Christie®, a global audiovisual technologies company, is proud to announce that it recently received the first ever PIPA Award for the Christie D4K2560 DLP® 4K projector with TruLife™ electronics at Prolight + Sound 2014 in Frankfurt, Germany.
For the past 15 years, the Musik Media Verlag publishing house in Germany has organized the highly regarded Musikmesse International Press Award (MIPA), which honors the outstanding products for the music industry. Following on from the success of MIPA and to celebrate its 15th year, Musik Media decided to create the Prolight + Sound International Press Award (PIPA) for the first time. PIPA is an award that recognizes the best products in the professional audio and video industry, and is voted for by a global community of over 100 trade journalists working in the Pro-AV industry.
the “Video / Projection Devices” category, the Christie D4K2560 with TruLife™
electronics won the award, having fended off stiff competition from Digital
Projection’s HIGHLite Laser 12K and Panasonic’s DZ12K projectors.
Christie D4K2560 is a high-end 3-chip DLP® projector that has native 4K (4096 x
2160) resolution, offering ultra-realistic images and smoother video. In
addition, the PIPA award particularly highlights the achievement of the unique
Christie TruLife electronics, a breakthrough in high frame rate and
high-resolution video projection. Christie TruLife enables 4K DLP® at 120Hz
performance through its support of a video-processing pipeline of up to 1.2
Gigapixels per second – 10 times faster than full high-definition bandwidth – which
not only benefits the Christie D4K25 and D4K35, but also permits the Christie
Mirage 4K25 and Christie Mirage 4K35 to support various 3D interconnectivity
Klaus Hilles, regional sales
director DACH for Christie, was presented with the award at a joint evening
ceremony for the MIPA and PIPA awards at the Prolight + Sound show in
Frankfurt; over 300 representatives of international manufacturers and distributors
were in attendance.
Afterwards, Michael Garrido, senior product manager at Christie,
commented, “It gives us great pleasure to receive this PIPA award and I would
like to thank the international press for voting for our Christie D4K2560 DLP projector
with TruLife electronics. It is particularly pleasing to see our products and
technology being recognized in this way, especially as 4K is such a key focus