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Christie joins HDBaseT Alliance

Paddy Baker 10 April 2014
Christie joins HDBaseT Alliance

It has been announced at NAB that Christie has joined the HDBaseT Alliance, and has integrated the technology into its Q series projectors.

The Christie Q Series 1-chip DLP platform has brightness options ranging from 8,500 to 10,000 lumens and XGA, WXGA and WUXGA resolutions. It features eClarity image processing that is said to significantly enhance images by providing greater control over image sharpness, gloss and shading. Its built-in High Dynamic Contrast Range (HDCR) feature eliminates image ‘washout’ in high ambient light conditions adjusting the dynamic contrast to recapture lost detail. With HDBaseT connectivity, installation is simplified as video content, audio and control signals can be delivered over low-cost Cat5/6e cabling to HDBaseT-compatible products. Christie Q Series is also equipped with DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) Simulation Mode for training purposes.

“We’re proud to be part of the HDBaseT Alliance and announce that our HDBaseT projectors are now HDBaseT-certified,” said Frank Anzures, senior product manager, Christie. “Our customers will be able to leverage the powerful combination of the Christie and HDBaseT technologies to ensure their installation projects stay on time, on budget and deliver exactly what their customers need.”

“Christie is recognised as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world,” said Micha Risling, marketing committee chair of the HDBaseT Alliance. “As the broadcasting market continues to adopt the HDBaseT technology, Christie is already positioned to help designers and installers leverage the benefits HDBaseT provides.”

HDBaseT enables all-in-one connectivity between HD video sources and remote displays through a single 100m Cat5e/6 cable, delivering uncompressed high definition video, including 4K, audio, Ethernet, control signals and up to 100 watts of power. Powered by the Valens chipset, HDBaseT has become a global digital connectivity standard with a large and varied product ecosystem that includes video distribution equipment, displays, projectors and AV receivers from more than 90 manufacturers.

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