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Exciting New Products Launched at ISE!
TITAN 800-3D series and E-Vision WUXGA 8000

At ISE 2012, Digital Projection International revealed two important, all-new product platforms – the TITAN 800 series and the E-Vision WUXGA 8000. Below you'll find a summary of the powerful capabilities these new platforms offer.

Digital Projection's TITAN 800 projector

TITAN 800-3D series
Key Features: 3-chip DLP colorimetry, Warp & Blend, Intelligent Lens Memory, 12,000 lumens, extensive 3D capability.

As efficient as they are capable, the introduction of the 12,000 lumen TITAN 800-3D series marks another milestone in DP high brightness 3-chip DLP engineering, delivered in a chassis size that is more akin to far lower-lumen displays. Designed with a huge selection of professional features, the new TITAN 800 series provide more than enough capability to handle almost any commercial installation or staging application imaginable. The new TITAN 800 projectors are available in SX+, 1080p or WUXGA native resolution, and include powerful DP innovations, including:

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Reminder: New CAV Pricing Now Available

As of February 21, DP's Commercial AV Dealers can download newly updated Dealer and List pricing in our password-protected web portal.

If you are a DP Dealer or Rep with login credentials, CLICK HERE for access.

If you are a DP Dealer or Rep but don't have updated login credentials, CLICK HERE to register for access.

Please note: this portal is for authorized DP dealers and Reps only, and credentials will be reviewed before approval.

Along with a variety of product and accessory updates, the new pricing documents include a number of important product announcements and price adjustments, including:

IMPORTANT PRICE ADJUSTMENTS: iVision, dVision and TITAN Series displays benefit from new lower pricing, improving your competitive position when offering these displays.

NEW ADDITION: E-Vision WUXGA 8000 - New 8,000 lumen WUXGA addition to the high-value E-Vision product line. Loaded with advanced features, including Warp & Blend.

NEW ADDITION: TITAN 800 Displays - New 12,000 lumen dual-lamp TITANs with Warp & Blend, 3D capability and more. Available in sx+, 1080p and WUXGA resolutions.

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California's ESCAPE Youth Theater Uses TITAN Imagery to Kick Off 10th Season with Alice in Wonderland

"There wasn't anything I couldn't do with the stage lighting that compromised our imagery. The combination of the projected backgrounds and the actors in the foreground was striking."
-Barry Kemper, Lighting Designer, Alice in Wonderland

ESCAPE Youth Theater Uses TITAN Projectors in Alice in Wonderland Presentations

ESCAPE Youth Theater, in Santa Clarita California, the land of CalArts, Magic Mountain and College of the Canyons, is celebrating its 10th season and 4th year producing major musicals at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center. This winter an original production of Alice in Wonderland was staged for a combined audience of over 4,500 in the theater's available 725 seats. Available because the theater actually has just over 800 seats but ESCAPE's large ensemble and the crew onstage limits the audience capacity.

ESCAPE Youth Theater Uses TITAN Projectors in Alice in Wonderland Presentations

Past productions of Peter Pan, Sound of Music and others have been designed using traditional painted drops and scenic wagons. For this production of Alice, however, the production's Director, Kyle Burson, wanted to create a wide range of playful, fantastic imagery and project it directly on the upstage cyc.

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Update: InfoComm Roundtables Schedule for 2012

Last month we announced the exciting news surrounding DP becoming the exclusive display products sponsor for InfoComm's ambitious series of national Roundtable meetings through 2012. To ensure that our dealers and industry associates are aware of these regional opportunities, we've included the entire US/Canadian roundtable schedule below for your easy access:

** March 22, 2012 - Atlanta, GA Roundtable
April 12, 2012 - Boston, MA Roundtable
May 23, 2012 - Pittsburgh, PA Roundtable
July 12, 2012 - New York City, NY Roundtable
August 16, 2012 - Ottawa, ON Roundtable
September 27, 2012 - Minneapolis, MN Roundtable
November 15, 2012 - Houston, TX Roundtable
December 13, 2012 - Miami, FL Roundtable

** NOTE: The March 22 roundtable will take place at DP's US Headquarters in North Atlanta. We'll have the opportunity to provide roundtable attendees with a tour of our recently expanded facility, after-hours events and more, so please join us.

