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Christie Takes High Brightness Mainstream

Christie added two new LCD projectors to its product lineup ? the Christie LWU420 and the Christie LW555.

Christie added two new LCD projectors to its product lineup – the Christie LWU420 and the Christie LW555. The LWU420 targets professional users in need of WUXGA high resolution, while the LW555 fills the need for an affordable WXGA high brightness widescreen projector, according to the company.

The Christie LWU420 is a 4,200-lumen projector that supports WUXGA (1920x1200) resolution, making it suitable for small to medium-sized venues, including video conference rooms, meeting rooms, and training rooms, company officials said. The LWU420 delivers full HD capability, auto horizontal/vertical digital keystone correction, vertical and horizontal lens shift, 10-bit image processing for better gray scaling, a 1,000:1 contrast ratio, and a 2x zoom lens.

"With the Christie LWU420 we have an extremely high resolution product that is both compact and has the highest brightness in its category of LCD business projectors,"

"The market demanded a high brightness, high resolution product for corporate fixed installs and education that provides full HD capacity," said Christie product manager Frank Anzures, in a statement. "The ability to display resolutions greater than 1080p provides more detail for intricate maps, CAD drawings in a classroom, or larger, clearer spreadsheets for a business meeting...This is our premium professional projector in the 4000 lumens category."

The 5,500-lumen Christie LW555 projector features native WXGA resolution (1280x800), a center lens design with a fully motorized lens shift, inorganic LCD panels, a top-loading lamp for easy access, 10-bit image processing, and 3D Keystone technology.

"With our new 3D Keystone technology, users can place the projector almost anywhere in the room and still create a perfect picture," said Anzures. "The user can independently adjust any of the four corners to adjust for any keystone distortion caused by the projector's placement."

The Christie LWU420 and the Christie LW555 ship in July.

 


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