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Christie Acquires Vista Systems

Jul 12, 2007 12:00 PM


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Christie, a global leader in visual solutions for entertainment, business and industry, announced that it has acquired Vista Controls Systems makers of video processing systems, including the Vista Spyder. The move creates a comprehensive source for image processing and projection solutions for professional display markets—combining the power and flexibility of Vista’s video switchers and realtime windowing and composition products with the power, performanc,e and reliability of award-winning Christie projection systems.

According to the terms of the acquisition, the Christie and Vista transition plan ensures no disruption to employees, customers, or business partners, many of which are already shared by both companies. This powerful merger of complementary technologies means an unprecedented, seamless professional display solution for a diverse range of global markets, including fixed installations, rental/staging, broadcast, and advanced visualization environments.

“Christie’s acquisition of Vista Controls Systems significantly increases our opportunities for deeper market penetration and reflects Christie’s core strategic goal of establishing solid leadership in markets for professional display solutions,” says Jack Kline, president and COO, Christie Digital Systems. “Vista offers advancements in technology that no other image processing company has been able to achieve, making our two companies an ideal fit. We already share many of the same channel partners, philosophies and commitment to providing the highest quality, best-in-class solutions to our customers. We welcome Vista, its staff, and partners into the Christie family.”

“The acquisition is an ideal marriage of complementary technologies, whose combined power and performance have no equal in the industry,” says Clark Williams, president of Vista Controls Systems. “Joining Christie provides us with an exciting opportunity to significantly enhance our extensive network of channel partners worldwide, to create cutting-edge, advanced display solutions and an unmatched level of service.”

Williams noted that Christie and Vista have a long history of working together in many successful installations. Christie and Vista solutions can be found in major broadcast environments, including on the multidisplay sets of CBS Evening News with Katie Couric and TF1 France. The Vista Spyder also supports NBC Sunday Night Football, CNN International, CNN New York, an eighteen projector wall at the IAC International Headquarters, the Arizona Cardinals' Football Stadium, Deutsche Telekom AG’s headquarters, the Golf Channel, and NBC Sports.

For more information, visit www.christiedigital.com or www.vistasystems.net.



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