About the InfoComm Regional Roundtables Free to InfoComm members, the Regional Roundtables are designed to bring AV professionals together to learn more about the industry, while facilitating peer networking and obtaining feedback on ways InfoComm can better serve the industry. Also of note: attendees can earn lucrative RU CTS: 1, CTS-D: 1, CTS-I: 1, Max: 1 by attending.

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Digital Projection Limited Puts on Huge Display at ISE 2012

Digital Projection at ISE 2012

By now you've likely heard the impressive attendance and exhibitor numbers from the 2012 ISE expo in Amsterdam. Digital Projection Limited, headquartered in Manchester, UK, managed and designed a huge exhibit at this year's expo, displaying key projectors from both the Commercial AV and Home Cinema product lines.

Digital Projection at ISE 2012

DP's new TITAN Quad was featured in the booth, enlisting its advanced Warp & Blend technology while projecting on a blended, angled screen. Due to the remarkable controls within the TITAN's Warp & Blend technology, the corner image remained in perfect focus across all points of the image.

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DP Hosting ISF Commercial Course and Certification in May -- Registration Info Below

DP Hosting ISF Commercial Course and Certification in May

Course is May 16 – 17 – register by emailing Alan Brawn at alan@brawnconsulting.com

Looking for ISF Commercial continuing education credits? DP is pleased to announce that we'll be hosting a certified ISF Commercial course on May 16 – 17. Led by Brawn Consulting, this ISF-C course teaches the science of light and color and how the human eye reacts to the images it sees. This exciting and comprehensive course is ideal for those who strive for perfection in producing visual images.

Additionally, an online examination is provided at the end of the course for those wanting to become ISF Commercial Certified and attain membership in the elite community of display experts recognized around the world as working to the highest standards.

Topics covered during the two-day course include:
- Light, Color, and the Human Eye
- Understanding Display Inputs
- Projection System Design Considerations
- and much more

We hope you can join us at our newly-expanded US Headquarters in North Atlanta for this compelling education opportunity.

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Chuck Collins Appointed to InfoComm Committee

Chuck Collins Appointed to InfoComm Committee

As avid supporters, as well as sponsors, of InfoComm's many educational and outreach opportunities throughout the year, our team is always looking for more ways to contribute to this dynamic association. With this in mind, Chuck Collins, vp of sales for DP, has accepted a position on the Membership Committee board.

Chuck will contribute both time and strategic insight in order to help InfoComm create compelling solutions for the professional AV industry.

Chuck is excited about the prospect of helping serve the AV industry, commenting, "For 15 years, DP has enjoyed steady success and growth. InfoComm has been an integral part of our success, and we're proud to give back to such an important trade organization."

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Photos of the Month

Porsche 911 series launch
Audio Automation & Theater Inc., Atlanta, GA


Audio Automation & Theater Uses Digital Projection

Porsche fans are some of the most exuberant auto enthusiasts in the world. With this is mind, how do you launch a new Porsche model in a way that lives up to the expectations of the enthusiast community? An Atlanta-based Porsche dealership and Audio Automation & Theater, Inc. (AAT), an Atlanta-based luxury AV integrator, unveiled the solution. Using Digital Projection's incredibly powerful TITAN Quad projector, 16,000 lumens of Porsche as Art imagery transformed the dealership's front façade into a stunning visual display.

Audio Automation & Theater Uses Digital Projection

For over 11 years, AAT has specialized in state of the art home entertainment. However, through their multi-faceted team and fervent love of the Porsche brand, AAT has taken on the audio and video duties for numerous Porsche product launches over the years. Recently, the launch of the newest Porsche 911 (known within Porsche as the 991) allowed AAT the opportunity to project a 572" x 270" spectacle onto the front of dealership as a welcoming beacon to the launch attendees. The 633" diagonal image included custom content created by the Porsche creative team, including test track footage of the new 991 in action, stock imagery and more.

