Christie introduces CP2308-C Xenon projector at CineAsia

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Christie has introduced the new CP2308-C high-value Xenon projector, based on a powerful new electronics platform. Attendees at CineAsia 2016 in Hong Kong are the first in the world to encounter the new system, and also get a sneak peek at a new Christie RGB laser projector.

“We listened to the market, and the result is a new level of value and user-friendliness in the CP2308-C, with many cost and feature benefits to our customers,” said Dr. Don Shaw, Christie’s senior director, product management. “The electronics package underpinning the model has been thoroughly beta-tested in real cinemas for over two years and sees its first appearance in a mass market product at this major global exhibition.”

Created specifically for the burgeoning Chinese market, the CP2308-C is on display in booth 201 at CineAsia. This digital-cinema projector is capable of projecting 9,000 DCI lumens (and 10,000 for alternative content), and comes with an integrated DCI playback engine, built-in automation features, and a new, more user-friendly UX design interface. Ideal for cinemas with smaller screens, this unit will support alternative content sources through dual HDMI ports (along with the integrated DCI playback engine, supporting DCI cinema and streaming content).

Unique to Christie’s digital-cinema projection lineup, the CP2308-C is the first available product to boast Christie’s latest Series 3 digital-cinema electronics platform. The unit will be also compatible with Series 2 IMBs, with a firmware update, in mid-year. Following a successful launch of CP2308-C in China, Christie will quickly begin to introduce additional Series 3 projector models in the upcoming year.

Alongside the CP2308-C in Christie’s booth is a technology preview of a digital-cinema laser projection family, boasting much higher efficiency than RGB lasers used in current cinemas. Also based on Christie’s latest Series 3 digital-cinema electronics platform, this RGB laser projector has no need for sub-ambient cooling (i.e., no “chillers” required) with its compact form-factor, all-in-one design. Christie sees it as the forerunner of a laser-projection solution intended for mainstream cinema applications, an ideal replacement product for aging Series 1 and early Series 2 projectors.