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Christie Unveils New Line of 3-Chip DLP® Projectors
Las Vegas/INFOCOMM 2008 – (June 18, 2008) – Christie is raising the bar on standard features and performance with a diverse new line of projection products that sets a new benchmark for reliability, versatility and low cost of ownership in the high-end Pro AV projector class. The Christie M Series is a flexible and efficient family of 3-chip DLP® projectors built on a dual-lamp, mercury platform with extreme feature-rich functionality. Providing a total of six new models, the projectors range from 5,000 ANSI lumens (dual lamp, 200W) to 9,500 ANSI lumens (dual lamp, 350W) and include two resolutions – SX+ (1400 x 1050) and HD (1920 x 1080).
"We listened to our customers and worked hard to develop a product that not only meets the demands of today's sophisticated Pro AV applications, but also raises the bar in the marketplace," notes George Tsintzouras, senior product manager, Business Products, Christie.
At the highest brightness level (9,500 ANSI lumens), the projector draws a maximum power of 1320W, making this Series the brightest and most efficient on the market in its class. At only 55lbs, they are also lighter and more affordable to operate and maintain with dual lamps, energy-saving feature settings, and a filter-free, dust-sealed engine design. With the reliability to operate in single lamp mode for mission critical operation, the show can go on with the ability to replace a lamp while the projector is powered on and in use.
This Series also provides an expanded suite of high-quality lenses that includes two new options – a short zoom (1.25-1.6:1 SX+ / 1.16-1.49:1 HD) and a long zoom (7.5-11.2:1 SX+ / 6.9-10.4:1 HD) – all with true Intelligent Lens System (ILS)™ capabilities. The ILS automatically recognizes and calibrates a lens when it is installed. The encoder-based system ensures repeatable recall of all lens offset, zoom and focus positions.
"We're thrilled to offer an unprecedented number of standard features in this Series with no additional hardware or software required. In addition to the new Intelligent Lens System, we've added embedded warp capabilities, optical color space expansion, an easy-to-use web interface, high-end electronics, dynamic iris, multi-window processing, automatic shut-off, and more," adds Tsintzouras. "The feedback from our dealers has been tremendously positive – it's exciting to hear that we've hit the mark in terms of what they want."
"Today's announcement will change the landscape of the Pro AV projection market," comments Gary Fuller, vice president of Christie's Business Products division. "Christie's development of this latest platform supports our strategic plan to create best-in-class solutions for our partners, so they can address a wide range of customer needs. The Christie M Series represents a giant leap in the evolution of this class of 3-chip DLP projection products and we're confident it will bring great value for our Pro AV dealers and their customers."
The Christie M Series provides solutions for the entire Pro AV market from fixed installations to rental/staging. It continues Christie's history of innovation and quality designs, which include the first high brightness 3-chip DLP HD projectors, the smallest 3-chip DLP, and the brightest 3-chip DLP HD projectors in the marketplace.
Christie's latest M Series include: the Christie DS+6K-M at 5,000 ANSI lumens; the Christie HD6K-M at 5,100 ANSI; the Christie DS+10K-M at 9,300 ANSI; the Christie HD10K-M at 9,500 ANSI; and two Christie Roadster models with stacking and rigging for road worthiness.
All HD models in this series come standard with a motorized Yellow Notch Filter for improved reproduction of skin tones, richer color depth, and more natural looking images for video display.
Stop by Christie's InfoComm booth # N5427, June 18 – 20, 2008 to meet George Tsintzouras and see a demonstration of this class-leading Series.