlanta. Envisioned as a place where digital signage, point-of-sale, creative and analytics solutions are brought together to represent the market verticals Allure serves, the recently launched Product Innovation Center offers an immersive tour of engaging place-based technologies. Visitors are greeted with a high-definition video wall that upon closer examination reveals a small informal meeting space replete with theatre-style seats and curtains. Throughout the PIC, technology on display dynamically reflects the market verticals Allure serves, such as stadiums, retail, restaurants, theatres, theme parks, and more. Since opening, the PIC has been warmly received by clients, visitors, vendor partners and employees. The engaging mix of large and small format digital displays and content create a dynamic and visually rich environment for realizing ideas, fresh thinking, and powerful visual experiences – while also illustrating the depth of creative, strategic and experiential capabilities of Allure and its Christie Experiential Network (CEN). The PIC is equipped with many of the industry’s newest hardware offerings provided by industry leading partners LG, NEC, Intel, parent company Christie, and various others. Featuring a dramatic design, the 3,100-square foot space has an open concept, with feature walls and display areas which serve to highlight Allure solutions in an engaging way that flows naturally while also providing intuitive technology focal points. “Our intent was to create a must-stop destination for prospective clients, partners, and also an innovative and inspiring meeting space for our clients and staff,” said Craig Chapin, President of Allure. He continued, “For example we designed our multi-screen array wall to feature client content on the displays, such as their Digital Menu Boards, while also projecting an image of the actual restaurant environment with a scaled view exactly as a client would see it while ordering, powered by a Christie Captiva projector.” Some of the major highlights include: Due to its innovation focus, the PIC is constantly evolving; whether to show game-changing digital content and creative design or the newest hardware on the market. Clients and companies in Atlanta, or others visiting the city are welcome to arrange a guided tour to see the present and future of digital signage and related technologies weekdays during standard business hours and by appointment. About Allure and the Christie Experiential Network Allure, A Christie Company, provides innovative engagement and transaction technologies, including the dynamic Christie Experiential Network, via its widely deployed visual communication and retail transaction software and services. Connecting brands and products with consumers at points of influence and purchase in a variety of retail environments, these intelligent, innovative and interactive data-driven solutions leverage analytics, exceptional creative, powerful software, and cutting-edge hardware through business applications that deliver engaging consumer experiences and achieve desired business outcomes. Christie Experiential Network’s deployments are designed to create dynamic and engaging consumer experiences. Featuring touch screen and image capture technology, these signs support brand advertising, promotions and even gamification. Ad campaigns can also incorporate feedback mechanisms that go beyond exposures to include responses and links to social media. Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual and audio technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world.
News Article | November 14, 2016
Christie®, a leader in creating and delivering the world’s best visual and audio experiences, is set to have a major presence at Expocine 2016 (São Paulo, Brazil, November 16-18). Together with Dolby, in Suite 4, Christie will emulate a small cinema theatre that will be equipped with a Christie CP2208-LP laser phosphor cinema projector, Dolby® Atmos™ audio format and speakers from the Christie Vive Audio™ LA Series. This boutique theatre, which will be fitted with a 5.5 x 2.3 meters Severtson white screen, will be screening trailers for the latest Dolby Atmos movie titles. The unrivaled combination of Christie Vive Audio and Dolby Atmos will provide the room with the best possible cinematic audio capabilities. “We are thrilled to offer our visitors at Expocine the possibility to experience a realistic movie experience in Suite 4 that will provide highly immersive cinema sound and exceptional image performance,” said Ricardo Laporta, Territory Sales Manager, Cinema, Christie Brazil. Specifically, the mini-theatre will be outfitted with LA Series screen channel loudspeakers, subwoofers and surround speakers featuring planar ribbon driver technology and Christie’s innovative single enclosure fixed arcuate line array design. Combined, they offer unmatched clarity and total horizontal and vertical