Christie Roadster WU20K-J
20,000 Center Lumen 3DLP WUXGA Xenon Lamp Digital Projector
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Designed with your image in mind
The Christie Roadster WU20K-J delivers superior performance and quality Xenon illumination with WUXGA (1920 x 1200) resolution and proven 3DLP technology – for the best image anywhere.
Creating visually compelling displays is paramount to your success. That's our business too, so we've made higher brightness, Christie Twist™, 3D upgradability and flexibility standard in the Christie Roadster WU20K-J. You'll see we've upgraded our existing Xenon 3DLP platform with the features and functionality that you rely on to share, collaborate and create.
Ideal for large venues - building displays, churches, classrooms, concerts, conference rooms, live events, tradeshows and more, the Roadster WU20K-J is fitted with the broadest range of high-quality lenses – all with Intelligent Lens System (ILS™) capabilities. You can use existing stacking hardware, lenses1, lamps, input cards2 and other Christie accessories with this new line of projectors. Fly, rig, stack and ship it - the Roadster WU20K-J performs flawlessly.
This projector couples the benefits of Xenon illumination – for the most natural color accuracy and stability - with the next level of technology, performance and flexibility. The additional standard features, an expanded lens suite and world-renowned Christie warranties, service and support, ensure the Christie Roadster WU20K-J provides high performance and more lumens per watt in the smallest chassis in its class.
With the Christie J Series you can customize your model according to your needs. Each projector ships standard with the ILS lens mount, but if you prefer to use your existing inventory of CT lenses or require a yellow notch filter (YNF), you can choose, at the time of purchase, the following options:
|Christie Roadster WU20K-J||ILS lens mount||ILS lens mount + YNF||CT lens mount||CT lens mount + YNF|
- WUXGA resolution (1920 x 1200)
- 20,000 center lumens
- Embedded Christie Twist™ for image warping and edge blending
- Variable contrast ratio of 1600-2000:1 full field | 650:1 ANSI for crisp, detailed images
- 3.0kW Xenon bubble lamp module
- Comprehensive Color Adjustment (CCA™)
- Dust-sealed engine
- Intelligent Lens System (ILS) for zoom, focus, horizontal and vertical offset
- Multiwindowing and screen processing (up to a 3x3 array)
- CT lens mount (optional)
- Yellow notch filter (optional)
- Set-up lights help users see menu displays in low-light environments
- Hybrid stacking
- User-replaceable lamps
- Built-in portrait capabilities
- Liquid cooling allows for operating temperatures up to 104° (40° C)
- 3D capable model available in the Mirage Series
- 3D upgradable
- AutoDesk Revit model
Advantages of Xenon lamps
- Provides the highest level of on-screen performance, both for brightness and color accuracy
- The spectrum of a Xenon lamp results in relatively little color shift over time
- A Xenon lamp emits a continuous wavelength spectrum of light throughout the visible range (roughly 400 nm to 700 nm), which approximates the neutral white color of natural daylight
- Reaches full brightness in far less time than other lamp technologies
- Great for illuminating very large screens or high ambient environments
- Xenon lamps have the best color rendering index (CRI) of any lamp technology out there
Only Xenon in its class
Christie is the only manufacturer to offer Xenon models that provide less than 10,000 lumens. The 1.0kW and 1.2kW Cermax® lamps make it possible for us to provide models in the less than 10,000-lumen category. The Christie J Series offers the best color performance of any product in this market space.
Yellow Notch Filter
Available as an optional feature for all Christie J Series models, the yellow notch filter is an optical color management device that emulates film-like color. It creates greater separation between the primary colors, RGB, resulting in a larger available color gamut for better reproduction of skin tones and richer color depth and saturation. This is especially apparent in green and red tones, resulting in a more life-like display on the screen. This color filter must be factory installed at time of purchase.
