- DP Announces Dramatic Improvements To Product Availability
- DPI To Exhibit At EH Expo 2008
- DP Executes Major Exhibit at ISE In Amsterdam
- Mount Pisgah UMC Uses Fleet of DPI Projectors For Annual Production
- Reminder: 01-30-08 Home Cinema Pricing Available
- DP Advertising in 2008
- Photo Of The Month: ISE 2008 In Amsterdam
- Tech Tip: The World Deserves A Better Projector - Part 1
DP Announces Dramatic Improvements To Product Availability
As many of our customers know, when DP launched our newest TITAN, dVision and iVision 1080p products at INFOCOMM and CEDIA back in 2007, the products were met with immediate market success and DP was rapidly swamped with orders. The magnitude of our backlog was so significant that even after the newest products commenced shipping in October and November, we were still quoting lead times of 4-8 weeks ARO for many of those models.
Needless to say, we have been working very hard to increase our production capacity to meet the consistently high demand.
We are now very pleased to announce that our backlog is nearly covered and by mid March, all XG, HD, SX+ and 1080p resolution TITAN 250 and 500 series products will be available for delivery within 1-3 weeks ARO. All TITAN 600 series products will have similar availability ARO commencing in April. LIGHTNING displays will consistently be available within 1-4 weeks, depending on the model.
There is similar good news on the single-chip front. By early March, the iVision 30-1080p-C and dVision 30-1080p-XC models will be available for delivery within 1-3 weeks ARO. By the end of March, all current iVision and dVision products in nearly all color wheel versions will be available with the same rapid delivery ARO. The only exceptions are the XL and XB color wheel versions of the dVision 30-1080p. Development delays have postponed first shipments of those models until May. Meanwhile, we have a tremendous flow of dVision 30-1080p XC projectors moving through the factory, so if you have opportunities for the dVision 30-1080p model, please specify the XC color wheel version for fastest shipment.
As a reminder, projectors equipped with the XC color wheel benefit from the most advanced Brilliant Color technology, and produce images with the broadest color gamut and deepest color saturation. Although not quite as bright as their XB and XL counterparts, XC units are best suited for all cinema and screening environments, as well as for commercial, educational, training, scientific and business applications that seek optimized 1080p color performance from a single-chip solution.
Above all, we simply want you to know that with demand for DP products still at an all time high, our production investments have paid off. For the majority of our products, delivery 1-3 weeks ARO will become the norm commencing in March.Thanks for being patient as we worked to meet demand.
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DPI To Exhibit At EH Expo 2008
Digital Projection will be showing our products this year at the EH Expo on March 13,14,15 in Orlando, FL. We will have a large room in Demo Alley (Room W240D), partnering with our friends at Stewart Filmscreen and Sunfire.
Digital Projection will showcase our entire 1080p product line including the 6.5 lb. iVision 30 1080p C, dVision 30 1080p XC, TITAN 1080p 250 and our flagship LIGHTNING Reference 1080p 30. In addition, the TITAN and LIGHTNING chassis will be demonstrated with our TheaterScope Premier system.
DPI Executes Major Exhibit at ISE In Amsterdam
After many years of exhibiting almost exclusively at infoComm U.S., Digital Projection made a prominent return to European exhibitions at January’s Integrated Systems Europe tradeshow in Amsterdam. Having recently celebrated DP’s 10th anniversary and the opening of a new division in China, the ISE tradeshow was the perfect opportunity to focus on the European commercial A/V market. ISE is recognized as an integral international trade show, and an estimated 20,000 attendees were on hand to see Digital Projection’s exciting range of precision displays.
The goal of the team at DPL was to accentuate the respected reputation of the company with an impact-driven exhibit. Thankfully, DP’s participation in the show was widely acknowledged. In only 3 days, an inspiring showcase of DLP® projection expertise was carefully engineered, featuring the multi-faceted TITAN product range.
Mount Pisgah UMC Uses Fleet Of DPI Projectors For Annual Production
While many churches are now realizing the benefits of previous investments in high-quality video projection equipment, certain houses of worship are now looking forward to the next step. Realizing the thematic impact of large screen blended projection arrays for their annual Christmas production, Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, Georgia took a bold step into bringing large venue production quality into the sanctuary. Harnessing the power of seven precision displays from Digital Projection International, the production team at Mount Pisgah took a creative approach to video, all presented with a variety of cutting-edge 3-chip DLP® technology.
For the three consecutive nights of the 2007 North Atlanta Christmas Festival, the Technical Ministry at Mount Pisgah was tasked with creating a video environment using multiple projectors that would serve as both a backdrop for sequences with live performers and for showcasing critical video content.
Keith Frey, Director of Technical Ministries at Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church commented; “A number of factors led me to select Digital Projection products for our highly attended Christmas production. Largely, the reliability, image quality and ease of configuration were paramount to the success of our production.”
Reminder: 01-30-08 Home Cinema Pricing Available
As of January 30th, 2008, Digital Projection announced an update to our 2008 pricing exclusively to our Home Cinema Dealers and Reps. The updated price list is available to DP authorized Home Cinema dealers now via our password-protected web site.
