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Digital Projection International Takes Digital Cinema Another Significant Step Forward With First-Ever Commercial Demonstration Of A 2k x 1k Resolution Projector
KENNESAW, GA and MANCHESTER, U.K., (August 15, 2003) - Digital Projection International (DPI), an Emmy® Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, announced it demonstrated the world's first digital cinema projector utilizing Texas Instruments' 2K x 1K resolution 3-chip DLP Cinema(tm) Digital Micromirror Device(tm) (DMD) this past week in Tokyo, Japan. DPI's projection system, the Digital Projection Cinema-branded cS25, is the first digital cinema projector to incorporate the new higher-resolution DMD's for use in commercial cinemas. The demonstration was arranged in conjunction with Digital Projection's Japanese cinema distributor, TOSHIBA DENKO, and was held at the Togeki Theatre in Ginza, Tokyo, Japan. The demonstration was met with rave reviews by those in attendance.
"We are extremely proud to have been involved in the two significant world firsts within the digital cinema market," said Brian Critchley, chief executive of Digital Projection International. "In December 2000, we sold and installed the first ever digital cinema projector and have followed this up with the world's first commercial demonstration of the DC2K unit in our cS25. It demonstrates that Digital Projection is committed to innovation and is leading the development of this significant marketplace-worldwide." DPI's Digital Projection Cinema-branded products-the integrated series (iS) and console series (cS)-employ the state-of-the-art in Texas Instruments DLP Cinema(tm) technology and bring the cinema community tremendous benefits with respect to improved image quality, reliability and maximizing return on investment.
"We are very pleased to be working with our joint-venture partners NEC Viewtechnology Ltd. and our Japanese distributor, TOSHIBA DENKO," said Critchley. "They have demonstrated the vision and commitment to continuously embrace the latest technology and offer their customers the world's best cinema images. They are committed to exploit the commercial potential in digital cinema, and Digital Projection is excited to play a key role in this important cinematic milestone."
About Digital Projection Cinema
The Digital Projection Cinema brand is a product of the alliance between NEC Viewtechnology Ltd. and Digital Projection International, two recognized leaders in precision, large-screen digital imaging and systems integration. The alliance was announced in October 2002 following NEC Viewtechnology's DLP Cinema* licensing agreement with Texas Instruments, and has created a union of two companies that provide unmatched strength and capability in the design and manufacture of digital cinema projection systems.
About Digital Projection International
Founded in 1989, Digital Projection International has been instrumental in the development and application of Digital Light Processing(tm) 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 DLP* 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: www.digitalprojection.com
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