Crisp, Clean Images Time and Again
There are many factors that determine the quality of an image – 3-chip DLP technology, high-quality optics and world-class 10-bit image processing ensure you display the best image. You need all of these elements working together if you're going to present clear, detailed, true-to-life images and information. The Christie J Series encompasses all of this and more. We've also added a dust-sealed engine and optics to help protect your investment and keep maintenance costs low. Liquid cooling and a thermal-feedback system keep your projector at a temperature that ensures optimal performance.
Based on 3-chip DLP technology, high-quality optics and world-class 10-bit image processing, the Christie J Series delivers:
- High brightness
- Excellent color
- Excellent uniformity
- High reliability (>100,000 hours MTBF for DMDs)
- High contrast
- Excellent fill ratio
Christie J Series projectors are designed with dust-sealed engines and optics. Since dust and dirt cannot affect the system, image quality is maintained and maintenance costs are lower. Optional fog juice filters are available for projectors exposed to harsh environments.
Christie Roadster and Christie Mirage models (equipped with a 2.0kW, 2.4kW or 3.0kW lamp) include a thermalfeedback system and a liquid-cooling module for the DMDs to continually maintain the projector's temperatures in the correct operating range. This improves the overall DMD performance and reliability when used in harsh environments. It also enables the projector to operate in temperatures up to 104°F (40°C) allowing for use in less than ideal conditions.
Embedded Christie Twist
Standard in all Christie J Series models, Christie Twist enables seamless edge blending of multiple curved images faster and more easily than through traditional, manual methods. Controlled by an easy-to-use GUI, you can expertly control and edge blend or stack multiple curved images. As well, images can be warped to fit virtually any dimension or shape display. Embedded Christie Twist ensures that all J Series projectors work with value-added accessories, such as Christie AutoStack.
Christie Twist offers enhanced warping and blending for exact geometric mapping regardless of the shape or surface.
Intelligent Lens System (ILS)
The ILS automatically recognizes and calibrates a lens when it is installed. Stepper motor-based encoding ensures that motor drift does not occur, as typically found with DC encoded motors, providing accurate and repeatable recall of all lens offset, zoom and focus positions. This lens system ensures that the images adjust to optimize screen coverage and maintain alignment in applications with moving screens or variable aspect ratios.
ChristieNET web interface and Virtual On-Screen Display (OSD)
ChristieNET enables users to access all projector menus and controls through a web interface without disrupting the live presentation. This allows for realtime adjustments and monitoring of each projector on the network – regardless of geographic location. It's easy to set up and maintain the projector system remotely. You don't need to see the screen to set up the system, making it ideal for applications where the screen is rigged or far away. The menus do not show on the projector screen so it won't be a distraction during live performances. A new status screen shows alarms, lamp info, or any system information. The easy-to-use interface lets you upload, backup and restore settings, as well as designate permission-based users.
Embedded Edge Blending and Color Matching
Advanced blending capabilities and Comprehensive Color Adjustment (CCA™) ensure digitally accurate color matching and uniformity across multi-screen blended or tiled images.
The LiteLOC feature automatically manages your display's brightness levels over time so that you can match the brightness of a multiple projector system in tiled or blended arrays. This feedback system continuously monitors lamp brightness, so that as the lamp goes through its natural brightness decay, the system increases the lamp power in order to maintain consistent brightness.
Wireless Projection Control
Christie wireless projector control brings projection management to your fingertips – literally – with wireless projector control applications for Apple iOS and Android-based mobile digital devices. The Christie InControl app lets you control Christie projectors directly from your iPhone, iPad and iPod; The Christie Virtual Remote app offers the ability to manage Christie projectors using your Android-based mobile device. The two applications are designed to control any Christie J Series and M Series projectors. Each projector can be controlled individually, or grouped together and controlled simultaneously. The Christie InControl app is available as a free download from the Apple App Store. The Christie Virtual Remote is available as a free download from the Google Play store.
