Christie Solaria One
Digital Cinema Projection Solution for Screens Up to 35 Feet
One Complete Digital Cinema Projection Solution. Global Appeal.
Investing in a new digital cinema projection system that meets both patron and DCI standards can be a significant investment – especially if distributor-backed financing isn't available. Christie has created an affordable, DCI compliant, complete solution that will captivate audiences – anywhere in the world. Christie Solaria One is the brightest-in-class, complete projection solution capable of projecting 8000 lumens in the DCI color space (9000 lumens for alternative content) making it perfect for screens up to 35 feet.
Christie Solaria One comes with a lens, custom-designed Xenon lamp, and Christie Integrated Media Block (IMB) with its own easy-to-operate Screen Management Software (SMS). It's easy to operate and maintain, and has the lowest total cost of ownership on the market. The Christie Solaria One makes digital cinema conversion affordable, possible – a reality.
With the ability to display DCI content, alternative and local content, 3D and High Frame Rate (HFR) content, Christie Solaria One gives you the flexibility you've been waiting for. Feature film content is displayed using the built-in Christie IMB, linked directly to external commodity storage systems1, reducing your overall system cost and increasing overall system reliability. The Christie Solaria One also offers HFR upgrade capabilities and MPEG2/H.264 support for advertising and alternative content. For external alternative content sources, the Christie Solaria One has dual DVI/HDMI inputs, configurable for both 2D and 3D operation.
Christie Solaria One supports all external 3D systems. If you want higher brightness 3D presentations, stack the Christie Solaria One projectors for a stunning 3D presentation.
Christie Solaria One is a single digital cinema projection system, complete with:
- A lens
- Custom-designed Xenon lamp, and
- A Christie Integrated Media Block (IMB-S2) with its own easy-to-operate Screen Management Software (SMS).
The Christie Solaria One is the most reliable, DCI compliant, digital cinema projection solution available in its product category. It’s easy to operate and maintain, and has the lowest total cost of ownership on the market today.
Christie Solaria One+ offers these additional features:
- Motorized lens mount
- Superior optical performance specifications enabling higher contrast
- Capable of attaining an additional 1000 lumens within the DCI color space
Built for theaters with side masking or post-production houses, our Christie Solaria One+ projection solution includes all of the features of the brightest in-class Christie Solaria One, and the additional features of a motorized lens mount, a higher-performing lens suite for greater image sharpness and uniformity, and overdrive capabilities to achieve 9000 lumens within the DCI color space. Like the Christie Solaria One, the Solaria One+ digital cinema solution comes complete with a lens, custom-designed Xenon lamp, and a Christie Integrated Media Block (IMB-S2) with its own easy to operate Screen Management Software (SMS). Both the Christie Solaria One and Solaria One+ are the most reliable, DCI compliant, digital cinema solutions available today available in their class. They’re easy to operate and maintain, and have the lowest total cost of ownership on the market.
Xenon Illumination and S2K DLP Cinema Technology
The Christie Solaria One delivers 8,000 lumens within the DCI color space and more than 9000 lumens when presenting alternative content. With brilliant Xenon illumination and S2K DLP Cinema technology, Solaria One produces the highest quality images at the lowest possible total cost.
A Built-in, Integrated Media Block
Feature film content is displayed using the built-in Christie IMB-S2. The Christie IMB-S2 is linked directly to an external commodity storage systems so it’s incredibly flexible and your overall system cost is reduced.
The Christie Solaria One also has HFR upgrade capabilities and MPEG2/H.264 support for advertising and alternative content. For external alternative content sources, the Christie Solaria One has dual DVI/HDMI inputs, configurable for both 2D and 3D operation.
Christie Solaria One supports all external 3D systems. For higher brightness 3D presentations, the Christie Solaria One can be easily stacked for a dual-projection, 3D presentation.
- S2K DLP Cinema
- Fully DCI compliant
- Xenon illumination
- 3D ready
- High value system design, low cost of ownership
- Integrated Christie IMB and SMS
- Lens and custom-designed high value lamp included
- Touch panel controller with intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI)
- HFR upgradable
- Uses commodity storage devices1
- Standard support for HDCP
- MPEG2/H.264 support
- Quick, easy rear access to the lamp
- Washable/reusable filters
- Backed by a single, dedicated technical support team
1 DCI compliant commodity storage systems available through your Christie sales representative.
|Solaria One (138-001102-01)||Solaria One+ (138-001113-01)|
|Screen Size||<35ft/10.5m maximum screen size||<35ft/10.5m maximum screen size|
|Ballast||2.3kW Ushio (700W-2.1kW)||2.3kW Ushio (700W-2.3kW)|
|Contrast Ratio||>1700:1 full field on/off||>1900:1 full field on/off|
|Digital Micromirror Device||
|Number of Colors||35.2 trillion|
|Type||Manual alignment adjustments||Motorized alignment adjustments|
|Input Line Voltage||Single phase 220V|
|Power Supply||700W-2.1kW low-ripple switch mode lamp power supply|
|Size (LxWxH)||27.4 x 27.1 x 15.6" (697 x 688 x 395 mm)|
|Weight||As installed: 119lbs (53.75kg)||As installed: ~123lbs (55.79kg)|
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 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.
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 1||CDXL-16M 1||CDXL-18SD||CDXL-20SD||CDXL-21S1 2||CDXL-23S|
|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|
|Rated Input Power||1430W||1600W||1800W||2000W||2100W||2300W|
|Operating Wattage Range||1000-1430W||1000-1600W||1260-1800W||1400-2000W||1610-2100W||1610-2300W|
|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:
- 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).
- 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
- Calculation: Lumens Required (L) = Lumens (L) / (Screen Gain X Port Window Efficiency X Color Correction Efficiency X 3D Efficiency)
- 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.
- 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:
- 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.
- 100% rated brightness would indicate the use of a new lamp running at 100% power.
- 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.
- This chart describes the recommended operation of any Xenon lamp.
- 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.
- Room temperature: Comfortable room temperature is usually acceptable between 50°F and 95°F (10-35°C).
- Room humidity (non condensing): 20% to 80%.
- 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.
- 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.
- Do not use any connectors that are discolored or burnt. Replace any discolored connectors before installing a new lamp.
- Inspect both end connectors for discoloration at every routine service visit.
- 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.
- This number is a guideline to help you determine how long a particular lamp can be operated under optimal conditions as described here.
- If the operating situation is not optimal then a shorter lamp life can be expected.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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