First EMEA Showing of Christie Cinema Laser Phosphor projector at Filmwoche Munich

By Isaac Oburu
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At the Filmwoche Munich taking place this week (12th to 15th of January), Christie® and its distribution partner ECCO Cine Supply & Services are unveiling a first, exclusive preview of Christie’s new Laser-Phosphror (LaPH) Cinema projector.

The Christie CP2208-LP was designed with exhibitors in mind and fulfills all amended DCI specifications. It offers 10,000 Lumens brightness and can be operated virtually maintenance-free for up to 30.000 hours. Due to the laser-phosphor technology, the projector emits far less heat and is therefore also much quieter than a comparable projector with Xenon-light.

Thomas Rüttgers, General Manager of ECCO explains: “Apart from immersive audio, laser projection in all its facets, whether RGB or Laser-Phosphor, is the dominating topic right now, when you are talking of innovative developments for tomorrow’s cinema.” This goes back to the unsurpassed light efficiency of laser light sources but also to the customer’s desire for eco-friendly operational conditions and at the same time reduce costs for lamps and consumables.

The CP2208-LP was first shown to the public at CineAsia in HongKong last month. A first prototype had been shown at the BIRTV in Peking end of August last year and received a great reception. This new development, which is expected to be launched in Spring 2016, is now celebrating its EMEA premiere in Munich in the Mathäser Filmpalast.

Apart from the CP2208-LP, Christie will be launching further high-performance Laser-Phosphor products, expected to come in the course of the year. Christie will also offer customers laser-phosphor upgrade kits for xenon cinema projectors The first one to come to market will be the LP-10 Laser Phosphor Retrofit Kit for the S2K Solaria Series Cinema projectors which will give it the same performance specifications and operational benefits as the CP2208-LP. The first retro-fit kit will be offered for products in the 10,000 lumen range with further, higher brightness LaPh projectors to follow shortly.

“In our 85 years of cinema tradition it has always been our common goal to offer customers a broad spectrum of projection solutions,” says Stefan Müller, Christie Senior Business Development Manager Cinema DACH. “Every customer environment is different. Our wide range of technologies, whether it’s a Xenon, RGB Laser or Laser-Phosphor based System, allows us to offer our customers high-performance reliable and high-quality products for every range of application.”