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Digital Projection Announces New Cost-Effective 3-Chip DLP And Single Chip DLP Projection Systems

Press Release  |  Apr 1, 2003

KENNESAW, Ga., (April 1, 2003) - Digital Projection Inc. (DPI), an Emmy Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, announced the launch of two new cost-effective projection displays, the MERCURY and iVision series projectors. DPI will exhibit the MERCURY 5000gv and iVision sx for the first time at NAB 2003 (April 7 to 10, Las Vegas).

DPI's new MERCURY projection systems incorporate 3-chip Dark Metal DLPä technology by Texas Instruments and deliver brightness of 5,000 ANSI lumens and a contrast ratio of 800:1 through XGA native resolution DMD's. In addition, the MERCURY series' greyscale depth of 14-bits per DMD™ creates more than four trillion on-screen colors. This renders the unit ideal for immersive visualization, command and control, military simulation, small port cinema, elite home cinema and numerous staging and broadcast applications.

Weighing only 6.5 pounds, the single-chip DLP™ iVision sx delivers 3,000 ANSI lumens, SXGA native resolution and 1000:1 contrast ratio, in a ultra-compact and portable chassis. The iVision series, DPI's first single-chip projection systems, are ideal for small-to-medium venue applications such as business, training and education, small port cinema, retail, entertainment, religious, sports book and trade show applications.

With the introduction of the iVision and MERCURY projection systems, DPI now offers a DLP™ technology-enabled display to support every application-and price point.

"Our new MECURY and iVision displays are great complements to our outstanding lineup of high-performance HIGHlite, THUNDER and LIGHTNING series projection systems," said Mike Levi, president of Digital Projection, Inc. "For the first time since we entered the projection display market in 1997, any small, medium or large-venue application, in any vertical market, can be served by a precision display from Digital Projection."

Future iVision and MERCURY models that DPI plans to launch this year include the MERCURY HD and iVision HD. Specifically engineered as ideal DLP™ solutions for home cinema applications, the MERCURY HD will be positioned as one of DPI's flagship home cinema displays, while the iVision HD is perfect for mid-level home entertainment.

About Digital Projection
Founded in 1989, Digital Projection International has been instrumental in the development and application of Digital Light Processing™ technology by Texas Instruments for projection systems. Digital Projection manufactures an extensive line of ultra high-performance projection systems based on 3-chip and single-chip DLPÔ technology by Texas Instruments. The company's 15-year commitment to innovation and the delivery of solution-oriented systems renders its displays the reference-standard for demanding applications including large-venue live-event staging, Fortune 5000, education, medical and scientific research, command and control, digital cinema, commercial entertainment, religious venues and elite home cinema. With a company ethic focused on delivering expert system engineering and customer services, projectors by Digital Projection set the benchmark for precise resolution, color accuracy and ultra-high brightness.

In June 1998, Digital Projection was awarded two Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Los Angeles. POWER Displays by DPI are the first and only projector to win the coveted award.

Digital Projection is a UK-based company with offices in North America and Europe. Digital Projection Incorporated, headquartered in Atlanta, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Digital Projection, Limited, located in Manchester, England. For more information regarding Digital Projection: or

™Digital Light Processing, DMD and DLP are registered trademarks of Texas Instruments. Emmyâis a registered trademark of The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.