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March Headlines

Titan Shipping Program

DPI Makes History with Product Shipping Landmark

We made big progress on the dVision and TITAN 1080 250 front in February. As expected, we shipped more units in February then in ANY prior month in our history! Special thanks go to our tech team and customer service. They processed a huge number of orders and projectors, relieving much of the stress our backlog has caused for us and a good number of our customers.

In March, we expect to make similar progress against our backlog for the iVision 30 1080p (units in transit to us now) and the TITAN 1080p-500 models. It might even be another record-breaking month!

Overall, delivery has improved dramatically and we are starting to build reasonable stock levels on our key products. This process will continue in April and May.

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DPI Partners With CBS Outdoor To Bring Digital Media To The London Undergound

Digital Projection International (DPI), an Emmy® Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems has recently completed the first installment in a contract for a significant quantity of high-brightness DLP® projection systems within the London Underground network. The projectors will serve as highly dynamic digital signage for participating advertising clients of CBS Outdoor, Ltd.

The London Underground is the world’s oldest underground passenger carrying rail system. From humble beginnings in 1863, one hundred and forty four years later it extends 253 miles (405 km) traveling through a total of 275 stations. The age and design of the rail system coupled with stringent rail network safety requirements posed a unique challenge for modernizing current advertising methods. Digital Projection International provided innovative solutions with the new XTP HD300 projection systems.

DPI ISE 2008

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New RapidRig™ System For TITAN Announced

As the number of customers using TITAN Pro Series II projectors in staging applications and fixed installations continues to grow, DP is announcing improvements to our RapidRig™ system for the TITAN family of projectors.

Building on developmental research and customer feedback, DP’s engineering team has created a new design for the rigging and stacking frame that features a streamlined profile and further range of integrated pitch, roll and yaw adjustments.

The new RapidRig™ frame features adjustment points on all four sides of the frame, allowing the stager or installer to make incremental adjustments to the position of the projector, even after the unit is already flown in truss.  Additionally, the system is designed for lock-stacking multiple units for applications that require increased brightness, or backup displays.

The new streamlined mechanical design decreases the overall footprint of the unit and improves ease of portability and installation.  Using industry standard hardware, the TITAN Pro Series II can be accurately configured for staging use in a matter of minutes.

While designed for the brighter, more powerful TITAN 600 series, an adapter plate is also available to fit the smaller TITAN 500 series projectors.  The new RapidRig™ system will begin shipping in May.

TITAN Rig

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DP Welcomes New Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager

Earlier this month, Digital Projection announced the appointment of Matt Moscato as Mid-Atlantic Regional Market Development Manager. Moscato will begin working with DP’s dealers and sales reps in the Maryland, DC, Virginia and West Virginia areas immediately.

"We are extremely pleased to welcome Matt as DP's new Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager," stated Mike Levi, President of DPI. "Matt offers extensive display product knowledge and an abundance of experience in all levels of projection applications. He also holds exceptional dealer channel relationships, having managed a considerable flow of business with those customers over the past five years. We expect Matt will hit the ground running and be a great resource for our Mid Atlantic-based customers, dealers and consultants."

Matt Moscato

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EH Expo 2008 Wrap-Up

Earlier this month, Digital Projection wrapped up an exciting home cinema event in Orlando at the spring Electronic House Expo.  With over 300 exhibitor booths and steady flow of attendees at this year’s show, 2008 marked impressive growth for the custom electronic showcase.

Partnering with Stewart Filmscreen and Sunfire, Digital Projection organized an impressive display of the finest home cinema displays in the Demo Alley area of EHX.  Exclusively showcasing our 1080p displays, DP demonstrated each of our iVision, dVision, TITAN and LIGHTNING series projectors.

In keeping with the DP tradition of creating truly cinematic environments, the two largest screens on the entire show floor were paired with a LIGHTNING and TITAN projector in the DP demo area.  Both the TITAN and LIGHTNING projectors were shown with our TheaterScope Premier system, allowing for an up-close demonstration of the benefits of a 2.35:1 viewing experience.

Additionally, our single-chip iVision and dVision projectors delivered powerful images from small packages, even when compared to the powerful Pro Series II displays.  Our iVision 30-1080p-C projector was shown on a 6’wide screen and the dVision 30-1080p-XC created astounding pictures on a 4’ StarGlass display from Stewart Filmscreen.

The overwhelming success of this show has left no doubt that DP will participate in next year’s event.  We have secured a similar space in Demo Alley for next spring and we will continue to showcase our newest and finest home cinema displays. 

We hope to see you at EHX next year!

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DP Helps DIFC Create Their Largest Visual Impact To Date

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The Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC) stages a yearly open-air event which includes corporate presentations, speeches and a musical celebration of its achievements. In order to top their previous gala events, DIFC turned to DP's precision displays to create one of the widest video screens ever used. 


