For over 80 years digital signage company, Christie Digital has had a very impressive track record with consultation and design to installation and service and they are still bringing new things to the digital signage market.
Read about how CCS Presentation Systems partner Christie Digital is adding Managed Services among others to their display offerings that are currently being used by the worlds leading Fortune 1000 companies.
At the recent International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) show In September, our manufacturing and sales partner Christie Digital made industry waves by introducing a 2D light level experience for 3D content at a digital industry conference. It also gave the public premier of its first prototype laser projector. Both of these steps marked significant development in the area of digital cinema projection in audio-video solutions for the Pro A/V market.
The advances in laser projection by Christie are helping to address one of the international cinema’s most pressing problems – the unsatisfactory showing of 3D content at low light levels. Most Hollywood filmmaker are creating extraordinary 3D content, while later seeing their films being displayed at 2-ft lamberts or 3-ft. lamberts. Because of the low lighting display, much of the 3-D detail gets lost.
For example, most 3D content shown in theaters are being shown in typically less than 3 foot lamberts (ft-L), when 14 ft-Lambert is the standard for 2D films. Some filmmakers are seeking higher lamberts. See this description for the suggested display lighting for the 3D version of Disney’s Cars 2, with the directions: “The light level specification for Cars 2 is 4.5 foot Lamberts, measuring white light through the 3D display system. The acceptable range is between 3.5fL to 5.5fL.”
The IBC show also marked the premiere of Christie’s first prototype laser projector, showing the Martin Scorcese film ‘Hugo’ with a laser projection. Conference goers who saw the film remarked afterwards on its luminosity and light brilliance.
Christie’s laser projection and 3-D content video clip:
There are numerous benefits to using laser technology for 3D projection. A laser projector can be much brighter than standard cinema projectors, along with higher contrast and more colors. Filmmakers are grateful to Christie’s digital cinema developments, as it finally brings the 3-D movie going experience into a new realm for cinema enthusiasts.
Many of the world’s most demanding organizations rely on Christie for their display solutions, including AMC Theaters, AT&T Global Network Operations Center, Boeing, Buckhead Community Church (Atlanta, Georgia), Carlton Screen Advertising (UK), Cinemark, China Film Group, Dallas Police, Connecticut Light & Power, Deluxe, Deutsche Telekom, First Baptist Church of Orlando, Georgetown University and many other prominent businesses and institutions.
CCS Presentation Systems in Arizona is grateful to be a reseller for Christie Digital Systems throughout the Southwest. As the preferred integrator and installer of audio visual equipment systems for businesses, education institutions and government buildings, CCS provides complete audio visual solutions for corporations, including design, installation and maintenance.
Today’s CCS Partner Spotlight is on CCS Southwest partner NEC Display Solutions, which recently announced a new digital cinema projector for small theater screens, to become available by year’s end.
NEC’s new model is the NC900C Digital Cinema Projector. It’s the company’s offering for small theater screens, as well as cinemas in universities and public buildings. According to NEC, the projector can render a screen with a width of up to 29 feet in DCI specifications and 39 feet in non-DCI specifications without any color correction, depending on the contents, when using a 1.8x gain.
From the company’s press release: “The NC900C is the perfect answer for those exhibitors that require a budget-friendly and size-appropriate digital cinema projector,” said Jim Reisteter, General Manager for Digital Cinema Projectors at NEC Display Solutions. “By implementing Texas Instrument’s S2K chipset, we can facilitate the transition to high-end digital cinema by creating a solution for smaller screens that have not yet been able to transition to digital technology.”
The NC900C will be available in December 2012 with a variety of bayonet lenses, enabling motorized zoom, focus and shift capabilities. It will come equipped with 3D HFR (high frame rate) content and a variety of connections, like a HDMI 1.4a(*) connector, dual HDSDI 3G interfaces for those using alternative content and USB connectivity.
CCS Southwest has the ability to notify our educational and corporate customers of exciting future initiatives through our partnerships with leading manufacturers of audio-visual solutions like NEC. This allows our customers to work out budgets and needs requests for such new digital equipment.
