Christie’s new Boxer is not too bright
The newest addition to the Christie Boxer range, the 3DLP Boxer 4K20 is designed for users who don’t require the 30K brightness of its older Boxer 4K30 sibling. In addition to providing ‘full native pixel-perfect 4K resolution’, Christie states that the 4K20 features 20,000 lumens as well as a simplified GUI for ease of use.
It is suited to fixed installations as well as being equipped for use as a standalone projector and includes Christie’s TruLife electronics platform, which is designed to deliver ultra-high resolution and high frame rate video while also supporting a video-processing pipeline of up to 1.2 Gigapixels per second, allowing for a performance of 4K DLP at 120Hz.
The projector houses a high bandwidth multi-input card (HBMIC) that enables 4K 60Hz over a single cable using 12G-SDI, HDMI or DisplayPort and offers a range of connectivity options for high bandwidth 4K signals. The Christie Link transmitter can also be bundled with the Boxer 4K20, or purchased separately later on. The HBMIC facilitates direct fibre input capability with Christie Link and that, along with all other inputs on the 4K20, delivers preview capability, fast synchronisation and the ability to switch between inputs.
Meanwhile, a firmware update has been released for the Christie Phoenix content management system. Version 1.5 enables direct integration with Milestone’s XProtect open platform IP video management software (VMS). Following the update Phoenix will retrieve H.264 camera data straight from the XProtect recording server, while the XProtect event server initiates automated videowall control. This makes for what Christie describes as a ‘unified solution for video management and control room operations’.
Also a part of the firmware update is a pair of new operating modes: standard security and stringent security. The standard security mode will be suitable for most users as the stringent mode is designed for high-security environments. Added security allows client systems to comply with NERC/CIP requirements.