Pearl Room

The display consisted of a 174m wide x 18m high screen that provided 3,132m2 of projection area. Twenty-four DP Lightning 30 SX+ machines were triple-stacked on six front of house towers and used to deliver an overall image that was 9,800 pixels wide x 1,050 pixels high.

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The event included over 600 artists, and was watched by over 2,500 people.
Photos ©Louise Stickland, data from www.avinteractive.co.uk, Jan.08

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The World Deserves A Better Projector: The Technology Behind CoolTek Engineering - Part 2

MORE LUMENS with LESS WATTAGE
Helps the Environment and Saves Money

Last month, we presented an overview of the principles and technologies behind CoolTek Engineering, and the benefits each provides to our customers.

To briefly review the principles:
CoolTek Principle 1: Minimum wattage in, maximum lumens out
CoolTek Principle 2: Apply thermal designs that maximize component life while minimizing heat generation, cost of ownership and projector noise levels.
Cooltek Principle 3: DP Products must be small, light and as quiet as possible, reducing the projectors' impact on their immediate environment.

In this 2nd article, we will provide a more in-depth analysis of the benefits provided by the first CoolTek Principle.

CoolTek Principle 1:  Minimum wattage in, maximum lumens out! 

Although all of DPís products demonstrate powerful lumen / watt efficiency, in this article we will analyze two of DPís most popular platforms: the LIGHTNING and TITAN series. We will compare their amazing efficiency to that of similarly bright competitive models.

Letís start with the brightness flagships of the large screen display industry Ė DPís legendary and extraordinary LIGHTNING Displays.

At 30,000 lumens, DPís LIGHTNING 45HD-3D is among the brightest digital projectors in the world. Our CoolTek optical designs and illumination technologies produce these amazing 30,000 lumens from a 3600 watt xenon lamp. Total chassis power consumption is only 4600 watts. By comparison, competitive 30K lumen digital projectors employ 6000 or 7000 watt lamps, with total chassis power consumption of up to 8400 watts. That equals nearly twice the power requirement of DPís LIGHTNING.

To delve a bit deeper into how this power consumption delta impacts our customers and our world, letís compare the long-term cost of ownership and environmental impact of DPís efficient LIGHTNING series with the competitorís more traditional designs:

Click Here to View the Spreadsheet.

As you can see, in a large venue application, using a product that produces maximum lumens from the lowest wattage lamps can make a huge difference in terms of long term cost of ownership (cost of electricity per year) and the CO2 footprint. For multi-unit applications, the environmental and cost of ownership benefits of using a DP product, as well as the negative impacts of using competitive products, are multiplied.

Now letís look at similar data for DPís mighty but tiny, 10000 lumen TITAN 1080p 700, along with competitive products specified at similar lumens:

Click Here to View the Spreadsheet.

Again, a pretty awakening comparison! Even among these mid brightness units, we can see that power consumption, power costs and environmental footprints are widely different, with DPís TITAN series clearly delivering the highest efficiency / lowest cost of ownership and environmental footprint.

Another advantage of maximum lumens / watt is that lower wattage lamps generally cost less and run longer then higher wattage lamps. When considered along with the cost savings on electricity, DPís CoolTek engineered products offer dramatically lower long-term cost of ownership then the bigger, heavier and less efficient models marketed by our competitors.

The stellar image quality, rugged chassis and all metal construction of our TITAN and LIGHTNING series make bold statements about the quality and attention to detail that DP designs into our displays. Yet even with our superior design and use of highest quality materials, lumen for lumen and pixel for pixel, DP projectors are priced similarly to competitive offerings.

Consider this:
∑ Amazing image quality at a similar purchase cost
∑ Smaller, lighter, quieter, yet extraordinarily rugged construction
∑ Lowest power consumption
∑ Long life, low cost lamps
∑ Lowest long-term cost of ownership
∑ The smallest impact on the environment

Given all the quality and efficiency benefits DPís products offer, we just canít imagine how anyone could make a decision to purchase the bigger, heavier, louder, more power hungry and the more financially and environmentally irresponsible alternatives!

Next month in The Technology and Benefits of DPís CoolTek Engineering Ė Part 3, we will explore more of the details behind the thermal designs that make DPís precision displays so quiet, cool, small and efficient. Until then, be efficient and think CoolTek!

