Christie Transforms the Fan Experience at InfoComm 2016

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Christie technology transforming the visual landscape at Christie Center, Westgate Sports SuperBook and at Cirque du Soleil.

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Christie is opening new creative visualization opportunities for audience engagement that ensures a memorable experience every time while creating new revenue opportunities for venues.

Christie® is welcoming visitors to the Christie Center at InfoComm 2016 with the authoritative fan experience using the latest products, design and autocalibration software solutions for sports events, live performances, theme parks, stadiums, arenas, and more including 3D projection mapping on both large and intimate scales. In town from June 8-10, the Christie all-star team will deliver multi-dimensional experiences using the latest 1DLP®, 3DLP®, LED, camera capture and show control technology.

“Christie is opening new creative visualization opportunities for audience engagement that ensures a memorable experience every time while creating new revenue opportunities for venues,” said Kathryn Cress, vice president, global & corporate marketing, Christie. “InfoComm visitors will see how Christie is breaking down barriers to deliver pixels everywhere using the entire spectrum of hardware and software tools to create the world’s best shared experiences.”

Welcome to the definitive fan experience at InfoComm 2016

The outside wall of Christie Center features the North American debut of the Apex Series of LED tiles in a stunning video wall. Part of the Christie Velvet family, Apex Series – with pixel pitches starting at 1.2 millimeters – is designed for 24/7 critical viewing applications including command and control rooms, and high security surveillance monitoring. Apex Series’ high impact visuals are also suitable for large-scale experiences, arena and stadium concourses, and corporate environments.

Framing either side of the Christie Center entrance kiosk are visual displays using Christie® MicroTiles® on the left and Christie Velvet Merit Series indoor LED tiles on the right. Merit Series also lights the welcome kiosk itself and the welcome entrance wall. With pixel pitches ranging from 1.5 millimeters to 4.0 millimeters and producing the industry’s best fill factor and image quality, Merit Series is perfect for sportsbooks, arenas and stadiums, casinos and resorts, corporate lobbies, higher education, houses of worship, indoor signage and artistic displays.

Visitors can also sign up for Westgate Sports SuperBook tours June 8 and 9 at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Using Christie Velvet and seven Christie Spyder video processors, the Westgate Sports SuperBook features 4,166 square feet of HD video screens and measures 220 feet wide and 18.9 feet tall with 26,880 x 2,304 resolution.

Christie experts will guide tours of the Westgate and participate in the ‘Live, Loud and Local’ panel at the Cosmopolitan Hotel – home to another Christie LED Sportsbook installation – on June 8 from 4:00-6:30 p.m.

Alleviate security concerns with Christie Phoenix

The best fan experience includes alleviating safety concerns and the Christie Phoenix 1.4 content management system, which is previewing at InfoComm, helps deliver peace of mind at any venue. Phoenix lets users simultaneously monitor, listen to, and interact with any audio or video source from anywhere. Numerous features are included with the new Phoenix firmware update including refined user access rights and added quick control to manage the full AV experience from any location and almost any device.

Live event projection mapping with Christie Boxer

Home of the Waterloo Wolves, the Christie arena returns to the Las Vegas Convention Center – better than ever. Using Christie Boxer 2K30 and 4K30 projectors, the arena, using Pandoras Box, doubles as a basketball court and concert venue. The multiple award-winning Christie Boxer Series delivers unrivaled brightness, durability and flexibility for its size and weight. Omnidirectional, the Boxer Series is a powerhouse projector line designed for high-impact and large venue events.

Wrapping the upper interior of the Christie Center are video screens featuring projected content from a selection of Christie 1DLP® and 3DLP® projectors.
On the arena’s left side is the new Christie Mystique — a full suite of services, software and hardware providing integrated solutions that remove the technological complexities and constraints associated with the design, installation, and operation of large-scale visual experiences.

Christie Locker Room and Hospitality Suite

Christie Center guests can visit the Locker Room, which features both the Christie GS Series and Christie D Series delivering gorgeous content onto the locker room wall. Featuring laser phosphor illumination, the 1DLP® Christie GS Series provides saturated lifelike colors, and eliminates the need to replace lamps and filters while providing 20,000 hours of low cost operation.

Hospitality suites and luxury boxes are significant revenue sources for sports teams and venue owners. Booth visitors can experience the possibilities at the Christie Hospitality Suite complete with Christie MicroTiles and walk-up bar with all-day service.

Christie Pandoras Box 5.9 and Christie Spyder X20 will manage all content in the Christie Center and the new Pandoras Box V6 will be previewed. Among its many new features, Pandoras Box V6 enables the user to split the workload among multiple operators by working on a common sequence or concentrate on different topics at the same time. The Pandoras Box real-time media server delivers faster and more intuitive features than ever while the Spyder X20, the industry’s leading hardware-based video processor, combines the flexibility of a universal routing switcher with integrated source monitoring.

InfoComm visitors can experience the magic of Cirque du Soleil® at The Mirage where 38 Christie 3DLP® projectors and the Christie Pandoras Box media server are delivering the content for The Beatles™ LOVE™ by Cirque du Soleil®. The energetic production combines the magic of Cirque du Soleil together with the spirit and passion of The Beatles to create an intimate and unforgettable entertainment experience. The production captures the essence of love The Beatles inspired during their astonishing adventure together.

About Christie

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. http://www.christiedigital.com.

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