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CEDIA 2007 Wrap Up

Last month at CEDIA in Denver, CO., DP introduced our newest home cinema products - from the very small single-chip DLP® projectors up to our newest elite series, the Reference 1080p.

This year, DP's booth presentation took the viewer on a guided tour of our product capabilities. Beginning with a segment served by Dataton's WATCHOUT system, our viewers were treated with a sample of ultra-high resolution graphics, showcasing the incredible color-depth and clarity of our 100% DLP® product line. Next, we demonstrated the power and precision of our iVision, dVision, TITAN and Reference series projectors as the latest Hollywood trailers were available for side-by-side comparision. During the entire presentation, "commentary screens" were utilized to take our viewers on a self-guided tour of our products and technology.

Products Introduced At CEDIA 2007

iVision 30

iVision 30-1080p


iVision 30

dVision 30 Series


iVision 30

TITAN Reference 1080p


iVision 30

LIGHTNING Reference 1080p

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Digital Projection To Host Upcoming ISF Commercial Training

DP will host a two day training course at our headquarters outside of Atlanta, GA on November 15-16th. Covering a range of display technologies, the course will consist of instruction on the science of light and color and how the human eye reacts to the images it sees.

A key factor of ISF-C training is the focus on the science and the art of calibration. Attendees will not only learn a variety of calibration techniques, but also gain the in-depth knowledge to understand external variables and how they affect perception. The unique mission of ISF-C training is to not only teach the essential skills, but also the purpose behind the techniques.

ISF-C is rapidly becoming a prominent credential for dealers and integrators to possess. DP's George Walter and Chuck Collins are among the board of advisors for ISF-C, recently joined by the chief display engineer for the Academy Awards.

Space is limited - don't miss this great opportunity!

Click here for the complete course outline.



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21 DPI Projectors Create Stunning Display At IAC Headquarters

Recently, DP dealer McCann Systems was hired as the AV consultant and integrator for a groundbreaking display in the Frank Gehry designed IAC (Interactive Corp.) building in New York City.

Facing New York's West Side Highway, the incredbile 118' x 11' video wall is comprised of 21 DP HIGHlite Pro 12000Dsx+ projectors, served by Dataton's WATCHOUT platform.

Equipped with short-throw 1.2:1 lenses and used in configuration with a mirror system to minimize the throw distance, the 21 rear projection system serves incredible branding video content for IAC's many divisions.

Click here to view the PDF article excerpt from Sound & Communications.

Used with permission of Testa Communications from the August 2007 issue of Sound & Communications magazine. For more information, go to www.soundandcommunications.com

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DPI Announces New Manufacturer's Reps

Digital Projection is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Manufacturer's Reps to our team.

Led by V.P. of Sales, Bill Lipp, AMI Sales is a value-added Manufacturers Representative and Consulting Team based in Hollywood, FL. AMI represents the highest quality audio/video, home theater and custom installation products throughout Florida and Puerto Rico.

AMI Sales

Additionally, DP welcomes AudioGeer as our new Commerical A/V Manufacturer's Representative for Southern California, Southern Nevada and Arizona.

Located in Huntington Beach, CA, AudioGeer is a consultative Manufacturers Rep Firm with design and programming services for every product they support. They represent high quality audio and video solutions throughout the territories above. Visit their website at www.audiogeer.com

AudioGeer

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UPDATE: DPI GSA Contract

Digital Projection has elected to discontinue our GSA contract as of October 9, 2007.

DP conducts a significant amount of business with Federal Government users through our dealers. However, over the years we have determined that the majority of Government purchases are transacted at open market pricing, rather than the pre-negotiated GSA pricing. Thus, we conclude that maintaining a GSA contract is no longer necessary or beneficial.

We are confident that this decision will not adversely affect our government business, and we are certain that our dealers will continue to be successful in open market pricing proposals to government customers.

Dealers active in government transactions who hold their own GSA contracts, are free to add DP products to those contracts. If you have any questions regarding Digital Projection and government sales, please contact your regional manager

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Current Product Availability

Digital Projection has a number of important product transitions taking place over Q4 of 2007.  We wanted to share some of the details to assure our customers have good visibility of how these transitions impact product availability.

