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For Immediate Release

Contact: John Constantine

Media Contact: Sharon Adcock

CELCO Now Shipping All New Film Recorders with New LINUX-based PC and software

Rancho Cucamonga, CA, February 20th, 2007…CELCO (, the leader in digital film recording systems, today announced that all new Digital Film Recording Systems are now shipping with their new Linux Based PC and Film Recorder Driver Software. The Linux PC will be powered by high speed Dual/Dual Core processors and Red Hat Linux based Operating Software. The Linux software and PC hardware will be included as part of the complete and integrated film recorder package. The combined speed and power of the two technologies will allow premier post-production facilities worldwide to meet the demanding timeframes of their digital workflow.

Until now CELCO film recorders have been based on SGI IRIX host computing systems as they were well established and a leader to date within the entertainment industry. But with the advent of Linux and its significant price performance advantage, more and more post facilities are incorporating it into their workflow. CELCO will continue to support customers running on the SGI IRIX platform.

John Constantine, Director of Marketing, states, “Since Linux is stable as an operating system and with so many post facilities now incorporating it into their workflow, it made sense for us to port our software to Linux to power our film recorder line. It will allow us to provide a low cost, high performance, and easy to service host computing system to our customers worldwide.”

CELCO manufactures the award-winning FURY and Firestorm 2X film recorders. These high-speed film recorders utilize CELCO’s XCRT Advanced Imaging Technology, resulting in unsurpassed image quality. CELCO film recorders are a core component of the digital intermediate process, which is increasingly being utilized in motion picture making. In 2002, CELCO received Scientific and Engineering Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the design and development of the CELCO Digital Film Recorder Products. The Academy cited CELCO film recorder products having a significant impact on the industry through continual improvements in their technology.

About CELCO:

CELCO was founded in 1950 by John M. Constantine Sr. as an engineering laboratory dedicated to high resolution display technology. CELCO’s innovations in the field of electron beam control soon made the company a leading producer of electron optics including deflection yokes and focus coils used in high resolution display systems. Its display components have been used for an abundance of military and civilian applications in everything from fighter jets, flight simulators, medical imaging systems, electron beam welders, to the space shuttle. CELCO also became known for its lab standard test equipment including high performance deflection amplifiers and precision display systems. The technologies evolved into the production of complete digital imaging systems starting in the 1970s with large format satellite imaging systems to the first motion picture digital film recorder used for Disney’s TRON in the early 1980s.

Clients have included Rainmaker, Cinema Concepts, Disney Feature Animation, PIXAR, Industrial Light & Magic, Warner Bros., Tippett Studio, CFI/Technicolor, Double Negative, Cine Image, Éclair Labs, AAV Digital Pictures, and Fotokem, just to name a few.

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For further information, contact CELCO, 8660 Red Oak Ave., Rancho Cucamonga, CA, 91730, USA, tel +1.909.481.4648, fax +1.909.481.6899,, 



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