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Tech Tip Archive

October 2004 - Customized Mercury Performance
November 2004 - Perforated Screen Tips
December 2004 - More Perforated Screen Tips
January 2005 - Total Environmental Dynamic Range
February 2005 - What You Need To Know About Gamma
March 2005 - Using DP's Screen Brightness Calculator
April 2005 - Optimizing The Lens Aperture On dVision Projectors
May 2005 - Mounting Projectors Off-Center
June 2005 - Improved Edge Blending With HIGHlite Pro
July 2005 - Handy Formulas For Projectionists
CEDIA 2005 - Using The VIP 1000 To Simplify Installations
October 2005 - dVision Security Features
November 2005 - DVI & HDMI: Making The Connection
December 2005 - Lens Shift, And Projector Sweet Spot
January 2006 - Designing A Projector Enclosure
February 2006 - Managing Video Delay
March 2006 - Building The Ultimate Digital System
August 2006 - The Benefits of Enhanced Seven Point Color Correction
CEDIA 2006 - TITAN/LIGHTNING Lens Options
October 2006 - HIGHlite Bulb Compatibility
November 2006 - HDMI & HDCP
December 2006 - Using DP's Updated Screen Brightness Calculator
January 2007 - How To Use DP's Exclusive Rigging Frame For dVision Projectors
February 2007 - VIP 2000 Firmware Upgrade 1.2.4A
March 2007 - recently Updated Support Files
August/CEDIA 2007 - VIP 2000 Firmware Update
October 2007 - Brilliant Color Part I
November 2007 - Brilliant Color Part II
Jan/Feb 2008 - Technology Behind CoolTek Engineering Part I


Photo of the Month Archive

December 2004 - 35 Million Pixel Immersive Display
January 2005 - NYPD Command Center
February 2005 - Golden Rondelle Theater
March 2005 - 2005 Academy Awards
April 2005 - NYC Museum of Modern Art
May 2005 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
June 2005 - Electronic Arts Wins Best Booth At E3
July 2005 - Rotary Club International 100th Anniversary
CEDIA 2005 - LCD v.s DLP Technology
October 2005 - Ingleside Baptist Church
November 2005 - Dataton & DPI At LDI
December 2005 - Holiday Greetings From DPI
January 2006 - Alford Media at Radio City Music Hall
March 2006 - Mercury Projectors In House of Worship
April 2006 - Sinatra At The London Palladium
infoComm 2006 - McCann Systems Brings Mercury To Nintendo
August 2006 - Stunning Images From infoComm 2006
CEDIA 2006 - MB Productions Gears Up The NBA Draft With DPI
October 2006 - DPI Introduces 3-chip 1080p At CEDIA 2006
November 2006 - LDI 2006
December 2006 - Happy Holidays From Digital Projection
January 2007 - K2 Imaging at Tusla Centennial Celebration
February 2007 - 2007 Sundance Film Festival
March 2007 - NASCAR & Digital Projection
April/May 2007 - Liberty University
June/infoComm 2007 - The Palm Casino
August/CEDIA 2007 - LIGHTNING Projectors at Hammerstein Ballroom
October 2007 - iVision 20 Military Visualization
November 2007 - The Caring Place
December 2007 - Happy Holidays From Digital Projection
Jan/Feb 2008 - Integrated Systems Europe 2008


Newsletter Archive

September 2004 - DP introduces dVision series
October 2004 - FBC Installs LIGHNTING 28sx Projectors
November 2004 - DPI Announces Mercury System Upgrades
December 2004 - Stagers Embrace LIGHTNING 35HD
January 2005 - HIGHlite 12000Dsx+ "Inside the NBA"
February 2005 - DP Introduces New 2K x 1K Displays
March 2005 - LIGHTNING Projectors Used at Academy Awards
April 2005 - DP Selected By Tribeca Film Festival
May 2005 - DPI Introduces New Products At infoComm
June 2005 - infoComm 2005 Review
July 2005 - DP Adds DVI & HDMI Distribution Solutions
CEDIA 2005 - iVision 20 Series Debut
October 2005 - DP Product Repositioning
November 2005 - DPI Launches New Website
December 2005 - New dVision Products Announced
January 2006 - DP Introduces Single-Chip 1080p
February 2006 - Managing Product Availability
March 2006 - Amazing HIGHlite 12000Dsx+ Opportunities
April 2006 - DPI Selected By Tribeca Film Festival
infoComm 2006 - 11 Major Product Introductions at infoComm 2006
August 2006 - DPI Introduces First 3-Chip DLP Platform
CEDIA 2006 - DP Launches TITAN 1080p-250
October 2006 - New HIGHlite Pro Products Added
November 2006 - dVision 1080p & Brilliant Color
December 2006 - DPI Opens Offices in China
January 2007 - DP Announces New Commercial A/V Pricing
February 2007 - Digital Projection Announces 2007 Road Show
March 2007 - New Commercial A/V Pricing Announced
April/May 2007 - LIGHTNING 1080p Announced
June/infoComm 2007 - DP Launches High-Brightness TITAN
August/CEDIA 2007 - infoComm 2007
October 2007 - CEDIA 2007 Wrap Up
November 2007 - DP Announces 30K Lumen Display
December 2007 - DP Marks 10 Years At Sundance Film Festival
Jan/Feb 2008 - DP Exhibits at ISE Amsterdam

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