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DIGITAL PROJECTION INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES EVOLUTION OF TITAN PROFESSIONAL SERIESNew Products Announced for SX+, HD, and XG Platforms
Based on both twin-lamp (500 watt) and single-lamp (250 watt) models, the new family of TITAN Pro Series displays expands DPI's 3-chip DLP(tm) offerings, providing solutions in a variety of resolution platforms, suitable for nearly all applications and markets. The twin-lamp 500-watt models will primarily serve the commercial A/V, staging and installation markets, while the single-lamp 250-watt model brings the highest level of performance to DPI's lineup of home cinema displays.
Employing the latest in Texas Instruments' dark metal DLP technology, the exclusive design of the TITAN Professional series is based on an ultra-compact, robustly built, remarkably bright and extremely versatile platform. Weighing only 53lbs (HD & XG), or 59.5 lbs (sx+), and built with rugged, integrated handles, the TITAN Pro series chassis is constructed with a rigid yet lightweight aluminum exterior, perfectly suited for both permanent installations and applications that require portability and ease of rigging. The units also benefit from DPI's next generation signal processing electronics, which deliver best-in-class de-interlacing and motion adaptive interpolation for all video and HD sources.
Lamps and lenses for the TITAN XG 500, HD 500 and HD 250 are interchangeable with those utilized by DPI's MERCURY series projectors. Further, the all-new range of lenses for the TITAN sx+ 500 provide remarkable resolution, geometry and lens shift performance, and are fully compatible with DPI's LIGHTNING 30sx+ projector, as well as future TITAN and LIGHTNING 1080p-based products that the company will begin shipping later in 2006.
For Staging and Rental, TITAN's can be ordered with an optional Pro series rigging and stacking frame, which provides integrated pitch, roll and yaw adjustments. When considered for all of its capabilities, the TITAN Pro-series provides stagers and systems integrators with a complete solution for a wide variety of applications
Of the new TITAN Pro-series projectors being launched at infoComm 2006, the TITAN sx+ 500 features 5,500 ANSI lumens and 1600:1 contrast, the TITAN HD-500 and XG-500 feature 4,500 ANSI lumens and 1600:1 contrast, and the home cinema oriented TITAN HD-250 features 1,600 ANSI lumens and 4000:1 contrast.
"We have been carefully evolving the TITAN platform over the past year, and I can honestly say, no other products exist that offer similar capabilities or value", stated Mike Levi, President of Digital Projection, Inc. "Class-leading lumens, resolution, imaging quality and a low cost of ownership characterize every product in the TITAN lineup. We are very pleased to be introducing the TITAN family to the market at infoComm".
Other key features of the TITAN Professional Series displays include:
* Rugged, lightweight and mechanically adaptable all-aluminum cabinet construction
* Up to seven user-selectable inputs, including HDCP compliant DVI and HD/SD-SDI
* Seven-point color correction for expanded color space and super-accurate end-user color alignment
* Xenon Color Mode - User selectable notch filter and xenon-color mode processing, enable TITAN projectors to closely replicate the spectral performance of a xenon lamp-based products.
* Next Generation electronics featuring class leading de-interlacing and motion adaptive interpolation. SD and HD sources processed using auto 3:2 and 2:2 extraction
* Minimal video delay from input to screen - as low as 1 frame, depending on source
* Sealed optics to protect DMD's and other focal plane components from airborne contaminants
* DMD's(tm) which incorporate Texas Instruments' Fast Transition Pixel (FTP) technology, for smooth grey scale and improved contrast
* Low cost, High Intensity Discharge lamps with precision reflectors, provide a typical life of 1500 hours per lamp
* Extensive range of lenses, providing throw ratio's from .73:1 up to 7.0:1, all with vertical and horizontal lens shift capability
* Full projector access and service using only one tool
* Switchable LED illuminated input panel and user keypad
* Full operational performance with mains input between 90-264 volts
* Proprietary cooling system offering liquid cooled performance without the weight or complexity
* Fully inverted operation through 360 degrees of pitch and 12 degrees of roll
DPI will demonstrate the new TITAN Professional series at INFOCOMM 2006, June 7-9 in Orlando, booth 3759. Shipments of the TITAN sx+ 500 commence in June. The TITAN HD 500 and XG 500 will begin shipping in July.
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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(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.