Updates to January 30th, 2008 price list:
- Vision Series pricing and product changes
- TITAN 600 Series accessories added
- System Accessories streamlined
- Freight program adjusted
- Standard warranty document added
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DP Announces Comprehensive Media Campaign For 2008
A new era of growth is beginning for DP, and all the pieces are in place. In past years DP has relied primarily on our network of dealers, manufacturer’s reps and participation in a handful of industry trade shows to drive growth in both the commercial and home entertainment sectors. This steady growth allowed us to build a diverse group of precision displays that suit a broad range of markets, applications and budgets. Given this product line growth, the time has come to introduce DP products to even more customers in need of unmatched display solutions.
Digital Projection will have large showcase ads in all of the following commercial and home entertainment publications in 2008: Sound & Communications, Church Production, Pro AV, Home Entertainment, CE Pro, Custom Retailer, CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles, Sound & Video Contractor, Systems Contractor News, Residential Systems, InfoComm Show Daily, and CEDIA Show Daily.
Accentuating this advertising blitz will be lucrative ad positioning on various industry websites such as: www.projectorcentral.com, www.customretailer.com, www.proavmagazine.com, and www.cepro.com.
Look for DPI's advertisements in your favorite industry and consumer publications throughout all of 2008.
Photo of the Month
As DP’s newest and brightest active 3D projector, the LIGHTNING 45HD-3D produces 30,000 lumens and delivers active 3D at a refresh rate of 120Hz. The impact of the total demonstration was clearly evident as show attendees were astounded by the 26,000,000 pixel, 224,000 lumen display.
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The World Deserves A Better Projector: The Technology Behind CoolTek Engineering - Part I
Environmentally friendly products have risen to the forefront of the consumer conscience over the last year. 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. Over the next few newsletters we will detail some of the most important efficiency benefits of our products which stem from CoolTek Engineering. The technologies that we will detail highlight the exclusive functionality that makes Digital Projection’s Displays best-in-class in terms of performance, cost of ownership and environmental impact.
Depending on the projector model, up to three primary design principles contribute to the CoolTek benefits:
CoolTek Principle 1: Minimum wattage in, maximum lumens out:
As a result of DP's innovative illumination and optical designs, every DP projector is a demonstration of extraordinary lumen-per-watt efficiency. Lumen for lumen, our products employ lower wattage lamps and consume less power then comparable products. In some of our products, the difference can be dramatic: As an example, our LIGHTNING 45HD-3D projector employs a 3.6 Kilowatt(kW) xenon lamp to produce 30,000 lumens. Competitive products employ 6 or 7 kW lamps to deliver similar brightness. Over the course of a projector's operational life (5-10 years), the positive financial and ecological savings derived from using a display that is thousands of watts more efficient would be very meaningful and tangible in terms of electricity consumed, carbon produced and dollars saved.
CoolTek Principle 2: Design thermal management systems to maximize component life while minimizing heat generation, cost of ownership and projector noise levels.
A properly cooled projector results in more stable performance, higher reliability and longer operational life. A few examples of DP's efficient designs include:
In our TITAN family of displays, cooling of key components is managed by our proprietary SilentStream™ technology. An array of DC controlled “smart fans” are triggered by thermal sensors throughout the projector. The fans run only when necessary and only at the speed required to produce necessary cooling, thus reducing overall power consumption and projector noise generation.
DP's xenon lamp-based LIGHTNING products rely on our exclusive Hyper-Cooled Lamp Module™ to improve illumination system cooling. Instead of increasing fan speed, which increases audible noise without a commensurate reduction in operational temperatures, the Hyper-Cooled Lamp Module™ enlists a directional-flow reflector mask and radial heat exchanger to increase airflow turbulence and contact with the reflectors and bulb. The result is a highly effective thermal transfer from the illumination system components most sensitive to high temperature. The benefit to our customers is longer reflector life and improved lumen maintenance with reduced operational noise levels and power consumption.
Also, on our 40-series LIGHTNING products, DP's DirectFlow™ design efficiently moves fresh, filtered air through the light engine and around the DMD's. Thanks to the DirectFlow™ design, targeted cooling of the DMD’s occurs inside the light engine, without the need for massive fans or complex liquid cooling systems. This allows DP's LIGHTNING series products to achieve maximum illumination while ensuring the temperature sensitive DMD's operate well within their thermal tolerances.
CoolTek concepts are even applied to our smaller single-chip displays. For example, DP's iVision 30 series projectors employ magnesium cabinets. In addition to being light and extraordinarily strong, magnesium is an exceptional material for passively transferring thermal energy from within the chassis.
Cooltek Principle 3: DP Products must be small, light and as quiet as possible, reducing the projectors' impact on their immediate environment.
After designing products that comply with our first 2 CoolTek principles, it becomes much easier to build small and quiet products.
- Lower lamp wattage = less requirement for high volume air flow. Lumen for lumen, all DP projectors are the quietest in their class.
- Lower wattage lamps and their matched reflectors are smaller and lighter than higher wattage lamps / reflectors. Of course, lower wattage lamps can be cooled with smaller fans.
