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DP Sponsors Upcoming InfoComm 100

InfoComm 100 Sponsorship

Digital Projection is pleased to be taking a Platinum sponsorship role at this year's InfoComm 100 session, and we're quite proud to have been asked to participate. This year's InfoComm 100 meeting to be held in Portland, Oregon, on September 22 &23. The InfoComm 100 is an annual gathering of major leaders within the AV Industry. The group meets for 2 days to discuss issues and opportunities in our marketplace.

The focus for the group at this year's conference will be the convergence of AV systems with IT networks. Digital Projection's Chuck Collins, VP of Sales and Michael Bridwell, Director of Marketing and Communications will attend the meeting on behalf of DP. If you're attending, please introduce yourself and let them know how DP can help you grow your business.

For more information on the InfoComm 100, please click here.

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DP University Training Update

Mark Your Calendars! DP is proud to announce three new upcoming factory training events:

1) Commercial Rep Factory Training, October 12th and 13th

2) Projection Technology 101, November (dates to be announced)

3) Fusion – Warp and Blend Training, December (dates to be announced)

Be sure to get on our email distribution list for monthly training updates by sending a request to keagle@digitalprojection.com.

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WFX Dallas is Approaching, and We'll Be There

Digital Projection To Exhibit at WFX

For the fourth year in a row, DP will be teaming with our friends at DNP screens to bring another incredible booth to the WFX Conference in Dallas, Texas, on November 9 - 11.

WFX is the leading event for church facilities and technology teams, and our booth will be the first thing visitors will see upon entering.

We plan to demonstrate our newest powerhouse projectors, including the TITAN QUAD 1080p 3D, a 16,000 lumen hi-def projector that is perfect for the demanding worship market. Other featured displays will include the warp and blend-enabled HIGHlite Cine 660, our new 8,000 lumen 3-chip price/performance leader, as well as our 6,000 lumen workhorse, the E-Vision WXGA 600.

In addition DNP/DP shared space, Digital Projection will also have a prominent presence in Ford Audio-Video Systems booth.

Registration is available online at http://www.wfxweb.com/ or by calling the WFX Help Desk, 9:00am - 5:00pm EST, Monday - Friday, at 800-598-6031.

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Revit Drawings are Ready for Download

As we continue to provide the best customer and application support in the industry, DP is pleased to announce that we have recently completed Revit modeling for all of our projector chassis.

Revit is a 3d/2d Modeling program with a powerful database at its core. While the drawing is fairly simple, the real power is in the metadata that can be included in the drawing, such as weigh, dimensions, BTU, and audible noise levels.

As a result of our constant interaction with the top Consultants and architects in the country, we are now providing our product drawings in this program which will enable our consultant and architect friends to more easily work with our products when designing systems.

DP's Commercial AV dealers can download the Revit suite in the Commercial AV dealer portal, accessed by logging in here: http://www.digitalprojection.com/Home/tabid/36/ctl/Login/Default.aspx?returnurl=%2fdefault.aspx.

Consultants can find Revit files in the document library of each projector, or can download the entire suite by clicking here: http://www.digitalprojection.com/news/zips/DPI_Revit_Files.zip.

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DP To Announce New Products and 3-Year Warranty at CEDIA

DP's New Product Reveal

CEDIA 2011 is just 1 week away! After months of designing and planning, DP's CEDIA exhibit is nowrising from the show floor, with DP team members and resources from all corners of the world working to bring it all together.

Our CEDIA 2011 exhibit will be another milestone production - filling 3 semi trucks full of gear. Nearly 25 tons of hardware is being deployed to create an expansive, 3600 square foot projection show room, featuring 14 distinct DP models displayed in galleries and formal theaters.

We are proud to be presenting all of our projectors on state-of-the-art projection screens provided by Stewart FilmScreen.

As you might expect, we have major new products and news to unveil at the show. Here is a glimpse of some of the bigger announcements:

    • dVision 35-1080p-3D: The newest 3D platform to join the array of 3D displays in our product line, the dVision 3D products will be available in a selection of color wheels, to optimize projector brightness for specific screen sizes and home venues. While DP also offers another impressive single-chip 3D platform, the M-Vision Cine 3D, the dual-lamp dVision projectors benefit from more extensive capabilities, and as such, provide extensive flexibility in both source connectivity and installation capabilities. As one example, the superb dVision optics provide the greatest range of throw ratios and available lens shift.

    • dVision Scope 1080p: Another important new dVision platform, but this one is based on the native WQXGA (2560 x 1600) DMD – a DP exclusive. In the dVision "Scope," the native resolution of the WQXGA chip is masked down to 2560 x 1080 pixels. This enables constant height "TheaterScope" applications without the need for costly anamorphic optics and mechanical sled systems. Here's how it works:

** CLICK HERE to read the full new product reveal, learn more about our CEDIA party, and much more! **

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Digital Projection is Growing…in a Major Way!

You've likely noticed the many new DP Team members we've added and announced in previous newsletters. DP's growth continues on all fronts, and in all facets, and the new faces we'd like to introduce below are more welcome additions to the team.

Digital Projection is Growing!
DP's Operations Team would like to extend a hearty "Welcome Back" to Angie Santy. After taking a few years of time off to spend with family, Angie has re-joined DP as Operations Coordinator. Everyone is glad to have her back in this role, to be sure.

DP's Warehouse Team welcomes Karen Arp as Inventory Coordinator. Karen is responsible for tracking, recording and organizing DP's incoming and outgoing projector and peripheral inventory.

