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Christie IMB achieves DCI compliance for 2K and 4K content

It’s the first Integrated Media Block to pass DCI compliance test in a 4K DLP Cinema projector, in both 2K and 4K operation.

Global visual technologies company Christie has announced that its new Integrated Media Block (IMB) has passed the Digital Cinema Intiatives’ (DCI) Compliance Test Plan (CTP).

The IMB was validated by Aegisolve, one of only three entities in the world fully licensed for compliance testing by the DCI, and is the first to pass the CTP in a 4K DLP Cinema projector, in both 2K and 4K modes of operation. In combination with the DCI-compliant Christie Series 2 Solaria projector, it becomes the only single-manufacturer DLP Cinema projector and IMB combination in the world that meets the DCI specifications.

Christie engineers designed the IMB as a standalone meaning that everything it needs for control and content decryption/decoding is part of the IMB itself, making it the first standalone IMB to pass DCI compliance.

Don Shaw, senior director, product management, Entertainment Solutions, Christie, commented: “Having achieved full DCI-compliance on our IMB, Christie now offers a complete digital cinema solution that provides exhibitors the highest level of technical performance and value, producing the brightest and sharpest image and the most reliable HFR solution.”

In separate news, visual effects company Image Engine has chosen a Christie 4K DLP Cinema projector for its new screening room in Vancouver.

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