Christie is expanding its 1-chip DLP laser phosphor projector line-up with the launch of the Christie Captiva Series. The high-definition (1920 x 1080 resolution) 3,500-lumen Captiva DHD400S offers native 16:9 aspect ratio. The ultra-wide (1920 x 780 resolution) 3,000-lumen Captiva DUW350S offers a 16:6 aspect ratio making it ideal for tight spaces. Christie is touting these as the only solid-state projectors available at 3,000 lumens or more with a 0.25:1 ultra-short throw lens.
Both the Captiva DHD400S and the Captiva DUW350S are designed for fixed installations including classrooms, corporate offices, retail, government, and museums where extended use – even 24/7 operation – is required. Captiva models provide 20,000 hours of high-performance operation and because they employ solid-state technology, they can achieve full brightness within seconds, and switch instantaneously into standby with no cool-down period.
The ultra-short throw lens allows the Captiva Series to be mounted inches from a screen or wall and offers both portrait and landscape (table top, inverted) modes. These projectors are also compatible with Christie’s Captiva Touch and IR pen interactive options and are 3D capable.
Connections include two HDMI ports, VGA (with monitor out), composite video, and audio – including both microphone and audio inputs.
PMA Research has been following the laser phosphor market since 2012, when the earliest units hit the market. PMA’s forecast for 2015 for these models expects that shipments will double from what they were in 2014.