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 | May 22, 2017
Christie®, a leader in creating and delivering the world’s best visual and audio experiences, will showcase leading visual solutions for the Pro AV industry at TecnoMultimedia InfoComm Brasil 2017, which will take place at the São Paulo Expo, May 23-25. “Christie has the broadest range of projectors, displays and media servers for every budget in Pro AV applications, and we’re pleased to showcase an array of the finest solutions that our customers can confidently use to deliver fascinating experiences with dynamic and high quality visuals,” said Clayton Brito, Christie’s Country Manager in Brazil. One of the biggest draws at the Christie booth #319 will be a large-scale projection mapping installation executed by Christie Pandoras Box Servers and a Christie Spyder X20 video processor connected to Christie Boxer 4K30 3DLP® projectors to deliver content in stunning 4K resolution. With its class-leading 30,000 lumens, 4K (4096 by 2160) native resolution and weighing in at less than 68 kg, the Christie Boxer 4K30 has set a new industry benchmark for rental staging and fixed installation applications. Christie Pandoras Box, an award-winning family of hardware and software tools for real-time video processing and show control, provides fast processing power, exceptional memory and expanded storage for a high-performance hardware platform that can handle the most challenging show requirements. Visitors to Christie’s booth will be able to learn about the nascent Christie Pandoras Box OCTO Server which controls up to eight displays via one single server to meet even the most demanding applications. Another booth highlight will be a demonstration of a 3 x 2 configuration of Christie FHD552X-B 55” LCD panels manufactured in Brazil. These ultra narrow bezel panels are targeted for 24/7 use in control room and digital signage applications and deliver a superior tiled experience and performance at a low cost of ownership. Featuring 3.5-millimeter combined bezel for near seamless video walls, these professional-grade LCD panels, made exclusively for the Brazilian market, are designed to offer an affordable and reliable option for video walls or standalone applications. Featuring a host of Pro AV features, including high pixel density for impeccable image quality, slim chassis, energy-efficient operation and 1920x1080 native resolution, these displays offer a budget-conscious solution without sacrificing performance. Managing these FHD552X-B displays will be three nodes of the Christie Phoenix™ system. A network streaming solution at its core, Christie Phoenix allows users to collaborate, synthesize and generate fast and accurate decisions in even the most critical situations, while the Christie Phoenix Quad-T can be installed in a Phoenix network anywhere it is needed to control and encode real-time information sources. Christie will also showcase its line of 3LCD, 1DLP and 3DLP projectors, including the Christie AP Series, Captiva Series, GS Series and HS Series with BoldColor™ Technology, and Christie M Series - all of which are suitable for corporate meeting rooms, higher education, houses of worship, government and more. 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 | May 16, 2017
Christie®, the global leader in helping customers create the world’s best shared experiences, today announced that industry veteran Brian Claypool has returned to the organization to propel the company’s continued dominance in the cinema-technology field as VP, Product Management Global Cinema. He will report to Jennifer Smith, Christie’s Executive Vice President, Global Market Solutions and Engineering, and be based in Cypress, California. The appointment of Claypool, effective immediately, sees his return to Christie to help direct the creation of advanced products and services that further support Christie’s legacy as the leading provider of advanced cinema exhibition technologies and solutions since 1929. Claypool’s 25-plus years of experience will strengthen a product and solutions management team that has made Christie the number one choice for an arsenal of cinema technologies, from the street to the screen. “Brian’s cinema pedigree is impeccable, since beginning in the industry as a projectionist in the 1980s and successive roles with Lucasfilm’s THX division, Avica Technology, Christie and Barco, Brian has an extensive history being immersed in the technology and business of cinema exhibition,” said Jennifer Smith, EVP, Global Market Solutions and Engineering, Christie. “With the primary need among exhibitors being the retention of loyal patrons and the growth of overall audience attendance, Brian will help ensure that Christie’s market-leading cinema solutions remain their first choice to achieve this paramount goal,” added Smith. Brian returns to Christie and southern California after serving seven years abroad, primarily focused on the development of advanced cinema audio technologies. “The cinema industry is filled with passionate and innovative companies. It has been a privilege working with so many great people. Having the opportunity to come back to the great team at Christie, where the very beginnings of digital cinema were incubated, is a great honor for me. I look forward to helping Christie create technologies and solutions that exploit new ways for exhibitors to connect with their audiences that will create value and growth for decades to come.” 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 | May 19, 2017
