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Digital Projection at InfoComm '09
New Platforms. New Products. New Technologies. DP’s Extraordinary Showcase at InfoComm '09!

Ready for a bit of revealing InfoComm news? We’re pleased to announce DP’s Extraordinary Solutions Showcase at INFOCOMM 2009, booth #2861 (Hall B), in Orlando, Florida!

2009 has already proven to be an ambitious year for Digital Projection, as we’ve introduced numerous new products and application enabling solutions. From our 14 projector strong lineup of active 3D projection systems, to Dual Flash Processing, FastFrame smear reduction, portrait display capability and brilliant ultra contrast displays, DP’s remarkable innovation is as sharp as the high fidelity imagery produced by our products.

Indeed, as a company committed to being the provider of Precision Displays for Every Venue, we can’t rest on our laurels. DP has a robust technology roadmap, with many of our newest product and application advancements ready for near-term launch. As InfoComm is the perfect stage on which to unveil exciting new products, we are planning some major announcements, including new resolution platforms and alternative illumination technologies. However, as eager as we are to start sharing the details now, loyalty to our industry association compels us to wait just a bit longer...

At InfoComm 2009 in Orlando, many of DP’s newest projection capabilities will be revealed through our Extraordinary Solutions Showcase – a ten venue deep exhibit that will provide up-close, hands-on demonstrations of the projectors and technologies that equip our customers to create compelling and empowering large screen display applications.

In fact, we believe some of our new products are so important to our customer’s projects, we are offering a series of executive training briefs, during the show, right in our exhibit. Click here to see our training agenda. If you are interested in attending any of the classes, we recommend you reserve your seat early as space is very limited.

If you need a pass to attend InfoComm ‘09, it would be our pleasure to be your host. Click here to select the pass you'd prefer, courtesy of Digital Projection.

As always, thanks for trusting DP with your most important large screen display applications. We look forward to seeing you in Orlando at our Extraordinary Solutions Showcase!

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Training at InfoComm '09 from Digital Projection
Register for On-site Training in the DP InfoComm Booth


We are offering a limited number of training sessions in our booth on all three days of the show. This is the perfect opportunity to expand your knowledge via hand's-on demonstrations given by DP's experts.

Classes will be limited to the first six registrants, so reserve your time immediately. If the class you prefer has already been filled, you will receive an email requesting you choose another time slot.

To register for a class, simply drop Lynne Smith an email at lsmith@digitalprojection.com with your preferred reservation time, class name and date.

Wednesday, June 17th:
2:00 - ColorMax, Intelligent Lens Mount and Blend
with Richard Hill, Southeast RMDM

3:00 - 3D Visualization and Display Methods
with Chuck Collins, VP of Commercial AV w/ DP and Kurt Hoffmeister, VP of R&D w/ Mechdyne Corp.

4:00 - Specifiying the Perfect Projector
with Mike Akridge, VP of Operations

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Thursday, June 18th:
2:00 - ColorMax, Intelligent Lens Mount and Blend
with George Walter, VP of Home Cinema and Richard Hill, Southeast RMDM

3:00 - 3D Visualization and Display Methods
with Chuck Collins, VP of Commercial AV w/ DP and Kurt Hoffmeister, VP of R&D w/ Mechdyne Corp.

4:00 - Specifiying the Perfect Projector
with Mike Akridge, VP of Operations

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Friday, June 19th:
10:00 - ColorMax, Intelligent Lens Mount and Blend
with George Walter, VP of Home Cinema and Richard Hill, Southeast RMDM

11:00 - 3D Visualization and Display Methods
with Chuck Collins, VP of Commercial AV w/ DP and Kurt Hoffmeister, VP of R&D w/ Mechdyne Corp.

12:00 - Specifiying the Perfect Projector
with Mike Akridge, VP of Operations

In addition to the training that DP is doing on-site, innovative technology partners such as Immersive Displays and Mechdyne will also be on-hand to discuss specific application concepts and answer questions.

