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Christie launches new Captiva ultra-short throw laser projector

The Captiva DWU500S has enhanced features for the same price as its predecessor

Christie Captiva DWU500S

Christie, the global visual and audio technology company, has unveiled the latest addition to its successful Captiva series, the Captiva DWU500S 1DLP ultra-short throw laser projector. This is suitable for a wide range of small to midsize applications, from classrooms and conference rooms to museums and retail.

This new product is the third generation of the Captiva series. It now comes with an increased maximum screen size as well as higher brightness and upgraded WUXGA resolution. For the same price as the previous model, users can enjoy 20,000 hours of reliable operation.

Christie Captiva DWU500S

Significant enhancements

“We’re pleased that we’ve been able to provide significant enhancements to our popular Captiva Series while ensuring value to our customers; delivering more brightness and better performance at no extra cost,” says Chris Kee, executive director, Enterprise Product Management, Christie.

“Its ultra-short throw lens makes it suitable for a variety of environments, maximizing space without sacrificing visual impact. We expect these latest enhancements to be a welcome upgrade for partners seeking a projector to deliver on price and performance.”

This upgrade provides a 50% increase in maximum size when compared to its predecessor as the Captiva DWU500S is able to display 1920×1200 resolution images up to 12.5 feet or 3.8 metres diagonal, in landscape or portrait. It provides 4,500 ANSI lumens and has four-corner geometry adjustment, to achieve precise images.

Christie's Captiva DWU500S

In addition, the 0:25:1 ultra-short throw lens means that this projector is an ideal choice for projects where space is at a premium. The Captiva DWU500S also has an instant on/off function to minimise set-up times, as well as a new wall mount that allows for a more horizontal and vertical offset.

This series of projectors from Christie has been used on projects around the world. from Athletic Club Museum in Bilbao and The Barbican Centre in London to XPark Aquarium in Taipei City. The new model will be available from this September.

Recently, Christie officially became a technology partner for the redevelopment of BAFTA’s headquarters in London. 

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