Christie Commands Center Stage at TechNet AP 2013 with Highly Secure, High Performance Control Room Solutions

Thinklogical Provides Fiber Optic Extension Solution for Christie Entero HB Video Wall Display Cubes for Ultimate Data Security

Honolulu December 18, 2013


Christie has established a commanding presence in the development of next-generation control room solutions that delivers the ultimate in high performance wall displays, content management and data security. Among the latest solutions at AFCEA TechNet Asia-Pacific Conference and Expo in Honolulu, Hawaii, December 3 - 5, Christie showcased its Christie® EnteroTM HB video wall display cubes along with the new Thinklogical VelocityDV1 3 direct fiber optic input card. The Thinklogical VelocityDVI™ 3 Direct Fiber-Optic Input Card installs directly into the Christie Entero HB cube, providing fiber-optic video signal extension capability at 6.25 Gbps bandwidth without the use of external receivers, power supplies and copper cabling, resulting in fewer points of failure and simpler, cleaner installations.

Co-developed with Thinklogical, a leading manufacturer and provider of fiber optic KVM, video, audio, and peripheral extension and switching solutions used in video-rich big data computing environments, the Thinklogical DV1 3 strengthens Christie's leadership in the control room market and expands the company's diverse solutions for government, security and surveillance, utilities, public and emergency services.

"Integrating Thinklogical's fiber-optic extension and switching systems with Christie's advanced display technology offers customers lower cost of ownership through ease of installation, increased security and higher performance," said Larry Wachter, Vice President of Engineering and Manufacturing, Thinklogical. "This joint development with Christie enhances our ability to address customer requirements for high-performance visual computing solutions for command and control environments in multiple industries worldwide. We look forward to creating additional integrated fiber-optic solutions for other Christie display products."

Christie will feature a 1 by 2 array of Christie Entero HB SXGA+ 80" cubes, a 55-inch Christie FHD551-X LCD flat panel and the Christie® Phoenix™ network distribution system for processing and content management.

High Brightness Meets High Security

The Thinklogical Velocity DVI 3 direct fiber optic input card is a highly secure extension solution that eliminates the need for an external receiver and power supply, as well as the DVI cable normally used to connect the receiver to the display. Since additional copper cabling between the video source and the cube are no longer necessary, the card also increases data security by eliminating the electromagnetic emanations generated by copper cabling. It offers customers lower cost of ownership through ease of installation, increased security and higher performance.

"This co-developed fiber optic input card installs directly into Christie® Entero™ HB video wall display cubes, making it ideal for government installations and command and control environments where data security and sharp, high resolution content is critical," noted Jim Gavloski, director, Product Management, Control Room and Video Wall Displays at Christie. "Christie's collaboration with Thinklogical is part of our continuing strategy to provide the highest-performing, most comprehensive line of control room solutions to our customers."

Flat Out Superior Color in the Christie FHD551-X

The streamlined Christie FHD551-X is the LCD solution for a wide range of video wall display applications, including control rooms, event production and out-of-home signage. It is significantly thinner than traditional LCD displays, yet packs a full array of industry-leading specification that include full-HD resolution (1920 x 1080), virtually seamless borders, and energy efficient LED backlighting. The Christie FHD551-X is a high-performance, affordably priced flat panel, with controlled brightness and wide viewing angles that make it ideal for high trafficked indoor applications with irregular ambient lighting. It is a durable and reliable solution for demanding display applications on a budget.

Rising Above the Competition

Driving the content at Christie booth #611 will be the Christie Phoenix™ a network distributed open content management system. A true game changer in the industry that breaks through the physical walls of the control room to encompass a global workplace, the Christie Phoenix can simultaneously encode, decode and display audio-visual data securely from anywhere, at any time, via standard IP networking technology. Setting a new standard for content mobility, the Christie Phoenix allows the same information to be presented in the same format simultaneously to all users, regardless of their location.

About Christie
Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, designs, builds and installs customized projection display solutions. Christie delivers turn-key solutions for sophisticated virtual reality, simulation systems and control room environments including high-resolution power walls, multi-sided immersive environments, curved screen displays, domed simulation and multi-projector arrays. Industries and organizations that rely on Christie range from government agencies to oil and gas, aerospace to entertainment, and manufacturing and design to pharmaceuticals. For more information, visit http://www.christiedigital.com.

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