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Digital Imaging '09 Sign Up for May's Digital Imaging '09 Show in Virginia


If you are in the Mid Atlantic region of the country on May 14 and 15, you won’t want to miss Digital Projection’s Technology Showcase at Digital Images 2009. This event is being hosted by NewComm Technologies, DP’s Mid Atlantic Commercial AV Rep, and will also include exhibits from several industry partners, including: Vaddio, Stewart Filmscreen, Liberty Wire and Cable, CyberTouch A/V, Vaddio, RGB Spectrum, and ClearOne.

Several new Digital Projection display products will be making their North American Premier at the show including:

    · Our new MERCATOR III Warp and Blend Engine. This powerful pixel re-mapping engine provides precise warp, blend and color correction for nearly any number of projectors. Developed for the simulation market, the MERCATOR III boasts very low video latency and can be configured with any of DP’s models to create multi-channel systems of extraordinary resolution and geometry. At Digital Images 2009, DP will demonstrate the power of the MERCATOR III in a 3-channel projector configuration.

    · The TITAN 1080p Dual 3D, our most advanced TITAN projector, will also make its debut at the show. Featuring an incredible 9000 lumens, the smallest, lightest, most efficient 3-chip DLP chassis in the industry now projects active 3D imagery – up to 120 Hz at native 1080p resolution.

    · The TITAN XTP projector, DP’s one of a kind environmentally sealed projection display, will also be unveiled for the first time to the North American public. Initially developed for use in underground metro transit systems, where brake dust contamination and fire safety are paramount concerns, this hardened and environmental-proof projector is suitable for a diverse array of harsh applications, such as field deployable training systems, military initiatives, factory displays, outdoor digital signage and other extreme projection environments.

    · DP will also demonstrate our popular TITAN 1080p-700 in “portrait mode.” Portrait mode orientation involves setting the projector on its side to increase vertical resolution and image height in edge-blended systems, or to just create an interesting aspect ratio for digital signage applications. Thanks to DP’s advanced engineering, TITAN 700 models employed in portrait mode still benefit from our very long lamp life and low-long term cost of ownership.

    · Last but not least, DP will feature a new set of DOME lenses that are available for our LIGHTNING, TITAN and dVision products. We will demonstrate a half hemisphere dome application at the Digital Image 09 Show, using our dVision 30 sx+ projector and new dome lens to create a 90 X 180 degree field of view for training and gaming applications.
Click Here for more information and to register for this event. We look forward to seeing you at Digital Images 2009.

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Digital Projection's TITAN and LIGHTNING now ILM-enabled DP Announces Intelligent Lens Memory for TITAN, LIGHTNING


DPI is happy to announce a major enhancement to all of our TITAN and LIGHTNING 1080P and SX+ models. Intelligent lens memory, or ILM, allows each projector to store specific lens zoom, shift, and focus values to specific preset positions. The ILM feature is easy to implement and even easier for end users to recall.

To initiate the lens memory, you must first calibrate the zoom and shift functions. This allows the electronics to “learn” the zoom, focus and shift range for the specific lens installed in the projector. Once the lens calibration is complete, up to 10 specific lens positions can be stored in preset locations. When the user selects one of those presets (either by remote or RS232), or a source associated with a preset, , the mount will reposition the lens to the previously defined zoom, shift, and focus settings. The ILM landing accuracy is superb - within 2 pixels over repeated cycles.

Although a creative genius could find many applications for a projector with intelligent lens focus, zoom, and shift capabilities, the most common request is from Home Cinema clients. High definition video is distributed on standard def and Blue Ray DVD’s in a variety of aspect ratios. Currently, the most common way to optimize a home theater for the display of varying aspect ratio content is to use a fixed height screen with a 2.35 native aspect ratio and movable side masking that can reduce that aspect ratio, along with a projector equipped with an anamorphic lens. If the video being presented is a 16X9 (1.78) aspect ratio, that video fills the projectors 1080p (or 720p) DMD(s), and the 2.35 screen is masked to produce a 1.78 aspect ratio screen. If the video is 2.35, the projector’s video processing is used to vertically stretch the image to “fill in” the horizontal black bars.

The anamorphic lens is then placed in the light path to horizontally stretch the image, resulting in a geometrically correct 2.35 image that uses the full native resolution the projector offers. The anamorphic approach delivers maximum projector resolution and lumens for 2.35:1 content. However, this approach also adds video processing, rectangular pixels, reduced contrast ratio, and a lot of additional hardware, optics, and costs. Also, since the anamorphic solution only provides a fixed 1.33 horizontal stretch, it cannot fully accommodate intermediate aspect ratios like 2.40, 2.30, 2.25, etc.

