Of course, there will be projectors (the Roadster J and M Series 3-chip DLP projectors) and MicroTiles as Christie returns to exhibiting at ProLight+Sound this year.
Christie will show their advanced rental staging solutions for the industry touring and corporate event segments.
The star of their show, in our opinion, will be the Christie Nitro Solutions: the yokes.
Christie Nitro YK100 is a single-arm yoke that has been purpose designed for the Christie M Series and Christie LX1500 to provide a range of brightness levels (5,700 to 15,000 ANSI lumens).
This flexible system includes an interchangeable head system so users can replace the video projector with another Christie projector on the yoke — with movement and control manageable via DMX protocol. Also present will be the ChristieYK50, a small, dual-arm yoke, which supports the Christie LX700 and Christie LHD700 projectors.
These yokes can be flown, rigged or set up at floor level.
To demonstrate the versatility Christie will stage a comparison between the YK100 and a standard automated discharge light-- positioned next to each other and running off the same DMX console.
That comparison wll physically demonstrate to rental stagers and lighting designers the benefits of a yoke-based system: video content can be changed on the fly rather than having to create new gobos for the fixed moving light each time.
Orchestrating the presentation will be Christie field application engineer (an experienced event technician), Jan Walter, based in the German office, who over the years has been involved in programming and operating the scenography at numerous major events including the Eurovision Song contest.
In addition to their own booth, Christie will support the stands of German partner, ETHA, and media server manufacturer Coolux, with product.