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Press Release  |  Jun 18, 2001

Launch Includes Projectors That Deliver Large-Venue, Market-Leading Brightness With Precision Clarity

KENNESAW, Ga., - Digital Projection International (DPI) - an IMAX company - recently announced its next generation of all-digital, ultra-high-bright presentation, entertainment and multimedia projection systems. The new "20 Series" LIGHTNING Displays are an expansion of DPI's current LIGHTNING Display projectors, all based on 3-chip DLPTM technology by Texas Instruments.

According to Mike Levi, president of Digital Projection, Inc., the launch also marked the company's first-ever offering of a range of projectors that significantly exceed 12,000 ANSI lumens, the industry's previous maximum lumen threshold. "Digital Projection is again proud to be offering even more powerful imaging tools to support the creative dreams of our customers. In the hands of these innovative users, our 2nd generation LIGHTNING Series projectors literally open doors to new large-venue applications," said Levi.

DPI exhibited the new LIGHTNING 22gv, LIGHTNING 22sx, LIGHTNING 25sx and LIGHTNING 28sx at INFOCOMM 2001. DPI also exhibited its existing POWER, LIGHTNING and HIGHlite Displays throughout the three-day event.

The new LIGHTNING "20" Series build standard brings vast improvements to the LIGHTNING chassis. Enhanced reliability and simplicity of use are implemented in the LIGHTNING projectors, which are recognized as the display of preference for the highest profile events in the world, such as the Academy, Emmy and Blockbuster award broadcasts. Each unit is engineered with advanced cooling and filtration systems as well as ruggedized mechanical construction to support high performance, large-venue imaging.


14,000 ANSI lumens
SXGA native resolution, Serial Digital Input, Faroudja & Cintel processing

11,000 ANSI lumens
SXGA native resolution, Serial Digital Input, Faroudja & Cintel processing

10,000 ANSI lumens
XGA native resolution, Serial Digital Input, Faroudja & Cintel processing

List price and brightness to be announced
SXGA native resolution, Serial Digital Input, Faroudja & Cintel processing

Digital Projection has also reduced the price of its popular, 12,000 ANSI lumen, LIGHTNING 15sx to $109,995, thereby positioning the 15sx as the outstanding "lumen per dollar" value in native SXGA large-venue imaging.

Capable of projecting enormous images -- well over 60-feet wide -- from any video, computer or HDTV source, all of DPI's displays incorporate a three-chip Digital Light ProcessingTM design coupled around the company's Emmy(r) Award winning proprietary electronics, illumination and optical systems.

About Digital Projection

In September '99, Digital Projection International was acquired by IMAX Corporation (Mississauga, Ontario) and currently operates as a wholly owned subsidiary.

Digital Projection International was founded in 1989, originally as a division of The Rank Group and has been instrumental in the development and application of Digital Light ProcessingTM technology by Texas Instruments for projection systems.

On June 5, 2000, Texas Instruments announced that it had signed an agreement with IMAX Corporation under the terms of which IMAX and its subsidiary Digital Projection International (DPI) will develop, manufacture and market projectors based on DLP CinemaTM projection technology for standard cinema.

The POWER & LIGHTNING Displays line of projectors is capable of projecting enormous digital images - well over 60-feet wide - from any video, computer or HDTV source.

In June 1998, Digital Projection was awarded an Emmy(r) 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.

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 The company's international headquarters are located at Greenside Way, Middleton, Manchester, M24 1XX, United Kingdom, Phone +44 161 947 3300, Fax +44 684 7674,

TMDigital Light Processing and DLP are registered trademarks of Texas Instruments.


Tim Butler or Andrea Mondshein
Digital Projection, Inc