Christie has announced the third generation in their Captiva ultra-short throw projector series that was first introduced back in 2015. Captiva projectors have been used in installations such as the Xpark Aquarium in Taipei City. Like its predecessors—the Captiva DWU350S, DHD400S, and DHD410S—the new Captiva DWU500S is a single 0.67-inch chip DLP projector with a solid-state laser light source that provides up to 20,000 hours of life with no need to replace a lamp. It has a 0.25:1 throw ratio for installations where space is at a premium.
The Captiva DWU500S has some significant upgrades over previous models. It has the highest light output of any Captiva projector at 4,500 ANSI lumens and its resolution has been upgraded to WUXGA (1920x1200) over the 1080p from the 400S and 410S. The DWU500S can also provide a much larger projected image, being able to provide up to a 150-inch diagonal—a 50% increase over the 400S. 3D is supported as frame packed, side by side, top and bottom, and frame sequential over HDMI (frame sequential is also supported over VGA).
On the back of the Captiva DWU500S are two HDMI, a VGA in and out, USB for power, a 3.5mm audio in and out, a 3.5mm microphone in, Ethernet, and RS-232C. It's compatible with Crestron RoomView, AMX, and PJ Link. Both black and white colors will be available for the projector that measures 3.46 x 15.08 x 12.5 inches (HWD) and weighs 12.79 pounds. A new wall mount will also be available for the DWU500S and the DHD410S.
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The Captiva DWU500S will be available this coming September for the same price of previous models—$4,995. It will come with a 3 year warranty on the projector and 3 year/15,000 hour warranty on the illumination system.