Christie has introduced the CP2308 projector, a Xenon lamp-based unit designed to meet the needs of smaller exhibitors who have wanted a DCI-compliant, full-featured yet affordable digital-cinema option.
Engineered with the operator in mind, the CP2308 has several new, key features, including built-in automation that provides simplified playback, scheduling, and management of cinema content; a large touch panel controller with a newly UX designed intuitive user interface and expansion card support for additional control.
“The CP2308 is capable of projecting 9,000 DCI lumens and boasts the latest Christie electronics platform – the CineLife Series 3 – which will underpin an expanding line of DCI-compliant projectors manufactured, designed and integrated by Christie,” said Allan Fernandes, product manager, Christie.
The unit supports alternative content sources through dual HDMI ports and can be ordered with a Christie Series 3 Integrated Media Block (IMB), as well having backwards-compatibility with third-party Series 2 IMBs.
“Christie promises the right light for the right application and Xenon-based projectors still shine in small-screen installations, besting the image quality of laser-phosphor cinema projector alternatives,” said Jennifer Smith, executive vice president, global market solutions and engineering, Christie. “Coupled with their low cost of ownership and reliable performance, lamp-based projectors continue to form an important option for many exhibitors, as they manage their transition to RGB laser projection.”
The CP2308 will be shown at CinemaCon in the Christie booth, with an on-booth demo of the new CineLife Series 3 user interface. Products will ship in June and will be available globally.
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