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DPI Announces 30,000 Lumen Professional Series Display

ATLANTA, GA, (November 19, 2007) Digital Projection International (DPI), an Emmy® Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, announced the introduction of the newest and brightest projector in its large venue Professional Series, the LIGHTNING 45HD-3D.  Advancements within the projector’s prism and optics enable the display to produce 35% higher lumens without any increase in lamp wattage, thermal dissipation or fan noise.  These operational benefits position the LIGHTNING 45HD-3D as the quietest, most compact and most energy efficient projector in the ultra high brightness lumen category.

Featuring 30,000 center lumens and 2000:1 contrast, the 2048x1080 pixel resolution LIGHTNING 45HD-3D is identical in size, weight and functional capability to the previous LIGHTNING 35 and 40HD-T projectors, which are already in widespread use throughout the worldwide staging industry and in major venues around the globe.  Beyond the LIGHTNING HD-3D’s improvements in optical efficiency, the increase in ANSI lumens is further enabled through DP’s hyper-cooled lamp module, which dramatically improves projector thermal characteristics and extends reflector life and lumen maintenance. 

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DP & MGA Partner for "The Caring Place"

In an effort to restore the technology resources for an inner-city youth outreach ministry in Indianapolis, DP dealer Michael Garrison Associates (MGA) contacted Digital Projection for help with a very unique project.

For over twenty years, “The Caring Place” has provided spiritual leadership, clothing, medical services and food to a large segment of inner-city youth in the Indianapolis area.    Realizing the decline in necessary audio/video resources available for their ministry, the Assemblies of God U.S. Missions led an “extreme church makeover” to revitalize the operations at The Caring Place.

MGA and Special Event Services (SES) contacted their network of manufacturer partners and helped organize over $250,000 in hardware, design and installation services for the project.

Digital Projection donated 3 TITAN HD-500 projectors for the main display area. The revitalized space now provides an extraordinary venue for The Caring Place to continue their mission.

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ISF-C Training: A Great Experience At DPI

Last week, Digital Projection hosted a 2-day ISF-C training seminar and certification course, presented by Brawn Consulting. Instructors Alan and Jonathan Brawn provided the core curriculum training, while DP's George Walter (member of the ISF-C board of directors) provided assistance throughout the training program.

Focusing on the art and science of calibration, the course covered an in-depth range of display technologies and the methods by which to calibrate them in various environments.

DPI and ISF

Attendees of the class benefitted from hands on display calibration training on DP's TITAN Pro Series II projectors and calibration tools from Sencore.

As proponents of proper image calibration and the core fundamentals of ISF-C, DPI encourages all of our dealers to attend an upcoming DPI or ISF-C sponsored training opportunity.

DPI and ISF

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DPI & SPL Experience "World Class Driving"

Have you ever been to an exotic car show and drooled over the super car that was sitting there, just out of arms reach and dreamed "...some day..." ?

“Some day” came for several of the DPI team last month. Digital Projection, along with our dealer SPL, co-sponsored a Super Car weekend in Las Vegas. DPI's Chuck Collins and Steve Sherk hosted several industry consultants for an exciting day driving millions of dollars worth of high technology, fashioned around carbon fiber and esoteric metals.

DPI & SPL World Class Driving

The invigorating drive took place in the Lake Mead National Park near Lake Las Vegas. Most surprisingly, only one driver got a ticket! Each participant took turns driving the following dream cars: Ferrari 599, Ferrari F430, Lamborghini Gallardo, Aston Martin Vantage, Corvette Z06 and the McLaren SLR.

The opportunity was an amazing experience that will not be forgotten. Digital Projection is eager to work with our customers on programs that create future business opportunities and high brand value. Speak with your DPI regional manager to discuss your ideas.

DPI & SPL World Class Driving

DPI, SPL and a group of eager consultants get ready to embark on the drive of a lifetime.

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Modern Art House Cinema Chooses DPI

Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand is home to The Ascot Cinemas, a new style of cinema multiplex in the area. The 4-screen facility caters to both mainstream and art house genres in unsurpassed surroundings. DP distributor TAGNZ were chosen as suppliers of the video projection system by Digital Projection as well as the cinema speaker system.

The 4 screen complex seats up to 130 customers per venue for screenings in both digital and film formats. A 3-chip DLP® display from DPI provides breathtaking projection on a 6.5 meter screen using DVI sourced material.

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"We wanted to raise the standard for cinema exhibition by using world class brands", said Fran Cole, General Manager, Ascot Cinemas. "With cinema in a transitional period from film to E & D Cinema, we wanted to avoid the poor quality being offered by many supposed 'digital cinemas'. Having excelled in the annual New Zealand Film Festival, we knew [DPI] quality would exceed the customers expectations"

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"We're proud to have been involved in the Ascot Cinemas project and the opportunity of working with Fran Cole,” said Andy Milne, Technical Director, TAGNZ Ltd. "Fran is highly respected in the film exhibitors industry in New Zealand and she consistently strives to archive the highest standards. DPI has long been associated with high quality video projection with hallmark, film-like imaging capability. With more and more films created and displayed digitally, this is an exciting time for the cinema industry and we are proud to be leading the new wave of technology."

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DPI Donates Three TITAN Projectors For Community Project

Photo of the Month

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Three TITAN HD-500 displays were donated by Digital Projection for the worship facility at The Caring Place in Indianapolis.
(See full article for details)


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MGA (Michael Garrison Associates) and Special Event Services (SES) contacted their network of manufacturer partners and helped organize over $250,000 in hardware, design and installation services for the project.
(See full article for details)

Photos courtesy of Michael Garrison Associates & The Mobius Group

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Brilliant Color Options Explained
Part II

Last month, our tech tip covered the fundamental differences among DP’s new Brilliant Color™ color wheel options.   This month, we bring you information about specific applications in which to use the different color wheels.

“C” – RGBCMY + lens aperture   - Enhanced contrast
This color wheel configuration is most commonly used in projectors with a lens aperture and is designed to improve black level performance. The color wheel, combined with an internal aperture in the projector light path, is designed to optimize color and black level for controlled light environments or dark rooms. 

XC – RGBCMY – Enhanced chroma
This option adds intermediate colors, Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow to the standard RGB color space.  The XC color wheel provides better overall color saturation and dynamic range.  This color wheel also improves lamp efficiency, resulting in increased light output.  The XC color wheel is excellent for home cinema and HD viewing.

XB – RGBCYW - Balanced
This color wheel option adds a pure clear segment for white boost.  The color saturation and dynamic range benefits are similar to the XC color wheel, but the added white segment provides more light output for boardroom and media room applications where ambient light must be considered. 

XL – RGBCYW – Enhanced luminance
The XL color wheel includes the exact same colors in the glass as the XB, but a larger white segment is utilized for the highest light output.  This color wheel is designed for applications with large area white images like spreadsheets or word documents.  The large clear element in the color wheel allows for maximum white boost.

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


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


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

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