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Join DP at InfoComm 2010 in Las Vegas!
Join DP at InfoComm 2010 in Las Vegas!

Unbelievable! Another year has passed and InfoComm 2010 is now less than a month away. This year’s show will take place in Las Vegas, from June 9-11.

DP’s InfoComm tradition has been to present our newest and most demonstrative products in powerful applications, and this year will be no exception. Application inspiring enhancements will be announced across our entire product line, and we are poised to launch some very exciting, all new single-chip and 3-chip DLP projection platforms as well.

In 2010, the evolution of DP’s product line will bring capabilities of value to nearly all customers and application categories. Key advancements include products with higher native resolution, expanded 3D connectivity and precise new features for command and control, process control, visualization and simulation. We will also continue to enhance the range of lumens, contrast, and price points that our product line covers. More than ever, DP’s 2010 InfoComm exhibit will present a deep lineup of projectors that truly present the perfect “Precision Display for EVERY Venue.”

Watch for extensive new product details in June’s InfoComm newsletter edition, which will be published the week before the show. In the meanwhile, if you are planning to be in Vegas for InfoComm, be sure to contact your DP regional manager to arrange a personal tour of the important new products we will be bringing to the show.

CLICK HERE for a complimentary pass to INFOCOMM 2010.

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DP Introduces New High-Brightness Projector Line
DP Introduces New High-Brightness Projector Line

Low-cost, high-brightness E-Vision Series to Launch at InfoComm

Long known for industry leading high performance displays, DP is pleased to announce the E-Vision series, a new, high-value, High-lumen projector line. Though long-proven in critical applications outside the US by Digital Projection Limited, the E-Vision WXGA 600 is the first projector in the series to be released stateside. Available at a remarkably affordable price point, the E-Vision WXGA 600 will be unveiled at this year’s InfoComm in Las Vegas.

The dual lamp E-Vision WXGA 600 is a 6,000 lumen powerhouse, providing a resolution of 1280 X 800 and contrast ratio of up to 2400:1. With a choice of user changeable color wheels and a variety of optional lenses spanning a range from .77 – 8.3:1, this is truly a projector for a huge variety of applications. Perhaps most important, with an MSRP of only $5,995 for the projector, plus lens, we are sure you will agree this 6,000 lumen projector is priced to support even the most conservative budgets.

At this price you would expect some compromises, but in fact, the E-Vision projector is feature rich, supporting all current inputs and formats with up to 14-Bit color depth and very quiet operation. Seeing is believing, of course, so make sure to visit DP at infoComm (Booth #N939) to see the new E-Vision in action. If you won’t be attending InfoComm but would like to see the new E-Vision, contact your DP regional manager or Rep to schedule a demonstration.

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CAV Pricing Update

Important Update: DP commercial AV dealers should stay tuned for the release of an updated Dealer price sheet in the coming days. In addition to a few small price adjustments on existing products, the update will include the formal launch of important new products spanning DP's single and 3-chip product lines as well as our revolutionary FUSION Warp and Blend systems. All of these new products will be presented in our InfoComm exhibit (Booth # N939).

This year’s InfoComm will witness DP’s most bold statement yet – make your plans now to see how, more than ever in the company’s history, DP’s product line truly delivers projector solutions for EVERY application.

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New Calculator Toolbox
DP’s Customers Use New Calculator Toolbox to Produce Dozens of Application Designs Daily

DP is proud to report that our recently launched Calculator Toolbox is being embraced by a wide array of dealers, end users and industry consultants. Now, you may be asking, “Why is the Calculator significant to my business?”

Here are four reasons why:

1) The new Calculator Toolbox helps you define key projector performance specifications necessary to support your application needs.

2) Armed with the key projector specifications, a module within the Calculator Toolbox then identifies DP projectors and lenses that match your application requirements.

3) The new calculator suite then produces bid-ready reports, describing your application, projector and lens details, in a matter of minutes -- even if you have limited knowledge of projector applications.