coverage, for an unparalleled listening experience. Visitors to Dolby/Christie’s Suite 4 will also be able to see a number of static speakers of the Christie Vive Audio LS Series, a cost-effective cinema audio platform that provides accurate reproduction of high dynamic range and high resolution DCI-specified audio, ideal for deployment in small-to-medium sized auditoriums. The installation and integration of all the audio and video components of the boutique theatre will be carried out by Centauro, a Christie partner in Brazil, while the seats will be provided by Santa Clara Poltronas, a Brazilian manufacturer of theatre seats and distributor of cinema equipment. Guests to Suite 4 will be greeted as if they were arriving to a real cinema theatre thanks to a digital marquee composed by a line of four Christie FHD552-X HD LCD panels that will show contents related to Christie Vive Audio and Christie RGB laser technology. Also at the entrance of the room there will be a Christie Captiva DHD400S ultra short throw 1DLP® laser phosphor projector screening various contents onto a blackwall. As part of Christie’s sponsorship of the show, Christie received the naming rights for Expocine’s VIP room, which will be labeled “VIP Lounge by Christie.” At this room, all registered VIP attendees will be entitled to enjoy an exclusive space for rest, private environment for conversations and business meetings, as well as delicacies and snacks. The “VIP Lounge by Christie” will feature a video wall with six Christie FHD461XB HD LCD panels in a 3 x 2 configuration. Made in Brazil, these panels are rounded out with local service and support for complete peace of mind and deliver a superior tiled experience and performance at an affordable price. This video wall will be managed by Christie Pandoras Box media servers, a cost-effective turnkey solution that more perfectly unites state-of-the-art rendering technology with intuitive media and show control. In addition, MasterImage, a manufacturer of stereoscopic 3D systems for theaters, will feature in its suite two 2 x 2 video walls using Christie FHD461XB LCD panels. “We are excited to participate in this third edition of Expocine in São Paulo with our affordable and compact DCI-compliant laser phosphor solution, the Christie CP2208-LP, as well as with our innovative Christie Vive Audio sound system and our dynamic digital lobby displays,” said Clayton Brito, Christie's Country Manager in Brazil. “We are confident that this event will present us with new opportunities to network with our customers and partners in the Latin American cinema exhibition industry,” he added. Held for the third time, Expocine is the first trade fair exclusively for Latin American’s exhibitors, distributors and suppliers of technologies, services and products for the exhibition market. The event will include presentations and discussion panels with market professionals, screenings, press conferences, and a tradeshow. Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual and audio technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio Inc., Japan, (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images. Visit http://www.christiedigital.com for more information. “Christie” is a trademark of Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc., registered in the United States of America and certain other countries. DLP® is a registered trademark of Texas Instruments Inc.
News Article | February 15, 2017
Christie, a leader in creating and sharing the world's best shared visual and audio experiences, will showcase the latest additions to its product portfolio at ISE 2017, branching out from its traditional single ‘arena’ concept used since 2010, to encompass two distinct stand locations. In the 1H-70 stand, the company will showcase a portfolio that has become amongst the broadest in the industry for both performance and utilisation of ‘foundation’ technologies. This portfolio includes solutions demonstrating the company’s pursuit of purpose-built product development and best-fit system integration. At the 1-M85 stand directly across from 1H-70, Christie will demonstrate its system integration “tool kits” for distributed content, big-screen and multi-screen applications. And the same stand will share Christie’s plans with the AV community for future product developments resulting from the utilisation of its foundation technologies. The space between at 1H-70 As well as the portfolio showcased in 1H-70, an adjacent exhibit to Christie’s stand 1-M85 at the RAI will examine the space between the displayed image and its audience, showcasing some of Christie’s integration “tool kit” and exploring direct content engagement for a 1-to-many audience. The exhibit presents three Christie product series currently in development, each taking a different approach to laser illumination. Christie’s product management team will be on hand to explain the systems, how they are