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Christie Releases LX1200 and LHD700 Projectors

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Christie is happy to announce the release of their latest large venue projectors, the LX1200 and LHD700 projectors. The company unveiled these two back in September. The LHD700 is capable of displaying 7000 ANSI lumens, a 3000:1 contrast ratio, and full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution. The LX1200 comes with 12000 ANSI lumens, a 4000:1 contrast ratio, and a native XGA (1024 x 768) resolution. Both projectors use the latest 3LCD display technology and can display both 2D and 3D resolution. “One of Christie’s advantages is its wide selection of 3LCD models in the 4000 lumens range and above,” notes Frank Anzures, senior product manager, Business Products. “Customers needing mid- to high-brightness options know that they can come to Christie and find what they need to meet their application and budget requirements. And, with innovations like Christie’s 4DColor™ technology, their displays can be created with vivid, dynamic colors that go beyond standard 3LCD projectors.”

[via Christie]

Barco Projectors Represents 40% of Total DLP Projectors Used Worldwide

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Barco is happy to announce at CineAsia 2011 that they have secured 40% of the digital cinema projector market worldwide. This means that the company has provided over 20000 projectors to theaters. “We are proud of our large contribution to the worldwide success of Texas Instruments’ award-winning DLP Cinema® technology. As this technology is now passing the 50,000 units milestone, we are happy to announce that Barco’s share in this success story represents no less than 40%, or well over 20,000 units,” commented Wim Buyens, Senior Vice-President of Barco’s Entertainment division. “Moreover, various big incoming orders from large international cinema chains as well as regional exhibitors – including Cinepolis in Latin America, SF Bio in Scandinavia and many others – prove that Barco remains a preferred cinema technology partner for the future.”

[via Barco]

Maxx Releases Maxx Focus MTP9 Projector Phone

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Since pico projectors first hit the market, consumers have been asking when they will be integrated into other devices. Today, Maxx Mobiles announced the launch of their first projector phone, the Maxx Focus MTP9. This Smartphone comes with many of the typical features like a 5MP camera, 2.8 inch screen, and a 208MHz processor. Unfortunately, the company has not released any information about the projector’s capabilities but they will be including a mini table stand with the phone. Ajjay Agarwal, Chairman & Managing Director, MAXX Group said, “With the Maxx Focus MTP9, we are introducing new features that include the in-built projector and a touchscreen. We believe in the concept of ‘entertainment mobility’ and have therefore ensured our users experience the best in both visual and audio with our wide range of applications and features”. The Maxx Focus is priced at Rs 6999 ($134).

[via MSN News]

QuickLogic Announces Technology to Extend Battery Life in Pico Projectors

Friday, December 9th, 2011

QuickLogic announced recently that they have released their new VEE and DPO technologies. When these technologies are combined they enable mobile displays to offer a superior viewing experience while also improving battery life by 50%. The technology will be integrated into many portable objects, including smartphones, tablets, and pico projectors. This is good news especially for pico projectors because one of the big problems with the devices is that batteries usually only last 2 hours at the most. Unfortunately there is no information about when the technology will be integrated at this time.

[via Pico Pros]

Christie Provides Projectors for The Great Hall of the People

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Christie is happy to announce that they will be deploying their CP series projectors to the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. Two projectors will be used in one of the Hall’s auditoriums. The installation is scheduled for sometime early in 2012. “The Great Hall of the People is one of the most important and prestigious government buildings in China. Christie is extremely honored to be associated with such an exalted organization and even more honored that our latest CP series digital cinema projectors have been selected for this momentous deployment. We are immensely pleased that the Great Hall of the People has supported Christie all these years,” said Lin Yu, vice president, Christie Asia Pacific.

