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Product Update: E-Vision WXGA 6000 - $3,995 + Lens! Digital Projection's new E-Vision 6000 projector

6,000 lumen E-Vision WXGA 6000 projector begins shipping October 2012 for $3,995 MSRP + lens

Did you hear the news? Digital Projection just unveiled the most cost-effective, high-brightness display in company history! Developed in large part with insight from our trusted commercial integrators, our new E-Vision 6000 allows DP dealers and consultants alike to implement and specify precision projection within a broader budget range. Without sacrificing image quality or reliability!

Key features include an unprecedented price point of $3,995 plus lens, 6,000 lumens of brightness, user replaceable color wheels and a wide range of zoom and fixed lens options. DP's E-Vision WXGA 6000 brings bright DLP imagery to conference rooms, houses of worship and a vast array of commercial applications at an exceptionally budget-conscious price point.

Announced as an aggressively priced complement to the existing E-Vision Series of displays, the E-Vision WXGA 6000 joins the E-Vision WXGA 7000, E-Vision 1080p 8000 and E-Vision WUXGA 8000 projector as a comprehensive family of affordable but precise display solutions.

Contact your DP regional manager today to place your order for this exciting commercial display solution.

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Projector Efficiency is Not Added Value - it's Critical

Digital Projection's Efficient Quad projectors

Environmentally friendly products have risen to the forefront of the consumer and business conscience over the last few years.

Fortunately for DP, efficient design has been a cornerstone of our development philosophy for more than a decade. As a result, Digital Projection's precision displays possess technologies that promote efficiency and extend useful life, while limiting cost of ownership, energy consumption, heat generation and operating noise. Many of the most important efficiency benefits of these products stem from DP's innovative CoolTek™ Engineering. The technologies that comprise CoolTek™ make Digital Projection's displays best-in-class in terms of performance, cost of ownership and environmental impact.

CLICK HERE to read DP's Efficiency Analysis.

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Risk and Reward: Digital Projection's InfoComm 2012 New Product Launch and Wrap Up

Digital Projection's InfoComm Recap

2012 marks DP's historic 15 year anniversary, and to honor this milestone, DP completely revamped the physical layout, as well as the philosophy, of how we present our powerful projectors at InfoComm. Our goal at every InfoComm is to help our dealers understand the flexibility and performance of our vast product line.

Digital Projection's InfoComm Reca[

Since almost 90% of our commercial dealers install our displays in venues with ambient light, we decided to present how each of our products perform with plentiful ambient light falling on the screens. Essentially, the opposite approach taken by the more 'cavelike' environments that are typically created by other projector manufacturers on the show floor. This was a risky but worthwhile approach, as our dealers and partners alike were unanimously thrilled with the brightness, color performance and overall image quality of the product line - even when exposed to extreme amounts of tradeshow lighting.

CLICK HERE to read the full exhibit recap.

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DP Recognized with Numerous Awards at InfoComm 2012
In addtion to the many conversations shared with integrators, consultants, press members and interested parties at InfoComm 2012, DP was also fortunate to bring home THREE awards from the show:

Digital Projection's InfoComm Awards
1) E-Vision WUXGA 8000 Wins "Best New Product" Award at InfoComm 2012
DP's newly-introduced E-Vision WUXGA 8000 is already standing out amongst the pack! At the 2012 InfoComm/Rental & Staging Systems New Product Awards, the E-Vision WUXGA 8000 won the "Best Video Projection Product — 6,000 to 10,000 Lumens" category.

Digital Projection's InfoComm Awards
2) DP and Partners Recognized with "Most Innovative Rich Media Data Management System For An AV Application" Award
The 2012 AV Technology Awards, announced at InfoComm '12, recognized the ambitious vision of the MSG Entertainment group and Visual Acuity with an application award for their work on the Radio City "Christmas Spectacular" production. Key personnel were on-hand in Las Vegas, including Mike Levi, of Digital Projection Inc., Blair Parkin of Visual Acuity, Larry Sedwick with MSG Entertainment and principals from 7thSense. Also pictured, far left, is Chuck Ansbacher, managing editor at NewBay Media.

Digital Projection's InfoComm Awards
3) Best New Rental and Staging Projector: Digital Projection's Updated TITAN WUXGA 330
rAVe's 2012 Best of InfoComm Awards chose DP's TITAN WUXGA 330 as 'Best New Rental and Staging Projector' at InfoComm 2012.

Many thanks to everyone that voted for DP's precision displays, and we look forward to introducing even more exciting products throughout 2012!

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DP's LED Powered LIFETIME ILLUMINATION Projectors Make a Giant Leap in Lumen Performance

DP introduced the revolutionary M-Vision Cine LED and dVision LED projectors back in 2011. By now, most of us are aware of the many performance and cost of ownership benefits that LED illuminated displays offer.