This easy-to-use LCD keypad includes:
- Contextual menus provide a fully-featured, intuitive interface that removes the need for a cluttered keypad
- Large, four line LCD display
- Adjustable brightness and timed LCD off mode
- Intuitive, user-friendly keypad design that lights up when features are active
- Active keys are color-coded amber to indicate that selections will result in changes visible to the audience
Rigging and Stacking
Christie's stacking kit enables you to stack up to a maximum of three of the projectors (equipped with a 1.0kW or 1.2kW lamp) into a light-weight, sturdy frame. Customers with existing stacking mounts and hardware can use the same equipment with Christie J Series models.
The stacking frame can also connect to the integral rigging points on any Christie Roadster model for a hybrid stack with a model that uses a 1.0kW or 1.2kW lamp. Adjustable mount wheels aid in projector alignment.
Christie 3-chip DLP projectors offer the flexibility to project in portrait orientation. For models using a 1.0kW or 1.2kW lamp, the portrait display adapter makes the change in orientation easy. The adapter attaches to the projector's lens and enables you to project the image in portrait orientation instead of landscape. Christie Roadster models have built-in portrait capabilities and do not require the portrait display adapter.
Christie Roadster and Christie Mirage models (equipped with a 2.0kW, 2.4kW or 3kW lamp) include 'convenience lights' that allow for easy set up in dark environments.
Reduce your cost of ownership by replacing only the bulb – not the entire lamp module assembly (for models equipped with a 2.0kW, 2.4kW or 3.0kW lamp).
Fog Filter Options
To help extend the life of your projector and protect your investment, optional fog juice filters are available for environments that require more than the protection of our dust-sealed engine. The design of the fog juice filter kits – attached to the projector – reduces the affects of the oil or juice created by fog, smoke, hazers and pyrotechnics. These kits include easy-to-install external media mounts and one set of filters (internal and external). The life of the filters depends on the amount of bi-product captured, but they typically can last up to 20 hours.
Serviceability and Support
All Christie 3-chip DLP projectors ship standard with a three-year warranty on parts and labor (including light engine).
With over a three-decade history of development and integration of 3D displays, Christie offers the benefit of experience. Evolving from original CRT-based technology, we developed a truly game-changing 3D display with the world's first purpose-built 3-chip DLP active stereo projector line – Christie Mirage. Christie Mirage is a full 3D display product line that offers a range of brightness levels, resolutions and active or passive stereoscopic options that enable 3D displays to be used in any application.
Benefits of 3D
- Provides perspective not possible with traditional 2D software and tools
- Reduces time to market
- Excites audiences … WOW! factor
- Accelerates understanding and decision making
- Enables faster, more intuitive interaction with data
- Promotes collaboration and focus on collective strengths
- Ensures greater accuracy of concepts and designs
- Removes inherent boundaries found in traditional tools
|Source||Input Signal Type||Dual DVI Input Card DVI-D||VGA||HDMI||Analog BNC Input Card RGB/ YPrPb||SDI|
|Frame Sequential – Native 3D||Range 96-120Hz (48-60Hz per eye, >165MPixels < 330MPixels)|
|Range 96-120Hz (48-60Hz per eye, <165MPixels)|
|Frame Doubled <165MPixel||Range 48-60Hz (24-30Hz per eye) doubled to 96-120Hz|
|Dual Input 3D Each Input <165MPixel||2 input cards: 48-60Hz per eye. Two identical format, frame-locked, passive 3D inputs are fed into the projector and frame-interleaved to create active 96-120Hz 3D|
|1 input card: 48-60Hz per eye. Two passive 3D inputs are fed into the projector, one per eye on the same input card and frame-interleaved to create active 96-120Hz 3D|
|Frame Tripled – Triple Flash1||Range 48Hz (24Hz per eye) tripled to 144Hz|
|For Movie Content: <165MPixel|
|Frame Packing||1080p @ 23.98/24Hz|
|Frame Tripled – Triple Flash (Automatically)1||Range 48Hz (24Hz per eye) tripled to 144Hz|
|PS3, XBOX, PC|
|For Game Content: <165MPixel|
|Frame Packing||720p @ 50 or 59.94/60Hz|
|Sat/Cable, Set Top Box Etc.|
|For Boradcast Content: <165MPixel|
|Side-by-Side Horizontal||1080i @ 50 or 59.94/60Hz|
|720p @ 50 or 59.94/60Hz|
|Top and Bottom||1080p @ 23.97/24Hz|
|720p @ 50 or 59.94/60Hz|
Standard 3D Inputs
Whether your data content or images are being generated by a computer, a Blu-ray™ player, a gaming console, or a server – 3D content comes in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. The way that your content is distributed can have an impact on your 3D experience.
