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Christie CP2215
15,000 Lumen 2K 3DLP Digital Cinema Projector for Screens Up to 50 Feet

Christie CP2215

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Christie Digital Cinema Projectors
Christie CP2215 15,000 Lumen 2K 3DLP Digital Cinema Projector for Screens Up to 50 Feet
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Overview:

Extra Brightness When You Need It

Enjoy the flexibility this compact digital cinema projector provides. Customize your brightness levels by dialing up or dialing down through an expanded range to meet your specific theater needs. Eliminate concerns about compatibility with your Integrated Media Block (IMB) manufacturer. The Christie CP2215 works with multiple IMB manufacturers so the choice is yours.

As part of the Christie Solaria Series of digital cinema projectors, the Christie CP2215 is suited for theaters with screens up to 15 meters (50 feet) and where booth space is a premium. Based on Texas Instruments' Series 2 DLP Cinema technology the CP2215 is compliant with the Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI) specification.

With expanded brightness range and IMB flexibility, the compact and affordable Christie CP2215 Solaria Series projector provides theatres with screen sizes up to 50 feet (15 meters) the unmatched performance flexibility they require.

As part of the Christie Solaria Series of digital cinema projectors, the Christie CP2215 is a compact digital cinema projector suited for theaters with screens up to 50 feet (15 meters) and where booth space is at a premium. It is compatible with multiple IMB manufacturers and offers and expanded range of brightness to meet your specific theater needs.

For easy integration into any environment, Christie’s full range of digital cinema accessories includes the Christie Integrated Media Block (IMB-S2), the Christie Cine-IPM 2K for alternative content, the Christie SKA-3D for economical Audio/Video processing, the Christie ACT automation control system, and a full suite of lenses and lamps.

Based on .98" DLP Cinema technology, the Christie CP2215 Digital Cinema projector uses high efficiency, long lasting CDXL series Xenon lamps including the new CDXL-23S offering maximum brightness, or the CDXL-14M and CDXL-16M lamps designed for long life and low power consumption. The competition requires higher wattage lamps for the same light output, giving Christie clear advantage on cost of ownership and lumens per watt.

A robust and reliable Digital Cinema projector, the Christie CP2215 features a motorized lensing solution and a selection of eight zoom lenses to guarantee the right lens solution for virtually any auditorium. It is the projector of choice for small screens and post production applications that demand performance and reliability in a small, affordable package.

Available with Christie Previsto High Frame Rate Technology

With Christie Previsto High Frame Rate (HFR) technology, your investment is ready for the next evolution of digital cinema. Display premium 2D/3D HFR feature film and alternative content in its original format, giving your audiences the best visual experience possible.

Features

  • 2K, Series 2 DLP Cinema technology
  • DCI compliant
  • 3D ready
  • Standard support for HDCP and SNMP
  • Low cost of ownership
  • Split power operation for use with UPS
  • Local control via flexible Touch Panel Controller (TPC) and full access from anywhere via a web based GUI
  • One-piece compact design for flexible mounting and installation
  • Rear access for quick and easy lamp changes
  • New Intelligent Lens System (ILS), custom designed for cinema, for reliable motorized lens operation in its standard configuration
  • The Christie CP2215 requires no heat extraction, an optional duct is available if desired

Features:

  • Including Christie Previsto High Frame Rate (HFR) technology, your investment is ready for the next evolution of digital cinema. Display premium 2D/3D HFR feature film and alternative content in its original format, giving your audiences the best visual experience possible.
  • 2K, Series 2 DLP Cinema technology
  • DCI compliant
  • 3D ready
  • Lowest cost of ownership
  • Accessories – for easy integration into any environment, Christie's full range of digital cinema accessories includes the Christie Integrated Media Block (IMB), the Christie Cine-IPM 2K for alternative content, the Christie SKA-3D for economical Audio/Video processing, the Christie ACT automation control system, and a full suite of lenses and lamps.
  • Standard support for HDCP and SNMP
  • Split power operation for use with UPS
  • Local control via flexible Touch Panel Controller (TPC) and full access from anywhere via web based GUI
  • One-piece compact design for flexible mounting and installation
  • Rear access for quick and easy lamp changes
  • Intelligent Lens System (ILS), custom designed for cinema, for reliable motorized lens operation
  • In its standard configuration, the Christie CP2215 requires no heat extraction, an optional duct is available if desired
  • Dual HD-SDI connectors for continued compatibility with 2K cinema servers

