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Press Release  |  Jun 2, 2006

Flagship Lightning 40sx+ and 40isx+ produces 22000 Lumens

KENNESAW, GA, (June 2, 2006) - Digital Projection International (DPI), an Emmy(r) Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, announced major enhancements to it's SX+ resolution LIGHTNING Professional series platform. A total of three new products are being introduced to the flagship product range, bringing the LIGHTNING SX+ family to a total of 4 units - two featuring integrated electronics and two producing 22,000 lumens of brightness - a 31% increase over the brightness of the original LIGHTNING 30sx+.

Major advances in the illumination and cooling systems that DP employs within its LIGHTNING platform allow the new LIGHTNING 40sx+ and 40isx+ to reach brightness levels of 22,000 center lumens and 21,000 ANSI lumens, thus joining the recently announced 2K resolution LIGHTNING 40HD-T as the most powerful projectors in the DPI product line, and in their performance class. Engineered around DPI's proprietary Hyper-Cooled lamp module, all LIGHTNING 40 series projectors benefit from improved thermal characteristics and extended reflector life, therefore providing a significant reduction to long-term cost of ownership.

"DPI's exclusive Hyper Cooled lamp module has allowed us to explore more powerful illumination systems, and to release the full potential of the rugged and show-ready LIGHTNING platform," stated Mike Levi, president of Digital Projection, Inc. "When considered along with the amazing image quality rendered by our next generation electronics, the new LIGHTNING sx+ displays are powerful, best-in-class imaging machines, and make an uncontested statement about DP's commitment to the large venue industry."

By maintaining the same optical platform in the LIGHTNING 40sx+ and 40isx+ that DPI employs in the 30sx+, 35HD-T and 40HD-T, inherent lamp module compatibility across the entire LIGHTNING Pro series product line is ensured. This is a major benefit for stagers who will operate mixed fleets of Lightning 30 and 40 series projectors.

Along with the 31% increase in brightness, the new LIGHTNING 40isx+ and the 16000 ANSI lumen 30isx+, feature DPI's next-generation integrated electronics, providing direct connectivity to all video, HD and computer source formats and resolutions. Each LIGHTNING Pro series projector comes equipped with seven standard inputs including HD/SD-SDI and HDCP compliant DVI. All source switching and image processing can be conducted from within the projector through the use of a rear console, or via various automation control protocols including RS-232, LAN and wireless connectivity.

Other features of the LIGHTNING Pro sx+ projectors include:
* Class leading de-interlacing/processing of SD and HD sources
* Pixel-based motion adaptive interpolation on SD and digital HD inputs
* Maximum total chassis power consumption of less than 4.5KW, allowing all LIGHTNING displays to be operated from single-phase 208V power, readily available in any venue.
* Class-leading thermal dissipation of 15,345 BTU/hr, reducing the requirement for additional cooling or exhaust chimneys.
* A low operating noise of just 59dB, less than one eighth the sound level of some competitive projectors capable of producing more than 20,000 lumens.
* DP's integrated Pro-Series rigging frame, with pitch and roll adjustments and pin-locking stacking points, simplifies on-site rigging and stacking alignment.
* A precisely accurate programmable lens mount, providing 1/4 pixel landing accuracy, enables the LIGHTNING 30 and 40 series to automatically transition between sources and screens of different aspect ratios or different sizes, within the same show.
* Sealed Optics at the DMD interface vastly reduce prism contamination in hostile operating venues.

Digital Projection is currently accepting orders for the new 16,000 ANSI lumen LIGHTNING 30iSX+, and the new 21,000 ANSI lumen 40sx+ and 40isx+. The new products will be introduced at INFOCOMM, June 7, 8 and 9 in Orlando Florida. Shipments will commence in Q3 2006.

(tm)Digital Light Processing and DLP are registered trademarks of Texas Instruments.
Emmy(r)is a registered trademark of The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

About Digital Projection International
Founded in 1989, Digital Projection International (DPI) has been instrumental in the development and application of Digital Light Processing(tm) technology by Texas Instruments for projection systems. DPI introduced the world's first 3-chip DLP(tm) 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(r) 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(tm) projection systems. These projectors are the reference standard for demanding applications such as large-venue, live-event staging, fortune 5000, homeland security, education, medical and scientific research, command and control, digital cinema, commercial entertainment, worship and elite home cinema.