INTEGRATED SYSTEMS ASIA/SINGAPORE – (October 12, 2005) – Christie, a major provider of visual solutions for business, entertainment and industry, today announced a number of powerful enhancements to its popular DS+ series of digital projectors, the Christie DS+5K and the Christie DS+8K. Featuring the latest generation 3-chip DLP™ technology, the projectors now offer a 50% increase in lamp life, delivering a phenomenal 1,500 hours under typical use. External handles allow for easier handling, with field alignable DMDs and a cleanable optical engine, making them the ideal road companions for quick, reliable set-up in trade shows and rental/staging environments.
Brightness levels have also been significantly boosted. The Christie DS+5K offers increased brightness levels of up to 6,500 ANSI lumens, up from a previous 5,000 ANSI Lumens; the Christie DS+8K, originally offering 8,000 ANSI lumens, now offers up to 8,500 ANSI lumens. The projectors also feature SXGA+ resolution (1400x1050), 10-bit image processing, and variable contrast ratios of 1600-2000:1, with Xenon illumination for crisp, clean images and excellent color saturation.
Among the best-priced projectors in their class, the Christie DS+ series includes improved cooling efficiency for reduced noise. The high bandwidth signal processing supports features such as Picture-in-Picture and seamless switching between sources. Optional ChristieNET™ networking modules allow for remote maintenance and control from anywhere in the world.
“The enhanced Christie DS+ series of projectors reflects Christie’s continued commitment to providing our customers with the highest quality and best-performing products in the industry,” observed Mike Garrido, Senior Product Manager, Christie. “We never stop looking for ways to improve our products, ensuring that our customers enjoy the highest levels of reliability, power and performance – all at the lowest cost of ownership.”
Christie is a leader in visual solutions for world-class organizations, offering diverse applications for business, entertainment, and industry. A leading innovator in film projection since 1929 and a pioneer in projection systems since 1979, Christie has established a global reputation as a total service provider and the world's single source manufacturer of a variety of display technologies and solutions. Christie offers comprehensive solutions for cinema, large audience venues, control rooms, business presentations, training facilities, 3D and Virtual Reality, simulation and education as well as industrial and government environments. Christie solutions are used in over 75,000 locations worldwide, including more than 10,000 projectors and displays networked with ChristieNET™ networking devices. For more information, visit www.christiedigital.com.