Serving as both the first and last impression made on the attendees, Kevin Collins, owner of AAT, knew that the imagery had to blow viewers away. This was a difficult proposition, however, as the projected image would have to contend with a large amount of direct and ambient exterior lighting. Furthermore, the projector would need to be rugged enough to withstand an outdoor installation with little protection from the elements. Collins had worked previously with the TITAN line, and settled deploying a single TITAN Quad for the event, due to its brightness, image quality and rugged design.

Audio Automation & Theater Uses Digital Projection

According the Collins, "The content looked amazing. Fall and Winter launches are our favorites, as it gets dark so much earlier. As the sun began to set, attendees became more and more engaged by the content. At sun down, the imagery became a beacon to passersby and attendees alike, serving as the perfect complement to the gorgeous new 911 on display."

Audio Automation & Theater Uses Digital Projection

Numerous inquiries from the Porsche corporate team in attendance hinted that there will be many similar events to come, which couldn't make Collins and his team any happier. "This sort of event is a perfect example as to why my firm only uses DP projectors," noted Collins. He continued, "They offer a diverse product line, and I know that regardless of the display that I choose, I will always get the best image quality possible."

Watch for news on upcoming Porsche product launch events in Atlanta throughout 2012. Many thanks to Kevin Collins and his team for preferring DP's precision displays!

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Tech Tip

Deploying Projection Arrays:
How to utilize the "segmentation" feature found in TITAN Quad and HIGHlite Cine 660 displays


TITAN Quad, TITAN 800 and HIGHLITE 660 series projectors incorporate a Segmentation capability, which is very useful for applications that employ multiple projectors to create one very bright contiguous image. The Segmentation feature serves as a basic, built-in video wall processor, and is enabled within the projectors' setup menu. The installer simply defines the number of columns and rows of the projection array they are building, then identifies the position that each projector will serve within the array.

When using the Segmentation feature, each projector needs to receive the same source content. When enabled, the Segmentation feature automatically adjusts each projector to display only its portion of the content. This makes it possible to provide a single source to all of the projectors. Note that each projector displays its portion of the content by utilizing the advanced scaling within DP's electronics.

Please keep the following limitations in mind when considering the use of Segmentation.

    •   The image resulting from the use of Segmentation will always be displayed in the same aspect ratio as the source that is provided to the projector, regardless of the aspect ratio of the multichannel projection wall. Thus, to use the wall properly, one must arrange the channels of the projection wall to maintain the same aspect ratio as the source or vice-versa. The basic rule of thumb is to employ DP models with an aspect ratio that matches the source, then employ those projectors in 2 x 2 or 3 x 3 arrays.

    •   If one were to examine the example of 4 WUXGA projectors in a 2x2 projection wall arrangement, and the provided signal was 1920x1200, the wall would display an image that was scaled up to nearly twice the vertical and horizontal resolution of the original WUXGA source. From a scaling artifact perspective, this will produce a similar appearance as observed when scaling standard definition video through a high definition display. This example is provided to illustrate the visual result of employing so much scaling. There will be significant artifacts.

    •   Given it is based on scaling, the built-in segmentation function is not able to produce an image that with the native resolution or quality that a dedicated video wall processor can produce. Segmentation it is a great and easy to use solution for applications with long viewing distances, such as digital signage, or IMAG. However, we do not recommend employing the internal Segmentation feature if the application will include short viewing distances, or source resolution needs to be maximized.

    •   Note that the segmentation and scaling is accomplished within the projectors' electronics. Thus, the scaled image it is not available on the dual link input of the projectors.

For additional application information and ideas, feel free to contact DP's Applications Support Team at either 770-420-1350 or application.support@digitalprojection.com.

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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
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


Photo of the Month Archive

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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
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


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
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