Christie is set to have a major presence at CineEurope 2016 in Barcelona from June 20-23, exhibiting a selection of its cinema solutions.
This is the first time the Christie stand at CineEurope (Suite D) will emulate a small cinema theatre where attendees can see and hear demos of the new Christie CP2208-LP laser phosphor cinema projector and speakers from its Christie Vive Audio LS Series respectively – being premiered in EMEA – plus LCD panels and Christie MicroTiles for digital signage in cinema lobbies.
In addition, the CineEurope auditorium will be powered by the HFR 3DLP 4K RGB Christie Solaria CP42LH laser projector equipped with 12 laser modules to provide 60,000 lumens. The system, conceived to deliver 14 foot lamberts on 3D screens, will use RealD glasses. Anchored by the Christie Freedom laser illumination system, the CP42LH produces a colour gamut that exceeds the DCI P3 colour and replicates the Rec. 2020 space, making it the most advanced RGB laser cinema projection system available on the market.
In the boutique theatre at CineEurope one will be able to see the Christie CP2208-LP, a new DCI-compatible laser phosphor projection system which offers 11,000 lumens, has the ability to display 3D contents and requires virtually zero maintenance as no lamp replacements are needed. “Able to light screens up to 10.5 metres wide, the CP2208-LP is a projector with low operating costs. Offering outstanding value for money, it is the ideal choice for independent exhibitors, film festivals and arthouse cinemas with limited budgets”, said Adil Zerouali, cinema director for Christie Europe.
Also, the mini-theatre will be equipped with the new Christie Vive Audio LS Series 4-way screen channel and 2-way surround speakers featuring planar ribbon driver technology with its low distortion and superior transient response characteristics and will be screening trailers for the latest cinema releases with 7.1 audio.
More specifically, the theatre will be outfitted with LS1 screen channel speakers, S118 subwoofers and LS2S surround speakers. In fact, this will be the first time to hear the LS Series in EMEA, which is ideal for the majority of 5.1 and 7.1 distributed audio applications.
“The system provides excellent balance between cost and performance and enables exhibitors affordable access to optimum quality cinema audio. It is the perfect choice for distributed audio applications in small and medium-sized theatres”, said Chris Connett, business development manager for audio solutions, Christie Europe.
Connett will be taking part in an industry panel on Tuesday 21 at 11:50 at which he will be speaking about the new Christie Vive Audio LS Series and industry trends.
The Christie stand will also be exhibiting various digital signage solutions to animate cinema lobbies. Visitors will be able to see two units of the Christie FHD462-X LCD flat panel arranged in portrait mode. This 46-inch panel has an ultra-narrow bezel of just 3.7 millimetres and a depth of just 3 inches. With its LED back-lit display and high pixel density to ensure stunning realistic images from any viewing distance, the Christie FHD461-X delivers the brightness and clarity demanded by indoor spaces.
Also on show will be a Christie FHQ981-L in landscape mode. The exceptional image quality, contrast and colour-rich visuals of this 98-inch flat panel won it the Sound & Vision Contractor 2015 Award. This versatile ultra-HD panel combines top quality performance with low cost of ownership.
Also on the Christie stand will be three 2x2 Christie MicroTiles configurations. MicroTiles afford the flexibility to design a digital canvas of almost any shape or size and are ideal for capturing the attention of cinema-goers.
“Christie is the key supplier for all cinema exhibitors’ needs and we hope to reconfirm our status as ‘Exhibitors’ Favourite’ at this seminal event for cinema owners all over Europe,” Zerouali said.