[via Christie]

Barco Partners with AED Display

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Barco announced recently that they have appointed AED Display as their new official distributor of its projection and image processing products in the Benelux market. The partnership will begin officially in 2012 and will allow resellers, systems integrators and mid-sized rental companies to have easier access to Barco’s products and support services. This is just another step for Barco, who has been recently trying to expand their network of distribution partners. “We are very pleased to be partnering with such an accomplished distributor,” said Mark Bultinck, VP Sales Western Europe Entertainment. “We been working with AED group for many years now and appreciate its expertise, customer services, reliability and continuity. By joining forces, we can now offer the larger mid-segment of the Corporate AV market easier access to our products, as well as outstanding support services. Moreover, the agreement will help us strengthen our foothold in the Benelux. The cooperation will offer new opportunities for growth, for both of us.”

[via Barco]

NEC Upgrades Digital Theater Projectors

Friday, December 9th, 2011

NEC is a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions. Today, the company announced that they will be upgrading their Series 2 digital projectors in order to accommodate High Frame Rate (HFR) movies. The movies that will be updated include the NC1200C, NC2000C, and the NC3200S. All three projectors will receive the 3.3 version of their Release Package. The package will allow the projectors to support the HFR format with IMB input. This means that 3D movies will be able to be displayed at 60 frames per second instead of the standard 48. The result will include faster movement, sharper images, and a smoother picture quality. The company has also announced plans to upgrade their NC3240S projector sometime in the Spring of 2012. “Higher frame rate movies will enhance the theatre experience and increase viewing aesthetics for avid enthusiasts,” said Jim Reisteter, General Manager for Digital Cinema Projectors at NEC Display Solutions. “NEC’s ability to provide our customers with this important upgrade is a testament to our commitment to the digital cinema industry.”

[via Businesswire]

Cinemark Announces NextGen Cinema Opening Soon in Chesapeake, VA

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Cinemark announced today that they will be opening a new 12-screen, all-digital movie theater featuring the new Cinemark NextGen cinema design concept. The theater will officially open on December 16th in Chesapeake, VA. The theater will feature Cinemark’s XD Extreme digital cinema auditorium, which will be the first to open in the Chesapeake area. The auditorium is the company’s largest theater design to date and offers a complete entertainment environment featuring a wall-to-wall and ceiling-to-floor screen. Also included is plush seating and a custom built 7.1 audio system. The humongous screen will be paired with a Barco digital projector. “At Cinemark, our main focus is to create the best movie-going experience possible for our customers,” comments Alan Stock, Cinemark’s Chief Executive Officer. “This new concept movie theatre is the first of its kind in Hampton Roads and represents the next generation in cinema. We have designed an entertainment environment that offers technologically advanced amenities and a viewing experience that simply cannot be duplicated. The new Cinemark Chesapeake Square theatre will be a great venue to enjoy this holiday season’s highly-anticipated movies such as Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, War Horse, and many more.”

2013 Ford Mustang Features Projector Running Lights

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

When most people hear about integrating projectors into cars the common idea is for a HUD system on the windshield. Ford has a different idea entirely as they unveiled their 2013 Mustang. The car will be state-of-the-art and will come with several new features. One of them is projectors that will be integrated into the side view mirrors. When the driver and his passengers approach the car, it will turn on its running lights. The projectors will then flash the running mustang logo directly beneath it. The feature is a little absurd, but Ford thinks that it will add to the car’s wow factor. Unfortunately there isn’t a retail price yet for the vehicle.

[via Slash Gear]

Christie Provides 400 Projector to DCinema

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

DCinema Alliance, Corp is proud to announce today that they have signed an agreement with Christie to have 400 Solaria projectors integrated into theaters throughout the Philippines. The projectors chosen for the task are the CP2220 and CP2230, which are the more popular models out of the series. The integration is expected to take about 2 years to complete. “Christie has had a very good working relationship with Array for the last fifteen years and we are pleased to be working with them on this crucial exercise. I believe exhibitors who have made the move to convert to digital cinema are already witnessing the positive impact it has in their theaters,” observed Lin Yu, vice president, Christie Asia Pacific. “Both Array’s and Christie are committed to bringing the highest quality cinema experience to audience throughout the Philippines.”

[via Christie]



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