Digital Projection International (DPI) offers up their new LIGHTNING 30-1080p and LIGHTNING 40-1080p projectors that mark the launch of DP's Pro Series II, which are the next generation of the company's projectors equipped with advanced electronics and flexible rigging capabilities for digital cinemas or home theaters. DPI is Emmy Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems. These models are formally being introduced at INFOCOMM this month.
Historically, all of DP's LIGHTNING Pro HD projectors were engineered around Texas Instruments' 2K (2048x1080) DMD. The new LIGHTNING 1080p series utilizes TI's latest 10 micron 1920x1080 DMD's, which reportedly provides a more efficient path to native 1080p resolution. The LIGHTNING 30-1080p delivers 15,000 ANSI lumens and 2000:1 contrast at a list price of $79,995. The LIGHTNING 40-1080p offers 20,000 lumens and 2000:1 contrast and is priced at $89,995.
New features of the Pro Series II include Digital Projection's ultra-reliable and long life Hyper-Cooled Xenon lamp house and DirectFlow DMD and optics cooling technology. Maximum source connectivity and accurate image resizing is provided through advanced NextGen electronics, equipped with both Gennum and Pixelworks video processing chipsets. DP's ColorMax 7-point colorimetry assures color-critical applications benefit from the broadest color gamut, ultra-precise color calibration and the most stable white point definition available in any display. Additionally, all of the rugged capabilities that define the first-generation Pro series are retained, including DP's RapidRig staging system- a self-stacking flying frame featuring tool-less pitch, roll and yaw adjustments.
The lens options for the new projectors have also evolved over the years. Having been developed specifically for the latest 10 micron DMD's, DP's new Pro Series II lenses are offered at roughly half the price of the lenses for the LIGHTNING 35HD-T and 40HD-T, yet they provide more vertical and horizontal lens shift as well as improved geometry, contrast and razor sharp pixel definition. As well, the new Pro Series II lenses can be utilized on all of the company's sx+ and 1080p Pro Series II projectors, including those within both the TITAN and LIGHTNING Chassis.
Digital Projection International (DPI) was founded in 1989. The company introduced the world's first 3-chip DLP projector in 1997. It is the only front projector company that has earned two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. DPI offers an extensive line of ultra high-performance 3-chip and digital cinema, commercial entertainment, worship and elite home cinema.
An image of the projectors is available at http://www.digitalprojection.com/news/images/press_releases/lightning_40-1080p.zip.