Christie® is partnering with Digital Graffiti 2017, a projection art festival held on May 19 to 21, 2017 at Alys Beach, Florida. Now in its 10th year, the three-day one-of-a-kind projection art and architecture festival showcases artists from around the world as they display original digital art upon the iconic stark-white walls of Alys Beach. Industry leading Christie technology - including Christie Boxer, Christie M Series, and Christie Captiva ultra short throw projectors, along with Christie Pandoras Box media servers to manage the content - power the festival and competition, wherein a panel of art and industry experts determines Best of Show, Curator’s Choice and Special Recognition awards. “We’re excited to partner with Christie as a sponsor for the innovative and dynamic Digital Graffiti event to bring artists’ creations to vibrant life with light using the canvas of Alys Beach,” said Kelli Siler, Alys Beach Director of Events. “The juried Digital Graffiti festival gives digital artists the opportunity to explore how design, technology and architecture can intertwine with Christie projector solutions to create entirely new art forms. Alys Beach opens its doors, courtyards and pedestrian paths to ground-breaking artists who fuse these components to transform our entire town into a living work of art.” “This digital art festival is the perfect showcase for Christie projectors and the perfect tool for artists to unleash their creativity,” said Kathryn Cress, vice president, Global & Corporate Marketing, Christie. “We’re proud to partner with Digital Graffiti to enable artists to showcase innovative and dynamic creations. Christie projectors deliver brightness, exceptional image quality, versatility and ease of use for a wide variety of customers who rely on unparalleled visual experiences.” The judging panel includes Roy C. Anthony, Research & Innovation at Christie. Additionally, Christie is sponsoring award-winning Berlin-based artist Robert Seidel whose background is well established in experimental film, facade projection and video installation. His projections, installations and experimental films have been shown in museums like Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp and Nabi Art Center Seoul, among others, as well as numerous festivals, galleries, magazines, books and TV programs worldwide. Each year the Digital Graffiti festival attracts digital artists to connect with technology and architecture to create unexpected and wondrous experiences. Competing for top honors and prizes, artists’ digital submissions are received from around the world and this year includes artists from Australia, Austria, Germany, and the United Kingdom in addition to the United States. For more information about Digital Graffiti 2017, please visit http://www.digitalgraffiti.com About Alys Beach Offering an unrivaled sense of escape, Alys Beach is an emerging community nestled along Northwest Florida’s Scenic Highway 30A. Drawing inspiration from Bermuda and Antigua, Guatemala, Alys Beach’s stark white walls and private courtyard homes create a harmonious, urban environment characterized by calmness and simplicity. When complete, a short walk through town will take one from the gorgeous white sand along the Gulf coast, through a thriving town center filled with a variety of shops and restaurants, along pathways lined with neighborhood parks, pools, and event spaces, culminating on a 20-acre nature preserve to the north with trails and boardwalks winding through cypress wetlands. For more information, please visit alysbeach.com. About Christie 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.
Rohinni LLC, Huska Andrew P., Peterson, Christie, Adams and Ozias | Date: 2017-04-12
Described herein are techniques related to the efficient and effective manufacture electronic products (e.g., mobile devices, computers, etc.) that incorporate circuitry with semiconductor devices. As described herein, a new manufacturing approach incorporates unpackaged semiconductor devices (i.e., dies) into the circuitry of electronic products during manufacturing. This is done using a direct carrier-to-circuit die transfer approach. In addition, the dies and/or their related circuitry are packaged in-place (i.e., in-situ packaging). This Abstract is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
Peterson, Huska Andrew P., Christie, Adams and Rohinni Inc. | Date: 2017-03-22
Described herein are techniques related to orienting a plurality of light-generating sources of a lightguide to illuminate a backlit a device, such as a display or keyboard, with soft, even light. This Abstract is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
Christie | Date: 2017-06-14
A modular rack system (30) suspends wine bottles (32) height adjustably from between a ceiling (34) and a floor (36). The modular rack system (30) includes a plurality of cables (38) and a plurality of support blocks (40). The plurality of cables (38) extend tautly from the ceiling (34) to the floor (36). The plurality of support blocks (40) height adjustably engage the plurality of cables (38) and suspend the wine bottles (32) height adjustably.
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 | 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.