Christie’s new Solaria One projector is a high-value premium digital cinema offering that will allow smaller community theatres and venues in emerging markets the opportunity to upgrade to digital technology.

The projector is aimed at venues that have screens of less than 10.6 meters (35 feet) delivering images at 8,000 lumens in brightness that are compliant with the Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI) standards.

Christi’s Kathryn Cress said that the affordable projector will allow for the technology to spread to the masses.

She explained, “The announcement of the high-value Christie Solaria One projector is indicative of Christie’s continuing digital cinema technology leadership, as the company advances the ‘democratisation of digital’ trend that will end in all audiences across the globe having access to the finest in digital cinema and alternative content.”

The projector also has built-in dual DVI (HDMI) and network ports, rendering it capable of displaying virtually any form of alternative content.

South African cinema chain, Ster-Kinekor Theatres, is set to be the first major recipient of an order of the Solaria One projectors, having recently purchased some 198 of the gadgets.

The DCI Digital Cinema System Specification ensures a uniformity of excellence among projection equipment and promotes deployment of high quality digital cinema equipment.