Christie has unveiled its latest digital cinema projector at the Beijing International Radio, TV & Film Exhibition (BIRTV) at the China International Exhibition Centre.

As the latest in a long line of award-winning Xenon-lamp based Christie Solaria projectors, like its predecessors the Christie CP2208 offers superior performance, value and reliability, but with specifications that make it perfect for cinemas with screen sizes of less than 10.6 metres.

With the ability to display DCI, 3D, High Frame Rate (HFR), alternative and local content, the CP2208 is also entirely versatile. The projector's reliability is also given an extra boost and running costs brought down further when used alongside a Christie integrated media block.

"Xenon illumination provides superior colour reproduction, brightness that is double that of similarly-sized, mercury-lamp based projectors and overall better performance," said Allan Fernandes, product manager, Christie Cinema Products.

"The CP2208 can be ordered with a variety of lamp sizes and lenses, and gives customers the choice of adding an integrated media block - either the Christie IMB-S2 with its tightly-integrated Screen Management System (SMS) and high-performance storage - or other, popular Series-2 IMB system."

Mr Fernandes added that the CP2208 will be welcomed by exhibitors who need to provide digital content to satisfy a price-sensitive customer base, especially as it is becoming increasingly difficult to obtain affordable second-run film prints.

Shipments of the Christie CP2208, to be available worldwide, are scheduled to begin in October.