Christie also makes it easy to future proof your investment by being the first in the industry to offer upgrade paths for select 3-chip DLP projectors to Mirage Series models. Whether you need 3D capability today or tomorrow, Christie has the innovation, breadth of technologies, engineering strength and the integration expertise to offer the right display solutions to fit your business needs.
1 Legacy Christie Mirage M Series models require the latest firmware to enable triple flash capabilities.
2 Blu-ray content is forced to be triple flashed (144Hz output). Users should not need to select "Triple Flash" from the menu.
3 WXGA models are not 3D capable. 4 Can also be used with equivalent Christie M Series Roadster model.
|Christie Roadster WU20K-J|
|Brightness||18,000 ANSI lumens (20,000 center lumens)|
|Uniformity||80% brightness uniformity|
|Type||3-chip 0.96" DMD|
|Native Resolution||WUXGA (1920 x 1200)|
|Type||3.0kW Xenon bubble lamp module|
|Estimated Life||750 hrs|
|Pixel Clock||165 MHz (330 MHz high bandwidth mode)|
|Control and Networking|
* ±22%V ±6%H
|Enhanced Feature Sets||
|Operating Voltage||200-240 VAC @ 50/60Hz|
|Operating Current||20A @ 200V|
|Size (LxWxH)||32.0 x 24.5 x 16.5" (815 x 621 x 419mm)|
|Shipping Size (LxWxH)||41.0 x 32.5 x 29.5" (1041 x 825 x 749mm)|
|Weight||160lbs (72.5kg) (without lens)|
|Shipping Weight||200lbs (91kg)|
|Warranty||Three years parts and labor (including light engine)|
1 Factory installed at time of purchase.
2 Does not apply to DS+10K-J.
3 Dimensions A, B and C are based on the lens being used.
Whatever you need, Christie has a large selection of optional accessories. Create the projector you need by choosing from eight lenses, various input cards and much more.
|1.0kW Cermax Xenon pre-aligned lamp module||003-120117-XX|
|1.2kW Cermax Xenon pre-aligned lamp module||003-120116-XX|
|2.0kW Xenon bubble lamp module||003-120135-XX|
|2.0kW Xenon lamp bare bulb kit||003-000887-XX|
|2.4kW Xenon bubble lamp module||003-900518-XX|
|2.4kW Xenon lamp bare bulb kit||003-000883-XX|
|3.0kW Xenon bubble lamp module||003-000306-XX|
|3.0kW Xenon lamp bare bulb kit||003-000305-XX|
|Bulb alignment tool||038-804900-XX|
|ILS lens adapter kit||108-331108-XX|
|Portrait display adapter||118-116109-XX|
|Fog juice filters||132-114107-XX|
|Ceiling mount extension||104-101001-XX|
|Edge blending kit||104-102101-XX|
|Remote IR sensor||104-106101-XX|
Each projector is equipped with four input card slots to ensure flexibility and compatibility with a variety of signals. The input cards used in Christie J Series projectors are also compatible with the Christie M Series models.
|Twin HDMI Input Card
The Twin HDMI input card accepts two HDMI inputs and provides 12-bit deep color handling on the input. It also supports the HDMI v1.4a format required for 3D systems providing the projector is upgraded with 3D capabilities. Additionally, advanced loop-through allows any input on any input card to be looped through to the two HDMI outputs on the card.