With the benefit of ILM, the projector (within the limitations of the zoom range of the lens) can actually zoom in to fill a full 1.78 screen, and zoom out (increasing the overall width of the projected image) to fill the unmasked 2.35 screen. Although this does result in 30% larger pixels, by employing ILM, no anamorphic lens is needed. This simplifies the installation, reduces the total system cost, eliminates the need for the additional video processing (to vertically stretch the 2.35:1 image) and the associated artifacts, assures that maximum contrast is maintained and optical distortion is minimized. Since ILM allows for up to 10 presets, in addition to 1.78 and 2.35, additional lens position presets can be assigned to support 2.40, 2.30, 1.85 or even 1.33 aspect ratios.

Home Cinema customers now have a choice between the traditional Theaterscope option, or implementing ILM, soon-to be standard on all TITAN and LIGHTNING sx+ and 1080p models, to achieve true cinema performance on fixed or variable height screens.

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Digital Projection is Hiring


Location: Kennesaw, GA
Department: Senior Application Support Engineer

Description: Digital Projection, Inc. (DPI), an Emmy® award winning manufacturer of high performance projection systems, is seeking candidates for a key Application Support Engineer position.

The Senior Application Support Engineer will provide technical phone support to customers in both Commercial and Home Cinema channels. Requires exceptional customer service and communication skills, both oral and written. Must have comprehensive understanding of electronics (AC/DC circuits). Ability to read schematics & logical thinking required. Will learn and maintain constant understanding of projector performance specifications, control protocol, operation and general troubleshooting techniques. Will provide technical and application training to customers and other team members. Must have great work ethic, great attitude, superior attendance record, and be a cooperative team player. Must be able to acquire a passport.

Digital Projection provides competitive compensation, benefits and exciting incentives. Salary commensurate with experience. If you have the skills, personality and motivation to work with a team that is committed to producing highly differentiated large screen display solutions and experiences, email your resume to hr@digitalprojection.com or fax your resume to 770.420.1360.

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Photo of the Month

Prestonwood Baptist Church, Texas

Prestonwood Baptist Uses Digital Projection LIGHTNINGs Prestonwood Baptist Church recently selected three Digital Projection LIGHTNING and two HIGHlite displays for their Main and North Campuses. The new, powerful projectors allow Prestonwood to communicate with their congregations in different locations through real-time simulcasts.

With a 7,000-seat Main Campus Worship Center and 1,500-seat North Campus Worship Center, Prestonwood needed the ability to engage both congregations simultaneously. Adding the DPI projectors has allowed head pastor Dr. Jack Graham to appear live at the North location, while still reaching all members regardless of which campus they’re attending.

2009 Astronomy Night The reaction to Prestonwood’s new technological abilities has been, in the words of Chris Hinkle, Director of Media for Prestonwood Baptist Church North, “exactly what we hoped for.” Hinkle continued, “DPI’s projectors allow us to communicate more effectively and efficiently with today’s technology-driven society.”

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Digital Projection and Belly Up, Aspen

Belly Up, Aspen Uses TITAN in Live Music Venue

“The imagery from the TITAN 1080p-700 is absolutely incredible.”
- David Stys, Electronics Systems Consultants

Electronic Systems Consultants (ESC), an Aspen-based firm that recently captured six awards at the recent (CEDIA) National Lifestyle Awards, completed the installation of a TITAN 1080-700 in the well-known Colorado venue Belly Up, Aspen.

As Belly Up, Aspen embodies a multi-faceted venue, it also represents a major expansion of the integration services that ESC is usually called upon to supply. Traditionally a home systems specific integrator and consultant, ESC was asked to manage the venue’s video integration by the owner of Belly Up, Aspen. The owner was an existing ESC home cinema client, so when it came time to implement a bold visual display, ESC was his preferred integrator.