being developed and why. Further details of this approach can be found in “The Space Between” and “Future AV” press releases and marketing communications from Christie. Below is a summary of the Christie products that will be launched, previewed and showcased at Christie Aspect flat panel portfolio offers three series of professional LCD panels; ‘Performance’, ‘Ultra’ and ‘Extreme’ scaling downwards in bezel size and upwards in performance. Christie panels are built for 24/7 use, range in size from 46” to 98” and from HD to UHD; to address applications from single touch-screen displays and video walls for multi-screen applications. Models shown will be the Christie FHD552-X, FHD492-XV, FHD552-XV and the latest addition to Christie’s Extreme Series, the FHD553-XE-H with only a 1.7mm combined bezel, this high-brightness model punches out your content at 700 nits and incorporates advanced panel-matching and calibration software to quicken installation and maintenance of LCD video walls. Christie will show models from its L Series, Captiva Series, GS Series, HS Series, Mirage Series and Boxer Series showing the breadth of performance Christie’s product portfolio captures; from 3,500 lumens to above 30,000 lumens and WXGA to native 4K (4096 x 2160) utilising LCD, 1DLP®, 3DLP foundation technologies for imaging and single lamp, multi-lamp, laser phosphor and RGB laser technologies for illumination in conjunction with proprietary Christie BoldColor Technology; and Christie TruLife™, the industry’s most powerful video processing electronics, capable of 1.2 Gpixels per second. New for delegates to ISE 2017 will be Christie’s DHD599-GS and DHD850-GS, 1DLP laser phosphor projectors, the latter shown with Christie new’s ultra-short throw lens. While Christie’s multi-award winning Boxer 4K30 will feature in ‘TheSpace Between’ exhibit, using Christie’s new high bandwidth multi-input card with dedicated fiber input and Christie Link transmitter. Away from the show floor Christie’s commitment to 3DLP native 4K (over 8.6 million pixels - not some of the time, but ALL of the time) continues with the launch of the native 4K Christie Boxer 4K20 with over 20,000 lumens brightness. Christie MicroTiles® LED-illuminated modular and reconfigurable video cubes have been installed in product display plinths to draw attention and inform visitors of the benefits of Christie products. Christie’s use of LED technology extends to a preview of the forthcoming direct-view LED display series - Christie Ultrascape. Engineered and fulfilled by Christie and uses only the highest-quality components in adherence to Christie’s strict validation process to deliver full HD, 4K and 8K resolutions. Christie Ultrascape has been developed by Christie to introduce the inherent advantages of direct-view LED (high brightness, low maintainance and cost of ownership) required for 24/7 mission critical applications and for those looking to use direct-view LED to address unconventional and creative video wall design with the greater reliability and mounting precision these applications demand. This will be demonstrated in Ultrascape’s 360-column installation at ISE 2017. The Christie Velvet® Apex Series, 1.2mm to 1.6mm pixel pitch supporting UHD resolution, front access, redundant power supply and advanced monitoring capabilities will also be on show. Launched at LDI last October, Christie Pandoras Box 6.0 media server and Widget Designer 6.0 lie at the heart of Christie’s ‘The Space Between’ exhibit on stand 1-H70 at ISE 2017. Christie Pandoras Box combines the latest rendering technology with intuitive media and show control. Among the many improvements of 6.0, like editable meshes & warps, UV map adjustments and live canvas masking; there are also major new features; the multi-user mode that allows operators to share the work-load of a project to complete different tasks like warping, encoding and timeline programming simultaneously. Widget Designer has also been redesigned with an HTML5 user interface and native HTML support, including CSS styles. So animation and transitions are now available for all pages and widgets. Together, Christie Pandoras Box 6.0 and Widget Designer 6.0 allow show managers and integrators to build fully customizable control interfaces with a flexibility no other system on the market offers. All Christie Pandoras Box Servers and Players are undergoing significant upgrades benefitting from faster processing power, more memory and expanded storage. Previewing at ISE 2017; Pandoras Box OCTO Server operators can use 8 outputs from a single machine at full-bandwidth without compromising performance. A guided presentation of the “The Space Between exhibit” and how Christie’s Boxer Series, Pandoras Box 6.0 and Widget Designer 6.0 work together can be seen on the hour every hour from 11.00 to 17.00 on stand 1-H70 throughout ISE 2017. Following its widely heralded launch at InfoComm 2016, Christie