4) Data for the calculator is pulled directly from the master DP product database, so you can be confident in the data you’re receiving.

Need one more reason to get excited about the Calculator Toolbox? DP’s competitors lack such an all-encompassing tool, so when designing your project is under time constraints, DP’s Calculator Toolbox gives YOU the upper hand.

Give the Calculator Toolbox a try by clicking here.

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Sapphire Marketing Hosts 1st Annual Roadshow
Sapphire Marketing Hosts 1st Annual Roadshow

Sapphire Marketing, DP’s Commercial and Home Cinema Reps in the Northeast, organized a multi-manufacturer AV showcase in New York City’s Affinia Manhattan hotel on April 21st and 22nd. DP, Crestron, DNP and numerous other lines represented by Sapphire displayed new products to a steady crowd of AV dealers, consultants and industry veterans.

DP was present in all aspects of the two-day showcase. In the main ballroom, DP joined fifteen other manufacturers showing new products such as DP’s new E-Vision WXGA 600. Using DNP Supernova screens, both the new 6,000 lumen E-Vision and DP’s 3D powerhouse, the TITAN Reference 1080p 3D, showed inspiring 2D and 3D content. With both screens lit with bright, balanced imagery, the DP booth hosted a consistent crowd of curious prospects, current dealers and industry insiders looking to experience the most innovative projector technology available today.

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Anamorphic Solution Now Available for M-Vision Series
Anamorphic Solution Now Available for M-Vision Series

Great news for DP’s dealers seeking advanced flexibility when installing the new M-Vision series displays. You can now add or include an anamorphic lens to any M–Vision projector. Simply use the M-Vision ceiling mount with the special M-Vision adapter plate, both of which are provided by Digital Projection. The new adapter plate allows for easy mounting of the Schneider Kino Torsion with Cine-Digitar lens. This high quality, small aperture lens simply swings out of the way when non-2.35 content is displayed.

Once mounted, M-Vision displays have two aspect ratios designed specifically for anamorphic lenses. “Theaterscope” will pre-process a letterbox movie and vertically stretch the content to fill the 16 x 9 DMD, thus capturing all available pixels. The anamorphic lens, when in front of the primary lens, will optically stretch the image horizontally, creating a geometrically correct 2.35 active image area.

For fixed anamorphic systems, selecting “anamorphic squeeze” will allow a 16 x 9 image to be properly displayed as a 16 x 9 image even with the anamorphic lens in place. Please note: we discourage the use of an anamorphic lens if the primary throw ratio is less than 1.8:1. Reason being, if throw distances less than 1.8:1 are used, the light patch exiting the primary lens is very large and it may be clipped by the aperture of the anamorphic lens, creating a similar clipped or distorted image on screen.

If you have questions regarding the use of an anamorphic solution on one of DP’s precision displays, please contact customer support at 770-420-1350 for a complete list of compatible installation products.

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Photos of the Month

FELA! on Broadway


FELA! on Broadway Uses Digital Projection

FELA!, a dynamic musical currently running on Broadway, is the true story of the legendary Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, whose soulful Afrobeat rhythms ignited a generation.

FELA! on Broadway Uses Digital Projection

In addition to featuring Fela Kuti’s captivating music and the visionary direction and choreography of Tony-Award winner Bill T. Jones, FELA! uses DP's LIGHTNING 1080p large-venue projectors to display accent messaging, backdrop textures and dazzling imagery throughout the production.

FELA! on Broadway Uses Digital Projection

The hit musical uses DP's flagship displays in so many creative ways, video footage of the production is the only accurate method to reveal the value that the projectors are supplying. Click here to view select scenes from the production.

FELA! on Broadway Uses Digital Projection

Fela!, the most critically acclaimed new musical of the Broadway season, has received 11 Tony Nominations, including Best Musical.

