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Press Release  |  Jun 5, 2006

TITAN 1080p-500 Marks Company's First Native 1920 x 1080 Professional Series Display

KENNESAW, GA, (June 5, 2006) - Digital Projection International (DPI), an Emmy® Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, announced its first 1080p Professional Series display. The new wide aspect ratio projector, the TITAN 1080p-500, is the latest evolution of the company's compact and rugged TITAN Pro platform The product marks DPI's first use of the new .95" 1920 x 1080 DarkChip DMD(tm) from Texas Instruments in a 3-chip configuration.

Carefully engineered to capitalize on every benefit of the 1920 x 1080 DLP(tm) Technology, DPI engineers have incorporated a vast array of video processing capabilities, as well as extensive source compatibility through seven user selectable inputs. The TITAN 1080p-500 and sx+ 500 both feature enhanced 7 point color correction, a xenon color mode with user selectable yellow notch filter, and class leading de-interlacing of HD and SD sources using auto 3:2 and 2:2 extraction. Equipped with twin 250 watt lamps, the projector is capable of delivering 6,000 ANSI lumens and up to 2000:1 contrast. An extensive set of all-new lens options allow for a variety of throw distances and remarkable lens shift capability, and each lens features an adjustable iris to allow the user to strike the perfect balance between brightness and contrast for the application. The new lens options for the TITAN 1080p-500 are also fully interchangeable with the TITAN sx+ 500, as well as with DP's LIGHTNING SX+ Pro Series displays.

Representing the highest resolution available in its performance class, the TITAN chassis is the smallest and most compact projector in DPI's Professional Series and is specifically designed for ease of portability and is suitable for a wide variety of applications. With the optional Pro series rigging and stacking frame, the TITAN 1080p-500 provides integrated pitch, roll and yaw adjustments, equipping stagers and systems integrators with a complete solution for a range of mechanically challenging applications. For commercial use, such as corporate boardrooms or educational venues, the TITAN's native 1920 x 1080 resolution enables users to view both full SX+ (1400 x 1050) resolution for 4:3 content as well as utilizing the full chip for all high definition sources.

"The introduction of our first 1080p 3-chip display represents an important benchmark in the development of future products from DPI," said Dermot Quinn, director of product development for Digital Projection, Limited, DPI's Manchester, UK - based parent company. "Digital Projection strives to maintain a delicate balance of introducing the highest quality, cutting edge display systems as the market demands, while retaining the integrity and discipline to ensure the most complete product development cycle before its release. The current and future development of our TITAN Pro Series demonstrates the genesis of a product family that furthers the standards of quality and reliability for which DPI is known."

Other key features of the TITAN 1080p 500 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 the projectors to closely replicate the spectral performance of xenon lamp-based products.
* Next Generation electronics featuring class leading de-interlacing and motion adaptive interpolation. SD and HD sources are 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 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 .67:1 up to 6.46:1, 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 1080p-500 at infoComm 2006, June 7-9 in Orlando, booth 3759. Further information about the entire TITAN Professional Series can be found at

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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™ technology by Texas Instruments for projection systems. DPI introduced the world's first 3-chip DLP™ 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® 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™ 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.