Mystique™ is coming to Europe for the first time. Mystique simplifies the process of creating spectacular large-scale visual experiences; its combination of software, hardware, and services delivers the full range of Christie's expertise and technology to support integrators in their various projection applications; whether simple flat-screen applications, through to projection mapping in sports venues, giant-screen dome theatres and even theme park dark ride attractions. Delegates will be able to see how Christie Mystique can eliminate time-consuming and complex manual alignment, simplify setup and dramatically reduce maintenance downtime for this type of application. Finally, Christie will present its expansion to the Christie Phoenix® Series content distribution and management system, as part of a dual showcase with the Christie Phoenix EP (Embedded Processor) and Christie Spyder X20 - the latter being a versatile hardware-based video processor combined with the flexibility of a universal routing switcher. Christie Phoenix EP is a compact, highly scalable solution for single or multiple panels that installs directly into compatible Christie displays - which also provide power - and connects directly to a network using CATx cable. One Phoenix EP processes networked sources and decodes and manages audiovisual and data sources on up to two Christie flat panels. Phoenix EP streamlines system designs, and eliminates requirements for AV extension and distribution equipment. Spyder X20 offers a unique architecture that allows for a resolution and video format-independent environment. Its integrated source monitoring enables simultaneous, real-time, full frame rate monitoring of all inputs with a 20 megapixel bandwidth to blend, window, mix and scale any source format and then routes the signal to any destination device or combination of display devices - quickly and easily. Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual and audio technologies company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio Inc., Japan (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors, complete system displays, and cinema audio solutions; Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images, accompanied by awe-inspiring sound. Visit http://www.christiedigital.com.
News Article | November 8, 2016
ArcLight Cinemas, a premiere movie-going destination, is excited to announce their collaboration with Christie® to bring the most advanced movie-viewing experience possible for ArcLight guests at the legendary Cinerama Dome, with the west-coast debut of Academy-award winning director Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, using rare and innovative cinema-projection technology. Beginning Thursday, November 10th, visitors to the Cinerama Dome will be fully immersed in both cinematic history and the latest technology when it hosts the definitive version of Lee’s story of a soldier who fought in the Iraq war. For Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, Lee decided to push cinema’s technological boundaries, to immerse patrons in a totally realistic experience that conveyed like no other the reality and emotional journey of soldiers. He did this by shooting it at 120 frames per second (fps) per eye. It is the first ever feature film to be shot in such a high frame rate – more than twice the previous record held by Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, at 48fps per eye– and five times higher frame rates than the standard speed of 24 fps per eye. Of more than 150,000 digital cinemas worldwide, Cinerama Dome is one of only a half-dozen that can project the film in 3D, at a 4K resolution and at 120fps per eye, courtesy of the Christie Mirage system. “A year ago we stunned and delighted our guests with the laser-projection viewing experience of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, at the Cinerama Dome, remaining true to our position as an iconic cinema stop in Hollywood,” states Gretchen McCourt, Executive Vice President, ArcLight Cinemas. “Now, we’ve upped the ante with the addition of the unique Christie Mirage system to be the only west coast theater to show Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk exactly as Lee shot and cut the film remaining faithful to his story-telling vision. We’re honored and thrilled to give ArcLight guests the opportunity to see Billy Lynn in 120fps, exactly how Lee intended.” The Cinerama Dome was upgraded with a dual-head, Christie 6P laser projection setup in December 2015. Not only is it still projecting more than double the light of an average 3D projection system, it has added the special Mirage lens-gear and the Christie TruLife™ electronics platform to deliver 120fps per eye at the color saturation and detail of 4K resolution. That platform has an industry-leading video-processing pipeline capable of processing up to 1.2 Gigapixels per second of movie data. This enables guests to view