What makes this digital cinema projector a worthwhile addition to a projection equipment supply is its online adaptability. The NC900C has two Gigabit Ethernet ports, allowing for content to be provided over the network and stored on an integrated server. Plus, the projector is the first dual-lamp digital cinema projector on the market, which eliminates black-screen and offers easy lamp exchange and transportation. These important features help customers to realize cost-savings over the long-term for a lower total cost of ownership.
CCS Southwest offers many audio-visual solutions for NEC products; you can see many of them at the link. For more information about NEC’s product offerings for your school, company or other institution, contact CCS Southwest in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Have you been to a modern, less-traditional church lately? If so, you’ll notice that some large church services are being heavily centered on stunning multimedia, amazing concert-like sound and a whole array of well-designed audio-visual solutions.
Church ‘production’ has become big business for many audio-visual systems integrators over the past decade. In our home area of the greater Phoenix, AZ metro area, many more churches in recent years are implementing a total audio-visual solution consisting of flat panel screens, large display screens inside the main worship hall, professional sound and lighting and integrated use of Internet capabilities.
How can a church with a limited budget look to invest in a larger audio-visual systems setup in their house of worship? If you are involved in a church, you know that most churches’ budgets rely almost fully on church member offerings and donations. Because of this, church boards have to watch their spending carefully.
And CCS Presentation Systems understands this. Our audio-visual integration teams have worked with numerous churches on a wide variety of church audio visual projects. We’ve helped some smaller churches with their projectors and retractable screens. We’ve helped with wiring and systems on older equipment that needed a refurbished upgrade.
Our installers have worked hand-in-hand with church personnel to ensure that the system meets the requirements for the congregation; that it is the best system installed for the budget, and that church staffers learn to properly operate and best utilize the audio-visual solution for the church.
As a result of our expertise at designing top-level integrated A/V systems for churches and other house of worship, we understand the needs of the ministry to connect with their congregation using modern communication methods. Rare is the church today that has speakers at the front to do tasks that can be easily communicated by computer graphics and screen viewing.
For churches in the southwest, if your leadership is looking to build out the in-house audio-visual system, or are looking to create a new church building that will need systems design, installation and coordination for all A/V components right from the start, contact our team at CCS Presentation Systems.
Over the long term, your church will recognize that your budget for the new A/V system was used wisely; the system was installed correctly; meets your needs, and enhances the mission of the church group.
CCS Presentation Systems in Arizona is the preferred integrator and installer of audio visual equipment systems, providing complete audio visual solutions for corporations, including design, installation and maintenance.
We are thrilled to learn recently that our company won two CI Solutions Awards for outstanding work in the Hotels & Restaurants category, and the Colleges & Universities category.
CCS was recognized by Commercial Integrator Magazine in two of the seven overall awards categories. It’s a nice recognition and a solid example of the work being done here at CCS, the Southwest’s largest audio-visual equipment integrator.
The first CI Solutions Award was for CCS’s work on the audio visual installation at Route 66 Casino in Albuquerque, NM. Our Arizona and New Mexico teams worked together on this project to boost the casino’s HD A/V system to help set them apart from other local casinos. CCS worked with an existing audio-visual system and integrated new capabilities at the casino’s Legends Theatre and the Envy Nightlife space.
The casino upgraded the Route 66 Casino’s screen projection systems with the installation of a 30-foot wide screen and three HD projection systems in the theatre, and a video wall comprised of four 55” displays in the nightclub.
CCS was also recognized by Commercial Integrator Magazine for work in the College and University category. CCS worked on an audio-visual installation at Chandler-Gilbert Community College’s Bridget Hall at the Williams Campus in Mesa, Ariz. Our company has done work at several college campuses in Arizona.
CCS integrated A/V technology systems for a seamless operation across all six spaces of Bridget Hall, including the multifunction room, student lounge, student life room and three classrooms. Some of the benefits of this system integration allows teachers at the college the opportunity to make changes with lessons, help boost student engagement and interest, and contribute to students’ success in the classroom.