- Lower lamp wattage and fewer / smaller fans = smaller power supplies. This further reduces power consumption, heat generation and chassis size.
The combination of the above points supports chassis designs that are very efficient, with little wasted space and exceptional airflow management. So, not only are DP projectors the smallest, lightest, quietest and most efficient in terms of lumens / watt, they also consume less power and produce the lowest possible thermal impact on their environments.
The future articles within our "The World Deserves a Better Projector" series will drill into more of the details behind the 3 primary CoolTek™ principles that make each of our displays so extraordinary.
October 2004 - 720p or 1080i?
November 2004 - Aspect Ratios And Screen Dimensions
December 2004 - Using Perforated Screens
January 2005 - Total Environmental Dynamic Range
February 2005 - What You Need To Know About Gamma
March 2005 - DP's Screen Brightness Calculator
April 2005 - Optimizing The Lens Aperature on dVision Projectors
May 2005 - Mounting Projectors Above or Below The Screen
June 2005 - One Lamp or Two?
July 2005 - Handy Formulas For Projectionists
CEDIA 2005 - How To Use The VIP 1000 To Simplify Installations
October 2005 - dVision Security Features
November 2005 - DVI & HDMI: Making The Connection
December 2005 - Lens Shift And The 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 - Selecting The Prime Lens For TheaterScope
October 2006 - HIGHlite Bulb Compatibility
November 2006 - HDMI & HDCP
December 2006 - Using DP's New Screen Brightness Calculator
January 2007 - How To Use DP's Exclusive Rigging Frame for dVision Projectors
February 2007 - VIP 2000 Firmware Upgrade
March 2007 - Recently Updated Website Resources
August/CEDIA 2007 - VIP 2000 Firmware Update
October 2007 - Brilliant Color Part I
November 2007 - Brilliant Color Part II
December 2004 - 35 Million Pixel Immersive Display
January 2005 - 2005 CES International
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 - DP is Hot!
July 2005 - Rotary Club International 100th Anniversary
CEDIA 2005 - LCD vs. DLP
October 2005 - Ingleside Baptist Church
November 2005 - Dataton And Digital Projection At LDI
December 2005 - Holiday Greetings From DPI
January 2006 - Alford Media Uses DPI Projectors At Radio City
March 2006 - Auditoria Chooses DPI for House of Worship
April 2006 - Sinatra At The London Palladium
infoComm 2006 - McCann Systems Brings Mercury To Nintendo
August 2006 - infoComm 2006 Slideshow
CEDIA 2006 - MB Productions Gears Up The NBA Draft With DPI
October 2006 - Digital Projection Introduces 3-Chip 1080p At CEDIA
November 2006 - Digital Projection at LDI
December 2006 - Holiday Greetings From DPI
January 2007 - K2 Imaging at Tulas Centennial
February 2007 - 2007 Sundance Film Festival
March 2007 - DPI & NASCAR
April/May 2007 - Liberty University
June 2007 - Pearl Room at the Palm Casino
August/CEDIA 2007 - LIGHTNING Projectors Rock Hammerstein Ballroom
October - iVision 20 Military Visualization
November 2007 - The Caring Place
December 2007 - Happy Holidays From DPI
October 2004 - CEDIA 2004 Review
November 2004 - First Baptist Church Chooses DPI
December 2004 - DPI Announces Mercury Series Upgrades
January 2005 - DPI Official Provider to Sundance Film Festival
February 2005 - DPI Unveils Reference Displays
March 2005 - DPI Projectors at 2005 Academy Awards
April 2005 - DP Selected By Tribeca Film Festival
May 2005 - infoComm 2005 Preview
June 2005 - dVision HD Spotlight
July 2005 - DP Adds DVI & HDMI System Accessories
CEDIA 2005 - iVision 20 Series Introduced
October 2005 - CEDIA 2005 Wrap-Up
November 2005 - Special iVision HD-7 Promotion
December 2005 - New dVision Projectors For 2006
January 2006 - DP Introduces dVision 1080p
February 2006 - Introducing TheaterScope
March 2006 - DPI Shines at 78th Academy Awards
April 2006 - 2006 Tribeca Film Festival News
infoComm 2006 - 11 Major Product Introductions at infoComm 2006
August 2006 - DP Introduces First 3-chip 1080p Projector
CEDIA 2006 - CEDIA 2006 Product News
October 2006 - CEDIA Wrap-Up
November 2006 - dVision 1080p & Brilliant Color
December 2006 - DPI Expands Worldwide Operations
January 2007 - dVision 1080p Shipping Steadily
February 2007 - 2007 Road Show Announced
March 2007 - New Home Cinema Pricing Released
April/May 2007 - Brilliant Color Announced
June/infoComm 2007 - High-brightness TITAN Announced
August/CEDIA 2007 - infoComm 2007 Wrap-up
October 2007 - CEDIA 2007 Wrap-up
November 2007 - DPI Introduces The LIGHTNING 45HD-3D
December 2007 - DPI Marks 10 Years At Sundance