the finest details of the film, no matter how fast the action is. “Once again the iconic Cinerama Dome has pushed the technological boundaries of movie presentations, with the addition of Christie Mirage technology to its 2015 installation of the groundbreaking Christie 6-Primary (6P) dual-head laser projection system,” said Susie Beiersdorf, vice president, Cinema Sales, Americas, for Christie. “It’s a pleasure working with the prescient staff at ArcLight, and building on our decade-long relationship that has seen Christie install scores of projectors in the chain’s theaters throughout the United States.” A noted industry expert in creating enticing immersive experiences, Martin Howe, CEO of TEQ4 Limited, commenting on Billy Lynn clips shown at IBC 2016, said, “The thing is, there are very few places to see 120fps 3D 4K. Simply because, presently, there is only one projector that can do that. And that’s Christie’s Mirage 4KLH, 4K 120Hz 3DLP 3D RGB laser projector head. Yes, that’s a long product name, but it’s a whole shebang product; all the options ticked.” Truly, Cinerama Dome patrons are in for a spectacular experience. ArcLight Cinemas, created by Pacific Theatres, a privately owned, Los Angeles based company with 60 years of theatrical exhibition history throughout California, Hawaii and Washington is a premiere moviegoing experience with an unparalleled commitment to bringing a variety of rich cinematic content to moviegoers in all markets. ArcLight Cinemas operates seven theaters in California including Hollywood, Pasadena, Sherman Oaks, El Segundo, Santa Monica, Culver City and La Jolla, as well as theaters in Bethesda, MD, Chicago and Glenview, IL, with a new location in Boston for 2019. ArcLight also owns and operates the historic Cinerama Dome and programs the TCL Chinese Theatre and IMAX in Hollywood. Pacific Theatres currently operates theaters in Los Angeles that include The Grove and The Americana at Brand in Glendale, CA. Additional information about ArcLight Cinemas is available at http://www.arclightcinemas.com. Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual and audio technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images. Visit http://www.christiedigital.com.
News Article | October 31, 2016
Christie®, a leader in creating and delivering the world’s best visual and audio experiences, is pleased to announce that Cinemas Procinal La Ceja is Colombia’s first multiplex to adopt the Christie Vive Audio™ sound system. This four-screen theater is located in the Viva La Ceja shopping mall in the Antioquía department, which until now had no cinemas to its name. The new multiplex has also equipped all of its screens with Christie® Solaria® projectors, making it the first all-Christie entertainment complex in Columbia. The recent opening of Viva La Ceja is proving to be a milestone in the lives of the town’s 70,000 inhabitants, given that it is not only its first shopping mall but also its very first cinema. With a floor area of 16,000 square meters and 100 units, the people of La Ceja can now find everything they are looking for without having to travel to other neighboring towns and cities. The Cinemas Procinal multiplex in La Ceja has four screens with a total capacity of 663 spectators. Two of the screens are equipped with VibroSound technology, exclusive to Procinal, which gives the audience the added sensation of movement in their seats to convey an even better experience of the movie. To ensure an optimum experience for spectators, the audio was a truly critical factor for Cinemas Procinal. The company was looking for the best solution and that’s when Christie Vive Audio made its appearance. “After having studied the design, configuration and functioning of Vive Audio, we quickly realized that the capacity, quality and dimension of sound that this technology can deliver exactly what we were after,” explained Juan Carlos Mayungo, managing and financial director of Cinemas Procinal. He went on to add that “it’s obvious just how many hours of work and testing the Christie team dedicated to the Vive Audio system. Our longstanding relationship with Christie meant that we were already aware of the reliability of its projectors, so we decided to take the next step and go for its cinema sound system.” The connection between Cinemas Procinal and Christie goes back a long way and in fact more than half of its roughly 150 screens throughout the country are equipped with the brand’s projectors. Specifically, Cinemas Procinal has equipped its theaters at La Ceja with the Vive Audio LS Series with 7.1 distributed sound applications, including LS1 screen channel loudspeakers, LS1S surround loudspeakers, S118 subwoofers, as well as a variety of CDA Series Class D amplifiers. The end result is a completely-enveloping cinema sound environment that affords exceptional performance and power. The loudspeakers from the Christie Vive Audio LS Series utilize