DP's Technical Support Department welcomes Antionique (Nique) Davenport to the team as Technical Support Engineer. Nique recently received her Bachelor's of Electrical Engineering Technology, and will field all technical service calls, as well as aid DP's customers with service questions.

DP's Finance Team welcomes Nev Skowron as the Accounting Administrative Assistant. Nev's responsibilities center on organizing and streamlining the company's inventory management.

Please help us welcome each new team member as you speak to them in your daily exchanges with DP's headquarters. We're honored to have each of them as a part of our team.

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DP Dealers – Proudly Display the DP Logo on Your Products Page

Dowload the DP Logo

Digital Projection has repeatedly chosen to resist the distribution model, instead choosing to invest in the knowledge and business acumen of our dealer network, and supporting our dealers directly.

Our commitment to our dealers and industry partners has helped produce gradual yet substantial growth for DP, year after year. A special thanks to the integrators that have stood by us over the years and to our new customers who have joined the DP family more recently.

As we enter a new era of world-wide expansion, we'd appreciate being displayed on your company site. With that in mind, please take a moment to add the DP logo and website URL to your products page. You can download a suitable logo by visiting: http://www.digitalprojection.com/NewsMedia/LogosandImages/tabid/148/Default.aspx.

The more recognized the brand, the more sales opportunities emerge for all of our customers. As our goal is to pass more leads on to you directly, you can help us in this endeavor by "flying the flag" of Digital Projection. Many thanks for your continued partnership.

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Photos of the Month

Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey, CA


Monterey Bay Aquarium Uses Digital Projection

Ideum, an exhibits design and development company in Corrales, NM, recently designed and installed a custom 7- foot, round multi-touch wall for the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Entitled Tiny Drifters, the interactive installation utilizes blended Digital Projection dVision 35-WQXGA projectors to drive the imagery. Two 2560 x 1600 resolution dVision 35-WQXGA projectors create an incredibly high-resolution interactive touch surface for aquarium attendees.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Uses Digital Projection

The aquarium's interactive touch wall has many unique qualities. The seven-foot diameter glass surface serves to fully immerse the audience. Jim Spadaccini, Ideum's Director, commented, "While there are larger multi-touch walls out there, few match our resolution at 2560 x 2560 pixels (better than HD) or if they do, they often aren't contiguous." The rounded surface gives the installation additional differentiation from more traditional touch surfaces. Additionally, the fact that this exhibit is permanent (while many other touch surfaces are temporary) presented challenges along the way for Ideum, as they used thick tempered glass and other hardened materials to fortify the wall for the long-term.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Uses Digital Projection

The exhibit can track an almost unlimited number of points, allowing for multiple visitors to interact simultaneously. Ideum used a series of low-powered 5 milliwatt lasers to provide the infrared light for the tracking. A relatively simple four camera system is used to capture the touch points. The software and 3D plankton models were created by Lindsay Digital using Unity. The group at the Monterey Bay Aquarium developed the concept and assembled together the team.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Uses Digital Projection

Follow along with Ideum via their progress series of posts on the development of this exhibit by clicking here: http://www.ideum.com/blog/2010/11/building-a-high-resolution-multitouch-wall-part-1/. Here you can find information about the equipment used, as well as the design and engineering challenges faced.

Also - click to view a video of the exhibit in action: http://www.ideum.com/blog/2011/08/7-foot-multitouch-wall-at-monterey-bay-aquarium-video/

Monterey Bay Aquarium Uses Digital Projection

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Tech Tip

How to display native 2.35 content with no black bars and no anamorphic lens


Ask any videophile to name their biggest pet peeve and they will likely declare, "Black bars on my picture!" When standard definition and Blu-ray movies began to be released in their native aspect ratio, the movies appeared on TVs and projection screens with black bars on the top and bottom. These black bars reduced the vertical viewing area by more than 25%! This was unacceptable to many video enthusiasts, and a solution was badly needed.

The first and, until now, best solution to this issue was the combination of native 2.35 screens and anamorphic lenses with automatic sleds. Video processing stretched the image vertically to fill the 1.78 raster (making everyone tall and thin), and then an anamorphic lens was placed in front of the projectors primary lens to horizontally stretch the image to 2.35. The image gets 33% wider, and the black bars are gone. The number of addressable pixels was still 1920 x 1080, but the pixels were now rectangles instead of squares. Furthermore, extra optical lenses were used which reduced light output and contrast as well as introducing size, complexity and optical distortion. That was the price you paid for eliminating the black bars.

Until now!

The new dVision Scope 1080p offers a native resolution of 2560 X 1080 (2.37:1), providing a solution to eliminate the black bars on scope movies without the use of an anamorphic lens. By adding more than 33% more horizontal pixels to the DMD, the new projector can utilize advanced video processing to automatically detect those annoying black bars on the top and bottom of the image. The advanced processing then resizes the video to fill the full 1080p vertical resolution while utilizing more horizontal pixels to maintain the correct geometric aspect ratio. Thus, standard 16 x 9 material is always displayed in full 1920 X 1080 resolution, while "scope" material is displayed at an even higher horizontal resolution - up to 2560 horizontal pixels!

Pictures are extremely sharp with maximum contrast ratio and the screen height is always filled. In addition, image brightness remains constant since no additional optical elements are being introduced.

The dVision Scope 1080p offers the ultimate solution to viewing both 1.78 and 2.35 material on 2.35 projection screens.

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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


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
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


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 DP Brings Home TWO Major Awards from InfoComm 2011