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Wokingham, UK—Jun 16, 2017

First Pure RGB Laser Projector for Mainstream Cinema Exhibition

Christie previews first direct-coupled laser projector featuring an all-in-one enclosure at CineEurope
The first direct coupled Pure RGB laser-illuminated cinema projector not to need external cooling systems will be previewed at CineEurope in Barcelona next week. Christie’s NEW CP4325-RGB; an addition to Christie’s Freedom Series of Pure RGB laser cinema projectors, previously the domain of the premium large format experience is set to break into mainstream cinema exhibition and can be seen for the first time in Europe, at CineEurope from 19th to 22nd June.
 
Brian Claypool, VP, Product Management Global Cinema explains the significance; “Everyone, understandably, wants to enjoy the benefit of RGB laser illumination, with its greatly increased brightness thresholds, enhanced contrast, the chance to explore wider colour gamut and the elimination of consumables with the goal of reducing cost of ownership.
 
“Christie remains dedicated to ensuring that the solutions in our product and solutions pipeline create tangible value for both exhibitors and the increasingly sophisticated audiences from whom they establish their core business.” Brian remarks, “The CP4325-RGB is the first affordable Pure RGB laser projection system that allows exhibitors to significantly improve the quality of the experience while fostering sound economics that allow the business to thrive.”
 
Manufacturers have alternated between direct-coupled and fibre-coupled designs to date, but all feature external or remote cooling systems. These economics may be acceptable for premium large format screens, but most mainstream exhibitors are looking for a straight swap from lamp to laser when investing in their next generation cinema projector. The CP4325 is a compact projector and the first all-in-one Pure RGB laser system on the market that significantly improves image quality while preserving cost.
 
The Christie CP4325, while still shown as a product preview at CineEurope, is developing quickly. Like Christie’s fibre-coupled projector, the CP4325’s direct-coupled all-in-one enclosure system will offer 30,000 hours of operation to 80% brightness, provide contrast rations exceeding 5000:1 and provide more uniformity and wider colour gamut than other laser derived systems.
 
Christie’s new direct coupled laser projection system will be available at both 2K and 4K resolutions. Models will also feature Christie’s new Cine Life™ series 3 electronics and embedded cinema automation for streamlined playback, scheduling and content management.
 
Adil Zerouali, Senior Sales Director EMEA adds, “This is a great opportunity for exhibitors who want the benefits of a Pure RGB laser system, but until now could only afford cheaper solutions which convert blue-laser light into the cinema colour space. Cinema must maintain the highest standards of image and colour fidelity. With the CP4325-RGB, the time has arrived where Pure RGB is now available for all.”


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