The Ultimate in Simulation and Seamless Image Mapping

Christie's MirageSIM is the ultimate in high performance, high brightness projection for simulation applications.

Mirage SIM Simulation Projector

Part Number: 38-DMD028-XX


Christie's MirageSIM is the ultimate in high performance, high brightness projection for simulation applications. The first purpose-built 3-chip DLP™ simulation projector, the MirageSIM features higher contrast ratio and improved black level so the images you see are authentic, crisp and tangible representations of the source.

With less than a single frame delay between projector input and screen display, the MirageSIM provides sharp, vibrant images without loss of detail, flicker or motion artifacts. Christie's built-in edge-blending allows for multi-channel display with blending on all four sides of the image. External opto-mechanical adjustable blinders offer further blending of black levels for a truly seamless image.


  • 4000 ANSI lumens and 1000:1 on/off contrast ratio
  • SXGA resolution (1280 x 1024) with dark metal DMDs
  • Built-in edge blending (software and opto-mechanical blinders included)
  • 110 VAC operation
  • Brightness uniformity
  • PCA™ Primary Color Adjustment for RGB color matching across multiple screens
  • SLIC™ Spatial Light Image Construction
  • LiteLOC™ constant brightness tracking
  • MFD™ Minimum Frame Delay
  • Wide range of optional lenses, modules and accessories
  • Lens mount tilt adjustment


  • Aircraft, Ship's Bridge and Land Vehicle
  • Simulators
  • Driver Training
  • Air Traffic Control Simulators
  • Design Simulation
  • Architecture, Engineering and Construction
  • Research and Development
  • Military Training
  • Entertainment
  • 4000 ANSI lumens
  • Over 90% brightness uniformity
Contrast Ratio
  • 300:1 ANSI; 1000:1 full field
  • True SXGA 1280 x 1024 chip resolution 16.7 million displayable colors
  • Christie's 3-DMD™ Optical System (SLIC™) featuring new Dark Metal DMDs for improved black level and contrast ratio
  • 13-bit user selectable gamma table
Input Horizontal Frequency
  • 15kHz to 120kHz
Input Vertical Frequency
  • 24Hz to 120Hz
Dot Clock
  • 160MHz
Field Interchangeable Optional Lenses
  • Flexibility of installations at various distances from the screen
  • 1.2:1 fixed short throw
  • Zoom lenses: 1.5-2.2:1, 2.2-4:1 and 4-7:1
  • Fixed lens mount with horizontal and vertical lens offset, focus and zoom adjustment
  • Screen size: 72" to 480" (1.8m - 12.2m) diagonal image size (lens dependent)
  • Compatible with VistaGRAPHX 0.8:1, 2.5-4:1, 4-7:1 with adapter
  • Built-in light shutter
  • Lens mount tilt adjustment
  • Up to 130% of vertical lens offset
  • Up to 80% of horizontal lens offset
Dynamic Scaling
  • Resizing processing for computers and workstations up to 1600 x 1200 resolution
  • Independent horizontal and vertical image size adjustment for graphics and video
  • HD15 (x2)
  • DVI-D (x1)
  • S-video Y/C (4-pin mini-DIN)
  • Composite video (1 x RCA)
  • Component video (3 x RCA)
  • Audio (4 inputs for data and video sources, 3.5mm stereo mini-jacks)
Enhanced Feature Set
  • Single frame delay between the input and the projected image
  • Internal soft edge blending
  • External opto-mechanical blinders for black level blending
  • Constant brightness tracking (LiteLOC™ - Light Output Control)
  • Variable lamp power from 450 to 700W
  • Primary Color Adjustment (PCA™)
  • Brightness uniformity control
  • Intuitive on-screen display (OSD) menus
  • Service functions can be password protected
  • Multiple language support
  • 100 channel memories
  • Auto set-up feature
Built-in Edge Blending
  • Seamless Image Mapping (SIM) through software and opto-mechanical edge blending
  • User programmable overlap regions of 5%-35% on any of four sides of the image
  • Easy-to-use through intuitive on-screen display menus
  • Soft edge blending enable/disable control
  • Blend width control from 48 to 464 pixels
  • Horizontal overlap range: 4% - 36%
  • Vertical overlap range: 5% - 45%
  • Blend mid-point brightness control
  • Software control of slope of blend function
  • Edge blending can be remotely controlled via RS232
  • Auto power-up
  • Dual RS232 and dual RS422 communication port
  • IR remote keypad
  • Front and rear IR receiver
  • Optional 2-way controller RS422
  • Built-in backlit keypad
Lamp Specification
  • 700W CERMAX Xenon® Lamp
  • Color temperature range 3200K to 9300K
  • Over 1000 hours of lamp life
  • User replaceable lamp
  • Pre-aligned lamp module
Power Requirements
  • Voltage range: (auto-switching) AC 100-220V +/- 10%
  • Line frequency: 50 - 60Hz nominal
  • Power consumption: 1150W maximum
  • In-rush current rating: 50A maximum
  • Current rating: 11.5 amps maximum at 100 VAC
  • Thermal dissipation: 3950 BTU/hr
  • Operating temperature: 0 - 35° C
  • Operating humidity: 20 - 80% non-condensing
  • Built-in diagnostics LCD display indicates operational status and error messages
  • Power and status LEDs
  • Full remote diagnostics through RS232 9-pin D connector
Size and Weight
  • 88 lbs (39.9 kg)
  • 24.48" W x 30.19" L x 11.88" H (64.8cm W x 76.7cm L x 30.2cm H)
Standard Accessories
  • IR wireless remote (with 4AA batteries)
  • 8' line cord
  • User manual
Optional Accessories
  • Wired two-way remote controller (RS422) with LCD display
  • Remote IR sensor
  • Replacement lamp module
  • Multi-standard video decoder (NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL 60, PAL M, PAL N, SECAM)
  • DVI/DFP module
  • DVI input module
  • Digital HDTV module (SMPTE 292)
  • Vista compatible analog input modules
  • Compatible with selected 3rd party switchers
  • Service manual
  • Librarian communication software
  • Arbitrary gamma table software
  • Wired remote backlit keypad
  • Motorized lens mount upgrade
  • Serial digital input (SMPTE 259M/ CCIR 601)
  • 10-bit ADP (Advanced Digital Processing)
  • Transit case
Regulatory Approvals
  • Safety: CSA C22.2 No. 950, UL 1950, EN609050 European Norm"Safety of Information Technology Equipment"
  • Complies with relevant worldwide EMC and safety standards
  • The product complies with FCC Class A and EN55022 Class A requirements
  • This product conforms to all relevant European directives, standards, safety, health and environmental concerns and bares the CE marking
  • Product warranty: 15 months parts and labor (excluding lamp)
  • Accessories: one year

Due to constant research, specifications and features are subject to change without notice.