|Analog Input Card
The Analog input card accepts an analog video signal input over a 5 BNC connector interface. It can accept RGBH&V signals over 5 connectors, as well as component YPrPb signals on the RGB inputs.
|Dual-link DVI Input Card
The Dual-link DVI input card has a 330 MHz DVI-I connector which can support a single or dual-link DVI, analog and HDCP video signals with proper cables. There is also an additional 15-pin VGA connector. Only one input is active on this card at a time. Christie Mirage M Series models come standard with two of these cards installed.
|Dual 3G SD/HD-SDI Input Card
The Dual 3G SD/HD-SDI input card accepts both standard definition (SD) and high-definition (HD) serial-digitalinterface (SDI) signals, and enables you to connect two of either types of signal. Both single-link HD and dual-link HD signals are accepted. This card also has two 3G SD/HD-SDI outputs to enable "loop-through" for its respective input.
|Video decoder Input Card
The Video decoder input card accepts various types of standard definition (SD) video, including CVBS (composite video), S-video, and component. It accepts NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.4, PAL, PAL-N, PAL-M or SECAM formats. This card has two mini-DIN connectors (for S-video signals) and four BNC connectors that can be grouped to allow combinations of CVBS, S-Video, YPbPr or RGB video sources.
|Input Cards||Part Number|
|Dual link DVI input||108-312101-XX|
|Video decoder input||108-310101-XX|
|Dual 3G SD/HD-SDI input||108-313101-XX|
|Twin HDMI input||108-311101-XX|
Expanded Lens Suite
This full suite of fixed, short zoom and long zoom lenses for WXGA, SXGA+, HD and WUXGA resolutions, provides the broadest range of lenses in this marketplace.
|Lens – Fixed|
|ILS Lens 0.73:1 SX+/0.67:1 HD||118-100110-XX|
|ILS Lens 1.2:1 SX+/1.1:1 HD||118-100117-XX|
|Lens – Zoom|
|ILS Lens 1.25-1.6:1 SX+/1.16-1.49:1 HD||118-100111-XX|
|ILS Lens 1.5-2.0:1 SX+/1.4-1.8:1 HD||118-100112-XX|
|ILS Lens 2.0-2.8:1 SX+/1.8-2.6:1 HD||118-100113-XX|
|ILS Lens 2.8-4.5:1 SX+/2.6-4.1:1 HD||118-100114-XX|
|ILS Lens 4.5-7.5:1 SX+/4.1-6.9:1 HD||118-100115-XX|
|ILS Lens 7.5-11.2:1 SX+/6.9-10.4:1 HD||118-100116-XX|
Frequently Asked Questions:
What are the standard inputs for each J Series model?
Each projector is equipped with four input card slots to ensure flexibility and compatibility with a variety of signals. The input cards used in Christie J Series projectors are also compatible with the Christie M Series models. The standard inputs vary from model to model. For example, the Mirage variants come standard with two DVI input boards.
Are 3D models available on this platform? If yes, what 3D-signal formats will they work with?
Yes, the Christie J Series platform includes the Mirage variants, which are industry-leading, 3D projection systems. All Mirage models are capable of projection inputs such as, Native 3D 120Hz (60Hz per eye), Frame doubled 3D 120Hz (30Hz per eye) and triple flash 3D 144Hz (24Hz per eye). See below for more detail:
How are the Roadster models different?
The Roadster models are based on its equivalent non-Roadster version (SXGA+, HD and WUXGA) but ships with a:
- Stacking Frame
- Dual SD/HD-SDI Input Card
- Video decoder Input Card
Can you edge blend or stack a Christie J Series model with existing Christie 3-chip DLP Xenon products?
Yes, the new Christie J Series models can be used with any Christie 3-chip DLP Xenon product. While the software interface for warping, blending and stacking differs between the Christie J Series and the legacy platform, the degree of control and ease of making adjustments is the same. The result is seamless images of any size. As well, the stacking hardware and gear is compatible with both new and legacy models.
Can these models be used in portrait orientation?
