MUMBAI: Christie, the leader in digital cinema projection technologies, is pleased to confirm full production, shipping and installation of the latest generation of 4K-ready DLP Cinema projectors, the Christie Solaria™ series, beginning with the Christie CP2220.
The Christie CP2220 digital cinema projector features Texas Instruments’ (TI) (NYSE: TXN) next generation Series 2 DLP Cinema technology. Shipments began early January to North and South America, Europe and Asia and are now installed and showing feature films worldwide, including Australia, Canada, Korea and the United States.
Designed to meet all Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI) specifications, the Christie Solaria is fully upgradeable to 4K digital cinema and features Christie Brilliant3D™ technology, providing the ultimate, most realistic 3D experience with the lowest cost of operation.
“Our manufacturing facilities are in full production ensuring that we keep pace with this overwhelming demand for the new Christie Series 2 projectors,” said Christie vice president Entertainment Solutions Craig Sholder. “With the spectacular success of 3D movies like Avatar, exhibitors realize that digital cinema is no longer an option, it is a strategic imperative. The Solaria Series is the most practical, cost-effective solution today, based on time-tested, highly reliable DLP Cinema technology.”
CLACO Equipment and Service Inc. manager Vince Butler observed, “In order to remain competitive, exhibitors have to be proactive when deciding which projector to buy today, and upgradeability to the right 4K technology is important. The main advantage of Christie DLP 4K vs. LCOS 4K is its light output capabilities. The DLP chip can handle the heat build-up better. LCOS technology does not allow for extreme heat to be dissipated, and this can affect the light output in larger venues.”
“Some of our customers specifically requested Christie’s next generation of cinema projectors because they offer a 4K upgrade option,” remarked Engvold. “It’s inevitable that 4K is the future of cinema, but I truly believe that Christie DLP Cinema projectors are the best choice for our industry because they produce more light with less energy. In fact, the energy and lamp savings from using Christie versus the LCOS technology over a ten year period is huge. It’s almost enough to pay for the projector itself.”
In addition to the Christie CP2220, the new Solaria Series of 4K-ready digital cinema projectors also includes the Christie CP2210 and the Christie CP2230.