Issue 27

Christie Captiva Gen 3

Christie launches the Captiva DWU500S 1DLP ultra short throw laser projector, designed for mid-size education, corporate and retail


7 July 2021

The DWU500S is the third generation of the successful Captiva Series, and it delivers a host of improvements over its predecessors, including a larger maximum screen size, a significant brightness increase and upgraded WUXGA resolution for sharper all-round performance. The new Captiva is available at the same cost as previous models and provides 20,000 hours of reliable operation with laser illumination.

“We’re pleased that we’ve been able to provide significant enhancements to our popular Captiva Series while ensuring value to our customers; delivering more brightness and better performance at no extra cost,” says Chris Kee, executive director, Enterprise Product Management, Christie. “Its ultra-short throw lens makes it suitable for a variety of environments, maximizing space without sacrificing visual impact. We expect these latest enhancements to be a welcome upgrade for partners seeking a projector to deliver on price and performance.”

The Captiva DWU500S provides 4,500 ANSI lumens and can display 1920×1200 resolution images up to 12.5′ (3.8m) diagonal in landscape or portrait orientations – a 50% increase in maximum size on the previous Captiva model. Its four-corner geometry adjustment allows users to present precise images every time, with its 0:25:1 ultra- short throw lens making it suited to installations where space is limited. The instant on/off functionality allows users to immediately focus on captivating audiences with content rather than worry about setup times. A new wall mount will make installation easier, allowing for a more horizontal and vertical offset.

Captiva projectors have been trusted by customers around the world, delivering experiences including those seen at Athletic Club Museum in Bilbao, The Barbican Centre in London and XPark Aquarium in Taipei City.

The Christie Captiva DWU500s is available in black or white, and will be available in September 2021.


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