New from Christie is the CP2308 projector, a Xenon lamp-based unit designed to meet the needs of smaller exhibitors requiring a DCI-compliant, full-featured yet affordable digital-cinema option.
Engineered with the operator in mind, the CP2308 features 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 Christie CP2308 supports all external 3D systems, although if higher brightness for 3D is required, two projectors can be stacked for a presentation. Premium 2D/3D HFR feature film and alternative content in its original format can be displayed, and there are four Xenon lamp options to choose from.
“The CP2308 is capable of projecting 9,000 DCI lumens and boasts the latest Christie electronics platform – the CineLifeTM Series 3 – which will underpin an expanding line of DCI-compliant projectors manufactured, designed and integrated by Christie,” says Allan Fernandes, product manager, Christie.
Available globally in June, 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,” adds Jennifer Smith, executive vice president, Global Market Solutions & 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.