planar ribbon driver technology, with its low distortion and superior transitory response characteristics. Likewise, the single-enclosure design enables quick and easy deployment which saves on installation time, while the shallow depth means that they fit in even the narrowest spaces behind the screen. They offer an unbeatable option at a competitive price, without sacrificing quality or reliability, to exhibitors looking to improve the sound in their theaters. Patrick Artiaga, director of Business Development in Christie’s Audio division, said “It is an honor for us that Cinemas Procinal has chosen our revolutionary cinema sound solution for its new multiplex. The loudspeakers in the Christie Vive Audio LS Series are a cost-effective entry to superior cinema sound, ensuring the perfect reproduction of high resolution sound and high dynamic range in compliance with DCI standards.” In addition to Christie Vive Audio, the new multiplex is also using DLP Cinema® technology projectors from the Christie Solaria Series to equip its four screens. Three of them have Christie CP2220 projectors (22,000 lumens, 2K resolution upgradable to 4K) and the fourth has a Christie CP2215 projector (15,000 lumens, 2K resolution). Cinemas Procinal La Ceja is now the latest in a long list of film theaters offering complete Christie cinema solutions that are setting new standards in superior cinema experiences. Diego López Villamil, general manager of Christie NOLA (North Latin America), said: “Cinemas Procinal is always at the forefront of new film technologies. The combination of Christie projectors with Vive Audio sound will ensure that its customers at La Ceja will enjoy the ultimate movie-going experience.” Spectators’ response to the new film theaters couldn’t be better. “Our customers are thrilled with the new screens and we are getting really positive feedback,” concluded Juan Carlos Mayungo, who also underscored Christie’s excellent post-sales support. Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual and audio technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio Inc., Japan, (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images. Visit http://www.christiedigital.com for more information.
News Article | February 23, 2017
Christie’s International Real Estate, the world’s leading luxury real estate network, today announced a partnership with Zaobao.com, the digital platform of Lianhe Zaobao, the Chinese flagship newspaper of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH). This launch exclusive extends beyond global property promotion to include monthly thought leadership, including commentary on luxury, market analysis, emerging real estate trends, and themed property round-ups. The editorial component of the partnership is critical as Christie’s International Real Estate will further capitalize on its position as the authority in the global luxury market and create more content directly for the Chinese audience. Zaobao.com, published in Chinese, reaches more than 4 million affluent Chinese consumers per month, with 18 million unique visits monthly and over 148 million page views. Visitors are highly engaged with the site’s content with an exceptional average session time per visitor of 19 minutes. About 85% of Zaobao’s website traffic is from Mainland China, with 72% of site visitors reporting that they or their families intend to study overseas, indicating a particular interest in real estate near international colleges and universities. The news site has been a widely trusted and respected news source among academia, politicians and business leaders in China for more than two decades. In addition to prominent branded search promotions on the home page and run of Zaobao.com, a monthly digital communication featuring fine homes from Christie’s International Real Estate will be sent to a qualified list of over 250,000 subscribers of SPH, Zaobao’s parent company, publisher of 18 newspaper titles in four languages and 100 lifestyle and technology magazines titles. On an average day, 2.5 million individuals read one of SPH's publications. Having been selected as an official partner of Zaobao’s Z-Property section, Christie’s International Real Estate will showcase its exclusive portfolio of international luxury listings and related property news across all SPH media platforms. “Being the exclusive launch partner of Zaobao’s property section has expanded our company’s exposure meaningfully in the Asia Pacific region,” said Dan Conn, CEO of Christie’s International Real Estate. “Our global Affiliates gain a powerful new distribution vehicle in this key global luxury market while Zaobao will benefit by having exclusive access to editorial content featuring insights from the world’s leading authority on luxury real estate. We are confident that this partnership will be a pivotal step in providing Zaobao readers with access to the property listing information and