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Christie Intros LED-based Visualization Projector

Christie recently extended its Mirage Series projector line with the launch of the Christie Mirage WU-L with a solid-state LED.

 
Christie Mirage WU-L

Christie Mirage WU-L

Christie recently extended its Mirage Series projector line with the launch of the Christie Mirage WU-L with a solid-state LED. Company officials said the Christie Mirage WU-L delivers high resolution and rich pixel density, as well as continuous system calibration, in a small footprint unit capable of advanced 2D-3D visualizations. Targeted to the professional market, the Christie Mirage WU-L is suitable for everything from entertainment, to museums and education, scientific research, manufacturing, and oil and gas exploration facilities, according to the company.

The single-chip DLP projector with RGB LED is the first Mirage Series projector to use solid-state LED illumination, providing precise, lifelike colors and consistent performance over an estimated 60,000-hour life cycle, Christie officials said.

"The Christie Mirage WU-L is an ideal solution for visualization professionals whose prime concern is the minimization of servicing and maintenance costs," said Larry Paul, senior director of technology and visualization solutions management for Christie, in a statement. "The Mirage WU-L is lamp-free and the LED-based light engine is sealed, which eliminates any need for filters. No lamps also mean no restriction on positioning, which really opens up mounting options."

The LED light engine also reduces heat and energy consumption. The projector is built in full compliance with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive.

The Christie Mirage WU-L comes standard with the advanced warping and edge-blending capabilities of Christie Twist II, providing extra flexibility, control, and ease-of-setup incurring additional set-up costs, according to the company. The light engine's embedded Christie ArrayLOC feature ensures automatic color and brightness management, reducing the need for recalibrations.

The WUXGA (1920x1200) resolution Christie Mirage WU-L offers dual input 3D mode for passive to active conversion, maintaining high-performance 3D video content at 120Hz. The unit also supports frame-doubled 3D content from 48Hz to 60Hz per eye. Rated at 600 ANSI lumens, the Christie Mirage WU-L provides up to a 1,400:1 contrast ratio full on/full off.

The Mirage WU-L operates off the exclusive Christie KoRE electronics and firmware platform, which provides a high level of input capability and control flexibility for advanced visualizations systems.

The Christie Mirage WU-L is now shipping.

 


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