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A Landmark Customer Win for Christie Control Room Solutions

CYPRESS, CA – (December 18, 2007) – Christie, a global leader in visual solutions for business, entertainment and industry, is pleased to announce it has once again been selected by AT&T as the display solution for the company’s Global Network Operations Center (GNOC) in Bedminster, New Jersey. AT&T’s GNOC is the nerve center of the telecommunications giant’s global enterprise, and a state-of-the-art customer showcase. Christie recently upgraded the existing system with a record 141 Christie TotalVIEW(tm) rear projection modules. Operating around the clock, the stunning 12-foot-high by 250-foot-wide (3,000 square foot) seamless video wall displays over 207 million pixels and provides a comprehensive view of all network traffic and activities around the world.

The Global Network Operations Center turned to Christie again with confidence in the company’s 25+ years of expertise in 24/7 control room environments and long life, reliable products. After seven years of operation, the previous projection systems provided by Christie were still going strong at an amazing run of over 61,000 hours of continuous operation – proving their reputation for performance, reliability and superior quality.

Installed in the upgraded GNOC are 141 Christie TotalVIEW RPMSP-D120U rear projection modules – one of the most powerful SXGA+ DLP(r) rear-projection displays available today. Customized to meet AT&T’s requirements, the Christie RPMSP-D120U’s offer exceptional color, uniform brightness, high contrast, and the longest lamp life on the market. The new projection system will be invaluable to ensuring continuous quality service during peak usage and under the most adverse conditions. The wallboards monitor patterns and predictability of usage to ensure the highest level of security, service and performance management.

Jim Gavloski, director of product management, Control Room and Videowall Solutions for Christie, noted that AT&T approached them with stringent, custom specifications and a highly challenging timetable to complete the entire installation and bring it to life. Christie’s expert technicians worked with AT&T to develop a custom solution to fit the existing structure requirements as well as execute the installation successfully in a short span of time.

“The AT&T GNOC represents cutting edge technology in telecommunications and is an impressive centerpiece for control room solutions. We are pleased that AT&T chose Christie and our visual display solutions to help support its critical global network,� said Gavloski. “AT&T continues to be the leading force in the telecommunications industry, and we congratulate them for their commitment to quality and 24/7 connectivity through their truly unique world-class Global Network Operations Center.�

The GNOC currently averages 10 petabytes of data and IP traffic per day, or ten thousand trillion bytes of data daily, an amount equal to a stack of CD-ROMs 12 miles high. Overall, the network handles one to two million calls every five minutes at peak usage, in addition to more than 400 million calls per day on traditional wire lines. AT&T’s immediate coordination of incident response and restoration efforts sets the industry standard with a rating of 99.999% network reliability.

In addition, the GNOC, partnered with the Marketing organization, hosts all customer tours for AT&T. The wallboard displays provide a visual environment for these tours. Reliability, clarity and flexibility of the systems supporting the wallboard displays are critical.

About Christie
Christie is a leader in visual solutions for world-class organizations, offering diverse applications for business, entertainment, and industry. A leading innovator in film projection since 1929 and a pioneer in digital projection systems since 1979, Christie has established a global reputation as a total service provider and the world’s single source manufacturer of a variety of display technologies and solutions. With its recent acquisition of Vista Controls Systems, Corp., Christie offers the most complete and advanced solutions for cinema, live venues, control rooms, business presentations, training facilities, 3D and Virtual Reality, simulation and education as well as industrial and government environments. For more information, visit



For more information contact:

Dorina Belu, Christie
(519) 749-3323

Mario Almonte, Herman & Almonte Public Relations
(212) 616-1190, ext. 257

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