Cnario and Christie Join Forces to Showcase Innovative Digital Signage Technology at Integrated Systems Europe 2010


Tel Aviv, Israel and Cypress, CA – January 28, 2010. Cnario, a global provider of digital signage software solutions, and Christie®, a global leader in visual solutions for business, entertainment and industry, today announced a strategic marketing alliance to showcase unique and exciting digital signage solutions, based on Cnario’s digital signage platform and Christie’s new MicroTiles™ digital display technology. The two companies will demonstrate their technologies working together  at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), to be held February 2-4 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (booth #12A89).

Christie® MicroTiles™ are modular digital display tiles that can be stacked and clustered like building blocks to create display walls of any shape or scale, using an entirely new, advanced optical design that produces unparalleled levels of brightness, contrast and color reproduction.

Cnario’s platform will be demonstrated at ISE on Christie’s SkyScraper, an irregular shape display wall, consisting of 14 MicroTiles. The content will include wayfinding in New York City, including various videos and stills images of New York.

The Christie MicroTiles system represents a huge step forward in large-format digital display technology, offering superior color and image reproduction, a wide viewing angles, and a near absence of seams on display walls, with only a 1mm gap between the tiles. The groundbreaking LED- and DLP®-based system is designed for long, reliable commercial use in public areas, with no lamps or other consumable parts to replace. The LED light engine, a key component of MicroTiles, is rated at 65,000 hours to half brightness usage, or nearly 7.5 years of continuous operation.

“This product showcase enables Christie to demonstrate its state-of-the-art technology with a world leading digital signage platform,” said Kathryn Cress, Vice President, Global & Corporate Marketing, Christie. “Cnario’s platform perfectly fits our new technology due to its pixel-perfect, multi-display capabilities. Users can create an unparalleled visual experience and WOW effect, bringing new levels of audience engagement to the digital signage industry.”

“The alliance with Christie is a major milestone for Cnario, enabling our clients to use the latest software and hardware display technologies,” said Yael Elstein, Cnario’s Vice President Marketing. “We are committed to helping our customers and partners around the world meet their most demanding requirements for innovative digital signage applications.

Cnario’s software-based platform has proven extremely successful in numerous demanding applications, meeting the requirements of a wide range of customers.  Cnario’s portfolio of digital signage solutions include Cnario Messenger – a digital signage display, distribution and management platform; Cnario Advertiser – a revenue generating, distribution and ad management system; Cnario Entertainer – a platform for fully managing and operating complex high-quality video, audio and data-based displays; C-Sign – a Web-based digital signage solution for small and medium businesses.

About Christie® 
Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world.  From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images. Visit www.christiedigital.com/microtiles.

About Cnario
Cnario is a world-class provider of end-to-end software-based digital signage solutions across all industries, including advertising, retail, corporate, public, media and entertainment sectors. Cnario’s cutting edge technology enables unparalleled playback and management capabilities of high-impact video displays in any size, shape and resolution. To date, the company has deployed in 40 countries through its global partners and international value-added resellers. The company has offices in the United States, Europe, Asia and Israel. For more information about Cnario visit www.c-nario.com.

Contact for Cnario:
David Kanaan
Kanaan Public Relations
Tel.: +972-54-4255307
e-mail: david@kanaan.co.il

Contact for Christie: 
Dorina Belu
Christie
Tel: +519-749-3323
E-mail: dorina.belu@christiedigital.com


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