These are important awards for the company, as the CI Solutions Awards recognize peer-judged problem-solving installations in a variety of vertical markets. Judging criteria involved aspects of project creativity, innovation, and A/V equipment solutions used to achieving the client’s priorities and benefits.
CCS sells, installs and services audio-visual solutions for corporate, government and education customers. CCS also offers multiple product lines to enhance presentation effectiveness and customer experiences including interactive SMART Boards, LCD & plasma displays, projectors and control systems. For more information, contact us at http://www.ccssouthwest.com/.
In human social circles, first impressions count. People tend to judge one another on the first visual impressions received, whether the first impression is a handshake, a smile, a nod of the head or a laugh. Most of us do this in our everyday life, without ever paying much attention to it.
In business circles, first impressions often count just as importantly. When a businessperson is presenting to a brand new group of people for the very first time, it’s important to provide a top-notch business presentation using the best possible presentation technology available.
That’s why CCS Presentation Systems delivers hassle-free audio-visual systems solutions for great business communication presentations to corporations and businesses everywhere. CCS offers the right combination of manufacturers’ high-tech audio-visual solutions and our own integrated training and methodology to make businesses communicate, persuade and sell more effectively.
Among the product solutions we offer to businesses are high resolution projection systems; HD videoconferencing systems; wireless room control systems; interactive whiteboards; top-quality audio systems; premium LCD and plasma flat-panel display systems, and a wide variety of location-specific digital signage.
Effective technology tools offer key benefits to companies. When a company consistently uses these presentation tools, the impact is discernible to external audiences and internal groups alike. Messages are receive more intuitively through visual means, and your company is perceived as a leader through its current investment in presentation technology.
Our expertise at integrating these A/V solutions for corporations comes from years of experience with design, installation, maintenance and training. Our installations range in scope from basic conference room set-ups to top-level, complex integrated systems.
CCS can provide high-quality, on-time project installations of any size in the most demanding of environments – board rooms, conference rooms, training centers, educational facilities, marketing centers, command/control centers and more. Our digital integration teams are authorized and trained by leading audio visual equipment manufacturers including AMX, Crestron, Epson, Mitsubishi, NEC, Panasonic and others. Your organization will benefit from the specialization and depth of audio visual services offered by CCS Presentation Systems on a wide range of audio visual solutions.
When it’s time for professional development learning, where can you turn to for hundreds of online classes that will teach you new skills in a professional, instructor-led environment? We’ve got the answer and it’s CCS Anytime.
CCS Anytime, part of the CCS Presentation Systems Training Center, offers hundreds of online interactive courses in a wide range of topics. Besides our expertise in integration, installation, training and maintenance of audio-video equipment to companies and schools across the US, we also offer courses in accounting & finance, business, college readiness, computer apps, design and composition, heath care and medical, technology, writing and publishing and more.
These 6-week online courses cost a reasonable $85 each, a solid deal for a professional online course with instructor-led learning in an interactive environment. Gain the knowledge you need to achieve greater academic success, or advance your own professional development. Classes range from the broadly-themed (Writing Essentials) to the more specific (Creating Mobile Apps with HTML5). The course catalog includes class details, class syllabus, instructor bios, online technical requirements and student reviews (if any) for each title in the library.
You’ll work at your own pace in an interactive learning environment, while receiving help and guidance from an expert instructor. The best part of CCS Anytime is the ability to tailor the course schedule to match your own busy schedule. Classes begin several times a month and stay open for 12 weeks to allow you to finish the course when you have time.
Try a class today, learn a new skill and use the knowledge for forward professional and academic motion. View the entire CCS Training Center online catalog here, and if you have questions about payment, schedules or more, contact Lindsey Baker at the CCS Training Center.
CCS Presentation Systems Southwest is the preferred integrator and installer of audio visual equipment systems, providing complete audio visual solutions for corporations, including design, installation and maintenance.