The Christie Roadster models (equipped with 2.0kW, 2.4kW and 3.0kW lamps) have built-in portrait display capabilities. The models equipped with 1.0kW and 1.2kW lamps must be used with a portrait display adapter for the same effect.
Can an existing 3-chip DLP Xenon model be upgraded to an equivalent Christie J Series model?
No. While the units may look similar, architecturally they are quite different. There is no upgrade path to Christie J Series models.
I currently own existing 3-chip DLP Xenon products. Will the service assemblies be the same?
No. The Christie J Series is a brand new product line that will have its own service assemblies.
Can I use my existing inventory of lamps?
Existing lamp assemblies are compatible with the Christie J Series models, but lamp-hour tracking capabilities are not enabled. New lamps can be used with legacy projector models, but the lamp-hour tracking capabilities will not be possible.
Can I use my existing inventory of lenses?
If you have inventory of Christie M Series lenses with Intelligent Lens System (ILS™) capabilities, they can be used on the Christie J Series projectors. If you have inventory of CT lenses, there are two ways that you can use your existing lens inventory. You can either:
1) Purchase an ILS lens adapter kit for each existing lens and use with a Christie J Series model equipped with an ILS lens mount to benefit from the repeatable recall of all ILS lenses’ offset, zoom and focus positions.
2) Select the CT lens mount at the time of purchase and it will be installed at the factory. This is a factory-service-only option. Please note that ILS lens capabilities are not possible with the CT lens mount or your existing lens inventory.
Is there a built-in yellow notch filter for these models? If yes, can a user remove and replace the yellow notch filter?
No. The yellow notch filter (YNF) is an optical color-management device that recreates life-like color. It’s a factory-installed option that must be selected at the time of purchase. The yellow notch filter is not standard with every unit (as with Christie M Series models) nor is it available as a separate ‘c’ version as was possible in the legacy platform. The optical changes required for expanding the projectors’ color space are made at the production process stage in combination with firmware and calibration steps and can’t be done in the field.
Are the engines sealed? Can the projector be used with staging fog (oil or water based)?
The projector’s critical image-plane surfaces are dust sealed, but fog oil harms more than just the optics of a projection system. To provide additional protection,you can purchase a special, snap-on fog juice filters kit for the Roadster and Mirage models (equipped with 2.0kW, 2.4kW and 3.0kW lamps) for use when the projector is exposed to these harsh environments.
Fog filters are not available for models that are equipped with 1.0kW and 1.2kW lamps (i.e. Christie DS+8K-J, Christie DS+10K-J, Christie HD7K-J, Christie HD9K-J or equivalent Mirage models). We do not recommend using these projectors in environments with staging fog or pyrotechnics.
How do I access the Web user interface on a Christie J Series projector?
- Use the down arrows on the built in keypad to navigate to the IP Address and Subnet Mask information for the projector (you can also find this information in the
Configuration>Communications>Ethernet Settings menu).
The J Series default network values are:
IP Address: 192.168.1.89
Subnet Mask: 255.255.0.0
- Configure your computer’s Network Interface Card to be set on the same subnet, but have a unique IP Address (e.g. 192.168.1.23)
- Open your internet browser and enter the IP address of the projector into the URL window.
- You will see a login screen like this.
- Enter the desired User Name and Password and click the “Login” button.
Default User Name: guest
Default Password: guest
Where can I find the CAD drawing of a Christie J Series projector? Is there additional information available within the CAD file?
The zip file contains a .pdf, and a .dxf. The drawings contain:
- Center of gravity dimensions
- Lens dimensions for all optional lenses
- Lens protrusion dimensions from front of chassis
- Pitch and roll limitations
- Rigging point information
- Ceiling mount dimensions
- Stacking frame dimensions
- Minimum clearance requirements
- CFM requirements
- Ambient air requirements
- Projector mass
AutoDesk Revit files are also available and are unique to each model.
Download the Christie J Series Projector Data Sheet (PDF)
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