Christie to Ship 20,000-Lumen Luminaires
Christie introduced a new series of digital luminaires, the Christie Nitro Solutions, a modular series of motorized moving yokes that can provide up to 20,000 ANSI lumens of video projection, creating high-brightness imagery on any surface from anywhere, according to the company.
With the optional Xenon or LED lighting heads, the system can produce up to 50,000 lumens of lighting. Nitro Solutions can be installed at ground level or rigged to a truss, and are ideal for building projection, architectural lighting and cityscapes, houses of worship, theme parks, and live events such as concerts and theater presentations.
“No other solution on the market gives you the ability to use up to a 20,000 ANSI lumens video projector on a moving yoke,” said Joel St-Denis, product manager for Business Products at Christie, in a statement “Currently, none of our competitors go beyond 10,000 lumens. The brilliance of 20,000 lumens cuts through a lot of ambient and stray light from other sources and leaves you with bright and beautiful imagery.”
Christie Nitro Solutions offer two motorized yoke options: a dual-arm yoke for larger video projectors ranging from 12,000 to 20,000 ANSI lumens, and a single-arm yoke for projectors ranging from 5,700 to 15,000 ANSI lumens. The modular approach of Christie Nitro Solutions expands the effectiveness of the moving yoke platform by allowing the user to deploy the yoke with either a video projector or light head, Christie officials said. Other features include DMX512 control and a quick-lock attachment system for easy set up and take down.
“Christie projectors display images on more than just flat surfaces. Many of the incredible video effects you’ve seen during the Olympic Games ceremonies or at the Shanghai World Expo are projected onto very irregular surfaces,” St-Denis said. “Now, with Nitro Solutions digital luminaires, Christie projectors can shoot big, bright and vivid images and videos, using a motorized platform, onto virtually any surface anywhere.”
Christie Nitro Solutions will be available in November 2010.