Those attributes include:
• Small form factor
• Extraordinarily wide color gamut – wider than the commonly referenced NTSC color space
• Color saturation equivalent to, or even exceeding, that produced by 3-chip DLP displays
• 60,000+ hour illumination engine life – which we characterize as LIFETIME ILLUMINATION
• Very low maintenance with no lamp replacements via Lifetime Illumination™ projector
• Low power consumption (as low as 350 watts@110V)
• Very low operating temperature
• Extremely quiet operation (as low as 30 dBA)

The only facet of LED illuminated projectors that has challenged audiences accustomed to purely lamp-driven projectors is the relatively low light output spec, as compared to other projection illumination technologies.

After only one year, we are pleased to announce that the constant progression of DP technology and innovation has revealed a significant increase in lumens for a number of our LED illuminated DLP projectors. Specifically, the latest generations of our M-Vision LED and dVision LED projectors boast higher brightness - up to 1,000+ lumens!

CLICK HERE to read the rest of the article.

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DP Projection Platform Installation Orientation Guidelines

Projector Orientation Guidelines

Click the above graphic to download a pdf of the Guidelines

The following table provides a concise view of the mechanical orientations each of the models in DP's extensive product line can support. If you are seeking a projector for portrait display, this table will help you quickly define the appropriate portrait-capable projectors.

Need to point a projector straight up into a mirror, or straight down to project on the deck? Rely on this table as your guide.

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Training Update: DP Offering Manufacturer Training Courses at Upcoming Minneapolis InfoComm Roundtable

Training Update – Upcoming Commercial AV Opportunities

As year-long key sponsors of InfoComm's Roundtable training and networking sessions in 2012, DP will next deliver training in Minneapolis, MN on September 27th. The InfoComm Roundtables are an excellent opportunity to share your ideas about the future of the AV industry, network with peers and discuss the issues impacting your business on a day-to-day basis.

In addition to the networking and guest presentations, Ken Eagle, DP's training manager, will deliver the following training courses:
1) Projection Technology 101 – Producing the Perfect Projected Image
2) 3D Projection Technology for Cinema, Education, Engineer and Medical

Here are the location details:
Williams Sound, LLC
10300 Valley View Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Cost: InfoComm Members: $25
Non-members: $50

CLICK HERE to register for this event, and we hope to see you there.

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Photos of the Month

West Hollywood Library
Waveguide Consulting Inc.

West Hollywood Libary Relies on Digital Projection

The striking architectural form of the year-old West Hollywood Library (WHL) may have attracted the lion's share of attention initially, but it's the functionality within that has led to the West Hollywood community's widespread embrace of the public building. Located across from the iconic Pacific Design Center, the West Hollywood Library enlists large-screen projection and automation to help create a unified town center for the surrounding community. The 48,000 square foot Library operates primarily as a community amenity, as was the original intention, with a focus on meetings and public forums. However, by combining a flexible, multi-use design approach with advanced technology, the WHL has become a link between the public and private sectors of life in West Hollywood.

West Hollywood Libary Relies on Digital Projection

Designed by Steve Johnson and James Favaro of the Culver City firm Johnson Favaro, the WHL was built by the City of West Hollywood as part of their 25th Anniversary Capital Campaign. This campaign also includes plans to provide new public parking spaces and renovations to public parks. The three-story building, of which the WHL fills the second and third floors, spans roughly 48,000 square feet. Waveguide Consulting Inc., a nationally recognized leader in the integrated communication technology industry, designed and managed the audio, video and communications solutions throughout the WHL.

Intended as an accessible link between the elected civic leaders and community residents, the WHL was designed to serve a myriad of usages. However, it was always a priority that the library would foster public participation in community forums, as well as host and broadcast city council meetings. Additionally, the WHL contains a television broadcast center that enables events at the library and the adjacent West Hollywood Park to be broadcast over the internet and through the community cable television network. Thanks to this new capability, the city has seen a surge in community forum participation from the community as a whole.

West Hollywood Libary Relies on Digital Projection

This multi-purpose directive permeates all aspects of the WHL, but nowhere more so than the city council meeting venue that converts to a public meeting room. Knowing that flexibility was the key to this high-use room, Waveguide successfully created a solution whereby both private and public functions benefit from impactful, large-scale imagery. Two of Digital Projection International's high-brightness TITAN 1080p precision projectors serve dedicated applications. The first TITAN displays critical council meeting content on a 10' x 17.8' Draper screen, acting as an easily viewable point of reference for each meeting. A second TITAN projector delivers entertainment-oriented content, as well as public forum materials, in conjunction with a 9' x 16' dropdown screen. Though not intended solely as a dedicated viewing room, the space has hosted numerous film festivals and public screenings due to the image quality and controlled lighting in the venue.