market expertise they seek.” “Founded in 2009, PropGOLuxury.com is the leading global luxury property media group reaching a combined audience of affluent Chinese and English property consumers globally,” said Managing Director George Varvitsiotis. “We only work with the most exclusive luxury property agencies and we are pleased to establish a comprehensive marketing partnership with Christie’s International Real Estate, with a proven track record for providing their clients with white glove concierge luxury property services. PropGOLuxury also exclusively powers online real estate for the Financial Times, Chinese New York Times, and SPH’s Lianhe Zaobao among many other media groups in its expanding global luxury property network.” Adds Zackary Wright, Executive Director, Asia Pacific: “Zaobao also has a sterling reputation for high-quality editorial, making it the perfect platform for our high-quality real estate offerings.” “We are pleased to have Christie's International Real Estate as our partner for Z-Property, the dedicated property site under Zaobao, and look forward to bringing this exclusive network’s luxury real estate offerings to our audiences in Singapore, China and Chinese readers living abroad,” said Ms. Han Yong May, Digital Editor of Chinese Media Group SPH. About Christie’s International Real Estate Christie’s International Real Estate is an invitation-only affiliate network composed of the world’s most proven and qualified real estate specialists in the luxury residential sector. The company has offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Moscow, Los Angeles, and Palm Beach, and approximately 135 global affiliates with 31,000 real estate professionals in 45 countries. For more information, visit http://www.christiesrealestate.com. About Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, which owns award-winning newspapers, magazines and best-selling books in both print and digital editions, as well as online classified businesses in the region. In addition, SPH has two Eng-lish radio stations and one Chinese radio station, an out-of-home digital advertising unit, a regional events and conferences arm. For more information, please visit http://www.sph.com.sg.
News Article | December 6, 2016
Christie® has signed a wide-ranging, long-term partnership agreement with the Barbican Centre in London to provide leading visual technology solutions to the world-class arts and learning center. The partnership will transform the public spaces of the Barbican by providing new platforms for its rolling program of artistic commissions and new focal points to communicate with the public. Christie will supply the latest laser phosphor projection, LED video walls, as well as Christie® MicroTiles® and Christie Pandoras Box media servers. The displays will be seen at entrances, across the foyers and at key points throughout the building. As part of the partnership, Christie will have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities to host partners and clients. To coincide with this new partnership, the Barbican is holding an open call for artists, collectives and designers across all disciplines to create a projected artwork that responds to the phrase ‘What’s going on here, then?’, find out more about the open call out here. Sir Nicholas Kenyon, Managing Director of the Barbican said, “We’re delighted to be announcing this new partnership with Christie today. Christie’s cutting-edge hardware and software will help animate the public spaces of our iconic building and help us to deliver outstanding art in the foyers for free. Our foyers have already housed innovative light sculptures, digital installations and audio journeys by both emerging and established artists. We’re extremely excited to now be launching an open call and look forward to receiving bold, dynamic and imaginative submissions.” Already, with the initial installation of four laser phosphor projectors in the main foyer, the Barbican’s vision to animate its public spaces, engage audiences and support artists working in non-traditional art forms has gained traction with the public. Since summer 2016, Christie laser phosphor projectors, powered by Pandoras Box, have illuminated two separate installations in the foyers. Numen, by artist Zarah Hussain, uses two Christie HS Series laser phosphor projectors. Numina is a vast hexagonal grid illuminated with projection mapped geometric patterns that draw from traditional Islamic art. The bright projection onto a 3D sculpture is attracting significant attention both in person and across social media. A second installation, ‘let’s take a walk’ by theater collective ‘non zero one,’ greets visitors with projections of six individuals who guide visitors on an audio journey around the Centre. The projection lights up a wall on the Ground Floor foyer using two Christie GS Series projectors and an amazing sight line, drawing visitors in and engaging