The first offerings of a new 3LCD product platform, the Christie LX501 and Christie LX601i projectors debuted at the NAB show in Las Vegas last week. The Christie LX501 is a 5000-lumen XGA (1024×768 resolution) projector with up to 3000:1 contrast ratio. It’s designed for small-to-medium sized venues in higher education, corporate environments and government agencies. The professional-grade Christie LX601i XGA projector offers 6000 lumens and is suitable for similar venues requiring higher brightness.
With this new 3LCD platform, Christie is also introducing a hybrid filter rated up to 20,000 hours with no moving parts, reducing the need to change filters frequently, and long-life lamps ranging from 3000 to 4000 hours in eco-mode (2500-3000 hours in standard mode), lowering the total cost of ownership. Both the Christie LX501 and Christie LX601i are rated for high altitude use up to 10,000 feet (3048 meters).
As well as providing easier third-party integration with Crestron RoomView and AMX Device Discovery, the Christie LX501 Christie LX601i also includes DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) Simulation Mode for use in medical training environments.