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Tech Tip

Selecting the Proper Screen Material for Your Application

Have you ever used a screen material other than white for a projection application? If so, what color? Light gray, dark gray, or even black? What effect does screen color have on your projected image? What about the effect of the screen surface and material from which the screen is made?

To solve these questions, our Application Support team projected video in an ambient lit room onto a screen that was white on one side and gray on the other (see figure below).
Digital Projection Tech Tip
The left side of the screen is matte white while the right side of the screen is a dark shade of gray. In this ambient lit environment, the gray screen material produced a more vivid image. The gray side of the screen uses a material with angular reflective properties (see description below). The fact that the material is gray helps to preserve black level, even in the presence of ambient light. This increases the perceived contrast of the image, making it look as if it has more detail and resolution than the white section of the screen, which appears more washed out. Screen selection plays an important role in how you design for a projection application, so let's take a closer look at these material types.

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Tech Tip Archive

Click here for the 2004-2008 Newsletter Archive
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
May 2010 - Detailing Mainstream 3D Formats
October 2010 - Primer on DP's LED Projector Technology
Winter 2010 - LED Versus UHP Illuminated Projectors
January 2011 - The Hazards of Stacking Projectors for Passive 3D Applications
February 2011 - Resolution and Aspect Ratio Overview
March 2011 - Proper Environmental Cooling for TITAN Projection Systems
April 2011 - Integrating 3D Sources with DP's TITAN 3D Projectors
May/June 2011 - Quick Reference to DP's Product Line
July 2011 - Basic System Troubleshooting Tips
August/September 2011 - How to Display Native 2.35 Content with No Black Bars and No Anamorphic Lens
October 2011 - High Brightness vs. High Contrast Projectors – an Overview
Winter 2011 - DP's TITAN 3D Quick Start Guide
January 2012 - Basic Guidelines for Front Projection in a Media Room or High Ambient Light Application
February/March 2012 - How to Utilize the "Segmentation" Feature Found in TITAN Quad and HIGHlite Cine 660 Displays
April 2012 - How to Make 3D a Great Viewing Experience
May 2012 - Technologies for Multiple Projector Display System Challenges
June 2012 - Understanding Brightness in Projector Selection

Photo of the Month Archive

Click here for the 2004-2008 Newsletter Archive
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
May 2010 - Fela! on Broadway
June 2010 - DP is EVERYWHERE
Summer 2010 - 2010 Medical Conference
September 2010 - OSBEE Industries
October 2010 - CEDIA 2010
Winter 2010 - DP's US Headquarters Expansion
January 2011 - Los Angeles Emergency Operations Center
February 2011 - Digital Projection at ISE 2011
March 2011 - 18 Wheeler Transforms from AV Demo Vehicle to Mobile Emergency Command Center
April 2011 - Crocker Art Museum
May/June 2011 - Ronald Reagan Presidential Museum
July 2011 - InfoComm 2011
August/September 2011 - Monterey Bay Aquarium
October 2011 - InfoComm 100 Annual Event
Winter 2011 - Menlo Park Presbyterian Church
January 2012 - The Vancouver Canucks' Rogers Arena
February/March 2012 - Porsche 911 Series Launch
April 2012 - The Radio City Music Hall's Christmas Spectacular
May 2012 - Fort Edmonton's Capitol Theatre
June 2012 - Prolight + Sound Expo

Newsletter Archive

Click here for the 2004-2008 Newsletter Archive
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
May 2010 - Join DP at InfoComm 2010 in Las Vegas
June 2010 - DPI's InfoComm 2010 Booth -- UNVEILED!
Summer 2010 - Introducing...DP's New High-Brightness M-Vision Display
September 2010 - Digital Projection's 3D Projector Line Expansion
October 2010 - DP Announces HUGE Expansion of M-Vision Cine Product Line
Winter 2010 - DP's Expansion is Underway!
January 2011 - Welcome to 2011
February 2011 - Complete Lineup of Ultra-quiet, Single-lamp TITAN 330 Displays Set to Launch in March
March 2011 - New CAV Pricing Announcement
April 2011 - The Extensive Capabilities of DP's FUSION Warp and Blend Processors
May/June 2011 - DP Brings Rockin' Products and Programs to InfoComm '11
July 2011 - DP Brings Home TWO Major Awards from InfoComm 2011
August/September 2011 - DP Sponsors Upcoming InfoComm 100
October 2011 - New Product Update from Digital Projection
Winter 2011 - Happy Holidays from Digital Projection
January 2012 - 2012 Ushers in DP's 15th Anniversary Celebrations
February/March 2012 - Exciting New Products Launched at ISE
April 2012 - Looking For a Multi-Purpose Church Projector That Won't Break the Budget?
May 2012 - InfoComm 2012 Approaches
June 2012 - InfoComm 2012 – It's Finally Here