31.01.17

Christie previews Ultrascape direct-view LED and laser projectors

Christie Ultrascape with content

Christie will preview Ultrascape direct-view LED display series and present laser projectors under development at ISE 2017.

The company will showcase its technology across two distinct yet adjacent stand locations. 

Stand 1-H70 will showcase the Christie product portfolio, while 1-M85 will allow Christie to demonstrate its system integration tool kits for distributed content, big-screen and multiscreen applications.

On stand 1-M85 Christie will present three laser illumination product series that are currently in development. 

Products on stand include the Christie Aspect flat panel portfolio that includes three series of professional LCD panels: ‘Performance’, ‘Ultra’ and ‘Extreme’.  The units range in size from 46-in to 98-in and from HD to UHD. 

The Christie FHD552-X, FHD492-XV, FHD552-XV models will be on show as well as the FHD553-XE-H, the most recent addition to the Extreme Series. The unit has a 1.7mm combined bezel, 700 nits brightness and incorporates panel-matching and calibration software.

Projectors from the L Series, Captiva Series, GS Series, HS Series, Mirage Series and Boxer Series will be on show. Units range from 3,500 lumen models to products that offer more than 30,000 lumens and WXGA to native 4K (4096 x 2160). 

For the first time Christie’s DHD599-GS and DHD850-GS, 1DLP laser phosphor projectors will be on show. Christie’s Boxer 4K30 will be shown with Christie’s new high bandwidth multi-input card with dedicated fibre input and Christie Link transmitter. Christie will also launch the native 4K Christie Boxer 4K20 with more than 20,000 lumens brightness.

Christie MicroTiles LED-illuminated modular and reconfigurable video cubes will be installed in product display plinths. The company will also preview the direct-view LED display series – Christie Ultrascape that will deliver full HD, 4K and 8K resolutions.

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. 

Christie Pandoras Box 6.0 media server and Widget Designer 6.0 will power an exhibit called  ‘The Space Between’ exhibit on stand 1-H70. Version 6.0 includes editable meshes and warps, UV map adjustments and live canvas masking as well as 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. Animation and transitions are now available for all pages and widgets. 

Christie Pandoras Box Servers and Players also have faster processing power, more memory and expanded storage. The introduction of Pandoras Box OCTO Server allows operators to use eight 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.

Christie Mystique will be showcased for the first time in Europe. Mystique combines software, hardware and services in an bid to simplify the process of creating large-scale visual experiences.

The company will also present an 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.

Christie Phoenix EP is a scalable system 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 AV 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 an architecture that allows for a resolution and video format-independent environment. Its integrated source monitoring enables simultaneous, real-time, full frame rate monitoring of 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.