Photos ©Monique Carboni -- thanks to Richard Kornberg & Associates for assistance.

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Tech Tip

DETAILING MAINSTREAM 3D FORMATS AND STANDARDS


At the time of writing this article, we still await the final release of the HDMI 1.4 specification. However, the 3D portion of the spec has been finalized and available for a few weeks. This important document details a total of four standards by which 3D content can be formatted and delivered for viewing on 3D capable consumer displays. We are certain that these standards will also find their way into commercial applications. Any manufacturer producing displays intended for the viewing of mainstream 3D content will need to support each of these four 3D formats.

Each of the four defined 3D standards is different, and those differences are worth understanding, as they define the framework by which our future 3D sources and displays will happily connect with one another. Members of DP’s engineering team have analyzed and condensed the 3D portion of the HDMI 1.4 specification to the following descriptions and diagrams:

Frame Packed 3D
This is the standard for 3D Blu-ray players now entering the market. This format retains 1920 x 1080 pixels for each of the left and right eyes, but vertically packs two normal 1080p frames within the same time period as each of the 24 frames normally presented by a Blu-ray player. The result is a frame packed with 1920 x 2160 pixels, split by a few black lines defining the left and right images.

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Tech Tip Archive

Click here for the 2004-2007 Newsletter Archive
Jan/Feb 2008 - CoolTek Engineering Part 1
March 2008 - CoolTek Engineering Part 2
April 2008 - CoolTek Engineering Part 3
May & June 2008 - Theaterscope Handling Tips
Late Summer 2008 - Lens Shift and the Sweet Spot
October 2008 - Auto Shut-off For TITAN/LIGHTNING
November 2008 - Adjusting Your TheaterScope
December 2008 - Scalability With DP's TITANS
January 2009 - Resolutions Overview
April 2009 - EDID Technology Overview
May 2009 - How to Set Intelligent Lens Memory
June 2009 - WUXGA and Where it Fits
July/August 2009 - Cost of Ownership Calculator
September 2009 - How to Display WUXGA on a 1080p Projector
October 2009 - Active, Passive & Active/Passive 3D
Holidays 2009 - M-Vision Series and Lens Shift
January/February 2010 - Interpreting Lens Shift Specifications
March 2010 - DP's Top Seven Tech Tips
April 2010 - Calibrating for 3D


Photo of the Month Archive

Click here for the 2004-2007 Newsletter Archive
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 - Astronomy Night
May 2009 - Prestonwood Baptist Church
June 2009 - Peery's Egyptian Theater
July/August 2009 - InfoComm 2009
September 2009 - DP's Precision in Home Cinema
October 2009 - Carter Library and Museum
Holidays 2009 - Ruznak BMW Dealership
January/February 2010 - N. Atlanta Christmas Festival
March 2010 - Pro Football Hall of Fame
April 2010 - K2Imaging


Newsletter Archive

Click here for the 2004-2007 Newsletter Archive
Jan/Feb 2008 - DP Exhibits at ISE Amsterdam
March 2008 - DPI Makes History with Product Shipping
April 2008 - DP Defines Product Availability with QuickShip
May & June 2008 - DP's Most Impressive infoComm Exhibit
Late Summer 2008 - TITAN Wins TWO Industry Awards
October 2008 - DP Launches Year Round Specials Program
November 2008 - Connect with DP 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
May 2009 -DP's InfoComm Preview -- New Products, New Abilities!
June 2009 -DP's Applications Showcase at InfoComm
July/August 2009 - New Commercial Dealer Pricing
September 2009 - DP's CEDIA Show Unveiling
October 2009 - Why Every Customer Needs
to Know Their 3D Options
Holidays 2009 - Happy Holidays from DP!
January/February 2010 - New VIP 3000 Delivers Warp, Blend and More
March 2010 - 4,096,000 Pixels From a Single Projector... Really!
April 2010 - TITAN 3D and LIGHTNING 3D Receive Major Enhancements