Christie Unveils New Solaria Projector for Smaller Screens

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Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:05 -- Nick Dager

Christie CP2208 Solaria projectorChristie has launched the CP2208 Solaria projector, aimed at theatres whose screen sizes are less than 10.6 meters (35 feet) wide and that require an affordable solution in a compact footprint.

The latest in a long line of award-winning Xenon-lamp based Christie Solaria projectors, the CP2208 was unveiled at the Beijing International Radio, TV & Film Exhibition (BIRTV) at the China International Exhibition Center in Beijing. Shipments of the units, to be available worldwide, are scheduled to begin in October.

“Xenon illumination provides superior color reproduction, brightness that is double that of similarly-sized, mercury-lamp based projectors and overall better performance,” said Allan Fernandes, product manager, Christie Cinema Products. “The CP2208 can be ordered with a variety of lamp sizes and lenses, and gives customers the choice of adding an integrated media block – either the Christie IMB-S2 with its tightly-integrated Screen Management System (SMS) and high-performance storage – or other, popular Series-2 IMB system.

While able to support various alternative content sources through dual HDMI ports via DVI connectors, the solution is DCI-compliant, based on Texas Instruments’ 3-chip, 0.69-inch S2K DLP Cinema chipset. The CP2208 will deliver fully DCI-compliant images at 9,000 lumens within the DCI color space and up to 10,000 lumens when presenting alternative content.

“Faced with going dark, as second-run film prints become increasingly difficult to obtain, the CP2208 will be a welcomed, bundled solution to exhibitors who need to provide digital content to satisfy a price-sensitive customer base, without incurring a large capital investment,” added Fernandes.

Christie Digital Systems