Christie’s new Boxer Series will officially launch and will make its worldwide debut at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show in Amsterdam, but we have the details now. Technically, there was a private launch back in November and Christie has already taken orders for more than 200 projectors — without a public launch!
The first offering from the new Boxer Series, the Boxer 4K30 has six 450-watt mercury lamps delivering 30,000 center lumens. Weighing about 150 pounds (68 kilograms), the Boxer 4K30 can be carried by two individuals and is designed for rental/staging fleet or permanent installs. With built-in Christie Twist, images can be blended and warped from multiple projectors onto curved or irregular surfaces without requiring an external solution. Housed in two 3-lamp cartridges, the six long-life mercury lamp modules are easy to handle, maintain, and change and stock, which means a better return on investment and less consumables.
Users can monitor the lamp hours and serial numbers through Near Field Communication (NFC) with each lamp and it uses the Christie TruLife electronics package so it natively handles 4K signals as well as HD signals, with on-board up-scaling to 4K.
Christie Boxer Series connectivity includes 3G-SDI, HDBaseT, Display Port, DVI-I, HDMI, VGA and five BNC, plus a color LCD preview panel readout and a complete lens suite.
It will ship in April. Full specs are here.