Christie has launched the HS Series of projectors, which includes the D12WU-HS, the world’s first 12,000 lumen 1DLP laser phosphor projector. The other model in the series, the D12HD-HS, delivers 11,000-lumen brightness.
Both projectors include Christie’s proprietary BoldColor Technology to bring improved colour balance and a 3X colour wheel speed.
The D12HD-HS and D12WU-HS deliver HD and WUXGA resolution respectively in a compact chassis that is also claimed to be the quietest 10,000+lumens laser phosphor projector on the market.
Building on the H Series launched last year, the HS Series combines a lightweight design and quiet operation (40dB) with affordability, particularly at this brightness level.
In addition, it is capable of 360° orientation and portrait mode with colour matching and advanced blending, warping and stacking software built in for added flexibility. The Christie HS Series also offers a full (six) lens suite covering 0.84:1 up to 7.2:1, 3GSDI and DVI-D loop through connections so signals can be daisy chained without external boxes, and optional fog filters.
“The HS Series is not just more affordable but considerably more affordable than other solid state options in the market. So on top of the long-term cost savings on maintenance with laser phosphor, we have here significant up-front savings if you need 12,000L brightness with low maintenance. The flexibility and low noise spec have also been very popular with clients,” explained Christie product manager, Curtis Lingard. “I’ve had a lot of interest from higher education for larger classrooms, as well as corporate training, and location-based entertainment where demanding high usage without frequent bulb maintenance is appreciated. Houses of worship, where hard-to-get-to spaces such as a vaulted ceilings are quite common, also benefit from the HS Series with bright bold images with no need to keep accessing the projector to change lamps after the initial installation.”
Lingard concluded: “Christie is excited to be offering the world’s brightest 1DLP laser phosphor projector. Featuring Christie Bold Color Technology, we are able to achieve colours never seen before on a 1DLP projector. The silent and low-profile design allows the HS Series projectors to work unnoticed while everyone’s attention is exactly where you want it – on the stunning images.”