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Digital Projection Launches 8000 Lumen Projector

New, Ultra-bright POWER 8gv Will Ship February 1999

KENNESAW, Ga., February 16, 1999 -- Digital Projection, Inc., an Emmy Award-winning manufacturer of POWER Displays, large-venue theatrical, presentation, entertainment and multimedia projection systems, today announced the all-digital POWER 8gv projector.

At 8000 peak lumens (7500 ANSI), the 8gv is the brightest projector available based on Texas Instruments Digital Light Processing (DLP) image modulation technology.

According to Mike Levi, president of North American operations, the new 8gv optimizes optical components utilized in the company’s current POWER Display projectors to achieve the ultra-bright light output.

Included in the 8gv package are Digital Projection’s most popular accessories:

  • Integrated light shutter
  • Hard-wired remote adapter
  • Palm Pilot control system and PC control software for advanced off-screen image adjustment

The POWER 8gv is available for immediate delivery. The 8gv’s North American list price – including accessories – is $109,995.

"As with our previous new product launches, Digital Projection has created a simple upgrade path for previous POWER Display customers. Owners of 5gv’s and 7gv’s can cost-effectively upgrade their units to the 8gv platform for even brighter imagery," Levi said.

The 8gv incorporates 1024 x 768 (XGA) native resolution and is capable of reproducing images from sources as high as 1280 x 1024 (SXGA). Further improvements to the optical system increased the "on to off" contrast ratio of the 8gv to 450:1, further increasing the perceived resolution of the system.

"Users displaying intricate digital content and communicating with large audiences can now employ the brightest DLP-based electronic projector available. We are thrilled with the constant improvement our engineers are innovating in the POWER Displays product line," said Tim Butler, marketing communications manager.

"This announcement by Digital Projection of the POWER 8gv is very welcome, " said Sherel Horsley, senior vice president and manager of sales and marketing for Texas Instruments Digital Imaging division, "because it expands still further the market served by projectors using DLP technology. The POWER Displays range of DLP-based projectors is now truly impressive in the breadth of applications it can serve."

About Digital Projection

The POWER Displays line of projectors is a result of over a decade of revolutionary development between Digital Projection and Texas Instruments. POWER Displays represent the highest-level execution of Texas Instruments' 3-chip, Digital Light Processing (DLP) technology.

In June 1998, POWER Displays and Texas Instruments DLP were awarded two Emmy Awards for technical achievements in broadcast engineering by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Los Angeles. POWER Displays are the first and only projector to win the coveted award.

Digital Projection's worldwide presence includes offices in North America, England, Europe and the Far East. Its North American headquarters, based in Atlanta, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Digital Projection, Limited, located in Manchester, England. The company's North American headquarters are located at 55 Chastain Road, Suite 115, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Phone (770) 420-1350; Fax (770) 420-1360 www.digitalprojection.com.

Digital Light Processing & DLP are registered trademarks of Texas Instruments.

 

Contact:

Tim J. Butler
Mar/Com Manager
(770) 420-1350
(770) 420-1360 fax
tbutler@digitalprojection.com