Specifications:

Christie CP2215 Size

Christie CP2215 (127-010102-01)
Brightness
Lamp1
  • 1.4kW (CDXL-14M) 003-003066-01
  • 1.6kW (CDXL-16M) 003-003900-01
  • 1.8kW (CDXL-18SD) 003-002742-01
  • 2.0kW (CDXL-20SD) 003-001976-01
  • 2.3kW (CDXL-23S) 003-004769-01
Nominal 2900 -15,000 lumens
Screen Size 50' screen1
Display Technology
Supported Frame Rates
  • 2D up to 120 fps,
  • 3D up to 60 fps/eye2
Contrast Ratio 2000:1 full field on/off
Digital Micromirror Device
  • 0.98" 2K 3-chip DMD DLP Cinema
  • 2048 x 1080 pixels
Number of Colors 35.2 trillion
Signal Inputs
Standard
  • 2 x HD-SDI inputs for 2K source content
  • 2 x DVI (HDMI) inputs for alternative content
Power Requirements
Input Line Voltage Single phase 220V
Lamp Power Supply 0.7kW-2.3kW low-ripple switch mode lamp power supply
Physical
Size (LxWxH) 27 x 26 x 15" (687 x 665 x 395mm)
Weight As installed: 122lbs (55kg)
Others
Accessories
  • Christie Integrated Media Block (IMB) 108-384107-01
  • 90 degree extraction duct adapter 119-103105-01
  • Rack mount stand 108-416102-01
  • Link Decryptor 003-120535-01
Warranty
  • 3 years on the projector
  • Contact an authorized Christie representative for full details of our limited warranty

1 Maximum screen size depends upon various factors such as screen gain, lamp age, geometry, etc. Consult your Christie representative for detailed analysis. Measured at screen center.
2 To learn more about high frame rates and the next evolution of digital cinema display see Christie's High Frame Rate technology overview.

Xenolite Lamps (CDXL):

Designed to Deliver Long-Lasting Brilliance

Christie Xenolite lamps are designed specifically for Solaria Series digital cinema projectors, setting new levels of performance for digital cinema technology. Choices in brightness and power levels offer flexibility for a variety of screen sizes for new and existing theater infrastructures.

Christie's Superior Performance Xenolite lamp series uses the latest in Xenon lamp technology to provide increased brightness, improved stability and a longer life span. This increased brightness offers more captivating 2D and 3D experiences, without a cost to overall lamp performance. In fact, our Superior Performance (SP) Xenolite lamps are not only brighter, they last 30% longer than comparable Xenon lamps while still offering the same extraordinary 99.999% in-theater uptime. This means the show will not only go on, but it will go on brighter and with a lower total cost of ownership, increasing your theater's overall profitability.

The Benefits of Christie Superior Performance Xenolite Lamps

More usable hours per dollar

  • Longer warranties allow you to safely get more use out of each lamp
  • Fewer lamp replacements equals lower cost of operation and less maintenance required

More lumens per dollar

  • Less brightness drop-off for more available brightness
  • Less power required thanks to less brightness drop-off
  • Less power required equals lower energy costs and lower cost of operation

More stable brightness and reliability

  • New lamp technology provides better arc stability and ignition performance
  • Improved performance with the same 99.999% in-theater uptime reliability

Superior Performance Xenolite lamps – Brightness maintenance

Christie's Superior Performance Xenolite lamp series provides increased brightness and 30% longer life than comparable Xenon lamps.
Christie's Superior Performance Xenolite lamp series provides increased brightness and 30% longer life than comparable Xenon lamps.

Christie Solaria One and Christie Solaria One+

Designed for seamless use with Christie Solaria Series projectors, Christie Xenolite lamps provide high output and brightness in a cost-efficient, high-performance package.

CDXL-14M, CDXL-16M, CDXL-21S1

Christie CP2215

High-performance Christie Xenolite lamps are the best option for illuminating your Christie CP2215 digital cinema projector and are designed to deliver mission-critical reliability.

