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Christie Captiva Series of Laser Phosphor Projectors Delivers Big Images to Small Spaces

The low-maintenance Captiva Series from Christie employ a hybrid laser phosphor light engine, along with a DLP chipset to provide users up to 20,000 hours of operational life.


Christie supports the Captiva Series with options such as a 0.25:1 short-throw lens that enables dealers to place the projector close to a screen or wall in portrait or landscape mode (tabletop or inverted) without any shadows from obstructions.
Robert Archer · August 20, 2015

This past June at the annual InfoComm show, the Cypress, Calif.-based manufacturer Christie previewed its Captiva Series.

Using a hybrid laser phosphor design, the Captiva Series, which will start shipping in September, is capable of providing 20,000 hours of lamp-free operation with the ability to achieve full brightness within seconds. It can instantaneously shift into standby mode with no cool-down period.

The product line is available with an 0.25:1 ultra-short throw lens to allow dealers to place it within a few inches from a wall or projection screen in portrait or landscape (tabletop or inverted) mode without having to look at shadows from obstructions.

“Christie’s ongoing commitment to solid state illumination continues with the official launch of Captiva Series. Both models place the projector extremely close to the screen which means your audience can engage much closer without creating shadows which disrupt the image,” says Curtis Lingard, product manager, Christie. “Captiva Series becomes even more engaging for viewers when paired with the Captiva Touch and IR pen interactive options. Christie Captiva is perfect for running one or more applications simultaneously in museums, retail outlets and classrooms. And the high definition provides a beautiful canvas to showcase products, information or, with the optional Captiva Touch, engage customers by letting them interact with the content.” 

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The HD Captiva DHD400S delivers a native 16:9 aspect ratio and Christie explains the projector can be used with the most popular resolutions and formats of today. The ultra-wide Captiva DUW350S can be used for fixed installations such as classrooms, corporate offices, retail, government and museums. The DHD400S produces up to 3,500 lumens and HD images from 80 inches to 100 inches, while the 3,000 lumen ultra-wide DUW350S produces images as big as 120 inches to 140 inches.

Support options include the company’s Captiva Touch interactive accessory and IR pens that turn projected images into interactive images. Connections include two HDMI inputs, a VGA input with monitor out, composite video and audio (microphone and audio inputs).

Christie adds the products support 3D, and it backs the products with three-year parts and labor warranties.



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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at robert.archer@emeraldexpo.com

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