In particular:

iVision 20 Series
The iVision 20 series has already transitioned to the new Brilliant Color™ and ColorMax™ enabled versions.  This affects all iVision SX+ and iVision HD products.  The primary benefits relate to maximum lumens and/or improved color space and color saturation.  All the details can be found in our current pricing, but please know, DP will fill orders for new iVision 20 series projectors with the new and improved platform.

iVision 30 Series
The new iVision 30 series will commence shipping during the 2nd half of November.  These higher brightness SX+ and native 1080p displays also employ Brilliant Color™ and DP's exclusive ColorMax™ technology, so it is fair to say they represent the absolute state of the art in single-chip DLP® performance.  We have a small backlog right now, but we have plenty of projectors planned for production so we are confident that most, if not all current orders will be shipped by the end of November.

dVision Series
The new ColorMax™ and Brilliant Color™ enabled dVision-30 series will commence shipping in the 2nd half of November as well.  Although we have many of these projectors planned for production, we have a rapidly growing backlog for these new products.  Thus, we believe new orders received as of the date of this newsletter will be delivered in the first half of December.  DP still holds a good inventory of all current dVision projectors, in both new inventory and discounted demo inventory, so if your applications require installation before December, place (or convert) your P.O.'s to the classic dVision models.  We can ship them within days, ARO.

TITAN Pro Series II
TITAN SX+ and 1080p models:  With the exception of the high brightness 600 series, all models of these platforms are shipping in good quantities now.  Of course, demand for 3-chip 1080p is pretty overwhelming, so we still have a large backlog that we are working through.  Speak with your DP Regional Manager or any of our Customer Service Specialists if you need a specific delivery quote for a new order.

LIGHTNING Pro Series II
LIGHTNING SX+ and 1080p: Demand is at an all time high for both of these product platforms, but production is keeping pace.  Plan 30 days ARO for new orders.  If you need more rapid delivery, speak with your DP Regional Manager.          

LIGHTNING HD-T - Stay tuned for a very important announcement regarding the evolution of this platform.  Although we are not quite ready with a press release, we can provide a hint: As of September, customers ordering our Flagship LIGHTNING 40 HD-T were already getting a much higher level of performance then the specifications promised!   

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iVision 20 Projectors Aid In Military Visualization

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Recently, DPI dealer Electric Picture Display Systems (Melbourne, FL) has experienced steady growth in the deployment of iVision 20sx+ projectors for use in military visualization applications. Specifically, the J-TAC (Joint Terminal Attack Control) system, used to train forward observers for military aircraft, uses 13 iVision 20 series projectors within a 5 meter dome.


Pearl Room

The field of view is 104 degrees vertical by 220 degrees horizontal, providing an immersive experience to train personnel. 10 of the iVision 20sx+ XC projectors are mounted in the front ceiling of the dome, with mirror cross light path configuration, while the remaining 3 are located on the floor shooting upward.

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Bill LeCompte of Electric Picture Display Systems comments, "The full color gamut of DP's new iVision 20sx+ XC nearly rivals that of 3-chip DLP® systems. The rich, vibrant colors make the contrast appear to exceed the 2500:1 specification."

Photos courtesy of Electric Picture Display Systems
www.electricpicture.com

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Brilliant Color Options Explained

With the recent announcements of a multitude of DP products now equipped with Brilliant Color technology, this 2-part tech tip will aim to explain the differences among the new options.

Listed below are the specific descriptions of color segments in each color wheel option.

(XB) - Balanced Configuration:
Balanced light output & color saturation - best overall performance
6-segment color wheel - R,G,B,W(35%),Y,C
iVision 20sx+ / HD, iVision 30sx+/1080p, dVision 30 XG/sx+/HD/1080p

(XL) -Enhanced Luminance:
Optimized for maximum light output
6-segment color wheel - R,G,B,Y,W(65%),C
iVision 20sx+ / HD, iVision 30sx+/1080p, dVision 30 sx+/HD/1080p

(XC) - Enhanced Chroma:
Optimized for deepest color saturation
6-segment color wheel - R,G,B,C,M,Y
iVision 20sx+ / HD, iVision 30sx+/1080p, dVision 30 sx+/HD/1080p

(C) - Enhanced Contrast
Optimized for maximum contrast, reduced light output
7-segment color wheel (XC)- R,G,B,C,M,Y + Internal Aperture
iVision 30-1080p

Other Brilliant ColorTM Configurations

dVision 1080p (current platform)
7-segment color wheel - R,G,B,R,G,B,NG (neutral green)

DPI Color Wheels

Click here for an animated view of the available configurations.

Next month, DP's tech tip series will further explore the new color wheel options and detail specific applications for which each may be used effectively.

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


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


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

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