CDXL-14M, CDXL-16M

  CDXL-14M 1 CDXL-16M 1 CDXL-18SD CDXL-20SD CDXL-21S1 2 CDXL-23S
Part Number 003-003066-01 003-003900-01 003-002742-01 003-001976-01 003-004258-01 003-004769-01
Operational Details3
Estimated Average Expected Life (hrs) 3500 hrs 3500 hrs 21004 hrs 15005 hrs 1500 hrs 1000 hrs
Warranty 100% warranty to 3000 hrs 100% warranty to 3000 hrs 100% warranty to 1750 hrs 100% warranty to 1000 hrs 100% warranty to 1000 hrs 100% warranty to 700 hrs
Maximum Lumen Output6 4500/3800 lumens (CP2215/Solaria One, Solaria One+) 7500/6200 lumens (CP2215/Solaria One, Solaria One+) 10,000 lumens (CP2215) 10,000 lumens (CP2215) 8000/9000 lumens (Solaria One, Solaria One+) 15,000 lumens (CP2215)
Projector Air Extraction Requirement 450 CFM7 450 CFM7 450 CFM7 450 CFM7 450 CFM7 450 CFM7
Compatibility CP2215
Solaria One
Solaria One+
CP2215
Solaria One
Solaria One+
CP2215 CP2215 Solaria One
Solaria One+
CP2215
Technical Data
Rated Input Power 1430W 1600W 1800W 2000W 2100W 2300W
Rated Current 73.5A 72A 75A 75A 80A 85A
Operating Wattage Range 1000-1430W 1000-1600W 1260-1800W 1400-2000W 1610-2100W 1610-2300W
Rated Voltage 19.5V 22.2V 26.5V 26.5V 26.5V 27.0V
Horizontal ±5º ±5º ±5º ±5º ±5º ±5º
Base Surface Temperature 200ºC max 200ºC max 200ºC max 200ºC max 200ºC max 200ºC max

1 Cost efficient
2 For use only in Solaria One and Solaria One+ projectors
3 By following Christie's Best Practices for Lamp Usage on pages 7-8 of this brochure, you can find out how to select the ideal lamp size to meet your projector and screen requirements
4 2100 hours when operated in a CP2215 or CP2000-M model number ending in -02 or greater
5 1500 hours when operated in a CP2215 or CP2000-M model number ending in -02 or greater.
6 Color corrected/center lumens
7 Exhaust extraction is optional. Extraction with the optional extraction duct requires 450 CFM

Frequently Asked Questions

How to calculate the amount of light required

The basic formula to calculate this theoretical light requirement is:

  1. Lumens (L) = Average Screen Brightness desired (average fL) X Screen Area (sq ft)
    • Given a good light distribution, the "Average Screen Brightness" can be estimated by multiplying the center brightness desired by 0.95. Generally accepted practice for the target center brightness is: 14fL for 2D and 4.5fL for 3D (light measurement taken through 3D glasses).
  2. After you have the "Lumens" number you would divide it by all significant system efficiencies. Some examples would be:
    • Screen gain: 1.0 to 2.4. Silver screens are 2.4. This is a very important part of this equation and care should be taken to make sure this number is accurate. If the screen in question is not new then the overall gain should be measured properly. Any degradation or debris on the screen will reduce the screen gain.
    • Port window efficiency: 96% efficiency is typical for good port glass
    • Loss due to color correction required for meeting DCI color specifications: 97% efficiency is typical
    • 3D system light efficiency: this number can be anywhere from 10% to 30% efficiency depending on the 3D system used
    • Other effects like down angle and screen curve do make a difference for light distribution, but they only affect these calculations if they are excessive
  3. Calculation: Lumens Required (L) = Lumens (L) / (Screen Gain X Port Window Efficiency X Color Correction Efficiency X 3D Efficiency)
  4. The resulting "Lumens Required" number you get would be the "MINIMUM lumen requirement" to meet the desired light levels.

How to select the right projector/lamp combination that will provide enough light to satisfy screen brightness requirements

There should be enough brightness available even at the end of the lamp's life to meet your specified center brightness requirement. Your company's lamp changing policy may need to be reviewed to make this decision.