them with the interactive tour. The partnership underlines the ongoing and ever-evolving nature of the relationship between technology providers and content creators. As Simon Smith, Christie’s Vice President of EMEA commented, “Christie’s mission is to provide the world’s best shared experiences. Technology and content go hand-in-hand and we appreciate working alongside artists who can provide fantastic content that make those shared experiences so memorable. For us, the partnership with the Barbican represents a collaboration that brings our technology together with artists under the global spotlight. It is a wonderful opportunity not only for emerging artists to create new works but also for thousands of visitors to engage with the Barbican and all it offers as a leading arts venue. We are delighted by the feedback we have had so far from the first installations that have been shown.” The partnership also allows the Barbican to communicate and interact with visitors in new ways. Over the coming months, 28 Christie Velvet 3mm LED tiles will be installed above the main entrance in Silk Street, welcoming visitors with customized messages from content supplied by the Barbican, tailored to the 7-meter wide LED configuration. At three other key points, HS Series projectors – which can project in portrait mode – will also display the Barbican’s content. James Belso, Senior Sales Manager for the UK, worked with the Barbican team to help plan and advise on how the technological requirements for the brief could be met. “Working with the concept of the Barbican providing bespoke content in specific formats was one of the interesting aspects of the planning process,” said Belso. “Christie 360, our content agency, advised on content creation. The partnership does not just include our display technology but also what is driving those displays, namely that all content is being stored and played out on Christie Pandoras Box. From our perspective, the Barbican is a fantastic location in the heart of the City of London. It’s not only a leading arts organization but a venue where people come to relax and spend time.” A world-class arts and learning organisation, the Barbican pushes the boundaries of all major art forms including dance, film, music, theatre and visual arts. Its creative learning programme further underpins everything it does. Over 1.5 million people pass through the Barbican’s doors annually, hundreds of artists and performers are featured, and more than 300 staff work onsite. The architecturally renowned centre opened in 1982 and comprises the Barbican Hall, the Barbican Theatre, The Pit, Cinemas One, Two and Three, Barbican Art Gallery, a second gallery The Curve, foyers and public spaces, a library, Lakeside Terrace, a glasshouse conservatory, conference facilities and three restaurants. The City of London Corporation is the founder and principal funder of the Barbican Centre. The Barbican is home to Resident Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra; Associate Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra; Associate Ensembles the Academy of Ancient Music and Britten Sinfonia, and Associate Producer Serious. Our Artistic Associates include Boy Blue Entertainment, Cheek by Jowl, Deborah Warner and Michael Clark Company. International Associates are Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual and audio technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images. Visit http://www.christiedigital.com. “Christie” is a trademark of Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc., registered in the United States of America and certain other countries. 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Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery | Year: 2012
Introduction: Immediate reconstruction following prophylactic mastectomy for larger ptotic breasts is difficult. Tissue expansion in these patients often results in poor cosmetic outcomes. Autologous options may not be possible due to clinical unsuitability or patient choice. Using the inferior dermal flap with implant achieves lower pole fullness and allows a one-stop reconstruction in the larger ptotic breast. Methods: The inferior dermal flap and implant was performed on ten patients (20 breasts). Average age was 43 (range 36-53). The average BMI was 37 (range 32-43). The distance from nipple to IMF varied from 15 cm to 26 cm. The average implant size was 533 (range 390-620). Complications were minimal with one patient experiencing delayed wound healing at the T-junction and one patient developing inferior pole erythema postoperatively that settled with antibiotics. Conclusion: The inferior dermal flap and implant provides a one-stop reconstructive option. It is reliable, safe and maintains the breast envelope while giving excellent size, shape and symmetry in the larger ptotic patient. © 2012 British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.