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Press Release  |  Jun 17, 2009

Multi-faceted LIGHTNING Series now includes solutions for any application with sx+, 1080p and WUXGA resolutions – all available with advanced 3D display connectivity

ATLANTA, GA – June 17, 2009 – (Virtual Press Office) - Digital Projection International (DPI), an Emmy® Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, announced the addition of active 3D capable 1920 x 1200 resolution models to its flagship 3-chip LIGHTNING series. The new WUXGA native resolution displays present a 16:10 aspect ratio – a format that is becoming widespread in high-resolution desktop and notebook computer displays. The WUXGA format is also capable of displaying full 1080p video at native resolution with no scaling required.

The new LIGHTNING WUXGA 3D displays include the latest DarkchipTM DMD technology from Texas Instruments, and each provides a native resolution of 1920 x 1200. As powerful as they are efficient, the new WUXGA LIGHTNINGS expand an already extensive LIGHTNING product line that already includes 1080p and sx+ displays that produce tens of thousands of lumens. Each LIGHTNING incorporates DPI’s CoolTek™ engineering, which assures the projectors deliver the highest lumen performance with the lowest power consumption, thermal (BTU) and noise level (dBA) output. Furthermore, as with the existing LIGHTNING products, the new LIGHTNING displays include DP’s ruggedly engineered RapidRig™ system. The integrated pitch, roll and yaw adjustments of the RapidRig™ system ensures LIGHTNINGS are simple to stack, fly and align.

Additional engineering advancements incorporated in the LIGHTNING WUXGA 3D models include DP’s proprietary ColorMaxTM calibration capability – simplifying the process of accurately setting, matching and maintaining projector colorimetry. A “Direct to DMD” high bandwidth input provides an ultra low latency, high bit depth signal path for applications that require minimal video delay, such as simulation and IMAG. The new LIGHTNING WUXGA 3D models also include DP’s FastFrame smear reduction, as well as Dual Flash Processing, which supports the display of 60 Hz sources at frame rates up to 120 Hz. Dual Flash Processing is an especially useful capability for many 3D applications.

The new LIGHTNING WUXGA models include:
LIGHTNING 38 WUXGA-3D – 20,000 lumens, 2000:1 contrast,
LIGHTNING 45 WUXGA-3D – 30,000 lumens, 2000:1 contrast
LIGHTNING WUXGA-3D Ultra Contrast – 15,000 lumens, 4000:1 contrast

According to Mike Levi, president of DPI: “WUXGA displays are a vital next step in large screen resolution, as we have observed the expanding use of notebook and desktop computers adopting that resolution platform. WUXGA’s 16 x 10 native aspect ratio is an almost perfect meeting place for 1920 x 1080 and 1600 x 1200 sources to co-exist, as both can be displayed at their full native resolution, but with minimized unused display area.” Levi continued, “We have experienced commercial customers in a number of vertical markets selecting WUXGA as the right platform for their next projector purchases, and we are excited to now offer this resolution in our highest performance LIGHTNING platform. “

Digital Projection International will be exhibiting their full range of powerful, efficient and responsible DLP projectors, including numerous LIGHTNING projectors, at InfoComm in booth #2861.

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About Digital Projection International
Founded in 1989, Digital Projection International (DPI) has been instrumental in the development and application of Digital Light Processing™ technology by Texas Instruments for projection systems. DPI introduced the world’s first 3-chip DLP® projector in 1997, and has since delivered expert system engineering and world-class customer services, thus maintaining its position as a digital imaging pioneer.

DPI’s groundbreaking projection research and development has garnered the admiration of industry professionals around the world. This has earned the company many awards, including two Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. DPI remains the first and only projector manufacturer to win the coveted award.

Today, DPI manufactures and distributes an extensive line of ultra high-performance 3-chip and single-chip DLP® projection systems. These projectors are the reference standard for demanding applications such as large-venue, live-event staging, fortune 5000, education, medical and scientific research, command and control, digital cinema, commercial entertainment, worship and elite home cinema.