WOKINGHAM, UK - A major service provider throughout the GCC countries, Dubai-based Resources Stage Technologies (RST) fz-llc have boosted their inventory of top-end Christie projectors, with the purchase of four Roadie HD+35K 1080 HD DLP® devices.
With a sister company, Wide Angle Production, operating from Beirut, the company collectively services events throughout the UAE, as well as Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Syria and Jordan.
Specialists in large-scale events, RST has been buying Christie products on a regular basis for the past five years and already owned a Roadie HD25K and HD30K (as well as a pair of LX1000 LCD projectors) before making this latest acquisition.
But with the Asian Beach Games 2010 in Muscat, Oman upcoming, RST needed even higher brightness projectors. “With the 2K resolution, the HD+35K would allow us to achieve this brightness while maintaining the same stock of Christie accessories — such as ballasts and lenses,” said company owner, Sultan Thomas. He was also impressed with the quick delivery and the attractive price, when compared with that of an 18K or 20K device.
But other than the Asian Beach Games, Mr. Thomas made this acquisition very much with the future in mind — and in particular the onset of 3D mapping technology.
Producing 32,500 ANSI lumens (35,000 centre lumens), this latest Roadie features Christie’s unique, flexible split-body design with separate switching lamp ballast, while the rear air exhaust hood improves ‘stackability’.
But it was the new motorized lens mount, enabling the lens position to be focused and adjusted using a remote control, that caught Sultan Thomas’s eye.
“The motorised lens, along with the 0.8:1 fixed lens, are great features,” he stated. “Christie’s brand value and reputation for quality preceded them when we made this purchase, and the projectors are certainly proving their worth.”