Christie projector the Boxer has won this year's Prolight & Sound International Press Award (PIPA).

At a ceremony in Frankfurt, Germany, Christie's device was announced as the winner by a panel of international specialist journalists.

The Christie Boxer 4K30, which delivers 30,000 lumens and native 4K resolution, is the first of the new Boxer Series.

Klaus Hilles, Christie's regional sales manager for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, was on hand to accept the PIPA award on behalf of the company.

Christie's projector allows its users to monitor the lamp hours and serial numbers through Near Field Communication, while it also has in-built Christie Twist, which can blend and warp images from multiple projectors onto curved or irregular surfaces with no external solution required.

"Housed in two three-lamp cartridges, the six long-life mercury lamp modules are easy to maintain, change, and stock, which means a better return on investment and less consumables," Christie said.

The PIPA award win comes hot on the heels of Christie extending its partnership with the famous Cannes Film Festival, which saw the projector manufacturer supply devices to screen dozens of movies during the festival period.

This year was the ninth consecutive year of the partnership between Christie and Cannes Festival.