  1. There is a natural brightness drop-off that occurs with any Xenon lamp during its life. This brightness curve is typically sharp at the beginning of the lamp's life and drops slower after this initial period. Leaving the lamp at 100% power throughout its life would give this typical brightness curve:

    Xenon lamp Chart

  2. This initial drop-off in brightness is mainly due to the reshaping of the electrodes inside the lamp. The arc between the electrodes inside the lamp will move slightly during this period. Re-aligning the lamp often can minimize this dropoff. This re-alignment should be done at least every time the equipment is serviced. The more frequently this is done, the more light efficiency can be preserved.
  3. 100% rated brightness would indicate the use of a new lamp running at 100% power.
  4. It is NOT recommended to run a lamp in this way. If this is done then the brightness level will not be maintained for very long and the lamp life will be reduced.
  5. This chart describes the recommended operation of any Xenon lamp.

  6. Understanding this brightness curve will help when deciding which projector and lamp to use. It is important to select a lamp that can produce the required brightness at the end of its life. Here is how this is estimated:
    • Select a lamp for an example from pages 5-6 of this brochure and reduce its maximum lumen value by about 25% as a starting point. This would be an estimate of the brightness that the lamp can achieve at/or near the END of its life at the stated warranty. For higher wattage lamps this value would be more like 30% or 35%. If you intend on running the lamp longer than the stated warranty then you would increase this percentage. Call this resulting lumen value the "maximum aged brightness."
    • Take the "minimum lumens required" number and select the lamp/projector combination that can cover this with its "maximum aged brightness" value. It is best to be conservative with this selection to make sure the required brightness can be reached.

How to preserve lamp life with the proper projector operating environment

Proper operating environment conditions will preserve lamp life.

  1. Room temperature: Comfortable room temperature is usually acceptable between 50°F and 95°F (10-35°C).
  2. Room humidity (non condensing): 20% to 80%.
  3. External exhaust extraction: Use pages 5-6 of this brochure to find the proper air flow in CFM that is required:
    • Make sure this air flow is maintained anytime the projector is on. Add this measurement to all routine service visits.
    • Make sure that the air duct system has a damper feature which closes off to the outside air when the system is powered down. This will prevent dirty moist air from being pulled back down into the projector when the system is off.

How to ensure proper lamp house electrical connections to the lamp

Xenon lamps operate at very high current or amperage levels. Because of this, any electrical connections are very critical. When installing a lamp, make sure these connections are tight and secure.

  1. loose or bad connection can cause the connector to burn which in turn will either break the electrical connection or overheat the end of the lamp causing the seal inside the lamp end to fail. This will result in a lamp that will not ignite.
  2. Do not use any connectors that are discolored or burnt. Replace any discolored connectors before installing a new lamp.
  3. Inspect both end connectors for discoloration at every routine service visit.
  4. Lamps exhibiting burnt or discolored ends are not covered under warranty.

How to determine average expected life

On pages 5-6 of this brochure, you will find an "Estimated average expected life" number for each lamp/projector combination.

  1. This number is a guideline to help you determine how long a particular lamp can be operated under optimal conditions as described here.
  2. If the operating situation is not optimal then a shorter lamp life can be expected.
  3. Non-optimal conditions would include:
    • Starting the lamp out near or above 100% power and running it this way throughout its life
    • Not providing adequate air extraction
    • Poor operating environment
    • Changing the power level drastically up and then back to accommodate two different light level requirements such as 2D then 3D

Christie Xenolite Lamp Champion Warranty

Christie Xenolite lamps are of very high quality and any failure is unlikely. If a lamp has failed for some reason then a service technician should check the system and operating practices to make sure that the lamp is being used properly. All Christie Xenolite lamps are covered under the Christie Xenolite Lamp Champion Warranty against any manufacturer defects. The period of time is based on the warranty hours of operation given on pages 5-6 of this brochure and a period of two years from invoice date whichever comes first.

  1. If a warranty claim is required then prompt action must be taken. A "Xenolite Lamp Warranty Claim Form" must be filled out completely and submitted, following the instructions on the form. These forms are in the lamp box or they can be obtained by contacting the Christie office located in your region. Please see contact information on the back of this brochure.
  2. If the request is unusual and it is suspected that the lamp did not cause the failure, Christie will contact the person making the claim to verify the operating conditions. This is to help prevent repeat failures caused by something other than the lamp.

Documentation:

Download the Christie CP2215 Projector Data Sheet (PDF)

 

Christie Projectors
Christie Digital Cinema Projectors
Christie CP2215 15,000 Lumen 2K 3DLP Digital Cinema Projector for Screens Up to 50 Feet
#127-010102-01
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