Digital Projection and Belly Up, Aspen

The initial concept was to augment the Belly Up, Aspen’s already popular live concerts with visual presentations, sporting event screenings and private functions centered on local events such as the annual X Games. ESC selected the TITAN 1080p-700, in conjunction with a custom 16’ wide 16:9 Stewart Filmscreen, to deliver intense, large-scale imagery. When lowered, the screen completely conceals the stage area, thereby creating a clean and uncluttered screening space.

David Stys, integrator with ESC, summarized why the TITAN 1080p-700 was used for this application: “The TITAN’s exceptional performance and image quality coupled with it’s wide range of capabilities and lens combinations allowed us to exceed the client’s expectations. That’s quite an accomplishment, given the particularly inflexible installation area that holds the projector.”

In order to securely install the TITAN so that it didn’t interfere with audience sightlines, Digital Projection’s RapidRig mounting frame was suspended from a custom welded frame of 1/4” plate steel and unistrut. This ensures that the projector is securely installed, plus grants easy access to all sides of the TITAN for alignment and occasional lamp replacement. The entire assembly was then further supported with safety chains as a supplemental safety precaution. Finally, an oversized custom plate was attached to the underside of the DP’s RapidRig frame to protect the TITAN from projectiles and liquids that may be seen flying through the venue during concerts and other high-energy events.

Digital Projection and Belly Up, Aspen

The TITAN 1080-700 will be showcasing content from a variety of sources, including but not limited to: PCs, Blu-ray, Standard DVD, High-Def and Standard-Def Video Cameras for live camera feeds, VHS and more. Fast-paced ski, surf and cycling footage will also be shown on-screen before and after live music performances.

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How to Set Intelligent Lens Memory


This feature is only available on TITAN and LIGHTNING projectors with the latest lens mount micro and updated firmware.

1. Before trying to set or recall presets, the focus and zoom need to be calibrated for the specific lens in the projector:

    a. In the user menu, select “Setup” then “Projector” then “Calibrate Focus.”
    b. Press “OK” and then wait for focus to stop moving.
    c. Next, select “Setup” then “Projector” then “Calibrate Zoom.”
    d. Press “OK” and then wait for the zoom to stop moving.
2. To position save a lens position (zoom, focus & shift) to the ILM memory:
    a. Move the lens zoom, focus and shift as needed.
    b. Select “Input” then “Preset” then “Save Preset.” Choose the location to save.
    c. Repeat for each distinct ILM position needed - up to 10 in total.
3. To recall the ILM position:
    a. Select “input” then “preset” then “recall preset.”
    b. Select the preset name associated with the desired lens position.
Helpful Hints:
a. Do not store lens position at the extreme of zoom, focus or shift. One click back is sufficient.
b. For best and most accurate results, use the Java application for moving focus and zoom before saving presets.

Tech Tip Archive

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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 1
March 2008 - Technology Behind CoolTek Engineering Part 2
April 2008 - Technology Behind CoolTek Engineering Part 3
May & June 2008 - Theaterscope Handling Tips
Late Summer 2008 - Lens Shift and the Projector Sweet Spot
October 2008 - Auto Shut-off For TITAN and LIGHTNING
November 2008 - Correctly Adjusting Your TheaterScope
December 2008 - Scalability With DP's TITANS
January 2009 - Resolutions Overview
April 2009 - EDID Technology Overview


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
March 2008 - DIFC Annual Event
April 2008 - Maggitti Theater
May & June 2008 - Abundant Living Faith Center
Late Summer 2008 - Alford Media
October 2008 - Oregon Shakespeare Festival
November 2008 - U.S. Navy Memorial Auditorium
December 2008 - Dollywood's "4-D" Polar Express
January 2009 - John H. Cooper School
February/March 2009 - Grammy Museum
April 2009 - Prestonwood Baptist Church


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
March 2008 - DPI Makes History with Product Shipping Landmark
April 2008 - DP Defines Product Availability with QuickShip
May & June 2008 - DP's Most Impressive infoComm Exhibit EVER
Late Summer 2008 - TITAN Chasis Wins TWO Industry Awards
October 2008 - DP Launches Year Round Specials Program
November 2008 - Connect with Digital Projection Across the World
December 2008 - Looking Back, Looking Forward
January 2009 - DP to Launch Full Range of 3D Products
February/March 2009 - DP Reveals 14 Active 3D Capable Displays
April 2009 - Analysis of DP's Display Recyclability

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