Building on the earlier Phase 1 Christie/AIX Digital Cinema deployment plan, the new supply agreement between digital cinema solution provider Access Integrated Technologies (AccessIT) and Christie Digital Systems USA will entail the latter supplying turnkey systems encompassing its full range of DLP Cinema projectors.
In Phase 1, more than 3,700 screens were converted to digital. The goal for Phase 2 is more ambitious, with 10,000 screens set to be installed during the next three years.
"Together with AccessIT, we've had three successful years in digital cinema, leading the transformation in the industry with the first network technology and business model," said Jack Kline, president & COO, Christie Digital Systems USA. "Now we're entering a new phase that will see rapid change in the landscape of commercial cinema and we're excited about the opportunities ahead. Our years of experience working together on the first large-scale deployment has created a solid foundation for reliability and enhanced operational efficiency for exhibitors."
The new agreement with AccessIT emerges in the wake of a recent announcement by Christie that it has surpassed the 5,000 digital cinema milestone, recording a total of 5,197 completed installations three years after launching what it describes as the world's largest digital cinema deployment plan.
Christie's current range of DLP Cinema projectors includes the CP2000-SB, CP2000-XB, CP2000-ZX (pictured) and CP2000-M. All models now feature ChristieBrilliant3D technology, which is said to provide 33% more brightness in full 2K resolution for 3D content.